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    Default Auto Obsessed New Vehicle Detail - 2018 BMW 440i

    Auto Obsessed performed a New Vehicle Detail to this 2018 BMW 440i. The exterior underwent a full decontamination wash including iron and tar removal. The wheels, wheel wells, doorjambs, exhaust, and engine bay were extensively detailed with a host of OBSSSSD Premium Products. Imperfections were then corrected, before application of XPEL Ultimate Paint Protection Film to most of the vehicle.

    The full OBSSSSD product line can be found here: http://obssssdproducts.com

    BEFORE - Pre-wash inspection



    BEFORE – Wheel pre-wash inspection



    PROCESS - Wheels being cleaned with OBSSSSD Wheel Cleaner.

    OBSSSSD Wheel Cleaner #3098 http://autoobsessed.com/shop/obssssd...oz-p-2433.html

    Boar’s hair 9” brush #2936 http://autoobsessed.com/shop/wheel-w...ch-p-2151.html

    See our How-To video on the process that we do to each vehicle: http://www.autoobsessed.com/detailin...and-tires.html



    PROCESS - Wheels being cleaned with OBSSSSD Wheel Cleaner.

    OBSSSSD Wheel Cleaner #3098 http://autoobsessed.com/shop/obssssd...oz-p-2433.html

    EZ Detail Brush Large #3149 http://autoobsessed.com/shop/detail-...sh-p-2332.html

    See our How-To video on the process that we do to each vehicle: http://www.autoobsessed.com/detailin...and-tires.html



    PROCESS - Wheels being cleaned with OBSSSSD Wheel Cleaner.

    OBSSSSD Wheel Cleaner #3098 http://autoobsessed.com/shop/obssssd...oz-p-2433.html

    Boar’s hair 1.25” brush #2953 http://autoobsessed.com/shop/wheel-w...sh-p-2148.html

    See our How-To video on the process that we do to each vehicle: http://www.autoobsessed.com/detailin...and-tires.html



    AFTER – Beauty shot in the Auto Obsessed Clean Room.



    BEFORE – Engine bay pre-wash inspection.



    PROCESS - We are washing the engine bay using soft brushes, mild cleaners, low water pressure, filtered rinse then blow drying with the Metro Master Blaster.

    See our How-To video on the process that we do to each vehicle: http://www.autoobsessed.com/detailin...ngine-bay.html



    AFTER – Beauty Shot in the Auto Obsessed Clean Room.



    BEFORE – Exhaust tip pre-detail inspection



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    AFTER – Beauty Shot in the Auto Obsessed Clean Room.



    PROCESS - Foaming the vehicle with Chemical Guys Citrus Wash and Gloss to prepare it for decontamination.

    Chemical Guys Citrus Wash and Gloss #1008 http://autoobsessed.com/shop/chemica...116-p-934.html

    PF22 Foam Cannon #3473 http://autoobsessed.com/shop/foam-ca...al-p-2602.html



    PROCESS - Foaming the vehicle with Chemical Guys Citrus Wash and Gloss to prepare it for decontamination.

    Chemical Guys Citrus Wash and Gloss #1008 http://autoobsessed.com/shop/chemica...116-p-934.html

    PF22 Foam Cannon #3473 http://autoobsessed.com/shop/foam-ca...al-p-2602.html



    PROCESS - Using Griot’s Garage Iron and Fallout Remover to decontaminate the vehicle, the purple streaking is product reacting with the iron particles stuck to the clear coat.

    Griot’s Garage Iron and Fallout Remover #3578 http://autoobsessed.com/shop/griots-...48-p-2733.html

    CarPro Tar-X #2086 http://www.autoobsessed.com/shop/carpro-tar-p-1289.html



    PROCESS - Using Griot’s Garage Iron and Fallout Remover to decontaminate the vehicle, the purple streaking is product reacting with the iron particles stuck to the clear coat.

    Griot’s Garage Iron and Fallout Remover #3578 http://autoobsessed.com/shop/griots-...48-p-2733.html

    CarPro Tar-X #2086 http://www.autoobsessed.com/shop/carpro-tar-p-1289.html



    PROCESS - Using Griot’s Garage Iron and Fallout Remover to decontaminate the vehicle, the purple streaking is product reacting with the iron particles stuck to the clear coat.

