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Forum: 1st Gear
11-09-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 452
Posted By Shiner

At first glance, those are the leather seats that...

At first glance, those are the leather seats that are a nice upgrade, paint doesn’ Appear to be up worn out. I think you have a nice project. Looking forward to the progress.
11-07-2018, 05:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 974
Posted By Shiner

To ad to the conversation, I’ve often wondered if...

To ad to the conversation, I’ve often wondered if the inherent sway that I feel in a R57S would be helped with bracing but none of the manufacturers websites seem to have anything that would fit....
Forum: JCW Garage
11-07-2018, 04:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By Shiner

What’s not to love...a beauty

What’s not to love...a beauty
Forum: Detailing 101
11-04-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 377
Posted By Shiner

Wow, fabric cracking and Iím at a lose other than...

Wow, fabric cracking and Iím at a lose other than just replacing. Iíve worked hard on learning to work on repairing and repainting leather with great success but I would steer toward just replacing...
Forum: 1st Gear
10-21-2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 366
Posted By Shiner

Welcome as well from S. Florida also. Ft. Pierce....

Welcome as well from S. Florida also. Ft. Pierce. Appreciate that you bought an older MINI with some work that needs to be done. Glad you’re keeping her for your runabout. Same here.
10-21-2018, 06:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By Shiner

A shame. I would really like to see a way for you...

A shame. I would really like to see a way for you to work that out. Mine is a 2010 pepper white and would enjoy having that Union Jack top.
10-18-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By Shiner

Now that we have that out of the way tell us what...

Now that we have that out of the way tell us what you do know about your f57. Mine is a r57. You’ll love going topless.
10-14-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,408
Posted By Shiner

Close to 6 months in a VERY damp environment. I...

Close to 6 months in a VERY damp environment. I was really dreading opening the door. The DAMPRID did the trick. Just a slight amount had started to grow on the pass seat and it smelled like a French...
Forum: Detailing 101
10-11-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 172
Posted By Shiner

Minnie, I don’t care for the MINI emblem either....

Minnie, I don’t care for the MINI emblem either. What I have seen is a CAD program and the designer puts in the design and through an ink jet process (your printer at home) it creates the design. I...
Forum: Detailing 101
10-10-2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By Shiner

Better late than never...I was in a local...

Better late than never...I was in a local automotive paint store today looking at the SEM product line for on leather. Have used SEM before and the results look close to new if you take your time....
Forum: Detailing 101
10-10-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 172
Posted By Shiner

Wrapping the bonnet

My 2010 pepper white r57 needs a paint job on the bonnet and I love this black Union Jack wrap job....
10-10-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,408
Posted By Shiner

I’ll have the definitive word on keeping mold off...

I’ll have the definitive word on keeping mold off of my leather seats. I’ll be in South Florida in 3 days and I’m hoping the 2 plastic pails of Damprid did the trick.
10-09-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 990
Posted By Shiner

I agree with the red flags as well. I especially...

I agree with the red flags as well. I especially am concerned with the repossessed tag as there are a percentage of the former owners that sabotage their car. I have seen some of these and they end...
Forum: Detailing 101
09-29-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By Shiner

I have to go with steamer as well. I use mine on...

I have to go with steamer as well. I use mine on engine compartments and then my wife saw it and now she claims it for the wood floors.
09-28-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 652
Posted By Shiner

Pm sent

Pm sent
09-16-2018, 06:25 AM
Replies: 5
Sticky Last Act
Views: 397
Posted By Shiner

In the short time that I’ve been on NAM I’ve...

In the short time that I’ve been on NAM I’ve appreciated the help you’ve offered on many occasions. Thank you
09-15-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 548
Posted By Shiner

Way, that kind of honesty goes a long way when...

Way, that kind of honesty goes a long way when purchasing needed items and remembering what a straight shooter you are. I know that kind of integrity speaks to you as an individual.
09-15-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 705
Posted By Shiner

Just BlauMitWeiss is widely respected in...

Just BlauMitWeiss is widely respected in Cincinnati. 3251 Highland Ave. specializes in BMW and Mini Coopers.
09-09-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By Shiner

$5500 May be a good final agreed upon price but...

$5500 May be a good final agreed upon price but as a starting point I think you could start a bit higher. The miles do account a lot for the negotiation in price...even more so on a MIMI I feel.
Forum: Detailing 101
09-09-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 608
Posted By Shiner

FridayXiii, Dave.O’s work is stunning. A little...

FridayXiii, Dave.O’s work is stunning. A little bit of guidance goes a long way. It’s great to be able to start off on the right foot. Good luck.
Forum: 2nd Gen FAQs
09-08-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,800
Posted By Shiner

For those that are a fan of using AMSOIL, there...

For those that are a fan of using AMSOIL, there is a preferred customer discount of 25% that is available. If I purchase a few gallons of 5/30 signature oil that is a huge savings along with free...
Forum: Detailing 101
09-08-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 608
Posted By Shiner

I’m sue that you’ve heard of a Clay bar. You may...

I’m sue that you’ve heard of a Clay bar. You may want to ad that step before the waxing. Trust me, you can literally hear the particles being picked up even when you think the paint is absolutely...
Forum: JCW Garage
09-06-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,589
Posted By Shiner

I did read the entire report numerous times and...

I did read the entire report numerous times and then verified. End result being paying $10 to become a preferred AMSOIL customer and receiving 25% off all purchases for half a year. 3 gallons of...
08-25-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,240
Posted By Shiner

AC Propulsion is a leader in EV tech and I would...

AC Propulsion is a leader in EV tech and I would not have the foggiest idea of their cost after seeing the MINI Cooper that they produced as a test vehicle. Do look up and see the workmanship that...
08-25-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 888
Posted By Shiner

Not as my principle car but as you said, an about...

Not as my principle car but as you said, an about town vehicle. I think it would check all the boxes. I’m looking at AC Propulsion and their tech with an eye to the future and my r57.
08-25-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 852
Posted By Shiner

My r57 is a Florida kept car that I put maybe...

My r57 is a Florida kept car that I put maybe 1,500 miles on per year. If my n14 goes belly up Iíve looked at the AC Propulsion MINI that is first rate. Would I be alright with a 150 mile...
Forum: 1st Gear
08-25-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By Shiner

Andrew, what area are you located in as perhaps...

Andrew, what area are you located in as perhaps we can help with an Indy.
Forum: JCW Garage
08-25-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 901
Posted By Shiner

I think I would hold off and keep scouring the...

I think I would hold off and keep scouring the Internet for a better deal.
08-09-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,026
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, 08:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,225
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, 06:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 743
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, 12:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,225
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, 06:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,225
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, 06:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,210
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, 01:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,438
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, 05:16 PM
07-30-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 950
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, 06:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 486
Posted By Shiner

Pm sent

Pm sent
07-26-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 452
Posted By Shiner

Great news, glad that worked for you.

Great news, glad that worked for you.
07-24-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 795
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, 08:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 984
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, 08:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 984
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, 11:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 865
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, 05:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 13,607
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, 06:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 619
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, 03:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 565
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, 03:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 565
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, 01:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,160
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, 12:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 713
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, 07:30 PM
Replies: 426
Views: 107,622
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.
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