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Mike Phillips
Jun 12th, 2004, 08:21 PM
Meguiar's was proud to host a detailing clinic for members of the National Harley Truck Owners Club (http://www.nhtoc.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=11999).

The Harley Davidson Ford F150 is a special edition truck of which the owners are very proud of and strive to take very good care of. One of our guests, kromdom came eager to learn all aspects of car care and specifically how to remove swirls.

Check out the horrendous swirls instilled by the manufacture of the hard tonneau on his truck...

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2SwirlCity2-med.jpg

Here's another photo...

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2SwirlCity4-med.jpg

At the Meguiar's Saturday Detailing 101 Class, we teach people how to avoid swirls in the first place, an in situation like this, how to remove them...

kromdom
Jun 12th, 2004, 08:44 PM
Mike,
On behalf of the Harley Truck Owners of Southern California (HTSC), a chapter of NHTOC....thank you very much!!

As MIKE said at the start of the class: I will not just hand out fish, I will teach you HOW TO FISH!!!! And boy, he sure did!!!:bow

Came home with NEW KNOWLEDGE that we will all use for the rest of our lives...that is priceless!! This class came at the perfect time..I was ready to plunk some cash on a competitor's products and would have felt :wall:

Mike, you won a bunch of converts today and tell BEN to have those order forms ready. BTW, that HORRENDOUS tonneau is mine but thanks to Mike & Ben, I feel very confident I can tackle the challenge. In fact, I will submit an AFTER picture as a testament that the detailing class and Meguiar's product line works as advertised.

Mike Phillips
Jun 12th, 2004, 08:46 PM
The Detailing 101 Class starts with a classroom session consisting of a Power Point Presentation followed by a question and answer time. After each class, attendees are asked to fill out a feedback form with their honest thoughts on the class and suggestions for improvement... (Which we really appreciate)

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

While this was a smaller class then many of the classes that take place here on Saturdays, the enthusiasm of these guys was awesome! This makes for a fun and educational class. Another cool aspect of the Saturday Detailing classes is that it gives members of the National Harley Truck Owners Club (http://www.nhtoc.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=11999) a chance to put a face to an Avatar

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


Mike

Mike Phillips
Jun 12th, 2004, 08:53 PM
Originally posted by kromdom
Mike,
On behalf of the Harley Truck Owners of Southern California (HTSC), a chapter of NHTOC....thank you very much!!

Hi Kromdom,

Welcome to Meguiar’s Online! :welcome

Meguiar’s appreciates all of you guys for spending your Saturday with us! As for me, the detailing clinics on Saturday are my favorite part of my job. I always enjoy sharing with people how to get the best results from their time, money and efforts.

If you or any of the others guys ever have a questions on Meguiar’s products, techniques or procedures, please feel welcome to post them here an I or our other knowledgeable forum members will do our best to answer them.

Mike

jcma81
Jun 12th, 2004, 09:03 PM
Any after pictures of the cover? Wish I could have been there. I love those trucks.

kromdom
Jun 12th, 2004, 09:07 PM
Actually, I feel we are the ones that OWE you big time.....doing 200 miles roundtrip not only shows devotion but also passion for what you do.

EYE-OPENING, VERY EDUCATIONAL, VERY USER-FRIENDLY INSTRUCTION.....Awesome class, man...no doubt this sentiment is echoed by everyone who attended. Will post a link to this thread @ NHTOC and vice-versa (hope the ZAINO diehards don't flame me).:xyxthumbs :

Here's the link to the thread we started about our detail day:
http://nhtoc.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&postid=122040#post122040

Tim Lingor
Jun 12th, 2004, 09:10 PM
Hi Kromdom and :welcome

I am glad you enjoyed the clinic! Mike sure knows his stuff!! :xyxthumbs

I can not wait to see the after pictures! :)

Tim

dermaestro
Jun 12th, 2004, 09:12 PM
No love for my 14 miles round trip?!? :)

This was an excellent learning experience for me. I learned so much today that it is still sinking in.

Making my wish list out now for purchase. Thanks again Mike! It was great meeting you.

kromdom
Jun 12th, 2004, 09:17 PM
Thanks for the welcome, guys. Believe me..I am DYING to fix dem nasty swirl marks (think I just made Mike's HALL OF SHAME!).

