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Mike Phillips
Jun 1st, 2006, 12:34 PM
Pictures & Comments from Reisterstown, Maryland (http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13413)


Mike Lambert's The Shine Shop - Reisterstown, Maryland!

Well tomorrow's class is completely full with serious car enthusiasts from all around this area eager to learn more about detailing their cars with Meguiar's. After picking up the rental car and meeting up with Joe aka Mobilejoe, we headed over to Mike's Shine Shop to meet with Mike and do a little setting up for tomorrow's class.

Mike has converted his home garage into an effective and money making detail shop. One of the biggest problems Brick & Mortar Shop detailers have to overcome is reducing overhead. By converting his garage into his shop he's reduced his overhead and maximized his profits, plus he can work from home!


http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2MikesShineShop001.jpg



Here you can see how Mike has added 8" florescent tube lights to light-up the sides of the car so he can see what he's working on.

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2MikesShineShop003.jpg


There's two more sets of 4 footers, (two tubes in each set), on the other side,

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2MikesShineShop004.jpg


And both florescent lights, and halogen lamps, mounted to the ceiling.

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2MikesShineShop005.jpg


I took a picture of a picture hanging on the wall in Mike's shop showing I think his dad from back in the day when he was detailing. Just goes to show the Passion for Perfection runs in the family!

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2MikesShineShop002.jpg

sneek
Jun 1st, 2006, 01:18 PM
thats one sweet garage!:xyxthumbs

95nissan
Jun 1st, 2006, 04:53 PM
mike,thanks for those cooool pics!! i am going to be setting my garage up in a similar fashion this summer!! do you want to be my first customer? LOL!! Seriously though,that is one impeccable workspace. now if i could just track down a detailer banner like that or better yet,a neon meguiars sign like in the company shop:bounce
:bounce

Mike Phillips
Jun 2nd, 2006, 12:12 AM
Mike's shop is very nice, Mike has a huge following here in Maryland, he says for the most part he's booked solid about 2-years out. He also offers some very interesting services that I don't think a lot of people think about, I'll update the thread about this later as it's a little after 5:00am right now and I've got to pack up out of the hotel and get moving towards Mike's shop to set up for the day.

We had lots of rain and a Thunder Storm move through last night, hopefully it will be clear and sunny for today's class. I'll try to post a few pictures before the class starts!

Mike Phillips
Jun 2nd, 2006, 03:24 AM
Just about everyone is here and in a few minutes class will start!

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2MikesShineShop007.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2MikesShineShop008.jpg

Murano03
Jun 2nd, 2006, 11:57 AM
Just got back from the Reisterstown class and it ROCKED!!!

Mike Phillips did an excellent job of teaching us the history of Meguiars and techniques for getting rich (color) reflection.

They actually used my Murano as the guinea pig. I didn't mind at all. I knew it was in safe hands, and it was. The left side of my hood is SWEET. I have to work on the rest of the body.

Im finally going to use my polisher I got for Xmas. I was waiting to get educated properly on it before I started using it. Thanks Mike Phillips!

Thanks to Mike L. from the Shine Shop, nice garage. Thanks Mobile Joe, your advice also helped out... I got some goodies too! Thanks Jeff Smith for being the squeaky wheel.

Im going to have to buy some of the products shown today that I dont have yet.

Diffinitely worth missing work/school over. Dont miss any classes that come to your town.:bow

Pathogen
Jun 2nd, 2006, 12:20 PM
:iagree:

Fantastic class! Answered a lot of questions and cleared up some hazy parts as far as which product for what job ... and how to pick which product for what job.

We need more of these out here on the East Coast! :)

I hope everyone has a chance to attend one of these sometime.

Mike, Mike, and Joe -- much thanks! You guys rock! :xyxthumbs

MandarinaRacing
Jun 2nd, 2006, 12:25 PM
That is a BEAUTIFUL shop/garage, congratulations to the owner :xyxthumbs :xyxthumbs

Alex

OGauge4Me
Jun 2nd, 2006, 12:59 PM
What can I add? The Shine Shop was rocking and the information was on super overload.

