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Mike Phillips
10-27-2011, 01:44 PM
Sign-up - 1972 Corvette - Extreme Makeover - October 27th (http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/sign-up-autogeek-s-car-week/42476-sign-up-1972-corvette-extreme-makeover-october-27th.html)

Tonight we're going to put a show car finish on the 1972 Corvette, anyone in the area that would like to help out and learn a few tips and techniques for machine polishing paint is welcome to join in the fun.

Like many cars, from a few feet away the paint looks pretty good...

Bring out the Brinkmann Swirl Finder Light aka the Cruel Master and then inspect...

All the paint, both the black paint and the yellow paint looks like this...

Ouch! That hurts my eyes to look at such ugly swirls on such a cool Corvette!

I heard Nicole, our new Swirl Girl is going to stop by later and inspect our results...

From this thread,

1970 1/2 Camaro - Show Car Finish by Pinnacle - Modeled by Amy (http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/pictures-autogeek-s-car-week/42076-1970-1-2-camaro-show-car-finish-pinnacle-modeled-amy.html)


Polishing like a Pro!

We'll be using all the tips and techniques shared here...

E-book (http://www.autogeek.net/art-of-detailing-e-book.html)
(Displayed on iPad - iPad not included)

http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/715/medium/paperbackDetailingBook01.jpg (http://www.autogeek.net/art-of-detailing-paperback-book.html)

Mike Phillips' Principles of Machine Polishing
http://www.autogeekonline.net/gallery/data/824/AGSCGDVD001.jpg (http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/new-car-care-products/24852-autogeek-show-car-garage-video.html)

The FUN starts at 5:00pm sharp!


10-27-2011, 02:34 PM
I am sooooooooooo jealous of all of you lucky enough to be there!! :work:

Tom Weed
10-27-2011, 02:46 PM
What a nice car, I'd be all over that if I could! :hungry:

10-27-2011, 02:58 PM
Love to be there but I'll be back in South Florida right after thanksgiving and hope you have another "project" car I could help out on.

Mike Phillips
10-27-2011, 03:17 PM
Was thinking about using products from the Prima line (http://www.autogeek.net/prima-car-care.html) tonight...

Need to wipe her down first and then inspect to see if the paint needs claying, from the looks of the paint up close I'm pretty confident it's going to feel like concrete...


Old Pirate
10-27-2011, 03:20 PM
I have to make a trip to one of the classes there someday.

Mike Phillips
10-27-2011, 03:42 PM
Also just to note...

It's cloudy and sprinkling outside so I was not able to get sun shots showing swirls but I'm going out with my trusty, dusty Canon to do so right now. The shots above were taken with my iPhone...

I know this was short notice for this event but the Ferrari I had scheduled canceled. Harleyguy is in route and said he would be happy to lend a hand.

I have a couple of Ferrari's lined up for the future though...


Mike Phillips
10-27-2011, 04:54 PM
Just took a quick video to show the swirls and how badly the paint needs to be clayed. Turn your volume up when you see my hand rubbing across the fender and you can hear the contaminants on the paint as I rub it...

[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2WLD1Ly438&hd=1]Remove Swirls 1972 Corvette at Autogeek.net - YouTube[/video]

My team is out claying the paint right now so I have to get back out to the studio...


10-27-2011, 05:43 PM
Mike, wish I could join you guys. Shei is doing fine. All went well. Say hello to Adam. Look forward to your post.

Mike Phillips
10-27-2011, 06:34 PM
I have Kyle, Adam, Robert and myself and we're doing the finish polishing step right now and all I can say is three words...

Oh my gosh!


Mean SS
10-27-2011, 07:22 PM
Hay I think I may know that new swirl girl !!!

10-27-2011, 07:34 PM
Couple of questions and comments Mr. Phillips.

1. What camera are you using to take your video?

2. Approximately how long would it take you do all of that polishing yourself? What would say is a reasonable time frame for a single person with little experience?

3. Do you have a how-to post a youtube video instructional article?

4. This car is going to be blinding when it's finished. It's already a stunner.

10-27-2011, 08:05 PM
Dam it...I keep missing the cars I really like...

Mike Phillips
10-27-2011, 11:27 PM
Time to close down Autogeek's Show Car Garage for the night... here's a few parting shots till tomorrow...

Kyle, who's been to both our Detailing 101 and 102 classes came by to join in the fun, here he is using the Flex 3401 with a Purple Foamed Wool Pad with Prima Swirl...

Adam, Robert and Kyle machine polishing the paint to perfection...

We used Prima Swirl, Finish and Banana Gloss and then topped with Dodo Juice Banana Armor...


Please help me to welcome our new Swirl Girl and note that her Father is a member of our forum and a good friend of mine...

Nicole... ready to inspect our work with the Brinkmann Swirl Finder...

Using the black stripes as a mirror to fix her hair...

Blowing you all a kiss goodnight...

Flash Gordon
10-27-2011, 11:48 PM
That chick is HOT!!!