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Car detailing articles by Mike Phillips

Car detailing articles by Mike Phillips




Info Resources

Paperback


Mike Phillips' Principles of Machine Polishing


E-book
(Displayed on iPad - iPad not included)


Mike Phillips' The Art Of Detailing Audio Book




Start at the begining... Inspecting your car's paint. What condition is your paint in?


What condition is the paint on your vehicles?

Let there be light...
(when inspecting the condition of your car's paint)

Gloss starts first with a smooth surface...




Words mean things... just ask any Lawyer...

Word Definitions - Compounds, Polishes, Glazes, Paint Cleaners and Waxes

LSP Ready - Definition

Jewelling - Definition

LSP - The definition and the story behind the term

RIDS - The Definition of RIDS and the story behind the term...

TOGW = The Other Guy's Wax

Holiday & Vacation




Waxes, Paint Sealants & Coatings

Show Car Waxes


Paint Sealants


Coatings


Cleaner/Waxes also called AIO's or All-in-One's



The Difference Between a Cleaner/Wax and a Finishing Wax
Subtitle: How To Choose The Right Wax or Paint Sealant for your Detailing Project

The Final Wipe – Tips for creating a streak-free, show car finish

A tip for working with waxes, paint sealants or coatings that are new to you

Topping - Definition - How to Top also called Topping

3-Categories: Waxes, Paint Sealants and Coatings

How long will brand x car wax or paint sealant last?

How to break open a coating of wax and remove it by creeping out...

Frosting on the cake

Video: How To Apply A Carnauba Finishing Wax By Hand Using The Straight-Line Technique

Video: How To Apply A Carnauba Finishing Wax By Hand Using The Straight-Line Technique




New to Machine Polishing?

New - It's not that hard...




How To Do a Test Spot
(and why it's so important)

Video: How to pick the right polisher

How to choose the right polisher for your detailing project

The Traditional Orbital Buffer aka The Wax Spreader




Dual Action Polishers



Below you will find a wide variety of articles on the topic of using DA Polishers like the Porter Cable 7424XP and earlier versions, the Meguiar's G110v2 and earlier versions and the Griot's Garage DA Polishers to remove swirls, scratches, water spots and oxidation plus how to machine apply waxes and paint sealants.


I recommend everyone read this article first - before you need to troubleshoot

DA Polisher Trouble Shooting Guide

Video: Mark your backing plate to make it easy to see pad rotation

Factors that can cause a pad to stop rotating on a DA Polisher

Video: How-To do a "Section Pass" when Machine Polishing with a DA Polisher

Step-by-Step How-To use the Porter Cable 7424XP
(Very in-depth how-to guide that covers every topic related to using a DA Polisher like the PC, Meguiar's or Griot's tools)

The short how-to guide for using a DA Polisher
How to maximize the ability of the 1st Generation Porter Cable Dual Action Polishers

The long and in-depth guide for using a DA Polisher
The Definitive How-To Article for using DA Polishers - Includes Videos
Includes: Removing Swirls, Scratches and Water Spots Using a Porter Cable 7424XP, Meguiar's G110v2 or Griot's Garage Polisher

The Compression Washer

How to prime a foam pad when using a DA Polisher

How much product do I use with my DA Polisher?

Wet Buffing Technique

DA Polisher Articles - Help for Newbies to Machine Polishing

The Free Floating Spindle Assembly - The Story Behind The Story...

Handle? Or No Handle? - Using DA Polishers Without the Handle

How to bolt on the Porter Cable Plastic Head Cap

DA Polishers - Stick Handle - Hoop Handle - Or no handle at all?

How-to Machine Apply Wax using a DA Polisher

How to Apply Dodo Pastes Waxes by Machine

How To Apply Mothers California Gold Carnauba Paste Wax by Machine

How to use a microfiber bonnet to remove dried wax by machine

The white foam pad that comes with a Porter Cable Polisher

Tip: Rubber Nut to protect threads and safeguard compression washer

Griot's Random Orbital Polisher

Meguiar's G110v2 - 2nd Generation G110 Dual Action Polisher

Griot's Garage 3" Mini Polisher - Extreme Demo - Warning!

