Archives for February 2007

Detail Fest 2007

The 2nd Annual Autogeek Detail Fest has come and gone but the great memories will last a lifetime!

On Saturday February 24, 2007 Max and the Autogeek team welcomed the detailing community to Stuart, FL to celebrate great looking cars, good friends and good times, Detail Fest! If you weren’t able to attend, or attended and have some pictures that you would like to share, please visit the following links to our forum where forum members are sharing their thoughts and pictures of Detail Fest.

Today is Detail Fest Day!!!

Detail Fest 2007

Hello from Detail Fest!

Detail Fest 2007 Best Picture Nominations

Thank you, everyone.

Quoted by Meghan at

“I just wanted to officialy thank a few people that were a real asset to the pulling off of the best Detail Fest!
First I would love to say thank you to Max, without him giving us the resources he did we would not have had such a crazy and wonderful time. Max wanted everyone to have a great time and I think he got exactly what he wanted.
Next our staff, we have a great staff at PBMA! Monique spent the day inside processing everyone’s orders, while Lucas and our warehouse workers packaged them for the participants. Making sure everyone left with their orders. Melinda and Carlos manned the grills and served up the food for everyone, and then I caught them out back cleaning the grills with a foam gun. I will make sure those pics are up tomorrow!
Shannon took care of directing traffic and registration, while Ashley ran around and took pictures. She was nice enough to post them to the forum during the day for me, so everyone could see what was going on.
Jason took care of all the computers and the ordering area; assist everyone with making a purchase.
Dwayne answered questions about our Diamondite line and any other tech questions that came up. Darlene did all of our running around, had to send her to get Red Bull that I forgot to get for Justin!
Alfonso helped out with the wash station in the back, making sure everyone had whatever they needed back there.
As for our Vendors, NTS7, Edge Pads, Lake Country, you all were a great asset to the show. The chance to walk up to the company and get all the questions you have answered and then followed up with a live demo..well it’s PRICELESS!

As for the models and photographer, well thanks for coming out and work hard! The guys had them running all around and posing for photos. They signed posters and mingled all day. Lexxus was our announcer and assisted Max and I with keeping the show moving along well. Not to mention Lexxus brought a challenge for Justin…her car! It was one of those you see Justin post with befores and afters and we just are truly amazed.
Metro racing team was awesome! They took time out of their day to display some killer race cars, not to mention the West Coast Chopper!
Then there was Justin! If anyone has ever doubted his skills, they will no more. Watching him for like see magic happen, Justin is just unbelievable. I cannot thank him enough. Not to mention I spent a great deal of time with him and he is just a stand-up guy. Then we had Dennis Kelly, he did quite a few vehicles, including a blue vette with water spots that would not let loose.
Thank you both!

Then we have our forum members, everyone was great, Chris I am sending you a car bra for obvious reasons! Ed you are a great guy, was great that you stayed and helped us out with clean-up, had a lot of fun with both of you. Alice thanks for showing up early and assisting with directing traffice. Oh then there was Brad, I gave you the worst vehicle there and you made it beautiful, thank you. No doubt you will be successful in your next adventure. And thank you all for hanging out and going to dinner, had a blast with all of you.
As for Scott, Ernie and everyone else I may be missing, thank you for all the help, everyone really lent a hand. Not to mention my little fender bender you fixed!
I know I am missing a lot of thank you’s but I appreciate everyone that was there, well except for the sheriff at the end but everyone else….

We have a great group and I am very proud to be a part of it, thank you.”

February 21, 2007 Newsletter – Double Issue!

February 21, 2007 Autogeek Newsletter – Double Issue!

Pinnacle Natural Brilliance Instructional Video

Visit to view the new Pinnacle Natural Brilliance instructional video. The video guides you step by step through washing, swirl removal, polishing, waxing, and wheels. Learn the proper machine application of Pinnacle swirl removers using the Porter Cable 7424 and Lake Country foam pads. Its all here: from washing with a foam gun to applying Souveran with a buffer. See the entire Pinnacle line in action only at and (DVDs of this video will be available in March!)

Look What’s New From Pinnacle Natural Brilliance!

