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Mike Phillips
Nov 4th, 2006, 03:44 AM
Open Class for Members of Meguiar's Online! - November 4th, 2006!

Class starts in a few hours!

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Mike Phillips
Nov 4th, 2006, 06:22 PM
We really had a great class today and even some special guest from the U.K.


The last man standing just now left so it's time to clean up and head for home! We'll try to post some pictures later tonight!

Thank you to everyone that attended today, it was a lot of fun!

Nov 4th, 2006, 09:23 PM
Thank you Mike for showing us great history of Meguiars and teaching us the right technique and right products used to achieve our goal: keep the car insane shine as much as possible. And Thanks again for staying late with us today (5pm) so we can have enough time to restore that little beautiful green Porshe.
Thank you Meguiars for providing us opportunity to come/learn/ and use your products first hand. No other wax company in the world that provide this kind of service to consumer, and I don't know how many company in the world that allow the consumers to use ALL of their products before buying.
The class today is great! We learn so many things that even me who attended few Wed night meet before are almost overload with information, but it's a good thing! I got all the basic down on what the real meaning of Cleaner, Polish, Wax and how to use them. Me and many others see with our own eyes how wonderful Meguiar's products can do to a car that has full of swirls, and we can't even believe how the car looks so good with minimal effort (thanks to the PC) when the owner brings the car back out to the sun. It's a wonderful feeling to see swirls are gone and the paint is so much deeper and glossier than before. It's speechless!

Here are some of the pics I took today. Enjoys.

Nov 4th, 2006, 10:02 PM
Mike, thank you for the great class; it was worth every dollar I spend on the flight. I never realized how many things I was not doing correctly. I will be placing my order for the G-100 on Monday.

Mike Phillips
Nov 4th, 2006, 11:20 PM
Ford Excursion on the left, Pedal Car on the right! :)


Stevens Detailing
Nov 4th, 2006, 11:51 PM
Mike - awesome class. I had a great time talking with you. Thanks for all your help.

Nov 5th, 2006, 12:22 AM
I want to thank both Meguiar's and Mike for extremely helpful and pleasant class today. Meguiar's for having them and Mike for being very competent teacher, both skill wise and transfer of skill wise, in addition to being the way he was as a person to us, and for going far and beyod of what very few would do to teach us.

I registered after hearing nothing but great things about these classes motivated by frustrating (read: not so successful) experiences in using Meguiar's products as an average Joe Schome Consumer. Due to life's experiences, I arrived bit weary that I might be hearing more of sales pitch than class. Therefore I was extremely pleased to find that class was just as advertised and that I have walked out of there as person armed with more knowledge on these producuts that I could immediately apply successfully.

Thank you one more time!


Nov 5th, 2006, 02:59 AM

Thanks for the great class! Those hours seemed to zoom by as my brain was saturated with all that information! I'm glad that Meguiars offers a class that teaches everyone how to properly use detailing products, as well as provide hands on experience on products we don't get to use on a daily basis.

I also appreciate the fact that you took your time to throughly answer each and everyones questions.

I'm signed up for next weekends class and can't wait to learn more or fill in anything I missed!

P.S: I can't wait to try all these new products/methods on my next detailing session!! :db:

Nov 5th, 2006, 07:05 AM
Thank you Meguiar’s and Mike for putting on this very informative and entertaining class. It was well worth the 220 mile roundtrip trip to Meguiar’s Garage to finally learn the difference and proper use of different products that Meguiar’s offers. Having the different products demonstrated in a control environment not only showed us the difference and importance of using varied products, but also showed us the marvelous work that Meguiar’s products can do to different paint finishes in removing paint imperfections and bringing out the rich color (I know, technically incorrect) of the vehicles. Looking forward to applying the correct techniques learned on my cars real soon. :xyxthumbs


Nov 5th, 2006, 07:12 AM
Thanks for the great class on Saturday, 11/4. The interactive classroom session was really helpful in understanding the 5-step detailing process and the hands-on garage session really helped put theory into practice. Looking forward to more detailing classes!

Nov 5th, 2006, 10:31 AM
oooh a Hertz Shelby
My dad really wanted to rent one but my mom made him rent a Grand Prix :wall:

and isn't that pedal car the one that was supposed to come on June 28th?

Michael Stoops
Nov 5th, 2006, 11:38 AM
This was a really great class! I just can't thank Meguiar's enough for holding these sessions and Mike Phillips specifically for keeping them informative and entertaining. I had a blast helping to bring back the shine on that beautiful Porsche 914 too!!

oooh a Hertz Shelby

Two, actually. What are the odds, huh?


Nov 5th, 2006, 04:36 PM
That was the most amazing day I ever spent as a car enthusiast. Mike Phillips is an awesome instructor and everyone who loves cars needs to take this class. Although I have won a few concours trophies it was by trial and error and luck. With Mike's expert instruction my knowledge of detailing increased by a factor of ten in just a few hours.

