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08-09-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 534
Posted By Shiner

Let’s go ahead and get a cover. Dust, bird poop,...

Let’s go ahead and get a cover. Dust, bird poop, who knows what...let’s get that MINI covered.
08-09-2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 734
Posted By Shiner

Not sure if the woman in this episode deserved to...

Not sure if the woman in this episode deserved to have a 72 Mini. She blew the engine up by not changing the oil and obviously did not take care of the car. Throw money at the answer and the crew...
08-05-2018, 05:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 497
Posted By Shiner

If you really hate the stock seats then I think...

If you really hate the stock seats then I think you answered your own question...and yes you are getting a good value. Go ahead, why be driving in something without getting as much enjoyment out of...
08-04-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 734
Posted By Shiner

Dug a little deeper and this team is going to...

Dug a little deeper and this team is going to transplant a Honda engine into a 72 Mini.
08-03-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 734
Posted By Shiner

Mini on TV next Wednesday

Show is SPEED IS THE NEW BLACK on Wednesday night at 9:00 pm EST. Only saw it for a second but I recognized a Mini being worked as the focus of the show.The Channel is VELOCITY.
Forum: News
08-03-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 948
Posted By Shiner

Mini on Speed is the new Black.

Next week a Mini is being worked on the Velocity Channel. The show is Speed Is The New Black. EST it comes on Wednesday night at 9:00 pm for a hour. Only saw the car for 1/2 a second but I recognized...
08-03-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,004
Posted By Shiner

An ac recharge is worth the diy effort for $25-30...

An ac recharge is worth the diy effort for $25-30 buying a recharge kit from Walmart. A Creator c310 scanner will turn off that nagging code. I’ll bet that someone near you has a scanner and can take...
08-02-2018, 04:16 PM
07-30-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 662
Posted By Shiner

This is an old school answer but a paint product...

This is an old school answer but a paint product called PENETROL works great. I have an old truck that I used it on first and it returned the black trim to new. Lasts 4-5 months before I to reapply a...
07-28-2018, 05:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By Shiner

Pm sent

Pm sent
07-26-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 435
Posted By Shiner

Great news, glad that worked for you.

Great news, glad that worked for you.
07-24-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 607
Posted By Shiner

Yes, you did well. Do have an independent mech go...

Yes, you did well. Do have an independent mech go through and check on a number of items to look out for but I’d be very pleased with your find.
07-20-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 605
Posted By Shiner

Try what I recommended to you and then report...

Try what I recommended to you and then report back. Alcohol will prepare your trim for a proper interior trim treatment.
07-19-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 605
Posted By Shiner

I know when I work on an exterior part that has...

I know when I work on an exterior part that has been waxed I use a 50/50 alcohol solution that I keep in a spray bottle that cuts through wax, any sealer that I’ve used. I would think that it would...
07-16-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 564
Posted By Shiner

Congrats and yes, this is a first. I’m sure...

Congrats and yes, this is a first. I’m sure you’ll have interest.
07-14-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,022
Posted By Shiner

Hundreds of us have gone through this process of...

Hundreds of us have gone through this process of needing a programmed key fob and seeing the unprofeammed fobs on EBay. It doesn’t work like that...everything that has been explained here is the...
Forum: Detailing 101
07-06-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By Shiner

I’d like to tell you how to fix that area but I’m...

I’d like to tell you how to fix that area but I’m with the Moocher. Go to an upholstery expert and remove that seat cover The rest of the seat looks great...slowly remove that section by taking apart...
07-03-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 462
Posted By Shiner

North of you in Melbourne is Pierre’s Place who...

North of you in Melbourne is Pierre’s Place who is a master of Minis and very reasonable pricing.
07-03-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 462
Posted By Shiner

North of you in Melbourne is Pierre’s Place who...

North of you in Melbourne is Pierre’s Place who is a master of Minis and very reasonable pricing.
07-01-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 956
Posted By Shiner

You may also want to consider a bikini top for...

You may also want to consider a bikini top for the cloth convert top when parked. UV rays hate converts and bikini tops aren’t that expensive.
Forum: Detailing 101
06-29-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 431
Posted By Shiner

Fly’n Brick’s products are right on. When you...

Fly’n Brick’s products are right on. When you stray the protectant on...spray a little on the shiney area as it will darken the color slightly. Those shiney areas come with the territory. Mine...
06-26-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 105,593
Posted By Shiner

6 months out of the year

For 6 months Iím in a Z3 in Ohio and the other 6 months in S.E. Florida in my 2010 r57.
06-26-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 1,542
Views: 218,364
Posted By Shiner

Pepper White but HC for your posterior

[attach]184612[/attac. 2010 r57 but that is hot chocolate you see to rest your bones in.
06-17-2018, 04:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 539
Posted By Shiner

Several members use clothing rollers to use on...

Several members use clothing rollers to use on our tops. Just peel off the last layer of tape and there is a new sticky one to use. Buy yourself 3 or 4 at a Home Goods or Walmart...You’ll be glad...
06-14-2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,258
Posted By Shiner

ELS, I sent a personal mess.

ELS, I sent a personal mess.
06-14-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,258
Posted By Shiner

Iím sending a personal message.

Iím sending a personal message.
06-12-2018, 04:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 737
Posted By Shiner

Coming from the off road racing, there are...

Coming from the off road racing, there are elastic Lycra covers that are used for dusty applications. I used them on my motorcycles to cover my k&n filter for a number of years. No loss in power and...
06-10-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By Shiner

Enjoyed the back story, GL with Viv.

