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Mike Phillips
Aug 5th, 2006, 05:01 PM
Corvettes of Riverside at Meguiar's!

On August 5th, 2006 Meguiar's will proudly host a hands-on detailing class for members of Corvettes of Riverside! (http://www.corvettesofriverside.com) here at Meguiar's Corporate offices in Irvine, CA.

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2700_Riverside001.jpg

Knightmare
Aug 5th, 2006, 05:20 PM
Mike,

Awesome class. I learned a lot and the work you do is amazing. Hopefully when I work on my car, it will come out just as good. With your products, I'm sure it will. Thanks for the samples.

Ed:xyxthumbs

Mike Phillips
Aug 5th, 2006, 05:24 PM
Great class today filled with enthusiastic and passionate Corvette owners and one member bringing his pristine 1964 1/12 Mustang Convertible. We used Dan's 1963 Corvette Stingray and the Mustang for our demonstration vehicles and taught everyone how to choose the right products and apply and remove them the correct way in order to remove the swirls and create a show car finish!

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What are they looking at?
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2Riverside037.jpg


More pictures to be posted later! :D

pcfred
Aug 6th, 2006, 10:24 PM
Thanks for all the great info Mike, it was a pleasure attending the class today. We gained a lot of knowledge and also learned some interesting facts and history about Meguiar's.

I recommend your class to all. :xyxthumbs

Tell Barry thanks also!

Here's some pics and video I shot today.

Corvettes of Riverside & Friends attend "Detail Days at Meguiar's" (http://www.pcfred.com/Meguiars.htm)

Mike Phillips
Aug 7th, 2006, 09:06 AM
Originally posted by pcfred
Thanks for all the great info Mike, it was a pleasure attending the class today. We gained a lot of knowledge and also learned some interesting facts and history about Meguiar's.

I recommend your class to all. :xyxthumbs

We do our best to make our classes both fun and educational. Our goal is to insure that when you go out into your garage you'll get show car results the first time and every time!


Tell Barry thanks also!

I'll see him on Wednesday and tell him for you.


Here's some pics and video I shot today.

Corvettes of Riverside & Friends attend "Detail Days at Meguiar's" (http://www.pcfred.com/Meguiars.htm)

Great pictures Fred! Thanks for sharing your clubs detailing class here at Meguiar's on your website! I'm going to try to post some more pictures today.


:xyxthumbs

TKDDAD
Aug 7th, 2006, 11:43 AM
Mike, sorry to go a little off topic here but, how much pressure is being applied to the PC here?...looks like a lot...but then it could just be the picture...just curious....looks like a great class by the way !!
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2Riverside035.jpg :xyxthumbs

Mike Phillips
Aug 7th, 2006, 11:49 AM
Originally posted by TKDDAD
Mike, sorry to go a little off topic here but, how much pressure is being applied to the PC here?...looks like a lot...but then it could just be the picture...just curious....

About a half a dozen people tried their hand at using the G100 polisher and some of them were pushing down too hard on the head of the unit. That's what's so great about a real hands-on training class, in that we have the opportunity to watch and correct technique.

Rest assured, we did show the correct pressure and arm speed as well as all of the other important techniques for both working by hand and by machine as both methods require correct technique.


looks like a great class by the way ! :xyxthumbs

It really was a fun class but all of our classes are fun because the people in this industry are fun people! Car Guys and Car Girls hanging out in the garage working on cars, it doesn't get any better than this!

TKDDAD
Aug 7th, 2006, 11:56 AM
Originally posted by Mike Phillips
It really was a fun class but all of our classes are fun because the people in this industry are fun people! Car Guys and Car Girls hanging out in the garage working on cars, it doesn't get any better than this!

If anyone else is like me on this forum, they're green with envy everytime we see pictures from these Saturday classes :( One day I'm going to own either a classic muscle car or a convertible corvette and I will make the trip to California from NY just to share in the fun you guys have every Saturday...thanks for always sharing the stories...they're a joy to read...

