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Wash 'n' Wax for Winter, 02/10/11
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Event : WASH 'N' WAX FOR WINTER

Date : SUNDAY, 2ND OCTOBER 2011

Start Time : 09.30 for 10.00

Location : EASTERN WESTERN MOTOR GROUP ACCIDENT REPAIR & PDI CENTRE, EAST MAINS IND EST, BROXBURN
http://www.ewarc.co.uk/index.php , http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&so...,0.032938&z=16


An opportunity to get your bella ready for winter, whether it be to get that extra layer of wax on ahead of the ravages of the coming season or to prepare it for garaging until the sun appears again.

Eastern Western Motor Group, in the form of John Forret (johnnytheboy on here) their Bodyshop Manager, have very kindly extended an invitation to us to have the use of their facilities in the PDI centre - car washing, indoor valeting and vehicle hoists - for a social get-together with a practical twist. Bacon butties, a brew and a brain teaser or two will be included, with staff on hand to answer (hopefully) any queries you might have. A demonstator from motor and marine trade supplier Farecla will also be present to show their 4 stage paint protection product, G3, which has just been newly launched on the retail market. http://www.farecla.co.uk/#

I saw round the facilities last year when I was unfortunately a customer of their repair shop (twice) and was very impressed with the set-up. The Porsche Owners Club and the Ferrari Owners Club amongst others must be of a similar mind as they have a similar event as a regular fixture in their calendars.

So no matter whether you have an OCD like me (and M7ACD) and think nothing of spending a whole day buffing your bella, or simply want to throw a bucket of water in its general direction and spend the rest of the day leaning on the coffee machine engaged in Alfa-talk (or anywhere in between these two extremes), then this is the event for you. Eastern Western are very keen to promote stronger links with the Alfa community so let's try and respond with a good turn-out on the day.

Wash 'n' Wax for Winter, 02/10/11
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RomeoRaiderZ  
02-10-11
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Event : WASH 'N' WAX FOR WINTER

Date : SUNDAY, 2ND OCTOBER 2011

Start Time : 09.30 for 10.00

Location : EASTERN WESTERN MOTOR GROUP ACCIDENT REPAIR & PDI CENTRE, EAST MAINS IND EST, BROXBURN
http://www.ewarc.co.uk/index.php , http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&so...,0.032938&z=16


An opportunity to get your bella ready for winter, whether it be to get that extra layer of wax on ahead of the ravages of the coming season or to prepare it for garaging until the sun appears again.

Eastern Western Motor Group, in the form of John Forret (johnnytheboy on here) their Bodyshop Manager, have very kindly extended an invitation to us to have the use of their facilities in the PDI centre - car washing, indoor valeting and vehicle hoists - for a social get-together with a practical twist. Bacon butties, a brew and a brain teaser or two will be included, with staff on hand to answer (hopefully) any queries you might have. A demonstator from motor and marine trade supplier Farecla will also be present to show their 4 stage paint protection product, G3, which has just been newly launched on the retail market. http://www.farecla.co.uk/#

I saw round the facilities last year when I was unfortunately a customer of their repair shop (twice) and was very impressed with the set-up. The Porsche Owners Club and the Ferrari Owners Club amongst others must be of a similar mind as they have a similar event as a regular fixture in their calendars.

So no matter whether you have an OCD like me (and M7ACD) and think nothing of spending a whole day buffing your bella, or simply want to throw a bucket of water in its general direction and spend the rest of the day leaning on the coffee machine engaged in Alfa-talk (or anywhere in between these two extremes), then this is the event for you. Eastern Western are very keen to promote stronger links with the Alfa community so let's try and respond with a good turn-out on the day.
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Waw, for your first event David, you've come up with a cracker. Well done that man

Might even bring the wife as it's our wedding annaversery on the date Always said it's about time she took a turn at helping out with the wash
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Waw, for your first event David, you've come up with a cracker. Well done that man
I agree, nice one David!

I have way way too much car cleaning stuff and keep buying more mostly online, its usually from detailing websites reading about products I cant resist buying, but dont get enough chance to use.
One problem is the weather is either too hot or too wet to have a chance to really spend time doing a polish or wax etc......only having a driveway and no shelter.
Having a chance to use a big indoor space would be great before the winter.
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I'm tempted since like philip I have far too much cleaning stuff. Won't know till nearer the time to see if I can get a shift swap.
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Sounds great David! Unfortunately I'll be working. Would've liked a wee nosey there as well, never got the chance when I worked for them.
 