In fact, I am actively shopping for an orbital buffer/polisher. Seen a few units available at SEARS but would appreciate any input from the veterans/gurus here. ALSO, looked at some units @ ebay with a buy it now price of $115 + shipping (PC 7424).

P.S. Cash flow prohibits me from getting the unit offered by Meguiar's (the truck is very MOD-hungry);)

100th #2888
Jun 13th, 2004, 07:45 AM
I WANT TO THANK YOU GUYS FOR HAVING THE DETAILING 'EYE OPENER'. WE ALL APPRECIATE THE TIME THAT YOU SPENT AND INFORMATION THAT WILL BENEFIT US ALL.
DERMAESTRO- "WHAT LOVE???"
BEFORE & AFTER PICKS OF MY HOOD PLUS OTHER AWESOME PICS BY DERMAESTRO:
http://www.nhtoc.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=11999&perpage=15&pagenumber=1

HBHARLEY-:bow :coolgleam :bow :coolgleam :bow :coolgleam :bow :coolgleam

Mike Phillips
Jun 13th, 2004, 07:49 AM
Hi 100th #2888

Welcome to Meguiar's Online! :welcome

It was Meguiar's pleasure to work with such a great group of enthusiastic car crazy Harley Davidson Truck owners!

If there is anything I or Meguiar's can do for you in the future, please ask!

Mike

CaliHarley
Jun 13th, 2004, 05:12 PM
Thanks again Mike you are the man. Im sold on your products, im about to start on my truck now but I just wanted to say thanks and if anyone has a chance to go a clinic with Mike take advantage he will clear up all of the questions we had about detailing.

gb387
Jun 14th, 2004, 07:40 AM
Why would a tonneau cover dealer let a truck roll off the lot like that? You spend that kind of money on a tonneau cover and truck you want it to look good!

Mike Phillips
Jun 14th, 2004, 08:39 PM
Here's a picture of some of the Harley Davidson Trucks that were at Meguair's for the clinic,

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2HarleyDavidsonatMeguiars-med.jpg

After the classroom portion of the clinic, it was time to move out into the garage and put what we learned into action. Here you can see everyone joining in to learn how to clay on one of the trucks...

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2ClayingaHarley-med.jpg

Mike

Mike Phillips
Jun 14th, 2004, 08:52 PM
For the demonstration, three Meguiar's paint cleaners were used to show the results from each one. Meguiar's philosophy of,

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

was put into action as we tried,

Deep Crystal Paint Cleaner (http://www.meguiars.com/store_meguiars/product_detail.cfm?sku=A-30)
Clear Coat Body Scrub Paint Cleaner (http://www.meguiars.com/store_meguiars/product_detail.cfm?sku=A-10)
ScratchX (http://www.meguiars.com/store_meguiars/product_detail.cfm?sku=G-103)

After applying each one to a portion of the hood, the truck was pulled out into the sun for inspection by the club members,

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2HD_InspectingResults-med.jpg

After determining the ScratchX followed by NXT Tech Wax left behind the best looking finish, the truck was pulled back into the garage whereupon we applied the ScratchX by hand to one half of the hood followed by Tech Wax.

Then, after removing the Tech Wax from the demonstration side, we pulled the car back into the full sun to inspect again...

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2HD_InspectingResults2-med.jpg

Here are the results...

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

Mike Phillips
Jun 14th, 2004, 08:57 PM
One of the club members recently had his Harley Davidson F150 truck painted by the same body shop that painted Meguiar's new Special Events Truck...

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2FlamedHarlely1-med.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2FlamedHarley2-med.jpg

Mike

Mike Phillips
Jun 14th, 2004, 09:02 PM
As nice as the finish was on this truck, it still had some light cobwett-effect...

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

The above photo is a section cropped out of the original photo. Nothing has been done Some time down the road were going to work together to create a flawless finish!



