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Mike Phillips
09-04-2009, 08:21 AM
***Announcement***

Detailing Classes Starting Up at Autogeek's Garage! (http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/company-forum-news-headlines/20428-detailing-classes-starting-up-autogeek-s-garage.html)

We're happy to announce we're posting the first sign-up threads for our new detailing classes here at Autogeek's Garage!

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


There is a new forum category for both the Sign-up Threads and the Pictures & Comments threads for all our detailing classes.



The requirements are pretty simple, to attend you must,
Be a registered member with www.AutogeekOnline.com (http://www.autogeekonline.com/)
Reply to the appropriate thread for the class date you want to attend
Process the $30.00 Class Fee


October
October 3rd - Saturday Open Class - Detailing 101 (http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/sign-up-saturday-detailing-101/20384-october-3rd-saturday-open-class-detailing-101-a.html)
October 4th - Sunday Advanced Class - Detailing 102 (http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/sign-up-sunday-detailing-102-advanced-class/20385-october-4th-sunday-advanced-class-detailing-102-a.html)
October 17th - Space Coast Region Porsche Club of America (http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/sign-up-saturday-detailing-101/20413-october-17th-spacecoast-porsche-club-autogeek-net-detailing-101-a.html)



Note
The Saturday Detailing 101 Class is a mandatory prerequisite to attend the Detailing 102 Class. No exceptions. Thank you.


These classes will be fun and educational and after each class a Certificate of Participation will be awarded to each student.



Frequently Asked Questions




What time do the Saturday and Sunday classes start?

Classes start at 8:00am
Donuts and coffee are served from 8:00am to 8:30am and then the classroom portion start at 8:30am sharp.
From 8:00am to 8:30 you have time to,
Arrive
Park your car
Stretch your legs
Use the powder room
Meet and greet fellow forum members
Check out the rides
Check out our training facilities
And enjoy some hot coffee and fresh donuts


The door to the classroom shuts at 8:30 sharp so please respect everyoneís time and arrive at 8:00am and have some fun, maybe do some networking before the class starts.



What time does the class end?
The garage portion of the class officially ends at 3:00pm. From 3:00pm to 5:00pm you can redeem your $30.00 registration reservation with the help of Autogeek staff if you like or hang around and try out products, work on your car or ask questions.



Whatís covered in the class?

Detailing 101
The basics of working by hand, that is how to correctly clay, work a hand applied compound or paint cleaner to remove swirls and scratches, how to apply a hand polish, how to apply a wax or paint sealant.

How to use a Dual Action Polishers Ė Griotís, Meguiarís, Porter Cable, Flex 3401

Detailing 102
How to wet-sand by hand, how to wet-sand with an Air-Powered DA Sander. How to use a rotary buffer to remove your sanding marks, how to use a rotary buffer to bring the finish to a high gloss, (jeweling), how to use a DA Polisher to insure there are no swirls.


Can I work on my own car?
For both classes we will have a rental car to practice on in most cases. Weíll do our best to have a black, swirled-out rental car. At the end of the class on both Saturday and Sunday, (after 3:00pm), if thereís time and room then the Instructor is usually very willing to let people work on their car, we just have to play it by ear. Our Thursday night "Open Garage" classes are dedicated for working on your own car, not the Saturday classes primarily due to time constraints.


Can I buy products at the class?
You can place your order and redeem your store credit. On Saturday, if time allows for staff to pull orders then you can get your product that day, if not your order will be shipped first thing Monday morning.


Will I get a refund if I cancel at least 24 hours before the class date?
If you notify us within 24 hours of the class you will get a refund.


Will I get a refund if I donít show up?
If you notify us within 24 hours of the class you will get a refund.


Can I come late?
No. If you canít make the class on time itís really better to pick a date when your schedule is clear and attend on that date.

Can I leave early?
Yes, but itís better if you clear your schedule and attend on a date where you can attend the entire class.


Can I skip the Saturday class since Iím already a world famous Detailer?
No.


Will I get a certificate?
Yes.

Do I need to bring a lunch?
If you have any special nutrition requirements or specific preferences then you are encouraged to bring your own lunch. We will provide cold soda pop, water and pizza.

Do I need to bring my own chemicals?
No. We will provide all tools and chemicals

Can I take pictures?
Yes.

Can I take videos?
No. Violators will be put to death live on the Internet and all their earthy belongings sold on eBay.


Can I bring a friend?


