The BMW Z4 is a two-seater roadster that designed to rival sporty models such as the Audi TT, Mercedes SLK and Porsche Boxster. My customer approached me for a full BMW Z4 Detail, which would see the paintwork receive a two stage machine polish to permanently remove defects such as swirls, deeper scratches, bird lime etching and water spotting.
This process would completely restore the finish and promote a glossy, deep depth to the paintwork. Read on further to see the end results..
The first stage of the BMW Z4 Detail was to carry out thorough decontamination of the exterior surfaces. (tar, clay and fall-out removal treatments included.) The vehicle was pulled inside and dried, before being masked and sheeted off to ensure best practice whilst polishing and reducing residue from polishing.
Stage 1 of polishing: A cutting stage to remove defects that a single stage polish would not remove. This was carried out with a Meguiars MF cutting pad and Menzerna FG400.
Stage 2 of polishing: A polishing and jeweling stage to pack gloss into the paintwork and really exhibit the fleck in all its glory. This removes any micromarring caused by the first cutting stage, and was completed with a Rupes White Pad and Sonax Perfect Finish,
The protection element of the BMW Z4 Detail: SiRamik SC Prime was applied to the Z4’s paintwork surfaces via machine polisher, before two coats of SiRamik SC15 Glasscoat was applied. This was chosen as SiRamik Glasscoat provides unrivaled levels of protection, preventing wash marring and creating and ultra hydrophobic dirt repellant finish over the now perfect paintwork. (SC Prime and SC15 work hand in hand to create absolutely stunning levels of gloss and a wet look finish)
Interior leather was leather guarded, as well as exterior finishing touches being completed such as the exhaust tips being polishes and all plastics/tyres dressed.
To end the BMW Z4 Detail, exterior glass was treated to a hydrophobic rain repellant to provide safer driving in wet weather, and the vehicle was then wiped down with SiRamik Mist to provide that extra bit of protection (6 months of it infact!) whilst the coating cures.