Mike L and his lovely wife Layna were the gracious host and hostess allowing us to come into their garage and home for the day.

A BIG THANK YOU to Joe for making sure everyone was well taking care of during the event.

Jeff I also want to thank you for not only your help getting the class in MARYLAND but for sending me an e-mail advising me of the class.

What Can I say about Mike Phillips other than another BIG THANK YOU for showing us how detailing it is really done. You could tell that he has probably forgotten more than what most detailer know. He was a wealth of information on the history of Meguiar’s and their current product line. Mike just made it look so easy but I know there is a lot to learn about proper technique and product use. When we practiced on a beat up junk yard hood the transformation was amazing. MEGUIARS products rock!!!!!

I can truthfully say that I have not used the Meguiar’s line of car care products but I will be buying some of the polishing compounds next week. Thanks Joe for the tip on where to purchase the products!

If you have a chance to attend one of these classes you should do yourself a favor and attend. I learned a lot I did not know, how to correct mistakes I was, past tense after today, making and a validation on the proper use and techniques I am currently using.



A great time was had by all.
:bow :db: :db: :db: :db: :xyxthumbs :coolgleam

Iron82
Jun 2nd, 2006, 01:18 PM
For Mike Phillips and Mequirs company:

I had the most respect on how you came to doing these awesome car care classes. :bow

Mike Phillips put on a great class and helped not just me but others as well (at our class and hopefully others that attended his classes) on how to really take care of your vehicle(s). Now all I need is to buy the items and keep using them day after day.

Mike and Layna thanks for the comfort of The Shine Shop. Joe thanks for the help. Lastly Mike Phillips (Internet Technical Specialist) << I think he needs a better name, thanks for all the information and intruducing me and others a good way to use all the products and systems. ;)

Mike and Mequirs keep on with the classes and never stop. Scottwax2 Scottwax1 :bigups party:

RobAGD
Jun 2nd, 2006, 01:26 PM
Yep I just goto my shop in Essex, and I have to say that this class was awsome. I had a decent grasp of what I wanted, but I need to tweak my technique a bit ( arm speed, how the product looks when its done actualy working ).

Everything was great Joe, Mike P, Mike and HIs wife thanks for letting us into your house :) Hey and no escaped critters !

If you have the chance to make one of these you should, I was kinda surprised that I was the furthest away attending this one, only 75 miles and change.

Thanks to Meguiar's for sending Mike out to teach us, and for the very nice goodie bags for those attending the class.

Cant wait for dinner !

-R

TZScales
Jun 2nd, 2006, 03:50 PM
The Detailing 101 class presented by Mike Phillips of Meguiar's Inc. was truly educational, organized and rewarding. Mike is a first class professional who is compassionate about his art (paint specialist). Reading literature in the books and on this forum just is no substitute for the first rate delivery that Mike brings to his craft.

I now know what I must do to address the bird etching that was left on my "red corvette" right behind the rear emblem. Just the knowledge I gained from today's class will enable me to resolve this issue.

The proprietors of the "The Shine Shop," Mike and Layna Lambert were gracious hosts, and Mike's converted garage is first rate. It was evident that he is big on Meguiar's.

Finally, I would like to thank MobileJoe and Jeff Smith for getting this going.

I'll be waiting for another one at some point down the road!!

:db: :db: :bounce :D :D

KBzPTGT
Jun 2nd, 2006, 05:32 PM
Why does work always have to come before life on the weekends :wall:
Looks like I missed another good chance:mad:

a2z13
Jun 2nd, 2006, 06:04 PM
congradulations to all those who were able to attend today's class with mikephillips -- i still cannot believe that i missed/missing an opportunity to get hands on instructions on meguiar products and car detailing with mikephillips and other car care enthusiasts -- special thanx to jeffsmith -- GBY!!

