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Old 06-12-2005, 12:54 PM   #1
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Detailing day...OFFICIAL DATE is 8/21/05

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As many of you know, I own a detail shop in NYC. I have done this before locally and thought since many here expressed interest in detailing maybe to try it here. I was thinking of holding a detailing day at my shop where some of you guys can come down for the day (on a Sunday) and we will go over the different steps of detailing from start to finish. As a former Boxster owner I can show you everything from leather care, to convertible top treatment, to interior shampoo and extraction to complete paint treatment and finishing. We typically make this a hands on experience where you get to work on your own cars with professional aid and supervision. I will show you shortcuts and good tips to make annoying detailing mishaps go away! We can serve refreshments and snacks and have fun. Makes for some great photos and thread in weeks that follow.

Any interest here?

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Old 06-12-2005, 01:38 PM   #2
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That is nice of you. I would be there if I was not 3,000 miles away.

We have had a few detail days over the years, usually put on by a company rep who is there just to tell us how good X-brand products are. It is like an infomercial.

So last year I did something different. A 996 friend is the PCA concours chairman or something like that. He is a concours judge and puts on a class so that other potential judges can learn. I got an independent Porsche shop to let us use their facility and he showed us how to detail a car. He went through all the products, what he liked and why he did not like some, and showed us how they worked on the cars. Hands on rather than a guy from Meguiar's with a bunch of products sitting on a table

We also arranged to have ding and paint chip guys there. They were brothers. One does the dings and the other does the chips.
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Old 06-13-2005, 06:33 AM   #3
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Anyone with interest here? I will cross post it on other boards and get some other cars in too.
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Old 06-13-2005, 07:08 AM   #4
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HEY STRYKE,

SOUNds like a great opportunity...I am def interested but I need a heads up to see if I can make it...

I'm in Boston...but it would be a great chance to visit my buddies in NY as well...

Where in NYC are you??
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Old 06-13-2005, 07:23 AM   #5
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Talking

Any chance it can get video'd????
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Old 06-13-2005, 07:56 AM   #6
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I wish you were closer, this sounds like an awesome idea.
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Old 06-13-2005, 08:00 AM   #7
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Porschekid, come on man, you're in Pitts, PA. Only about 4.5 hours away. I have gone further than that for car meets. Spend a weekend in NYC. Maybe we can all do dinner the night before.

Richard, I can set it up for video, no problem! Maybe we can make it a sticky so we can get it off the ground this summer.
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Old 06-13-2005, 10:53 AM   #8
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Absolutely!

Good stuff!!!!!!!

"Richard, I can set it up for video, no problem! Maybe we can make it a sticky so we can get it off the ground this summer. "
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Wish I'd know when Laura Bush's C5A Galaxy was on our west ramp - I would have caught a ride back there
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Old 06-14-2005, 09:38 AM   #10
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Where are all the East Coast members here? Non-Porsche owners welcome too. I will put it together if we get a minimum of 8 cars and a Maximum of 15.
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I'm interested...

Sounds like a great offer. I'd be coming down from Boston in my (new to me) 2001 986S. I lived in NYC for most of the 90's and would look forward to returning....

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Old 06-18-2005, 06:07 PM   #12
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Guys, if you would like to make this happen please confirm your interest in attending here and I will post a list. Richard, would it be possible to stick this thread?
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Done! Good luck!!!!!!
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Old 06-20-2005, 07:30 PM   #14
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Guys, I have 3 firm commitments so far from other sources. Lets get 7 more cars and lock it up at ten cars. I'll post more specific details and an agenda when we have at least 6 confirmed.
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Stryke, what a fantastic offer!!

Man, I'd love to come but it would take me two days to get there and I can't take any vacation until mid-August. Please folks, sign up if you can go so we can get the video!! What an opportunity!

If you end up having it after August I would love to come up. We're swamped at the ol' architecture firm so no more vacation until Summer's over. I'm more than willing to drive two days to get to NYC (awesome place if you've never been) and learn to take care of the P-car beauties.

Thanks for your generosity Stryke!
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Old 06-24-2005, 05:16 PM   #16
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Thanks!

Guys, we'd have a BBQ there, raffles, and tons of fun. Lets go and get some commitments from this board. Would love to have Boxsters attend.
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Just finished a few steps on my car. Not a single scratch or swirl mark anywhere on it. Pics are in direct sunlight. Total time spent was about 45 minutes including the wax.
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Detailing on Staten Island

Stryke,
Contemplating attending with my wife but it depends on the day you have it. I did not see a day posted or a target day yet? Any ideas when this will happen?
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Old 06-26-2005, 05:38 PM   #20
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I'd like to make it a Sunday in late July or early August.

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