A very good client of mine just purchased this Alpine White BMW M3 and brought it to us at Unique Car Care for a proper new car prep and clear-bra install to the complete nose (full fenders, full hood, full front bumper) as well as the lower rocker panels to ensure ample coverage against stone chips and road debris. The car was almost sold to someone else, but the person was unable to get financed for the car at the last minute after the dealer had already installed a clear-bra to the front (standard kit with partial coverage). The owner requested for the existing film to be removed so I could have my installer re-install a better quality film with additional coverage and make sure the car was 100% perfect inside and out.
We pulled the car inside the shop and got right to work. Bryan and Ryan began the wash process, while I removed the existing film from the nose.
There was some residual adhesive left after removing the film, which came off easily by saturating a microfiber towel with a citrus based cleaner and lightly rubbing the paint.
In order to get the paint perfect for the film install later that evening, Ryan, Bryan and I polished the exterior with Menzerna power Finish using an orange foam pad via DA, which really made the white paint glow. I was unable to get any “during pictures” of us polishing since we were pressed for time. After the polishing was complete, the exterior paint surfaces were wiped clean using a fresh microfiber towel saturated with 91% alcohol to remove any polishing oils that could interfere with the bonding of the film. Later that evening, the installer showed up to apply the film as you can see below.