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Mike Phillips
Jan 15th, 2005, 03:21 PM
South Orange County Rods & Customs at Meguiar's


Meguiar's is proud to host our Detailing 101 Class for the members of the South Orange County Rods & Customs!

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FlaresideLariat
Jan 16th, 2005, 05:23 PM
What kinda cars are those?

Mike Phillips
Jan 16th, 2005, 09:08 PM
Originally posted by FlaresideLariat
What kinda cars are those?

The red one is a 1937 Ford Coupe, the one with the blue pinstripe flames is a 1932 Ford Vicky, and the aquamarine one is a 1957 Chevy. I think the other older coupe is a 1934 5 window Ford Coupe. All choice street rods.

I'll be posting more pictures of these car and Saturday's event tomorrow.

:xyxthumbs

Mike

BIG TUNA
Jan 17th, 2005, 04:01 AM
Mike,

All those cars are nice BUT that red '37 Ford coupe is just outstanding. Awesome detail job. :bow :bow

Tim Lingor
Jan 17th, 2005, 06:43 AM
Hey,

Now THOSE are my kind of cars!!!! :bigups :bigups


Tim

HotRodGuy
Jan 18th, 2005, 09:55 AM
how in the world did I miss this day!!!


that red 37 is :bow


better yet, how do I join this club!

OrangeRcode
Jan 18th, 2005, 10:59 AM
Beautiful cars! Truly rolling works of art:xyxthumbs :bow

Mike Phillips
Jan 18th, 2005, 03:23 PM
Members of the South Orange County Rods & Customs car club brought a good mix of cars... Here's an excellent example of a couple of old school hot rods,

1932 Ford 5 window coupe

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/234Ford.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2LunchatMeguiars.jpg

Jim's 1957 Chevrolet Belair

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2Jims57a.jpg

And here are some examples of some modern hotrods...

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2LateModelHotRods.jpg

Mike Phillips
Jan 18th, 2005, 03:36 PM
From this view, the finish on this 1937 looks pretty good...

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2IMG_0953.JPG

But from a different angle after the sun poked his head out it starts to look a little different when you know how to inspect the finish in bright light,

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2Swirlsin37.jpg

Here's a close-up with the sun in the same area as in the above photo. Here you can better see the swirls and also a random, isolated, deeper scratch, (RIDS).

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2Swirlsin37b.jpg

So into Meguiar's Garage it goes to use as a demonstration vehicle for how to remove swirls.

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/237FordatMeguiarsGarage.jpg

Mike Phillips
Jan 18th, 2005, 04:17 PM
Before working you the finish of this 1937 Ford we went ahead and wiped it down using a Meguiar's microfiber Ultimate Wipe (http://www.meguiars.com/store_meguiars/product_detail.cfm?sku=M-9) with some Meguiar's Quik Detailer (http://www.meguiars.com/store_meguiars/product_detail.cfm?sku=A-33) to remove any loose dust or light contaminants from the finish.

http://www.meguiars.com/store_meguiars/images/product_m9.gif http://www.meguiars.com/store_meguiars/images/product_a33.gif

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2QuikDetail37a.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2QuikDetail37b.jpg

Mike Phillips
Jan 18th, 2005, 05:18 PM
After wiping the entire finish down, we inspected for above surface bonded contaminants, we didn't find any and the owner told us that he had just recently clayed his car's finish.

Next up, following Meguiar's Philosophy of,

"Always use the least aggressive product to get the job done"

We chose Meguiar's #80 Speed Glaze (http://www.meguiars.com/store_meguiars/product_detail.cfm?parentURL=index_pro.cfm&sku=M-80) to use with Meguiar's W-8006 foam polishing pad (http://www.meguiars.com/store_meguiars/product_detail.cfm?sku=W-80) on Meguiar's G-100a (http://www.meguiars.com/store_meguiars/product_detail.cfm?sku=G-100) on the 4.5 setting.

http://www.meguiars.com/store_meguiars/images/product_m80.gif http://www.meguiars.com/store_meguiars/images/product_w80.gif http://www.meguiars.com/store_meguiars/images/product_g100.gif

Here's the owner Rich, trying his hand with the dual action polisher on his car's finish while his friends look on...

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2Polishing37d.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2Polishing37b.jpg

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2Polishing37a.jpg

We didn't get any good after shots and it's hard to get them this time of year as the sun is lower in the sky, but everyone there agreed the finish had improved but would require more time polishing with the #80 Speed Glaze, or perhaps substitute a more aggressive product such as the #83 Dual Action Polisher.

