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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 03-08-2007, 07:47 AM Thread Starter
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Any interest in a detailing class?

I've been thinking about doing this for a while now. And since spring is upon us, and people are wanting thier cars all nice and shiney, I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to do something like this.

There are a ton of people out there that can not afford to pay a detailer(like me) to work on thier car, and have little knowledge about products on the shelf or how to use those products on thier car, to do it themselves. I have more PM's about "how do I use this product" than anything else. Rather than see you guys screw up something on your pride and joy, I'd like to offer what I know to help.

I would host this at my home in Grapevine, and this would be free of charge(although bathroom use will cost ). We can touch on washing, claying, polishing, waxing, etc... whatever you guys want to go over. We can use the products that I have in my garage(mostly all Meguiar's products that are avaliable to any one of you guys on the shelf at AutoZone or Orielly's).

2 things that I would need to make this happen,

1- A test vehicle. Perferably black, and just your basic swirls.
2- A cash pot to cover pizza and drinks. I can't pay for this myself, and just looking for anyone that wants to attend to put up $5 or so to cover thier portion of the food.



So what do you guys think? Something worth getting together, or not worth the effort?

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post #2 of 30 (permalink) Old 03-08-2007, 07:50 AM
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I'm in... i bet my girl would come too. Teach her more though so she can detail my car for me!

My buddy MTD66 has a black 02 GT that's never been polished. He would probably let us play with his car
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i would be game for this also.
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Very generous to offer your home and knowledge. I am sure people will jump all over this! Keep us posted on a date. I would like to learn some new skillz

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I will be down to come, I have alot to learn and you do some nice work. My fiance has a black Beetle that is in desperate need of some attention.

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post #6 of 30 (permalink) Old 03-08-2007, 08:18 AM
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This is a cool idea. I see the products but I don't how to use most of them. I don't trust most of the things I read on using them. It may sound easy but I'm afraid that if I make a mistake, its going to ruin the paint.

I have a black '05 with plenty of swirls, white marks and chips. Detailers nightmare...
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I'm down for a class or two or three ...
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How about a sonic blue fox that has never been polished?

Either way I am down. Give me a date.
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I would definitely be interested. Its great how you would offer somthing like this for free.
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post #10 of 30 (permalink) Old 03-08-2007, 10:42 AM Thread Starter
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Well, lots of good feedback so far. Lets keep this going and see if there is anyone else that would be interested.

On a side note, I am not the "know all" of detailing. There are things that I do not know, and I can be a good student as well as a teacher. If anyone would like to help, please feel free to speak up(Shizzzle, this includes you).
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post #11 of 30 (permalink) Old 03-08-2007, 11:46 AM
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I'd be interested as well. Thanks an awesome and gererous idea !
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post #12 of 30 (permalink) Old 03-08-2007, 11:59 AM
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I'd be interested....depending on the date of when it works for everyone. I have a black '86 that could be used.....I need to learn which Meguiars products to use on different scratches/swirls.

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post #13 of 30 (permalink) Old 03-08-2007, 01:49 PM
 
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im down for sure...maybe if theres alot of people and u have the time..you sould do a couple diffrent days...just an idea
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definitely interested. car payment+gas+food+women=no money to pay nick to detail.

but I still want you to do it at least this once, so I'll have somethign to screw up when I try it.

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Im down Nick.. I voulenteer my big ass truck with a clearcoat scratch down the side, some swirl marks and a stained seat Oh, and some funky stain on the headliner, I dont even know what the hell it is.

But either way I will attend. I will try and stop by THIS weekend (finally have a completely free nothing to do weekend) to pick up the jack and stands

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Im down Nick.. I voulenteer my big ass truck with a clearcoat scratch down the side, some swirl marks and a stained seat Oh, and some funky stain on the headliner, I dont even know what the hell it is.

But either way I will attend. I will try and stop by THIS weekend (finally have a completely free nothing to do weekend) to pick up the jack and stands


Sorry, they've been sold
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Wow, very cool of you.
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Sorry, they've been sold
LOL... some left over 30 day policy I will give you a call Saturday to see what you are up to.

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I'm in, and could bring an old car or two as a test subject.
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Could always use a few more tips, I'm in and would volunteer my Black '06 Mustang. No swirl but I'd like to learn how I can improve the factory orange peel without wet sanding. That or learn a good wet sanding trick that keeps me from ruining the paint.

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post #23 of 30 (permalink) Old 03-09-2007, 02:46 PM Thread Starter
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Could always use a few more tips, I'm in and would volunteer my Black '06 Mustang. No swirl but I'd like to learn how I can improve the factory orange peel without wet sanding. That or learn a good wet sanding trick that keeps me from ruining the paint.

Jason



Jason, I think it would be best if we just kept it to the basics. No wet sanding or anything like that. I'm really not wanting to go over any rotary lessons either, but I may go over some of that.

Here's what I was thinking about going over:

1-Proper washing/drying
2-Claying
3-Polishing with a dual action polisher
4-Waxing/removing wax
5-And proper maintenance between washes.

I picked the dual action polisher because it seems there are a few people on here that have one, but have no idea how to use it. And for the people that do not have one, I want them to know that it is a safe tool to use on thier car's finish.
Maybe go over rotory a little, but I really hate to get someone fresh to put a rotary buffer on thier car. Kind of scares me a little.

Anybody have any other suggestions on what they would like to go over? I don't want it too be boring for experienced people, but at the same time not too complicated for the people that are fairly new to all of this.

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Yea, I understand. I'm still in more than likely though, maybe there's something's I don't already know.

I've got both a rotary and a DA. I see you're a Meguires guy, I noticed at the Autorama that Meguires has a really abrasive compound made for rotary only. Have you got any experience with this? Do you think this would work to get rid of standard Ford orange peel?

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I'm in, and would offer up my '01 Lexus LS430 UL in Obsidian for the demo.

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Im in, if you go over ways to rid cars of swirl marks. You can use my car, it needs lots of work. , that and im a poor college student.

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I have a black 04 cobra with a few swirls.

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