Thursday, June 2, 2011

DAY 19 - The Plot Thickens

Perhaps I've discovered why I have no BMW Assist for my car. I received today in the mail my BMW Assist Enrollment Agreement. The service is free, but they require me to sign and return one copy to my dealership.

In looking over the document, I noticed two errors: The car was listed as Titanium Silver Metallic instead of Space Gray. That's probably not a cause for my car not being enrolled, but the second error just might be. The VIN is totally wrong—not just a number or two—totally incorrect. That, I presume, may be the cause that there's no record of my car being enrolled. I've sent an email to my SA and asked him to re-enter the info with the correct VIN. We'll see what that does.

On another subject, I took the old claybar to one side of the hood tonight. It seems strange that a new paint job would have so many imperfections in it, but it does. Correction, only one side of it does now. The claybar worked wonderfully, as usual, and left half the hood perfectly smooth. Following that, I applied a coat of Meguiar's Show Car Polish and a coat of their Gold Master Wax.

On the inside, I've noticed some small spots on the vinyl in the door sills, as if someone sprayed something on it but didn't wipe it off. I took a little Meguiar's Vinyl and Rubber Protectant and gave it a quick swipe. Those areas are perfectly flawless now. Amazing what a little bit of a high quality product can do when you take a little time to use it. Maybe I should be working in a detail shop. Or start my own business detailing high-end vehicles. Hmm. Something to consider in retirement.

This weekend I'm going to do the whole car. I'm planning on picking up either some Meguiar's Gold Class Carnauba Wax or some of their Yellow Wax product. I need to research those a bit. If you've used either of them, please leave a comment and tell us what you thought of them.

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