64Ranger
Aug 7th, 2006, 12:18 PM
Had a very educational time on Saturday. Mike is full of it... oh! I mean information. Good information and great technique. I am recommending this class to another truck club I belong to.
Thanks again Mike and Barry for supporting this class. And thank you very much for the goodie bag and food.
Doug
Riverside, CA

pcfred
Aug 7th, 2006, 12:38 PM
Originally posted by 64Ranger
Had a very educational time on Saturday. Mike is full of it... oh! I mean information. Good information and great technique. I am recommending this class to another truck club I belong to.
Thanks again Mike and Barry for supporting this class. And thank you very much for the goodie bag and food.
Doug
Riverside, CA
Hi Doug, sorry we had to take off on you Sat. but you know how it is, Vette gotta play :D
I told Joe I though you might want to get a Vette after watching us.
It was nice meeting you.

SilverC5
Aug 7th, 2006, 06:23 PM
Mike

Thanks for an interesting and informative class.

Gary

Gordie - Blue C5
Aug 8th, 2006, 12:07 PM
I read the Clay Bar article when it appeared in Corvette Fever magazine, but didn't really comprehend the purpose or the process until it was explained and demonstrated expertly by master detailer Mike Phillips last Saturday. Thank you Mike, you're the best! Always keep that great sense of humor.

A BIG thanks also to Barry and the Meguiar's company for the generous goodie bags and tasty food and beverages. My auto shop classes in high school and college were never this much fun to learn in.

I hope to bring my brother to a Saturday class in the near future so he can also experience firsthand what I've been raving to him about.

Gordie

2SS's
Aug 8th, 2006, 01:11 PM
This was a GREAT class! So many questions that I had about detailing my car were answered. The hands on portion of this instruction is priceless. It definetly says something about a company to show you, hands on, how well their products work. Thanks a million to Mike and Barry!
- Dan

Mike Phillips
Aug 8th, 2006, 02:59 PM
Here's Dan's 1963 Corvette Stingray early in the morning before the sun was overhead and it was kind of overcast. In this type of lighting most cars look pretty good! :xyxthumbs

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2Dans63Before_001.jpg


After the classroom portion of our clinic was over and we ate pizza lunch, it was time to look for a couple of cars to use for teaching how to remove swirls and restoring a show car finish. When we took a second look at Dan's Corvette only now with the sun directly overhead, the light from the sun revealed the true condition of the paint.


http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2Dans63Before_002.jpg

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Dan gave us permission to use his Corvette to teach product selection and proper technique, so we had Dan drive his Stingray into Meguiar's Garage to let the paint cool down while we looked for another good candidate. :)

Mike Phillips
Aug 8th, 2006, 06:45 PM
The first step of Meguiar's 5-Step Paint Care Cycle is to wash the car to remove loose dirt. Because Dan keeps his car extraordinarily clean, all we had to do was wipe the exterior down using Meguiar's Speed Detailer and Quik Detailer to remove light dust.

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2Dans63Before_010.jpg



After that, we inspected the finish with the palms of our clean hands and discovered some light above surface bonded contaminants, for this we clayed the entire finish and safely removed these using clay from Meguiar's Smooth Surface Clay Kit.

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2Dans63Before_009.jpg


You can get more information about Meguiar's clay here!

Suggested Smooth Surfaceâ„¢ Clay Kit (http://www.meguiars.com/?auto-detailing-clay/Smooth-Surface-Clay-Kit)

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

dcam
Aug 8th, 2006, 10:40 PM
Mike:

Thanks for convincing the owners of both the classics to let us rookies try the DA Polisher on their cars. The day was fun and I learned a lot about maintaining the appearance of my car.

Keep me on the list for your advanced classes .:xyxthumbs

Joe Vette
Aug 9th, 2006, 10:30 AM
:db: Mike,

As always I learned something new from the class - much appreciated!

Joe