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Mike Phillips
Jun 3rd, 2006, 05:24 PM
Pictures & Comments from Baltimore, Maryland! (http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13465)

What a great group of people we had today at the Baltimore, Maryland Volunteer Firehouse today! The facilities were perfect for holding a detailing class and our hosts were top notch in every aspect!

Full Class!

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Mike Phillips
Jun 3rd, 2006, 05:30 PM
I think the final count for people that made the class today was 35 and everyone had lots of great questions about a wide-spectrum of topics. After the classroom portion was over and every had their fill of pizza we adjourned to the where the Fire Trucks are kept and proceeded to take what we learned in the classroom and apply it in the garage.

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Superior Shine
Jun 3rd, 2006, 05:47 PM
AWESOME !!!!!!!! :db:

softns49
Jun 3rd, 2006, 05:54 PM
Was a great class learned alot ..can't wait to try some of this on my cars.....I have a 1990 miata was painted last year and alot of over spray....Thanks again Mike for the great class!

Glenda

P.S

Thanks Joe for letting us at the prowler site know about the class :)

IBMGoat06
Jun 3rd, 2006, 06:28 PM
Mike, I'd like to thank you for sharing your time and knowledge of the often confusing world of automobile detailing, products and tools. Not only did I enjoy learning about the amazing history of Meguiar's, particularly about Malcolm Meguiar's contribution to improving the products for the automotive industry time and time again. I love hearing stories about hard work turning into success!

I found your instructions to be well thought out and quite easy to follow. I truly feel that I have a much better understanding of the proper techniques and products that will allow me to not only keep my new car, a 2006 Pontiac GTO, looking better than it did in the showroom. But help me restore my beloved 1999 Chevy S10's paint back to something I can be proud of for many more years to come!

I'd also like to thank Meguiar's for creating such a program. It's a class that i've been needing ever since I became "Car Crazy". I'm glad a respected company such as Meguiar's had the foresight to acknowledge and address this need. I thank you!

One more big thank you to the North Point Volunteer Fire Dept for hosting this class. Your hospitality was much appreciated! Be safe and thanks for the work your do!

qh187
Jun 3rd, 2006, 06:30 PM
Mike really knows his stuff! The class was well organized and really informative. I'm really glad I came. Now I know how to use my PC that I bought a month ago!

Thanks Mike!:xyxthumbs

majorpain
Jun 3rd, 2006, 08:10 PM
Mike,
Kudo's to you and your team efforts today in the training session.
If there was a thread for trainer of the year I would nominate you to receive it.
Your PASSION for what you believe in touched everyone today in some way, and we all will share a part of that with everyone we speak to about having the fun you showed us today in a little work, and to see the possitive results.
I hope the pics I took for you were helpful.
I will also be spreading this info to the TRAILVOY CLUB SITE that introduced this whole idea to me.
I will touch hundreds of people as to your success, and also to recommend you if there is ever another opportunity again to train several interested crazy car detail people.

Thanks again,

Jeff C

Andybro99
Jun 3rd, 2006, 09:01 PM
Only one way to describe this man's knowledge...insane. I learned a ton today thanks to this class. The only downside is that I need to buy up all of these products now, but it'll be worth it in the end. Thanks for all your help Mike!

kokketiel
Jun 4th, 2006, 03:52 AM
What a great class! I have to add to the thanks for Meguiar's and Mike for investing in having a class here on the East Coast, and to the folks at the fire house for allowing us to use their suberb premises.

The class was very professional and very well presented, and Mike's passion for paint care and Meguiar's great products comes through in everything that he does.

The classrooom session was very informative, but seeing the hands-on application in the afternoon session was even more helpful. I learned a ton about the technique for using my DA polisher.

I have only used my PC only once, and I clearly ran it too slowly for polishing and did not apply enough pressure. I am looking forward to getting even better results when I apply what I have learned.

About the only complaint I have, is why are there so few classes here on the East coast? :D. I have at least three friends who were interested in the class but couldn't make this date due to other obligations.

Thanks again for a great class!

kbyrd
Jun 4th, 2006, 04:31 AM
If all classes were this good i'd be a doctor by now. Greatest class that I ever been to. I learned a ton of stuff and got some gret tips.

