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Mike Phillips
Jun 19th, 2009, 06:50 AM
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2garagelogo1.jpg

1971 VW Bus & 1959 Nash Metropolitan - Extreme Makeovers (http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=34654)

We had another landmark night at Meguiar's Garage with a huge turnout of people to help restore the paint on these two classic cars with single stage paint.

Thank you to everyone that attended last night a thank you to both our Extreme Makeover Transformation Teams for their hard work and dedication to art of polishing paint!

A few pictures...

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/1200/Thurs6_18_09_OG_001.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/1200/Thurs6_18_09_OG_002.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/1200/Thurs6_18_09_OG_003.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/1200/Thurs6_18_09_OG_004.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/1200/Thurs6_18_09_OG_005.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/1200/Thurs6_18_09_OG_006.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/1200/Thurs6_18_09_OG_007.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/1200/Thurs6_18_09_OG_008.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/1200/Thurs6_18_09_OG_009.jpg


More pics later!

:woot2

Larry A
Jun 19th, 2009, 10:17 AM
The guy with the blue gray t shirt looks like me. That little Nash is a cute little car. Great job guys.

Mike Phillips
Jun 19th, 2009, 10:45 AM
Last night was a very busy night, tackling to single stage paint extreme makeovers is a lot to do in about 3-4 hours buy the forum members that attend these events really take it serious and do a great job.

I actually didn't get a lot of process pictures but Michael Stoops did so hopefully he'll be able to carve out some time and load a few more up to the gallery for this thread.

:)

Michael Stoops
Jun 19th, 2009, 01:32 PM
Here are a couple of "before" shots of both Extreme Makeover vehicles (funny how they don't look all that bad here):

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/1229/090618garage_0001.JPG

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/1229/090618garage_0002.JPG

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/1229/090618garage_0003.JPG

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/1229/090618garage_0004.JPG

But when you look close up, and use a little clay......

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/1229/090618garage_0011.JPG

Claying continued on both vehicles...

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/1229/090618garage_0014.JPG

And so we busted out a gaggle of buffers (or is that a bunch of buffers???)

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/1229/090618garage_0021.JPG

Since we can only fit so many people inside the garage and around the subject vehicles, some folks took a few minutes to touch up their own rides:

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/1229/090618garage_0040.JPG

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/1229/090618garage_0038.JPG

Mike Phillips brings out the heavy artillery!

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/1229/090618garage_0033.JPG

Eric follows up with some M80 Speed Glaze to add some additional gloss to the paint:

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/1229/090618garage_0059.JPG

We took a little break to recharge with some pizza and sodas....

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/1229/090618garage_0054.JPG

And cake!!

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/1229/090618garage_0057.JPG

OK, back to work!

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/1229/090618garage_0065.JPG

This close up of the VW Bus shows the difference "after" polishing (the upper half) and "before" polishing (the lower half of the image). Look at all the gloss hiding under that oxidation!:dp:

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/1229/090618garage_0050.JPG

Hey, the little Nash had some shine left in it, too!

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/1229/090618garage_0068.JPG

Mike Phillips' last act for a Thursday Night Open Garage - wiping the NXT Generation Tech Wax 2.0 off an Extreme Makeover vehicle. :wavey

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/1229/090618garage_0071.JPG

The reflections are mesmerizing!

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/1229/090618garage_0073.JPG

J. A. Michaels
Jun 19th, 2009, 04:30 PM
Great work guys. The results are fantastic.

Superior Shine
Jun 19th, 2009, 05:08 PM
Why is Mario in ONLY the pizza eating pic and none of the polishing pics???

Maserati Mario
Jun 19th, 2009, 07:21 PM
'cuss I was tired from giving away all day!

Eddie6th
Jun 20th, 2009, 02:00 PM
nice work !

"We come from a land down-under"

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/1229/090618garage_0073.JPG

ClearlyCoated
Jun 20th, 2009, 03:40 PM
nice work !

"We come from a land down-under"Nice Men at Work reference! Although some people might not make the connection.

"Traveling in a fried-out combie, on a hippie trail, head full of zombie."

A combie is Aussie slang for a VW passenger microbus used as semi-public transportation in the outback. No set routes, passengers usually flag down the combie as it passes them.

Anyone care to guess what the "zombie" references? :nervous1

Maserati Mario
Jun 20th, 2009, 04:07 PM
How do you know that?
You come up with some strange stuff some times!

VWNate1
Jun 20th, 2009, 04:27 PM
O.K. folks ;

I have been doing salvage - reconstruct on old beaters for over 40 years now and I've been using Meguiar's excellent products for 25 + years but until Thursday I never knew how to PROPERLY use them ! .

This old red car looked ready fot the crusher , it has a 10 year old $200.00 paint job on it , Mike and the rest of the crew REALY know the details of doing this correctly ~ I am sure there's many out there who , like me , buy old klunkers and tinker them back to health , rub out the paint and kiss 'em goodbye ~ try following all the step by step instructions Meguiar's gives you and you'll be FLABBERGASTED at how nice it comes out ! :worship this Metropolitan is my personal car , I never imgained it could look so nice .

