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    Mini Coopers at Meguiar's NXT Generation Garage!

    Today is Mini Cooper "NXT Day" at Meguiar's Garage!

    The Mini Cooper owners are an incredibly enthusiastic crowd with at least two owners showing up as early as 7:30am!

    And as soon as they arrived, people started taping off their trim in preparation for giving their finish the NXT treatment!

    The weather's a little overcast, so the pictures are a little dark, but with any luck the sun will poke its head out and will see the finish on these Mini Coopers *Pop* later this afternoon!

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    Here's a picture of Todd taping off his Mini...



    Todd remembered from the last how-to clinic here at Meguiar’s that before we machine polish the paint, it's a good idea to use Painters Tape to tape-off hard to detail areas, or areas prone to staining or splatter.

    For example:

    * Pebble textured plastic trim
    * High points
    * The gap and the felt, (or rubber), around the sun roof
    * Cracks, crevices, and body seams that are hard to detail

    He actually brought his own tape! We try to keep plenty of Painters Tape on hand should you attend a Meguiar’s How-To clinic.
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    This was absolutly an awesome event ! Mike and Mike did a great job !

    I hope the people inside meguairs notice the hard work they put into these events !

    I just want to say thanks Mike, Mike and Meguairs for having us today I think everyone had a very good time.

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    Here's Bob, taping-off his Mini,
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    Here's Brian helping another member tape their car off,
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    Here's another shot of the parking lot outside the Training Garage at Meguair's. The day started out kind of overcast and cloudy, but by the time we finished the Tech Session inside and then came outside to start detailing Mini Coopers, the sun was peeking out and the clouds started rolling off to the horizon.


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    The car hobby provides plenty of wholesome and fun opportunities that families can share in and participate as demonstrated by this club member with his daughter,

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    While these NXT Garage events are not Potlucks, Lonnie was thoughtful enough to share his catch-for-the-day!

    Fresh Albacore Tune spread with crackers!

    Thanks Lonnie, your a true car enthusiasts, Sports fisherman, and a gourmet chef to boot!

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    While EVERYONE else is inside attending the Tech Session with Mike Pennington, at least one person thought it more important to remove the dust from their Mini Cooper.

    For shame!

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    One of the members offered her car for use to demonstrate how to remove swirls and scratches.

    Before starting the demonstration, we first removed the above surface bonded contaminants using Meguiar's Quik Clay System.

    After removing the bonded contaminants, we then proceeded to buff one half of the hood using,

    * #83 Dual Action Cleaner Polish
    * The Meguiar's G-100 Dual Action Polisher
    * A yellow W-8006 foam polishing pad

    For removing swirls and scratches, we set the variable speed polisher to the 4.5 setting.

    After buffing one half of the hood and removing the #83 residue, we then applied NXT Tech Wax, using a new, clean W-8006 foam polishing pad on the Meguiar's G-100 Dual-Action Polisher on about the 4.0 setting.

    We allowed the NXT Tech Wax to dry for approximately 15 minutes and then wiped it off effortlessly and pulled it outside for everyone to inspect.

    If you look closely at the hood, you can see where we taped off a section using painters tape, and then covered one half with a soft clean towel to prevent splatter from getting onto the before side.

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