Tampa Florida! - Roadshow Pictures! - Page 7
Page 7 of 10 FirstFirst 12345678910 LastLast
Results 61 to 70 of 91

Thread: Tampa Florida! - Roadshow Pictures!

          
  1. #61
    Registered Member Mike Phillips's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Stuart, Florida
    Age
    58
    Posts
    24,767
    Rep Power
    518
    The below car is a Cadillac and we sanded a small area where something impacted the paint and left high points and divets in the finish. After removing the sanding marks with the rotary buffer the owner used the G100 Dual Action Polisher to polish and wax the paint.



    Mike Phillips
    Office: 800-869-3011 x206
    Mike.Phillips@Autogeek.net
    "Find something you like and use it often"

  2. #62
    Registered Member Mike Phillips's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Stuart, Florida
    Age
    58
    Posts
    24,767
    Rep Power
    518
    We used the G100 and a combination of M83, followed by M80, followed by NXT Tech Wax to remove the horrific swirls out of this PT Cruiser that had seen the ugly side of a Hurricane!











    Here's the before and after side-by-side results...

    Mike Phillips
    Office: 800-869-3011 x206
    Mike.Phillips@Autogeek.net
    "Find something you like and use it often"

  3. #63
    Registered Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    46
    Rep Power
    15
    Thanks for the time and effort to all involved in creating this event.

    Definitely the best training / hands on seminar I've been to.


    I've been detailing cars for over 20 years and using the D/A for 8 years or so, or so I thought. Seeing Mike in action has opened my eyes to everything I've been missing out on from this tool.

    The side by side black Z06 hood with scratch X ( I was using it wrong by hand and agreed with the it doesn't work camp prior to the class) was truly an eye opener.

    The D/A with #80 SLOWLY with adequate 15# pressure was all I needed to see to make the trip a winner. Mike showed the proper progression to use with 3 hand applications of scratch X (Mildest method), Then did a taped off area with #80 speed glaze with the D/A a couple of times to show the next way to attack the problem area (slightly more aggressive). The results of both of these areas were 95% or better to my eye, only then did Mike mention, of stepping up to #83 if a perfectly blemish free finish was the goal.

    This demo showed me Mike Loves what he's doing, and better yet wanted to teach everyone there the least nvasive way to prep paint. Think about it he could have hit the hood hard and fast and gotten a great pop, but we would be in trouble without his technique and experience and possibly damage the finish of our test subject.

    By the way, the Z06 looked so good, I really couldn't believe this was our test bed, but a low flat hood on a black car with some defect was what we needed to see and we did see clear improvement.

    Finally, the 21 is awesome, I used it after claying my monther in laws Saturn (dark green) I can say it did a great job, the paint was glossy, super smooth and the metallic flakes poped like never before. From what I've read here this is a very durable synthetic,a perfect for a LSP going into summer in FL.

    Make the new package 32 OZ and Tyrone has a sale, is stuff will be gone in 4 weeks or so.

    There was lots more to learn, like wet sanding and roatry work for tough problems, don't miss this class if you can get in one.

  4. #64
    Registered Member Paulvr4's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    327
    Rep Power
    19
    looks like a blast! Great birds eye view shots too!
    2001 Vortex Blue New Beetle

  5. #65
    Registered Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    93
    Rep Power
    14
    Seems like everyone had a great time! I wish I could have gone but I didn't have the time or desire to go up 200+ miles each way from where I live in South Florida. Maybe one day you guys can come to Rick Case Honda in Davie, Florida. It's one of the largest dealerships in the world and I know it would be a packed class with all the enthusiasts we have down here.

  6. #66
    Registered Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    53
    Rep Power
    15
    What happened to the guy who posted online a few weeks ago that he purchased $300+ worth of merchandise from Meguiars but was having no luck with swirl removal. I forgot what his name was but he said he was going to attend the class-I was wondering if you assisted him in solving his problems?

  7. #67
    Registered Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    3
    Rep Power
    14
    What a great day! Can't say thanks enough, to all who had input. Mike you're one of a kind, I to enjoy my work very much but don't get to help others with their passion like you! It wasn't a long drive for me, but it was for my black z06 (about 20 miles from Clearwater across the bay to Tampa) maybe I could have a black Meguiar"s shirt in XL! Thanks again!!

  8. #68
    Registered Member Mike Phillips's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Stuart, Florida
    Age
    58
    Posts
    24,767
    Rep Power
    518
    Originally posted by lockz
    What a great day! Can't say thanks enough, to all who had input. Mike you're one of a kind, I too enjoy my work very much but don't get to help others with their passion like you!

    It wasn't a long drive for me, but it was for my black z06 (about 20 miles from Clearwater across the bay to Tampa) maybe I could have a black Meguiar"s shirt in XL! Thanks again!!
    This Tampa class was defintitley a fun class for me as well. Thank you for letting me work on your car.
    Mike Phillips
    Office: 800-869-3011 x206
    Mike.Phillips@Autogeek.net
    "Find something you like and use it often"

  9. #69
    Registered Member Mike Phillips's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Stuart, Florida
    Age
    58
    Posts
    24,767
    Rep Power
    518
    Originally posted by skyace888
    Seems like everyone had a great time! I wish I could have gone but I didn't have the time or desire to go up 200+ miles each way from where I live in South Florida.
    David Pedre is going to look for a place to host the next class in the Fort Meyer's beach area. It has nothing to do with the fact that my Father-in-law lives there and owns a 31' Contender.


    Captain Ron

    Mike Phillips
    Office: 800-869-3011 x206
    Mike.Phillips@Autogeek.net
    "Find something you like and use it often"

  10. #70
    Registered Member nick1897's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    93
    Rep Power
    15
    Mike I'd like to have another class here in FL. I'm down for driving 200+ miles away to see you in action again.. Great class in Tampa! (My kudos was given to you in the thread you closed later that day)



    -Nick
    1998 White Olds Aurora
    V8 260HP

Page 7 of 10 FirstFirst 12345678910 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Hello From The Tampa Bay Area, Florida
    By zoomzoom mazda5 in forum Introduce Yourself - New Members
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: May 6th, 2008, 03:47 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •