View Full Version : Pictures & Comments from Piscataway, New Jersey June 10th Class!

Mike Phillips
Jun 9th, 2006, 10:14 AM
Open Class - Piscataway, New Jersey!

Pal Automotive Specialties, Inc

On June 10th, 2006 Rod Kraft from Meguiar's and Mark Wolshin owner of PAL Specialties will be conducting a hand-on detailing class with a focus on advanced detailing techniques. Beginners are welcome also. Topics to be included but not limited to, paint restoration using the G-100 and rotary buffer.

Mike Phillips
Jun 10th, 2006, 08:19 AM
Mark sent me this group shot of the class today, looks like a full class and a really sunny day!


You folks are in for a real treat with Rod Kraft, he really has a passion for the art of polishing paint and for sharing the art with others.

:xyxthumbs :xyxthumbs :xyxthumbs

Jun 10th, 2006, 04:51 PM
ok i'll be first to post :D . Great class again, from what i read on the last forum with 1 person saying you pickup alot more the 2nd time. Very true :xyxthumbs from learning the stuff from last sunday then it sinking in today. Rod answered everyones questions, Mark was a great host. Thanks again Rod for looking at my car at the end. I know if i asked some detailer here they would of probably just used the rotary and took all my clear coat off. Bought the fine brush for the touchup paint but lowes and home depot didn't have that xenon light :wall: . Decided to order it online from brinkmann. On another note you aren't the only one Rod who has to send something in for repair, i couldn't find my digital camera to bring, got home it was on the stairs, asked my mom where did she find it...ummm it was left outside on the deck since last nite in the rain :wall: . So i'm thinking thats 200 bucks down the drain. Oh well *&#* happens i guess, i learned alot today.... probably more then if i was taking pics :LOLOL:

Once again great class, and that warehouse idea is a good one for next time :xyxthumbs Won't have to worry about the cars being to hot to work on.

Jun 10th, 2006, 08:23 PM
A jumbo thanx to all of the MEG"S family that made today's class @ PAL Automotive & of course Mark our host. He really took care of us quite nicely. Rod Kraft you're an outstanding instructor & I felt lucky to be in your class. Thanx for the individual attention you afforded to us. You're extremely professional & an asset to MEG'S. Hope to see you again & have a safe trip home.joe

Jun 11th, 2006, 03:03 AM
The class was excellent. Thanks to Mark at PAL Automotive for hosting the class & thanks to Rod Kraft :bow who is extremely knowledgeable and an excellent instructor.


Jun 11th, 2006, 03:44 AM
This was an AWESOME class!!! Rod did a great job breaking everything down for us. I learned more in this one day than months online. I felt like a little kid following his big brother around. I didn't want to work on my own car because I wanted to hear everything he said. I look forward to your next workshop where ever it is. It was also nice to put faces to names and meet great people who are as passionate about their car as I am. Mark was a wonderful host and really took care of us (food, drinks, detailing products, etc.)

I also ran out to get the xeon light from Lowes, but couldn't find it. I guess I'll wait until I see a Snap-On truck. I hope I don't get a ticket chasing one down. I did however manage to get the Radio Shack magnifer.

Jun 11th, 2006, 04:32 AM
Yeah like everyone has said, great class. Thanks again to Mark at PAL and to especially Rod who is extremely knowledgeable and an excellent instructor. Anyone that has a chance to go to one of Rods classes, I would highly recommend it. He takes the time to answer all your questions and you definitely leave a better detailer after one of his seminars.

I also could not find the Xenon flashlight anywhere and its not even on the Snap-On website. Guess I will just order the one from Brinkmann too.

Jun 11th, 2006, 05:54 AM
Awesone, awesome, awesome day at PAL Automotive!
Learned so much Had a great time Rod Kraft- great instructor, answered all questions. If in the area....MUST check out PAL Automotive, I never saw so many Meg's products. They have it all. Thanks Mark and Rod for a great day:D

Jun 11th, 2006, 07:30 AM
As everyone said it was a great class and I learned alot. Thanks Rod and Mark!! It was worth the long ride for sure

beefy z
Jun 11th, 2006, 04:05 PM
What more can be said ! WE car care fanatics all had a great day.
Rod is the consumate professional & ultimate instructor. There was something in this class to be learned by everyone. Anyone who thinks they know it all would be humbled after spending a few hours with Rod. Thanks also to Mark for opening up his establishment and for hosting the event. Please sign me up now for next year.