Yes, that's my green 914 in the pictures. In the morning the front and rear truck lids were covered with water spots and oxidation. By 5 pm they were as shiny as - well look at the pictures. Mike Phillips showed how to apply just the right products for the job. Many thanks to classmates Mike, Andy and the others who hung around, pitched in and made short work of the job after the class had ended.

I am now absolutely convinced that if you can't find a Meguiars product for whatever your car needs, it doesn't exist. The trick is to learn which Meguiars product you need and how to use it. I will be back for more classroom time in the future. Thanks Mike Phillips! Meguiars rocks!

Nov 5th, 2006, 10:07 PM
The class was really great, the time flew by and the information flowed. Mike did a great job with an overview of Meguiar's growth from 1901, the products available and how to use them. A lot of information and great presentation.

Thanks Meguiar's for having these sessions and Mike Phillips for making them informative while entertaining.:xyxthumbs

Nov 5th, 2006, 11:21 PM
That was a terrific class! Thanks Mike. Very informative, very entertaining and excellent instruction at every stage. I'll definitely be back for more. My brain box can only hold so much at a time. LOL!

Great meeting Mike-in-Orange and some of the other regulars as well. Great pix LacViet!! See you all again!


Above: Mike demonstrates correct detailing techniques during the Nov. 4 class.

Nov 6th, 2006, 12:53 AM
Mike's classes are terrific, but thruthfully I'd draw the line at driving my (illegal) CLK DTM AMG to Meguiar's HQ on a California one trip permit.

I'd live with the swirls and keep the car vs. the options of exporting or crushing it if caught!

Nov 6th, 2006, 07:44 AM
It was an amazing day at Meguiar's. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Meguiar's and Mike Phillips for offering this 101 detailing class. This was my third time I attended this class for the last 2 years. I kept thinking, what new stuff I can learn this time? Perhaps nothing new, but I was so wrong, there were a few areas that I did not know at all and I am glad that I was able to learn it this time.
I am amazed how Mike was able to keep the class focused and entertained at the same time despite a few technical difficulties during the Power point presentation.
I wished that I could have able to stay a bit longer to help working on the Porsche. Oh well, next time.

Mike Phillips
Nov 6th, 2006, 12:23 PM
Plenty of cool cars on hand last Saturday brought by our members...

David Pykett brought his Hertz Rental Mustang...


Classic BMW

Dodge Magnum SRT8

Mike Phillips
Nov 6th, 2006, 12:36 PM
Mark Cummins brought the Pedal Car he drove as a little boy to Meguiar's Garage for some repair and then polishing. It has been restored and repainted using an Imron paint, (leftover from an Airplane Project), and it's a wonderful example of a classic pedal car except right out in the front, middle of the hood were some splotches of Epoxy Glue that had somehow landed and then bonded to the paint.

Mark brought the Pedal Car to a previous "Open Garage" and we threw everything in the book at it but to no avail. It was recommended that he try using a heat gun to carefully heat the Epoxy Glue and then chip or scrape it off after it was heated, but to do this in a way that the paint wasn't overheated and altered.

So... Mark brings his trusty, but dusty heat gun and we give it try and with a little heat and a little scraping with our thumbnail we get the epoxy glue off the paint. The Epoxy glue did however leave sub-surface imprints in the paint so to remove these we wet-sanded the paint down using some #2000 Nikken Finishing papers and then removed our sanding marks to restore a beautiful, glue-free finish!

Thank you Mark for bringing us your family heirloom to work on... :xyxthumbs









Nov 6th, 2006, 07:32 PM
Man, that pedal car is WAY too cool! Wish I had been able to hang around to see that worked on.

Oh.....ahem....BTW.....that's a Dodge Magnum SRT8....;)

Nov 6th, 2006, 08:14 PM
Mike spelling error on front page if it matters to you. MacHine.

Too bad I couldn't make it, looks like you guys had too much fun.

Nov 7th, 2006, 12:43 PM
We really had a great class today and even some special guest from the U.K.


The last man standing just now left so it's time to clean up and head for home! We'll try to post some pictures later tonight!

Thank you to everyone that attended today, it was a lot of fun!

Uh, some what of a correction on that Mike... the man on the right is Rob Mellaart of Meguiars in Holland and on the left Sven from Belgium. Maybe David lives in the U.K. ? Okay, Holland (Also called The Netherlands... :o ) and Belgium are near the U.K. but there's a slight difference... mainly the language... :xyxthumbs

Nov 7th, 2006, 06:23 PM
Those Hertz Stangs and That mercedes look awesome...

Mark Cummins
Nov 8th, 2006, 04:14 PM
The Sat Class Was Great ...Ive Been to a Few and Keep learning More tricks!
Thank You Meguiars for the Class

Special Thanks To Mike for the Time taken to restore the Pedal Car!!!:bigups

Nov 9th, 2006, 10:30 PM
I am on the front page!