Major wash day

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  1. lotsie

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    Have a couple of days off before going to Sandy Eggo, so tomorrow both MINIs are getting a real good scrubbing behind the ears. I'll post pics as the day goes on.

    Mark
     
  2. Justa Jim

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    You have been very quite since MITM. Have you recovered now?

    Jim
     
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    So when you say scrub how clean are we talking about? Details about the Detail pleeeeease:D
     
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    I had major grasshopper carnage on my front end..similar to Nate's. 3 large waffle weave towels soaked in warm water took care of the mess in about 10 minutes. Will post pix later. So did I read that right...you are in San Diego?
     
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    Since I got back from MITM all I've had any time to clean is the windshield, which was gross. Tomorrow will consist of a very thorough washing, followed by both Pre Wow, and Black Wow. maybe give the OG Epic polish routine a try, and some cloth/leather cleaning and treating. I get into San Diego on Friday.

    Mark
     
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    You going to have a chance to come up North and swing by the shop? I got a NAMer from NYC visiting me this week, lol.


     
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    NAMers are great folks:D I'll leave it at that.

    I won't have time to visit, wish I did though, long days all week, plus I won't have any wheels. Venue is a hotel ballroom, and I'm staying in the same hotel, so no rental car.

    One of my wash buckets has a cracked bottom, so off to Lowes to get a new one.

    Mark
     
  8. lotsie

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    Taking a break, camera memory card is full, so I dumped it, will post pics later.

    Pre Wow is the product of the year:Thumbsup:

    Both MINIs are clean, Clubman is getting the "Works" black trim treatment right now.

    Mark
     
  9. lotsie

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    Major baked on bugs.
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    Pre-soaking, to re-hydrate the bugs. Wet towels laid over soapy water.
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    Clean MINIs.
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    Mark
     
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    Oh man!!!

    Somebody done stole your garage doors and walls!!!!

    :eek6: :eek6: :eek6: :eek6:
     
  11. Wikedmini

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    ya.. im still dirty... i cant get motivated to wash yet
     
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    You know where to go if you want me to get dirty with you. :devil:
     
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    This is what my front end looked like...

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    I cleaned mine the same way as Mark did using lots of warm wet towels.
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    After about 15 minutes, all the guts and body parts were soft and easily rinsed off without causing any further damage.
     

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    moreorless,
    yup:lol:

    Mark
     
  15. lotsie

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    I'm very familiar with bug removal.
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    That's one nights worth, it was a daily soaking and bath for all leading edges. Most of the rest of the car would be clean.

    Mark
     
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    You've got a better picture than that. I remember it from years ago when you were Up North.

    ....Les
     
  17. lotsie

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    I know, I looking for it:lol:

    Mark
     
  18. lotsie

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    I found this.
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    And I had to deal with a lot of this, as dirt roads were where I used to play up there.
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    But you get to do this while soaking.
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    The old boy still looks pretty good.
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    Mark
     
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    agranger MINI of the Month June 2009
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    Need a new bucket and feeling flush? Zaino makes a bucket!!! Grit guard, sealed O-ring lid and it will handle a145lb weight on top. If you live in an appt. and have to drag your wash water to a wand wash, the screw on, watertight lid is a must have.
     
  20. Justa Jim

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    Who is that hippie looking dude?

    Jim
     

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