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Bumble bees need love too

This E36M3 was really loved by someone. The roof was painted black by brush and the front of the car sprayed yellow with rattle-can paint and no clear coat. Much of the factory clear is failing or missing on the rest of the car and there appear to be at least two layers of yellow on much of the car. But just because it’s oxidized and faded to different shades, doesn’t mean it won’t take a polish.  You just have to be careful to balance how much you remove by polishing against how much paint remains.

This car is for sale, so the goal was to create a pop in the eyes of a potential buyer from 10 feet away. Once you get that close, the conversation shifts from how it looks to the modifications made for the track anyway. This would make a great project for anyone looking to make that leap from tracking their daily driver to having a dedicated track car.

This car is for sale. Contact TIER Car Care for details.

Services: Deep cleaning, clay bar, paint correction, paint polish, paint sealant, trim coating, and headlight polishing.

BMW M3 Refresh

I recently had another E36 M3 in the shop for to detail for resale. A preservation detail can really help a car “pop” and make a solid first impression for any potential buyer. It also helps ensure that the condition they see is more than just temporary as is common with many used car dealers. (Send an email to info@gcomotorsports.com if you’re interested and we’ll connect you with the seller.)

This is a 1997 M3 coupe which is getting an interior refresh, paint correction and coating, along with some paint repairs to the spoiler and rear bumper cover. The exterior color is Cosmos Black and the Interior is Mulberry. This car has an S-54 motor from the E46 M3, tuned by Dinan, along with a Dinan exhaust.

I started with a deep cleaning, clay bar, and polish before rock chip repair and paint touch up. The paint on the rear spoiler required sanding and respray as did the top of the rear bumper cover. I coated the exterior trim in Frame Pro and the paint with Reflex Pro II. The interior was first cleaned, the leather stripped of oils and conditioners, repaired, and then refreshed with LeatherFresh. The before and after photos are pretty striking.