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> Autogeek's 2 Day Roadshow Detail Class Friday, August 24th at Optimum Polymer Technologies

Autogeek's 2 Day Roadshow Detail Class Friday, August 24th at Optimum Polymer Technologies

Autogeek's 2 Day Roadshow Detail Class <font color=red>Friday, August 24th at Optimum Polymer Technologies</font>Friday, August 24th - Tools & Topics:

Class starts at 7:30am sharp and goes until 5:30pm

Morning Session ***Multiple-Step or Show Car Detailing***

Short Stroke Polishers
Short stroke polishers are considered 8mm orbit stroke length or smaller. For example, the Porter Cable is an 8mm orbit stroke length polisher and thus considered a short stroke polisher. The Griot's 3" Random Orbital Polisher is a 5mm orbit stroke length polisher and also considered a short stroke polishers.

The first short stroke free spinning random orbital polisher to mainstream was the Porter Cable 7424 and 7336 back in the early 1990s when Meguiar's introduced it to the car detailing world as an safe alternative to rotary buffers. Since then, a number of tools have been introduced that like the Porter Cable polishers, use an 8mm orbit stroke length with a free spinning spindle bearing and a counterweight to provide inertia and thus maintain pad rotation under pressure and around curved body panels.

In this class you will learn how to:
  • Mechanically decontaminate paint
  • Compound to correct paint and remove swirls, scratches, water spots and oxidation.
  • Polish paint to maximize gloss, shine and clarity.
  • Machine apply a wax or synthetic paint sealant to protect the paint and lock in the shine.
Products include:
  • Optimum Clay, Clay Lube, Compounds, Polishes, Waxes, and Sealants.
Pads used:
  • Optimum and Lake Country Pads


Also during the morning session, many of the miscellaneous topics listed below will be covered depending upon the needs of the training cars.
Afternoon Session - RUPES Paint Polishing System ***Multiple-Step or Show Car Detailing***

In the afternoon session you will learn how to use the RUPES Paint Polishing System including all the RUPES tools, pads and products.

Tools:
  • BigFoot 21mm & 15mm Long Stroke Orbital Polishers
  • BigFoot Duetto 12mm Long Stroke Orbital Polisher
  • BigFoot Mini 12mm Long Stroke Orbital Polisher
  • BigFoot Mille LK 900E Gear-driven 5mm Orbital
  • RUPES LHR 19E Rotary polisher
  • RUPES iBrid Nano Long & Short Neck polishers
Products:
  • RUPES BigFoot Compounds & Polishes
  • RUPES Mille Coarse & Fine
  • RUPES Rotary Coarse & Fine
  • RUPES P808 Protective Sealant
Pads:
  • RUPES BigFoot Pads

Late Afternoon - One-Step Detailing ***Production Detailing also called Daily Driver Detailing***

In this session we go over how to get show car results in one step. Knowing how to correctly use a one-step cleaner/wax or AIO is a valuable skill and knowledge asset as it pertains to detailing and buffing out large items like planes, RVs, boats and trailers. Plus it's the perfect product and technique for taking care of you own daily drivers. One-step detailing saves you time, energy and investment while delivering incredible results - when performed correctly.

NOTE: Students can spend more time with the tool or tools of their choice out of the tools showcased on this day.

Tools: Students Choice
Products: Optimum Poli-Seal
Pads:Optimum Pads, Lake Country Foam Pads, & RUPES Foam Pads
Miscellaneous Topics: Topics on Saturday are different than on Friday
  • Throughout every class there are multiple, multiple other tools, products and techniques shared depending upon the needs of the training cars.
  • How to do Headlight Restoration including machine sanding headlights.
  • Glass Polishing – how to remove defects in the glass like wiper marks and scratches.
  • Waterless Wash – How to safely clean a car using a waterless wash.
  • Rinseless Wash – How to safely clean a car using a rinseless wash.
  • Paint inspection using Paint Thickness Gauge.
  • Paint inspection using a Swirl Finder Light.
  • Paint inspection using the Baggie Test.
  • Mechanical Decontamination using Detailing Clay.
  • Taping-off – How to correctly tape-off a car and cover-up sensitive areas.
  • Exterior Black Plastic Restoration.
  • Paint inspection using the Baggie Test.
  • Cosmetic Engine Detailing.
Bonus: Wetsanding technique by hand and by machine demo.
  • Nikken Finishing Papers
  • Mirka Abralon Sanding Discs
  • 3M Trizact Sanding Discs
End of day
  • Class wraps up. Questions and answers.
  • Certificate Award Ceremony
  • Book Signing