OGauge4Me
Jun 3rd, 2006, 09:59 AM
Originally posted by a2z13
congradulations to all those who were able to attend today's class with mikephillips -- i still cannot believe that i missed/missing an opportunity to get hands on instructions on meguiar products and car detailing with mikephillips and other car care enthusiasts -- special thanx to jeffsmith -- GBY!!
Maybe you could make the Sunday class!

This is one opportunity you really did not want to miss. Mike's garage was really laid out and he used the available space well. I got a lot of ideas for my garage set up from him. The tile floor is to die for. I really nice job and he did the work himself.

Dream4
Jun 3rd, 2006, 11:59 AM
Originally posted by KBzPTGT
Why does work always have to come before life on the weekends :wall:
Looks like I missed another good chance:mad:

Yes, you missed a great class, I finally learned which products to use, and in what order, again thanks to Mike P. & Mike L. for a very enlightening day!

Meguiar's profits definitely went up today after I went shopping at the auto parts store & at Meguiar's on line!

Butch:D

scarface_
Jun 3rd, 2006, 02:56 PM
Anyone take pics from this class? Was wondering if i should bring my dig camera tomorrow or not :confused: . I want to learn though before i take pics :xyxthumbs

Pathogen
Jun 3rd, 2006, 03:32 PM
Is there anything going on here in MD tonight? I have two fantastic looking cars all dressed up with no place to go. :)

OGauge4Me
Jun 3rd, 2006, 05:24 PM
Originally posted by scarface_
Anyone take pics from this class? Was wondering if i should bring my dig camera tomorrow or not :confused: . I want to learn though before i take pics :xyxthumbs

Take the camera. :xyxthumbs

OGauge4Me
Jun 3rd, 2006, 05:29 PM
Originally posted by Pathogen
Is there anything going on here in MD tonight? I have two fantastic looking cars all dressed up with no place to go. :)

Did you clean up that super MT, Majestic Teal. Firebird? That is one sweet car.

BTW, bought some Scratch X to remove some scratches on the trunk of my Bonneville that someone made when unloading groceries from the van.
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e266/OGaugeTrains/DSCN7511A.jpg

kbyrd
Jun 4th, 2006, 03:21 AM
That was a great class. I learned a lot and Mike answeres everyones question. He never rushed through a topic and keep everybody captivated tgrough the whole day.

GTPLS1
Jun 5th, 2006, 03:12 AM
I had a great time at the class. Thanks to everyone who helped put this together.

Pathogen
Jun 5th, 2006, 03:37 AM
Originally posted by OGauge4Me
Did you clean up that super MT, Majestic Teal. Firebird? That is one sweet car.

BTW, bought some Scratch X to remove some scratches on the trunk of my Bonneville that someone made when unloading groceries from the van.


The Blue-Green Chameleon :p Firebird doesn't need any more cleaned up for the weekend ... I go over that daily. --- What I did clean up was my blue car .. The one that's been pushed in and out of the shop every day since April 28 ... Under all the dust, pollen, bird droppings, random car fluids (It's been parked under partially disassembled cars on lifts at times) ... is one sexy looking car.

I neeeed to get a good buffer! But even with my $20 walmart brand deal and the knowledge from this class ... wow made a difference!

Jon's taking pictures at the shop today. :)

blkgto
Jun 5th, 2006, 09:25 AM
Great class Mike. Well worth burning a day of vacation for. I will be buying some stuff, let your boss know these things do pay for themselves!

Mobilejoe
Jun 5th, 2006, 04:40 PM
Where do you start on what everyone learned from Mike Phillips on Friday and Saturday, the only thing that comes to mind is "AWESOME".

Meguiar's you have a great instructor and public relations representative all rolled into one. His knowledge of vehicle paint, product line, product usage, application techniques, people skills, and a walking encyclopedia of information for the consumer all the way to the pro detailer. A lot of questions were asked and he was able to answer everyone of them in a manner that made you feel that you were a VIP client of Meguiars. I have been a user of Meguiar's products for years (Consumer, Detailer, and Professional Products) and thought I knew a good amount of information but I learned new things each day.

