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San Clemente Outlets & Tech Session - 2/23

Published on 2/23/2019


San Clemente Outlets & Tech Session - 2/23

After several weeks of cancelled and rescheduled events due to rain, we finally had a beautiful weekend of sunshine, although chilly temperatures. On Saturday, February 23rd, several members attended the San Clemente Outlets Cars & Coffee, followed by a Tech Session at Mike Scroggie’s garage. At 9AM, we gathered at Cars and Coffee along with about 500 other cars of all types. About 11:15, we departed in a group for the short drive to my garage. We parked there and walked two blocks to the Riders Club for the “Best Burger” lunch in San Clemente. About 12:30, we returned for the Paint Chip Tech Session, where Steve Bode, “Quinn the Eskimo” demonstrated his unique paint chip technique and repaired several member’s cars.


Steve uses a proprietary technique called “Dr. ColorChip”. He first swabs the chip with a special paint on a Q-tip, lets it dry a bit and then wipes/spreads it with a special wiping process. It makes most minor chips disappear, or at the very least, improves them so they are much less noticeable. Attending were Mike Scroggie, Van Schultz, Phil Caliva, Dex Kaytis, Chuck Lakowski, Dick Ames, Marty Hovivian and Greg Aden.


If you are interested in repairing some of those annoying paint nicks and chips, check out Quinn the Eskimo at Steve can match most paint colors but likes to come prepared with the correct paint samples, so if you have the ICI or BMC paint code, it is even better. Quinn charges about $125 per car and will travel to most locations in South Orange County, with a scheduled appointment. It is best if you can gather a few cars together in one place, in order to reduce his travel time. You can reach him at 949-463-7690 or