3" Mini Polisher- 2nd Generation Griot's Garage Mini Polisher

Can an air-powered DA Sander be used to polish paint?

Show Car Garage Video: How To Remove Swirls, Scratches and Water Spots using a PC 7424XP, Meguiar's G110v2 or Griot's Garage 6" Random Orbital Polisher





Flex 3401 Forced Rotation Dual Action Polisher


New - How many orbits are there in one rotation for the Flex 3401?




The Flex 3401 Polisher is a powerful tool but also incredibly safe. This is a Pro-Grade tool that can be used 6-days a week in a heavy production environment and will hold up to all the abuse you can throw at it.

Video: All about the FLEX-3401 Forced Rotation Dual Action Polisher

New 5" pads for 4" Backing Plate on Flex 3401

New 4" and 6" Backing Plates for Flex 3401

Lubricating the Felt Ring on the Flex 3401

Speed Settings for the Flex 3401



Rotary Buffers
Rotary Buffers are the most powerful type of tool used to work on paint. These tools use a direct drive gear mechanism to rotate a pad under pressure in a single direction. This type of tool works fastest for removing sanding marks after wetsanding, serious paint defects and oxidation off both cars and boats. These types of tools will tend to leave holograms behind that are best removed using dual action type polishers for a swirl-free finish even after multiple washings.





New - How to buff off an edge when using a rotary buffer

New - How to use a Rotary Buffer

New - Hologram Free with a Rotary Buffer


DeWALT DWP849X vs Makita 9227C Rotary Buffers

Surgical Buffing

Edging - Buffing the paint around edges

Rotary Buffer Talk with Bob Eichelberg from Flex Tools

Bumblebee - Testing out the NEW DeWALT DWP849X

The New FLEX PE14-2-150 Rotary Buffer - Includes Video

The 10 @ 10 technique for picking up a bead of product with a rotary buffer

Rotary Buffers: Stick Handle - Hoop Handle - Or no handle at all

Video: The Flex 3403 Rotary Buffer – How to remove Sanding Marks after Dampsanding Orange Peel




The Cyclo Polisher
The Cyclo Polisher was introduced in 1952 and has a time-proven record of reliability and versatility in that it can be used to polish paint or aluminum and also by attatching brushes can be used to clean carpets, upholstery, vinyl and leather.



New - How to use 4" Nanoskin Autoscrub Pads on the Cyclo Polisher


New! Cyclo Model 5 Pro Series - Variable Speed

Show Car Garage Video: How to use the Cyclo Polisher to remove swirls and scratches






The Makita BO6040 Forced Rotation Dual Action Polisher
This tool offers a dual ocillating action in two modes, one is forced rotation and the other is non-forced for free spinning. It's kind of like having the Flex 3401 and a Porter Cable 7424XP in the same tool.



Makita BO6040 Removing Sanding Marks

How To use Nanoskin Autoscrub Pads on Makita BO6040



Buffing Pads - Wool Pads & Foam Pads PLUS Backing Plates




5 inch Backing Plates on Meguiar's, Griot's and Porter Cable DA Polishers

Trend: Backing Plate Extensions for Surgical Precision Buffing

Trend: Flexible Backing Plates for Rotary Buffers

Trend: Small buffing pads

Trends: Flexible Backing Plates

Flex-Foam HD Rotary Backing Plate

Flexible Backing Plates

Thin is in... New Lake Country Hydro-Tech Low Profile 5 1/2 x 7/8 Inch Foam Pads

5 Inch Backing Plates for DA Polishers - Pictures and Links

5 1/2 inch and 6 inch Buffing Pads on Autogeek's Online Store

New: 1-Pad Polishing System from Lake Country

The different types of foam formulas in the CCS Smart Foam Pad Line

5" and 6" Backing Plates on 6.5" pads (Pictures to show safety margin)

