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Mike Phillips
Feb 28th, 2008, 12:40 PM

San Diego Mercedes-Benz Club
Meguiar's Detailing 101
Saturday March 1st, 2008

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Place holder :cool:

Mike Phillips
Mar 1st, 2008, 04:25 PM
Another fun class at Meguiar's Garage!













Mar 1st, 2008, 05:49 PM

Thank you for imparting some of your car care knowledge. If I can take anything away from today, besides meeting other Mercedes Enthusiast, that is make the product work the way they are designed.

Barry: Thank you for having the space and the experienced staff to help demonstrate how your products work as designed.

Ron Cadwell
’93 - 300 CE
San Diego Mercedes Club

Silverado 03
Mar 1st, 2008, 06:12 PM
Looks like another fun class at Meguiars. Hope you all had fun and learned alot. Hope you all purchased a D/A polisher because it sure is alot easier. Well im sure you all saw Mike work by hand.

Mar 1st, 2008, 06:33 PM
This was a fun and very useful class. In the past, I have been confused by the wide array of Meguiar's products. Seeing and using them made everything clear. Comparing the effort and results from hand and machine polishing was eye opening. Being able to get questions answered on the spot was also great. Thanks for all the help Mike.


Mar 1st, 2008, 07:16 PM
Thanks very much for a great day. It was a good learning experience that demistified all the various potions. We'd like to return for the advanced class!

Mar 1st, 2008, 08:33 PM
Thanks so much to the Meguiar's organization for opening your facility and investing in educating your customers. Mike Phillips has the unique ability to keep everyone's attention while presenting a lot of information in a way that makes it easy to understand. The "hands-on" portion of the class was also great because it showed us the proper technique for using the products. Thanks again!

GT Tony
Mar 1st, 2008, 11:32 PM

Thank you for sharing your time and knowledge with all of us today. The class was very informative and entertaining. I can see that you truly have a "passion" for what you do, and teaching others how to do the same. :bow

I think it is great that Meguiars offers such a program to us "Car Crazy" people. :bigups

Henry's car is already experiencing better gas milage due to the weight reduction after removing all of the contaminates with the clay bar treatment. It also has a much lower drag coefficient now that we got rid of the "textured" paint finish.


Great program! :xyxthumbs

Mar 2nd, 2008, 08:36 AM
The highlight of the class for me was learning the proper application of the product and learning how to navigate through the Maguire's line of products. Also having and instructor who has a genuine interests in cars and the product he represents was a real plus.

SL Lover
Mar 2nd, 2008, 10:50 AM
Thanks for the excellent lecture in car detailing 101. It was lots of fun and I've learned enough now about car detailing than I have ever before. Your detailing tips were very educational. Now, I know what a "clay" is for. :xyxthumbs

My brown MB SL 380 looks pretty cool!

Barry, thanks for the pizzas and sodas!!

Mar 2nd, 2008, 10:53 AM
Thanks Barry for letting the Mercedes-Benz Club of San Diego in your facilities and get educated on the products and the techniques to use them. Thanks to Mike Phillips we learned about the Meguiar's products and how to use them successfully to make our cars shine. What a great time everyone had at the class. Mike is a super instructor and it shows in his enthusiam and passion in presenting the products and showing us how to use them correctly. We are all Car Crazy guys and really appreciate the Meguiar's experience. You have created some very loyal Meguiar's customers from our Club and most of us want to attend the "advanced" classes coming up. This was the Club's 3rd Saturday class in four years. Thanks again to Meguiar's for the education on the product line and Mike's time...an excellent Saturday at Meguiar's.
Best regards,
VP MBCA, San Diego Section

Mar 2nd, 2008, 12:01 PM
Thanks to all the Car Crazy Meguiar's personnel for providing such a great venue to understand car car products and the techniques to use them.

We in SoCal are fortunate to have Meguiars in our backyard.

Mar 2nd, 2008, 12:22 PM
What a great opportunity these classes are! I have attended several, and each time I come away having learned at least 2 or 3 new tips or skills. Mike Phillips does such a great job presenting and explaining the process and the need for so many different products. Thanks, Mequiar's, for the classes on paint care.


Mar 2nd, 2008, 12:44 PM
Meguiar's is "first class". Barry sure understands the car guys and how we think and learn. Thanks for providing the venue, food and drink for us to become better enthusiast, have better looking cars and have a great time learning with fellow "car crazy car guys".

