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    Boat Detailing Training - Before & After Pictures - The MOST DOCUMENTED HANDS-ON Boat Detailing Classes - Autogeek - Stuart, Florida

    Boat Detailing Training - Before & After Pictures - The MOST DOCUMENTED HANDS-ON Boat Detailing Classes - Autogeek - Stuart, Florida




    The MOST Photo-Documented Boat Detailing Classes on Planet Earth!

    What separates our boat detailing classes from all the rest is we DOCUMENT them to show real people working on real boats. In fact, you won't see any pictures of people sitting in chairs looking at a power point slide on the wall.

    What you will see are boats in HORRIBLE condition and people on their feet training on them. This is real-world, on-your-feet, hands-on training. After taking one of our boat detailing classes you will know exactly what to do from start to finish.

    When you arrive to a customer's boat or when a customer brings you their boat, OR if you just want to detail your own boat, there won't be any guessing as to what to do or the order to do if you take our boat detailing training class.

    I guarantee it - Mike Phillips - Instructor for Marine 31 and Autogeek



    Our Class History

    In order, here are our boat detailing classes fully documented. Before signing up for, paying for or taking ANY other boat detailing class, TRY to find this volume of documentation.

    Below are a few pictures showing the before and after condition. Included are the LINKS to the full write-ups where you can see ALL the pictures.


    Enjoy!

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    From June, 2013

    Pictures: 2000 Baja 232 Boss High Performance - Boat Detailing Class - June, 2013

    Here's how she looked before... dull, chalky, lifeless... zero shine...










    AFTER


    Check out the gloss and shine now!

















    From July of 2013

    Pictures: 16' Key Largo Center Console - Detailing Class - July, 2013


    BEFORE

    Here's where we started... a 2007 16' Key Largo Center Console Boat that has not been polished or waxed for years...

    Dull, oxidized gel-coat, no shine, no reflection, rough to the touch...




    Oxidation over all the console and stained, oxidized chrome surfaces...






    AFTER


    This boat had zero gloss and shine when it arrived and the hull felt rough to the touch. Now it's a dramatically brighter white, with excellent shine, gloss and even reflection....





    Before there was zero reflections - now you can see the red and black tile floor reflecting in the side of the hull.




    Now the console is bright, shiny and glossy again...







    Nice work guys, all the chrome, aluminum and stainless steel turned out great!







    And here's the wrecking crew...

    From left to right...
    Marcus, Nick, Steve, John, Bryan, Chris, Steve, Richard and Robert...









    From August, 2013

    Pictures: 24' Pro-Line Center Console - Detailing Class - 2013


    BEFORE


    Most people would look at this boat and think the black gel-coat is in pretty good shape?





    Here's what it really looks like, you just need some light...








    AFTER









    And this included installing new graphics










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    Re: Before & After Picture from our Boat Detailing Classes

    Continued....


    From May of 2014

    Pictures: How to wetsand a gel-coat boat - Boat Detailing Class - May, 2014


    BEFORE

    Here's the "before" pictures to document the condition of the boat before we started this project.








    Holograms in gel-coat

    The below picture is a full size section cropped out of the above resized picture. The lines you see running back and forth across where the flash from my camera is lighting up the side of the hull are holograms from a rotary buffer.








    Water Spot Stains & Oxidation

    Not only is the entire hull filled with holograms from the misuse of a rotary buffer, (the normal practice by most boat detailers), the gel-coat is also oxidized and covered with water spot stains.







    Removing scratches out of Eisenglas






    AFTER

    Here are the final results from a LOT of hard work and teamwork...


















    This is the flash off my camera, if you look closely you can see my outline in the hull... (barely)


















    SEE ALL THE PICTURES FROM THIS INCREDIBLE RESTORATION HERE

    Pictures: How to wetsand a gel-coat boat - Boat Detailing Class - May, 2014


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    Re: Before & After Picture from our Boat Detailing Classes

    Continued....




    From September of 2014
    Pictures: 1960 Glastron Wetsanding Class - September, 2014 Ship Shape TV


    This project was featured on Ship Shape TV with John Greviskis





    John Greviskis host of Ship Shape TV





    First, here's some pictures that show the excessive orange peel or surface texture in the gel-coat after it was sprayed as a part of restoring this classic Glastron.





    Not there is zero gloss or shine in the gel-coat finish...








    Frame-up shot

    I'm take a far show of the corner so you can see what I'm photographing...






    Close-up of the above shot...






    Extreme close-up of the above shot --> Notice the rough texture? This will all have to be sanded FLAT.







    Here's the hull before we started....







    This too will have to be sanded till the surface is flat....







    Here's the finished results....

    I took these shots the next morning, both the top cap and the hull had been sanded, compounded, polished and waxed....
















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    Re: Before & After Picture from our Boat Detailing Classes

    Before & After Picture from our Boat Detailing Classes




    2015

    Marine 31 Boat Detailing Class Pictures - April 18th, 2015


    BEFORE









    AFTER








    FULL CLASS









    2016

    Pictures and comments: Marine 31 Boat Detailing Class - February 6th, 2016

    BEFORE






    Ghosting
    Graphics were removed by the owner, which left ghosting behind....




    The Test spot includes,

    1. Waterless wash
    2. Machine sand
    3. Machine compound
    4. Machine polish
    5. Chemically strip
    6. Install Marine 31 Captain's UV50 Ceramic Coating







    AFTER

















    FULL CLASS












    2017

    Pictures: 2017 Marine 31 Boat Detailing Class - 25' Bluewater Center Console - Wetsand, Cut & Buff



    BEFORE

    25' Bluewater Center Console





    Before





    Test Spot Process


    1. Machine sand
    2. Wool pad - Rotary buffer - Captain's Compound
    3. Machine polish - FLEX 3401 - RUPES Blue Coarse Foam Pad - Captain's Compound
    4. Chemically strip
    5. Installed Marine 31 Captain's UV50 Ceramic Coating








    AFTER

    Here's the final results....















    And here's the class from 2017 that made the magic happen!








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    Re: Before & After Picture from our Boat Detailing Classes

    Continued....


    2018


    Pictures: 2018 Boat Detailing Class at Autogeek with Mike Phillips



    Boat #1


    BEFORE








    Here's the results from my Test Spot and the process I used to get these results the class will duplicate to the rest of the boat when class starts.






    AFTER

    Here's the final results....













    Boat #2


    BEFORE





    Here's what she looks like after I light up the side....







    Here's the results from my Test Spot












    AFTER

    And here's the final results....












    Two boats, both inside and outside. See all the pictures here,

    Pictures: 2018 Boat Detailing Class at Autogeek with Mike Phillips



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    Re: Before & After Picture from our Boat Detailing Classes

    2019

    Pictures & Comments 2019 Boat Detailing Class at Autogeek with Mike Phillips



    Boat #1


    24 Edgewater Center Console


    BEFORE








    Results from my Test Spot

    This is sanded, compounded, polished, stripped and a ceramic coating installed.






    AFTER

    Final results after the class worked their magic. They repeated the process used for the Test Spot to the entire boat including installing a gel-coat ceramic coating.











    Boat #2

    26' Sea Ray Center Console

    BEFORE







    Results from my Test Spot






    AFTER









    FULL CLASS





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    Re: Before & After Picture from our Boat Detailing Classes



    Still looking for 2 boats like you see in the pictures above for the upcoming 2-day boat detailing class on February 8th and 9th

    Marine 31 Boat Detailing Class - February 8th & 9th


    Get signed-up before this class sells out!


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    Re: Before & After Picture from our Boat Detailing Classes

    2020



    Your boat could be here!



    Contact mike.phillips@Autogeek.net





    I'm still looking for one boat for the 2020 class.



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    Re: Before & After Picture from our Boat Detailing Classes



    I have confirmed this boat for the 2020 Boat Detailing Class.


    1 of 2 Training Boats for the 2020 Boat Detailing Class


    This is a 2012 - 21' Sea Hunt Center Console with severe oxidation.





    Here you can see the sides of the hull have severe oxidation and scarring.









    Still looking for a dark colored gel-coat Center Console Boat - about 21' to 26'

    Boat must be trailered to Autogeek the first week of February.

    If you have a boat that fits the style you see above, shoot me an e-mail.

    mike.phillips@Autogeek.net


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    Re: Before & After Picture from our Boat Detailing Classes




    The ONLY photo-documented boat detailing classes on Planet Earth shown our classes are truly hands-on classes.

    If you learn better by sitting in a chair, you'll need to find a different boat class.


    The next boat detailing class is coming up in February. It's Saturday the 8th and Sunday the 9th.

    The class starts at 7:30am SHARP and you will be on your feet, standing next to a neglected boat working with your hands.


    First boat confirmed for this class is here,

    1 of 2 Training Boats for the 2020 Boat Detailing Class


    This is a 2012 - 21' Sea Hunt Center Console with severe oxidation.





    Here you can see the sides of the hull have severe oxidation and scarring.









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