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    Autogeek's 2-Day Roadshow Detailing Classes with Mike Phillips

    Autogeek's 2-Day Roadshow Detailing Classes with Mike Phillips


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    Class costs are $995.00 for the 2-day class


    Have you ever wished you could go to one of the 3-day classes at Autogeek with Mike Phillips?
    If you've ever wanted to go to Autogeek in Stuart, Florida to attend one of Mike Phillips's 3-Day Competition Ready Detailing Class but the airline, hotel and rental car costs plus the cost of the class was out of your budget, then there's good news!

    Autogeek and Mike Phillips are coming to you!


    Autogeek's Roadshow 2-Day Detailing Classes


    Saturday: Show Car Detailing - also called multiple-step paint
    The first day Mike teaches you how to take a diamond in the rough and turn it into a glistening gemstone. The first day covers multiple tools, pads and products on multiple cars.


    Topics covered

    • Cosmetic engine detailing
    • Exterior glass polishing
    • The proper way to use a waterless wash
    • The proper way to use a rinseless wash
    • How to inspect for above surface contamination
    • How to mechanically decontaminate a car including using detailing clay and clay replacements like Nanoskin towels, pads and wash mitts
    • How to inspect paint for below surface defects and determine the problem and the solution
    • How to prep a for machine compounding and polishing



    Tools covered
    • Griot’s 6” DA Polisher - Entry level orbital polisher with an 8mm orbit stroke length
    • The RUPES BigFoot Paint Polishing System - Including RUPES BigFoot 21, 15, Duetto, Mini and Irbid polishers
    • The FLEX 3401, XFE7, FLEX PE14 and FLEX PE8



    Pads covered
    • Griot's pads with Griot's tools
    • RUPES and Lake Country Pads with RUPES tools
    • FLEX and Lake Country pads with FLEX tools



    Compound & Polishes covered

    • Griot's BOSS compounds and polishes
    • RUPES compounds and polishes
    • SONAX compounds and polishes



    LSPs or Last Step Products covered
    • Waxes, Synthetic Sealants & Ceramic Paint Coatings




    Misc. topics

    • How to tape-off a car
    • How to a paint thickness gauge
    • How to do the baggie test
    • How to cover-up and protect non-detailed areas and components
    • How to use the VIF form or App
    • How to match your services to your customer
    • Chrome, aluminum and stainless steel polishing
    • Tire dressings and tire coatings



    Final inspection techniques

    Class wrap-up


    Sunday: Production Detailing
    The second day of class Mike covers how to do high quality production detailing. There's a specific reason production detailing is taught AFTER show car detailing and you'll learn why in the class. Production detailing is the bread and butter of the detailing business because there is a larger population of people that want their daily driver washed and waxed as compared to the number of people that want a show car finish on a special toy.

    You'll learn how to do both styles in Mike's class and you'll learn how to reduce steps and time while maintaining pro grade results.


    Topics covered

    The order of steps and how to do each step

    • Headlight correction
    • Exterior glass polishing
    • Wheel and tire cleaning
    • Chemical decontamination
    • Jamb cleaning - doors, hood and trunk lids
    • Car washing including how to use foam guns, the 1, 2 and 3 bucket methods
    • Canvas and vinyl top cleaning and protecting
    • Mechanical decontamination during the washing step
    • Drying methods for speed
    • How to properly and correctly use a one-step cleaner/wax i.e. production detailing
    • How to under promise and over deliver
    • Interior glass cleaning
    • Rock Chip Repair with Dr. Color Chip
    • Tire dressings and tire coatings






    Misc. topics

    • How to tape-off a car
    • How to a paint thickness gauge
    • How to do the baggie test
    • How to cover-up and protect non-detailed areas and components
    • How to use the VIF form or App
    • How to match your services to your customer



    Final inspection techniques


    Class wrap-up





    Class costs are $995.00 for the 2-day class

    You save all the airline travel costs, hotel costs, rental car costs and food and entertainment costs associated with traveling to Autogeek to take the 3-day class.

    All tools, pads, towels and products are provided.

