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View Poll Results: Please supply your input on doing a local mini-ride:
ACTIVITY TYPES: What would interest you? 0 0%
- Meet at a "fun destination" at a given time 3 60.00%
- Organizer-led group drive (like prev. events - run together, just shorter) 4 80.00%
- Simple gimmick rally (meet up, drive separately, regroup later) 1 20.00%
DATES / INTEREST: Could you make: 0 0%
- Sat 16Aug03 Afternoon? 3 60.00%
- Fri 22Aug03 Early Evening ~7PM? 2 40.00%
- Sat 23Aug03 Afternoon? 2 40.00%
- Sun 24Aug03 Afternoon? 2 40.00%
- Interested, but these times don't work for me... 1 20.00%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 5. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-13-2003, 02:37 PM   #1
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Post Local Area Mini-Ride Poll

OK, seems there is some general interest in the mini-ride concept - time to get more specific about items of interest and some possible dates. Please reply to the poll...

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Old 08-14-2003, 06:13 PM   #2
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Cool Mini-Ride Go for Saturday 16Aug03

OK, let's give this Saturday 16 August a try - weather should be great! Straight organizer-led ride came out on top in the polling to date, so we'll go with that.

We'll be touring through some pleasant country towns on mostly side roads and will finish with a nice treat. Should be done no later than 4PM.

Please email me or post here if you plan to join us. Hope you can!

Date: Saturday, Aug. 16th

Participants:
DonV
Howie (& ?)
Charlie (& ?)
Rey & Juliette
?? - others welcomed!

Meeting Place/Time: 1:00PM Fleet Bank off Rt495 Exit 32 in Westford,
MA. Take 495 to exit 32 (Boston Road). At end of ramp turn towards Rt
110 (this will be a left if from 495 southbound, right if from 495 N).
At lights (3 gas stations and a Brooks Drug on corners), turn right.
Take next (immediate!) left into the Fleet Bank (small strip mall)
lot. You'll see us there.

Other Activities
Ice Cream!

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Email via this site
Email page my cell phone via donv AT primemail DOT com (keep under ~100 char.)
Channel 8, code 6 (as in Nine-86) on FRS

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Old 08-15-2003, 04:21 AM   #3
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Sounds good. Count me in.
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I'm in.
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I think Juliette & I are in.

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Old 08-15-2003, 07:33 PM   #6
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I would love to go, but I have a company outing. Have fun!
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So Don,

What's the verdict with the car? Did all (or most) of the scuff come out?

By the way thanks a lot for getting us together this past Saturday! Lots of nice twisties, great weather and some good ice cream to round it out.

I have a few decent pictures and will post them up when I get a minute.

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Well, P21S Paintwork Cleanser significantly decreased the appearance of the scratch/scuff and the Zaino "scratch and swirl mark" finish diminished it some more, but it appears that something more aggressive like the 3M scratch remover product will be required.

Glad you enjoyed the ride, looking forward to our next event!
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Hi Don,

Sounds like you are in very good shape if so much has been done so far. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that 3M scratch remover will take the rest of it out!
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Finally tried the 3M finish restorer (I believe this is their least aggressive level - "swirl marks and light oxidation") product yesterday. I love this stuff!!!!!!!!!! Way better than the Meguiar's "Scratch-X" (read this "extra scratches") product IMHO.

The 3M totally removed the scratch reported above, plus several other more minor ones. The major scratch took some time (went slow so I wouldn't burn though the clear coat) but with patience and tired hands it totally disappeared. Surface looks like glass in this area (do I have to do the whole car now?). Small scuffs and scratches took just a few minutes.

I had a really nasty set of scratches on my daily driver Subaru which cleared up really well too.

Now with just another bottle and a Porter Cable machine...
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I'm really glad that worked out for you, Don!

That product was the lucky first try for me; I've tried others but that all seriously mark up the paint surrounding the repair area. I honestly don't understand how that can make so tough and yet so gentle at the same time.

It looks unlikely that we will be able to make the Polo outing today. Have a great time!
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