View Full Version : *Pics Added* Detailing Seminar in Washington DC Area

Jul 7th, 2004, 11:04 PM
For those in Washington DC Area

I am organizing another detailing seminar which will be done by Rod Kraft from Meguiar's on August 7th,2004. (Morning)
We have 20 spots available. If any of you are interested, please send me an email at spriro@yahoo.com with your contact info. (Name, email & phone).

Topics covered:
Proper washing techniques, toweling, paint evaluation, polishing, waxing, scratches, swirls, spider/cob webs etc.

We MIGHT be able to purchase some Meguiar's products on the site. Rod is still trying to get a supplier to be there on that date. (For those of you who attended the last one, I feel your pain looking at Rod's products display and not being able to purchase a single item. So Rod and I are working on it. Just hope and pray.)

The training will be about 4-5 hrs. It will be held in Boyds, MD. About 20 minutes north of the Beltway.

For those of you who missed the seminar in April, here is your chance.

Pictures from last seminar (http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=342)

Jul 7th, 2004, 11:40 PM
Here are those who are in: (From various forums)

1. Spriro
2. hkw08
3. thinksnow
4. prowler
5. ebawono
6. Beren
7. jmendoza
8. rdanz
9. Boosta
10. mbrook
11. ecivilized
12. ssinger
13. awright
14. cbberry
15. pendragonz
16. rbruton
17. tgajewski
18. tgrosvenor
20. jkirschenman

Any of you that are still interested, send me an email. I'll put you in the WAIT LIST.

All of you who are already on the list will be contacted again in about a week before the event for confirmation and direction.

Jul 8th, 2004, 12:11 AM
Cool! I'll have to check the calendar (i.e. ask my wife), and then I'll shoot you a mail!

Jul 8th, 2004, 04:33 PM
Sign me up, sending you an email now!

Jul 8th, 2004, 08:13 PM
Just sent you another email, my buddy jaberwaki want to get in as well.

Jul 9th, 2004, 01:38 AM
thanks alot pen....

hey quick question. what is the cost of this?
do we need to bring anything?

Jul 9th, 2004, 05:06 PM
man I am sixteen but an avid meguiars lover I just want to learn and I live in the washington dc area.

i'd like to add my name to the wait list i guess.

Antonio Wright
Jul 9th, 2004, 08:23 PM

Jul 16th, 2004, 10:27 AM
hi how much is the seminar ?
I am interested

Jul 16th, 2004, 10:32 AM

We filled the available 20 spaces.
But send me your contact info anyway. If anyone cancel I'll let you know. Follow the instruction.

Jul 22nd, 2004, 05:55 AM
Good news everyone!!
Rod convinced one of his supplier to come down from PA with his truck and trailer so we can purchase products at the event.
So bring some cash!!
This is a great chance to buy some of those hard to find products from the professional and detailers line.

Jul 22nd, 2004, 12:37 PM
Damn!!! A seminar 10 minutes from my house, and I've been too busy to check the forum so I find out about it too late. :(

Mike Phillips
Jul 26th, 2004, 11:54 AM
Hi cydewaze,

I know Rod, and Rod wouldn't want you to miss out being your so close. I'll send him an e-mail and ask him if he could allow up to 5 more people.


Jul 30th, 2004, 04:36 AM
What is the start time? I'm getting the "when can I expect you home" from my wife :rolleyes: :(

If I answer "when I learn it all" do you think I'd be killed :confused:

Aug 3rd, 2004, 04:49 AM
I really wish I could go!

I am 16 I just want to get some experince in my own little detailing company I started.. darn.

:D :D :D

Aug 3rd, 2004, 06:35 AM

What is the start time? I'm getting the "when can I expect you home" from my wife

It will start at 9AM.
It's gonna be around 5-6 hrs. Give her the higher estimate so if you're home early you'll be a hero!!

Aug 3rd, 2004, 07:00 AM
Originally posted by rpm
I really wish I could go!

I am 16 I just want to get some experince in my own little detailing company I started.. darn.

:D :D :D

I'll start notifying the waitlist tomorrow.

Mike Phillips
Aug 3rd, 2004, 08:57 AM
Can some of the people attending this take photo's and either post them? or send them to me and I'll upload and post them?



Aug 3rd, 2004, 11:18 AM
I'll try to have my friend to bring in his Digicam. Mine *****.

Is there any of you that are coming want to volunteer to be the photographer for the session?

Aug 3rd, 2004, 01:02 PM
woo I'm in!

Mike I can high resolution pictures if you want? My camera is a 4.3 megapixel.. I'm aiming to be a professional photographer when I grow up.

Mike Phillips
Aug 3rd, 2004, 01:49 PM
Hi all,

I just got off the phone with Rod and he asked me to post this information on both the threads for his upcoming clinics.

Rod will be teaching the 5-Step Paint Care Cycle,

7. What's the difference between polish and wax? (Meguiar's 5-Step Paint Care Cycle) (http://www.meguiars.com/faq/_index.cfm?faqCat=Paint%20Care&faqQuestionID=51&section=_51#_51)

Step 1 Wash
Step 2 Clean
Step 3 Polish
Step 4 Protect
Step 5 Maintain

He will be demonstrating Meguiar's Philosophy,

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

This will incorporate using products from both the Consumer Line and the Professional line.

He will be showing techniques for creating Wow! results using your hands, the Porter Cable Dual Action Polisher and the Rotary Buffer.

Rod is a stellar trainer, a sincere car crazy enthusiast, and a personable and fun guy. You will not be disappointed. Get there early, and stay as long as you can.

Also, the distributor will be offering a discount that day for any purchases.


Aug 9th, 2004, 12:03 PM
Another Great Seminar!!
We had 18 people showed up.
Special thanks to Rod Kraft for being a great teacher and host for the event. We all are impressed (read: jealous) with his garage. :D

Also a special thanks to Lynn Palmer from Dealer Goodies (http://www.dealergoodies.com) for coming all the way from Harrisburg, PA and give us a chance to buy all kind of detailing products.

Here are some pictures from the seminar:

Rod and his garage.

Car Crazy guys listening closely to Rod.

Another Pic from the back

Lynn Palmer's Trailer.

Inside the Trailer

Participants' Cars Lining up

Rod's Meguiar's Tahoe

Another Pic of the Tahoe

Mike Phillips
Aug 9th, 2004, 12:41 PM
Can you believe Rod's garage? Talk about organized, neat and detailed! Thanks for sharing some pictures from the event spriro!


Aug 10th, 2004, 05:24 AM
I'd like to thank Rod and Feldy. I had a great time at the seminar, and learned a LOT!

:bow: @ Rod's garage!

Aug 10th, 2004, 11:44 AM
Some additional Pictures




Participants' cars



Aug 10th, 2004, 11:50 AM
Here are a few more:







Aug 11th, 2004, 06:19 AM
Yay! My car made it up! (last pic).


Aug 11th, 2004, 10:48 AM
A little off topic. Can any of the attendees give me any more info on Rod's CJ-7 in his garage:
lift in inches
tire size
other performance goodies?

Thanks, Jay

Aug 11th, 2004, 12:24 PM
did you guys buy a fleet of black tahoes or what :D

Jul 26th, 2005, 10:14 AM
When is the next car detailing seminar in the DC area? boyds?

Mike Phillips
Jul 26th, 2005, 10:17 AM
I haven't heard of anything lately...