Detailing Seminar June 25th

WRAPUP: A beautiful day brought out about a dozen people or the Seminar.  We learned that diferent types of scratches required different techniques, and to use the technique that causes the least amount of wear on the clear coat to get the job done.  We are able to practice using claybar and hand polishes, and also use an orbital polisher to take deeper scratches out of a practice hood.  Afterwards we were treated to burgers and brats and we were even given a goody bag with some sample products.

Huge thanks to Jim and his crew at Dr. Beasley’s for spending the session demonstrating techniques and answering all our questions, and to Greg and his Smartbox crew for hosting the event and providing and cooking up all the great food for us!!!

Photos by: Steve

Lots of people have questions about how to best keep your MINI looking like new, and we are going to have the answers..

Jim Lafeber, from Simon’s Shine Shop and Dr. Beasley’s detailing products has offered to present a detailing clinic for our club.  You will learn how to safely and correctly polish your car, and have all your cleaning and detailing questions answered.  There will even be some hands on time with a polishing machine on a practice hood!!

Because Jim’s shop is a very busy place on weekends, former CMMC member Greg Kaufman has stepped up and offered the use of his Smartbox warehouse location to host the seminar, and we will even have a bit of grilling afterwards!!

Here are the details..

WHAT:  Detailing Seminar where you will learn a bit about the care and cleaning of your MINI, and be able to have your detailing questions answered.  We’ll also have a hangout/cookout time afterwards to visit with MINI friends.

WHEN: Saturday June 25th at 11am

WHERE: Smartbox Chicago location 150 N. 25th Avenue, Melrose Park, IL


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RSVP:  Please add a comment here to let us know you are attending, and if you are staying for eats afterwards.  Space will be limited to 30 or so people.  Bring along a chair for comfort during the seminar.

Huge thanks to Jim and Greg!!

  • I’ll be there..

  • I’ll be there…. Kinda have to be. 🙂

  • Gary W.

    I’ll be there. Possibly Keli.

  • I’m thinking of heading over to Melrose Park Grand Prix for a bit of indoor kart racing after this event since we are in the area..
    The Chicago MINI Motoring Club gets a great discount, 3 races for $20. Anyone care to join me?

  • Bob Pustay

    I plan to be there and also for lunch. Thanks

  • Craig Nuccio

    Beth and I will be there. Is there anything we could bring?

  • Is there anything we could bring?

    Besides a couple of chairs for yourselves, I think we are good.

    If you have any specific detailing questions ahead of time feel free to post them here so we can be sure to have some answers for you..

  • Jerry Fikar

    Jerry will be there with one grandson who of course eats burgers.

  • I’ll be there and staying for eats. I’ve never had the interior of my MINI detailed. I’d be interested in recommendations for cleaning my cordoba beige leather seats.

  • I will try to make it. Have a meeting at 10:00 am on the Northside, but may be able to make it there by the noon hour.

  • I’ll be there!

  • JimmyD

    Hi everyone. If it’s still OK to RSVP so late; my wife Jenni and I will try to attend this event. We’re new Mini owners and this will be our fist Mini event as owners. We’re excited to meet other local Mini enthusiasts.

    Jimmy & Jenni
    2010 Mayfair Edition

  • If it’s still OK to RSVP so late; my wife Jenni and I will try to attend this event.

    Hi Jimmy and Jenni,

    Glad you’ll be able to make it. We’ve got room and food, so we’ll see you there!!