View Full Version : Viper Detail Day at Meguiar’s

Mike Phillips
Apr 9th, 2004, 09:40 PM
Meguiar's is proud to host a Detail Day at Meguiar's for local area Viper owners!



Apr 10th, 2004, 04:58 PM
Will you look at all those Vipers!? WOW!!!!

Newport Viper
Apr 10th, 2004, 06:12 PM
It was an AWESOME event! Stay tuned for pics and the full story... We just need to rest our aching backs for a day or too! Over 30 cars showed.

Apr 10th, 2004, 06:30 PM
Thanks again mike!! Quality clinic/detail day.
I learned a TON!! And the viper looks like a zillion bucks.
Pics below....

Apr 10th, 2004, 06:36 PM

Newport Viper
Apr 12th, 2004, 06:10 AM
#83 + NXT :xyxthumbs


Mike Phillips
Apr 13th, 2004, 07:10 PM
First thing in the moring, Barry Meguiar and Car Crazy TV Productions arrived to capture some Car Crazy interviews.





Mike Phillips
Apr 13th, 2004, 07:20 PM
Here's Barry interviewing his Grandson,




This young man appears to be ready to take Barry's place!


Mike Phillips
Apr 13th, 2004, 07:32 PM
With approximately 30 Vipers on hand, it was Wall-to-Wall Vipers!


Usually we start the classroom session at 9:00am sharp, but because of the Car Crazy interviews taking place, it seemed like the perfect time for a quick demonstration of the G-100 Dual Action polisher on this black Viper with silver stripes.


This ended up being a discussion on Paint Hardness, as this particular Viper had hundreds of scratches in the finish and the PC with #83 Dual Action Cleaner Polish on the 5.0 setting didn't even make a dent in these scratches. In order to remove these scratches, it was going to require the use of the rotary buffer.

Whoops! Now were ahead of ourselves because this is the type of thing we usually talk about in the classroom first, not the type of thing we start out teaching at 9:00 am in the morning!

The point of this demonstration ended up being a lesson on just how hard modern clear coat finishes are compared to traditional lacquers and enamels and thus the need to for specialized products, like Meguiar’s compounds, paint cleaners and cleaner/polishes, that will allow you to remove swirls and scratches from the surface without scarring and scouring the finish at the same time.

Mike Phillips
Apr 13th, 2004, 07:44 PM
Stay tuned, more pictures to come!


SRT Viper
Apr 14th, 2004, 05:47 AM
I thought I knew how to detail a car but boy was I humbled at the Viper event! Detailing used to be fun for me but now that I know it's a science I feel like I'm back in High School. The Viper definately looks better and now I know what to look for in car care products.
It was fun listening to Barry tell stories and what can you say about the Professor....Mike Phillips not only knows his stuff but teaches in a way that even I could understand and he didn't even make me feel dumb!
Thank you Mike, Barry and Meguiars for your hospitality and for being Car Crazy.

Apr 15th, 2004, 11:24 PM
Thanks for everything Mike...I had given up on detailing black cars but now have the inncentive again...

Newport Viper
Apr 26th, 2004, 08:53 PM
Do you know when the footage will be aired for Car Crazy TV??

Any other pictures you have from the day? Please post.


Mike Phillips
Apr 26th, 2004, 09:26 PM
Originally posted by Newport Viper
Do you know when the footage will be aired for Car Crazy TV??

Any other pictures you have from the day? Please post.


Hi Newport Viper,

I have so many great pictures from that day to upload and each week it's the same thing, if I don't get to it right away, it becomes so very hard to get back to...

I will do my best to upload some this week. I don't know about the footage for Car Crazy, I'll ask though...


Newport Viper
May 14th, 2004, 06:44 AM
Viper Detail Day #2. Tomorrow, May 15!
See you there!

Dec 24th, 2004, 07:56 AM

Which one of the Vipers tattooed the pavement outside of Meguiars?

Mike Phillips
Jan 21st, 2007, 05:53 PM

Which one of the Vipers tattooed the pavement outside of Meguiar's?

Those tire marks were laid down by a Ford F150 Lightening from another detailing class... at least that' what I was told. ;)