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Touching Up the 435i
A friend of mine purchased a pre-owned 435i X-Drive with the exclusive ZHP package. I say exclusive since only 100 were made. It's a beautiful car. He brought it over today to have some little details dealt with. There were a few rim rash spots on the passenger rear and driver's front wheel as well as some significant scuffs in the 3M clear on the hood. I used a propane torch to correct the scuffs, and used some semi-gloss paint to touch up the rim rash. I touched up some obvious blemishes in the paint with my Rupes Mini and iBrid, but I will do a full paint correction/polish in the Spring. If you want to learn a little about the ZHP, click here.
Brandon M Bergeron
1/6/2017 02:54:08 pm
Can you explain the propane torch technique for removing scuffs from the 3M? I have similar marks, albeit less severe, on the clear bra on my 08 Acura TL Type S. They're minor but an eye sore to me. Looking for ways to get rid of them since compounds, polishes, waxes haven't done the trick.
1/7/2017 03:53:44 pm
Hi Brandon, years ago I put a scuff in my 3M PPF and the installer used a little torch to remove it. All you do is apply some indirect flame on the scuff and you will see it instantly improve. Be careful not to keep the flame on the PPF for any prolonged amount of time to avoid it actually burning. Just quick and light passes from side to side a few times and you should see great results. Best of luck.
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