TKDDAD
Jun 4th, 2006, 04:36 AM
How cool !!...can't wait till I can attend one of these classes someday...Mike, how much pressure is being applied here:? It's one of the things I struggle with when using the PC...too much pressure, not enough..looks like the pad is pretty compressed in this photo.
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rwlc5
Jun 4th, 2006, 04:54 AM
This was definitely the best training class that I have ever attended. Now I know the proper way to use my DA polisher. Mike's knowledge was incredible and his presentation was excellent. I don't think that one person lost interest for a second. The hands on demonstration was exactly what everyone was looking for. We had a great demo car and the results, which were relatively effortless, were amazing.

I remember well over a year ago when I joined the forum asking about the availability of one of these classes on the east coast. I signed up immediately when I found out about it. These classes are exactly what those of us who are Car Crazy want to see. I highly recommend that Meguiar's keep these classes going all over the country. Believe me, the company will reap the benefits many times over.

And finally, a note to Mr. Barry Meguiar: you and your compny have an extraordinary employee in Mike. He is passionate about his work and it shows in his presentations. Please keep these classes going. It was fantastic.

kbyrd
Jun 4th, 2006, 09:38 AM
Originally posted by rwlc5
This was definitely the best training class that I have ever attended. Now I know the proper way to use my DA polisher. Mike's knowledge was incredible and his presentation was excellent. I don't think that one person lost interest for a second. The hands on demonstration was exactly what everyone was looking for. We had a great demo car and the results, which were relatively effortless, were amazing.

I remember well over a year ago when I joined the forum asking about the availability of one of these classes on the east coast. I signed up immediately when I found out about it. These classes are exactly what those of us who are Car Crazy want to see. I highly recommend that Meguiar's keep these classes going all over the country. Believe me, the company will reap the benefits many times over.

And finally, a note to Mr. Barry Meguiar: you and your compny have an extraordinary employee in Mike. He is passionate about his work and it shows in his presentations. Please keep these classes going. It was fantastic.

I couldnt agree more I woke up this morning and went to pep boys. I brought scratch x , plastx , some towels and applicators, gold class car wash and now Im going to order some items online that I cant find in the store.

amg/md
Jun 4th, 2006, 09:42 AM
Mike--you da man!
Megs--you da company!!

Good things happen when a knowledgable and passionate person and a company with good products and support work together.

This class is a must, especially for those thinking of purchasing a DA polisher or just bought one recently.

And even those that have had one for a while will learn a few things for sure. I know I did. I feel more confident now about choosing products to use and using them properly.

Meguiars--I highly recommend that you continue setting up these classes around the country.

And the North Point/Edgemere Fire Dept guys were great hosts and had the perfect facility to have this event. Thanks to you guys.

car_doc
Jun 4th, 2006, 11:27 AM
Great Class!

The hour drive was definitely worth it.

I've learned a lot from the forums but there is no subsitute for hands-on training.

Great tips from a fantastic teacher - which has already inspired me to buy more Meguiars products on my way home...

Thanks!

tinhead
Jun 4th, 2006, 12:40 PM
WOW, what can i say? the class was awesome! mike is a very passionate and knowlegeable guy when it comes to his work; and it shows in the forums and especially in person. i learned quite a few interesting things about mike and the history of meguiars. his class on detailing was very informative, and i think anyone could learn a few things from it. the practical hands on experience was particularly invaluable to me. i bought a pc last year along with several of meguiar's products. there was only so much i could do from practicing on my wife's car and reading the forums. i just didn't feel like i was getting the results i was looking for. after asking mike several questions in class, during the hands on training, and staying after to watch him finish the guys hood, i feel more confident in using my pc and meguiar's products. gonna practice some more on my wife's integra then it will be time to tackle my camaro.

i would like to thank the volunteer fire dept for hosting the event. jeff smith and mobilejoe for getting this going. and i would like to especially thank mike for his valuable time and expertise. and meguiars for sending him here! you guys got a really cool thing going on with these classes and i am extremely happy that i had the opportunity to attend one of them!

monrette
Jun 4th, 2006, 01:10 PM
Thank you so much for the class. My wife and I learned so much. We were so tire when we arrived and figured we’d sleep through the class but you kept out attention and kept the class exciting. The class was well worth the 6 hour drive. Maybe one day we can have a class in the Raleigh area.

zrsoccer
Jun 4th, 2006, 02:25 PM
where can i find one of these flashlights that show the swirls on the cars??????


cant seem to find one

kbyrd
Jun 4th, 2006, 03:54 PM
It was a single xenon light. I think Mike said you can pick one up from target for like 15 to 20 bucks. I just saw a dual light at pep boys for 29.99 but im not sure if you would get the same effect with the dual light that you get from the single light.