    Coffee and donuts are provided in the morning and pizza and cold drinks for lunch.

    Each student that completes the entire 2-day class is awarded the Competition Ready Detailing Certificate.

    Alumni students have first right of refusal to be on Competition Ready TV.



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    Re: Autogeek's 2-Day Roadshow Detailing Classes with Mike Phillips

    About Autogeek



    Autogeek is the worlds largest online supplier of car detailing supplies. If it's in your garage it's I our store. Autogeek is a proud founding sponsor of the International Detailing Association or IDA. Autogeek is committed to raising the stature of detailers and the detailing industry.

    Not only is Autogeek the largest online detailing supplier both in the U.S. and world wide Autogeek is also committed to providing education to enable both enthusiast and professionals alike to increase their knowledge level and skill level.

    Autogeek's trained and friendly staff are available 6 days a week by phone, e-mail, Facebook and via their care detailing discussion forum to answer your questions and help see you through to success no matter what you project or your detailing background.

    Autogeek is located in Stuart, Florida and our training center is air conditioned with both a classroom section and a working section for the students to work on cars.



    About Mike Phillips

    Mike Phillips has been teaching classes on car detailing since 1987, that's 30 years.

    The picture below was taken in 1987 after Mike taught his first detailing class using student cars as well as his Sanger Drag Boat as demo panel for machine compounding and machine polishing techniques.




    At this time he was a Trainer for Meguiar's for Oregon, Washington and Idaho where his primary job was to call on body shops, detail shops and dealerships and teach their staff how to use Meguiar's Professional Line.





    Overcoming adversity
    In 1986, at the age of 26 Mike Phillips was in a boating accident involving his own Sanger Drag Boat. He never let this slow him down or hinder him from is passion for polishing paint and teaching others the art and craft of detailing cars.





    Published Author
    He is not only a Master Level Detailer but he's also a published author for 5 how-to books in print, iBook and ebook forms. He's the only detailer and detailing instructor with how-to books written for both FLEX tools and RUPES tools with all work and pictures inside these books performed by Mike himself.





    You can get your own copy of any of Mike's books here,

    Mike Phillips Detailing Books




    TV Show Host
    He's also been the host for two of Autogeek's TV Shows including their current TV show Competition Ready on Velocity channel with his beautiful co-host Adrienne "AJ" Janic.





    Mike was also the host of Autogeek's first TV show - Autogeek's What's in the Garage







    Guest detailing expert
    Mike has been the guest detailing expert on multiple TV shows including,


    Chasing Classic Cars with Wayne Carini





    My Classic Car with Dennis Gage





    Truck U with Bruno Massel and Matt Steele

    Bruno Massel accepting his class certificate




    Matt Steele and Mike Phillips shooting a how-to DVD





    Two Guys Garage with Bryan Fuller





    Two Guys Garage with Kevin Byrd and Willie B.





    Motorhead Garage with Sam Memolo and Dave Bowman






    Ship Shape with John Greviskis





    Online Car Detailing Articles
    Mike also has over 500 unique articles on all facets of car detailing on AutogeekOnline.net Every topic is covered in full detail with step-by-step easy to follow directions and full resolution color pictures showing, before, during and after.

    Mike working on a new article




    Forum: Ask Mike Phillips your detailing questions!




    Meguiar's Corporate Writer



    In 2002 Mike Phillips was hired by Barry Meguiar to be the Corporate Writer for Meguiar's. Mike took over all the writing responsibilities for the company that Barry Meguiar' normally did himself.




    Meguiar's Internet Technical Specialist



    On July 31st, 2002 Mike organized a detailing class at Meguiar's for the members of an online Mercedes-Benz club through a Mercedes-Benz discussion forum. What Mike didn't know was that there were members of other clubs at this first class organized through a discussion forum. Mike took pictures and documented the class and shared them on their forum because at the time, Meguiar's didn't have a discussion forum.

    The next week students at this Mercedes-Benz class started calling Mike and e-mailing him asking,

    When can our club have a class?

