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Mike Phillips
08-20-2018, 02:51 PM
2 Boats in HORRIBLE condition needed for 2019 Boat Detailing Class (https://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/boat-detailing-classes-dates-and-info/120502-2-boats-horrible-condition-needed-2019-boat-detailing-class.html)

This class is a ways out but it's incredibly difficult to find just the right boats.

What does the right boat look like? Just like this only longer, this is a 21' Trophy and I could use TWO 24" Center Consoles, with DARK gel-coats that have visibly turned white with oxidation.







Dialing in my Test Spot for the Saturday/Sunday Boat Detailing Class.

This is for the 21' Trophy - probably the WORST condition boat we've ever used for a class.

This is the new SCANGRIP Colormatch light - lighting up the side of the hull



That's ugly....


Final Results




Final Results






So right NOW I'm looking for two really bad condition center console boats in the 24' to 26' range that have a medium to dark colored gel-coat finish that is badly oxidized.


Get a hold of me.... get a free boat detail...


Mike Phillips
08-20-2018, 02:53 PM
Here's the link for more information if you want to attend this class.

Every year this class sells out and last year it sold out the fastest....

2019 HANDS-ON Boat Detailing Class - February 9th and 10th (https://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/boat-detailing-classes-dates-and-info/118333-2019-hands-boat-detailing-class-february-9th-10th.html)


We teach this class just once a year. This class always 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.

2-day - HANDS ON Training Class

Saturday, February 9th - Exterior Boat Detailing - $595.00

Includes hand and machine wetsanding, rotary buffers, orbital polishers and ceramic coatings

Sunday, February 10th - Interior Boat Detailing - $495.00

Includes Cleaning and detailing Non-skid, Top cap, Vinyl, Isinglass, Electronics, Metal polishing, Acrylic and Plexiglas, Canvas Enclosures, Mold removal and mitigation

Both days - $850.00 - save 20%

Click here to sign-up online (https://www.autogeek.net/mike-phillips-boat-class.html)

Or to sign-up over the phone, 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
How to diagnose 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 to hand sand and machine sand to remove severe oxidation, staining and deep water spots
How to machine polish with orbital polishers to remove holograms after rotary buffer steps.
How to seal gel-coats using traditional waxes and sealants
How to seal gel-coats with a ceramic coatings
How and when to use a one-step cleaner/wax
Wet sanding to remove scuff marks and scratches from gel coat
Wet sanding to remove "ghosting" left after removing lettering and graphics
Outboard engine detailing
Trailer detailing - Aluminum polishing
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

Personal safety
Proper washing techniques and the order of steps
Hand and machine scrubbing molded in non-skid surfaces and sealing
Machine polishing Isinglass to remove scratches, yellowing and oxidation
Top Cap restoration - How and when to use a one-step cleaner/wax
Canvas enclosure cleaning and protecting
Mildew removal & mildew prevention
Metal polishing and protection
Electronics detailing
Acrylic and Plexiglas windscreen correction and polishing

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 at Autogeek's 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!




Carlo using the blue RUPES pad with Captain's Compound to remove holograms...


Here's Lindsey applying C1 to a foam applicator pad...


Here's Mark and Lindsey coating the side of a 28' Rinker...


Applying a ceramic coating to the 21' Trophy - REMEMBER how bad this boat started out?


From the 2018 class...




Before 28' Rinker








And here's the class of 2018

24 people trained to expertly restore the most damaged boats to look like new!


Click here to see ALL the pictures from the 2018 Boat Detailing Class and you'll see just how hands-on these classes are! (https://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/boat-detailing-classes-dates-and-info/117717-pictures-2018-boat-detailing-class-autogeek-mike-phillips.html)

When: February 9th and 10th, 2019
Time: 7:30am 5:30pm 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 2019.
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.


Mike Phillips
08-21-2018, 07:17 AM
***Daily Bump***

I know it's hard to understand how it can be so difficult to find a GREAT hands-on training boat for a boat detailing class when we live smack-dab in the middle of the Boat Capital of the World.

But as the guy that has obtained all the boats in the past and has done all the talking, e-mailing and networking it takes to make a boat magically show up a day or two before the class, I know first hand... it is difficult.

So starting today I'll be sending the link to this thread out to all my boat buddies so as they come across anyone with a boat that meets the criteria for a great hands-on boat detailing class, including,

A: Trust us with their boat.

B: The boat is a medium to dark colored gel-coat with such severe oxidation that the pigmented polyester resin has turned white.

C: Trailer their boat here for the dates of the class.

And then we'll cross our fingers, no schedule conflicts takes place at the last moment.

So to all my boat buddies that receive the link to this thread and know of a boat please contact me.

Also feel free to send the link to this thread to anyone that you know of that has a boat that fits the above 3 criteria.

mike.phillips@Autogeek.net (mike.phillips@Autogeek.net)

Thank you!

Your boat will look AMAZING after our class does and extreme makeover to it as documented via all our past classes.