3.5" Backing Plates and 4" Spot Repair Pads on DA Polishers

Small Spot Repair Buffing Pads and Backing Plates

Using a 4" Spot Repair Kit to Remove Paint Defects

Lake Country 7.5 inch Hook & Loop DuroWool 100% Twisted Aggressive Wool Cutting Pad

The Edge 8" Black 100% Domestic Wool Heavy Cut Pad

Meguiar's Double Sided 100% Wool Cutting Pad

3M Quick Release Adapter vs the Double-Sided Pad Rotary Buffer Adapter - Differences?



Microfiber Buffing Pads

New - How to use the Meguiar's Microfiber DA Correction System

New - NEW Optimum Microfiber Polishing Pads - Used with DA Polishers




Pad Cleaning



How to clean your foam pad on the fly

Why it's important to clean your pads often...

How to dry a foam pad after hand washing

Video: Tip for cleaning pads in a pad washer

Cleaning Pads with the Flex 3401 and the Grit Guard Universal Pad Washer

Video: How to use the Grit Guard Universal Pad Washer

How to adjust the Pad Cleaning Plate in the System 2000 Pad Washer





Wetsanding - Dampsanding - Colorsanding Topics





New - How to remove wetsanding scratches by hand - FG 400



Wetsanding, Colorsanding & Dampsanding

3M Trizact 6 Inch 3000 Grit Performance Sanding Disc 01459 - Singles

Video: Wow! 3M #5000 Grit Polishing I mean Sanding Discs!

3™ Trizact™ Foam Discs 5000 FAQs

New Toy - #5000 Grit Trizact Foam Finishing Discs

How to use Meguiar's Unigrit Sanding Blocks to remove runs and dirt nibs in paint

Damp-Sanding Tools, Tips and Techniques by Mike Phillips

RIDS and Feathersanding - A Highly Specialized Technique by Mike Phillips

Wetsanding - Fresh Paint vs Factory Paint

Basic Hand Sanding Techniques

The Rule of Thumb

Fight or Flight Method for Gaging Surface Temperature

Griot's 3" Mini Polisher works great as a 3" Dampsander

Dampsanding with 3" Griot's Garage Mini Polisher

It's the person that does the wet-sanding, cutting and buffing that makes or breaks the paint job -Mike Phillips

Meguiar's 6" Unigrit Sanding and Finishing Discs

Meguiar's New 3 Inch Professional Headlight & Spot Repair Kit

Two Schools of Thought when Hand Sanding - Straight-lines or Crosshatch Pattern

The difference between 3M's Hookit and Hookit II Hook-N-Loop Interface Systems

List of Sanding Discs at Autogeek.net

If it has paint... it gets polished...

Removing Orange Peel & Sanding Marks with the Griot's ROP and the Wolfgang Twins

How long will a half sheet of wet/dry sandpaper last before it stops cutting and you need to replace it?

Can an air-powered DA Sander be used to polish paint?




Microfiber Polishing Towels and Microfiber Gloves



Increase Your Grip Strength with Microfiber Gloves

I love the glove...

How to correctly fold and use a Microfiber Towel

The 4 minimum categories of wiping cloths

How many microfiber polishing cloths do I need to detail my car?





Compounds - Polishes - Paint Cleaners - Cleaner/Polishes - Pure Polishes - Glazes



Menzerna - New Names and Product Numbers

Word Definitions - Compounds, Polishes, Glazes, Paint Cleaners and Waxes

The benefits of a light paint cleaner, cleansing lotion or pre-wax cleaner

The Wolfgang Twins

The SMAT Pack - Everything you ever wanted to know about Meguiar's SMAT products...