    That snowballed to become so popular that these Saturday classes continues to this day. Management at Meguiar's came to Mike and told him they loved the passion he was creating by teaching classes and sharing the pictures and the passion online and not knowing how to classify what he was doing they asked him to write his own job description which included being the primary Instructor for the Saturday Detailing 101 classes and the Saturday Advanced Classes. Down the road a few years he started their Thursday Night Classes known as TNOGS, and then the Meguiar's Roadshow Classes.



    Saturday Detailing 101





    Saturday Advanced Class
    Many people that attended the Detailing 101 classes wanted to take their skill and knowledge to a higher level and this led to the advanced class where the topics of hand wet sanding, machine sanding and using rotary buffers were taught.






    Meguiar's Online Car Detailing Discussion Forum
    Back in 2002 Mike started advocating to Meguiar's management to bring up their own forum. Because they didn't have their own forum Mike would share the pictures from the Saturday classes on his own forum ShowCarGarage.com and the Autopia.org car detailing forum. After printing out full write-up for a 1954 Oldsmobiel Rocket 88 Mike had detailed and posted to his own forum and then giving it to the Vice President at the time, Atticus FIrey, a month later Atticus said to Mike,

    I love these write-ups you share showing people how to use Meguiar's products but how come you're always posting them to your own forum?

    That's when Mike explained to Atticus that he had to post them to his own forum and the Autopia forum because Meguiar's didn't have a forum.

    That's when it final sunk it. That's when Atticus put two and two together and understood what Mike had been talking about for almost 2 years. when he was asking Meguiar's to bring up their own forum.

    Atticus then said,

    Make it happen

    On January 24th, 2004 the MeguiarsOnline.com car detailing discussion forum went LIVE and the first post was a write-up by Mike documenting a Saturday Detailing 101 Class he taught for a local Mini Cooper Club. That's also when Mike first met Richard Lin and together they detailed Richard's popular Mini Cooper Lil'Octane replacing Zaino with Meguiar's NXT.

    Lil Octane





    TNOG's
    Mike also started the Thursday Night Open Garage Classes in 2006 and taught them until leaving Meguiar's to join Autogeek in 2009. Most people don't know but Mike originally started these on Wednesday nights but due to schedule conflicts moved them to Thursday nights. These also continue to this day.






    The Meguiar's Roadshow Class
    The Meguiar's Saturday classes became incredibly popular and because Mike would take pictures and document the cars, the clubs, the fun and the passion online, people in other states asked if they could have a class in their hometown. With management's approval Mike started the Meguiar's Roadshow Classes conducting a total of 6 of these classes before leaving to work for Autogeek. This was another first in the industry.


    The below pictures are from the 2006 Tampa, Florida Roadshow Class of which Todd Helme (RUPES) and Duayne McPeeks, (Poorboys).




    That's Dwayne McPeeks in the baseball cap behind Mike





    Todd Helme is wearing a blue jersey shirt with white stripes around the sleeves and the number 6 on it








    Learn from the real deal...

    If you are looking to take your skills and knowledge to a higher level and you want to take a class from someone that has bonafide credentials, in other words you want to take a class from the real deal, not someone trying to fake it until they make it... then you need to take a class taught by Mike Phillips.



    Here's two quotes by Mike that he uses to describe his classes...


    These are the most hands-on detailing classes on planet earth, I guarantee it! - Mike Phillips


    People learn by doing... not sitting in a chair listing to someone blather on for hours - Mike Phillips


    What to do?

    If you would like to attend a class at Autogeek, (the 3-day class), or if you would like to take one of his roadshow classes, or if you would like to host a roadshow class at your shop or facility, then give Mike a call at,

    1-800-869-3011 x206



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    Re: Autogeek's 2-Day Roadshow Detailing Classes with Mike Phillips

    is the 2017 schedule out yet?

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    Re: Autogeek's 2-Day Roadshow Detailing Classes with Mike Phillips

    Quote Originally Posted by Cruzscarwash View Post

    is the 2017 schedule out yet?
    No, we're not that far along yet.

    This is just the first step. I get a lot of requests for classes and so this is the first step.

