View Full Version : Marine 31 Boat Detailing Class - - February 4th, 2017 - The most HANDS-ON Class available in the U.S.A.

Nick McKees37
05-11-2015, 11:09 AM
Marine 31 Boat Detailing Class - Saturday February 4th, 2017 (http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/marine-31-boat-detailing-classes/104252-marine-31-boat-detailing-class-february-4th-2017-most-hands-class-available-u-s.html)

We teach this class just once a year. This class alwasy fills up and we have to turn away people.

If you missed last year's class or the year before then clear your schedule NOW and make your travel plans to attend this class.

1-day - HANDS ON Training Class: $450.00

Click here to register online (http://www.autogeek.net/mike-phillips-boat-class.html)

Or Call Andre at

1-800-869-3011 x244

If you want to learn how to detail your own boat or if you plan to detail for money, this class is a must!

Learn the ins and outs of boat detailing from world-renowned detailing expert Mike Phillips! The Marine 31 Boat Detailing Class covers all the major aspects of boat care and detailing including

Personal safety
Proper washing techniques and the order of steps
Machine scrubbing molded in non-skid
Machine polishing Eisenglass to remove scratches, yellowing and oxidation
The four categories of boat condition and how to address each category
#1 New and like new
#2 Light oxidation
#3 Medium oxidation
#4 Heavy or severe oxidation
How and when to use a one-step cleaner/wax
How to use the Porter Cable for new and like new boats
How to use the Flex 3401 for light oxidation
How to use a rotary buffer to remove medium oxidation
How to hand sand and machine sand to remove severe oxidation, staining and deep water spots
Wet sanding to remove scuff marks and scratches from gel coat
Wet sanding to remove "ghosting" left after removing lettering and graphics
Canvas cleaning and protecting
Mildew removal & mildew prevention
Metal polishing and protection

And much, much more!

The Marine 31 Boat Detailing Class will give you the experience and knowledge to detail boats like a professional!

Boat detailing – where do I start?
Surely you’ve asked yourself that question, or else you wouldn’t be researching and reading about the best boat detailing classes in the first place. We have an answer for that question, and it’s the Marine 31 Boat Detailing Class.

Tools? You like tools?
Our one-day boat detailing class provides an in-depth look at boat detailing inside and out. You'll get thorough instructions on how to properly machine sand a boat, remove sanding marks and oxidation with a high speed rotary polisher, machine-apply a wax using a dual action polisher, and more!

We'll go over how to use the Flex 3401 (http://www.marine31.com/best-boat-buffer.html) for production boat detailing.

You'll get to use the RUPES BigFoot 21 (http://www.marine31.com/rupes-lhr-21es-big-foot-polisher.html) for creating a show car finish on black gel-coat boats.

We'll go over machine sanding using the Flex 3401 (http://www.marine31.com/best-boat-buffer.html) (that's right we're going to machine sand with the Flex 3401) and the Porter Cable 7424XP Polisher (http://www.marine31.com/poca74hdpl.html).

For sanding you'll learn how to use the Mirka Abralon Sanding Discs (http://www.marine31online.com/gallery/data/531/Marine_31_Boat_Detailing_Class_062.jpg) by machine and by hand. You'll also learn why it's smarter to machine sand heavily oxidized gel-coat boats versus compound with a rotary buffer.

Limited Class Size
The class size will be limited to give everyone an opportunity to ask questions and practice the techniques. The class will be held in the fully equipped Autogeek Show Car Garage located at our headquarters in Stuart, Florida.

These are intense hands-on classes!






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.







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When: February 4th, 2017
Time: 7:30am 5:00pm Eastern Time


Autogeek's Show Car Garage
7744 SW Jack James Drive
Stuart, FL 34997
Mapquest Driving Directions (http://tinyurl.com/l5d6vf)

What to bring: Bring a pen and paper to take notes if you like. All chemicals and tools will be provided.

Dress: Dress is casual, remember you're going to be washing a boat as well as detailing the boat inside and outside. Please DO NOT wear Flip Flops or dress shoes of any kind. Wear work clothes like jeans, t-shirt and tennis shoes, the kind of clothes that you would wear when washing and detailing a boat.

We cannot emphasis enough that these are very HANDS-ON classes so get a good night's sleep the night before the class and be ready to learn and have fun!

Note: This will be the only boat detailing class for 2017.
The timing of this is right after the Stuart Boat Show and well before the boat season starts. This gives you time to take the class and then get your boat ready for summer. If you detail boats for money then attend this class and position yourself to dominate your market.

Our last boat detailing class filled up fast so mark your calendars and plan your schedules accordingly.

Click HERE for more information and to sign up (http://www.autogeek.net/mike-phillips-boat-class.html)


Nick McKees37
05-11-2015, 11:09 AM
Here's a few pictures from our last class....

