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    Hey Scott,

    Looks like everyone had a great time! I wish I could have attended, but my work schedule would not permit it.


    Cheers!
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    Tim-I wish you could have attended also.

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    Meguiar's is proud to host a Detail Day at Meguiar's for members of the Autopia Discussion forum!

    This event started at 8:30am and continued on into the night. Sometime around 6:00pm, one of Meguiar's Special Events rigs pulled into the parking lot to pick up some supplies before heading off to the next show.

    The Driver, John Schaublin, told me that somehow the side of the trailer picked up some pretty heavy-duty scuffs and scratches while parked at a car show. He asked if while the truck was there if it were possible to remove them.

    I asked our guests from Autopia if they would like to each take a stab at helping to remove the scratches using the rotary buffer. In true Autopian form, they all said "Yes". Here's some shots, notice it's getting dark! (long day of detailing behind us now).

    Here's Aurora40 taking his turn,



    Here's jimamary taking a stab at it,



    And here's rjstaaf giving the rotary buffer a work out,



    While the scratches and scuffs covered two panels on this truck, (about 8 feet long), can you imagine wet-sanding and then cutting and buffing out the entire truck? Our Customer Care Hotline Team, Special Events Team as well as our Warehouse personnel and many others worked together to create this rolling piece of art work. Here's a pictures that should put things into perspective. Below is jimamary removing some Tech Wax using the G-100 with an Ultimate Bonnet,




    Here's jimamary and rjstaaf giving the panels a final wipe,



    And here's one more of jimamary posing by the flipped up hood while removing some light dust with a microfiber polishing cloth and some Quik Detailer.



    More to come...
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    what!!!!!!!!!!
    they got to buff the meguiars rig!!!!!!!
    now thats just rubbing it in! (no pun intended)
    hope it was as fun as it looked.
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    Make the next event!

    To everyone that attended the event on May 8th, would you agree that there was always excitement in the air.

    Some of the activities were not rehearsed or scheduled, like the Meguiar's showing up, Scottwax, Jimamary, Patrick, Sqkykln, Aurora 40, Rjstaff, Rdarwa, and the people, cars, The Meguiar's big rig, 57 chevy, etc.

    It felt like a room full of celebrities, who where all taking part in something.

    One was like a sponge, constantly absorbing knowledge in many directions.

    If anyone is planing to attend the next Meguiar's event, do what ever it takes to make it. Some people few in, some drove distances. Even a seasoned Autopian will learn from the experience.

    When you Learn, Teach. When you Get, Give.

    Thanks Mike and Lynn, for Teaching and Giving.

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    You learn to become Great, by doing what other Great people have done before you.

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    Here's a group shot,

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    Some of the members from Autopia flew in Wednesday to attend this event. On Thursday was a Limousine trip to Jay Leno's Garage followed by a special tour through the Petersen Museum. On Friday Mike Pennington held a condensed version of his 3-Day Professional Class.



    Barry stopped by on Friday to meet members from Autopia, answer questions and talk shop,



    On Saturday, Members from Autopia joined into the fun, we had a full class on Saturday morning!

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    Here's Scottwax giving rdarwa, some tips on how to use the PC,



    And here's Scottwax using the PC himself to polish out this 350Z,



    (Hey Scott, I think you missed a spot!)
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    One of the coolest cars at the event was this 3000 GT with Gull Wing Doors...

    Too cool!

    Here's the owner polishing the paint using a PC with some Tech Wax,



    After some extensive scratch removal and final polishing, the car was pulled out into the sun for inspection,



    There was also a highly modified red 3000 GT at Meguiar's that was warmed over by the professional touch of jimamary. Here's a reflection shot of the red 3000 GT on the black Spyder,



    And here's jimamary removing some oxidation and restoring the gloss to the wing using the rotary buffer.

    Mike Phillips
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    Mike...I missed a spot? Unpossible!

    I hope one of these days I can attend another meet.

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