The Aggressiveness Order of SMAT Products - This might surprise you!

Optimum Hyper Polish - 2003 Honda Civic LX

Show Car Garage Video: Optimum Hyper Polish

Mother's Professional Line!




Spray Detailers

Tips & Techniques for using a Spray Detailer to Remove Light Dust, Fingerprints and Smudges



Car Washing

New - How To Use Pinnacle Liquid Crystal Waterless Wfash with Carnauba


Washing Cars Inside of Your Garage

Do you wash cars differently?

How to maintain a freshly waxed car

Scratch your car for $5.00

The reality of the 100% Hand Car Wash

Washing Cars Inside of Your Garage

How dirty is too dirty to safely use a rinseless wash?

The difference between a Normal Car Wash, a Waterless Car Wash, a Rinseless Car Wash and a Spray Detailer

Show Car Garage Video: How To Use A Rinseless Car Wash



Polishing Paint by Hand

Foam Applicator Pads at Autogeek.net

Priming your pad when working by hand

Removing Scratches By Hand

How to use a hand applied abrasive polish or paint cleaner by hand

How To Remove Paint Transfer

How to clay, clean and wax paint by hand with Pinnacle Paintwork Cleansing Lotion and Pinnacle Signature Series II Carnauba Paste Wax

1-Step versus 3-Step Process by Hand

Man versus Machine




Water Spots



Video: How to remove water spots off glass


3 - Types of Water Spots - Type I, Type II and Type III

How To Remove Sprinkler Water Spots

How to remove water spots by hand

Tips for removing Type I Water Spots



Glass Polishing


New - Video: How to remove water spots off glass


How to remove tiny pinhole pits in glass windows using a rotary buffer

Mike's Glass Cleaning Tips

Glass Master Pro Glass Cleaner with Janna



Using Detailing Clay

New - Baggie Test Tip from Paul aka 2old2change




NEW - Even show cars might need to be clayed...

The Baggie Test - How to inspect for above surface bonded contaminants

The 3 primary benefits of using detailing clay to clay paint

Tips and Tricks for using detailing clay

Do I need to wash my car after I use detailing clay to clay the paint?

How often do I need to clay my car?

Video: How detailing clay works and how to use detailing clay to remove above surface bonded contaminants




Articles on Car Paint

New - How to remove stains and embedded dirt out of paint

New - Tiger Stripes





Can orange peel be removed or lessoned by just machine compounding?

Removing Swirls out of Ceramiclear Paint


Ceramiclear Paints - Be Careful

Single Stage Paint - Tinted Clears - Basecoat/Clearcoat - Embedded Dirt

Clearcoat Fracturing versus Clearcoat Failure

Test Spot - The story behind the story...

How to Test for Single Stage or Clear Coat Paint

Audi Soft Paint - Making Generalizations about Hardness and Softness

Static Electricity and Dust Attraction to your Car's Paint

Camaro Clear and my take...

The Secret to Removing Oxidation and Restoring a Show Car Finish to Antique Single Stage Paints

Don't wax your car for at least 30 days!

Fresh Paint - But you can touch it...

Body Shop Safe Glaze on Fresh Paint - #7 Show Car Glaze

The practical differences between single stage paints and a clear coat paints

The Lesson White Paint Teaches Us

The Clearcoat Failure Photo Gallery Archive

Beginning Clearcoat Failure

What it means to remove swirls, scratches and water spots out of automotive clear coats




Tricks, Tips and Techniques



The lowly plastic bag tip

How do you know when to stop buffing?

Technique is everything...

The Soft Flannel Bed Sheet Tip

The 10 @ 2 Technique for picking up a bead of product with a Flex 3401

Lubricating the Felt Ring on the Flex 3401

Tip: Frequent car care equals fast and easy car care...
(In this case a truck)

Kissing the Finish

Knock out painted roofs first, then tackle the rest of the car...