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I agree, nice one David!
Some of the credit should go to CraigM. He had his car in there recently and was treated to the guided tour where mention was made of the car club detailing days. When he mentioned it to me, my few remaining grey cells (old age doesn't come easy, ) recalled the conversation I'd had with John way back in May last year. A few PMs to and fro, a chat at Hopetoun and a couple of phone calls later, here we have it.
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Nice one David. An excellent day out for us car cleaning fanatics!
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Do we know if they'll be offering the use of rotary buffers etc?
(I'm assuming we supply our own product?)
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sounds like a great event - long way to come for a wash and wax but those bacon butties might just seal the deal

If the weather in October is anything like the weather in August - the car will be manky by the time we get back home
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Do we know if they'll be offering the use of rotary buffers etc?
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I'm still finalising the fine details with Western - I shall ask the question re equipment.
On the product front - you know what your car likes best, .
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Yes, but I also know that Meguires Gold wax is bloody hard work so I may be talked in to supporting the rebirth of slavery :eyebrow:
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Do we know if they'll be offering the use of rotary buffers etc?
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Unfortunately we won't be able to use their buffers. There could be liability issues if one of us were to damage our car whilst using them, not to mention the implications to their workshop's throughput if the equipment were to be damaged and put out of action.

However the services of a demonstrator from Farecla, a supplier of paint finishing products to the motor and marine industries, have been secured to show us the capabilities of their G3 product which has recently been made available to the retail market. So you never know Frank, maybe you could offer your car as a 'guinea pig' and get the job done for you, .



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Out of this world glad u mentioned this today and hey what's this with the OCD


Ok I suppose your right, will have to see if I can make it but will let u know
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Some of the credit should go to CraigM. He had his car in there recently and was treated to the guided tour where mention was made of the car club detailing days.
I never got a tour and I've "visited" them 3 times. All I get is "haven't you been here before but with a different car?"

Last time I went up to see about my dodgy door that was to be fixed by warrenty (still wating on word about it lol) the guy mentioned it. Said they had the Porsche folk up and they opened the valet bit up. Would be good to follow in the footsteps of David and get the wheels properly cleaned and waxed.
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I now have to work over the weekend and won't have time to get along
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This might be a daft question.

Do we need to bring are own stuff, shampoo, polish, clothes, etc?
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What a fantastic idea! Wish i was up the north! Have fun guys!
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Indeed! Great idea.
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This might be a daft question.

Do we need to bring are own stuff, shampoo, polish, clothes, etc?
Don't think we need to bring shampoo etc, but deffo wax & polish. David will put us right!
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This might be a daft question.

Do we need to bring are own stuff, shampoo, polish, clothes, etc?
Not daft at all. There will be limited supplies of materials 'on site' (and you could always try and offer your car for the trade demonstrator to practice on, ) but probably best to take the potions you know and trust in any case. If you're like me, I'm uber-particular about what goes anywhere near my bella.
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They are more than welcome to machine polish mine
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Sorry I couldn't make it David.
Sarahs birthday today so couldn't spare enough time to head over this morning.
Shame as it a great new type of event for AOS..... and my cars needing a good polish!
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Thanks for organising, got a little mucky on the way home but that should wash off now it has a good layer of wax on it.
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A big thank you to John and his 'team' at Eastern Western Motor Group's Accident Repair Centre for throwing their doors open to us and making us feel so welcome - oh, and the bacon butties were ace!

Thanks must also go to Western Alfa for generously sponsoring the little brain teaser by supplying a selection of Alfa merchandise for the prizes. Well done to Thomas (tjc), Ricky (rickyw) and Rod (tanto) for claiming the spoils in the 'nearest the estimate' challenge - hope you enjoyed examining that triumph of automotive design and engineering that is the Mercedes Vaneo minibus, .

......and last but by no means least, thank you to all who turned up and made it all worthwhile. It was great to see all those shiney bellas rolling out the door this afternoon - just a pity Mother Nature couldn't have turned off the taps just for a bit, . I think another session in the Spring will now definitely be on the cards and let's see if we can stack the place out next time, .

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