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Mike Phillips
Apr 1st, 2006, 01:55 AM
Pictures from SoCalEvo at Meguiar's!

http://www.socalevo.net/images/socalevo_header_l.jpg

In a few hours, class will begin rain or shine!

:db: :db: :db:

Mike Phillips
Apr 1st, 2006, 05:28 AM
Well it's raining lightly,

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2600_Rain.jpg


But the coffee's hot, the Donuts are warm and the pop is cooling down for lunch!

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2600_Coffee.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2600_Donuts.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2600_pop.jpg

TKDDAD
Apr 1st, 2006, 05:32 AM
Looks like a good "healthy" start to a busy day !!;) ...I actually like detailing when it's a little cooler...I can work much longer if it's not really warm outside....have a good class today !!!:xyxthumbs

Mike Phillips
Apr 1st, 2006, 06:02 AM
A few are starting to show up!

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2600_Evo003.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2600_Evo001.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2600_Evo002.jpg

Erik Mejia
Apr 1st, 2006, 06:59 AM
Mmmmmmm...Donuts! Cars look cool.

Newport Viper
Apr 1st, 2006, 07:21 AM
If you guys can't eat all that pizza.....:D. Fast car, can get there quick.

2barevo
Apr 1st, 2006, 02:21 PM
what was in the goodies bag? :) too bad i couldn't make to the club day but ill just prolly sign for one of the other upcoming classes.

Mike Phillips
Apr 1st, 2006, 02:30 PM
Well the clouds broke-off and the sun came out and we had some fun at Meguiar's today!

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2600_Evo006.jpg


After lunch everyone dove in head first to help clay, clean, polish and wax Alex's Evo!

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2600_Evo005.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2600_Evo004.jpg



Finished!

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2600_Evo007.jpg

davedave
Apr 1st, 2006, 03:04 PM
Thanks Mike, i learned alot today.

rammsteinmatt
Apr 1st, 2006, 03:23 PM
thanks so much mike and meguiars for hosting us. I (and all of us) learned a ton about everything, and have new products to try out! for anyone that hasnt tried out the new wheel cleaners, we used the multi piece wheel cleaner (orange bottle), and it worked phenominal for removing months of caked on brake dust with little effort required (i hope someone has before and after pictures from today, its simply amazing)

mike, you're an excellent teacher and went to great lengths to teach everyone, no matter what skill level, anything and everything they desired to know about detailing/washing/polishing/waxing etc... he even told a joke or two :xyxthumbs aparently we werent the most lively group thats been through there, but that didnt stop mike from trying his best to wake us up so we could learn to the fullest

and mike, you were asking if these cars are fast. basically the answer is: yes, very. i'll come by some wednesday night open garage over the summer and we can go for a quick drive - under the speed limit of course (if you're allowed/willing of course)

spdyevo02
Apr 1st, 2006, 03:29 PM
Originally posted by rammsteinmatt
thanks so much mike and meguiars for hosting us. I (and all of us) learned a ton about everything, and have new products to try out! for anyone that hasnt tried out the new wheel cleaners, we used the all wheel (orange bottle), and it worked phenominal for removing months of caked on brake dust with little effot required (i hope someone has before and after pictures, its simply amazing)

mike is an excellent teacher and went to great lengths to teach everyone, no matter what skill level, anything and everything they desired to know about detailing/washing/polishing/waxing etc... he even told a joke or two :xyxthumbs aparently we werent the most lively group thats been through there, but that didnt stop mike from trying his best to wake us up so we could learn to the fullest

and mike, you were asking if these cars are fast. basically the answer is: yes, very. i'll come by some wednesday night open garage over the summer and we can go for a quick drive - under the speed limit of course (if you're allowed/willing of course)
Definitly
let me know when this goes down since i live pretty close

I would like to say thanks to Mequiar's and all there staff especially mike. I learned a ton of stuff which will help me when i enter car shows. I can't wait to get my products so i can begin to use them. I will probably stop by the Wednesday meets to say hi and learn some more

paranoid123
Apr 1st, 2006, 05:02 PM
Thanks Mike for the lessons today. I can really see that you're dedicated and enthusiastic about car detailing.

I was really surprised how generous Meguiars is in offering essentially free classes without any hard sales pitch, and all the free products that they gave away. You're right - products will come and go over the years, but if you provide a high quality product, backed up with excellent customer service, it will last a very, very long time.

Thanks again!

dsmdriver
Apr 1st, 2006, 06:40 PM
Hello Mike,

Thank you very much. The class was a big success in my book. The people that was affraid to get alittle wet missed out on a great day! THANK you again.. My car was the really bad white one....I WILL post some before and after pics for all to see what a wonderful product you support.
To bad my car didnt get done but next time i guess i should get a darker car.

Chris :xyxthumbs

evo8868
Apr 1st, 2006, 07:36 PM
Hi Mike,

Thanks for the great class today and thanks again for selecting my car!

Meguiar's has some great products and I was very impressed today by the excellent products, customer care, and staff professionalism. I learned a great deal of information today from your informative presentation and hands on instructions / practice.

I can't wait to get the products I ordered today, especially the G100, to remove the rest of the scratches on mine and my wife's car.