Here's a tip... don't lift the pad off the paint till you've turned the polisher off and the spinning pad has slowed down...

What not to do when detailing a car!

Tips for working in warm/hot weather or direct sunlight




Swirls, Scratches, Water Spots, RIDS, Rock Chips, Imprint Chips

How To Remove Sprinkler Water Spots

Tunnel Car Wash Brush Scratches

DISO = The Dealership Installed Swirl Option

Imprint Chips - Chips in the paint caused by a thrown egg

The difference between Rotary Buffer Swirls, Cobweb Swirls and Micro-Marring

Tracers Tracers - RIDS - Pigtails - Cobweb Swirls - Rotary Buffer Swirls - Holograms - Water Spots - Bird Drooping Etchings - Micro-Marring

Fingermarks






Bird Droppings

How long does it take for a bird dropping to etch paint?

How to safely remove a dried bird dropping

Two Types of Bird Dropping Etchings



Speedy Prep Towel

New - Video: Speedy Prep Towel in use

New - Video: Removing Overspray Paint with Speedy Prep Towel

New - How To Use the Speedy Surface Prep Towel





Nanoskin Autoscrub Pads

New - Frequently Asked Questions about the Nanoskin Autoscrub Pads

New - Video: How To use the Nanoskin Autoscrub Pads on a PC7424XP

New - How To use Nanoskin Autoscrub Pads on Flex 3401





Misc Topics

New - It takes just as long to do it wrong...


New - Petroleum Distillates or Solvents





How to Remove Hair line scratches on Wood Trim?

What temperature ranges are best for applying compounds, polishes, waxes and paint sealants

Tile Wax

The Role Silicone Plays in Car Care Products

The Worst Secret Technique I've Ever Witnessed!

How to determine what type of wheels you have?

Swirls and Scratches Don't Exist

Miscible and Immiscible - Wax and Paint Sealant Bonding

How to Mix IPA for Inspecting Correction Results

Swirls and Scratches Don't Exist

The Beach Towel Tip

Static Electricity and Dust Attraction to your Car's Paint

The Graphic Equalizer Analogy to Polishing Paint

"It ain't braggin' if you can back it up." -Dizzy Dean

The story of 3 H's - Horrendous, Horror Story and Hack Detailers...

Factors that affect how aggressive or non-aggressive a product is...

"Use the least aggressive product to get the job done"

Sacrificial Barrier Coating = The purpose of a wax or synthetic paint sealant

Which products need to dry – The Car Wax Mentality

"Taking your car's paint to it's maximum potential"

"Find something you like and use it often"

Do you tip your detailer?

Discussion Forums - A relatively "new" invention...

The Mindset of a Professional Detailer

Put a little passion behind the pad - Mike Phillips

The difference between a swirl and squirrel

"Polishing paint is polishing paint, detailing is getting the wax out of the cracks"

Polishing paint is an art form...

Respect

First use of the Apple iPad in a car detailing video...



Interior Polishing

How to Remove Hair line scratches on Wood Trim?



Convertible Top Care and Maintenance - Canvas

Video: How To Clean and Protect a Cloth Convertible Top

How to cover and protect a convertible top before machine buffing



Vinyl Top Care and Maintenance


ssssssssssssssssss How to clean and protect convertible canvas and cloth tops



How To Restore and Protect a Vinyl Top using 303 Products



Engine Detailing

How to use a Discussion Forum to Detail an Engine



Glass Polishing

NEW - How to remove tiny pinhole pits in glass windows using a rotary buffer



Taping-off and Covering Up

How to cover and protect a convertible top before machine buffing

The Beach Towel Tip

The Soft Flannel Bed Sheet Tip

Tips on Taping Off Thin Paint and Chipped Paint

Tape it off and avoid a lifetime of ugly...

Best Practice - Avoid buffing on top of body lines and edges



Wheels and Tires

How to determine what type of wheels you have?


