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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


    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omBtip8cKxU&hd=1]Cyclo Polisher Commercial with Mike Phillips - YouTube[/video]




    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 Story

    Wolfgang 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

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    Re: Articles by Mike Phillips

    Well, I guess it's time to shutdown the forum and just make this the homepage.

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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. :D


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    Very nice way to organize your articles and very helpful!

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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...


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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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