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    Next Competition Ready Class is September 29th, 30th and October 1st - Click here for more information

    September 3-Day Competition Ready Class - Stuart, Florida



    The next 3-day class at Autogeek in Stuart, Florida is

    1. September 29th
    2. September 30th
    3. October 1st
    4. IDA SV Testing will be on Monday, October 2nd



    Click here to sign-up or for more information for the next class



    The focus of our classes is always - Hands-on training.





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




    How to sign up for a class

    To sign-up over the phone, call Andre to reserve your seat before the class you want to attend sells out.

    1-800-869-3011 x244


    You can also sign-up online

    Click here to sign-up for the February Competition Ready 3-Day Detailing Class


    Price for 3-day class: $1,795.00


    Note: Our classes always sell out so once you clear your schedule, get signed up before it's too late. At this time we hold these classes three times a year.



    At Competition Ready Classes you learn both production detailing and show car detailing. You learn wet sanding and so much more. We always have cool cars for the class to learn on.



    You will learn to take cars that look like this....





    And make them look like this.....





    The Competition Ready 3-Day Detailing Class takes place on a Friday, Saturday and Sunday.







    OPTIONAL - IDA Skills Validation Testing

    If you want to become an IDA Skills Validated Detailer, we give the Skills Validation practical test on Monday following the three day class. You have to have already taken and passed the online Certified Detailer tests.

    More information about the Skills Validation Testing here,


    IDA SV Certification Testing at Autogeek




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    Re: Next Competition Ready Class is May 5th, 6th and 7th 2017 - Click here for more information

    Class Information


    These three day classes go over more tools, techniques and products than any other class available because I want you to be successful in all areas of car detailing. The classes are intense and incredibly hands-on. There is very little sitting time. After teaching detailing classes for 29+ years I know from experience,

    People learn best by doing, not sitting in a chair.


    So when you attend a detailing class at Autogeek you learn a lot because you do a lot. These classes are very comprehensive and cover everything from A to Z, inside and out and top to bottom.


    Friday


    Multiple-Step Paint Correction --> Show Car Detailing
    Friday's topics focus on multiple tools and techniques from simple paint correction and polishing to the most advanced paint correction procedures.


    Cool Cars
    Historically I always bring in very special cars for the class to work on including, muscle cars, classics and streetrods. The majority of these cars have modern basecoat/clearcoat paint jobs so everything you learn on these cars carries over to working on any new or modern car. The primary difference is the unique and fun experience of working on typically show cars in dire need of paint restoration.


    Entry level to the most advanced tools
    We start with entry level tools and progressively work through all tool set to end with the rotary buffer. Each tool set gets it's own car, or cars so everyone gets plenty of hands-on time with each tool set.


    Entry level DA Polishers
    This class session goes over the proper techniques for how to use entry level dual action polishers like,

    Griot's Garage 6" DA

    Machine polishing starts with these easy to use polishers and then progresses to tools which offer more power and require more advanced techniques to use correctly. This class is a foundational class where we'll cover the basics of machine polishing. This will provide students with a strong foundation for proper machine polishing techniques and as more tools are covered students will build on this foundation.



    Cyclo Dual Head Polishers
    This class session goes the proper techniques for using the Cyclo Orbital Polisher Model 5 Pro as well as the Cyclo buffing pads. The Cyclo polisher is unique in that it offers two buffing heads with incredibly smooth, low vibration polishing. The Cyclo is versatile in that you can no only machine polish paint but you can also perform a variety of machine scrubbing procedures simply by attaching one of the four different brush offerings by Cyclo.



    Griot's Garage BOSS Paint Polishing System
    This class session covers the new Griot's Garage G21 and G15 long throw orbital polishers as well as the BOSS buffing pads and BOSS compounds, polishes and waxes.



    RUPES Orbital Polishers
    This class session goes over the correct techniques for using multiple RUPES tools including,

    BigFoot 21 - includes both the Legacy and the new Mark II
    BigFoot 15 - includes both the Legacy and the new Mark II
    Duetto 12
    Rupes Bigfoot Nano iBrid Short Neck - NEW
    Rupes Bigfoot Nano iBrid Long Neck - NEW


    Plus the complete RUPES paint polishing system including Rupes pads and products. The RUPES company is one of the most innovative companies in the car detailing world with top notch tools, pads and products.




    The Flex 3401 gear-driven orbital polisher
    This class session goes over the correct techniques for using the Flex 3401 dual action polishers. The Flex 3401 offers both forced rotation and forced oscillation making it a beast of a tool. The Flex 3401 is specifically designed to do one thing only and that's polish paint.

    If you don't already own a copy of my how to book you can pick up a copy at the class.

    How to use the Flex XC3401 VRG Dual Action Orbital Polisher Paperback Book



    The Flex XFE7 15mm Long Stroke Free Spinning Orbital Polisher
    The FLEX XFE7 is the 15mm free spinning long stroke random orbital polisher introduced by FLEX. Students will learn how to mechanically decontaminate, correct, polish and seal using this new orbital polisher from Flex.


    For each of the unique tool sets taught on Friday we also cover multiple brands of compounds and polishes including,
    • SONAX
    • Meguiar's
    • Pinnacle
    • Wolfgang
    • Menzerna
    • RUPES
    • Griot's



    Students also learn how to use multiple brands for three different categories of paint protection including,

    1. Carnauba car waxes
    2. Synthetic paint sealants
    3. Ceramic paint coatings


    Students learn how to choose the best product according to the type of car and how it's used with special attention also paid to the owner's wishes. Students will learn how to educate their customer to match their services to the customer and how and when to upsell a coating instead of using a traditional car wax or synthetic paint sealant.


