Meguiar's Training Center 2020 Events Overview - Irvine, CA


Meguiar's Paint Care 101 Training Class - Overview & Sign Up Threads


Creating a Swirl-Free, High Gloss Paint Finish with Meguiar's MT300 Dual Action Polisher


If you like to detail your car on your own, but have yet to learn how to apply compound, polish, or wax with Meguiar's enthusiast friendly MT300 Dual Action Polisher Machine, let us show you in our Paint Care 101 Class how safe & easy the right machine can be, so the next time you detail your car, you can be the star of your local cruise or neighborhood, and everyone will be asking, how did you get your car to look so good!

Since 1901, Meguiar's has been obsessed with creating swirl-free, show car like paint finishes and to this day, are still considered the trusted experts in automotive surface care. We are thankful to hear from customers every day, "All I use is Meguiar's", and our favorite thing to do, is talk paint & educate our customers more & more on all the tricks to make getting great results, easier, and yes, fun!

Although this is referred to as our "101" class, upon completion you will have some serious detailing knowledge. Our goal is that upon completion, you will have the information to help choose the right product, & the ability to use the right technique for most any basic paint care task, along with the confidence to use Meguiar's MT300 Dual Action Polisher on your car for easy swirl & scratch removal.

This event includes both classroom instruction as well as "hands on practice" time in our training garage with Meguiar's MT300 Dual Action Polisher Machine. This year we are planning on having more time in our training garage & will have workstations for attendants to practice on with either painted panels, hoods, or a demonstration vehicle provided by Meguiar's. Of course, attendants are not obligated to participate in every activity & are more than welcome to attendant to observe & learn.

This class is suitable for both "DIY" Enthusiasts or Professionals. Each attendant will receive a "Certificate of Completion" at the end of the class.

Registration is limited to 24 attendants.


  • Meguiar's History & Product Overview
  • How to Choose the Right Product
  • Safe & Effective Washing
  • Paint Evaluation Techniques
  • Paint Decontamination Techniques
  • Compounds - Modern Abrasive Technology
  • Polishes
  • Protection - Differences in formulation - Carnauba, Synthetic Polymer, Hybrid Ceramic/SiO2
  • Maintenance - The Key to Long Lasting Results
  • Differences in popular paint polishing tools


Cost: Free

How to Register: Reply to this thread with your Meguiar's Online Username or E-Mail nawinn@meguiars.com

Agenda:
8:00AM - 8:15AM - Garage Opens, Coffee, Donuts
8:15AM - 12:00PM - Training Room Instruction
12:00PM - 12:30PM - Lunch (Pizza & Refreshments)
12:30PM - 3:00PM - Hands On Practice in Training Garage with MT300 D/A Polisher

Sign Up Threads:

Meguiar's Paint Care 101 Training Class - Sign Up Thread - Saturday March 21st, 2020*Cancelled due to covid-19 situation

Meguiar's Paint Care 101 Training Class - Sign Up Thread - Saturday June 6th, 2020

Meguiar's Paint Care 101 Training Class - Sign Up Thread - Saturday July 18th, 2020

Meguiar's Paint Care 101 Training Class - Sign Up Thread - Saturday August 8th, 2020

Meguiar's Paint Care 101 Training Class - Sign Up Thread - Saturday September 19th, 2020

Meguiar's Paint Care 101 Training Class - Sign Up Thread - Saturday October 3rd, 2020



Meguiar's Marine/RV Care 101 Training Class - Overview & Sign Up Threads


Meguiar's Marine/RV Care 101 Training Class - Meguiar's Training Center - Irvine, California
How to Restore a Neglected, Oxidized Boat back to Like New High Gloss

Learn how to restore a neglected, oxidized gel coat/fiberglass boat back to like new high gloss with Meguiar's Marine/RV Care 101 Training Class. Meguiar's has been producing Marine/RV specific products since the 1950's and to this day Meguiar's solutions are used by many top boat yard, manufactures & boat owners worldwide.

Meguiar's Marine/RV Care 101 Training Class is a beginner to intermediate level training class of Meguiar's recommended techniques for proper care & restoration of gel coat/fiberglass Marine/RV Surfaces.