Jun 11th, 2006, 05:09 PM
Anyone have a before and after shot of the hood?

Jun 11th, 2006, 05:27 PM
Originally posted by MrC
Anyone have a before and after shot of the hood?

Didn't bring my camera it was left out in the rain lol. Update tho the buttons seem to be working right as of tonite, so maybe its drying out inside(crosses fingers)

I seen a few people taking pics though and a camcorder. Lets see if they post a few.

RZ Autodetailing
Jun 11th, 2006, 08:01 PM
Here are some pics of the detail day at PALS.Just wanted to say i had a great time and met some really cool people too.Rod was a great instructer , showing us everything from using the g-100 , wet sanding , rotary buffing, and going over pretty much the whole megs line of products with us.He answered everyones questions and helped out on a couple of the guys cars.I want to thank Rod and Mark for hosting a great class.The weather was great and i picked up quite a few tips to make my work alot easier.Hope to do this again sometime soon and meet up with all you guys again.Thanks to all that attended and made this a great day. Rocco Z

Rod using the g-100

wetsanding imperfections

rotary buffing
Rod using the temp gauge

going over the product line

Jun 12th, 2006, 04:09 PM
FYI, for anyone that wanted the Dual Xenon Light go to Pepboys if you have one near you. They have the Brinkmann Dual Xenon there for $24.99. Just a heads up for those of you that wanted one and couldn't find them.

beefy z
Jun 12th, 2006, 06:33 PM
pep boys has them too, thanks; now i'll try them first before ordering directly through brinkman.
what about that "paint gauge". anybody got an idea where one of those can be bought without taking out a second mortgage.

Jun 13th, 2006, 04:12 PM
here are some of my pics

Rod's Ride


The Hood

Some Products

Wet sanding


Jun 13th, 2006, 06:55 PM
I have never walked away from one of Rod's seminars with out learning something of great valuable .... A master craftsman and an excellent teacher.

[i]Originally posted by RZ Autodetailing
Rod using the temp gauge
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/6023100_0609-med.JPG [/B]

RZ that was not the "Temp Gauge (http://www.infrared-usa.com/Product.aspx?ProductID=143&CategoryID=4158)" Rod is holding, it is the "Digital Paint Thickness Gauge (http://www.promotorcarproducts.com/etga.htm)" the temp gauge was the tool that put a red Laser sight on the surface when in operation.

The other play toy was the Radio Shack" 63-1133 micro scope (http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2103694&cp=&origkw=63-1133&kw=63-1133&parentPage=search) "

If you place your mouse on the underlined word you can go to the links for each tool...

I had a GREAT time, nice to see some old friends and nice to meet new ones also.

Good Luck all with this new Knowledge

RZ Autodetailing
Jun 13th, 2006, 09:13 PM
Thanks for the correction Rich,over 600 people saw this post and you picked it right out ..good eye..

Jun 13th, 2006, 09:21 PM
RZ, don't know if you got that email other day but your PM's are overfull. :LOLOL:

RZ Autodetailing
Jun 13th, 2006, 10:12 PM
No Scarface i didnt get that pm..e mail me at RZ_Autodetailing@comcast.net talk to you later.

Jun 14th, 2006, 09:19 AM
Link for the foam pad cleaning brush that Rod was using.

Foam Pad Conditioning Brush (http://www.autogeek.net/padtool.html)

Jun 14th, 2006, 12:16 PM

No problem, Were all in the hobby together.... a Family so to speak... a dysfunctional family but still a family. :D

Thanks for the forgotten brush up-date.
I was amazed by your daughter....She looked as if she was board out of her mine, but she was still listening to everything being said.... your going to have(all ready do)a great "Car Crazy Kid" there and when she get her hands on a PC..... LOOK-OUT!!!! she might be better than both of us. :xyxthumbs

Jun 14th, 2006, 06:19 PM
This class was great. I had never attended a detailing class before. And even though I would say I am just an enthusiast that likes to have a shiny car I was able to learn a lot in this advance class. Rod is an terrific instruct and i was able to understand and learn a lot in the class.