BMW 530i Interior Detail

jonjay

50 Years of 911
Jun 27, 2005
5,843
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Essex
There is a first time for everything and 2010 brought back the BMW 530i I did few weeks back, thread found here http://www.seatcupra.net/forums/showthread.php?t=247717. This is first time I have done an interior detail for a customer so the pictures are not the best before and after I ever taken.

Here are the before pictures.

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Here are the products I used for the interior clean and exterior wash.

PRODUCTS
Interior
- Megs All Purpose Cleaner
- Penguin Steam Cleaner
- Autoglym Leather Cream
- Autoglym Leather Cleaner
- Dyson vacuum
- Detailing brushes
- Microfibres
- Wash Sponge

Wash n Drying
- Megs NXT Gen Shampoo
- Chemical Guys Orange Degreaser
- Megs All Purpose Cleaner
- Super Plush drying towel
- Chemical Guys and Megs microfibers

Body Work
- Megs Last Touch

Glazes, Sealants and Waxes
- Red Mist

Plastics, Rubbers and Glass
- Autoglym Rubber & Vinyl Care

Tools
- Swissvax Detail Brush
- Vikan Brushes
 
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jonjay

50 Years of 911
Jun 27, 2005
5,843
1
Essex
CLEANING PROCESS

Worked Megs APC into the leather, agitated with brush and leather cleaning brush.
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Treated section on the right and untreated on left.
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Both sections now cleaned.
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Pet penguin joined me.
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Before - Drivers Seat
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jonjay

50 Years of 911
Jun 27, 2005
5,843
1
Essex
Before - Rear footwell
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After – Rear footwell.
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Here are the results after 4 hours. Pretty please it turned out this week without a Wet n Dry vacuum cleaner.
Please note I treated the leather with Autoglym leather cleaner and cream but didn’t take any pictures of this as light was near but gone so pictures didn’t turn out well.

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I gave the car a quick clean after and applied some red mist all over. Really pleased that the car looked fantastic as its first time I saw it detailed in daylight.

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jonjay

50 Years of 911
Jun 27, 2005
5,843
1
Essex
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Detailers Notes
- Meguairs APC is brilliant!
- Autoglym Leather Cream really does work if worked in well. Surprising when buffing off, it gave a nice matt finish.

Big thank you to Rams for coming back to me for more work on the BMW!
 

DOLBY

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looks awesome maz, cleaning beige or grey has to be 2 of the hardest interior colours to clean but this looks awesome, you always seem to get fantastic results...good work buddy...
 

jonjay

50 Years of 911
Jun 27, 2005
5,843
1
Essex
No definately not a full time job just a hobby that I have a lot of passion for. I am an IT Support/Project manager which takes up the rest of my time.

Thanks for the kind words. The pingu is a steam cleaner great for nearly everything I tried so far.
 

charlierickman

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thanks for posting those pictures. i haven't seen pics of an ongoing detailing process before. that was a pretty nice project with awesome results. good job!



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Interior Auto Accessories
 
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jonjay

50 Years of 911
Jun 27, 2005
5,843
1
Essex
thanks for posting those pictures. i haven't seen pics of an ongoing detailing process before. that was a pretty nice project with awesome results. good job!



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Interior Auto Accessories
Thank you. Learnt a lot more since this detail on cleaning interiors so hopefully on the rare occassion I get another one should get better results.
 
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