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Mike Phillips
Apr 24th, 2004, 06:15 AM
Meguiar's is proud to host a Mercedes-Benz Detail Day at Meguiar’s for members of the San Diego Mercedes-Benz club!

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Here's a very stately looking 600 series the owner brought down for the clinic today...

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2600series.jpg

Meguiar's runs these clinics till the last man standinng and the last man standing just left...

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

That is, right after he removed the NXT Tech Wax from his Mercedes-Benz finish!

http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2SDM_WetPaint2.jpg

Mike

mmgrad
Apr 24th, 2004, 06:47 PM
What better way to spend a beautiful Saturday afternoon then that with your car.

So, today, Mike graciously invited me to join the MBCA club from San Diego in the Meguiar's garage.

The event was handled very professionally, and I learned more from one session with Mike in a few hours than I can from reading forums all day. I mean face it, the internet is great, but the overwhelming data will make your head spin... let alone how confusing it can be trying to make sense of it all and figuring whos right and who's full of BS.

The spotlight for the event was for the new line of wax & cleaners called NXT. And I must say, I was thoroughly impressed with what the NXT line of waxes were able to accomplish grouped with the various Meguiars cleaners/polishes.

I've been a long time Meguiars user, but I've never taken the time to fully understand the process of detailing your own car. Although I didn't get the opportunity to work on my car at the event, I must say, the wealth of information I walked away with was more than I could ask for from Mike & Meguiars.

All I can say is, Meguiars + PC = One Great Looking Car
(well, add some patience & elbow grease in that equation too)

For those of us who stayed later in through the day, we also had the pleasure of meeting Barry Meguiar, President & CEO of Meguiars. Nicest guy you could meet...

I took some decent pictures, so, I will post them here shortly.

Mike, I'll see you again next week! :) :xyxthumbs

mmgrad
Apr 24th, 2004, 07:10 PM
I forgot to give thanks to Meguiars for their hospitality in not only providing such an awesome info-session, but for feeding us too... Pizza & soda-pop... :xyxthumbs Oh, and can't forget the goodie bag... I can't wait to use them... BIG THANKS AGAIN!

Btw, here are a few pics from the events... I think I took way more pictures with Mike's camera than I did with my own, so I'll let Mike post the good stuff.

Beautiful Classic Mercedes:
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/2600series.jpg

There "WERE" horrible Buffing Swirls & immense contaminents in the paint...
Original Condition:
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/189DSC01555-med.JPG
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/189DSC01556-med.JPG

Using some Clay, DACP #83 & NXT Tech-Wax
After Condition:
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/189DSC01575-med.JPG
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/189DSC01576-med.JPG

mmgrad
Apr 24th, 2004, 07:17 PM
Here is a picture showing how rich the color came out....
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/189DSC01577-med.JPG
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/189DSC01579-med.JPG

Talk about a mirror finish... this is one of the pleasures of owning a Black car... and the paint was smooth as glass to the touch..

Once again, I am nothing but astonished at what the line of Meguiars products was able to produce given the limited time spent with the vehicles. That, and considering that about 90% of the participants in the event have never used a buffer, I have to give all the credit to Meguiars & PC. :bigups

mmgrad
Apr 24th, 2004, 07:22 PM
Here is a vehicle that had horrendous webs in the paint... and after we had a crack at the paint, it looked absolutely BEAUTIFUL...

Unfortunately, I only have the before pics... I believe the after pics are on Mike's camera.

Before picture:
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/189DSC01553-med.JPG

Close-up of the same car: hope you have a strong stomach...
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http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/189DSC01554-med.JPG

*****UPDATE*****
This is the car in question:
http://archive.meguiarsonline.com/gallery/data/500/21_280SwirlsBefore1.jpg

JCE
Apr 24th, 2004, 08:19 PM
Another great event from Meguiar's and Mike Phillips. I have been to 3 of these now, and learned something new at each one - enough to show me just how much skill and knowledge Mike has on the subject of car 'detailing'.

We had to leave about 1 to meet some friends at the airport, otherwise we probably would have been the last ones leaving - it was that good a presentation, especially on scratch removal and the demos of NXT on various members cars. Thanks again Mike for sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm!

John

breastroker
Apr 25th, 2004, 01:48 PM
Mike, I went to your clinic in February, I was told there were three openings for the 4/24 clinic. I do the MB Long Beach- South Bay web site, so I called the members to get three members to the clinic.

Joe Edone ownes that 600, my first thought was, Holy Batman, that is a lot of car to wax! :iagree:

He called today, says the car looks better than at ANY time in it's life. Talk about a happy camper. Probably added $10,000 to the value of the car.

So thanks to you and the other gentleman who worked so hard on Joe's car.

Mike, got any "after" photos?:xyxthumbs

Mike Phillips
Apr 29th, 2004, 10:15 PM
Complete write-up with more photo's coming Friday!

Mike