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Mike Pennington
Jul 25th, 2009, 01:45 PM
Another great Saturday Open Class at Meguiar's. Lots of great Car Crazy people :xyxthumbs

Thanks to everyone who spent the day with us.

We'll be loading pictures real soon !!!

Buffnshine
Jul 25th, 2009, 02:11 PM
Great class as always thanks Mikes and Meguiar's

Desert Duty
Jul 25th, 2009, 08:52 PM
Great class guys thanks for all the help

SD_Racer
Jul 26th, 2009, 04:55 AM
Awesome Job Guys... From the Italian Job Detailing Guys ...

Thank you to the Mike Brother's and Barry for funding these awesome classes and opening up The Meguiar garage and pocket book to provide these free class. This is a very generous thing Meguiar's does. Keep up the good work guys.

Nic & Luigi Grossi

PS. The pizza is good, and don't take this the wrong way but if you are ever planning a trip to San Diego, this goes for Barry too, please look me up. We know most Italian's down here and know a couple of pizza joints that are as good as the ones back East!

rivalrider
Jul 26th, 2009, 09:41 AM
Just wanted to say thanks again to Mike and Mike. The class was very informative and I can't wait to try everything I learned on my own car.

-Tyler

Michael Stoops
Jul 26th, 2009, 10:04 AM
It was great to have such a full and energetic group yesterday - you guys were awesome!!

A full class....
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/1279/IMG_0005_Medium_1.JPG

Our test subject was in need of some serious help, as this visual evaluation shows!
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/1279/IMG_0007_Medium_1.JPG

Evaluating by touch told us that this car's issues were more than just swirls; the paint was very rough.
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/1279/IMG_0023_Medium_1.JPG

After a little instruction, Becky gives the clay bar a try.
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/1279/IMG_0026_Medium_.JPG

Everything checks out after claying....
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/1279/IMG_0030_Medium_.JPG

...so it's on to some hand work to attack the below surface defects.
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/1279/IMG_0032_Medium_.JPG

Next up, the G110. See, it rotates and oscillates - it's dual action!!
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/1279/IMG_0034_Medium_.JPG

Keep the pad flat, add a bit of pressure....
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/1279/IMG_0037_Medium_.JPG

....Becky show's she not just a clay expert!
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/1279/IMG_0045_Medium_.JPG

Vala gives the G110 a go - flat pad, a bit of pressure, niiiice.
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/1279/IMG_0047_Medium_.JPG

From swirled and spotted to deep, rich black. Now that's more like it!
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/1279/IMG_0041_Medium_.JPG

Michael Stoops
Jul 26th, 2009, 10:10 AM
As a little sidebar demonstration, we took surface temperature readings of several cars in the parking lot. The sun had come out but it was still well before noon when we took these pictures. It doesn't take long at all for a black car to get extremely hot, and this is why you shouldn't work on a vehicle in direct sunlight.


Black
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/1279/IMG_0014_Medium_1.JPG

Red
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/1279/IMG_0015_Medium_1.JPG

Silver
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/1279/IMG_0016_Medium_.JPG

White
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/1279/IMG_0017_Medium_.JPG

We pulled the black car into the garage and let it cool down until we could comfortably place a hand on the surface - about 30 minutes or so. This is finally getting into the safe range, which means you can't just pull a black car into the shade and start working right away. It takes a bit for the surface temp to drop sufficiently.

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/1279/IMG_0018_Medium_.JPG

jpr4
Jul 26th, 2009, 10:45 AM
Awsome pictures! I really had a great time and learned a lot. I was very, very impressed how the whole class was set up, from the two great teachers to the powerpoint to the hands-on lesson. =D

TJPark01
Jul 26th, 2009, 09:18 PM
I said it to Pennington and I'll say it again, Stoops looks at bit like Wade Boggs.

jankenpon
Jul 27th, 2009, 10:38 AM
Thank you, Mike & Mike, for a thoroughly educational and enjoyable class! Can't wait to come back for the advanced class!


I said it to Pennington and I'll say it again, Stoops looks at bit like Wade Boggs.
I think he looks a bit like Conan O' Brien. :D

wolleylabel
Jul 27th, 2009, 10:49 AM
Great! Great! class...Mike and Mike were very helpful and much appreciated for the job they did! thanks for using my car as a guinea pig lol...my car was in horrible condition but not for long....wish i had my camera with me

Megafast13
Jul 27th, 2009, 11:05 AM
Thank you, Mike & Mike, for a thoroughly educational and enjoyable class! Can't wait to come back for the advanced class!


I think he looks a bit like Conan O' Brien. :D

He does look like Conan O' Brian with facial hair!

Mpathic
Jul 27th, 2009, 12:02 PM
Mike y Mike.
Thanks for the informative discussion and hands-on instruction.

Looking forward to the advanced class, so I can incorporate what I've learned into my own details.

Less greasy foods would be much appreciated next time, though. :)

Charliegmz
Jul 28th, 2009, 07:27 AM
Mike & Mike, thank you for all the information you 2 provided. It will go a log way into my future car washes. See you guys August 6th.....PEACE!!!

Funky
Aug 3rd, 2009, 01:50 AM
That was a great class gentlemen. Definitely enjoyed meeting you, as well as learning much from you. Looking forward to seeing you guys more in the future..

sanddrag
Aug 27th, 2009, 01:17 PM
Thanks again for the class. I have since purchased a grit gaurd, a used Porter Cable DA, some pads, and some ultimate compound, and it has all already paid for itself. Also, the two bucket washing system is DEFINITELY the way to go. The dirty water bucket was black water when I was done, and the clean one was still clean. I will never be able to look at a car the same again. Thanks for all the tips!

Michael Stoops
Aug 27th, 2009, 01:22 PM
Thanks again for the class. I have since purchased a grit gaurd, a used Porter Cable DA, some pads, and some ultimate compound, and it has all already paid for itself. Also, the two bucket washing system is DEFINITELY the way to go. The dirty water bucket was black water when I was done, and the clean one was still clean. I will never be able to look at a car the same again. Thanks for all the tips!

Wow, sounds like you were taking notes!!:xyxthumbs

Eddie6th
Sep 16th, 2009, 03:24 AM
Awesome Job Guys... From the Italian Job Detailing Guys ...

Thank you to the Mike Brother's and Barry for funding these awesome classes and opening up The Meguiar garage and pocket book to provide these free class. This is a very generous thing Meguiar's does. Keep up the good work guys.

Nic & Luigi Grossi

PS. The pizza is good, and don't take this the wrong way but if you are ever planning a trip to San Diego, this goes for Barry too, please look me up. We know most Italian's down here and know a couple of pizza joints that are as good as the ones back East!



There's a couple of good pizza joints out here aswell :chuckle1

Thanks for sharing the temperature readings,Michael. Quite a difference between colors. Looked lika an S2000 being worked on?

:xyxthumbs