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    Doenene11 New Member

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    #1 Doenene11, Nov 30, 2010
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    :Thumbsup:! Just picked up my little man this Saturday and couldn't be more excited. I passed two mini's on my way home and no acknowledgement from them - perhaps they thought I was crazy? Flashing beeping... Nothing. Can't wait for the gravel on the road to get washed away by the Portland rain, so I can get some motoring done. Twoie's stuck in the garage until them - no rock chips his first week home.
    Just wanted to say hello to you all and looking forward to learning more about the site and my little man.

    Cheers,
    Happy in PDX!!!!
    ~Doenene11
     
  2. TGS91

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    Welcome!

    Sad to say that more and more MINI's on the road adds up to less and less folks acknowledging we are driving such cool cars.....oh well

    Perhaps Nate can pull up the Will Wheaton article about chicks and the MINI wave, explains ALOT!
     
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    Welcome to MA Doenene11, it sure sounds like you "get it".
     
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    Welcome!

    I must admit... I don't always wave. Mainly because there are so many MINI drivers these days don't look around them or bother to get off their phones! But keep up the good work... those who love our cars will wave back!
     
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    #7 Rae, Nov 30, 2010
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    Welcome aboard! I still wave at everyone (and I'm a chick) - although with the PDX MINI population, and traffic, it can get be a hazard at times. Happy motoring - oh, and wax your windshield, it'll make a world of difference :)
     
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    I dont wave first, but if I see yours ill reply. :)
     
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    Welcome to MA!
     
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    Welcome to the group. I wave to other MINI's even when I'm driving our truck. :D

    Jim
     
  11. Doenene11

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    Nice to meet you all, I must say this is a "friendly" site, compared to that "other" one. Now, Rae, can I show my utter stupidity and ask what "wax" to apply to the windshield? I never thought of this before and makes perfect sense - but if there is a "secret" wax to use, I don't want to screw it up. :blush2:
     
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    You can use any wax

    What I think is a better solution is the PIAA Silicone Wiper Blades. They laydown on a continual layer of water repelling silicone that really works. I've had a set on both my wife and I's MINI's for near a year now and they are still working great. Little pricey on the frontside but they last.

    I think RainX just released what appears to be a similar product, they've ran several national tv spots to give you a example of what these can do
     
  13. ScottinBend

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    The product most use for the windshields is Aquapel. Lasts a long time and does the entire glass, not just the wiper area. I use this on all the glass as it makes the snow/ice come off real easy and the water just sheets off when driving.
     
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    Aquapel works well, and so does the Prima Hydro. You won't even need to use you windshield wipers if your moving fast enough!
    rae
     
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    Always found the car wax's not lasting very long over here. Wipers were always scrapping it off. Water beaded up just fine wherever the wipers didn't wipe...lol
     
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    Thanks, on my way to go buy some Aquapel or Prima Hydro, after work. Might actually drive Twoie. His first semi-virgin trip since bringing him home. Need to find a BIG parking lot and park away from the other "Crazies" out there and devil carts...
     
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    Yes, beware of lurking shopping carts. Although, classic MINI friendliness. We parked way in the middle of no where last weekend, totally empty row, back of the lot. Came out a 4 cars were parked on either side - with TONS of spaces closer in. Just goes to show how much everyone admires us MINIacs!
     
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    Things have been hectic - haven't checked in in a while :blush2: That said -had to take Twoie into service already - check engine light came on and they had to replace a faulty thermostart - I am under 300 total miles. I have read about problems with Minis that "sit" for long periods - I am still on my original tank of gas from November. I refuse to drive Twoie with all this rock on the ground. Do you think this is the cause - service advisor said my sensor was stuck open. I want to drive twoie - it's just hard knowing he won't be perfect forever - but he is now. Sigh...
     
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    You can always clear bra him. Lot's of great shops around and really makes a big difference. Give him a good coat of wax, and go motor!
     

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