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Mike Phillips
09-03-2009, 05:22 PM
Detailing Class - Frequently Asked Questions (http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/rough-draft/20410-detailing-class-frequently-asked-questions.html)



What time do the Saturday and Sunday classes start?

Classes start at 7:30am
Donuts and coffee are served starting at 7:30am
From 7:00am to 7:30 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

Please respect everyoneís time and arrive at 7:30am and have some fun, maybe do some networking before the class starts.




What time does the class end?
The class officially ends each day at 5:30pm.


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 and pay for the class.


Need help getting signed up for the next class? Simply call,

1-800-869-3011

And our friendly customer care staff will help you and make it easy.





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taxi_dub
11-16-2013, 08:58 AM
What is the pricing for your classes ?

Mike Phillips
01-20-2014, 01:15 PM
What is the pricing for your classes ?





Here you go....

3-Day Class: $1,250.00 includes $100.00 Autogeek.net Merchandise Credit.


Detailing Classes at Autogeek for 2015 (http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/sign-up-detailing-bootcamp-class-2-day-class/88088-detailing-classes-autogeek-2015-a.html)


Consistent Dates Each Year
Because we have people that fly in from around the country and around the world we consistently hold our classes the same time each year so you can make your travel arrangements, (airline tickets, hotel reservations and rental cars).

Due to the popularity of these classes we've added an extra class for 2015.


Last weekend of January.
First weekend of May
Third weekend in July
Last weekend in September


Here are the dates for Detailing Classes at Autogeek for 2015.



January 2015 Class

January 24th and 25th - FULL CLASS - No seats available


Note: Starting in May of 2015 the classes go to three days.


May 2015 Class

Friday May 1st
Saturday May 2nd
Sunday May 3rd

Click here to sign-up for this class (http://www.autogeek.net/detailing-boot-camp.html)



July 2015 Class
Friday, July 17th
Saturday, July 18th
Sunday, July 19th

Call 1-800-869-3011 to sign up for this class.



September 2015 Class
Friday, September 25th
Saturday, September 26th
Sunday, September 27th

Call 1-800-869-3011 to sign up for this class.




All classes always fill up so plan accordingly and get registered early.

Class Information (http://www.autogeek.net/detailing-boot-camp.html)


3-Day Class: $1,250.00 includes $100.00 Autogeek.net Merchandise Credit.


I always have cool cars to work on at my classes and you get hands-on experience with all the tools everyone's always talking about. So clear your schedule and get signed up.


:)

Mike Phillips
01-20-2014, 01:18 PM
Just to note...

At the top of every page on the forum you'll see this graphic.... click on it...


http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/722/SeptemberBootCampClass03.jpg



That page has most of the info you need to what takes place at the class and you can also self-register on that page or call Customer Care at

800-869-3011 x206


The May and September classes always fill up the fastest.



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Mike Phillips
01-20-2014, 01:32 PM
For each class I created a sign-up thread to announce each next class.

In these threads I tend to post a LOT of pictures of the people who attended the previously class in action. I also post their first-hand testimonies.


Anyone interested in attending a class this year, click the link below and look at the pictures and read what others have to say...


Sign-up: January 25 & 26, 2014 Detailing Boot Camp Class (http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/sign-up-detailing-bootcamp-class-2-day-class/73559-sign-up-january-25-26-2014-detailing-boot-camp-class.html)


More pictures here....

Mike Phillips's Detailing Boot Camp September 28th & 29th (http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/sign-up-detailing-bootcamp-class-2-day-class/61208-mike-phillips-s-detailing-boot-camp-may-4th-5th.html)


And here....

Mike Phillips's Detailing Boot Camp May 4th & 5th (http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/sign-up-detailing-bootcamp-class-2-day-class/61208-mike-phillips-s-detailing-boot-camp-may-4th-5th.html)



The last two classes were last year BUT there's TONS of pictures showing you what you get to do. That's kind of the point of the thread.


:)

mjv231
04-16-2014, 11:59 PM
Are any tools included?

parttimer
04-17-2014, 07:34 AM
They provide everything, bring your mind and body! I have seen the setup pictures and its tables of Rupes, Flex and other goodies!

Mike Phillips
07-10-2014, 09:22 AM
Are any tools included?


Why yes, of course...