Kudos and a big THANK YOU ! tp all who helped make this happen ! :xyxthumbs

BTW : ' KOMBI " is the original German name for the base model VW Van with rear seats & winbdows but no interior so it was a double duty vehicle , a 3/4 ton truck during the day and a people mover as needed . my Dad bought one in 1954 and I've had many ever since , still have my old 1968 bay window # 211 Parcel Delivery Van (panel Truck) in the back yard , will be up for sale soon .

Eddie6th
Jun 20th, 2009, 04:28 PM
Nice Men at Work reference! Although some people might not make the connection.

"Traveling in a fried-out combie, on a hippie trail, head full of zombie."

A combie is Aussie slang for a VW passenger microbus used as semi-public transportation in the outback. No set routes, passengers usually flag down the combie as it passes them.

Anyone care to guess what the "zombie" references? :nervous1

Ha-Ha.....! I'm laughing here for 2 reasons.

Firstly,the song was great....I'm going to go and see if it's on yewchoob.
Your explanation is even better!
Secondly,I had a freind had one the same color.But it was a rolling disaster!The body work was bad with rust.(We helped him to patch it up a bit).In the winter,it was a freezer(no heating).
He had an engine swap,and the guy put in a 1300 from a Beetle(He got stung!).The engine he got was worse than the original.

That was a real 'combie!'

I can gather what the zombie reference is.......A bit like Hoochie-Coochie Man!

Aussie banter is great! "Shiela's" meaning "Chics",but it's the way they say it that's funny.

There's the vid! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNT7uZf7lew

Next to it was TOTO Africa.another great track!

ClearlyCoated
Jun 20th, 2009, 04:34 PM
Secondly,I had a freind had one the same color.But it was a rolling disaster!The body work was bad with rust.(We helped him to patch it up a bit).In the winter,it was a freezer(no heating).
He had an engine swap,and the guy put in a 1300 from a Beetle(He got stung!).The engine he got was worse than the original.

That was a real 'combie!'

I can gather what the zombie reference is.......A bit like Hoochie-Coochie Man!

Aussie banter is great! "Shiela's" meaning "Chics",but it's the way they say it that's funny.LOL, you're absolutely correct! Here's the definition from urbandictionary.com:

<table id="entries"><tbody><tr><td class="index">
</td> <td class="word"> combie </td> <td class="tools" id="tools_2417242"> [/URL][URL="http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=combie#"]
(http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=combie#) </td> </tr> <tr> <td>
</td> <td class="text" colspan="2" id="entry_2417242"> A rusty beat up van at least 20 years old, about to fall apart, and in desperate need of a new paint job, new brakes, and new transmission. Popular transportation for hipsters who are in search of an eternal "prize" buzz with no desire to enter the workforce.


"Traveling in a fried-out combie, on a hippie trail, head full of zombie."
</td></tr></tbody></table>

Eddie6th
Jun 20th, 2009, 05:35 PM
LOL, you're absolutely correct! Here's the definition from urbandictionary.com:

<TABLE id=entries><TBODY><TR><TD class=index>

</TD><TD class=word>combie </TD><TD id=tools_2417242 class=tools>
(http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=combie#)
</TD></TR><TR><TD>

</TD><TD id=entry_2417242 class=text colSpan=2>A rusty beat up van at least 20 years old, about to fall apart, and in desperate need of a new paint job, new brakes, and new transmission. Popular transportation for hipsters who are in search of an eternal "prize" buzz with no desire to enter the workforce.


"Traveling in a fried-out combie, on a hippie trail, head full of zombie."

</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

That's cool you dug up that info...!
Big difference from German 'Kombi'....!

They're still cool vans.......Especially in the winter!

Most of the ones that I see are either the mustard two tone or the pale blue.Now and again red.:goodjob2

kimberly4562
Jun 30th, 2009, 08:00 AM
Hey guys, I love the work you have done on these cars. I want a VS Bus so bad, that is a perfect example of one I would want(:I love the color:poke

I would like to be able to fix one up someday and have one, I just need to learn how to do that kind of stuff first(:


-Kimberly

Michael Stoops
Jun 30th, 2009, 09:07 AM
Hi Kimberly, and welcome to MOL! We don't allow new members to include clickable links in posts until they reach a post count of 30 so I removed your link.

Tre001
Jan 6th, 2010, 08:43 PM
Wow Nice Work

VWNate1
Jan 7th, 2010, 06:05 AM
Mike damaged my car to the tune of $150.00 then kippered out leaving me to hold the bag .

I contacted Meguiar's several times and was told they'd make good but after all this time they've stopped responding to my queries .

BEWARE .

Superior Shine
Jan 7th, 2010, 06:22 AM
I find that very hard to believe. I have had a relationship with Meguiars for more than 15 years and Mike is a personal friend of mine for more than five.

I know both to be of the utmost character.

So your saying both would risk damaging their reputations for a for a petty $150!

Mike Phillips
Jan 7th, 2010, 06:32 AM
Mike damaged my car to the tune of $150.00 then kippered out leaving me to hold the bag .

