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Mike Phillips
Jun 19th, 2004, 07:29 AM
Today Meguiar's is proud to host our Detailing 101 class for the 2003/2004 Ford Mach 1 owners.

Here's April using some Quik Detailer to remove dust shortly after arriving,

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2M1April1-med.jpg

The young owner of this Mach 1 drove up from San Diego. While in this picture his car's finish looks pretty nice, remember... pictures can be deceiving,

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2M1BadBlack1-med.jpg

Here's a close-up of what it really looks like! :eek: :eek: :eek:

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2M1BadBlack2-med.jpg

Meguiar's detailing classes are becoming so popular, that the owner of this beautiful Mach 1 drove all the way from Texas to be here with us today!

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2M1Texas-med.jpg

Mike

04ShadowShaker
Jun 22nd, 2004, 07:26 PM
Hey Mike,

Thanks for the terrific day and great pizza!!! Thought you would like that. Same goes for the donuts.

I found all the info very useful and particularly the use of clay - I just never would have thought about putting clay on the paint. I really like the fact that everyone had the opportunity to try all the products and see how well they work.

Can't say enough. Great job!

Best Regards,

04ShadowShaker

Mike Phillips
Jun 22nd, 2004, 09:13 PM
Hi 04ShadowShaker,

Welcome to Meguiar's online! :welcome

I'm glad you enjoyed the clinic, I really appreciate it when everyone joins in on the hands-on portion.

Mike

hirosh
Jun 22nd, 2004, 11:25 PM
Aw, living in Hawaii, I miss events like this! Then again, Hawaii does have sunshine for most of the year. :D

Did anyone show up with an Azure Blue Mach1? I'm curious to see what other Azure Blue Mach1's look like with Tech Wax.

Thanks,

Reid

Mike Phillips
Jun 23rd, 2004, 11:29 AM
Originally posted by hirosh
Did anyone show up with an Azure Blue Mach1 ? I'm curious to see what other Azure Blue Mach 1's look like with Tech Wax.

Thanks,

Reid

Like this one?

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2blueMach1-med.jpg

We didn't have a chance to detail this car at this clinic. The focus of the clinic now a days is to pick out one or two demonstration cars and show the class members how to work on their own cars by teaching them how to work on the demonstration car.

Mike

rjstaaf
Jun 23rd, 2004, 11:55 AM
Originally posted by hirosh
Aw, living in Hawaii, I miss events like this! Then again, Hawaii does have sunshine for most of the year. :D

Did anyone show up with an Azure Blue Mach1? I'm curious to see what other Azure Blue Mach1's look like with Tech Wax.

Thanks,

Reid

Hirosh,

Here is one from the Mach1 Registry. The picture isn't that good but, maybe you can pester the owner for more :)

http://www.mach1registry.org/forums/showthread.php?threadid=15728

Here is another from the Mach1 Registry that shows a really good before and after.

http://www.mach1registry.org/forums/showthread.php?threadid=14019

Hope this helps

Zman
Jun 23rd, 2004, 03:10 PM
Hello Mike,

Thanks again for letting me join the Mach I group. I learned alot. Especially about taking care of small scratches. The buffer did a really good job on those!!:db:

Keep up the good work. I'm sure there's lots more to learn.

Thanks again.
:coolgleam

Mike Phillips
Jun 23rd, 2004, 03:32 PM
Originally posted by Zman
Hello Mike,

Thanks again for letting me join the Mach I group. I learned a lot. Especially about taking care of small scratches. The buffer did a really good job on those!

Hi Zman,

Welcome to Meguiar's Online! :welcome

I'm glad you could make it, the Mach 1 clinic was a fun clinic, by the end of the day I wanted to buy a Ford Mach 1! (Don't tell my dad, we have this Chevy versus Ford fight going on!).

Did you get a chance to look at the section I polished out with the ScratchX?

The reason I ask is because everyone there saw that the section I applied the ScratchX too, I was able to remove all but a few of the deepest scratches.

But alas, I have no pictures to back it up. I'm still trying to find out if anyone that was there captured some after photos of the ScratchX section.

Check out this thread,

The Photo in the article (http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1490)

1BadMach1 asks the question,


Originally posted by 1BadMach1
I was looking at the Mach 1 article at the close up you took of the black Mach 1. My paint is not that bad, but nearly as bad. Please tell me the steps you would take to clear that mess up.

Here's the picture he's talking about,

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2M1BadBlack2-med.jpg

I can appreciate your comment that you liked the section I used the PC on, but I would sure like to find a picture of the section I used the ScratchX on, or another person’s testimony to what they saw with their own eyes.

