View Full Version : Check this out! - Ready for Live Broadcast!

Mike Phillips
05-12-2011, 06:29 PM
Check this out! - Ready for Live Broadcast! (http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/off-topic/35793-check-out-ready-live-broadcast.html)

Here's our Jimmy Boom, set-up, dialed-in and ready go...


Here's Yancy, he's so smart and talented... for everyone that's in on the trial run of this new system for Live Broadcasting, we think you're really going to be impressed.


Here's our 55" Big Screen, this is where we show the Power Point Presentation for both the Detailing 101 and 102 Classes.

Note the webcam attached to the upper left hand corner of the TV


Yancy will be toggling back and forth between the class and the Power Point Presentation and Text Chat Sessions where everyone can see the text. At the end we'll be testing 2-Way Video Chat. Pretty cool!


Here's Max's Production Unit #1 of the new Flex PE14. My son gave me the Director's Chair for my birthday, thanks Rand !


Here's the Studio being converted over to a Classroom with comfortable seating up to 30 people and still plenty of room for a full size car to work on.


Here are 4 Carts all set up for the Detailing 101 Class with Pinnacle products and DA Polishers.

The really cool benefit to attending our classes here at Autogeek's Show Car Garage is the opportunity to test out all the popular DA Polishers in the 101 Class and all of the best in class rotary buffers plus hand and machine sanding in our 102 Class.


This is the BRAND NEW Meguiar's Cart outfitted with Porter Cable 7424XP's and Meguiar's G110v2 DA Polishers.


Here's the Griot's Garage DA Polisher Cart


Here's the Flex Cart

Here's the Cyclo Cart

After getting everything setup for the Saturday Detailing 101 Class I started getting everything setup for the 102 Class.


We limit the Advanced Class to 15 peoples as there's a lot to cover in one day plus we'll be taking our Lunch Break at 11:30 to watch Episode 7 or What's in the Garage? (http://www.masterstv.com/AutoGeekWhatsInTheGaragetv.html)

Hand sanding
Machine Dampsanding sanding using 3M Air DA Sanders
Machine Dampsanding using Electric DA Polishers
Compounding with Rotary Buffers and Wool Pads
Polishing with Rotary Buffers and Foam Pads
Finish Polishing or Jewelling with both Rotary Buffers and DA polishers

The product lines we're going to showcase are Pinnacle, 3M, Optimum and Meguiar's.

It's a very thorough class but also condensed class as this is a ton of information to cover in a single day. When I taught these classes for Meguiar's I only had to show one chemical line, now I'm showing 4 chemical lines and 3-4 pad systems plus we'll be using all these tools,

Flex Rotary Buffers
3M Rotary Buffers
Makita Rotary Buffers
DeWALT Rotary Buffers
Porter Cable 7424XP's
Griot's Garage Random 6" Orbital Polishers
Meguiar's G110v2
3M Orbital Sanders
Defelsko Paint Thickness Gauge
Brinkmann Swirl Finder Light

And these Finishing Papers

Nikken Unigrit Finishing Papers for Hand Sanding
Meguiar's Unigrit Finishing Discs for Machine Dampsanding

That's a lot to cover starting with a Power Point Presentation as it's vital to get head knowledge before turning loose with sanding and buffing...

We have 3 large hoods all prepped and ready to go...




Remember to check out these two threads next week for all the pictures from these two classes...

Pictures & Comments from May 14th, 2011 Saturday Detailing 101 (http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/pictures-saturday-detailing-101/35791-pictures-comments-may-14th-2011-saturday-detailing-101-a.html)

Pictures & Comments from May 15th, 2011 Sunday Detailing 102 - Advanced Class (http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/pictures-sunday-detailing-102-advanced-class/35792-pictures-comments-may-15th-2011-sunday-detailing-102-advanced-class.html)


Mike Phillips
05-12-2011, 06:36 PM
Episode 7 is on this Sunday!

This Sunday, at 11:30am Eastern Time the 7th Episode of our show, What's in the Garage? will air on Fox Sports Network. Check out LocateTV.com (http://www.locatetv.com/) to find a channel in your area.

This episode was shot here locally and one of our featured guests is a local hotrodder with 3 incredibly cool red street rods.


He's also a longtime, local Plumber here in the Palm City, Stuart area, his name is Earl and we call him Earl the Plumber. He's an incredibly nice guy and a good friend and he'll be stopping by on Sunday at lunch as we watch the show and anyone that wants to meet Earl and get their picture taken in his work van is more than welcome.

Rick Goldstein from RaggTopp getting his picture taken in Earl's Plumbing Van!

Always having fun here at Autogeek's Show Car Garage!

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

05-12-2011, 07:40 PM
That looks like so much fun! I wish I could be there. One day, soon, I'm going to fly over to AG Headquarters and get lessons from the greatest detailer on Earth! :dblthumb2:

Porsche Pilot
05-12-2011, 09:16 PM
"My son gave me the Director's Chair for my birthday, thanks Rand!"

That is the perfect gift for you my friend. I find it very fitting. Rand does rock!

C. Charles Hahn
05-12-2011, 09:31 PM
I was wondering where the chair came from....

The "two way video chat" sounds fun, but it means I would actually have to shave to keep from looking like a hobo :laughing:

Porsche Pilot
05-12-2011, 09:40 PM
I was wondering where the chair came from....

The "two way video chat" sounds fun, but it means I would actually have to shave to keep from looking like a hobo :laughing:

I may just stay in my pajamas all day as I watch the class. You are welcome to appear unshaven Charlie.

05-12-2011, 10:25 PM
You know what man..........other than professional athletes.......you may have the best job there is.

Mike Phillips
05-13-2011, 08:49 AM
Time to go get our next victim for the Saturday Detailing 101 Class...

It's another Ford Taurus in about the same shape as the last one, (I went and checked it out early this morning).

The students of the last Detailing 101 Class did the best job I've ever seen of taking a diamond in the rough and turning it into a glistening gemstone...

Pictures & Comments from January 29th Detailing 101 Class (http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/pictures-saturday-detailing-101/32283-pictures-comments-january-29th-detailing-101-class.html)

Here's some pictures of the rental car we used in our last class... it's a 2003 Ford Taurus that was in absolutely horrible shape, it needed to be clayed desperately and then have the swirls removed, polished to a high gloss and then sealed.


The paint on the Taurus is horrific!

Results from claying...



A lot of times only the hood and trunk lid get polished because it's easier to stand and buff these areas, but to my surprise, everyone jumped in and buffed out the entire car.

Buffing out the vertical panels...


Look at the headlights before...

Now look how clear and glossy the paint looks and the headlights after...

The results were phenominal...

Parting shot...

Here's a short video taken with an iPhone 4 to show the gloss and clarity of a 8 year old car after being washed, clayed, machine cleaned, machine polished and machine waxed by our Detailing 101 Class here at Autogeek's Show Car Garage

2003 Ford Taurus Extreme Makeover

- 2003 Taurus Video Detailing Extreme Makeover

Extreme Makeover Challenge!

So I'm going to see if the students in this class are up to the challenge to see if they can do as good a job or better!

Kind of like a detailing version of Car Warriors...


And the pictures and videos will be posted here...

Pictures & Comments from May 14th, 2011 Saturday Detailing 101 (http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/pictures-saturday-detailing-101/35791-pictures-comments-may-14th-2011-saturday-detailing-101-a.html)

This will be a lot of fun!

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