I contacted Meguiar's several times and was told they'd make good but after all this time they've stopped responding to my queries .

BEWARE .

Hi Nate,

I was sent this link right after you posted it from a friend and only read the second page so I wasn't sure what the thread was even about and then sent you a PM.

After the PM I clicked to the first page and saw that it was about your old Nash Metropolitan that we restored the finish to, this one,

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/1200/Thurs6_18_09_OG_003.jpg


And then I remembered that while buffing out the extremely oxidized and neglected finish that I caught the rotary buffer next to the driver's side mirror and if memory serves me correctly the mirror glass broke?

I looked on eBay for a replacement for a couple of weeks and couldn't find one and then I must apologize as it was at this time I left Meguiar's and my personal life got very busy as I transitioned from Meguiar's in California to Autogeek in Florida.

I apologize that your mirror fell off my radar screen but I'm not sure how a side mirror for this car could cost $150.00

Are you saving you bought a side mirror for your Nash and you paid $150.00? If you did, I'll send you a check today to cover that cost as I am responsible for the damage and I did forget to follow-up after initially looking very hard for a replacement. (my bad)

You can also call me about this instead of posting this to the MOL forum on my cell at 760-515-0444

It was really great that you let us restore the finish on your car and again I apologize that during the process that your mirror was broke. It was an accident and I did sincerely try to locate a replacement.

I know Metro Ma, the President of the Nash Metropolitan club in SoCal and I'll ask her for a favor to see if she can find you a replacement since we also restored the finish on her car in these two threads.

http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=22579
http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=20289


Looking forward to your phone call...


:dunno

Superior Shine
Jan 7th, 2010, 06:46 AM
Thats the Mike I know and love!! :woot2

VWNate1
Jan 7th, 2010, 06:53 AM
I found it hard to believe too as I know use and highly recommend Meguiar's products and have been for over 25 years now .

Mike simply stopped responding to my queries as did the next Meguairs empoyee I contacted , he admitted he knew my claim was legitimate then he put me off a few times then stopped responding altogther .

I too was flabbergasted to discover the price of this unobtanium part but yes , I have replaced it , no I couldn't afford the correct part but I now have a suitable mirror on my car and a lesson learned .

Shame on you and Meguiar's for simply ignoring my repeated pleas for help , I'm just a working schmoe , single parent who has to watch ever dang penney coming or going .

I still HIGHLY RECOMMEND MEGUIAR'S PRODUCTS .

I no longer want you to send me any $$ , I am good to go .

Mike Phillips
Jan 7th, 2010, 06:56 AM
O.K. folks ;

I have been doing salvage - reconstruct on old beaters for over 40 years now and I've been using Meguiar's excellent products for 25 + years but until Thursday I never knew how to PROPERLY use them ! .

This old red car looked ready for the crusher , it has a 10 year old $200.00 paint job on it , Mike and the rest of the crew REALLY know the details of doing this correctly ~ I am sure there's many out there who , like me , buy old klunkers and tinker them back to health , rub out the paint and kiss 'em goodbye ~ try following all the step by step instructions Meguiar's gives you and you'll be FLABBERGASTED at how nice it comes out !

This Metropolitan is my personal car , I never imagined it could look so nice .

Kudos and a big THANK YOU ! to all who helped make this happen ! :xyxthumbs




Although the mirror got broke, (an accident), and I did drop the bag on finding you a replacement, I'm glad you liked how your car turned out.

I've sent an e-mail to the SoCal Nash Metropolitan Club asking for help to locate you a replacement mirror as well as an e-mail to Jacqui aka Metro Ma and I'm confident that we can find you a replacement ASAP just in case you don't like the one you bought for $150.00

Hang tight....

:)

Mike Phillips
Jan 7th, 2010, 07:01 AM
Shame on you and Meguiar's for simply ignoring my repeated pleas for help , I'm just a working schmoe , single parent who has to watch ever dang penny coming or going .



Just to note, when I left Meguiar's I was no longer able to receive any e-mail at my Meguiar's e-mail address.


I'll send you the $150.00 anyway because it's important to me to make sure you're not out the $150.00 for the mirror. No need to blame anyone at Meguiar's for this as it was my fault.

Just PM me your mailing address and the check will be in the mail or if you have a PayPal account I can PayPal you the $150.00 today.


Sorry Nate...

:(

seth1066
Jan 7th, 2010, 08:34 AM
A little research would show that Mike had left Meguiar's shortly after this makeover. He not only changed jobs, but physically moved 3,000 miles from California to Florida.

http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=34886&highlight=phillips+autogeek

Mike has never stopped posting on MOL, I would have just PM'd him directly.

High marks and kudo's to Mike for taking care of this; researching for the correct Metro mirror as well offering to reimburse Nate for the money he spent.

Counterfiend
Jul 23rd, 2010, 07:53 PM
Love those VW bugs! Great job guys. That paint looked pretty dull on the Nash. shined up really well.

I just wanna know how mike keeps his black clothes clean while buffing and polishing.

lynXboi
Jan 5th, 2011, 12:08 AM
great job guys. it is really awesome that an old car looks like a brand new.