Mike

Zman
Jun 23rd, 2004, 03:42 PM
Mike,

I was there to see all three steps with Meguiars 89 and ScratchX and the other one that I can't think of right now. I went out and purchased some ScratchX that same day. I'm also looking into getting that Portal. I need to place my order with Ben soon.

I thought Ben took a couple of before and afters??:(

You better be careful about those Fords....:D I know how that Chevy and Ford thing can get out of hand...:xyxthumbs

Thanks again

hirosh
Jun 24th, 2004, 12:42 AM
Mike - Yeah, that's the color. Too bad. And that poor Mach looks like it could've used some Tech Wax. :(

rstaaf - Thanks for the links! I think it was the second link with the good before and after that made me want to use Tech Wax. I think I've been looking at too many detailed cars to decide what kind of look I want. Arrrghhhhh!!!!! :wall:

Mike Phillips
Jun 24th, 2004, 03:58 AM
Special guest for this clinic included April Zavela also known as the Vette Lady (http://lang.sbsun.com/socal/route66/news_2003/091703_feminine.asp). April has 9 cars in her car collection which include an a 19882 Corvette Collector's Anniversary edition, a 1972 Chevrolet Nova, one of the few with a factory sky roof, a 1956 Ford, a 1940 Willys, 1996 violet Mustang, and the recently reintroduced 2003 Mustang Mach 1 with 306 horsepower pictured below,

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2M1AprilandLester-med.jpg

April is very active in the Make a Wish Foundation (http://www.makewish.org/site/pp.asp?c=cvLRKaO4E&b=1121). Here's April helping to removes the swirls and scratches from Tim's volunteered demonstration car!

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2M1AprilApplyingScratchX2-med.jpg


After the classroom portion, we all adjourn to the Training Garage for the hands-on portion of the clinic. There is always a table set-up with a complete collection of Meguiar's products for students to test out on their own car as well, as to look at and ask questions about.

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2M1DiscussingMeguiarsProducts1-med.jpg

When the demonstration portion begins, it's standing room only!

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2M1StandingRoomOnly-med.jpg

Mike Phillips
Jun 24th, 2004, 04:00 AM
Mach 1's have vinyl door panels as well as many other interior vinyl components, to condition and protect these surfaces, Meguiar's recommends NXT Tech Wax Protectant.

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2M1ApplyingTPtoFoam-med.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2M1ApplyingTPtoVinyl1-med.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2M1ApplyingTPtoVinyl2-med.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2M1ApplyingTPtoVinyl3-med.jpg

For exterior plastic surrounding the wiper arms, we applied Gold Class Trim Detailer to restores a rich new look.

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2M1ApplyingTrimDetailer1-med.jpg

Mike Phillips
Jun 24th, 2004, 07:27 AM
After everyone arrives, we usually do a "Walk-By" and inspect everyone's finish while the owner explains their regular car maintenance program. Then, we pick one of the cars that will make for a good learning vehicle. For this class, we picked Tim's black Mach 1 because of the horrible scratches in the finish and overall neglected condition.

Although Tim had the car washed before driving to Meguiar's from San Diego, to insure any dirt, dust or bug residue acquired by the approximately 100 mile trip, we wiped the entire car down with Meguiar's Quik Detailer. Then, because the majority of the people at the clinic had only heard of clay, but had never actually used a clay bar to remove above surface bonded contaminants, we all worked together as team to clay every inch of Tim's Mach 1!

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2M1ScratchXTeamEffort1-med.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2M1EveryoneLearnstoClay-med.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2M1EveryoneClaying1-med.jpg

We even clayed the vertical surfaces to insure they were free from above surface bonded contaminants and so that everyone would get the opportunity to use Meguiar's Quik Clay System (http://www.meguiars.com/store_meguiars/product_detail.cfm?sku=g-11).

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2M1ClayingtheSides-med.jpg

hirosh
Jun 24th, 2004, 10:56 PM
NXT Tech Wax Protectant really made the door panels nice again! :xyxthumbs

BTW, what product did you use for the hood and side stripes? Or did you not use anything?

Team claying, what an idea! :D That must've been pretty quick, huh?

