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BMW 123d - Jonathan Hart

Entered for the April 2014 competition.

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Name: Jonathan Hart

Make: BMW

Model: 123d

Year: 2009

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BMW 123d
BMW 123d

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My Car is a 2009 Remapped BMW 123D Hatchback, I purchased her in May 2013 after crashing my Vauxhall Astra 1.9CDTI. This is the first time I really gave her a detail and also the first time I've ever used a Dual action polisher. Here’s how I detailed her:

Paint Preparation:

  1. Car washed using Meguiars NXT Car Wash, I use this shampoo because of its slickness and wax protection.
  2. Car cleansed using Dodo Juice Tarmalade to remove all tar, glue, bugs etc., starting the paint cleanse process.
  3. Car washed again using Meguiars NXT Car Wash.
  4. Paint and wheels coated in Iron X for a full decontamination and cleanse, a brilliant product for removing brake dust etc.
  5. Car washed again using Meguiars NXT Car Wash.
  6. Car paint clayed with Dodo Juice basics of bling and lubricant.
  7. Car washed for a final time using Meguiars NXT Car Wash (including the wheels).
  8. All paint work dried using Microfibre Monster Purple Monster and the patting technique. The towel is edgeless giving less chance of inducing marring/swirls. With the paint preparation finished it time for polishing.

Paint Polishing:

Dual action used for the whole process is the Kestral DAS6 Pro, I like this polisher as you can change the RPM of the pad and it’s pretty safe for your car.

  1. First pass for medium correction, I used Menzerna Power finish 2500 for removing swirls etc., used with Dodo juice Orange cutting pad.
  2. Second pass for light correction and gloss I used Menzerna Super Finish 4000, with a Dodo juice Green polishing pad.
  3. Third pass for gloss, Menzerna Final Finish 3000, with Dodo Juice Black finishing pad.

Final Products:

All products removed using Monster Microfibre Purple Monster Detailing cloths.

  1. Two complete layers of Chemical Guys Black Light giving extreme glaze and reflections.
  2. A single layer of Dodo Juice Purple Haze for depth and minor protection.
  3. A final layer of Dodo Juice Supernatural Hybrid wax for durability.


Windows cleaned using Poorboys QD, Finished with Rain X.


Leather conditioned with Meguiars GC Rich Leather Cleaner & Conditioner Gel. Interior Trim cleaned using Meguiars Interior Quick Detailer.

Finally a spray with California Scents for that clean car smell.

Thanks for reading :)

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  • Love the reflection shot, good work especially for first time with a DA.

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