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In the pursuit of spreading valuable detailing knowledge and providing as many people as possible with detailing practice on actual cars, we have started the Autogeek’s Roadshow Detailing Classes! That’s right, we are bringing all of Mike Phillips’ plentiful detailing know-how and on your feet, hands-on training to a location near you!
But, Mike Phillips and the Autogeek team are bringing more than just a vast amount of knowledge and expertise. We are also bringing with us an arsenal of detailing tools, products, and supplies that you will be using with your own two hands!
We want to make it as easy as possible for you to hone your passion for detailing into more than just a hobby. The only way to do that is to learn, practice, and experience everything it means to detail at a professional level. Now, with the Autogeek Roadshow Detailing Classes, you will get the opportunity to get all of that and more through hands-on training, all without leaving your hometown!
While there is no class in the world that can compare to Mike Phillips' Detailing Boot Camp, the Autogeek's Roadshow Detailing Classes with Mike Phillips comes close! You'll be able to study with the master detailer himself and learn the tricks of the trade through actual practice and hands-on training - all in a location near you!
Do your car, your customers, and yourself a favor! Sign up today!
Plus, if you sign up 30 days before the class starts, you'll receive a $100 store credit that you can use on products to put all that newly-acquired detailing knowledge to good use!
Scroll down to see everything this class has in store!
Car Inspection & Prep This class session covers everything you need to do to a car BEFORE you start machine polishing. This includes inspecting using an Vehicle Inspection Form, Paint Thickness Gauge, Swirl Finder Lights, Baggie Test. Plus what to tape-off and how to correctly tape-off and cover-up trim, comments, tops, etc.
How, why and where to do a Test Spot One of the most important steps if not THE most important step everyone should be doing before detailing a car.
2-step paint correction and polishing This class session covers all the professional techniques to correctly compound and polish paint to perfection. Multiple-step paint correction is called, show car detailing because you're breaking the paint polishing process down into isolated and dedicated steps to maximize the end-results for a true show car quality finish.
This session includes tools from: FLEX, RUPES, Griot's Garage, Meguiar's, Makita, Porter Cable & Cyclo
Pads - Products
The morning session includes a wide range of pro-grade compounds, polishes and buffing pads for a very well-rounded experience. You will learn how to know when to use a compound versus a medium, fine or ultra fine cut polish.
Ceramic Coatings - Waxes - Sealants
The morning session covers coatings and dressings for; glass, tires, rims and plastic trim.
Final Steps The morning session covers coatings and dressings for; glass, tires, rims and plastic trim.
>Lunch Break< - Lunch and cold beverages are provided
Afternoon Session - One-Step Detailing
One step detailing is also called production detailing. In this session you will learn which types of cars and other projects are best suited for an AIO type product, (All-in-One), also called a cleaner/wax. The focus on this class is how to restore a neglected car's finish to like-new condition in only one step. Also called Speed Detailing. This type of detailing is great for enthusiasts taking care of their own daily drivers or for professional detailers for their budget package and also things like dealership work.
Washing Techniques for Waterless Washes and Rinseless Washers The afternoon session covers how, where, when, why and what for using either a waterless or rinseless wash. Correct techniques for both types are covered and when to use one over the other. Also covered are the correct types of wash media and other tools needed to clean a car without running water safely.
Mechanical decontamination - Why and how to use detailing clay and clay substitutes Students learn the proper technique for using detailing clay as well as clay substitutes.
Taping-off and covering up to save time and marketing purposes Students will build on the foundation created in the morning session as well as learn the marketing side of taping-off and covering stain-sensitive surfaces.
One-step high quality detailing Where the morning session goes over how to use a multiple-step approach for show car results, the afternoon session covers how to correctly use All-in-One products to compound, polish and protect the paint in one-step. This type of detailing is perfect for entry level detailing packages as well as daily drivers, budget details, RV's, and large vehicles like trucks and vans where the owner or customer does not want or need a ceramic coating. There are dos and don't when it comes to this type of detailing, which you will learn in the class. Everyone should have the skill set and knowledge to correctly perform one-step detailing jobs whether you're an enthusiast or you detail for money.
Tools - Pads - Products I call this free-for-all. Students can choose and use any tool and pad combo they previously used in the morning session. This is your opportunity to spend more time with any tool that has attracted your interest and attention and you're thinking about investing in. You can even use multiple tools, it's your choice. The importance of abrasive technology is stressed in this class as well as how to under-promise and over-deliver exceptional results. You will learn how to get show car results in half the time.
Class starts at 7:30am sharp and goes until 5:30pm
Morning Session - Wetsanding an entire car from start to finish
If you have ever wanted to know the art of wetsanding, here's your chance to learn from beginning to end, exactly what to do. This is a real-world class where you will work on real cars and this is the BEST way to learn the entire process from start to finish.
This class includes:
• How to prep a car for wetsanding
• Hand sanding techniques using Nikken Finishing Sandpapers
• Machine sanding techniques - Using 3M Trizact and Mirka Abralon sanding discs
• How to correctly use a rotary buffer to remove 100% of the sanding marks
• How to finish out 100% hologram and swirl free using any orbital polisher (your choice which orbital polisher to use)
• How to seal the paint using a ceramic coating, carnauba wax or synthetic sealant, even the cheater technique of using an AIO.
>Lunch Break< - Lunch and cold beverages are provided
Afternoon Session - Interior Detailing
You will learn the difference between a hot water extractor and a steam machine and when and how to use one over the other.
• How to use a hot water extractor
• How to use a steam machine
• How to use Tornador Air Tools
• How to clean and protect leather, vinyl, alcantara, plastic and glass surfaces