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Mike Phillips' The Art of Detailing Paperback Book

Mike Phillips' - The Art Of Detailing
Proper Techniques, Tips and Tricks to Achieve a Show Car Shine

Mike Phillips will personally autograph your copy! Buy one for yourself or as a gift!

Mike Phillips is a leading expert in the field of auto detailing and reconditioning with 33 years of real world experience and a true passion for automobiles. Now he shares with you everything he knows about achieving a show car shine in his book, The Art of Detailing.

Mike honed his skills first as a hobbyist, then as a trainer at Meguiar's, and now as Autogeek's resident expert and Director of Training. But all you have to do is download his e-book! It will walk you step by step through the process of choosing the right tools, identifying paint imperfections, selecting products, and the application and removal process of those products. Mike's detailed explanations are simple and straightforward - just like his classes here at Autogeek's Show Car Garage. While there is no substitute for hands-on training, The Art of Detailing gives you a powerful reference guide at your fingertips.

This book is designed for do-it-yourself hobbyists and professional detailers.

Purchase The Art of Detailing Paperback today and you can begin learning Mike's professional techniques for turning an ordinary vehicle into a show car!

  • 125 pages
  • Full color images
  • Step by step instructions
  • Glossary of detailing terms


Mike Phillips Autogeek.net
Mike Phillips Autogeek.net

Hi Mike,

I have been detailing since I was ten years old. I’m now 54 and over the last 5 years I’ve learned so much from you and the forums. I just picked up your book and it is very concise and informative. Just wanted to say thank you for writing a book, in these computerized days for some of us “Old School” folks who still enjoy print.

I attended Detail Fest last year and will do so again this year.

Thanks again!

Best Regards,


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Eric Rodriguez
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Very interesting and informational. Mike explains everything you need to know with precision.

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5 Stars
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January 7, 2015
I tried the instructions in the book on my car with great results. If you are just starting out you need this book. Save a lot of trial ans error.

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December 31, 2014
Bought the iBooks one, gives useful info for I am brand new to the game, pictures help big time.

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great book! i am always looking back to refresh my mind , it's like my detailing bible !

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Great book, lots of valuable info
May 1, 2014
For someone who is just getting into detailing I've found this book to be as valuable if not more than any tool you can buy. It is packed with good information and how to's. I read it almost every night and am amazed at Mike's knowledge of the business. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to improve on their work.

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My 2nd one
December 14, 2013
My wife throw my 1st signed copy away by mistake so I'm having to order a 2nd one :-( But it's good enough to have to re-buy. If you new to detailing buy this book and get all your questions answered in detail with plenty of photos.

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Great Book BUT
August 11, 2013
Great book loaded with a lot of info But it fell apart and now I have a bunch of loose pages floating around the garage. I will have to hunt down the hole punch and put the pages into a binder.

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a Good read with lots of pics.
August 9, 2013
Books go a load of info with a lot of pictures. I do like the bit of history and detail info about cards and paint that's in the book. Unfortunately after reading half way through the first few pages started to fall out of the spine of the book. But otherwise I think it's worth it. I think you can probably find the info on this site or on the forum but nothing beats having the info in your hand.

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January 2, 2013
This book is amazing. It has alot of useful info along with great pictures. I was really impressted with how well it was put togather.

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Worth every penny!
November 6, 2012
I thought i knew everything about detailing, but this book has taught me a lot! I'd be prepared to pay double the listed price for this book! everyone should have one! Getting it personally signed too is a nice touch!

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Awesome info
October 14, 2012
Hey Mike, I attended boot camp a few months ago and learned a lot from those two days of hands-on experience. It was a great honor to receive this book autographed by you. A big plus is the way every step of this book is explained in a way I can read it and experience my self with those great tips and techniques! I will for sure sign up for next detail boot camp !

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Extremely stisfied
May 13, 2012
I just got a copy signed by the men himself. This book is The Kama Sutra of detailing! Great job Mike!!

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Great Buy
February 12, 2012
This book blew me away. Very useful info, great pics and finally a book by a passionate detailier.

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Awesome book!
January 15, 2012
Great book for everyone, particularly for the beginner. I read the whole book, and use it as a reference when needed. The forum is great but the pictures in the book are extremely helpful as well. Highly recommended for anyone who is into detailing at any level.

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great book
January 9, 2012
i needed this book.the forum is informative, but this book brings all the info you need right at your fingertips.i am constantly referring to it for advice. its like having mike as your personal instructor.thank you,mike, for sharing your passion.

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This book has given me the mental tools to tackle the paint system restoration on my 2003 Anniversary Red Metallic Corvette. Well done to Mike Phillips for putting all the eggs in one basket!

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December 30, 2011
This book had so much info I need to read it twice. I really enjoy the break down of everything and how it was all explained. Mike Phillips was amazing in this book. Thanks Mike

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Recently purchased and used a Porter Cable polisher for the first time. Without the book, would have found it difficult to use the tool properly. So yes, the book was well worth the expense as it was very detailed and informative.

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As a person new to machine polishing, this book is a MUST have. I read the forum, but having it at my finger tips is truly awesome. Mike takes you step by step w/detailed photos through the entire process. Thank you so much for putting this book together!!!

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Just received Mike Phillips' new book. WOW! 120+ glossy pages with pictures on almost every page. If you have been reading the AG Forum, you may see some familiar photos and alot more. Mike's book would make a great gift (don't forget the signed copy). Way too much to digest in one sitting. I jump around reading different sections and find I can't put it down. You NEED this. THANKS Mike and AG for putting this together.

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Absolutely Awesome Book!
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As a detailer, trainer, and instructional designer for over a dozen years, I can tell you that this is an awesome piece of material. It could be used as the text book for detailing. The great thing about this is that anyone on any level of detailing will enjoy it and get something out of it. For beginners it will put you on the path to become a great detailer with some great processes learned. For the advanced detailer you will learn how you may have strayed from correct processes or perhaps even pick up a few you didn't learn along the way. It is an outstanding piece of literature which will educate and entertain you from cover to cover.

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You neeed this book!
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If you plan on achieving the best results with the least effort, this is an absolute must-read. Rarely will you find a master of any craft who is also an effective teacher. Mike excels in both areas.

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Working my way through this book right now. Worth having as a quick reference guide, and you might even pick up some new pointers! ;)

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