Mobilejoe
Jun 4th, 2006, 04:05 PM
Actually Mikes is a dual light, there is a switch on the back to switch between light modes. I bought the one from Pep Boys and they are identical.

nhernandez
Jun 5th, 2006, 02:49 AM
Sorry it took so long for me to post a comment.
The class was great. I thought I knew how to detail cars pretty well but, after seeing the demonstration I was in awe! Detailing cars is one of my many passions with cars and, being able to attend a class like that was a very exciting expierence for me. I always seen the posts for classes in California and thought to myself, "Man it would be awesome if a class came over here." Thanks to all that put it together and thanks to Meguiar's for giving us the opportunity to attend.

jrodriq
Jun 5th, 2006, 03:32 AM
This was a great class, i learned alot more that i thought i was going to learn. It was amazing the vast knowledge that the instructor had. i was very very pleased. But you gotta have "Detailing 101" part 2 that goes over interior cleaning more in dept. But overall the class was priceless.:xyxthumbs

GARYSSS
Jun 5th, 2006, 08:26 AM
This class was Great and Mike was outstanding. I learned a ton of stuff on detailing can't wait to try them out. Thanks again to Mequiars , Mike and fire house for a Great class. Gary

Steve02SLT
Jun 5th, 2006, 09:53 AM
The class was GREAT! I definitaly learned a lot! Now I just need to invest in a PC and some pads.

EDIT: does anyone have a link to the website where it has the form/questionaire thing to rate the class?? I can't seem to find it.

Mike Phillips
Jun 5th, 2006, 10:04 AM
Originally posted by Steve02SLT

EDIT: does anyone have a link to the website where it has the form/questionnaire thing to rate the class?? I can't seem to find it.

Hi Steve,

There is no form or questionnaire on the Internet or on this forum, it's basically just your feedback and if you have any photos, then you post them to this thread.

SirReal
Jun 5th, 2006, 01:39 PM
When a person loves what they do it is a win win situation for all parties concerned. Mike you you def. love what you do and it shows. The biggest benifit for me was to see the entire showcase all at one time. I believe many of us stand before the shelves at our local auto supply store trying to make up our minds what's best for us. The down-side to that is that most stores carry a little bit of a lot of different brands. To see Meguiars
all at one time and to have each one explained and demonstrated was extremely helpful amd will cut down my gazing time at the auto supply store.

Mike you are an exceptional missionary for Meguiars and I wish you all the best! Jeff Nutter

Mobilejoe
Jun 5th, 2006, 04:41 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

orangekat
Jun 5th, 2006, 06:01 PM
Ditto the posts before me. Mike , you were great. Meguiars has always been a favorite brand of mine. Hands on demonstrations on their use just helps us get the intended results. We also now know what 'passion' means. lol

I just started to tackle my black pickup tonight. And I will be getting a d/a polisher to compliment my orbital polisher.


Gary

:db: :db: :bow :bow

COKEMAN260
Jun 7th, 2006, 04:53 PM
the class was very good hope to had more in Baltimore MD another one North Point Edgemere would be nice. I learn alot of new thing that i did not know before. Mike you did agreat job in teaching the class. I think Meguir's so do more of these class across the U S A . Also tell your boss we think you so do more class. So more people can learn how to care for cars.

Thank You,

Jimmy


:coolgleam :db: :iagree: :bow :bounce :D

netspec
Oct 5th, 2006, 06:44 AM
Is there another detailing class scheduled for the Baltimore area?

kenallwine
Oct 5th, 2006, 07:36 AM
I would be interested in this as well!!

jrodriq
Oct 5th, 2006, 07:58 AM
I am a detailer in maryland. I also requested to have a follow up detail class in maryland from the detailing 101 class that was held back in july. mike phillips is the guy to call. his number is 949.533.0225

Trumpydi
Feb 20th, 2007, 12:55 PM
That looks good but where are all the women.

SilverWiper8
Mar 31st, 2007, 11:06 PM
Wow, its great that you had a lot of participants.
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jrodriq
Apr 2nd, 2007, 06:00 AM
Hello,
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scarface_
Apr 4th, 2007, 07:34 AM
Hello,
I am cleaning a boat that has these white vinal covers over the windows. What is the best way to clean them? :wall:

You want this forum.....detailing 101

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