Mike Phillips
Jan 18th, 2005, 05:57 PM
Next up...

We chose a PT Cruiser to learn claying and hand techniques. First we wiped it down with Quik Detailer and some Ultimate Wipes to remove all of the loose dirt and air-borne contaminants.

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2PTCruiser.jpg

We chose this PT Cruiser because the owner stated that the car has spent the last 2-years parked outside exposed to the environment. We knew this would make for an excellent learning vehicle for removing above surface contaminants using Meguiar's Quik Clay System (http://www.meguiars.com/store_meguiars/product_detail.cfm?sku=g-11)

http://www.meguiars.com/store_meguiars/images/product_g11.gif

After claying, we learned hand techniques for applying Meguiar's ScratchX (http://www.meguiars.com/store_meguiars/product_detail.cfm?sku=G-103).

http://www.meguiars.com/store_meguiars/images/product_g103.gif

We used the same techniques outlined in this how-to for using ScratchX by hand. How to remove a defect by hand with ScratchX (http://www.meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1516)



Afterwards, we applied one thin coat of Deep Crystal Polish (http://www.meguiars.com/store_meguiars/product_detail.cfm?sku=A-21), followed by one thin coat of NXT Generation Tech Wax (http://www.meguiars.com/whatsnew/techwax.cfm)

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http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2PtCruiserbyhand.jpg


After we hand applied all of these products, the owner backed his PT Cruiser out into the sun and members inspected the results,

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2InspectingResults1.jpg

The sun was so low we couldn't capture the dramatic before and after difference in the finish but the side we polished out by hand in direct sunlight was absolutely crystal clear and swirl-free. As you can see from the above picture, everyone took their turn and checking out the results because they were truly dramatic.

FlaresideLariat
Jan 18th, 2005, 06:36 PM
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2InspectingResults1.jpg

That pic is priceless! See the look on that guy's face... :xyxthumbs

Are all those people from MOL?

Mike Phillips
Jan 18th, 2005, 07:49 PM
Originally posted by FlaresideLariat
Are all those people from MOL?

Nope, all but 3-4 of the people at this class are members of the South Orange County Rods & Customs car club.

I wish I could have captured the before and after these guys were looking at, it even shocked me when I looked. Once side was a haze of massive swirls and the other side was crystal clear and completely swirl-free.

We did this with 3 hand applications of ScratchX worked in well, using a foam wax applicator pad.

ScratchX, it works great if you work it.

Mike

FlaresideLariat
Jan 18th, 2005, 08:32 PM
Originally posted by Mike Phillips

We did this with 3 hand applications of ScratchX worked in well, using a foam wax applicator pad.

ScratchX, it works great if you work it.

Mike

I have got to try ScratchX on my car. I'd wash it first, right? If I wanted to add a polish and a wax to it, would I apply ScratchX before or after the polish? Before or after the wax?

WD Pro
Jan 19th, 2005, 04:39 AM
Wash, SX, polish then wax.

I would also clay before the SX. Out of all the new stuff I have tried clay and the PC have impressed me most.

Hope this helps,

WD :xyxthumbs

HotRodGuy
Jan 19th, 2005, 09:39 AM
I can't get over that 37, Mike, do you know if any of these guys are going to be at the GNRS this weekend?

Mike Phillips
Jan 19th, 2005, 10:16 AM
Originally posted by HotRodGuy
I can't get over that 37, Mike, do you know if any of these guys are going to be at the GNRS this weekend?

I don't know, but I can call him and find out?

Mike

HotRodGuy
Jan 20th, 2005, 08:44 AM
found their website, looks like some of them are heading out there, hopefully I'll run into a few of them today for setup :)

njyslas
Jan 20th, 2005, 12:12 PM
Originally posted by HotRodGuy

how in the world did I miss this day!!!


that red 37 is :bow

Better yet, how do I join this club!

njyslas
Jan 20th, 2005, 12:16 PM
Originally posted by HotRodGuy

how in the world did I miss this day!!!

that red 37 is :bow

Better yet, how do I join this club!


Just look up South Orange County Rods & Customs
www.socrc.com,

thanks for the interest, Nick

Mike Phillips
Jan 20th, 2005, 12:18 PM
Here's the link to their club...

South Orange County Rods & Customs (http://socrc.tripod.com/home.htm)

Mike