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    1954 Buick Special - Coating Training Car for September Class

    1954 Buick Special - Coating Training Car for September Class


    We hold our 3-day Extreme Hands-on Detailing Classes three times a year.

    1. January
    2. May
    3. September




    As I type this, it's June 13th. The January and May classes have come and gone and up next is the 3-day class in September. That would be, Friday, September 27th, Saturday, September 28th and Sunday, September 29th.


    One of the coolest thing you get to do when you take the 3-day class here at Autogeek in Stuart, Florida is you get to train on a LOT of cool cars. I bring in more cars than any other person or company that hold any kind of car detailing class. No one comes close to the sheer volume of cars that you get to train on. No one. In fact, you can't actually see what you get to work on for any other class because there are no pictures and beside no pictures most of the classes are academic classes, this means you sit in a chair and listen to someone talk. Love that term, academic class. Not here at Autogeek or anywhere I'm teaching. People learn best by doing, not sitting in chairs.


    Transparency

    As I obtain cars for upcoming classes I share them on the forum and my FB page. I know people are curios about,

    What do I get to do for my hard earned money?


    I get it, that's why all my life I take the extra time to create posts like this so I can show you what you get to do for your money. Below is just ONE of the cars the September class will be training on. This is a very cool car and you will learn,

    1. Vehicle Pre-Inspection - how to fill out a VIF form
    2. Rinseless Wash
    3. Nanoskin Towels
    4. Paint correction including compounding and polishing
    5. How to correctly install a ceramic coatings
    6. Glass polishing
    7. Glass coatings
    8. Chrome and Stainless steel polishing




    And all of the above is just on this one car. You will detail on average, 12 to 13 cars at our 3-day class. Here's just one of the cars for the upcoming September class.



    1954 Buick Special Streetrod















    This is a sweet ride but it really needs some help.


    But you're looking at the above pictures and thinking,


    I don't see anything wrong?



    Of course you don't. The above pictures showcase the car, not the paint defects.


    Keep scrolling down...


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    Re: 1954 Buick Special - Coating Training Car for September Class

    More....


    I ALWAYS document the before condition. I do this for all the experts that "think" they know everything.


    Here's what the paint really looks like when you know how to showcase paint defects correctly. All we did was move the car out of the shade and into full sun.




















    And while you cannot SEE the contamination on this car I did feel it and "yes" it is contaminated. You'll see the contamination when we do a Test Spot using some detailing clay.



    Just need a dozen more cars for you to train on.



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    Re: 1954 Buick Special - Coating Training Car for September Class

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    To attend the 3-Day September class - click the link below


    Click here to sign-up online for the September 3-day class




    Or call Andre and sign-up over the phone


    1-800-869-3011 x244


    If he doesn't answer, leave a voice mail. He's a busy guy but he always calls everyone back.



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    Re: 1954 Buick Special - Coating Training Car for September Class

    Looks like a fun project..........is the Buick single stage paint, or has it been repainted with modern basecoat/clearcoat paint ?
    Rick......(Spelled with a "D" )

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    Re: 1954 Buick Special - Coating Training Car for September Class

    Quote Originally Posted by Chevota Guy View Post

    Looks like a fun project..........is the Buick single stage paint, or has it been repainted with modern basecoat/clearcoat paint ?
    Modern basecoat/clearcoat paint system.


    This car has a LOT of mods and upgrades. I don't know all the specifics but I can get them. By brother-in-law bought this after selling his 2014 Hennessy Corvette at Barrett-Jackson.

    It's the black Corvette in this picture from my review of the RUPES BigFoot 21 Mark III




    Review: RUPES Mark III BigFoot 21 Polisher by Mike Phillips


    My brother-in-law owes me big time....


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    Re: 1954 Buick Special - Coating Training Car for September Class

    Signed up for this class. I can't wait! Coming in from CA.

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    Re: 1954 Buick Special - Coating Training Car for September Class

    Quote Originally Posted by Jangeles View Post

    Signed up for this class. I can't wait! Coming in from CA.

    Good to hear!

    I have more cars I'm working on behind the scenes. Sometimes they work out and sometimes they don't.


    I'm hoping FLEX will hook up with the new CBEAST! In the past FLEX has been very good about providing their newest released tools for our class. Most of the FLEX tools in our garage were provided by Bob Eichelberg. He understands how hands-on these classes are and how many people go through our classes each year and getting your tools into peoples hand is so POWERFUL.

    Glad to see you joined the forum too!


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    Re: 1954 Buick Special - Coating Training Car for September Class

    Glad I signed up for September.

    Two items I really struggle with are headliners and HVAC vents. Will we get some time with those items?

    The hands on with the polishers is really appealing. I almost purchased some Rupes products but held off until after the class. Maybe I decide FLEX is better for me?

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