Alex :xyxthumbs

Mike Phillips
Apr 3rd, 2006, 07:13 AM
The SoCalEvo club was an enthusiastic club eager to learn all aspects of car detailing and especially removing swirls from their car's finish.

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2SoCalEvo006.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2SoCalEvo007.jpg

Mike Phillips
Apr 3rd, 2006, 07:31 AM
There was a lot of interest in learning how to use the G100 Dual Action polisher!

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2EvoHandsOnTraining03.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2EvoHandsOnTraining04.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2EvoHandsOnTraining01.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2EvoHandsOnTraining06.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2EvoHandsOnTraining05.jpg

Mike Phillips
Apr 3rd, 2006, 07:35 AM
After washing, claying, polishing and waxing the gloss and shine was pretty apparent from any angle!

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2SoCalEvo010.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2SoCalEvo008.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2SoCalEvo009.jpg

paranoid123
Apr 3rd, 2006, 07:40 AM
Here are some of my own pictures

The swirls on the blue Evo
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/6010swirls1.JPG

Mike showing us how to look for swirls after using StratchX
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/6010mike_teaching.JPG

The before shot
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/6010before.JPG

The after shot (that white line is some wax that we left on to see the border between the polished and unpolished sides)
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/6010after.JPG

gratuitous reflections shot - it's not perfect because we didn't polish the entire hood
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/6010reflections.JPG


Thanks for everything Meguiar's and Mike!

krillin
Apr 3rd, 2006, 07:49 AM
thanks, mike. i can't wait till i get my g100 this week. :D

btw, nice pics.

rammsteinmatt
Apr 3rd, 2006, 12:45 PM
ugh, look at all the orange peel around the lancer badge

Erik Mejia
Apr 3rd, 2006, 01:47 PM
Looks good, I just wish I could've attended.

ebevo
Apr 3rd, 2006, 06:52 PM
Originally posted by rammsteinmatt
thanks so much mike and meguiars for hosting us. I (and all of us) learned a ton about everything, and have new products to try out! for anyone that hasnt tried out the new wheel cleaners, we used the multi piece wheel cleaner (orange bottle), and it worked phenominal for removing months of caked on brake dust with little effort required (i hope someone has before and after pictures from today, its simply amazing)

mike, you're an excellent teacher and went to great lengths to teach everyone, no matter what skill level, anything and everything they desired to know about detailing/washing/polishing/waxing etc... he even told a joke or two :xyxthumbs aparently we werent the most lively group thats been through there, but that didnt stop mike from trying his best to wake us up so we could learn to the fullest

and mike, you were asking if these cars are fast. basically the answer is: yes, very. i'll come by some wednesday night open garage over the summer and we can go for a quick drive - under the speed limit of course (if you're allowed/willing of course)

:iagree: ^^^

thanx again mike and meguiar's for hosting our club

big props to the people that made it despite the rain :coolgleam

i definitately walked away with some tips on things i've been doing wrong when detailing my car

joseph for pointing out the 8 side microfiber wipe down technique :bow and taking pics of me and my ride at the end :xyxthumbs

matt i have some pics of alex's car before the wash...did mike really use the multi piece wheel cleaner (orange bottle)?

i must've been busy fooling with my camera...dang so that's how they got rid of alex's brake dust on his rims/calipers...i was wondering what kind of magic they used without breaking a sweat :laughing

let me know if you want/need the before pics mike

alex your car looks amazing now...looks like it rolled off the dealer lot :cool:

Mike Phillips
Apr 4th, 2006, 05:00 AM
Originally posted by ebevo

let me know if you want/need the before pics mike

alex your car looks amazing now...looks like it rolled off the dealer lot :cool:


Yeah, if you have them, post them... :xyxthumbs

rammsteinmatt
Apr 5th, 2006, 07:57 AM
[i]Originally posted by ebevo
matt i have some pics of alex's car before the wash...did mike really use the multi piece wheel cleaner (orange bottle)?

i must've been busy fooling with my camera...dang so that's how they got rid of alex's brake dust on his rims/calipers...i was wondering what kind of magic they used without breaking a sweat :laughing


i'm pretty sure. i remember a wheel cleaner being sprayed on, and i thought we determined that the orange bottle was the only one that was safe for the wheels and brembos.

that stuff was amazing though, the brushed helped too :xyxthumbs

Mike Phillips
Apr 5th, 2006, 08:13 AM
I'm pretty sure it was Hot Rims All Wheel Cleaner

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2NewWheelCleaners.JPG

javinsMR
Apr 7th, 2006, 07:35 AM
that was one hell of a class... too bad half of the people who signed in missed out. but that didn't stop mike from providing us with everything we needed, be it knowledge and skills!!!!
food was great too! and the goodies!!!!! hahahaha

big :xyxthumbs to mike at meguiars! and joseph as well.
appreciate it...

javinsMR
Apr 7th, 2006, 07:41 AM
yo alex, you better take care of your car now after all the work we've done... lol!!!

ebevo
Apr 7th, 2006, 07:43 AM
sorry took so long to post these pics...as requested

pics of alex's rims before the makeover

http://socalevo.net/gallery/albums/userpics/12881/normal_14%20the%20chosen%20one.JPG

http://socalevo.net/gallery/albums/userpics/12881/normal_22%20filler%20up%20bucket.JPG

don't worry i'm still working on uploading all the pics to the socalevo forum :xyxthumbs