Are there more pictures to come? If so, I can't wait to see how you cleaned that black Mach 1 up! :)

Reid

The vettelady
Jun 24th, 2004, 11:18 PM
Hi Mike this is april the vettelady. just a note to let ya all know that I enjoyed the detail class. I enjoyed meeting you, ben, stan, and all the mach 1 guys. It was really cool, all of our mach ones there. I definately picked up some pointers and cant wait to get my products in the mail. Thanks for your coverage of me and all of the mach 1 owners. This year I will load up two cars with toys ,the corvette and the mach 1 and deliver them to the children at christmas time. I will probably need a truck as well since I now have people offering to give me toys to give away. As far as the ford and chevy battle goes hey why not have the best of both worlds. I do. Again thanks and keep on machin and vettin. april zavela the vettelady.:db:

Black42R
Jun 27th, 2004, 10:40 AM
Hi Mike...

Its Tim from the Detail day. My car has looked great for the past week. Unfortunately right now its again parked at the end of the edge of the flightline. I'll try to get some pictures of the 5 different product test areas on the hood after i was her again. I really need to get a PC and some #83 for myself. Again thanks for the fun class. :bounce

Mike Phillips
Jun 28th, 2004, 03:36 PM
Originally posted by The vettelady
Hi Mike this is april the vettelady. just a note to let ya all know that I enjoyed the detail class. I enjoyed meeting you, ben, stan, and all the mach 1 guys. It was really cool, all of our mach ones there. I definately picked up some pointers and cant wait to get my products in the mail. Thanks for your coverage of me and all of the mach 1 owners.

Welcome to Meguiar's Online! :welcome

We always appreciate it when people give up their Saturday to attend one of our detailing clinics. Thank you also for the Jonny Lightning Corvette!

If you have any questions as go into a detailing session with any of your cars, please feel encouraged to ask them here and somebody will be happy to answer them.

Mike

Mike Phillips
Jun 28th, 2004, 03:40 PM
Originally posted by Black42R
Hi Mike...

It’s Tim from the Detail day. My car has looked great for the past week. Unfortunately right now its again parked at the end of the edge of the flight line. I'll try to get some pictures of the 5 different product test areas on the hood after I wash her again. I really need to get a PC and some #83 for myself. Again thanks for the fun class. :bounce

Hi Tim,

Welcome to Meguiar's Online! :welcome

Thank you for letting us use your car as the demonstration car! After you wash your car next, if you can, apply a fresh coat of the NXT Tech wax to the hood, and then try to captures some pictures of the sun reflecting in each of the 5 spots. Especially the #83 DACP section and the ScratchX section.

Somehow I missed out on capturing those photos.

Thanks!

Mike

Black42R
Jun 28th, 2004, 04:33 PM
Sure thing.... then do I bring it back on the WildHorses car club day to to the whole car done in #83 and order a PC :o :bow

Mike Phillips
Jun 28th, 2004, 09:35 PM
Cool, you coming to the Wildhorse's Detail Day?

Mike

The vettelady
Jun 28th, 2004, 11:25 PM
Hi Mike this is april the vettelady, when is the wild horses day. That sounds really cool. I sure love to bring my 96 violet mustang which could really use some help. She is my everyday driver car but sometimes I take the mach when I need to get some where fast. The violet mustang would really be a project for you guys to tackle on and I love to see her shine again. My husband is on active duty in the service so he wouldnt even be able to do the car till november. This would definately be a good before and after project to post on your site. I am hoping soon to use this car as a promotions project as I have someone who can get companies to sponser the car. I at least have to have her shining again. Im the original owner of the car and she has 84,000 miles on her. I took her on the 2001 hot rod power tour. Im told they only made a little over 4,000 of this color of mustang so I like to get her looking good again. Let me know what you think. april the vettelady.

Black42R
Jun 29th, 2004, 11:22 AM
Unfortunately i will be working that weekend, so I can't be there. April, the date according to the WildHorses forum is July 24th. wildhorsesclub.com (http://www.wildhorsesclub.com)

Mr.M
Jul 1st, 2004, 08:50 AM
Mike,

Thanks for teaching us on how to use the PC...and showing us on how to get rid of those little nasty scratches...waiting for mine to come.:xyxthumbs

Mike Phillips
Jul 1st, 2004, 03:23 PM
Welcome to Meguiar's Online Mr. M! :welcome

Thank you for spending your Saturday with Meguiar's! Be sure to post some before and after pictures when your done.

Mike

Mr.M
Jul 14th, 2004, 11:27 AM
Hey Mike, see my gallery, I uploaded pics this morning. The car had 600 miles (since it was cleaned and waxed with gold class). I used quik detailer for a brush up. The PC and clay bar are awsome. thanks:bounce :bounce

Black42R
Sep 3rd, 2004, 11:00 AM
Mike,
I have never been a very good photographer... so none of the pictures i have taken of the hood come out with the high definition yours do. Sorry.


Tim