    Next I'll list what is needed for a shop or location. A pro grade class like this requires some resources that most people never think about, one of those resources being ample power at the location to run the polishers.

    If you look at any of the pictures from our classes here at Autogeek's Show Car Garage you'll see lots of polishers all being used and all running at the same time. That's because this is a purpose-built shop.

    Everyone wants a hands-on class including me. Classes where all the students sit in chairs while the instructor talks and talks and talks are boring and in my opinion, it's not a very good learning experience. I've worked hard all these years to fine-tune my classes and the last thing they are is boring and the first thing they are is fun, exciting and most of all... hands-on.


    Stay tuned Freddy.



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    Re: Autogeek's 2-Day Roadshow Detailing Classes with Mike Phillips

    I want this. When are you coming to a Texas?

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    Re: Autogeek's 2-Day Roadshow Detailing Classes with Mike Phillips

    Excellent class and great idea.

    I was able to attend the 3 day class last October held in the garage at turn one of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
    This was a modified version of the normal classes and was sponsored by Autogeek, Sonax and Flex.

    It was very much HANDS ON. Rotary, DA, Flex of all shapes and colors. (amazing how easy it is to grab a polisher when you don't care if it is pink or not...)
    Mike I snot kidding about the power needs. More polishers then you can shake a stick at and cords to go with them.
    (Remember kids, bigger cords keep polishers happier and pick them up when you are done.)

    Sonax and Flex were both hands on helping us and providing products.
    Dimi, from Sonax, was a great addition to Mike's knowledge, and really many of the other attendees were much more knowledgeable then I was, so I was just soaking it up.

    Great class and a very cool location and made me know that I really want to get into the three day course in Florida as soon as I can.

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    Re: Autogeek's 2-Day Roadshow Detailing Classes with Mike Phillips

    ***Follow-up***


    Here's the requirements to host a class. I point this out because we are looking for shops and locations to hold these classes. Of course will be working through our vendors too...



    1: Lead time – Need a minimum of 3 months to announce, promote and fill classes.


    2: Electrical Power - Location needs ample electric power. With up to 20 people in a class, we will need to be able to plug in 20 polishers. That’s a lot of outlets. We can use the Buddy System and run one polisher per two people for locations with limited power supply in the garage.

    3: Parking – Location must have ample parking for students.

    4: Bathrooms – Location must have bathroom facilities for students.

    5: Location size - The shop, warehouse, car wash, etc. needs to be large enough to hold 20 people in an area with chairs. (tables are optional). The location also needs to be large enough to hold 2 full size passenger cars with room for students to walk and work around at the same time.

    6: Lighting - Location needs good lighting.


    I have probably taught more roadshow classes than at least anyone I know so I know what it takes to hold a REAL hands-on class, not a seminar where people sit in chairs and at some point watch the instructor do a demonstration. I've done seminars in my life too as sometimes that's all you can do but that is not what we are about. We are about hands-on training and hands-on fun.


    WE also know that most people simply are not able to travel to Autogeek here in sunny, Stuart, Florida to take our BIG class where you get to work on cool cars. For those that can, the classes are the same time every year.

    1. Last weekend of January
    2. First weekend of May (this one is coming up in 4 weeks and there are 2 seats available as I type this post)
    3. Last weekend of September




    Class costs are $995.00 for the 2-day class

    Students save all the airline travel costs, hotel costs, rental car costs and food and entertainment costs associated with attending the 3-day class at Autogeek.

    All tools, pads, towels and products are provided.

    Coffee and donuts are provided in the morning and pizza and cold drinks for lunch.

    Each student that completes the entire 2-day class is awarded the Competition Ready Detailing Certificate.

    Alumni students have first right of refusal to be on Competition Ready TV show.


    Primary tools featured are FLEX, RUPES and Griot's with some others of course.


    The only guy I know that has been teaching classes longer than me and is still breathing is my very good friend, Ed Terwilliger who teaches classes at Cypress College in California. I'm proud to say Ed was on our Completion Ready TV show for the Petersen Museum episode along with a lot of other guys that had a chance to be on our TV show....