From the registration page here (http://www.autogeek.net/detailing-boot-camp.html)

Tools, tools....and more tools!



Mike Phillips has a saying: "If it has paint, it gets polished!" Polishing by hand simply isn't effective (who wants to do it anyway?) with modern clear coat finishes, which is why we instruct our students to work by machine! When you finish Detailing Boot Camp, you'll be well versed with every dual action and rotary polisher available, including but not limited to:

Flex PE8 Kompact Precision Rotary Polisher <--NEW
FLEX XC3401 Forced Rotation Dual Action Polisher
FLEX PE14-2-150 Rotary Polisher
Rupes LHR 15ES Random Orbital Polisher
Rupes LHR 21ES Random Orbital Polisher
Rupes LHR 12E Duetto Random Orbital Polisher - ALL NEW
Rupes LHR 75E Mini 3 Inch Polisher - ALL NEW
Porter Cable 7424xp
Griot's Garage 6 Inch Random Orbital Polisher
Meguiars G110v2 Dual Action Polisher
DeWalt DWP 849X Rotary Polisher
Makita 9227C
....and a whole lot more!



While machine polishing is a huge part of the Detailing Boot Camp, Mike Phillips also covers topics such as:

Steam cleaning (Dupray Hill Injection Steam Cleaner (http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/ask-expert-featuring-mike-phillips/82576-how-use-dupray-hill-injection-steam-cleaner.html))
Carpet extractors (Mytee)
Convertible top care
Proper washing & drying
Machine applying a paste wax, liquid wax and cleaner/wax
Paint, wheel, and glass coatings
Leather cleaning & conditioning
Foam Guns
Iron X
Nanoskin Autoscrub Pads, Towels Mitts
Glass polishing


Plus if you click the link below you'll see more pictures of people and what you get to do at our classes than any other class anywhere in the world.

Sign-up: May 2014 Detailing Boot Camp Class - Saturday May 3rd & Sunday May 4th (http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/sign-up-detailing-bootcamp-class-2-day-class/75549-sign-up-may-2014-detailing-boot-camp-class-saturday-may-3rd-sunday-may-4th.html)



And more first hand testimonies from people that have attended our classes than you'll find anywhere else on the net...

Testimonies for Autogeek's Detailing Boot Camp Classes (http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/sign-up-detailing-bootcamp-class-2-day-class/78218-testimonies-autogeek-s-detailing-boot-camp-classes.html)


And these testimonies are just a portion of what's on the forum that I've taken the time to assemble in one place.



Our classes are held the SAME time every year...


January 2015 Class

January 24th and 25th --> Full Class




Note: Starting in May of 2015 the classes go to three days.


May 2015 Class

Friday May 1st
Saturday May 2nd
Sunday May 3rd

Click here to sign-up for this class (http://www.autogeek.net/detailing-boot-camp.html)



July 2015 Class
Friday, July 17th
Saturday, July 18th
Sunday, July 19th

Call 1-800-869-3011 to sign up for this class.



September 2015 Class
Friday, September 25th
Saturday, September 26th
Sunday, September 27th

Call 1-800-869-3011 to sign up for this class.





Class Information (http://www.autogeek.net/detailing-boot-camp.html)


3-Day Class: $1,250.00 includes $100.00 Autogeek.net Merchandise Credit.


I always have cool cars to work on at my classes and you get hands-on experience with all the tools everyone's always talking about. So clear your schedule and get signed up.


:)
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Mike Phillips
07-10-2014, 09:27 AM
Are any tools included?

Here's some pictures I posted of the classroom being set up for a past class.

The products and pads tend to change as we add a lot of the newest pads and products to the class as they are introduced to the market but the BIG IDEA is you get to use a LOT of tools, pads, and products...



http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/1768/The_Art_of_Polishing_Paint_1Class_007c.jpg

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/1768/The_Art_of_Polishing_Paint_1Class_008.jpg

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http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/1768/The_Art_of_Polishing_Paint_1Class_011.jpg

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/1768/The_Art_of_Polishing_Paint_1Class_012.jpg

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/1768/The_Art_of_Polishing_Paint_1Class_013.jpg

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http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/1768/The_Art_of_Polishing_Paint_1Class_020.jpg

