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Mike Phillips
Jun 5th, 2009, 08:27 PM
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Pictures from June 6th, 2009 - Meguiar's Car Care 101!


Donuts will be fresh and delicious!
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Coffee will be hot!
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:woot2

Newport Viper
Jun 6th, 2009, 07:57 AM
Sitting out here in the desert boiling... ( not really going to be only 86 today!) awaiting your pics for this week!

Mike Phillips
Jun 6th, 2009, 03:14 PM
Thanks everyone for a great class and thank you to Nate for letting us work on your car. More pictures on Monday...

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1959 Nash Metropolitan
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JC214
Jun 6th, 2009, 04:24 PM
Thanks Mike for teaching the class!!! it was awsome and I learned alot!!! Thank you Barry for having these classes!!!! The donuts and the pizza were delicious!! I will be signing up for the advance class!!!!!

SD_Racer
Jun 6th, 2009, 06:55 PM
Meguiar's thank you SO SO SO MUCH!. I would have paid for this course and been happy

Detailing an automobile isn’t rocket science, but it's not easy. This class has filled the gaps for me and I’m confident I can now achieve the results I’ve been unable to obtain prior to the class. My understanding of the products and the correct application will take the shine of my Miata to the next level. That brilliant black will soon be SWRIL FREE!

Please continue this class and the rest of your class offerings. The forum and the videos are helpful and please continue to run these outlet of information, but nothing compares to this hands on. The classroom instruction from Mike was AWESOME. Usually I have a hard time sitting in meetings that long, but Mike keeps everyone mentally engaged so that wasn’t an issue. I took a lot of notes regarding technique, choosing the correct product, what it means to sample on a small area, and too many other things to list.

I promise to show my gratitude by being a “Net Promoter” and using Meguiar’s products exclusively for my finishing needs. I look forward to attending a Thursday night class as well as an advance class in the future. Also, I Autocross with the San Diego Chapter SCCA (Sports Car Club of America) and I'm going to suggest this class to EVERYONE that is interested in improving the look of their car!

THANK YOU MEGUIAR'S!

:dp::woot2:dp:

Scottwax2 :hotrod2

VWNate1
Jun 6th, 2009, 09:03 PM
THANK YOU Barry for making this possible ! . I've been in the Auto Trade for 40 + years and to-day I learned a lot .

Mike clearly explained the various how to's and do's & don't too .

I've known Meguiar's products were head & shoulders above others but I had no idea just how to use them all correctly .

For anyone reading this , if you like your car (truck , Moto , boat , Big Rig)

You really need to sign up for the next Saturday class as the info provided here is priceless ! :dp:

I plan to be at the June 18th Advanced class to finish the job .

BTW : GREAT pizza ~! :xyxthumbs

bolts221
Jun 6th, 2009, 10:14 PM
Thanks to Barry, Mike and all that wonderful people at Meguiar's for offering the Saturday Car Care class!! I attended for the first time today and had a blast. Its great to learn about the techniques and products available for us car enthusiasts. I will definitely recommend this class to my friends.

Andrew C.
Jun 7th, 2009, 12:42 AM
Great Class today Mike, great job teaching it too. Thanks Barry for hosting events like these, they are awesome.

It was also nice meeting all of you today.

sprinkler
Jun 7th, 2009, 08:46 PM
Thank you to Mike and Meguiar's for the hospitality and great time I had at the Car Car class on Saturday. It's always fun to hang out with people who share an interest in cars, and I really can't say enough good things to do it justice! I would recommend the class to anyone who is a car person, and the price is certainly right (nothing, i.e. free!). As previously stated, if necessary I would have paid for the class. I really hope that Meguiar's can keep the class going in this challenging economic climate.

:carwash

Mike Phillips
Jun 8th, 2009, 10:50 AM
Nate's 1959 Nash Metropolitan sits outside exposed to the elements and as such was in dire need of a claying. Nate washed the Metro the day before so we proceeded with learning the correct technique for using detailing clay and then everyone joined in to clay Nate's Metropolitan.

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Mmmm.... feels smooth....
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Besides dirt and other contaminants you can also see some of the dead, oxidized paint coming off the surface.
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The splotchy areas are just places that were clayed a little more and thus more of the dead paint was removed resulting in the uneven look.

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Mike Phillips
Jun 8th, 2009, 11:41 AM
If you look at the paint on the car, (look at the side of the car), you can see that just by claying the paint we've already increased the gloss because we've restored smoothness to the paint.

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Testing the least aggressive product first to one small Test Spot. (SwirlX)
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Inspecting the Ultimate Compound Test Spot
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Marking the back of our foam pad so that we can easily see when the pad is rotating and when it's just vibrating.
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Jamie steps up to be the first person to test out the G110 and show all the guys how it's done!
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Freestyling...
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We practiced cleaning our pad on the fly using a clear terry cloth towel to remove oxidized paint and spent product from our buffing pad. Because we're working on a single stage paint you can see the paint that has come off the car and onto our foam pad. Note when you work on a clear coated car you're also removing paint but because it's clear you cannot see it, it's still very important to clean your pad when working on clear coats.
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Students are always encouraged to test out the G110 so they can see what an easy tool it is to operate and how much easier it is to remove defect by machine versus by hand.
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Showing the Swipe Test to tell if the wax is ready to remove or not.
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Mmmm... that feels good...
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Thank you to everyone that attended and to Nate for letting us demo on his very cool 1959 Nash Metropolitan. Nate will have his car back at Meguiar's on June 18th for an Extreme Makeover where our forum members will finish the car and turn this diamond in the rough into a glistening gemstone!


Thursday Night "Open Classes" for 2009
2009 Thursday Night "Open Garage" Schedule (http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=28656)

June
June 18th - Thursday Night "Open Class" - Click here to sign-up (http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=28669)
:)

Rich_O
Jun 8th, 2009, 09:21 PM
Dang! I'm sorry I couldn't go. I just hope there's a car at least half that cool when I do.:hotrod2

artdiefenbach
Jun 9th, 2009, 06:35 AM
Thanks Mike for conducting a great class. You did a great job explaining how to use the products and the differences between them. The class is invaluable if you really want to detail your car correctly and most efficiently. Thanks also to Barry for funding the classes.