Comfortable air conditioned classroom and training garage....

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Learn how to turn your polisher into a machine scrubber...


You never know who might stop by! John Greviskis from Ship Shape TV!

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Hand sanding tools and techniques

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Machine sanding tools and techniques...
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Learn how to properly use powerful tools of the trade like the rotary buffer and the Flex 3401

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Learn how to prep a gel-coat surface for a gel-coat coating instead of waxes and selaants....

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How to seal vinyl surfaces with a coating...

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How to seal and protect non-skid surfaces

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This boat is ready to go fishing!


Click HERE for more information and to sign up (http://www.marine31.com/marine-31-boat-detailing-class.html)


Mike Phillips
10-06-2015, 09:05 AM

Boat Owners
If you're a do-it-yourselfer and no one touches your boat besides you then you need this class. Why? Because you'll learn exactly what to do and the order to do it so no wasted time, wasted steps or wasted money.

Most boat owners I meet fall into one of two categories.

Category 1
Boat owner hires a boat detailer and regrets it. Severe buyers remorse describes most people that hire someone else to detail their boat. Usually because of such shoddy work and horrible results. The most common comment I hear from boat owners after going through a bad experience with a boat detailer goes like this,

I could have done a better job myself

Fact is, after you take my class not only will you do a better job, if you do decide to hire a boat detailer you'll be able to judge and determine who knows what they are doing and who is simply another hack boat detailer. Either way, when you take this class you win. This class will be the best $450.00 you ever spent when it comes to owning your boat.

Category 2
Boat owner tries to detail their boat themselves. Nothing wrong with this in fact I'm a do-it-yourselfer. The thing is if you don't now what you're doing - then in a nut shell... you're spinning your wheels. If you don't know what tool to use, what pad to use, which compounds and polishes work and by work I mean do the job right the first time, then you're in for hours and hours of punishment with nothing but mediocre results.

Detailing a boat is really one of those projects where a little knowledge goes a long way. Plus the knowledge and skill you'll learn in this class will last you a lifetime. If you're a boat owner this class will be the least expensive investment with the highest returns in boat owning pleasure you'll ever make.

Boat Detailers
If you plan to detail boats for profit, then this class is a MUST. Here's the deal. Most boat detailers are still using antiquated products, tools and procedures. The results are every boat they detail is filled with HOLOGRAMS.

Not only is this a disservice to the boat owner but it ACCELERATES future oxidation by leaving the surface of the gel-coat more open due to increasing the total surface area of the hull PLUS leaving the surface scoured with millions of scratches.

At our boat detailing class I'll teach you the proper way to machine compound, polish and wax boat plus how to educate your customer as to why to choose you over the cheap guys.

Plus, you'll also learn how to turn down boat owners that won't pay for quality and go after smart boat owners that appreciate and will pay a fair price to have the job done right. Then you'll learn how to go after this segment of the boat owner market and build a profitable customer base instead of chasing after price shoppers that in the long run are always a waste of time. Let the hack boat detailers have the price shoppers.

Click here to register for this class before it fill up! (http://www.marine31.com/marine-31-boat-detailing-class.html)


Mike Phillips
02-01-2017, 06:59 PM

We only offer this class once a year and that date for 2017 is Saturday, February 4th.

The class if full but if you forgot and don't want to wait until next year to take the class then give Andre a call and see if he can get you in.

The boat for this class arrives tomorrow and after it gets here I'll share some more before pictures.


04-05-2017, 09:58 AM
Any plans on a April Class ? Boaters here in Michigan are just starting to get boats detailed. I have quite a few of Marine 31 products and would welcome a day with you.

Mike Phillips
04-05-2017, 10:07 AM
Any plans on a April Class ? Boaters here in Michigan are just starting to get boats detailed.

I have quite a few of Marine 31 products and would welcome a day with you.

At this time we only teach this class once a year and that's in February.

The most common question I get about the marine class is after it's over and the question goes like this,

When is the next class?

The feedback we receive from the studetns of this class is they wish the class was longer to have more time to cover more topics. So the next class will be two days. The second day will be optional.

The dates for the next class are,

Saturday, February 3rd and Sunday, February 4th

Stay tuned for an announcement thread for this class.

Also for what it's worth. I personally invest a lot of time to get PERFECT boats for these classes. That is, boats that are in HORRIBLE condition. It is this type of boat that makes the BEST learning experience. This also means a dark colored boat not a white boat. It's easy to get a white boat or light colored boat. There are millions of them here in Florida. It's challenging to get a large, dark colored gel-coat boat in horrible condition that the owner will trust to often someone they don't know, (me), to machine wetsand, cut and buff and the coat.

So there's more to holding a professional grade class then just throwing it together...