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Eclipse Motors was recently flown up to Edmonton, AB Canada where we spent two days prepping a brand new E92 M3. The car was in poor condition for having only two miles on the odometer. There was evidence of wet sanding, swirl marks, and even several RIDs.

Pictorial: http://www.eclipse-motors.com/2thdr.html

Taking off from LAX:



Apparently the dealer tried (and failed) to wet sand the passenger side fender:



Passenger side fender corrected:



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This is an 07 Midnight Blue Metallic Porsche Carrera S. This is one of the richer, more complex colors I've ever worked with. Upon first seeing the car, I noticed the extremely dull paint alongside moderate swirling on every single panel. After polishing, the paint burst to life, revealing a deep metallic blue with hints of lavender.

Pictorial: http://www.eclipse-motors.com/eddiecs.html

Passenger side quarter panel before polishing:



Passenger side quarter panel after polishing:



Passenger side door before polishing:



Passenger side door after polishing:



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Pictorial: http://www.eclipse-motors.com/carbonm31.html

This next detail is a 2004 Carbon Black E46 M3. It had severe swirling and what looked like color sanding marks from prior body work. Total time to complete this job was 14 hours. I do not have after pictures of the entire car, as I finished close to 1 AM.



Left side polished, right side unpolished:



Driver side door before polishing:



Driver side door after polishing:

 

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Pictorial: http://www.eclipse-motors.com/daveredm3.html

This 08 Melbourne Red M3 came to me in horrible shape, thanks largely in part to the owner letting it sit outside every night by a sprinkler system. Total time to completion: 20 hours.

This car was littered with etched in water spots and dirt that was practically glued onto the paint:



Severe water spotting on the hood. Keep in mind that the following pictures are after two pre-soaks, a sponge wash, and clay bar treatment.



Left side of hood polished, right side unpolished:



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