    Rick McDonough, Andy Wong, Derek Bemis, Nick Winn, David Sylican, Mike Pennington, Mike Phillips, Paul Cartagena, Ed Terwilliger, Richard Lin and Mike Stoops.

    (Not pictured but a member of this team is Joe Fernandez aka Superior Shine in the forum world)




    So if you're reading this and you want to attend one of these classes REPLY to this thread and as we lock in locations and dates I'll be able to notify you.


    I figure I'll retire in about 9-10 years so if you want to attend a class I teach personally then step up to the plate and get serious.


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    Re: Autogeek's 2-Day Roadshow Detailing Classes with Mike Phillips

    Quote Originally Posted by Capn Blackie View Post

    Excellent class and great idea.

    I was able to attend the 3 day class last October held in the garage at turn one of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

    This was a modified version of the normal classes and was sponsored by Autogeek, Sonax and Flex.

    It was very much HANDS ON.

    Rotary, DA, Flex of all shapes and colors. (amazing how easy it is to grab a polisher when you don't care if it is pink or not...)
    Mike I snot kidding about the power needs. More polishers then you can shake a stick at and cords to go with them.
    (Remember kids, bigger cords keep polishers happier and pick them up when you are done.)

    Sonax and Flex were both hands on helping us and providing products.
    Dimi, from Sonax, was a great addition to Mike's knowledge, and really many of the other attendees were much more knowledgeable then I was, so I was just soaking it up.

    Great class and a very cool location and made me know that I really want to get into the three day course in Florida as soon as I can.

    Thanks for sharing the above and I'm glad you had a good time. I have not gotten to all the pictures taken at that class but I WILL. It's just been so busy since that class with our TV show and other classes including our boat detailing class that it can get difficult to process all the pictures.

    Going through hundreds of pictures to create a quality write-up that documents the class is time consuming but I actually like doing it because it preserves the event forever and the reality is... I'm the only guy that's an "instructor" in our industry that both teaches classes, takes pictures and the creates these types of write-ups so others can see what they get to do when they take a class taught by your truly. I do this for Autogeek and I did this for Meguiar's and I'm happy to say that to this day every thread I've created that documents a class is still around.


    Pictures & comments from Competition Ready 3-Day Detailing Classes with Mike Phillips

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    Pictures & comments from Competition Ready 3-Day Detailing Classes with Mike Phillips


    The pictures tell a story and they earn people's trust with their time and money and for this reason I don't ever let anyone down.


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    Re: Autogeek's 2-Day Roadshow Detailing Classes with Mike Phillips

    Mike,

    I would love to know what costs are involved and what would be needed to host a class at the dealership I am at up here in Maine. We definitely have the space and facilities required. I will need as much information as possible so i can present it to the owners. We also have a vintage Porsche collection with some cars that could use your knowledge and expertise!

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    Re: Autogeek's 2-Day Roadshow Detailing Classes with Mike Phillips

    Quote Originally Posted by JKDesign View Post

    Mike,

    I would love to know what costs are involved and what would be needed to host a class at the dealership I am at up here in Maine.

    We definitely have the space and facilities required.

    I will need as much information as possible so i can present it to the owners.

    Thanks for asking this questions as we hope to work with dealerships, detail shops and car washes. Heck anyone with a large enough facility, this would include car owners with their own shops and like we did at the Indianapolis Race Track, right there on the track at curve #1 in the race car shops.


    There are no costs to the hosting company or people. And in fact, 2 staff can attend the class at no charge in exchange for the use of the facility, that's a savings of $2000.00 plus all the other expense a company or a person would spend to travel to our shop for one of my classes.


    Quote Originally Posted by JKDesign View Post

    We also have a vintage Porsche collection with some cars that could use your knowledge and expertise!
    These classes are the most popular with car enthusiasts that want to learn how to do their own work and also know that correctly detailing a car starts with the brain not the buffer.

    And of course, for all classes I'm always looking for training cars.


    If you have any questions, give me a call...

    1-800-869-3011 x206



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