View Full Version : Pictures & Comments from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania!

Mike Phillips
Jun 5th, 2006, 08:58 AM
Pictures & Comments from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania (http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13516)

Another day of fun with another group of great guys all into detailing car and creating flawless, swirl-free finishes!

Full Class at the Harrisburg Auto Auction!


Jun 5th, 2006, 10:04 AM
Sorry I missed this I had to work the Street Rod Show in York....wish we could have met for dinner.
Maybe at SEMA

Mike Phillips
Jun 5th, 2006, 10:18 AM
Originally posted by iceburgh
Sorry I missed this I had to work the Street Rod Show in York....wish we could have met for dinner.
Maybe at SEMA

Yeah I'm sorry to Jim, this was a great class and Maryland, Reisterstown and Mechanicsburg are beautiful places, they remind me a lot of Washington and Oregon.

There's already been some talk for a second class in the east coast area, possibly in the New York area and for sure this September in the Marlborough, Massachusetts area as I'll be teaching a class for the National Corvette Restoration Society on September 15 and I'm currently looking for a location for Saturday the 16th.


Jun 5th, 2006, 12:24 PM
Hey Mike ,
Had a great time yesterday !
Very much appreciate your time , effort and expertise...made the
200 mile drive from Pittsburgh worth it.

Anyone considering attending a class in the future , DO IT!
It's worth it just to pick Mike and Rod's (Kraft) brain...(at least I THINK that's what I was picking). :confused:

Hope to see y'all again soon.

Thanks again ,

Jun 5th, 2006, 01:09 PM
Amazing time, even being 17 and driving about 150 miles each was all worth it, especially the part when im about half way there and got hit by a deer. i was so determined to come i came any way.

the class was just awesome worth eveymoment and penny. Mike couldnt have been a better teacher.

great job


Jun 5th, 2006, 01:35 PM
The 2 hour drive up from Virginia was worth it. I learned a lot!

Thanks to Mike, Rod, Lynn, and everyone else who helped out.

Jun 5th, 2006, 01:37 PM
This class reconfirmed my thought about the Meguiars organization I have had for many years.....First Class!

Great time and a great learning experience. Mike and Rod are two of the reasons Meguiars are at the top of their game. Great people, information and products.

As mentioned , YOU really need to go to one of these classes :cool:

Mike Phillips
Jun 5th, 2006, 01:50 PM
Having fun claying in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania!



Mike Phillips
Jun 5th, 2006, 01:52 PM
Removing wax using the G100 with a microfiber bonnet over a W-7006 foam cutting pad...


Inspecting the results using a Swirl Finder...


Mike Phillips
Jun 5th, 2006, 02:04 PM
Here's Lynn Palmer from DealerGoodies.com talking shop with a few of they folks that attended the class after it was over...


If you ever get a chance to corner Rod and pick his brain about how to detail cars then go for it! Rod is a walking encyclopedia of how-to information on detailing cars!



Jun 5th, 2006, 02:38 PM
what is one of these swirl finders called and where can i get one?

Jun 5th, 2006, 03:38 PM
You made my week! I had been waiting so long for a class close by, and Mechanicsburg is in my back yard. To Mike, Rod, Lynn and everybody else that but this class together, THANK YOU!!!!!

Mike and Rod answered my questions, which helped me to understand the how and why of using Meguiar's products. You gentlemen are a class act. Again THANK YOU
:bow :bow :bow :bow :bow :bow :bow :bow

Jun 5th, 2006, 04:23 PM
Great class taught by great guys. The things you learn by watching Mike and Rod demonstrate technique is something that all enthusiasts should experience.

I'd attend another one in a heartbeat.

Thanks to Mike, Rod, and Lynn. Class Act!

Jun 5th, 2006, 04:51 PM
Thanks for coming out to Mechanicsburg to work with us yesterday and impart some of your knowledge on us. It was a great session with a lot of valuable information. I look forward to working on my paint with all of this new found knowledge and can approach my vehicles problems with confidence. I am completely sold on the Meguiars system and products and assure you that Meguiars has gained a long time customer.

The class was great!

Thanks again,
Nate Bruno

Jun 5th, 2006, 04:51 PM
Thanks Mike.
Your class was top notch.
An incredible amount of knowledge was dispensed.
I tried to absorb all of it
If anyone is on the fence about attending a future class,
it is a no brainer....just do it!!!!

Thanks Again,

Phil Snyder

Jun 5th, 2006, 05:50 PM
To everyone that could not make this class you missed out big time, this class was awesome. I enjoyed it so much. Mike Phillips is such an asset to Meguiar's. These posts are very informative, but to see them in action was 100 times better. I recommend every one on this forum to attend any clinics in the future. I would gladly go again. Thanks also to Lynn Palmer, Rod Kraft and Harrisburg auto auction. I don't believe Meguiar's realizes the hardwork and dedication that each of you place in your work, also thank you for the pizza, soda and donuts .

I am planning a large purchase from Meguiar's this month.

Thanks Again,

Shawn Sidesinger

p.s. Thank you Meguiar's for the gift bags. :D

Jun 5th, 2006, 06:48 PM
Great class!:xyxthumbs Mike answered all the questions, Rod joined in answering them too. Watching Mike use the DA made it easier to see how to operate it. Now i wont be afraid of using it. Also now i'm answering questions on the forum instead of asking them thanks to MIke going through everything. You should do these classes more often, people won't be afraid of the DA and will know everything about meguiars and how to use their products. :D . Also thanks to Lynn for letting us use the facility and harrisburg auto auction. Great place for a class to be held :D Now i await the class in nj this saturday. :db:

Thanks Meguairs for putting this class and other classes together. Mike, Rod, Lynn ..GREAT JOB :xyxthumbs
Hope they come back to this area soon. :D

Jun 6th, 2006, 02:33 AM
Mike, Thanks so much for a wonderful class.