Boats, RV's and Motorhomes


How to wash, polish and wax your RV or Motorhome






Business and Promotion

New - How to use a one-step cleaner/wax to maximize profits



Expose yourself for more business...

A few tips on starting a part-time detailing business

How to put up a website for about $20.00 a year

Tips for using a discussion forum to reach more customers...

Brand Yourself, Brand your Forum Nickname and Brand your Business Name

How to choose a name for your detailing business

The Reverse Test Spot

The power in the after shots is created in the before shots

The Cruel Test Spot - This or that? - Reverse Bait & Switch

Getting Insurance for a Detailing Business - Thread Archive

Your Signature - Don't leave one...




Check out our forum on earning money by detailing cars...

How to make money detailing cars

Do you want to have a career in the car industry?




Success Stories


Two Part Success StoryWolfgang Twins

Lessons I learned from a Black 2009 BMW 550i

How To Remove Horrible Rotary Buffer Swirl Marks out of a 350Z using the Wolfgang Twins

Getting my Griot's DA Polisher today and need some direction?

Proof You Can Do It! - Joe The Detailer - Black Porsche Turned into Black Pearl!

55 Ferraris , 12 Porsches , 2 Bentleys + .. in 8 months!

Im 15 and i have a detailing business!

Proof the Average Guy can get Professional Results their first time Machine Polishing





Tips, Techniques and How-to Articles for Interacting on Discussion Forums

NEW - How to navigate to other pages in a thread



NEW - How To Subscribe to a Thread


Roll Call - What's your real first name?

How To Register with the Autogeek Discussion Forum

How to start a new thread & How to reply to an existing thread

Using a member's Posting History to find an answer

A tip to help yourself get great answers when you start a thread

How to write a good title for your thread

What to do when you see a problem on the forum

How to share an article using a blue clickable link

How to expand the message box

How to tell if you're logged into the forum?

Post your intro thread here but post topical question in the related forum group

How to use the "Editor Mode" to break a single quoted message up into smaller quoted sections

Please post your questions to our discussion forum - Don't send them to me in a PM or E-mail...

20 Minute Time Limit for Editing Messages



Photography and Working with Pictures on the Internet

New - How to use Image Tags to insert a photo


New - Photography 101 - The low down front grill shot


How to create dedicated albums in your photo gallery...

If you're going to be a "Forum Person" on ANY forum, help yourself by learning how to work with picture on the Internet

How to resize your photos before uploading to a photo gallery - Using Easy Thumbnails

Handiest little picture viewer tool I've been using for years now...

How to upload a photo into your Autogeek Photo Gallery

How to insert an image from your photo gallery into your message

How-To capture swirls, scratches, etchings and other surface defects with your camera

How-to work with pictures on discussion forums

How to crop out the fluff and resize your pictures! - Using FREE online software!

Photobucket and Missing Pictures






Detailing Class Information Articles

8 hour Saturday class condensed into about 20 minutes

Pictures & Comments from September 18th, 2010 Saturday Detailing 101

Pictures & Comments from September 19th Detailing 102 Class

Show Car Garage Studio Transformed into Show Car Garage Classroom!

Before and After - What you learn to do in our Detailing 101 Class

Before and After - What you learn to do in our Detailing 102 Class

Pictures and Comments from April 24th Damp Sanding and Machine Polishing Class

Detailing Class - Frequently Asked Questions

Autogeek Detailing Classes - Wet-Sanding by Hand & Machine - Using the Rotary Buffer and DA Polishers

Hotels, Airports and Attractions near Autogeek's Garage!

Guest Speaker -Model A Club





Detail Projects Pictures, Videos & Live Broadcasts

NEW - Video and Pictures - 1967 AC Cobra and 1949 Packard Show Car Makeovers!


