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Mike Phillips
07-09-2019, 10:43 AM
2020 Boat Detailing Class - Dates and Info (https://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/boat-detailing-classes-dates-and-info/123776-2020-boat-detailing-class-dates-info.html)



Price: $950.00

We teach the boat class ONCE a year. It's ALWAYS in February. It ALWAYS sells out.

It is the ONLY class like it on Planet Earth.

Here's the dates

Saturday, February 8th and Sunday, February 9th

Here's the link to sign-up online before it sells out.

Click here to sign-up for the Marine 31 Boat Detailing Class - February 8th & 9th, 2020 (https://www.autogeek.net/mike-phillips-boat-class.html)

Or call Andre and sign-up over the phone.

1-800-869-3011 x244


Mike Phillips
07-09-2019, 10:52 AM
Here's class topics....

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 Boat Training Class

Sign-up 30 days before the date of the class and receive a $100.00 store credit.

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 ceramic coating 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?


Here's what you're going to learn how to do!




Before 28' Rinker








When: February 8th and 9th, 2020
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 2020.
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
07-09-2019, 10:53 AM

Click the link below to see just how HANDS-ON your class will be.

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)

There are no other classes like this on Planet Earth.


Mike Phillips
07-09-2019, 10:53 AM
Hotels, Airports and Attractions near Autogeek's Garage! (http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/sign-up-saturday-detailing-101/20505-hotels-airports-attractions-near-autogeek-s-garage.html)

If you're driving or flying in from any kind of distance and especially if you're attending both the Saturday and Sunday class, here's some helpful information.


Courtyard Stuart (http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/pbist-courtyard-stuart/)
7615 SW Lost River Road
Stuart, Florida 34997

Tell them you're with Palm Beach Motoring and that our rate code is PBME. Hotel rates fluctuate according to season and other events. We, (Autogeek), do not own the Marriott, so for accurate prices, call them to get the current room rates for the time you will be attending the class. This is true for ALL hotels.

The Courtyard Stuart has an in-house restaurant and the Cracker Barrel and McDonald's are right next door. They offer free Wireless Internet in all their rooms.

NOTE: I recommended the Courtyard Stuart because it's nice, has a restaurant/lounge and is one of two of the closest hotels to Autogeek. I did not recommend it because it was the cheapest. For lower cost hotels in the Stuart area, do a Google search or use a website like Trivago.

Also close to Autogeek and right across the street from the Courtyard Stuart,

Holiday Inn Express - Stuart Florida (http://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/stuart/suafl/hoteldetail)
7900 SW Lost River Road
Stuart, FL 34997

Wendy's and Dunkin Donuts are right next door. They offer free Wireless Internet in all their rooms.


West Palm Beach (http://www.pbia.org/) - Airport Code: PBI
Approximately 30 minutes from Autogeek.net Corporate Offices <--Closest airport to Autogeek

Orlando (http://www.orlandoairports.net) - Airport Code: MCO
Approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes from Autogeek.net Corporate Offices

Activities and fun things to do

Things to do in Stuart, Florida (http://www.discovermartin.com/)

Nearby Restaurants & Lounges (http://www.marriott.com/hotels/restaurants/pbist-courtyard-stuart)

Upcoming Events in Stuart, Florida (http://cityofstuart.us/)

Plus the fun loving crew at Autogeek!

Im the MAN Im the MAN Im the MAN Im the MAN Im the MAN

And of course we're located at,

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


Mike Phillips
07-09-2019, 10:54 AM

My personal recommendations for great places to eat while you're here in Stuart,

Italian Cuisine

La Forchetta (http://www.laforchetta.net/)

Hands=down the best Italian food you will ever eat. If the owner Dominic is there, tell him Mike Phillips sent you. This restaurant is literally right down the road from Autogeek. It's in the same parking lot as the Holiday Inn Express and across the street from the Courtyard Stuart (see hotels above)


Fresh Catch (https://www.freshcatchstuart.com/)

Again, if you love great seafood then Fresh Catch is hands-down the best seafood in town. It's only about 3 miles down Kanner highway and then a right on Indian street, go through 2 lights and take a left and you're there.

When you get there, if you're sitting at the bar, tell Boomer I sent you.


Mike Phillips
07-09-2019, 10:56 AM

The course manual for this class is How to Detail Boats wit Marine 31.

Each student receives a copy when you arrive on Saturday morning.


If you're not attending this class you can get a copy here,

Paperback book - How To Detail Boats With Marine 31 by Mike Phillips (https://www.autogeek.net/marine-31-boat-book.html)

Besides Marine 31 products you will also use products from many other well known brands...

Lake Country
Griot's Garage

And more....


Mike Phillips
07-09-2019, 11:00 AM
And even more....

Here's another example of what you'll learn how to do in this class...

From NEGLECTED to RESPECTED! 1985 Cougar Tunnel Hull Extreme Makeover at Autogeek (https://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/how-to-articles-by-mike-phillips/123331-neglected-respected-1985-cougar-tunnel-hull-extreme-makeover-autogeek.html)







Before you sign-up for this class, research for any other class that can document exactly what you're going to do.

Also note in all the pictures taken at out boat classes - no sitting. If you learn best by sitting in a chair listening to someone talk, then find a different class. If you learn best by DOING - then this class is for you.


Mike Phillips
12-11-2019, 02:11 PM

Andre says this class is already filling up.

Hate to sound like a broken record, (does anyone know what a record is?), but the most common question I get about the boat detailing class goes like this,

When is the next class?

I'm asked this AFTER the ONLY class we teach each year and it's ALWAYS in February.

So clear your schedule and get signed-up before the class sells out and it always sells out.


Mike Phillips
12-19-2019, 10:03 AM

I've secured one boat for this class, it's a 21' Sea Hunt Center Console. It's in really bad condition.

The owner will send me some pictures tomorrow.

This first picture is not the actual boat but a picture of the same boat I snagged off of the Internet.


This IS the actual boat, at least the side of the hull showing the oxidation and scarring.




Working on the second boat.

This is the ONLY hands-on boat detailing class on Planet Earth. Any new boat classes will never be as hands-on as the classes I teach. To be blunt, there simply no sitting time, it's all hands-on from start to end. If you plan on attending, get signed up before it sells out.

Here's the dates

Saturday, February 8th and Sunday, February 9th

Here's the link to sign-up online before it sells out.

Click here to sign-up for the Marine 31 Boat Detailing Class - February 8th & 9th, 2020 (https://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/redirect-to/?redirect=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.autogeek.net%2Fmike-phillips-boat-class.html)

Or call Andre and sign-up over the phone.

1-800-869-3011 x244


Mike Phillips
01-08-2020, 01:52 PM

There's only 6 spaces left for the boat class.

This class always sells out.

Call Andre to reserve your space.

1-800-869-3011 X1244

This is the ONLY boat detailing class where you actually train on boats. There are no chairs. If you want to sit in a chair to learn how to detail a boat then do some searching on Google.


Mike Phillips
01-13-2020, 05:08 PM

This class is about 4 weeks out. We only hold this class ONCE a year.

The most common question I get about the class is AFTER the class and that question is by those that missed the class.

The question goes like this,

When's the next class?

Then I tell them....



01-16-2020, 02:55 PM
Edit: Posted question in different thread.

Mike Phillips
01-17-2020, 11:59 AM
Edit: Posted question in different thread.

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