    Griot’s Garage Iron and Fallout Remover #3578 http://autoobsessed.com/shop/griots-...48-p-2733.html

    CarPro Tar-X #2086 http://www.autoobsessed.com/shop/carpro-tar-p-1289.html



    PROCESS - Using Griot’s Garage Iron and Fallout Remover to decontaminate the vehicle, the purple streaking is product reacting with the iron particles stuck to the clear coat.

    Griot’s Garage Iron and Fallout Remover #3578 http://autoobsessed.com/shop/griots-...48-p-2733.html

    CarPro Tar-X #2086 http://www.autoobsessed.com/shop/carpro-tar-p-1289.html



    PROCESS - Using Griot’s Garage Iron and Fallout Remover to decontaminate the vehicle, the purple streaking is product reacting with the iron particles stuck to the clear coat.

    Griot’s Garage Iron and Fallout Remover #3578 http://autoobsessed.com/shop/griots-...48-p-2733.html

    CarPro Tar-X #2086 http://www.autoobsessed.com/shop/carpro-tar-p-1289.html



    PROCESS - Using Griot’s Garage Iron and Fallout Remover to decontaminate the vehicle, the purple streaking is product reacting with the iron particles stuck to the clear coat.

    Griot’s Garage Iron and Fallout Remover #3578 http://autoobsessed.com/shop/griots-...48-p-2733.html

    CarPro Tar-X #2086 http://www.autoobsessed.com/shop/carpro-tar-p-1289.html



    PROCESS - Using Griot’s Garage Iron and Fallout Remover to decontaminate the vehicle, the purple streaking is product reacting with the iron particles stuck to the clear coat.

    Griot’s Garage Iron and Fallout Remover #3578 http://autoobsessed.com/shop/griots-...48-p-2733.html

    CarPro Tar-X #2086 http://www.autoobsessed.com/shop/carpro-tar-p-1289.html

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    PROCESS - Installing Xpel Ultimate Paint Protection Film on the hood.



    PROCESS - Installing Xpel Ultimate Paint Protection Film on the hood.



    PROCESS - Installing Xpel Ultimate Paint Protection Film on the roof.



    PROCESS - Installing Xpel Ultimate Paint Protection Film on the roof.



    PROCESS - Installing Xpel Ultimate Paint Protection Film on the fender.



    PROCESS - Installing Xpel Ultimate Paint Protection Film on the fender.



    PROCESS - Installing Xpel Ultimate Paint Protection Film on the front bumper.



    PROCESS - Installing Xpel Ultimate Paint Protection Film on the front bumper.



    PROCESS - Installing Xpel Ultimate Paint Protection Film on the rear bumper.



    PROCESS - Installing Xpel Ultimate Paint Protection Film on the rear bumper.








    PROCESS - Installing Xpel Ultimate Paint Protection Film on the rear quarter.



    PROCESS - Installing Xpel Ultimate Paint Protection Film on the rear quarter.



    PROCESS - Installing Xpel Ultimate Paint Protection Film on the door.



    PROCESS - Installing Xpel Ultimate Paint Protection Film on the door.



    AFTER – Beauty shot in the Auto Obsessed Clean Room.



    AFTER – Beauty shot in the Auto Obsessed Clean Room.



    AFTER – Beauty shot in the Auto Obsessed Clean Room.



    AFTER – Beauty shot in the Auto Obsessed Clean Room.



    AFTER – Beauty shot in the Auto Obsessed Clean Room.



    AFTER – Beauty shot in the Auto Obsessed Clean Room.

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    AFTER – Beauty shot in the Auto Obsessed Clean Room.



    AFTER – Beauty shot in the Auto Obsessed Clean Room.



    AFTER – Beauty shot in the Auto Obsessed Clean Room.



    AFTER - Signature clean room shot.