Enjoyed the back story, GL with Viv.
06-08-2018, 03:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,258
Posted By Shiner

Braman is a showplace for MINIS. A lot of glitz...

Braman is a showplace for MINIS. A lot of glitz and glamour. Please get the price for the service up front as Braman’s hourly rate is $250 per hour I have had to fight with them over items that...
Forum: Detailing 101
06-07-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 698
Posted By Shiner

Foam paint brushes here strayed with APC. If...

Foam paint brushes here strayed with APC. If prior person was a smoker, there may be ash down in there. Full force blowing outward plus vac sucking out at the same time. Don’t forget about the inside...
05-30-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,111
Posted By Shiner

I’ve kept a couple of the lint/tape rollers that...

I’ve kept a couple of the lint/tape rollers that Jeff referred to in my detail cart for years. Easy to use and practical. I did just see a few days ago a dust wand at an upholstery shop. 18” long...
05-30-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,258
Posted By Shiner

looking for a dealer

Captain bj is asking an all important question. He recommended an outstanding mech. to me in MELBOURNE after I had a very expensive trip to West Palm Beach at the major dealership there. Pierre in...
05-28-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 955
Posted By Shiner

Wish I could help but I only go through N....

Wish I could help but I only go through N. Georgia on the way to S. Florida. There are several excellent BMW mechs that really know their way around a MINI.
Forum: Detailing 101
05-20-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 521
Posted By Shiner

Passed on this tip to a friend that bought a 2...

Passed on this tip to a friend that bought a 2 year old car for his daughter at Ohio State. Downside was it was covered in tar from tobacco smoking. Every.interior surface in the car had to be...
05-18-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,048
Posted By Shiner

I'm fairly certain that it is a state requirement...

I'm fairly certain that it is a state requirement in Florida that if found in the possession of a mini.....it needs to be a vert. Who are we to question a state law.
05-13-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 969
Posted By Shiner

Goo removal

I spent 3-4 hours covering a vehicle that had been covered in duct tape and used a gel form of Goo Gone that worked but it was a lot of work. Kids thought it would be funny to tape a car shut. Not so...
05-12-2018, 05:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 988
Posted By Shiner

I don’t find the black on beige distracting at...

I don’t find the black on beige distracting at all. In fact I like the look. Good choice.
05-10-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,499
Posted By Shiner

Follow up to the sporadic use of fog lights,...

Follow up to the sporadic use of fog lights, sensors and backup lights. Brahman sent me home initially so Captain_bj in Melbourne Florida recommended I go to Pierre’s Place in Melbourne. A master at...
05-10-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By Shiner

I did the Seafoam treatment about a month ago and...

I did the Seafoam treatment about a month ago and the effects were tremendous for about an hour. No starting issues but a lot of lurching at stop signs and red lights. I found a Gentleman in...
Forum: 1st Gear
05-10-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 656
Posted By Shiner

Another Cincy native but I’m only here for the...

Another Cincy native but I’m only here for the Summer months. The Winter is spent in Florida where the 2010 r57 is kept.
05-09-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,681
Posted By Shiner

Pepper White 2010 r57. It’s crazy that this are...

Pepper White 2010 r57. It’s crazy that this are not snatched up, I’d be on this in a heartbeat.
05-09-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,200
Posted By Shiner

I’m glad, these were obviously cared for brake...

I’m glad, these were obviously cared for brake sets.
Forum: Detailing 101
05-08-2018, 04:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 950
Posted By Shiner

Minnie, I used the reference of play dough just...

Minnie, I used the reference of play dough just anyone interested would know that this is the maliable bar. What I used was an actual pad or in some forms I’ve seen a small towel. The ease of use for...
Forum: Detailing 101
05-07-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 950
Posted By Shiner

Use of clay bar pad.

I left Florida for several months on Sat. and I’m back in Ohio caring for a 02 Z3 that I keep garaged. I routinely use clay bars (play dough like product) after washing and before I do any paint...
05-07-2018, 03:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,015
Posted By Shiner

I packed up and left Florida a few days ago....

I packed up and left Florida a few days ago. Bought 2 pails of Damprid and have 1 in the front and the other in the back. Whine not Walnuts, when I come back...if it smells like my mother in laws...
05-07-2018, 03:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 589
Posted By Shiner

A Gen 2 with kidney stones? I’m stumped.

A Gen 2 with kidney stones? I’m stumped.
Forum: Detailing 101
04-29-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 569
Posted By Shiner

Yes, some nit wit also had a large circular...

Yes, some nit wit also had a large circular scratch in the middle of the speedometer and I buffed it out. There is a film that comes off first that I believe prevents glare. At first with just the...
04-29-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 708
Posted By Shiner

It is not programmed to your specific car. It is...

It is not programmed to your specific car. It is costly to have MINI send for a new key as I doubt they will want to touch yours. I had to show prof of ownership and a vin number was then sent to New...
Forum: Detailing 101
04-22-2018, 05:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 278
Posted By Shiner

Autogeek again, Today only 25% off

For today only, Autogeek is having another 25% off sale for today only. Load up on items that otherwise you never see on sale. Hope this helps.
Forum: Detailing 101
04-19-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,198
Posted By Shiner

In the future this may work for someone....I keep...

In the future this may work for someone....I keep a diluted spray bottle of Coldwater Tide diluted at a ratio of 6-1 to 7-1 that works beautifully. It is gentle enough that there is zero color...
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