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John in VA
03-01-2009, 10:55 AM
Mr. Yomi Baruwa of NAB Auto Appearance Salon's Alexandria location has invited up to 50 club members to join him and the staff to learn the techniques and tricks to keep our cars looking as great as they perform. The seminar will be held on Sunday, March 29, from 11:00AM to 2:00PM.

Attendance is open to members of the other marques represented at the Deutsche Marque Concours, so act fast! Please bring your own chair to ensure you are comfortable during the workshop.

HERE (http://nccbmwcca.org/index.php?view=details&id=137%3Adetailing-seminar&option=com_eventlist) are the details.

John in VA
03-02-2009, 02:30 PM
Just to clarify - this event is open to ALL members. You do not have to be a DMC participant to attend. We hope you'll catch the detailing fever and bring your baby out in May!
All MBCA, PCA and ACNA members are also invited.

JC5
03-02-2009, 04:28 PM
Registered

Reach
03-09-2009, 11:43 AM
Registered. It will be interesting to learn of all the things I've been doing wrong for years.

Munchenman2
03-09-2009, 11:52 AM
Love to attend, but I'll be attending an annual celebratory DIY Mechanics' Brunch. Maybe in future.

Alan :tongue:

John in VA
03-09-2009, 12:08 PM
It would be great to have a workshop like this on an annual basis, depending on the feedback from this one.
We're half-filled so far (25 registered), so looking at a good turnout!

JC5
03-09-2009, 04:45 PM
Yes it would be nice to have one every year. There was one last year, but it had a very limited number of slots

John in VA
03-14-2009, 08:24 PM
10 spots remain for the workshop! If you haven't mailed your check yet, please try to get it out this week.

JC5
03-14-2009, 09:41 PM
Payment sent

John in VA
03-18-2009, 07:11 PM
3 spots left, and 14 checks not yet received. Please get them in the mail!
I plan to meet with Yomi this weekend to let him know what problems you have related to me:
brake dust on wheels
scratches
fading clear coat
shoe scuffs on driver's plastic seat surround & door panels

pseto
03-18-2009, 08:59 PM
how to bring back the shine on chrome lip wheels.
swirl removal
engine bay detailing products

John in VA
03-19-2009, 10:23 AM
how to bring back the shine on chrome lip wheels.
swirl removal
engine bay detailing products

-Polish
-Polish
-Most pro shops use proprietary/commercial/bulk cleaners, degreasers, etc., but I'll try to get this info and their approaches to your other questions. I use Simple Green in various concentrations.

///MARINE
03-19-2009, 12:25 PM
Registered and ready!

JC5
03-19-2009, 02:23 PM
how to get some of the small dents out of the quarter panels

detailing myths vs reality

My2005_745Li
03-19-2009, 02:42 PM
Registered.

pseto
03-19-2009, 04:28 PM
-Removing stains that show up on the B Pillar part of the headliner from driving with the windows down frequently
-Plastic polishing
-Best method of removing wiper tracks
-Best deodorizer for the car to bring back original smell (if possible) [i.e. change cabin filter]
-Cleaning fenderliners/fenderwells

John in VA
03-19-2009, 06:01 PM
how to get some of the small dents out of the quarter panels

A skilled paintless dent repair/removal guy.

John in VA
03-29-2009, 03:41 PM
Thanks for the great turnout for this event! The feedback from Yomi, our host, and the attending members indicate that this is something we need to do again. We barely got the exterior covered today, so we can learn more about paint correction and move on to the engine compartment and interior on future sessions.

If I didn't get a chance to meet you and check your name on the registrants' list, please drop me a note saying that you were there!

If you missed the session today and want to learn more, our friends at the Mercedes-Benz club have invited us to attend their workshop at Detail Authority in Herndon VA on Saturday, April 25th. More info here:
http://gws-mbca.org/events/DA-PreDMCSession.html

Scany
03-29-2009, 03:43 PM
I saw this event too late, but would definitely go if you did it again.

pseto
03-29-2009, 05:59 PM
i wish i could have gone today, i'm sure there was plenty of good information all around.

Reach
03-29-2009, 11:08 PM
I also regret not being able to attend. I had business come up that I had to deal with this weekend, and I had already blew it off all Saturday to go to the autocross.

My weekend's summary: I got my car dirty and didn't learn how to clean it. :(

R32
03-30-2009, 07:59 PM
I have enjoyed your karting program and autocross school, this too was a great event.

Probably the best $10 I have ever spent. Quick question, at one point he said there was a polisher that a 4 year old could use without harming your paint (since that is my mental capability for the most time) I just wanted to make sure this was it.....
http://www.autopia-carcare.com/udm-1000-na.html

Thanks for organizing this....

John in VA
03-30-2009, 08:33 PM
Porter-Cable 7424 is what Yomi referred to - click this link (http://www.autopia.org/publish/articles/21/1/Porter-Cable-7424-Car-Polisher-Users-Guide/Page1.html).

Perform a Google search to find a stand-alone bargain or go with a kit from one of the various detail supply outfits - autopia, detailedimage, autogeek, topoftheline, properautocare...

bimmernupe
03-30-2009, 09:13 PM
Porter-Cable 7424 is what you want - click this link (http://www.autopia.org/publish/articles/21/1/Porter-Cable-7424-Car-Polisher-Users-Guide/Page1.html).

Perform a Google search to find a stand-alone bargain or go with a kit from one of the various detail supply outfits - autopia, detailedimage, autogeek, topoftheline, properautocare...

Why I was thinking and said 7336 is beyond me.:tongue:

If you want to understand pads better there is a guide on the Autogeek site and on Lake Country pads site.

John in VA
03-30-2009, 10:52 PM
The PC 7336 is very similar, marketed as a sander. I believe it has a different size or weight of counterweight. These may have been discontinued, as I haven't heard them mentioned lately.

R32
04-01-2009, 08:20 PM
Thanks guys this was what I was looking for. I appreciate the help. I am looking forward the warm weather so I can clean this puppy up. I hope the pollen isn't too bad this year.