    Foaming and washing:

    Foam Cannon #1007 http://www.autoobsessed.com/shop/foam-cannon-p-198.html
    Chemical Guys citrus wash & gloss #1008 http://www.autoobsessed.com/shop/che...6oz-p-934.html
    Microfiber Madness Incredimitt #2966 http://autoobsessed.com/shop/microfi...tt-p-2127.html
    Grey chenille wash mitt #3091 http://autoobsessed.com/shop/microfi...tt-p-2270.html
    Black chenille wash mitt #2630 http://www.autoobsessed.com/shop/mic...tt-p-1840.html
    Swissvax Waschpudel luxury wash pad # 1748 http://autoobsessed.com/shop/swissva...110-p-944.html
    Metro-Vac Masterblaster car dryer #1266 http://www.autoobsessed.com/shop/met...mb3-p-334.html
    Bucket Complete System #1905 http://www.autoobsessed.com/shop/buc...em-p-1099.html
    Bucket Diamond Plate Connector #1914 http://www.autoobsessed.com/shop/buc...or-p-1100.html
    Swissvax Bucket system #2539 http://autoobsessed.com/shop/swissva...42-p-1802.html

    Engine Bay:

    P21S total auto wash #1040 http://www.autoobsessed.com/shop/p21...yer-p-267.html
    Boar’s hair 8” brush #1227 http://www.autoobsessed.com/shop/boa...ush-p-415.html
    RaceGlaze brush set #1602 http://www.autoobsessed.com/shop/rac...set-p-806.html

    Paint Decontamination:

    Griot’s Garage Iron and Fallout Remover #3578 http://autoobsessed.com/shop/griots-...48-p-2733.html
    CarPro Iron-X #1597 http://www.autoobsessed.com/shop/car...0ml-p-799.html
    CarPro Tar-X #2086 http://www.autoobsessed.com/shop/carpro-tar-p-1289.html
    OBSSSSD Clay Kit #3437 http://autoobsessed.com/shop/obssssd...it-p-2553.html

    Wheels:

    OBSSSSD Wheel Cleaner #3098 http://autoobsessed.com/shop/obssssd...oz-p-2433.html
    Wheel Woolies OBSSSSD Series 3-Piece Kit #2918 http://autoobsessed.com/shop/wheel-w...it-p-2108.html
    nextzett W99 degreaser #1877 http://www.autoobsessed.com/shop/ein...er-p-1063.html
    EZ Detail Brush Large #3149 http://autoobsessed.com/shop/detail-...sh-p-2332.html
    EZ Detail Brush Small #1235 http://autoobsessed.com/shop/detail-...ush-p-381.html
    Boar’s hair 8” brush #1227 http://www.autoobsessed.com/shop/boa...ush-p-415.html
    RaceGlaze brush set #1602 http://www.autoobsessed.com/shop/rac...set-p-806.html
    Swissvax Pneu brush #1636 http://autoobsessed.com/shop/swissva...092-p-839.html
    Swissvax Wheel cleaning brush #1635 http://autoobsessed.com/shop/swissva...090-p-838.html
    OBSSSSD Tire Satin #3107 http://autoobsessed.com/shop/obssssd...oz-p-2440.html

    Wheel wells/Door jams:

    P21S total auto wash #1040 http://www.autoobsessed.com/shop/p21...yer-p-267.html
    EZ Detail Go EZ Brush #3150 http://autoobsessed.com/shop/detail-...sh-p-2333.html
    OBSSSSD TIRE MATTE FINISH 16OZ. #3099 http://www.autoobsessed.com/shop/obs...oz-p-2439.html
    WHEEL WOOLIES OBSSSSD SERIES 3-PIECE KIT #2918: http://www.autoobsessed.com/shop/whe...it-p-2108.html
    OBSSSSD TOUCH-UP 16OZ #3141 http://autoobsessed.com/shop/obssssd...oz-p-2432.html

    Glass:

    Sonax Clear Glass #2477 http://autoobsessed.com/shop/sonax-c...ss-p-1661.html
    Glass Master Pro cleaner #1236 http://www.autoobsessed.com/shop/gla...ner-p-382.html
    Glass Master Pro bonnets #1237 http://www.autoobsessed.com/shop/gla...ets-p-383.html