This event includes a short classroom instruction & then the class will work together to detail a small boat in our training garage under the supervision & instruction of Meguiar's Product & Training Specialist Nick Winn & Meguiar's Marine/RV Sales & Training Manager, Tom MacDonald. Attendants will use a verity of machines like our MT300 Dual Action Polisher & Rotary Polishers.

This class is suitable for both "DIY" Enthusiasts or Professionals.

  • Meguiar's Marine/RV History
  • Gel Coat/Fiberglass vs Automotive Paint
  • Marine/RV Products vs Automotive Paint Products
  • Setting Goals/Expectations
  • Marine/RV Washing Recommendations
  • Marine/RV Clean/Prep - Compounds, Cleaners
  • Marine/RV Polish, Protection, Maintenance
  • Marine/RV Interior Cleaning & Protection Solutions


Registration is limited to 24 attendants

Cost: Free

How to Register: Reply with your Meguiar's Online Username in the Sign Up Thread or e-mail nawinn@meguiars.com

Agenda:
8:00AM - 8:15AM - Garage Opens, Coffee & Donuts
8:15AM - 9:30AM - Training Room Instruction
9:30AM - 12:00PM - Training Garage "Hands On" Detailing of Boat
12:00PM - 12:30PM - Lunch (Pizza & Refreshments)
12:30PM - 3:00PM - Training Garage "Hands On" Detailing of Boat

Sign Up Threads:

Meguiar's Marine/RV Care 101 Training Class - Meguiar's Training Center - Irvine, California - Saturday May 9th, 2020 Sign Up Thread*Cancelled due to covid-19 situation



Professional Automotive Detailing Training Class - Meguiar's Training Center - Irvine, California


Why Attend? Meguiar's has been the trusted name in automotive detailing for over 100 years, helping educate & equip dealerships, detail centers and details to run efficient, professional, profitable, and ethical businesses. In this class, you will learn how to best leverage the latest professional ceramic technology from Meguiar's for your business, ranging from express services, to full-blown ceramic coating prep & installation. When you leave this class, you will be armed with the information you need to be a more successful owner/operator in the ever-evolving industry of automotive detailing.

What to expect? This class will have both classroom and hands-on portions. We will cover several key topics, ranging from essential paint decontamination products and processes for optimal performance of any cermaic-based products, to the latest and greatest best practices for producing the most flawless finish possible using our newest abrasive technology, to best practices to safely maintain ceramic-coated surfaces. We will also cover how to discuss these services with potential clients so that you don't confuse them, but instead educate them on the value of the services.


  • Meguiar's 2020 Professional Ceramic Product Portfolio
  • Meguiar's Ceramic/SiO2 Technology & Coating History
  • M788 Deep Crystal Ceramic Paint Coating Demonstration & Application
  • How-to Sell Ceramic Services - ethically
  • Essential Paint Decontamination - How and Why
  • Achieving flawless finishes in less time
  • Residue Removal - Why it Matters
  • How to upsell with...lighting?


Registration is limited to 24 attendants. This class is recommended for serious Professionals. Each attendant will receive a "Certificate of Completion" upon attending.

Cost: Free

How to Register: Reply with your Meguiar's Online Username within the sign up thread or E-Mail nawinn@meguiars.com. First come First Served.

Time: 5:15PM - 10:00PM

Location:

Meguiar's Inc.
17991 Mitchell S
Irvine, California 92614
800-347-5700

Maximizing Profits with Meguiar's Professional Ceramic Portfolio - Professional Automotive Detailing Training Class - Meguiar's Training Center - Irvine, California - Thursday April 23rd, 2020 Sign Up Thread*Cancelled due to covid-19 situation

Maximizing Profits with Meguiar's Professional Ceramic Portfolio - Professional Automotive Detailing Training Class - Meguiar's Training Center - Irvine, California - Tuesday June 30th, 2020 Sign Up Thread

Maximizing Profits with Meguiar's Professional Ceramic Portfolio - Professional Automotive Detailing Training Class - Meguiar's Training Center - Irvine, California - Thursday August 20th, 2020 Sign Up Thread

Maximizing Profits with Meguiar's Professional Ceramic Portfolio - Professional Automotive Detailing Training Class - Meguiar's Training Center - Irvine, California - Thursday October 15th, 2020 Sign Up Thread






Professional Automotive Detailing Training Class - Meguiar's Training Center - Irvine, California

Why attend? Meguiar's has been the trusted name in automotive detailing for over 100 years, helping educate and equip dealerships, detail centers, and detailers to run efficient, professional, profitable and ethical businesses. In this class, you will learn how to leverage the latest professional interior solutions from Meguiar's for your business, ranging from express serves to full-on interior reconditioning.

