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Autogeek's 2 Day Roadshow Detailing Classes

Autogeek's 2 Day Roadshow Detailing ClassesAutogeek and Mike Phillips are coming to you!

Have you ever wished you could go to one of the classes at Autogeek with Mike Phillips? If you've ever wanted to go to Autogeek in Stuart, Florida to attend one of Mike Phillips's Competition Ready Detailing Class but the airline, hotel and rental car costs plus the cost of the class was out of your budget, then there's good news!

The next Autogeek Roadshow Detailing Class has not yet been announced, but stay tuned and be one of the first to find out where you'll see Mike and the Autogeek Roadshow Team next!




While there is no class in the world that can compare to Mike Phillips' Competition Ready Detailing Classes, the Autogeek's 2 Day 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 - all in a location near you!

2-Day Class Outline

Saturday: Show Car Detailing - also called multiple-step paint polishing

The first day Mike teaches you how to take a diamond in the rough and turn it into a glistening gemstone. The first day covers multiple tools, pads and products on multiple cars. Depending on who's hosting the Autogeek Roadshow Detailing Classes, you'll have an opportunity to try all sorts of different detailing tools and supplies!

Topics covered
1. Cosmetic engine detailing
2. Exterior glass polishing
3. The proper way to use a waterless wash
4. The proper way to use a rinseless wash
5. How to inspect for above surface contamination
6. How to mechanically decontaminate a car including using detailing clay and clay replacements like Nanoskin towels, pads and wash mitts
7. How to inspect paint for below surface defects and determine the problem and the solution
8. How to prep a for machine compounding and polishing


Tools covered
1. Entry level orbital polisher with an 8mm orbit stroke length
2. Long stroke orbital polishers
3. Forced rotation dual action polishers


Pads covered
1. Specialized pads ranging from long-stroke specific pads to forced-rotation specific pads in sizes ranging from 3 to 7 inches.

Compound & Polishes covered
A variety of different compounds and polishes will be covered - everything from a heavy cut compound to a ultra-fine finishing polish!

LSPs or Last Step Products covered
1. Waxes
2. Synthetic Sealants
3. Ceramic Paint Coatings

Misc topics
1. Chrome, aluminum and stainless steel polishing
2. Tire dressings and tire coatings
3. How to tape-off a car
4. How to a paint thickness gauge
5. How to do the baggie test
6. How to cover-up and protect non-detailed areas and components
7. How to use the VIF form or App
8. How to match your services to your customer

Final inspection techniques

Sunday: Production Detailing
The second day of class Mike covers how to do high quality production detailing. There's a specific reason production detailing is taught AFTER show car detailing and you'll learn why in the class.

Production detailing is the bread and butter of the detailing business because there is a larger population of people that want their daily driver washed and waxed as compared to the number of people that want a show car finish on a special toy. You'll learn how to do both styles in Mike's class and you'll learn how to reduce steps and time while maintaining pro grade results.


Topics covered
The order of steps and how to do each step

1. Headlight correction
2. Exterior glass polishing
3. Wheel and tire cleaning
4. Chemical decontamination
5. Jamb cleaning - doors, hood and trunk lids
6. Car washing including how to use foam guns, the 1, 2 and 3 bucket methods
7. Canvas and vinyl top cleaning and protecting
8. Mechanical decontamination during the washing step
9. Drying methods for speed
10. How to properly and correctly use a one-step cleaner/wax i.e. production detailing
11. How to under promise and over deliver
12. Interior glass cleaning
13. Rock Chip Repair with Dr. Color Chip
14. Tire dressings and tire coatings

Misc. topics
1. How to tape-off a car
2. How to a paint thickness gauge
3. How to do the baggie test
4. How to cover-up and protect non-detailed areas and components
5. How to use the VIF form or App
6. How to match your services to your customer

Final inspection techniques

End of class
Certificate Award Ceremony
Book signing