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“Cars & Coffee / Wash & Shine Detailing Clinic”

“Cars & Coffee / Wash & Shine Detailing Clinic”

Southwest Florida
Saturday, August 24, 2019 -
9:00am to 10:30am
Bonita Springs
Florida

“Cars & Coffee / Wash & Shine Detailing Clinic”

The 2nd MBCA SWFL meeting of August 2019, normally held at Perkins in Naples, was instead held at the Mercedes Benz of Bonita Springs dealership on Saturday, August 24th.  The meeting was in conjunction with a “Cars & Coffee” and “Wash & Shine” detailing clinic and was well attended with close to 40 member participants, including 6 of our Ladies. The clinic was hosted by Graeme Morpeth and the Bonita Springs dealership, which provided Coffee, juice, fruit and doughnuts/bagels to our members. They also provided us with meeting space as well as a bay in the service area for demonstrations. Paul Viens of Power of Excellence Detailing in Gateway and our own President, Ron Cordeau, provided a detailed presentation of products and the best way to use them. Together they presented an interesting and informative program. Tips included using UV Protective soap if you’re not going to wax that day, blow drying to get where you can’t see or reach, denatured alcohol will remove pine sap, and silicon spray on tires will contribute to dry rot. Use UV Protective cream on tires instead. After the “classroom lecture” we moved out to the Service Area and got to experience how different stages of the detailing process looked and felt. Ron’s 1980 240D provided a “hands on” experience and showed us all how good a 39 year old car can look and how smooth the finish can feel. Touching was encouraged! That NEVER happens! The crowd was enthusiastic and asked questions. Ron was prepared with Handouts for our members’ future reference. We all learned something! Several positive comments were received from those in attendance. A big Thank You to Graeme Morpeth and Mercedes Benz of Bonita Springs, Paul Viens of Power of Excellence Detailing, and Ron Cordeau for his knowledge, enthusiasm and pulling this all together in a short period of time.

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