Mike

HBHarley
Jun 15th, 2004, 08:43 PM
Mike, What to say thanx for an enlighting experience.

and I am interested in getting a flawless finish and keeing it that way

HBHarley

:bounce :bounce :bounce :bounce

2 tone
Jun 18th, 2004, 07:52 PM
Nice to see many of the members of Harley Trucks of Southern California at Meguiars Detailing Class 101. Kromdom . . . make note of club name for future post. HaHa

Tremendous thanks to Mike and Ben for showing us how and how not to take care of our special trucks, especially since I'm getting some new paint on mine this next week. Swirls and cobwebs are cool but not as nice as a perfectly manicured detail. Still awaiting my centennial collection of goodies. Can't wait.

Thanks again.
Kirk, 2 tone

Mike Phillips
Jun 18th, 2004, 08:20 PM
Originally posted by HBHarley
Mike, What to say thanx for an enlighting experience.

and I am interested in getting a flawless finish and keeing it that way

HBHarley

:bounce :bounce :bounce :bounce

Hi HBHarley,

Welcome to Meguiar's Online!

I'll be contacting you soon!

Mike

Mike Phillips
Jun 18th, 2004, 08:23 PM
Originally posted by 2 tone
Tremendous thanks to Mike and Ben for showing us how and how not to take care of our special trucks, especially since I'm getting some new paint on mine this next week. Swirls and cobwebs are cool but not as nice as a perfectly manicured detail. Still awaiting my centennial collection of goodies. Can't wait.

Thanks again.
Kirk, 2 tone

Hi 2 tone,

Welcome to Meguiar's Online!

After you have your truck returned to you with the fresh paint, come back if you have any questions, we'll be happy to help out.

Mike

Rockpick
Jun 19th, 2004, 09:27 PM
Although I don't drive a HD Edition, I do know and talk with a bunch of the NHTOC members (and I'm also a registered member on their forums).

Great to see that you guys made it out to Meguiar's to experience a Detail Day!

RP :D

100th #2888
Jul 1st, 2004, 09:25 PM
AT THE BASE THAT I AM STATIONED, WE HAVE ALOT OF NICE RIDES THAT ARE BEING NEGLECTED BY THE OWNERS.

I AM STARTING UP A "MILITARY SPECIFIC" DETAIL SERVICE USING MEGUIARS PRODUCTS ONLY, THANX TO YOU AND BEN. YOU GAVE US AT THE HTSC (HARLEY TRUCKS of SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA) A WHOLE NEW PERSPECTIVE ON HOW TO PROPERLY CARE FOR THE VEHICLES THAT WE CHERISH!!! THANX AGAIN AND I WILL BE CONTACTING YOU SOON FOR A GOOD SIZE PURCHASE FOR THE "BUSINESS".

MARSHALL CORRIE
100th #2888
HTSC

:xyxthumbs :bow :xyxthumbs :bow :xyxthumbs :bow :xyxthumbs :bow

Mike Phillips
Jul 2nd, 2004, 09:39 AM
Hi Marshall,

Meguiar's loves to here this kind of feedback!

Detailing is is fun and producing stellar results is easy once you have a little bit of knowledge about products and procedures and the techniques that go with them.

Should you have any questions in the future, please feel encouraged to ask them here!

Mike

HotRodGuy
Jul 3rd, 2004, 06:37 PM
Originally posted by Mike Phillips
One of the club members recently had his Harley Davidson F150 truck painted by the same body shop that painted Meguiar's new Special Events Truck...

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2FlamedHarlely1-med.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2FlamedHarley2-med.jpg

Mike


HBBW does unreal work :cool:

HotRodGuy
Jul 4th, 2004, 02:16 AM
Originally posted by HotRodGuy
HBBW does unreal work :cool:

I just saw this truck on the road while I was out running errands, the pictures do not do it justice, what a beauty!

kromdom
Sep 20th, 2004, 02:50 PM
Finally got some stuff from the SEPT special and here is how my lid looks now:http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/983kromdome1-med.jpg

kromdom
Sep 20th, 2004, 05:39 PM
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/983DSC01347-med.JPG

kromdom
Sep 20th, 2004, 05:41 PM
BTW, this was my HALL OF SHAME lid before the knowledge, skill & products from MEG's came to the rescue.. Would also like to give special thanks to to 2hotford for his help.
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2SwirlCity2-med.jpg