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    Red Honda - Extreme Makeover

    On Wednesday, October 6th here at our Irvine location, starting at 9:00am Mike Pennington, and myself will be performing an extreme makeover on this red Honda Civic.



    While in the above photo the car looks to be in pretty decent shape, upon closer inspection it is easy to see the finish has been neglected. This daily driver is typically parked outside 24 by 7 and as such, the finish is under constant attack from the environment and airborne contaminants. The goal is to restore the interior and exterior to their maximum potential to increase it's resale value.







    Engine Detailing - Extreme Makeover
    Besides restoring a show car shine to the exterior and cleaning and conditioning the interior, we will also be detailing the engine compartment using cleaning and degreasing products from Meguiar's New Detailer Line.

    If you would like to be a part of the Meguiar's Transformation Team, please reply to this thread and I will add your name to the sign up list.

    1. Lt1Corvette
    2. CarGirl
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    Meguiar’s address for Mapquest Driving Directions
    Meguiar’s Inc
    17991 Mitchell South
    Irvine, CA 92614

    See you here...

    Mike
    Mike Phillips
    Office: 800-869-3011 x206
    Mike.Phillips@Autogeek.net
    "Find something you like and use it often"

  • #2
    Mike, I think you need to make a trip out to the east coast sometime and let us have some of this fun! I wish I could get out to CA, it would be a great experience to take part in something like this.

    Maybe I'll start saving my pennies to buy you a plane ticket to New England!

    Chris
    Chris

    "Once a Meguiar's user...always a Meguiar's user!"

    1994 Accord

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    • #3
      Hey Mikes,
      I am interested in comming and lending a hand, however I won't be able to get up there until 12:40. Will you guys still need some help at that time?

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      • #4
        Yes, we'll be working on it most of the day, starting with the engine compartment, then washing the car, then the interior and last but least the exterior.

        Plenty to do... shall I add your name to the list?

        Mike
        Mike Phillips
        Office: 800-869-3011 x206
        Mike.Phillips@Autogeek.net
        "Find something you like and use it often"

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        • #5
          Yes Mike,
          Go ahead and add me.
          Is this Cargirls husbands old civic?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Lt1Corvette
            Yes Mike,
            Go ahead and add me.
            Is this Cargirls husbands old civic?
            Yes, after the last extreme makeover, she volunteered their Honda because they want to sell it, or trade it in and hopefully get top dollar either way.

            It's a win/win proposition as I've been looking for an average car for a engine detailing write-up and a car with a neglected finish to show what can be accomplished with ColorX by hand, followed by NXT Tech Wax by hand.

            We'll also have a chance to use a variety of products on the interior.

            Mike
            Mike Phillips
            Office: 800-869-3011 x206
            Mike.Phillips@Autogeek.net
            "Find something you like and use it often"

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            • #7
              Why wednesday? I have a full day of school on Wednesday Oh well, can't wait to see what you guys can accomplish, good luck!
              I want 4" Softbuff pads!

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              • #8
                Of course you can add me to the list! Thanks for helping me with my husband's civic!

                Lt1Corvette, look forward to seeing you soon!

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                • #9
                  What a small world!

                  10.06 is my birthday.
                  Paint Correction Specialist

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                  • #10
                    I'm sure you will be doing this any ways, but could you document every stinking detail -- of the detail!

                    I am itching to see the process of every section of the detail. Process of evaluation for the not only the exterior, but any interior problems, attacking the engine compartment, and what you will do with the wheels.

                    Could you also please provide vehicle specs.? Year, miles, condition of interior & engine compartment, expected problem areas (beyond those described for the exterior).

                    Can't wait to see the results and learn some new information! Just wish I could be there to help, and learn hands-on.

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                    • #11
                      Will you be taking a rotary to it or working w/ the G100?
                      Chopped 55 Suburban
                      99 3.0 CL
                      Family cars:
                      1958 Eldo Biarrittz Vert
                      48 Merc Woody - a true sleeper
                      New project: 67 Sunbeam Tiger
                      Newest project: 66 Mustang Vert

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by magnus
                        I'm sure you will be doing this any ways, but could you document every stinking detail -- of the detail!

                        I am itching to see the process of every section of the detail. Process of evaluation for the not only the exterior, but any interior problems, attacking the engine compartment, and what you will do with the wheels.

                        Could you also please provide vehicle specs.? Year, miles, condition of interior & engine compartment, expected problem areas (beyond those described for the exterior).

                        Can't wait to see the results and learn some new information! Just wish I could be there to help, and learn hands-on.
                        We'll do our best. The engine compartment detailing process will be a write-up for the new forum,

                        Engine Compartment Detailing

                        Good suggestions magnus!

                        Mike
                        Mike Phillips
                        Office: 800-869-3011 x206
                        Mike.Phillips@Autogeek.net
                        "Find something you like and use it often"

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by HotRodGuy
                          Will you be taking a rotary to it or working w/ the G100?
                          Hi HotRodGuy,

                          The first thing we're going to do is to use our two hands to restore the finish using hand-applied consumer products right off the shelf. The purpose of this is show the majority of enthusiasts in the world how to use the things they already own, (their hands), to get W0W! results.

                          After washing the car, we will follow exactly what Meguiar's has been teaching for decades about proper procedures. We will follow Meguiar's 5-Step Paint Care Cycle

                          Step 1 Wash
                          Step 2 Clean
                          Step 3 Polish
                          Step 4 Protect
                          Step 5 Maintain

                          After the washing step we will evaluate the finish first with the palm of our clean hands to inspect for above surface defects and second, visually for below surface defects, this will help us to determine the necessary products to remove the defects.

                          After the cleaning or surface prep procedures, we will then polish with Deep Crystal Polish and then apply NXT Tech Wax and document our results.

                          After that, if there are still more serious defects in the finish that require a machine applied product from Meguiar's Professional Line, then we go after those defects using Meguiar's philosophy of,

                          Always use the least aggressive product to get the job done"

                          This means we will attempt to remove the defects using the G-100 Polisher. If we find out that we still need to get a more aggressive, then we will substitute the rotary buffer.

                          Our only limitations are time as I have to leave for the airport at approximately 6:30pm

                          Mike
                          Mike Phillips
                          Office: 800-869-3011 x206
                          Mike.Phillips@Autogeek.net
                          "Find something you like and use it often"

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                          • #14
                            Hey Mike

                            Wish I could be there, but gotta do that work thing.

                            Anyhow, I am really looking forward to seeing the new detailer line of products in action. I have been looking at them trying to decide which ones I might need. This test you are doing should be perfect for showing off the new detailer line products.

                            -Bob
                            -Bob
                            NXTti graduate, Meguiars Ford/SEMA Team

                            "All Corvette's are red, the rest are mistakes" - John Heinricy (Corvette Engineer)

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Mike Phillips
                              Our only limitations are time as I have to leave for the airport at approximately 6:30pm
                              Mike
                              Better allow plenty of travel time Mike, it might take three or four minutes to get there

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