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Mike Phillips
Mar 2nd, 2007, 10:19 PM
LXForums.com at Meguiar's - March 3rd, 2007

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Supposed to be a sunny day tomorrow, perfect for another fun-filled day at Meguiar's!


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Mike Phillips
Mar 3rd, 2007, 04:17 AM
Scottwax1 Scottwax1 Scottwax1


Class starts in a few hours, we're off to pick up some fresh donuts and make some hot coffee!

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Mike Phillips
Mar 3rd, 2007, 08:04 AM
And another full class at Meguiar's!

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catzcradle
Mar 3rd, 2007, 03:08 PM
Very informative, good atmosphere, nice facilities, and a great Lunch. Had a great time seeing everyone and learning so much about how to care for these "toys" we drive. Regardless of me being told "I'm outta luck" on going to town due to the pinstriping, I do know now how to take better care of the paint.

Tmagnum
Mar 3rd, 2007, 03:32 PM
Mike,

Awesome job and thanks, I learned a boat load and believe I learned enough to comfortably go out and make the car shine. :xyxthumbs

The information and presentation was top notch, the facility and on hands training was "extremly" helpful.

Thanks again to you and John for providing us this opportunity.

And a final shout out to Ozzie for getting this together, thanks mate!

SoCalRT
Mar 3rd, 2007, 04:54 PM
Mike, thanks for the great class.

I thought I knew how to use my Porter Cable before the class, now I know that even with the PC you really need to push a little harder and work a little longer than I have been to get the best results.
thanks again....

Spiffywerks
Mar 3rd, 2007, 04:56 PM
Mike,

Thanks again for the great class! I'm glad that some people couldn't make it so I was able to attend! It was great meeting you. So funny that I had just watched a 30 minute video about washing your car just a few weeks ago and suddenly look who's teaching a class about detailing your car! I didn't realise it was you doing this to begin with. haha.

Man, I spent a bunch of money too... but all worth it in keeping my car looking great! The hands on really sold me on the polisher. Hopefully my car doesn't have as hard of a clear coat as Steve's car did. But compared to how it looked beforehand, it was a drastic improvement.

Your thoughts and insights were great! Too much information is never unwelcomed. I'd rather get more than I can handle then not enough. And going through and making sure you answered everyone's questions even though many might be found on this forum was great. You really know your stuff and I'm glad to have been a part of this class with you instructing it.

I would definately love to attend another session if they would become available. I'm also in a semi-large Hyundai club and I think alot of these guys would love to hear this information too.

The grab bag of goodies and pizza was great! Your right, the chicken pizza was real good! Although, I was disappointed to hear that Meguiar's stopped carrying all of their brushes. After watching the car washing video I tried to find the detailing brushes you used. It was the kind of thing I really could use and was a big disappointment to hear that they stopped selling them.

I had a great time, thanks for everything!

Btw: This is for Cam, who had to cancel last minute. haha.
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b151/Spiffywerks/0303071523.jpg

LAGuy
Mar 3rd, 2007, 05:39 PM
Mike, Awesome class. Learned a ton of great techniques and tips to get my Magnum looking great :D

ezridr95
Mar 3rd, 2007, 08:46 PM
Great class Mike, I really learned a lot about the care for the new finishes. And thanks for using my car to demo. Oh, and thanks to the 12 or 14 guys who practiced on my hood. :bigups After getting home my daughter said:
“The hood looks great dad, so when you going to finish the rest”. I’ll have to get my order in on Monday.
Thanks again Mike and the rest of you guys.

Ozzie
Mar 3rd, 2007, 09:57 PM
Full house! Outstanding presentation as always from Meguiar's master instructor Mike Phillips.
Kudos to Larry Pyle for making the longest ride to the class. All the way from Napa in Northern California!

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The morning classroom session, (preceded by coffee and donuts for all) was really educational and a lot of fun.

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The outrageous pizza lunch was a huge hit with the LXForums crew, lining up here in a rarely witnessed orderly manner.

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After lunch it was out to the garage for the hands-on segment, with Mike demonstrating products and techniques.

