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Mike Phillips
Mar 6th, 2009, 11:58 PM

Pictures from March 7th, 2009 - Saturday Open Class!

Class starts in a few hours!

Donuts will be fresh and coffee will be hot!

Mar 7th, 2009, 03:35 PM
Awesome class, Mike. Many thanks to you and the Meguiars family for hosting these sessions. Excellent instruction, never a dull moment in the class. Your presentation was humorous, on-point, and always informative. These classes really add value to what I've already learned from fellow posters on the forums here. To talk about technique online is one dimension, but to actually see it and use products and equipment hands-on really fleshes out the experience.

I was excited to get started in detailing when I first joined MOL in January. Today's class only added fuel to that anticipation. Can't wait for the advanced class in 2 weeks. I hope Meguiars will consider offering extended training sessions, maybe even an industry standard certification course.

Mike Phillips
Mar 7th, 2009, 05:15 PM
Big thank you to everyone that attended today, I hope everyone had as much fun as I did...

Here's a few pictures,

3 dozen donuts, 3 dozen donut holes and 4 carafes of coffee evaporated before our eyes!



We had a total of 38 people in today's class, (more showed up after the picture)





More pictures on Monday, it's time to shut down Meguiar's Garage!

See you all on the forum!


Mar 7th, 2009, 06:56 PM

A big thanks to you and Mequiars for the informative and entertaining seminar! While I have been a #9/#7/Gold Class guy in the past, your demonstration of the new 'micro' swirl remover, NXT 2 wax, and Ultimate spray wax convinced me to try these out with my PC orbital. The older products worked fine, but as part of the aging demographic, the simplicity and apparent ease of using the 2009 products is very appealing.

Thanks again for all your enthusiasm and expertise.

John Elliott

Mar 7th, 2009, 10:15 PM
Thanks for a great day. I hope all Car Crazy Guys get a chance to go to this Class. I always thought I KNEW how to wash & wax a car. Thanks for showing us the RIGHT way!!!!!
Lou Stabile
Santa Clarita Valley Corvette Club

Mar 7th, 2009, 11:30 PM
Thanks for everything Mike, really learned a lot and hope to only extend my knowledge by signing up for more classes. Can't wait to pick up some more Meguiar's products as well. Hopefully we can get a chance to work on my car sometime soon. Here are a few picture's I took, not the greatest pictures or camera but just thought I would share.












Mar 7th, 2009, 11:44 PM
Nice work with the color and black/white.

Mar 8th, 2009, 06:14 AM
Barry and Mike:
This class taught a regular customer of your products, all the right things to do to eliminate the frustration of using car care products incorrectly.
Now that I know what to expect out of my paint and your car care product’s, the apprehension of compounding my mistakes is history.
I can now confidently use Meguiar's clay bar and the G110 Dual Action Polisher along with your products knowing what to expect as the end result.
Thanks for an informative and entertaining class last Saturday.
I will be back.
David & Tracie Ditri

Mar 8th, 2009, 01:06 PM
I very much enjoyed the class yesterday. For years I've been trying to get decent results using one of the "two handle" polishing machines, only to learn yesterday that they are pretty much only good for spreading wax. Time to move on to better equipment and products! Getting to try claying was also a revelation. I now need to pass some of what I learned on to my brother-in-law in Pittsburgh. Next time he visits us in Escondido I hope there is another class so I can bring him along!

Mar 8th, 2009, 03:30 PM
Class was great. Cleared up a lot of the confusion I had between different products and techniques. I'm even looking at picking up a polisher now. Definitely worth the 75 mile drive.

Mar 8th, 2009, 05:23 PM
hey, Mike thank you for teaching the class... i learned a lot of useful information...
Once, me or my friend get the meguairs machine ... i will put up pictures on the acurazine forum and advertise your product.... thank you very much for using my car as guinea pig... thank you for everything....

Mar 8th, 2009, 09:37 PM
Many thanks to Meguiars for funding this class for us enthusiasts! And Many more thanks to Mike for going literally out of his way to make this class entertaining and informative!!!

Mar 8th, 2009, 11:33 PM
Thanks to Meguiar's for a great class. I learned so much about detailing that I now feel confident I can handle this on my own. I never really got too involved with anything more than a wash and very occasional wax on my cars. Thanks to Mike and Meguiar's, I now realize the error of my past ways. I was so impressed with the direction and the products themselves, I had to stop at Target on the way home to pick up all the Meguiar's products I wanted and needed. Next weekend will be devoted to giving my vehicle the Meguiar's shine it deserves. Thank you for being a company that recognizes and fills the needs of car enthusiasts around the world. Great job Mike!


Mar 9th, 2009, 11:26 AM
Thanks for a great class, it really cleared up a lot of questions I had about detailing. Now I will be better prepared if I do it myself or hire a detailer!

Mar 9th, 2009, 04:17 PM
Meguiar's, thank you for the very infomative class.

Mar 12th, 2009, 02:43 PM
Thanks for the great class and the pizza! I had alota fun!

Mar 12th, 2009, 07:07 PM
MIke, where are the photos?? thanks!!

Mar 17th, 2009, 06:58 PM
MIke, where are the photos?? thanks!!


Mar 24th, 2009, 06:13 PM

Mike Phillips
Mar 27th, 2009, 04:10 PM
MIke, where are the photos?? thanks!!

Sorry for the confusion with the photos..

I'll try to get them up ASAP, I think coming back to work on Monday after the class I was slammed with the first edition of the newsletter, at least that's what post #5 in this thread (http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=30774) would indicate.

I'll try to get them up...


Apr 1st, 2009, 10:39 PM
No problem Mike, we completely understand. Get some rest and post them up whenever you get some time. thanks for everything

Apr 6th, 2009, 07:46 PM
np, mike.... we just want to see those amazing results..haha

Apr 13th, 2009, 11:42 AM

Mike Phillips
Apr 13th, 2009, 11:55 AM
Trying to get the newsletter done.

Honestly, as a rule of thumb, if I don't get the pictures up the following day, enough stuff is on my plate that it's hard to get back to them and I'm pretty fast at typing and working with photos...