NEW - Live Broadcast Video - 1965 Plymouth Valiant - Extreme Makeover



NEW - Live Video Broadcast - 1947 Chevy & 1986 Porsche 928 - Extreme Makeovers



Sniper by Troy Trepanier - Removing Swirls for a show car finish


NEW - Diamond Plate Aluminum from Dullsville to Mirror Shine on a 1947 Chevy Pickup

1956 Pontiac Star Chief Convertible

Good upper body workout - Buffing out Bruno's RV

1972 Challenger - Foam Pads - Meguiar's Microfiber Compound & Polish/Wax - Single Stage Black Paint

Before and After Shots - Meguiar’s DA Microfiber Polishing System

1960 Ford Ranchero - Extreme Makeover - M105/M205 Tag Team

1986 Buick Regal T-Type Turbo - Upcoming Project Car

Dodge Neon Extreme Makeover with Dodo Juice

KISS Detail - Extreme Makeover - Toyota Highlander

Pictures + Video of 1932 Ford Highboy Extreme Makeover

Old School Aluminum Slotted Mag Wheels - Extreme Makeover

1994 Porsche Detailed for "Operation Comfort" Modeled by Brittany from Stuart, Florida

Dodge Magnum - Swirl Removal - Mothers Extreme Makeover

Behemoth II - 1973 Lincoln Continental

Behold Behemoth! - Cleaned & Sealed with DP Poli-Coat

1975 Vinyl Seats - Extreme Makeover

Grocery Cart Scratch Removal using Pinnacle Advanced Swirl Remover and Porter Cable 7424XP

1967 Starline Deville - Extreme Makeover

1957 Chevrolet Belair Extreme Makeover - Flex 3401 & Wolfgang Smackdown!

Operation Comfort - Lonesome Dove Ranch Trip

School of Horrendous!

1966 Corvette Stingray - Machine Polish & Machine Wax



Fun Stuff

Habanero Hot Sauce Heaven - From Belize!

Master Glaze - An AIO from the old days...

You ever see a Square Steering Wheel?

1931 Ford Sedan - Restoration Project for Dad

New addition to the wall in my office...

One Week on the Road with Max for Operation Comfort

Pictures from Operation Comfort - Autogeek in San Antonio, Texas

GTG in San Antonio, Texas Thursday, October 14th at the Concours Auto Salon

Maiden Voyage - 1967 Starline Deville in Stuart, Florida

Stuart Grill and Ale House Car Show

This is called Stretching

Virtual Car Show - South East Rods & Customs in Jupiter, Florida!

Video: Please help me to welcome Brittany, our Show Car Garage Model, to AutogeekOnline!

The Caddy King's Hidden Collection of 1959 Cadillacs!

1966 Milk Truck

Harvey Meets Behemoth

Big Bad Chevy - Emphasis on the words Big and Bad...

Pictures from Barrett-Jackson 2010 - Mothers Virtual Power Tour

Some Vintage Meguiar's Products from my Collection (Lots of pictures)

Wild Paint Job - Swirl Removal - Cover of Trukin Magazine

Video - Jay Leno's Piss'd Off Pete by the Blastolene Brothers!

Antique Craftsman Rotary Buffer

Antique Sioux Rotary Buffer

1967 Starline Deville - Extreme Makeover

Posting Stats, Articles & Videos

It's been one year now...

And now for something completely different...

My Dad's 1965 Ford Thunderbird Convertible

NEW - Vintage Liquid Glass Pictures

NEW - Antique Computer Software (Seriously)

NEW - I didn't always detail cars...


NEW - 3 "Best of Class" wins for Autogeek Forum Members at Super Chevy!

NEW - Antique Turtle Wax with Brillium


NEW - Mad Scientists in the Autogeek Laboratory!


Scrape, Terry Cook, Chip Foose, Christoper Titus and the Titanic




Not my articles but valuable information

How to Remove Hair line scratches on Wood Trim?

Taking care of a new paint job - Fresh Black Paint

What not to do when detailing a car!