This class is for serious professionals looking to take their interior skills far beyond typical "Pro" Interior cleaning methods. When you leave this class, you will be armed with the information you need to be a more successful owner/operator in the ever-evolving industry of automotive detailing.

What to expect? This class will have both classroom and hands-on portions. We will cover several key topics ranging from essential processes & products, to techniques for addressing complex stain & contaminant removal from a variety of surfaces.

This class is recommended for serious professionals. Each attendant will receive a "Certificate of Completion" at the end of the class.


  • Meguiar's Professional Interior Solutions Portfolio
  • Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning & Stain Removal
  • Headliner Techniques
  • Pet Hair Removal
  • Residue Removal - Why it Matters
  • Vinyl, Rubber & Plastics
  • Automotive Leather Care
  • Glass Cleaning & Care
  • Odor Elimination
  • Other Surfaces


Registration is limited to 35 attendants

Cost: Free

How to Register: Reply with your Meguiar's Online Username with the class Sign Up Thread or E-Mail nawinn@meguiars.com

Time: 5:15 - 10:00PM

Location:

Meguiar's Inc.
17991 Mitchell S
Irvine, CA 92614
800-347-5700

Sign Up Threads:

Improving Quality & Efficiency w/ Meguiar's PRO Interior Solutions - Training Class - Thursday May 14th, 2020 Sign Up Thread*Cancelled due to covid-19 situation

Improving Quality & Efficiency w/ Meguiar's PRO Interior Solutions - Training Class - Thursday July 23rd, 2020 Sign Up Thread

Meguiar's Thursday Night Open Garage nights at Meguiar's in Irvine, California are a great time for attendants whether enthusiast or professional, to test & practice using Meguiar's products alongside Meguiar's Staff & other Detailing Enthusiasts. Thursday Night Open Garage's are either open format or topic specific.

On Open Format Nights, there is no formal agenda or classroom instruction. Open Format Nights are a great time to bring your car, try our the latest products, or just learn by observing the activity with other Car Care / Detailing Enthusiasts. Many attendants utilize this time to have Meguiar's Staff help them develop & test a system of products on a small section of their car via Meguiar's MT300 Dual Action Polisher Machine, this way they can have the assistance of Meguiar's experienced staff to help determine best products & processes work on their car & fit their goals, so the owner can repeat the process on the rest of the car at home.

Topic Specific Open Garage Nights will highlight a specific topic & consist of both classroom & "hands on practice" time in our training garage. These will be a great way to get fast training on some of the most popular topics & Meguiar's latest products.

Important Note: On Open Format Nights, we want to allow as many attendants as we can a chance for us to assist with their questions or work on their car. If we help you work on your car, we would like to do only a small section, i.e. a panel, this way more attendants have a chance for us to help them with their questions or technique in the limited amount of time we have available. Thanks!

Thursday Night Open Garage Events are suitable for both "DIY" Enthusiast or Professionals.

Cost: Free

Time: 5:15PM - 9:15PM (pizza & refreshments provided)

How to Sign up: Reply with your Meguiar's Online Username within the class specific sign up thread or e-mail nawinn@meguiars.com

Meguiar's Thursday Night Open Garage - Open Format - March 26th, 2020 Sign Up Thread
*Cancelled due to covid-19 situation

Meguiar's Thursday Night Open Garage - Meguiar's Hybrid Ceramic Products Overview - April 9th, 2020 Sign Up Thread
*Cancelled due to covid-19 situation

Meguiar's Thursday Night Open Garage - Open Format - June 11th, 2020 Sign Up Thread

Meguiar's Thursday Night Open Garage - Meguiar's PRO Ceramic/SiO2 Products Overview - July 9th, 2020 Sign Up Thread

Meguiar's Thursday Night Open Garage - Open Format - August 6th, 2020 Sign Up Thread

Meguiar's Thursday Night Open Garage - Paint Decontaminating - September 10th, 2020 Sign Up Thread

Meguiar's Thursday Night Open Garage - Open Format - October 8th, 2020 Sign Up Thread