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/1768/The_Art_of_Polishing_Paint_1Class_021.jpg

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/1768/The_Art_of_Polishing_Paint_1Class_022.jpg

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/1768/The_Art_of_Polishing_Paint_1Class_023.jpg

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http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/1768/The_Art_of_Polishing_Paint_1Class_025.jpg

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/1768/The_Art_of_Polishing_Paint_1Class_026.jpg



I'll add some pictures of the new products introduced since I took the above pictures that we will be using at this first class of the year. Including,

Black Label Line
Wolfgang Uber Compound
Rupes Duetto
Rupes Mini
Meguiar's Xtra Cut Microfiber Cutting Pads
Meguiar's D302 DA Microfiber Polish


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Mike Phillips
07-10-2014, 09:29 AM
The week before the class I always send each person attending a personal e-mail and in the e-mail I strongly recommend everyone get a good nights sleep on Friday so they are well rested and ready to go on Saturday.

I never have to worry about telling people to get a good night's sleep on Saturday because I already know they are going to sleep good after the first day in class.


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Mike Phillips
07-10-2014, 09:31 AM
Again these pictures are examples from past classes as we change things up but I think you'll get the idea....

http://www.showcargarage.com/gallery/files/1/Black_Diamond_Paint_Coating.1.jpg

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/2114/2013_Dodge_Charger_0007c.jpg





That's not all....
http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/2114/Rupes_New_Polishers_0001.jpg


We also have the complete line of compounds, polishes and pads for these new polishers....

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/2114/Rupes_New_Polishers_0003.jpg



As well as the Rupes Bigfoot 15 and 21 polishers...

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/2114/Rupes_New_Polishers_0002.jpg





http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/1768/The_Art_of_Polishing_Paint_1Class_027.jpg

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http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/2157/New_Rupes_Polishers_001.jpg

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http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/2174/Rupes_Coating_Monster_Truck_013.jpg


http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/2174/Rupes_Coating_Monster_Truck_020.jpg


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Mike Phillips
07-10-2014, 09:34 AM
It would probably take me a week to assemble a thread showing all the cool cars that have been used for past classes but here's an example from just the last class in May...

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/2410/May_2014_Detailing_Class_001.jpg

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/2410/May_2014_Detailing_Class_002.jpg



See all of these cars being worked on by my May class here...


Pictures: Detailing Classes at Autogeek - May 2014 (http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/pictures-saturday-detailing-101/80096-pictures-detailing-classes-autogeek-may-2014-a.html)





:)

HUMP DIESEL
07-10-2014, 11:53 AM
I just emailed this link to my wife to see if she wanted to head to Florida in September. We have stayed in Nokomis beach over on the other side for Thanksgiving, if I can work it out, I think it would be great to spend a couple days doing the class and then a little down time.

HUMP

Mike Phillips
07-10-2014, 12:15 PM
I just emailed this link to my wife to see if she wanted to head to Florida in September. We have stayed in Nokomis beach over on the other side for Thanksgiving, if I can work it out, I think it would be great to spend a couple days doing the class and then a little down time.

HUMP


I'd love to meet you and having you attend the class would be great.

Here's the cars I have so far... nothing's in concrete but pretty close to solid.

1965 Plymouth Belevedare II - Black Basecoat/Clearcoat and probably the worst swirls and scratches I've EVER seen in a paint finish. We're talking washed with a wire brush.

1941 Buick Convertible Streetrod - Light swirls and needs to be clayed. Also has a leather interior and a cloth top and we'll be treating everything.

1939 LaSalle Wetsanding Project (http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/wet-sanding-cutting-buffing/81118-wet-sanding-project-1939-lasalle-streetrod.html) - Owner wants/needs it sanded sooner, I'm trying to save it for the class.


Still working on a few more cars. I get dedicated cars for each type of tool...


Rupes Polishers
Flex 3401 Polishers
Porter Cable, Meguiar's and Griot's polishers
Cyclo polisher
Machine Sanding and Flex PE14 Rotary Buffers

I also get a ho-hum daily driver to teach production detailing on.


:)

DRamsey
03-08-2015, 11:43 AM
I've signed up for the first three day class in May. I'm looking forward to it. Mike Phillips said something to me that I want to see if it's true, if he's right I've got a plate of crow to eat.

Dave R.