    Exterior:

    OBSSSSD TOUCH-UP 16OZ #3141 http://autoobsessed.com/shop/obssssd...oz-p-2432.html
    OBSSSSD PAINT FINISH 16OZ #3096 http://autoobsessed.com/shop/obssssd...v4qi4csku2hrb2

    Brushes:

    RaceGlaze brush set #1602 http://www.autoobsessed.com/shop/rac...set-p-806.html
    Boar’s hair 8” brush #1227 http://www.autoobsessed.com/shop/boa...ush-p-415.html
    Detail brush, 2 sided #1388 http://www.autoobsessed.com/shop/det...ded-p-588.html
    Swissvax leather brush #1710 http://www.autoobsessed.com/shop/swi...590-p-906.html

    Towels:

    OBSSSSD MICROFIBER DETAILING TOWEL #3234 http://autoobsessed.com/shop/obssssd...el-p-2464.html
    Yellow value microfiber #2049 http://www.autoobsessed.com/shop/mic...ow-p-1259.html
    Microfiber superior blue #1365 http://www.autoobsessed.com/shop/mic...lue-p-579.html
    Swissvax Micro-Fluffy #1763 http://www.autoobsessed.com/shop/swi...112-p-956.html
    White premium microfiber #2468 http://www.autoobsessed.com/shop/mic...te-p-1608.html
    Pink value microfiber #2296 http://www.autoobsessed.com/shop/mic...nk-p-1636.html
    Microfiber glass towel #2297 http://autoobsessed.com/shop/microfi...el-p-1606.html
    OBSSSSD Microfiber Detergent http://autoobsessed.com/shop/obssssd...oz-p-2429.html

    Safety:

    Gloves – Grippaz 246 Nitrile Gloves http://autoobsessed.com/shop/advance...ywords=grippaz
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    Great job!!

    Would that film ever yellow out like those 3m bumper and hood covers the dealers have on there cars?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeeper1986 View Post
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    Great job!!

    Would that film ever yellow out like those 3m bumper and hood covers the dealers have on there cars?
    all the dealers i have dealt with in the last couple years have switched to xpel so when the dealer (salesman) says 3m, its likely xpel. Xpel claims to have a 10 year warranty against yellowing also.

    IMO, you're still going to get dullness/discoloration someday because if auto manufacturers can't figure out how to have paint and plastics stop dulling out when they're dealing with something hard and unforgiving like a headlight or body panel, how can a company making a flexible polyurethane clear film do any better for UV protection? But is it going to yellow like 3m did 10 years ago? hell no. is it even going to yellow? probably not. How long is it going to last? no one knows because we need time to tell, but I have yet to see old film that hasn't discolored over time, and equally I am impressed how far current gen stuff has come in the last 10 years. It'll dull out eventually though which is what most people probably really mean when they bring up yellowing, and if you leave bugs and bird shit on it, it will acid etch too which imo is worse... but then again so will your paint. Bird shit can permanently etch paint quickly, as quickly as within a couple hours, to the point where wet sanding may be necessary to fix it.

    So nowadays i'd say how long it looks good is up to you; park it in a garage and dont let garbage sit on the surface of it and it'll probably look good longer than you want to own it. Treat it like crap by washing it once a year with a rake and leaving it parked out under the sun 24/7 or under a tree, and it'll look like garbage pretty quick. But imo who cares if you treat it well and it discolors or dulls out or gets etched someday; the whole point to this stuff is to preserve the car looking good, so if the film starts looking like crap in 5 years, rip it off, and if you still like the car and plan to keep it another 5 years, get it redone. It did its job. Take this 440 for example; just the headlights alone to replace them if they get pitted and dulled out from rockchips are about 1600 each for that car, which is actually dirt cheap for a germany luxury car nowadays (S class merc lights are about 5g each, lexus usually are around 2500-3g, heck even a ford escape halogen lighthousing is $1400...) so right there xpeling the lights just paid for itself big time.
    Last edited by zhao; 12-16-2017 at 08:23 PM.

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    yeah I know what you mean, I guess if u can afford it why not but its nice to know!!

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