SEMA Halloween Friday

Subject: Brian's '05 BMW E46M3 in Carbon Black Metallic

Paint Correction and Ceramic Pro Silver package


  • Washed and Decon

  • Wheels and tires cleaned

  • Wax Residue removed

  • Convertible top sealed

  • Exterior, Head and Tail lights, Grills, Mirrors, Sidemarkers, Black trims: Coated

  • Windows cleaned

  • Exhaust Tips polished

    It’s been awhile since I worked SEMA (auto convention) but this fit the timeline with SEMA and Halloween happening this week.

Staining - after the wash and decon stage

Staining on the windows too

You can already see how bad the scratches are in this 14yr paint.

A closer look

After and almost done

Fender before


Driver’s Door before



Mirror w/ adhesive residue and oxidation build up

Left Hip before


Trunk Lid before - very dull looking

Swirls - looks like galaxies from far far away


50/50 Side angle

Pass Fender was repainted and you can see the difference

That bad staining on the right hip along with swirls and scratches


Rear Bumper before

Old and disintegrated sticker


After everything is done

Last but not least. It’s a 3 pedal M3. Yay!