After writing this post I learned that Fred Frederick, Vice President of the San Antonio Mustang Club and the person who snapped all the pictures of this event, passed away.
On Saturday, May 21st Concours Auto Salon hosted a clinic for the San Antonio Mustang Club and the Shelby Club. The event took place from 10:00 am till 12:00 pm. The clinic was a great success! The purpose was to help further educate members of the clubs on proper care for the paint finish on their cars.
Anthony started the event by explaining what different types of environmental damage happen to vehicle finishes and what causes it. Anthony then explained the difference between paint swirls, halos, and paint marring. An abused 2001 BMW M5 was used for the demonstration. After the identification process, Anthony talked about the different compounds and polishes available to correct these problems. He gave a demonstration with the rotary buffer showing what could and couldn’t be repaired. Then offered to let the attendees operate the different buffers.
Waxes and paint sealants were the final topic of discussion during the education session. Anthony explained different waxes on the market and how they could be applied. He supplied 8 different waxes, paint sealants, and paint coating systems for the attendees to touch smell, and apply.
After the education secession, Ron pulled two different mustangs into the shop to demonstrate the different Paint Less Dent Repair processes. He explained what the different tools were used for and how. A black Shelby GT500 with a door ding on the body line in the passenger door was the first dent repaired. Ron chose this car because the owner told Ron that his friends and family said that paintless dent repair couldn’t fix this because it was on the body line. He lived with this dent for over a year. The attendees were very surprised when Ron had 90% of the dent repaired in 5 minutes. He then spent another 10 minutes finishing the dent to the point that no one could tell where it was.
The second dent for the demonstration was in the C pillar of a black Mustang GT. This ding was a candidate for the Concours Auto Salon glue pulling paintless dent repair process. Ron explained what the different tabs do, the types of dents they are used for, and the glue. Ron showed how the two different tools used to pull operate. One being a Mini Lifter and the other a Slide Hammer.
Everyone who attended had a great time and enjoyed the food and drinks provided by Concours Auto Salon. Anthony and Ron hope to do this again soon for other car clubs in San Antonio.