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    Cool Ferrari Detail Day at Meguiar’s!

    Meguiar's is proud to host a Ferrari Detail Day at Meguiar’s for local area Ferrari owners!

    It’s early Saturday morning and you can hear the roar of Ferraris rolling in for a full day of hands-on fun and learning...




    The first thing that happens at a Detail Day at Meguiar's clinic is a classroom session that covers the basics of detailing such as The 5-Step Paint Care Cycle. After that, it's out to the Training Garage for some hands-on demonstration showing tips and techniques for using Meguiar's G-100 dual action polisher with different types of cleaners, polishes and waxes to create a show car shine!



    Afterwards, club members are invited to bring their cars into the garage to put into action the things they have learned so far. Below is Jamie Araya, Meguiar's head Trainer for our Dealership Program and a Professional Detailer with over 20 years of experience teaching the owner of this Ferrari how to remove swirls and scratches to restore a brilliant, high gloss finish.



    After some hands-on training, the owner of this Ferrari jumps right in and begins applying Meguiar's new NXT Generation Tech Wax using Meguiar’s G-100 Porter Cable Dual Action Polisher.


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    Mike, I want to thank you for hosting this event for us. It was a great event, and we all enjoyed ourselves and learned alot about the Meguiars products and about how to keep our autos in spectacular shape.

    Kudos to you and Meguiars for setting up these events that bring together us car fanatics. If any of you out there have not attended one of these events, you are really missing out on something special. There is nothing like hands on instruction, and Mike is a true pro. I also want to give thanks to Jaime Araya of Meguiars for his help and guidance as well.

    I've posted some photos of the event at Ferrarichat.com, and to eliminate wasted bandwith, I will post the link below:

    http://ferrarichat.com/forum/showthread.php?t=15058

    Thanks again Mike.

    Dom

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    Uh oh, Thanks Lynn for pointing out that you need to be registered at Ferrarichat for to view the photos. So, I guess I'll post some here:















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    I will take one of the yellow ones!

    Now there are some cars!
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    Although it rained that morning, (which had a dampening-effect on the event), after the classroom session ended we adjourned to the Training Garage for some hands-on paint polishing.

    First up, a Ferrari F40 for a side-by-side before and after test of NXT Tech Wax.

    Before starting the demonstration, the light dust was first wiped off from the roof using Meguiar’s Quik Detailer, then we clayed the roof using Meguiar's *New* Quik Clay System. After cleaning and claying the finish on the roof, one half of the roof was taped-off.



    First, the exposed finish was cleaned and polished using #83 Dual Action Cleaner Polish on a W-8006 foam polishing pad with the G-100a on the 5.0 setting. This removed a majority of the light defects and the mild oxidation, which resulted in a crystal clear finish.

    Next, a thin coating of NXT Tech Wax was applied also using the G100 but for the Tech Wax we swapped out the W-8006 foam polishing pad for a W-9006 Finishing pad and turned the speed of the G100 down to the 2.0 setting.



    After allowing the NXT Tech Wax to set-up for between 10 to 15 minutes, it was then removed using Meguiar's Ultimate Bonnet, (A microfiber polishing bonnet), over the top of a new, clean, dry W-8006 foam polishing pad on the 4.0 setting. (You need to use Meguiar's Ultimate Bonnet over a dry foam pad or the polish and/or wax inside the foam pad will soak into the Ultimate Bonnet and reduce it's effectiveness).



    Afterwards, the towel was removed and everyone was encouraged to inspect the results closely.





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    Next up, Jamie discusses the importance of taping of high points, like the body lines on the front of this Ferrari,



    and hard to detail areas using simple painters tape which can be purchased at most home improvement stores as well as PBE stores.

    (Paint, Body & Equipment stores are the auto parts stores that also sell painting supplies to your local body shops and new car dealerships).



    Like this,



    Then Jamie shares some tips and techniques for using the G-100 like

    * How much pressure to apply
    * How fast to move the G-100
    * The pattern in which to move the G-100 when polishing paint
    * What speed to set the G-100
    * How to handle small panels and tight areas



    Jamie has been detailing cars professionally for over 20 years... because like me, he already knows how to use the G-100 dual action polisher, the most important thing we can do at these hands-on clinics is to put the G-100 Porter Cable Dual Action Polisher into the hands of the people there to learn new skills. For example, the owner of this Ferrari F40!


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    The F40 Ferarri is a very exotic looking car, some of the other Ferarri owners just had to see what the view was like from the inside while the car was here.

    Here's Dom getting comfortable...



    This Car Crazy Ferarri owner from Canada appears to be right at home in the cockpit of this Ferarri!

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    Here the owner uses Meguiar's Quik Detailer to clean and shine the painted wheels.



    Here are some final shots,





    And here's a shot of the owner going home to get his Z06 Corvette to see if we can remove the etching instilled into his car's clear coat finish from a bird dropping...



    Life's tough... go put the Ferrari away to bring out the Corvette!
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    Life's tough... go put the Ferrari away to bring out the Corvette!


    and not just a vette but a Z06 ! life must be rough. looks like you had fun on Saturday !
    If you dont play you CANT win!

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    and look at his plates.... they look like Oregon plates. With that car I guess you can be "right back" even if you live in Oregon!!!!!!!!

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