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    From Puerto Rico to Stuart, Florida for our 3-day detailing class!

    From Puerto Rico to Stuart, Florida for our 3-day detailing class!


    William Catala will be flying here all the way from Puerto Rico to join us for our September class!

    Looks like it's about 1,150 miles from Puerto Rico to Stuart, Florida!






    William or Willy also attended our September 2014 Class.


    Pictures & Comments: Sept 2014 Detail Boot Camp Class



    Quote Originally Posted by wcatala View Post
    Hi guy's I'm just new to the forum; I just took Mike's bootcamp and for me was a mind blowing experience; working with those cars especially the Dodge Lancer what a unique car.

    I flew with my wife all the way from Puerto Rico and l wanted to thanks Mike Phillips and his crew (Nick and Jesse) for the training and sharing their experience with us, I feel that my confidence level went from a 3 to a 7.

    I am thankful for getting the opportunity to know Bob from Autogeek, Bob and Chris from Flex North America thanks for the meet and greet and all the classmates; I had a wonderful time and hope to see you all soon.

    William Catala



    And here's some of the cars that class worked on....



    We restored a perfect, show car finish to the award winning 1956 Dodge Lancer




    We removed the most atrocious swirls and scratches from the 1965 Plymouth Belvedere II



    We restored the original antique single stage paint on the 1967 Continental



    We learned how to machine wet sand and use rotary buffers using this 1939 LaSalle





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    Re: From Puerto Rico to Stuart, Florida for our 3-day detailing class!

    Here's some of the cars we'll be working on for this class....


    Training Cars for the September 2015 3-Day Boot Camp Class


    Our 3-day detailing classes cover a LOT of different tools, products and techniques and for each tool set we use multiple cars where the condition of the car is matched to the tools and techniques being taught.

    We use a collection of new cars as well as cool cars for the best hands-on learning experience available in the industry.


    Here's the cars I have lined up for the September class.



    1971 Chevelle 454
    Numbers matching car with factory air conditioning.

    Topics: This car will be used to learn the art of machine polishing paint using either the RUPES, Flex 3401 or BOSS polishers.




    Don't be fooled - I don't bring cars in that are already in great condtion
    I know the paint looks shiny as though iti's in great condition according to the picture above but here's what it really looks like.









    1949 Cadillac
    This is an incredible restored Cadillac but in the sun you can see the entire car is filled with swirls and scratches and needs to be clayed.

    Topics: Rinseless wash, Nanoskin towels, machine polishing to remove swirls.





    1950 Ford Convertible
    This is a very high dollar custom streetrod but time and normal wear-n-tear has taken it's toll on the paint and she's due for a show car detail plus have the interior cleaned and the top cleaned and waterproofed.

    Topic: Waterless wash, detailing clay, machine polishing to remove swirls, convertible top cleaning and steam cleaning.






    2007 Dodge SRT Superbee
    The paint on this Superbee is in dire need of chemical decontamination, mechanical decontamination and paint correction.

    Topics: Iron X, Nanoskin Washmitts, Machine polishing to remove swirls and scratches.




    2004 Corvette Commerative Edition
    This is a really nice, low mileage Corvette except that it has water spots throughouth the finish.

    Topics: Cosmetic engine detailing, interior steam cleaning, machine polishing to remove water spots out of the hard clearcoat finish.






    2002 Chevy Avalanche
    This Chevy Avalanche was schedule for our last class but the owner had to cancel at the last moment due to a schedule conflict. I have rescheduled this Avalanche for our next class.

    Topics: Production detailing, interior detailing, plastic trim restoration and full engine detailing.







    2008 Saturn Astra

    Here's one of the cars the students in the September 2015 3-day detailing boot camp class will be working on.

    The focus on this car will be how to do,
    • Headlight restoration.

    • Cosmetic Engine Detailing.

    • Production Detailing for the exterior.

    • Hot Water Extractors for interior detailing.

    • Tornador Air Tools for interior detailing.

    • Aggressive Wash Method using Iron X and Nanoskin Mitts.






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