E90 BMW M Sport - Exterior Valet

E90 BMW 3 Series M Sport Valet in West Totton

Project details

  • Date

     January 12, 2015

  • Client

     2010 BMW E90 320d M Sport

  • Task

     Exterior Valet | Totton, Southampton

  • Category

     Detailing Portfolio

The client and I had actually planned a Protection Detail for this lovely gleaming white E90 BMW M Sport 320d but unfortunately due to the time constraints of the client and the lovely lack of light we are inflicted with in the winter we had to change plans. We only had an hour so to play with and the client still wanted the car to be as clean as possible for a trip they were going on over the weekend. So with the interior being fairly tidy and the exterior (especially the rear end and the wheels) needing a bit of love we opted for just an Exterior Valet to give some short term shine. Ideally I would have liked to have got a layer of decent wax on the car but unfortunately there just wasn’t time, however I will be seeing this vehicle again and hopefully it will get the full clay and wax treatment next time round. I remembered to shoot some before shots for this page so these will give you an idea on the condition of the car before the detail, again due to the dying light the after shots were taken before I’d dried the car (I was drying in very low light!) but they give you a good idea of the cleanliness achieved. The process was as follows;

  • Rinse with Pressure Washer
  • Wheels soaked in Acid Free Wheel Cleaner
  • Wheels Agitated with Various Brushes Including Inside Wheel Rim
  • Wheels Rinsed
  • Safe Two Bucket Washing Method on Exterior
  • Dry with Deep Pile Microfibres and Autoglym Rapid Detailer to add a bit of shine for the weekend!



I’m happy to say the customer was very pleased with the results considering the time we had to play with and this car is booked in for some more love next month. Take a look at the piccies…

E90 BMW 3 Series M Sport Valet in West Totton

Before. Doesn’t look too bad from this distance.

E90 BMW 3 Series M Sport Valet in West Totton

Before. Closer inspection shows the wheels and the lower part of panels need some love.

E90 BMW 3 Series M Sport Valet in West Totton

Before.

E90 BMW 3 Series M Sport Valet in West Totton

Before. Rear was quite dirty with soot and road grime.

E90 BMW 3 Series M Sport Valet in West Totton

Before.

E90 BMW 3 Series M Sport Valet in West Totton

During. Getting the brush in there to remove all that road grime.

E90 BMW 3 Series M Sport Valet in West Totton

After.

E90 BMW 3 Series M Sport Valet in West Totton

After. No more soot here.

E90 BMW 3 Series M Sport Valet in West Totton

After. Shiny wheels.

E90 BMW 3 Series M Sport Valet in West Totton

After. Looking good, ready for drying.

E90 BMW 3 Series M Sport Valet in West Totton

After. Wheels now nice and clean – even the inside of the wheel rims which for me makes a big difference to the look of the car. These wheels hadn’t been cleaned properly in a long time and could come up even better with some more work which is planned next time round.

£2060-90 MInutes

Exterior Valet

  • Full External Wash with Our Paint Safe Process
  • Dry With Deep Pile Microfibre Towels
  • Liquid Wax or Quick Detailer Applied to Protect Paint & Enhance Shine
  • Glass Cleaned
  • Tyres & Plastics Dressed