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Mike Phillips’ The Complete Guide to a Show Car Shine Paperback Book

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150 pages of detailing tips, tricks and techniques to achieving a flawless finish on your vehicle!

Mike Phillips is a world-renowned expert in the field of auto detailing, both as a professional detailer and instructor.  Mike has over 36 years of real-world, hands-on experience with just about every detailing tool and product available. With Mike’s latest book, The Complete Guide to a Show Car Shine, you can tap into his vast knowledge and expertise to learn how to create a flawless, show-car quality finish in your own garage. 

Mike Phillips The Complete Guide to a Show Car Shine walks you through the process of restoring your paint to perfection!
Learn how to transform your paint from a swirled out mess...
The Complete Guide to a Show Car Shine includes all the steps necessary to transform your vehicle's paint from dull and lifeless to shiny and glimmering
To this! - A flawless finish worthy of a show-car. Say goodbye to swirls, scratches and water spots and hello to crisp, clear reflections.

Mike Phillips’ The Complete Guide to a Show Car Shine builds upon the information in Mike Phillips’ first book, The Art of Detailing, but also includes such topics as rotary polishers and clay bar alternatives like the Nanoskin Autoscrub System and Optimum’s Opti-Erasers.  What’s more, The Complete Guide to a Show Car Shine features what is arguably the definitive guide to the Flex XC3401 VRG Dual Action Orbital Polisher.

The Complete Guide to a Show Car Shine covers such topics as:

  • Washing Your Car
  • Visual & Physical Inspection
  • Paint Condition Categories
  • Detailing Clay & Clay Bar Alternatives
  • Car Waxes – Paint Sealants – Coatings
  • Maintenance – Maintaining a Perfect Finish
  • Flex XC3401 VRG Dual Action Orbital Polisher
  • Dual Action Car Polishers
  • Cyclo Polishers
  • Rotary Polishers, including the Flex PE14-2-150 and DeWalt DWP-849X

…and a whole lot more!

The Complete Guide to a Show Car Shine is the next best thing to attending one of Mike Phillips’ detailing classes at our headquarters in Stuart, Florida.  Mike Phillips has long specialized in descriptive, educational writing that accurately portrays his years of hands-on detailing experience and his latest book is no different.  The Complete Guide to a Show Car Shine contains the information needed to create a flawless, show-car finish in an easy-to-read format that people of all ages and skill levels can benefit from. 

If you have a passion for perfect paint or simply want to expand your knowledge of car care and detailing, pick up a copy of Mike Phillips’ The Complete Guide to a Show Car Shine and transform your ride. 

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


Learn how to remove swirls and scratches and restore the shine and luster to your vehicle's finish with Mike Phillips The Complete Guide to a Show Car Shine Paperback Book!
2006 "RedFire" Mustang GT polished to a swirl-free, high-gloss finish using the tips, techniques and processes found in The Complete Guide to a Show Car Shine Book.

Mike Phillips’ The Complete Guide to a Show Car Shine Paperback Book

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By Todd
Dripping Springs, Texas
October 20, 2016
Great book
What a great insightful book written by someone with years of experience detailing cars. I pick it up and read it and pick up new tricks all the time. Its a must for anyone who wants a car that has the look of a brand new car.
ProsWell written and easy to follow with lots of pics
By J
Los Angeles
June 25, 2016
Great Book
Lots of tips and tricks on this book, very easy to pleasing to go through. Mike Phillips seems like a professional and offers a ton of tips on car care from as simple as washing a car properly to machine polishing. Got this with my polisher, two thumbs up to Mike for offering this to us. He seems very passionate about detailing.
By Paul M.
New York
March 17, 2016
A great guide
Got Mike's book with my first polisher purchase. (PC 7424 XP). I have always done my cars and trucks by hand, but now I'm approaching 50, and it's not so easy anymore. Lol Anyway, I am very experienced with just about all power tools, including rotary polishers which I have used on boats for over 20 years. I figured using my DA polisher would be a little learning curve, but having this book to read and seeing as Mike is most certainly one of top guys in the world when it comes to using these machines, products, and techniques is a God-send. A picture (or video) is worth a million words with me, and after reading this book cover to cover about 5 times, and checking Mike's videos, I'm very confident in going forward with my polisher. Thank you AG, and thank you Mike!!
ProsGreat, detailed info. Just what I needed to read.
ConsMakes me want to buy every product in the book. ;P
By joel
midwest USA
March 14, 2015
must have book for taking detailing to the next level
this book gives detailed info on the differences and makeup of detailing products such as polishes,waxes, sealers, etc. along with much other info as to how and when to use certain products. Great for understanding how to achieve the best shine and protection possible and things like how long to expect certain applications to last in various driving conditions. Also info on how to achieve a great finish without doing a repaint on older paint, and tips on tire/wheel and brightwork/trim detailing along with products to spruce up your interior.
By Mike consiglio
East Haven, CT
February 26, 2015
Show car shine
Very useful and helpful tips and tricks in Mikes book.
By Bruce
Phoenix, AZ
October 29, 2014
Excellent Resource
This book is easily read, very thorough and helpful to a beginner, yet provides more advance information for those who might need or want it. Only negative preventing a 5-star rating, is the quality of the binding. Upon my first readi, the first table of contents page came right out of the book and I am gentle with all my books.
ProsEasily read, tons of useful and helpful information
ConsQuality of binding suffers a bit.
By Joe
Rochester, N.Y.
June 16, 2014
Mike Philips Book
Great book, learning to detail my own car. Thanks Mike!