It was nice being able to watch a pro like Mike work. I definitely feel more comfortable with my PC now, and am now looking into getting a rotary. Mike's demonstration with the rotary was amazing .

This class was well worth the time and drive. I would recommend to anyone that if you get the opportunity to attend one of these classes, jump on the chance.

Thanks to Mike Phillips, Rod Kraft, Lynn Palmer and the Harrisburg Auto Auction for a great day.



Jun 6th, 2006, 03:06 AM
first i would like to say thank you to everyone that made this happen. mike and rod are excellent teachers anything you need to know im sure they have the answers. i have to admit i was amazed that you could use the G-100 to remove swirls and other defects out of the paint. i do own one but i only used it to apply wax to the vehicle after i buffed it with my rotary. this weekend i have a 73 impala to detail so im going to try using my g-100 for the whole process. thanks again and im ready for the next class.

p.s. i wander if anyone reads the captions mike places with the photos on the forums there was one i found a little humorous ;)

Jun 6th, 2006, 05:10 AM
Wow! What a class! :D Where do I begin? So much info to soak up!

Everything was top notch. I liked having the PowerPoint presentation to go over a lot of the things you read on MOL, plus it helps having Mike go through it in depth. On top of that everyone had a lot of questions during the presentation. The hands-on session was even better. I think that will really help me perfect my technique with paint. I had never seen the DA used in person before so it answered a lot of those questions as well. It really answered my question on whether or not I wanted to get a DA for starters. The answer is definitely yes! Once I get approval from the finance committee at home, I’ll be making a purchase!

Thanks to Mike for being willing to fly across the country to put on a Meguiar’s Roadshow! Hope you didn’t get in too much trouble when you got home!

Thanks to Rod Kraft for helping out with the Roadshow! It’s awesome to have two paint care experts available to get their expertise and opinions on surface care.

Thanks to Lynn Palmer / Dealergoodies.com along with the Harrisburg Auto Auction for being willing to host the Meguiar’s Roadshow. The $30 registration fee to buy products at Dealergoodies.com was a plus! So many choices….

Thanks to Meguiar’s for being willing to send Mike across the country and for the goodies bag. With that kind of support, I can’t see using anything other than Meguiar’s.

Thanks to all the participants. It’s great hanging out with other car crazy people. The questions everyone raised were great. I’m still in awe of the poor guy that hit a deer on the way to the roadshow, but still came… That’s car crazy for you!

In closing, if you are debating whether or not, it’s worth it to go to a Meguiar’s Roadshow event, the answer is definitely yes. I drove 80 miles one way and I think I would have driven 180 miles one way. I just think it’s impressive when a company believes in their product and people enough, to put on a seminar 3000 miles away at little or no cost to its customers. It’s highly unusual in this day and age. All in all, I’d do it again in a heartbeat.

Jun 6th, 2006, 05:52 PM
This class was excellent and definitely worth the time. Thanks to Mike and Rod for spending time with us to share their extensive knowlege on car surface care. The classroom portion was very informative and covered everything from how the Meguiars company was formed and grew to what it is today, as well as detailed instruction on the steps to producing the flawless finish we all desire from our cars . It was interesting to learn the history of how the different product lines evolved and how to properly use them.

Mike and Rod were able to clear up misinformation and common misconceptions about surface care with simple and technical explanations. Both were eager to answer any and all of our questions. I also learned alot from watching Mike demonstrate the D/A and rotary buffers (a must see for anyone).

There is definitely no substitution for watching and talking to these two in person compared to reading information or watching videos. :bow

Meguairs is truely lucky to have employees like these representing their products. Both Mike and Rod are truely "Car Crazy" and live up to the Meguairs slogan.

If anyone is sincere about how their car looks and is fortunate to have the opportunity to attend this class, they would be foolish to pass it by! I think that anyone, experienced or not, can walk away from this class having learned something about improving their car's finish.

Thanks again to Mike, Rod, and Lynn who hosted the event. The class was top notch! Hopefully I will be able to attend a NXT institute class in the future.


Jun 6th, 2006, 06:38 PM
I'm unhappy about missing this class :mad:

Are there any plans for another class in the immediate area?

Jun 7th, 2006, 07:44 AM
Originally posted by _Ed_

Are there any plans for another class in the immediate area?

One is in piscataway nj this saturday with Rod, but its focused on advanced so it would of been good to take this detailing 101 before it like i did with this one. Its full for now but you can be put on standby in case someone cancels. Link to it..

Piscataway class (http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=12315)

Jun 8th, 2006, 11:02 AM
hey mike or rod any chance of an advanced class in mechanicsburg any time soon if so id be there in a heartbeat thanks:xyxthumbs

Jun 8th, 2006, 12:13 PM
Originally posted by scarface_
One is in piscataway nj this saturday with Rod, but its focused on advanced so it would of been good to take this detailing 101 before it like i did with this one. Its full for now but you can be put on standby in case someone cancels. Link to it..

Piscataway class (http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=12315)

Besides the class being full and advanced,I have work then a housewarming party to attend later in the day :wall: