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Forum: 2009 to 2017 - How to articles by Mike Phillips

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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Mike Phillips VIF or Vehicle Inspection Form

    Started by Mike Phillips, 03-20-2013 09:11 AM
    311 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 311
    • Replies: 3,108
    • Views: 355,495
    04-20-2018, 12:34 PM Go to last post
  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Wayne Carini 1954 Hudson Hornet Original Paint Restored by Mike Phillips

    Started by Mike Phillips, 04-23-2013 12:42 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 39
    • Views: 28,958
    04-19-2018, 09:13 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 267
    • Views: 495,355
    04-19-2018, 09:03 AM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Meguiar's #7 Show Car Glaze - Goodbye to an old friend - hello to a new friend!

    Started by Mike Phillips, 04-22-2016 11:45 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 30
    • Views: 13,691
    12-26-2017, 08:45 AM Go to last post
  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Editor view of BB code behind multiple pictures

    Started by Mike Phillips, 11-20-2012 04:00 PM
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 4,383
    12-22-2017, 10:20 AM Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: How to Mix IPA for Inspecting Correction Results

    Started by Mike Phillips, 12-17-2010 12:22 PM
    10 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 10
    • Replies: 93
    • Views: 118,604
    12-05-2017, 03:40 PM Go to last post
  6. Poll Sticky Thread Sticky: Poll: POLL - What's the number one most important factor when it comes to polishing paint?

    Started by Mike Phillips, 02-20-2016 08:39 AM
    18 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 18
    • Replies: 178
    • Views: 19,190
    09-03-2017, 05:03 PM Go to last post
  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: The Aggressive Approach to Washing a Car

    Started by Mike Phillips, 10-24-2014 10:20 AM
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 7
    • Replies: 63
    • Views: 34,935
    07-31-2017, 10:59 PM Go to last post
  8. Sticky Thread Sticky: 4 Steps to restore single paint paint - 1972 Mercedes-Benz 280 SE

    Started by Mike Phillips, 06-27-2013 12:42 PM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 5
    • Replies: 43
    • Views: 26,330
    07-29-2017, 12:25 PM Go to last post
  9. Sticky Thread Sticky: How to clean your foam pad on the fly

    Started by Mike Phillips, 08-22-2009 01:16 PM
    11 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 11
    • Replies: 103
    • Views: 121,838
    07-20-2017, 02:11 PM Go to last post
  10. Sticky Thread Sticky: How to upload a photo into your Autogeek Photo Gallery

    Started by Mike Phillips, 10-19-2009 06:46 PM
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 6
    • Replies: 51
    • Views: 17,465
    07-19-2017, 07:56 AM Go to last post
  11. Sticky Thread Sticky: How to use the Dr. ColorChip Paint Chip Repair Systems

    Started by Mike Phillips, 08-04-2014 03:12 PM
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 6
    • Replies: 55
    • Views: 42,658
    07-18-2017, 07:16 PM Go to last post
  12. Sticky Thread Sticky: Share your best business card design tip?

    Started by Mike Phillips, 07-18-2012 09:10 AM
    20 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 20
    • Replies: 197
    • Views: 87,197
    07-01-2017, 09:14 AM Go to last post
  13. Sticky Thread Sticky: A few tips on starting a part-time detailing business

    Started by Mike Phillips, 08-12-2010 10:56 AM
    12 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 12
    • Replies: 113
    • Views: 130,270
    06-13-2017, 02:04 PM Go to last post
  14. Sticky Thread Sticky: The Difference Between a Cleaner/Wax and a Finishing Wax

    Started by Mike Phillips, 02-03-2010 01:26 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 36
    • Views: 209,233
    05-31-2017, 07:09 AM Go to last post
  15. Sticky Thread Sticky: Tips for choosing a name for your detailing business

    Started by Mike Phillips, 12-11-2009 05:04 PM
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 7
    • Replies: 62
    • Views: 66,985
    05-29-2017, 11:44 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,864
    05-18-2017, 02:00 PM Go to last post
  16. Sticky Thread Sticky: The #7 Rub Down Technique by Mike Phillips

    Started by Mike Phillips, 04-19-2016 03:28 PM
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 6
    • Replies: 53
    • Views: 10,137
    05-18-2017, 01:07 PM Go to last post
  17. Sticky Thread Sticky: Clearcoats are thin by Mike Phillips

    Started by Mike Phillips, 12-08-2014 02:31 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 4,257
    05-02-2017, 07:13 AM Go to last post
  18. Sticky Thread Sticky: Dampsanding with 3" Griot's Garage Mini Polisher

    Started by Mike Phillips, 07-14-2011 07:59 PM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 5
    • Replies: 44
    • Views: 12,994
    05-01-2017, 05:46 AM Go to last post
  19. Sticky Thread Sticky: How To Detail Your Brand New Car by Mike Phillips

    Started by Mike Phillips, 08-22-2012 11:32 AM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 5
    • Replies: 46
    • Views: 73,171
    04-27-2017, 08:07 PM Go to last post
  20. Sticky Thread Sticky: Video: How to clean your pad on the fly

    Started by Mike Phillips, 08-01-2012 09:45 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 12,309
    04-24-2017, 08:58 AM Go to last post
  21. Sticky Thread Sticky: How To Do a Test Spot

    Started by Mike Phillips, 05-14-2012 12:11 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 19
    • Views: 21,656
    04-21-2017, 12:10 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 12
    • Views: 35,122
    04-17-2017, 09:25 PM Go to last post
  22. Sticky Thread Sticky: How To Use The Flex 3401

    Started by Mike Phillips, 09-21-2012 04:24 PM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 5
    • Replies: 43
    • Views: 22,706
    04-06-2017, 05:41 AM Go to last post
  23. Sticky Thread Sticky: How to insert an image from your photo gallery into your message

    Started by Mike Phillips, 10-20-2009 03:42 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 23
    • Views: 12,413
    03-28-2017, 08:37 AM Go to last post
  24. Sticky Thread Sticky: Dampsanding Tools, Tips and Techniques by Mike Phillips

    Started by Mike Phillips, 05-27-2010 04:59 PM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 5
    • Replies: 48
    • Views: 59,152
    03-21-2017, 10:43 AM Go to last post
  25. Sticky Thread Sticky: Buffing CURVED PANELS with NEW RUPES Mark II BigFoot 21 & 15 Polishers

    Started by Mike Phillips, 10-22-2015 07:01 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 30
    • Views: 11,403
    03-21-2017, 07:16 AM Go to last post
  26. Sticky Thread Sticky: The Mindset of a Professional Detailer

    Started by Mike Phillips, 09-10-2009 05:42 PM
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 7
    • Replies: 64
    • Views: 46,828
    03-03-2017, 10:16 AM Go to last post
  27. Sticky Thread Sticky: Brand Yourself, Brand your Forum Nickname and Brand your Business Name

    Started by Mike Phillips, 02-02-2010 03:56 PM
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 6
    • Replies: 59
    • Views: 41,584
    11-01-2016, 08:18 AM Go to last post
  28. Sticky Thread Sticky: Beginning Clearcoat Failure

    Started by Mike Phillips, 09-29-2010 10:07 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 24
    • Views: 22,350
    10-12-2016, 12:31 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 9,043
    05-26-2016, 04:13 PM Go to last post
  29. Sticky Thread Sticky: How To remove Paint Transfer off your car's paint

    Started by Mike Phillips, 08-25-2010 01:23 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 176,592
    05-03-2016, 07:55 AM Go to last post
  30. Sticky Thread Sticky: How to clean an engine compartment

    Started by Mike Phillips, 07-18-2013 09:41 AM
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 6
    • Replies: 53
    • Views: 54,319
    12-24-2015, 11:45 AM Go to last post
  31. Sticky Thread Sticky: How to resize your photos with Easy Thumbnails - Free software

    Started by Mike Phillips, 04-28-2011 09:20 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 9,206
    08-26-2015, 10:20 AM Go to last post
  32. Sticky Thread Sticky: Step-by-Step How-To Article using Pinnacle Products with the new PC 7424XP

    Started by Mike Phillips, 08-17-2009 03:26 PM
    7 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 7
    • Replies: 68
    • Views: 53,778
    06-10-2015, 01:36 PM Go to last post
  33. Sticky Thread Sticky: How to use a rotary buffer

    Started by Mike Phillips, 05-23-2012 03:56 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 30,429
    02-26-2015, 09:39 AM Go to last post
  34. Sticky Thread Sticky: How to divide larger body panels into smaller sections for machine buffing

    Started by Mike Phillips, 12-17-2013 03:13 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 5,887
    01-09-2015, 08:00 AM Go to last post
  35. Sticky Thread Sticky: How to MAXIMIZE your DA Polisher

    Started by Mike Phillips, 07-15-2010 01:28 PM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 5
    • Replies: 41
    • Views: 57,525
    05-29-2014, 09:51 AM Go to last post
  36. Sticky Thread Sticky: How to use Image Tags to insert a photo

    Started by Mike Phillips, 10-24-2012 10:26 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 2,631
    10-24-2012, 10:26 AM Go to last post
  37. Sticky Thread Sticky: How to create dedicated albums in your photo gallery...

    Started by Mike Phillips, 11-22-2011 02:06 PM
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 3,412
    05-31-2012, 02:45 PM Go to last post
  1. DON'T WASH CAR! by Mike Phillips

    Started by Mike Phillips, 06-28-2013 12:47 PM
    10 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 10
    • Replies: 90
    • Views: 28,241
    04-19-2018, 07:28 PM Go to last post
  2. How to photograph and capture swirls in the sun

    Started by Mike Phillips, 07-26-2013 01:58 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 15
    • Views: 3,352
    04-19-2018, 10:26 AM Go to last post
  3. It takes just as long to do it wrong...

    Started by Mike Phillips, 11-13-2012 05:15 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 27
    • Views: 5,742
    03-27-2018, 07:06 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 56
    • Views: 59,045
    03-21-2018, 11:20 AM Go to last post
  4. Old School Aluminum Slotted Mag Wheels - Extreme Makeover

    Started by Mike Phillips, 08-14-2010 05:25 PM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 36
    • Views: 64,821
    03-12-2018, 07:53 PM Go to last post
  5. All about the Defelsko Paint Thickness Gauge by Mike Phillips

    Started by Mike Phillips, 08-16-2016 03:15 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 27
    • Views: 2,734
    03-06-2018, 11:16 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 697
    02-20-2018, 10:05 AM Go to last post
  6. How to remove water spots by hand

    Started by Mike Phillips, 09-27-2010 04:42 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    • Replies: 27
    • Views: 450,784
    02-09-2018, 09:49 AM Go to last post
  7. How to safely remove a dried bird dropping

    Started by Mike Phillips, 02-02-2010 11:46 AM
    4 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 4
    • Replies: 37
    • Views: 187,969
    01-25-2018, 11:08 AM Go to last post
  8. Before & After - 1961 Plymouth Fury Barn Find

    Started by Mike Phillips, 12-22-2015 01:54 PM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 5
    • Replies: 45
    • Views: 6,352
    01-22-2018, 08:49 AM Go to last post
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 1,750
    01-19-2018, 10:16 PM Go to last post
  9. How to create a high gloss finish

    Started by Mike Phillips, 09-21-2014 12:51 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 3,933
    01-11-2018, 01:57 PM Go to last post
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 6,573
    01-09-2018, 08:18 PM Go to last post
  10. How to correctly fold and use a Microfiber Towel

    Started by Mike Phillips, 09-30-2010 02:34 PM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 ... 5
    • Replies: 49
    • Views: 37,479
    01-02-2018, 10:35 AM Go to last post
  11. Detailing 101 - How to clay paint - Tips & Techniques

    Started by Mike Phillips, 08-15-2016 04:12 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 874
    12-29-2017, 11:38 AM Go to last post

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