As one of the forum members that pushed for the classes to come to Maryland, Mike was of course our main contact. I know I had to call him on numerous occasions and he was always ready to help guide us to get the classes going and having everything ready for him. Mike flew in on Thursday morning and he was constantly on the go the whole time here, I know I was very tired over the three days I was with him so Mike you really must be dragging.

I know some of the people who attended the classes have spoken up already but I would like to give a big "THANK YOU" to Mike Phillips and Meguiar's for coming here to Maryland to teach the classes. I would also like to thank Mike Lambert at The Shine Shop, Dave Johnston at the Northpoint-Edgemere Volunteer Fire Company for the use of their facilities, Jeff Smith for being the original driving force and last but not least all the people who signed up for the classes as you were great students. The classes went very smooth because of you.

I hope everyone that attended learned a great deal of information to help in the quest to keep your vehicles shining like a showcar !

Mike and Meguiar's thanks again, wish we could get you out here every year but I know that is not possible. You always have a open invitation out here anytime you want though.

Mobilejoe

RobAGD
Jun 6th, 2006, 06:05 PM
Wow, the pictures I took with Mikes camera must really **** :/ Nothings been posted yet :) I know I lopped off his head in a few, but I wanted good shots of product and how things looked as being used... Oh well....

I was hoping some of teh before after shots came out well...

-R

Mike Phillips
Jun 6th, 2006, 06:29 PM
Originally posted by RobAGD
Wow, the pictures I took with Mikes camera must really **** :/ Nothings been posted yet :) I know I lopped off his head in a few, but I wanted good shots of product and how things looked as being used... Oh well....

I was hoping some of the before after shots came out well...

-R


Hi Rob,

Actually, there some great shots you took it's always a time factor.

After dinner I returned to my hotel room only to find out the high speed Internet connection was a non-functioning Internet connection, I couldn't do anything. I could get a page to load and then it would go dead or freeze up. Jeff Smith had the same problem.

Then the next day, another class, more pictures. I get back to California and I have a requests for work that require more pictures to be posted. I have found that if the photos can't be,

Reviewed
Selected
Named
Cropped
Resized
Uploaded
Inserted

The day of, or the night of, then it doesn't tend to get done right away as new, ever changing priorities move up the list. It's a drag too because there's always great pictures that tell great stories to share, it's just a matter of carving out the time to make it happen.

RobAGD
Jun 6th, 2006, 06:48 PM
No worries :)

Trust me I fully understand the time demands of the old job. Its 11:52 pm EDT and I am still at work finishing the EOM books for 4 shops that I run.

-Robert

ps - did you get my email ?

rusty bumper
Jun 8th, 2006, 03:18 AM
Originally posted by Mike Phillips
Mike Lambert's The Shine Shop - Reisterstown, Maryland!

Mike has converted his home garage into an effective and money making detail shop. One of the biggest problems Brick & Mortar Shop detailers have to overcome is reducing overhead. By converting his garage into his shop he's reduced his overhead and maximized his profits, plus he can work from home!


http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2MikesShineShop001.jpg



Here you can see how Mike has added 8" florescent tube lights to light-up the sides of the car so he can see what he's working on.

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2MikesShineShop003.jpg


There's two more sets of 4 footers, (two tubes in each set), on the other side,

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2MikesShineShop004.jpg


And both florescent lights, and halogen lamps, mounted to the ceiling.

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2MikesShineShop005.jpg


I took a picture of a picture hanging on the wall in Mike's shop showing I think his dad from back in the day when he was detailing. Just goes to show the Passion for Perfection runs in the family!

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2MikesShineShop002.jpg
Not bad at all!

Great thread. :xyxthumbs

RobAGD
Jun 12th, 2006, 12:09 PM
Bump as a reminder :)

-R

Mike Phillips
Jun 12th, 2006, 12:14 PM
Originally posted by RobAGD
Bump as a reminder :)

-R


I wish....

I have to write reports all day...