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Next Detailing Boot Camp Class - July 17th, 18th & 19th

Old 05-18-2015, 02:34 PM
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Next Detailing Boot Camp Class - July 17th, 18th & 19th

Our next 3-day class will be the 3rd weekend in July, starting on Friday and ending Sunday late afternoon.

These three day classes go over more tools, techniques and products than any other class available. There is very little sitting time as I know from experience,

People learn best by doing

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.

Production detailing inside and out is covered the first day with follow-up on the second and third day as we work through a total of 6 to 7 cars used for each class.
  1. How to evaluate the customer and match your services to their needs.
  2. How to set-up your service menu to offer 4 detailing packages.
  3. How to evaluate the vehicle and fill out the VIF form.
  4. Full engine detailing.
  5. Cosmetic engine detailing.
  6. Glass polishing.
  7. Headlight correction.
  8. Hand and machine scrubbing tires to prepare rubber for coatings and dressings.
  9. Iron X to chemically decontaminate painted body panels.
  10. Foam guns and two bucket method for washing cars.
  11. Nanoskin Wash Mitts and Towels to mechanically decontaminate paint.
  12. Dupray Hill Injection Steam Cleaner to steam cleaning interiors.
  13. Mytee HP60 Spyder & Mytee Lite II 8070 to extract interiors.
  14. One-step exterior production detailing - Learning the correct way to use an AIO or Cleaner/Wax.
End of day Questions and Answers Session

Saturday's topics switch from production detailing to a focus on tools and techniques for more advanced paint correction procedures.

Multiple-Step Paint Correction - Show Car Detailing
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 - Porter Cable 7424XP, Meguiar's MT300, Meguiar's G110v2, Griot's Garage 6" DA

Dual Head Polishers - Cyclo Orbital Polisher Model 5 Pro

Rupes Orbital Polishers including - Bigfoot 21, 15, Duetto, Mini and TA 50 Orbital polishers plus the complete Rupes paint polishing system including Rupes pads and products.

Gear-driven orbital polishers - Flex 3401 forced rotation and forced oscillation dual action orbital polisher is a beast of a tool that is specifically designed to do one thing only and that's polish paint.

Rotary Buffers - Including, Flex PE14, Flex PE8, DeWALT 849X, Makita 9237CX2, and 3M Rotary Buffers

End of day Questions and Answers Session


Convertible top care
We cover cleaning and protecting both vinyl and cloth convertible tops.

Tire dressings & coatings
How to coat tires using DP Tire Coating or use a tire dressing to complete the finished look.

Rock chip and scratch repair
How to use the Dr. Color Chip System for doing touch-up paint repair.

Wet sanding
  • Wet sanding by hand
  • Wet sanding by machine
  • Removing sanding marks with 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.

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

Food and drink
Each day 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.
Old 05-18-2015, 02:35 PM
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Pictures from the May 2015 class

Cyclo Polishers on a 1956 Chevy Bel Air Convertible

Rupes Bigfoot Orbital Polishers on a 1955 Chevy Bel Air

The Flex 3401 on a 1955 Chevy 210

Rotary buffers on a 1987 Chevy Silverado

More pictures here,

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Pictures From Detailing Boot Camp Classes
Old 05-19-2015, 04:25 PM
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Training Cars for the July class

1969 Dodge Dart GT Sport

My friend Luc just acquired this muscle car for his Mopar Car Collection from a recent Barrett-Jackson auction. It has a blue metallic basecoat/clearcoat finish with a tan interior. It also has a 478 HEMI engine with Dual Holley Carburetors sitting on a Quad Cross Ram Intake as well as a Dana rearend with 5:56, Strange Axles and a full roll cage.

This is a serious muscle car....

2005 Chevy SSR
This Chevy SSR belongs tofriendrend John and mechanically it's in super shape but as you can see it needs some help in the finish aspect.

More cars to be added as soon as I get the time to process the pictures.

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