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Question: How many LXForums members does it take to clay bar ezridr95's ride? Answer: Ezridr is still accepting applications.
Here we were learning how to use clay as a pivotal step in the detailing process.

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Outside inspecting the results of Mike's hard work. A great day for all who got to attend this special class for
LXForums members. Many thanks to Mike, his assistant John, and the folks at Meguiar's who made this class possible.

fatchance
Mar 4th, 2007, 09:44 AM
Mike the crew had a great time, you are the man. Everyone thinks they detail their car, then they go to one of these classes and realize they are not. I had plenty of calls yesterday after the class and the members are ready to attack their cars.

1fastsedan
Mar 4th, 2007, 10:27 AM
Thanks for all the great information and great day Mike!! The pizza, goodie bag, and product discount certainly didn't hurt either.:bigups Once my gear arrives, I'll be ready to create some serious shine next weekend. Thanks again.

thewagon
Mar 4th, 2007, 12:14 PM
:welcome is exactly what Mike and John made us feel as we all pulled in and did the early morning who's who.

Mike gave an excellent and well informed class, concentrating on the proper care of paint using various products and equipment as well as answering our "most of concern" questions.

One thing I never would have expected was to literally sandpaper down the scratch only to bring the OEM shine back using just materials you can have at home. WOW

And let's not forget the morning donuts/coffee and great eatings pizza for lunch. I was impressed, especially with me being from NY.

Here's a few pics:
Headquarters


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v231/asrstech/Dodge%20Magnum/Meguiars%20Day%20March%202007/MeguiarsClassMarch07011.jpg


Some of the LXforums members
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Hazman and Spiffywerks
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v231/asrstech/Dodge%20Magnum/Meguiars%20Day%20March%202007/MeguiarsClassMarch07003.jpg

The groups gathering
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v231/asrstech/Dodge%20Magnum/Meguiars%20Day%20March%202007/MeguiarsClassMarch07010.jpg


Randysway showing off his sweet ride
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v231/asrstech/Dodge%20Magnum/Meguiars%20Day%20March%202007/MeguiarsClassMarch07009.jpg


Reason for Randy to be at this class...tsk tsk tsk, waterspots and sand
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v231/asrstech/Dodge%20Magnum/Meguiars%20Day%20March%202007/MeguiarsClassMarch07006.jpg


Master of Ceremonies for the LX group mingling
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Spiffywerks and his Tibby along with his "Challenger"
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SMK aka "Stu" (classroom given name)
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Mike doing what he does best
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And this is how you claybar....elbow!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v231/asrstech/Dodge%20Magnum/Meguiars%20Day%20March%202007/MeguiarsClassMarch07043.jpg



Some of the ladies relaxing
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v231/asrstech/Dodge%20Magnum/Meguiars%20Day%20March%202007/MeguiarsClassMarch07045.jpg


Laying out the gridwork for the patient
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v231/asrstech/Dodge%20Magnum/Meguiars%20Day%20March%202007/MeguiarsClassMarch07048.jpg


FF2Moe, Tmagnum, and SoCalRT in study mode
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I've got some quick videos...well, sort of, gotta put that on another post

pyle
Mar 4th, 2007, 02:16 PM
Mike, your presentation, knowledge, experience with the industry and dedication to Meguire's products is without an equal. You are the man.
I really became aware of what detailing is all about with your class. There will be many trips to your forum for answers and guidelines.
Thanks for all your effort and dedication.
Also, thanks for the goodies.
Pyle

Dupie24
Mar 4th, 2007, 02:16 PM
Great class, learned a lot. I mean a lot, had no idea how to really get the swirl marks out.
I installed new grill last night and this morning. Did a full number on the fascia while it was off. Scottwax1
I'm pretty sure the swirls are gone--I mean gone!! Couldn't compare before hand, no sun out and very wimpy flash light (swirl intensifier). After I was done, the fascia back on, the sun came out, and now No swirls in the fasica, swirls in the hood, but not in the fascia :db: :db: :db:party: :db: :db: :db:
Thank you sooooo much Mike, I'm now ready to tackle the rest of the car with confidence. The class was one of the best things that happened to our LX, thank you again!:bigups

kdog157
Mar 4th, 2007, 07:33 PM
Mike

Thanks for the outstanding class. You really do a great job. There is way more to this than I imagined but you broke it down really well. Your knowledge and years of experience were a benefit to us all. Thanks for sharing your wisdom with us.