Articles Published on AutoTraderClassic.com

Polishing Old School Aluminum Slotted Mag Wheels

Restoring Single Stage Paint




Product Reviews

NEW - NEW Optimum Microfiber Polishing Pads - Used with DA Polishers

NEW - All about Pinnacle Souveran Paste Wax

NEW - Optimum G-P-S - First impressions...

NEW - Metal Polishing - The finishing touch

NEW - Grit Guard Pad Washer Cart

NEW Optimum Microfiber Polishing Pads - Used with DA Polishers

New! Cyclo Model 5 Pro Series - Variable Speed

The New FLEX PE14-2-150 Rotary Buffer

Autogeek Foam Cannon Fittings

Sonax Cut & Finish and Sonax Perfect Finish at Autogeek.net

New: 1-Pad Polishing System from Lake Country

Leather Master Car Interior Protection Cream Wipe

Masters Leather Soft Cleaner and Leather Vital

Leather Master Interior Service Kit

How-To: Diamondite Bug Eraser™ Waterless Bug Remover

Surbuf MicroFinger Buffing Pads now at Autogeek!

How To - Paint Contamination Removal System

Interior Cleaning and Protecting with Detailer's Pride Professional Products

Two "Must Have" Car Washing Tools - The Brass Shut-off Valve & Brass Quick Connector

Wolfgang Spot Remover - Review and How-to

Wolfgang Deep Gloss Paint Sealant - Review and How-to

Wolfgang Auto Bathe - Review and How-to

Video - Glass Polishing Results - Mercedes-Benz

Wolfgang Black Diamond Tire Gel - Review and How-to

Brinkmann Maxfire Dual Xenon Rechargeable Spotlight - Review and How-To

Wolfgang Elastic Poly Clay Bar - Review and How-to

RaggTopp Fabric Protectant Review - Waterproofing & Waterbeading and and Good Looks Too!

Wolfgang Tire & Wheel Cleaner - Review and How-to

Wolfgang Paintwork Polish Enhancer - Review and How-to

How To Build Your Own Emergency Car Care Kit

Pro Blend Bottle Proportioners - Accurately Measure Concentrates

Step-by-Step How-To Article using Pinnacle Products with the new PC 7424XP




Live Broadcasts
Watch it now! - DetailFest Saturday and Sunday Classes - Live Broadcast!
6 Videos - Approximately 1 hour long each!



Good Catch-All Forum to Post Questions instead of sending them to me in a Private Message...

Detailing 101



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Actually, I needed this list for two reasons,

1) I have articles spread out all the AG forum and sometimes it's too time consuming to remember where that at to snag the clickable link to insert into a thread as part of an answer to a question; so by having a list I'm hoping to be able to find them faster.

2) Over the years I often times have people, both on the forums and in the real world tell me they read my articles and recently when someone said that to me I asked them if they had seen a fairly new article on whatever topic we were discussing and he said "no" and that's when I thought I should assemble them in one list.

That's all, easy for me to find, easy for anyone else that's insterested...


I don't know how many articles I have on MOL but once in a while I try to re-write them so can post them over here without plagiarizing myself.


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Old 02-23-2010, 05:12 PM   #4
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Very nice way to organize your articles and very helpful!
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Old 02-23-2010, 05:27 PM   #5
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Yeah... all I have to do is remember to update it each time I post a new article...

Like this one...


Using a 4" Spot Repair Kit to Remove Paint Defects


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Old 02-23-2010, 06:17 PM   #6
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I think the above says it all! I'm always trying to search for your articles so I can send my friends the link to read but the searching can be so time consuming (gotta make them Autogeeks too )

I'm gonna bookmark this thread now!
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Great idea Mike! Thank you!
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That's why I took the time to consolidate all the info in the ONR: The Definitive Thread, Mike. I just wanted to have it handy and help others find the info.
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This is great, only thing left is to sticky it!
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Excellent!!!
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