I kept buying Meguiar's as a kid not just because it did what it said it could but because it really made my car look better than the rest. My Dad always thought I had talent, when it was Meguiar's products and the "support team" on the phone. None of the other car care product companies provide the extensive resources to help the consumer use the products correctly and safely. Meguiar's not only does this, but takes it beyond the next level. Thank you.

I appreciate Mike's passion and ability to "speak" our lingo while down loading a phenomenal amount of info and helping us retain what we just learned. The hands on demo brings it all clearly to light in many ways. I have learned some life saving facts on the forum as well.

Tom thanks for having this class for the Mercedes-Benz club. The event was great.

Best regards,

Mar 2nd, 2008, 08:57 PM
Thanks for the excellent lecture in car detailing 101. It was lots of fun and I've learned enough now about car detailing than I have ever before. Your detailing tips were very educational. Now, I know what a "clay" is for. :xyxthumbs

My brown MB SL 380 looks pretty cool!

Barry, thanks for the pizzas and sodas!!

OK, no one else liked the pizza?:laughing:laughing:laughing:laughing:laughing:laughing:laughing

GT Tony
Mar 2nd, 2008, 11:39 PM
"Mmmmmmm........pizza!" http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a263/Tonester123/Anamations/drooling.gif

(Must be said in a Homer Simpson voice)

Mar 3rd, 2008, 11:28 AM
Mike & Barry,

Many thanks. Actually got my first dose of car care passion from
Barry, heard him on "The Car Show" radio show about 12+ years ago. I was glued to the radio. Well, Mike sure has the passion and gave a first rate
class, enjoyed it very much and hope to attend the advanced class.

Meguiar's is on my SHORT LIST of companies that have earned my loyalty.

Kent- with the other CE

Mar 3rd, 2008, 07:05 PM
Barry, thanks for providing the facility; the donuts, pizza, and soft drinks; and the "goodie bag" of Meguiar's products for us to try. Oh yeah, thanks for providing Mike Philips also! All joking aside, Mike's probably forgotten more than I'll ever learn about car detailing. He's an excellent instructor, very knowledgeable but also able to transmit that knowledge to us so that we leave your facility with a much better understanding of how your products work and how to differentiate them so we use the correct one for the task at hand. This was the third Meguiar's session with the San Diego MBCA group for me, and I always leave with some real nuggets of information, tricks of the trade, etc. Thanks again, Barry!

Mar 5th, 2008, 08:47 AM
Barry, Thank you for providing the venue, products and refreshments/ food.

Mike, thank you for waking up and making the drive and providing us with the knowledge of the products and technique.

Thanks for the carwash soap for making the furthest drive.

I had a couple burning questions that I forgot to ask.

How do you wash a car when it's very cold outside, windy and dirty? My situation is similar to yours.

What product do you recomment for washing of dirt and road grime from the wheel wells and chassis?

Also, My notes from class got washed, which polish did you recommend for polishing the glass? Was it 80?

Mar 6th, 2008, 12:45 PM

You mentioned the grit guard. And that some people say that it floats. I called Grit Guard directly and they said that the ones that float are FAKE, Knock offs! He said they have filed 2 seperate cease and decist orders against high tech auto for infringing on their patent.



I will buy one directly from grit guard.

Im placing my 10% off order later today.


SL Lover
Mar 22nd, 2008, 04:15 AM
During our detailing class, you mentioned the names of companies that offer products in removing scratches on the windshield due to overuse of worn out wipers. Please advise.

Perhaps in the future, Megs should consider offering this type of product as well...


Tim Lingor
Mar 22nd, 2008, 07:34 AM

Not Mike, but perhaps I can help. The company that carries a Cerium Oxide product for removing mild scratches in glass is the Eastwood Company.

Here is a link that should help:


Just a quick warning, working on glass is difficult as you do not want to create distortions in the glass. I would practice on something you do not care about before you tackle your vehicle.

Cheers! :)


SL Lover
Mar 23rd, 2008, 08:44 PM
Thanks. I hope it isn't complicated to do.

Is there any detailer out there that I can pay to have my car wash, waxed, and buffed the windshield from scratches? I normally wash and wax myself. But since the windshield requires extra attention, it's better to let a professional do it....