2stresd
Mar 4th, 2007, 09:17 PM
Thank You Mike!!! Just when I thought I knew it all, then I didn't know it all after all. I learned a lot - very informative and I look forward to going back several more times just so I can get all that information drilled into my head. Although I was still suffering from my wisdom tooth recently removed on Thursday, you kept the class flowing very smooth and engaging. I couldn't resist from eating that great pizza either! Thanks Mike! Thanks to Ozzie from our club for setting this up with Mike!!!

SMK HEMI
Mar 5th, 2007, 06:32 AM
Great class and perfect timing!!! When I heard that members have attended this class several times I wasn't sure what to expect. Now I know. I could see doing this again. I can't wait to work on the show car shine!

Count down 19 days......LX Festival party:

MaseratiGuy
Mar 9th, 2007, 10:39 AM
The class was awesome - thanks! I learned lots of new techniques and got answers to the dozens of questions that I have pondered for years while detailing my cars. Saturday's forecast is 80 and sunny here in Houston so I can't wait to detail my car using my new techniques, chemicals and tools!

1fastsedan
Mar 18th, 2007, 08:42 PM
Once again, thanks for the great class Mike. I hope you can tell that I learned a lot.

http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=19310

BuckeyeMCS
Mar 30th, 2007, 05:05 AM
Mike,
Having a 05 black Magnum R/T
I would love to know any observations you can share regarding the hardness/softness of the clear coat etc...
To me #80 seams to be strong enough for swirls and small scratches.
Here is mine after a does of NXT (posted in show off a while ago)

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h64/BuckeyeRT/DSCF0013.jpg

BuckeyeMCS
Apr 5th, 2007, 04:22 PM
Mike,
I would love to know any observations you can share regarding the hardness/softness of the clear coat etc...
To me #80 seams to be strong enough for swirls and small scratches.


Bump:wavey Scottwax2

Mike Phillips
Apr 5th, 2007, 04:33 PM
We have learned through experience to never make judgments on paint hardness or softness, and actually the most accurate word or term would be...

Polishability or Workability

Until we're physically standing in front of the car and working on it in person.

The only generalization we would make based upon first-hand experience would be that the paint on newer Corvettes and Vipers with factory clear coats would seem to be very hard with an emphasis on the word very.

That said, we would never make a judgment before doing a Test Spot on the actual car we were working on and it is through the Test Spot, whether by hand or machine, that you will discover how polishable, or workable the paint truly is.

We know people tend to what a simple answer like,

"All the paint on BMW's are soft"

But that's not true and it's not going to happen on this forum.


How's that? :)

We'll post an example to this thread that will drive the point home later... :xyxthumbs

detailpro
Apr 5th, 2007, 05:18 PM
whens the next class and where can i sign up?

BuckeyeMCS
Apr 5th, 2007, 06:18 PM
We have learned through experience to never make judgments on paint hardness or softness, and actually the most accurate word or term would be...

Polishability or Workability

Until we're physically standing in front of the car and working on it in person.

The only generalization we would make based upon first-hand experience would be that the paint on newer Corvettes and Vipers with factory clear coats would seem to be very hard with an emphasis on the word very.

That said, we would never make a judgment before doing a Test Spot on the actual car we were working on and it is through the Test Spot, whether by hand or machine, that you will discover how polishable, or workable the paint truly is.

We know people tend to what a simple answer like,

"All the paint on BMW's are soft"

But that's not true and it's not going to happen on this forum.


How's that? :)

We'll post an example to this thread that will drive the point home later... :xyxthumbs

That's what I was looking for. :xyxthumbs
Thank you!