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Mike Phillips
Aug 9th, 2008, 06:36 AM
ChevyHHR.net & SoCalHHRs.com
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Coffee will be hot and donuts will be fresh!



Aug 9th, 2008, 02:21 PM
Thank you for a most awesome class on car care. The Car Care Clinic today was exceedingly informative. I consider Mike Phillips to be a defacto expert on this topic. His knowledge, skills, and sense of humor made this class a Must Do!
I now have a new appreciation of what a clean car is!

Thank you again for offering these classes!
Matthew C. Huntley

Mike Phillips
Aug 9th, 2008, 02:29 PM
Thank you to everyone that attended today, you were a fun club to host here at Meguiar's!

I was going to add a few photos to this thread before heading home but just found out I left my card reader at home so I'll have to do it later.

Hope to see a few of you at our Thursday night classes and maybe see you once in a while on the forum.... ;)

:xyxthumbs :xyxthumbs :xyxthumbs

Aug 9th, 2008, 03:17 PM
Thanks Mike for letting us partake of your knowledge and expertise in keeping our little HHR's clean! All the curves and angles can be a challenge to wipe down, and having a black HHR is even more of a pain to keep clean, but now I know the extra work I do pays off.

I've pretty much only used Meguiar's products on my Blackie and will continue to do so now! :woot1

Hopefully some of us can come on a Thursday "open garage"!
Looking forward to seeing the pix!


Aug 9th, 2008, 03:54 PM
Thank you Meguiars it was an awsome class!!!!! I learned a lot today

Aug 9th, 2008, 05:31 PM
I want to say thanks so much for this class. Mr. Meguiar has really done a great service by having these clinics and one ups himself by having Mike Phillips as a trainer/instructor. After spending a short time with him, it is crystal clear that he swears by Meguiar's products and truly loves what he does.

I am one of those people that truly does not have the time to perform the tasks of waxing and polishing. Add to that, a lack of skill and confidence to do it as well. I can honestly say that I came away from the clinic with a newfound sense of " I can do that myself now ":xyxthumbs

Thanks again Barry and Mike


Jason Wills
Aug 9th, 2008, 06:51 PM
I wanted to say thanks for offering these classes! What a wealth of information we were given today! I will take what I've learned and "apply it" to my car. Thanks so much Mr. Meguiar and Mike for make this possible. We all had a great time, Kim party:

Aug 9th, 2008, 09:16 PM
Thanks for a very good experience. I've been using Meguiar's products for around 36 years, have been reading very good information on the forum, but there's no replacement for seeing the techniques in actual practice. I hope to be able to come down sometime next year for one of the Advanced Classes. Thank You Mike!

Aug 10th, 2008, 05:14 AM
Thank you Meguiars for a knowledge filled class on how to care for our modern paints and what to use to keep them looking better than new. I'm looking forward to seeing the spiderwebs disappear with some "power behind the pad" and your product.

I'll be sure to share the before/after results and I'm will be back to learn more tips and uses of your product line.


Aug 10th, 2008, 09:15 AM
Hey All!
It was nice to meet everyone yesterday. Thanks for all the info and the pizza Mike!

Before my friend pointed me over to the Meguiars forums I could never seem to find any good information about detailing on-line. I don't know how many hours I have spent trying to get the water spots off of my wife's car with no luck. After looking throught the forums, and especially after yesterdays class, I know exactly what to do.

Its very cool of Meguiars to offer these classes. You can count on me coming back to one of the Thursday sessions AND an advanced class..

El Tano
Aug 10th, 2008, 04:12 PM
No pics ??????

Aug 10th, 2008, 11:47 PM
Give him a break, it was the weekend after all!

Aug 11th, 2008, 07:04 AM
Thanks Mike for letting us come and learn from a pro. I feel now that I now have some basic knowlege on how to keep my car looking great and how to prevent issues in the future. I was afraid of both the clay bar and the DA polisher going into this class. I now feel like I could use either one and plan on doing both soon.

I also want to thank Barry Meguiar for putting his company out there and driving this industry through providing quality products and sharing the knowlege to use them properly.

A great day for SoCal HHRs!

Mike Phillips
Aug 11th, 2008, 08:33 AM
No pics ??????

Sorry, I left my card reader at home...

Playing catch-up after being off Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, (was teaching the class), and Sunday, (the forum is 24 hours a day, 7 days a week but it's not healthy to work 7 days a week).

E-mail fills up and posts on the forum pile up and there's always Admin work to tend to for new members and moderated posts.

Typing at the speed of light so we will catch up and get some pictures posted....


Aug 11th, 2008, 01:22 PM
Hot coffee....fresh donuts....free pizza.

Add to that, a great education on paint care.

Life is good.....Meguiar's Rocks... :xyxthumbs



Aug 11th, 2008, 07:02 PM
No problem, Mike!

We are such a photogenic group, we just have to see what we look like! :hide1


Mike Phillips
Aug 12th, 2008, 11:38 AM
Very enthusiastic car clubs these ChevyHHR.net & SoCalHHRs.com members....


We always look for the WORST looking finish in the darkest color we can find to demonstrate on and Matt was the lucky owner as the finish on his HHR was the most horrific!

Matt says he purchased his HHR used from a car rental and it looks like they run their cars through a tunnel wash with a rotating brush as the paint was not only completely swirled out but it also had scratches in straight lines going the direction the wind would flow over the car from front to back.




Careful this is going to hurt your eyes...


Mike Phillips
Aug 12th, 2008, 12:09 PM
The morning session takes place in the classroom where we go over the plus wheel and tire care plus interior care. After the classroom portion and pizza lunch we move out to the garage and take what we learned in the classroom and put it into practice, in this case we started out learning how to properly use detailing clay.







Mike Phillips
Aug 12th, 2008, 12:41 PM













Aug 12th, 2008, 05:36 PM
Thanks, Mike! :cool:


Aug 20th, 2008, 06:43 AM
To all at Meguiar's

Sue and I had a great time and learned a great deal. Learning about the D/A alone made the class for us. I signed up for the advanced class in Oct., Mike look forward to learning from you again.

Thanks, John and Sue

Mike Phillips
Aug 20th, 2008, 10:33 AM