If they,
Register with the forum
Reply to the sign-up thread
Reserve their space with the $30.00 registration fee.
Can I bring my Dad, Mother, Brother, Cousin or Uncle?


If they,
Register with the forum
Reply to the sign-up thread
Reserve their space with the $30.00 registration fee.


I donít have a computer?
Call our Customer Care Department at 800-869-3011


If you any questions not answered above, feel free to post them here in this thread.

:dblthumb2:

Meghan
09-04-2009, 08:35 AM
Thank you Mike, he has been working hard to get the training part of Autogeek all set up. If you have never been to a Mike Phillips class you must make your way to one! We will be offering many different dates so if the first set does not work out for you maybe the next will! Looking forward to seeing everyone in the garage!

WindyCity
09-04-2009, 09:11 AM
"For both classes we will have a rental car to practice on in most cases. Weíll do our best to have a black, swirled-out rental car."

That should be easy to find since EVERY rental car I have rented has plenty of swirls from their poor car care techniques!!!LOL

Chris27182
09-04-2009, 12:46 PM
Mike, I already took the Meguiar's 101 class at detail fest that you did, does that mean I can bypass it?

Meghan
09-04-2009, 01:02 PM
Mike, I already took the Meguiar's 101 class at detail fest that you did, does that mean I can bypass it?

As long as you took 101 you are good for 102.

ryandamartini
09-04-2009, 01:50 PM
How about a dark blue camry to work on ? Id make the trip for that alone! lol

Meghan
09-04-2009, 02:09 PM
How about a dark blue camry to work on ? Id make the trip for that alone! lol

Your car might be perfect! :xyxthumbs:

Harleyguy
09-04-2009, 02:41 PM
Does Mike consider the detail class we took at detail fest class 101 ?? and does he also need to see the dipolma.Thanks

TheGLL
09-04-2009, 02:43 PM
It's really sad that I live at 1 572 miles of Autogeek's garage. :(

Harleyguy
09-04-2009, 02:47 PM
Also one thing i just noticed the open garage says from 5:00 AM to 10:00 PM i think that's a mistake ?? Maybe 5:00 PM

Meghan
09-04-2009, 03:09 PM
Does Mike consider the detail class we took at detail fest class 101 ?? and does he also need to see the dipolma.Thanks

Mike handed them out after class.... and yes that class at Detail Fest was 101 so you are clear to take 102!

Mike Phillips
09-04-2009, 03:30 PM
Also one thing i just noticed the open garage says from 5:00 AM to 10:00 PM i think that's a mistake ?? Maybe 5:00 PM

Good catch, and yes it's 5:00pm to 10:00pm


Does Mike consider the detail class we took at detail fest class 101 ?? and does he also need to see the diploma.Thanks

As Meghan said, "yes", if you attended the Detailing 101 Class at th 2009 Detail Fest then you can skip right to the Detailing 102 class. There's still a $30.00 reservation fee that is redeemable for product at the Autogeek.net store.


:)

SRHTX
09-04-2009, 03:43 PM
I WANNA GO!!!!! I WANNA GO!!!!! Now, I just have to think some things thru. ugh

How long will AG be offereing such classes?

Stephen

Derrick
09-04-2009, 04:06 PM
Diploma!!!

I didn't get a diploma when you came to Dallas in 2006, Mike. Does that session still count toward the "advanced degree"?

Derrick

Mike Phillips
09-04-2009, 05:00 PM
How long will AG be offering such classes?

Stephen

Into the foreseeable future.



Diploma!!!

I didn't get a diploma when you came to Dallas in 2006, Mike. Does that session still count toward the "advanced degree"?

Derrick

We didn't offer a certificate until starting in 2008 or 2009 at Meguiar's. The classes we're starting here at Autogeek's Garage will all include nice, frameable certificates.

If you attended the class I taught in Dallas, Texas and will fly out here to Florida then there shouldn't be a problem attending just the Advanced Class. What were not going to do is let people attend the Advanced class that have not attended a formal class by myself that starts with the basics and works up to DA Polishers. You need to now how to use your hands for all process, even rotary buffer procedures because not everything can be done using a machine. So it's about having a foundation built on the basics and then building on top of that.


So we've written some rules because in the last 7 years or so I've already got all these types of questions so I know they're going to be asked again.

The cool thing about forums is if I don't remember you I can look at the Sigh-up thread from classes gone buy to find your forum name.


:)