View Full Version : Pictures from January 28, 2012 - Saturday Open Class

Michael Stoops
Jan 28th, 2012, 07:50 AM
Our first class of 2012 starts in just a few minutes (!!!) - we'll have pictures posted later in the weekend. Scottwax2

Michael Stoops
Jan 30th, 2012, 09:56 AM
We had a packed house for the first class of the year, and typical SoCal winter weather (sunny and 75F :coolgleam ), so we had a great time!

Following the classroom portion of the day we selected one of the attendee's cars, and here was the condition of that "demo" car for the day:





The car in question? A 2001 Audi TT Roadster in an unusual shade of green.

In the garage the paint didn't look quite as bad, but a good light reveals all!

As per our usual process, we did two test spots - one by hand, one with the G110v2 - using Ultimate Compound, Ultimate Polish, and Ultimate Wax.

UC with a W8207 polishing pad and firm pressure.

Showing how to concentrate on an isolated defect if need be. A bit more pressure, a little more time.....

After the fact. The G110v2 applied section was noticeably better than the hand applied section, but even the hand applied area showed dramatic improvement over the "before" condition which, as you can see here once again, was pretty severely swirled up.

Another view of the G110v2 treated section. The mark in the upper left quadrant of the test spot is an etching that is very severe. It could be felt with a finger tip. Not with a finger nail, but with the pad of the finger! It was deemed so deep that only some spot sanding and compounding would remove it, and that process was beyond the scope of this class. But for swirl and water spot removal, we'd call this a resounding success.

Once our demo was finished we put the tool into the hands of the attendees, starting with Richard, the car's owner.



Always keeping a watchful eye on any new user working on a car so graciously "donated" by the owner!



If this class was any indication, 2012 is going to be a fun year in our garage!!

Jan 30th, 2012, 10:05 AM
The first saturday class of 2012 looked like a lot of fun Mike! Thanks for sharing.

I need to attend one of the Saturday classes.

Jan 30th, 2012, 10:05 AM
Great demo car, amazing final results and fun class to start 2012 with - and it's just the beginning of the year.

Typical SoCal winter weather - sunny and 75F :coolgleam

Life's not fair. Upper 40's in New York yesterday and I had to use a rinseless car wash.

Jan 30th, 2012, 04:58 PM
Life's not fair. Upper 40's in New York yesterday and I had to use a rinseless car wash.

Not fair at all... mid 30s with snow flurries in Ohio. I had to crank the garage heat up to 70 before starting a wash. Absolutely barbaric! :D


Jan 30th, 2012, 10:15 PM
Had a great time this Saturday. Learned quite a bit. Thanks Mike for teaching an awesome class and good pizza lol

Garage Troll
Jan 31st, 2012, 06:20 PM
Wow. Talk about night and day. I do love that color on the TT though. Any kind of British racing green suits a roadster well in my opinion. :)