    End of day Questions and Answers Session




    Friday night catered dinner at 5:00pm

    The class is officially over at 4:30pm and at approximately 5:00pm Autogeek will provide dinner served in the Show Car Garage catered by TooJay's. Here is the menu,

    • Chicken Marsala
    • Grilled London Broil Sirloin
    • Mashed Potatoes
    • Green Beans
    • Caesar Salad
    • Rye Bread





    Saturday

    Production Detailing - The meat and potatoes of the detailing industry
    Production detailing inside and out is covered on Saturday including every step from start to finish to turn out a customer pleasing product. For the production detailing class I bring in modern vehicles that represent the type of cars you'll be working on in the real world. Friday is "fun day" learning paint polishing on cool cars but Saturday we dig in and really go to work experiencing what it will really be like to work as a detailer. For Saturday I bring in a selection of passenger cars, work truck, suvs and soccer mom vans.

    Whether you're simply taking care of your own personal vehicles or you're detailing for money, it's vital to understand the importance of knowing when to use a multiple-step approach versus a one-step approach for the exterior paint. Besides paint correction we also cover all other aspects of car detailing including interior detailing, engine detailing, wheels and tires, glass, plastic trim restoration and also headlight restoration. I also teach the order to do all these step to save you steps and thus save you energy and time will still maintaining the highest levels of quality to crush your competition.

    1. How to evaluate the customer and match your services to their needs.
    2. How to set-up your service menu to offer 3 detailing packages.
    3. How to evaluate the vehicle and fill out the VIF form.
    4. How to set up your detailing bay for maximum efficiency.
    5. How to make sure your shop is OSHA compliant.
    6. How to set up your shop for personal safety.
    7. Traditional engine detailing.
    8. Cosmetic engine detailing.
    9. Glass polishing.
    10. Headlight correction.
    11. Hand and machine scrubbing tires to prepare rubber for coatings and dressings.
    12. Iron X to chemically decontaminate painted body panels.
    13. Foam guns and two bucket method for washing cars.
    14. Nanoskin Wash Mitts and Towels to mechanically decontaminate paint.
    15. Dupray Hill Injection Steam Cleaner to steam cleaning interiors.
    16. Mytee HP60 Spyder & Mytee Lite II 8070 to extract interiors.
    17. One-step exterior production detailing - Learning the correct way to use an AIO or Cleaner/Wax.


    End of day Questions and Answers Session




    Sunday
    First thing Sunday morning we finish up any topics not covered on Friday or Saturday before going into rotary buffers and wet sanding. This includes,

    Convertible top cleaning and protection
    Students learn proper cleaning and protecting steps for both vinyl and cloth convertible tops.

    Tire dressings & coatings
    Students learn when to select a tire coating or a tire dressing for their customer's tires plus how and when to upsell a tire coating.

    Rock chip and scratch repair
    Students learn to use the Dr. Color Chip System for doing touch-up paint repair for scratches and rock chips.


    Rotary Buffers
    This class session goes over the correct techniques for using rotary buffers to do heavy correction work and polishing and how to finish out hologram free. For this class I tend to bring in large neglected work trucks or passenger cars.

    Students have their choice of using,
    Flex PE14
    Flex PE8
    DeWALT 849X
    Makita 9237CX2
    3M Rotary Buffers


    Wet sanding

    Students learn what wet sanding is and when to use it. All the various products for both hand sanding and machine sanding are covered.
    • Wet sanding by hand using Nikken brand finishing papers
    • Wet sanding by machine using 3M Trizact and Mirka Abralon sanding discs.
    • How to remove sanding marks using a rotary buffer and polishing swirl free using a dual action polisher.


    End of day Questions and Answers Session



    Certificate awards ceremony
    Each student is awarded their official certificate for attending and completely the class as well as their official Mike Phillips Detailing Boot Camp Class t-shirt.


    Wrap-up
    The class is wrapped up, any remaining questions are answered and feedback is gathered.


    Food and drinks
    Each morning fresh donuts and coffee will be available in the classroom.

    Lunch is provided and served at noon. There's a water cooler with cups in the garage as well as two vending machines, one with a great selection of cold drinks and the other with a great selection of snacks.





    Monday - Optional



    IDA Skills Validation Testing

    If you want to become an IDA Skills Validated Detailer, we give the Skills Validation practical test on Monday following the three day class. You must have already taken and passed the online Certified Detailer tests.

    More information about the Skills Validation Testing here,


    IDA SV Certification Testing at Autogeek


    Please let us know!

    If you have taken and passed the online Certified Detailer tests then call Andre to let him know you will be here on Monday to take the Skills Validation Tests so we have an accurate head count.


    Andre - 1-800-869-3011 x244






    Mike Phillips
    Host - Competition Ready on Velocity Channel
    Director of Training Autogeek & Marine 31
    IDA Board Member
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    Re: Next Competition Ready Class is September 29th, 30th and October 1st - Click here for more information

    ***Update***


    The Autogeek store page is now updated to sign-up for this class.


    Click here to register for the September class



    The February and May classes both sold out. Historically, the September class sells out the fastest. We normally have to tell people they'll have to wait till February or May the next years.

    So clear your schedule and get signed up early if you want to attend the September 3-day class here at Autogeek where you always get to train on cool cars and we cover the most topics, tools, pads and products.


    Mike Phillips
    Host - Competition Ready on Velocity Channel
    Director of Training Autogeek & Marine 31
    IDA Board Member
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    Mike Phillips Facebook Page
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    Click on a book to get your own copy.



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