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Mike Phillips
08-31-2011, 12:31 PM
1986 Buick Regal T-Type Turbo (http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/pictures-autogeek-s-car-week/40373-1986-buick-regal-t-type-turbo.html)

Autogeek's Car of the Week!

For our first car for Autogeek's Car of the Week, we''ll have a 1986 Buick Regal T-Type Turbo here at Autogeek's Show Car Garage. The plan is to clay the paint, then polish using a fine cutting polish and the seal the paint using a wax or paint sealant.

Join in the fun, learn a few tips and techniques...
We'll be starting at 6:00PM. If anyone local would like to help out or just come by and talk shop then shoot me a PM or e-mail. Mike.Phillips@Autogeek.net (Mike.Phillips@Autogeek.net)

One of my co-workers owns a mint condition 1986 Buick Regal T-Type Turbo and we're going to do a makeover on it to take the paint to its maximum potential.

As you can see in the pictures, the paint is in very good to excellent condition, our goal is to simply squeeze a little more gloss and shine out of the paint to really make it pop!


All original, stock and straight as a pin...


The fun starts at 6:00pm here at Autogeek Show Car Garage!

Date: Thursday, September 1st, 2011
Time: 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Place: Autogeek's Show Car Garage & TV Studio
Street: 7744 SW Jack James Drive
City/State: Stuart, FL 34997
Mapquest Driving Directions (http://tinyurl.com/l5d6vf)


08-31-2011, 02:12 PM
Wish I lived closer. It would be a great birthday for me to visit the Show Car Garage and work on a car like this!

Enjoy it who ever is going!

Mike Phillips
08-31-2011, 02:34 PM

We have a special guest swinging by to lend a hand...

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

08-31-2011, 07:26 PM
Is this going to be a weekly thing?

Wendell Jarvis
08-31-2011, 07:47 PM
Mike, Here is that Buicks Big Brother,,,,,,,,,Grand National



Mike Phillips
08-31-2011, 08:23 PM
Is this going to be a weekly thing?

As much as my schedule will allow but that is the idea.

I have a lot of cool cars already lined up, so it's just a matter of scheduling. I haven't picked the car for next week yet but the goal is to have a wide spectrum of cars to showcase here at Autogeek's Show Car Garage.

Also, I have 2 special guests lined up for tomorrow.


08-31-2011, 09:11 PM
What a cool idea. Hope to make it over there for one of these.

09-01-2011, 10:59 AM
Should be able to make it by 6. :xyxthumbs:

Mike Phillips
09-01-2011, 11:29 AM
Should be able to make it by 6. :xyxthumbs:

Cool, it will be good to see you again Rene... feel free to bring your lovely wife if she wants to tag along.


09-01-2011, 01:52 PM
Very nice!!:drool: ... I wish I lived closer :(

Great idea Mike! :props:

Mike Phillips
09-01-2011, 02:27 PM
We have some cool new products to test out tonight too, like the new 4" backing plate for the Flex 3401 and some new ultra soft foam products. I posted some pictures to my Facebook page earlier today and I'll be posting pictures to my Facebook page during the event.

Here's the link,

My Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mike-Phillips/160604287306951)


Mike Phillips
09-01-2011, 04:04 PM
Here's a few new toys we'll get to play with today...

The new 6" and 4" backing plates for the Flex 3401




Im the MAN

Mike Phillips
09-01-2011, 05:34 PM
The fun has started...

I'll be posting pictures to my Facebook page as we work through this project. Our first special guest, Todd Helme is here to help out!

http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/297856_253010494732996_160604287306951_859167_2476 947_n.jpg

We've already wiped the exterior down using DP Waterless Wash and Gloss and now we're claying the paint. Check it out and follow along here...

Click here to follow the 1986 Buick Regal T-Type Turbo Detail Project (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mike-Phillips/160604287306951)

Sheila doing the Baggie Test
http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/309563_253009034733142_160604287306951_859158_6551 535_n.jpg

Our next guest should be here in about an hour...


Mike Phillips
09-01-2011, 09:14 PM
Here's some more picture from the project, I'm sorry to say our special guest had to cancel but she should be here for next week's project car a Red Jewel Tint 2011 Camaro. If you want to take part in next Thursday night's project car we'll start about 6:00pm and be sure to reply to the sign-up thread I'll post tomorrow.

These are all iPhone pictures, it's just too easy to take them and then instantly upload them to my Facebook page.

Todd sharing with Rene and Bill how to use detailing clay...

Rene and Bill claying
http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/306858_253019208065458_160604287306951_859235_7321 502_n.jpg

Mike, Todd and Bill claying the paint...
http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/312128_253021401398572_160604287306951_859279_1861 369_n.jpg

Me priming a pad on the Flex 3401 with Pinnacle Advanced Finishing Polish
http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/304054_253023288065050_160604287306951_859305_4891 656_n.jpg

Doing a Test Spot...
http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/306743_253023778065001_160604287306951_859313_5071 996_n.jpg

Bill tackling the rest of the trunk lid using the Porter Cable 7424XP
http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/305793_253031471397565_160604287306951_859439_1233 208_n.jpg

Me tackling the roof with the Flex 3401...
http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/304216_253035848063794_160604287306951_859447_6314 140_n.jpg

Testing out the new 4" backing plate for the Flex 3401 with a 4" Tangerine Hydro-Tech Spot Repair Pad
http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/320208_253048638062515_160604287306951_859479_4528 760_n.jpg

Working around the door handle with the Flex 3401...
http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/317168_253049031395809_160604287306951_859480_2252 447_n.jpg


Mike Phillips
09-01-2011, 09:29 PM

Getting ready to machine apply Pinnacle Signature Series II Paste Wax...

http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/316323_253063621394350_160604287306951_859495_3210 358_n.jpg

http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/297148_253064548060924_160604287306951_859498_4745 512_n.jpg

http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/315392_253064754727570_160604287306951_859499_7265 706_n.jpg

http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/294262_253065111394201_160604287306951_859500_2761 289_n.jpg

http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/317167_253105621390150_160604287306951_859590_2401 717_n.jpg

http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/297712_253105831390129_160604287306951_859592_6202 001_n.jpg

http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/308492_253106941390018_160604287306951_859599_6505 925_n.jpg

And here's a short iPhone video...

Autogeek's Car of the Week - 1986 Buick Regal T-Type
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwTCX6_DiU0&hd=1]Autogeek's Car of the Week - 1986 Buick Regal T-Type - YouTube[/video]

Time to close down the show car garage for the night...