Pinnacle Souveran Liquid Spray Wax

All new! Pinnacle Souveran Liquid Spray Wax is the first carnauba spray wax good enough to carry the Souveran name. Building upon the firm foundation of Souveran Paste Wax, new Souveran Liquid Spray Wax shatters the mold of a typical spray wax with more real carnauba wax enhanced by advanced, liquid crystalline polymers. This is a true stand alone wax in the tradition of Souveran and Liquid Souveran.

Use Souveran Liquid Spray Wax as a stand alone wax or as a carnauba topper. The carnauba and polymers create a sizzling gloss and clear reflections over an existing paint sealant or synthetic wax or by itself on a well-prepped finish. Souveran Liquid Spray Wax will exceed all your expectations of a spray wax.

Pinnacle Souveran Liquid Spray Wax meets VOC requirements in all 50 states.

Pinnacle Crystal Mist Carnauba Detail Spray

The original high gloss carnauba detailer is back! Pinnacle Crystal Mist has been reinvented to create a deeper, wetter gloss and mirror-sharp reflections!

In 2005, we discontinued our original Crystal Mist detailer due to increasingly stringent VOC regulations in California. We reformulated it as a spray wax in order to meet these guidelines. Since then, we have been working diligently to recreate Crystal Mist as it was originally intended – as the industry’s most impressive detail spray.

Finally, we have hit upon the right combination of polymers, oils, and genuine Brazilian carnauba wax. We are thrilled to reintroduce Pinnacle Crystal Mist. Learn more about Crystal Mist, Pinnacle’s original high gloss quick detailer.

Pinnacle Crystal Mist meets VOC requirements in all 50 states.

Pinnacle Advanced Swirl Remover – New Formula!

Auto manufacturers are changing automotive paints and Pinnacle is keeping pace. Pinnacle Advanced Swirl Remover has been reformulated to remove swirls and scratches on today’s harder high solids paints. The formula now includes a different abrasive mineral with more cutting power and the ability to produce a higher gloss. Pinnacle’s diminishing abrasive technology allows Advanced Swirl Remover to finish like a polish. New Pinnacle Advanced Swirl Remover is safe and effective on all types of paint, including clear coats.

Pinnacle Advanced Finishing Polish – New Formula!

Pinnacle Advanced Swirl Remover and Advanced Finishing Polish go hand in hand. With the upgrade of Advanced Swirl Remover, we also replaced the abrasives in Pinnacle Advanced Finishing Polish with a higher grade of mineral. Advanced Finishing Polish now tackles more paint imperfections before diminishing into a fine jeweler’s rouge for a flawless finish.

The combination of Pinnacle Advanced Swirl Remover and Advanced Finishing Polish is the quintessential pair for mild to moderate swirl removal and finishing.

Update on Polycharger

Preorders of Polycharger Wax Booster will ship on February 23, 2007.

Polycharger is a wax booster that amplifies the shine and extends the life of wax or synthetic sealants, depending on which Polycharger you choose. This much-anticipated product will be on our shelves Friday and preorders will ship out immediately.

The 4 inch Cyclo DoublePrecisionâ„¢ Pads are here!

These 4 inch foam pads are in stock and ready to ship! Each pad is double-sided and works with a Cyclo Quick Connect DA Adapter. Available in 5 foam varieties, the DoublePrecision Cyclo Pads by Edge will bring a new level of convenience and performance to your Cyclo Orbital Polisher. The DoublePrecision Pads virtually eliminate vibration and they remain perfectly balanced as you polish. Upgrade your Cyclo to DoublePrecision pads!

February’s Show ‘N S
hine Sale – Wolfgang Concours Series

Get paid for your detailing efforts with Autogeek’s Show ‘N Shine Contest. Each month, we’re asking for your photos of a particularly amazing shine that was achieved using the designated brand as the last step product. To make it worth your while, we’re putting the entire chosen brand on sale for the month. This month, save on Wolfgang products. Use Wolfgang Deep Gloss Paint Sealant and submit a photo of the super shine on’s Show ‘N Shine thread. We will judge the best shine and the winner will receive a $100 Autogeek gift certificate. This fall, one grand prize winner will be chosen to receive a $1000 check from Max.

Even if you don’t enter the contest, you can still save on Wolfgang products!

Autogeek’s 2nd Annual Detail Fest

Detail Fest ’07 is this weekend! We reached our goal of 40 cars participating in the show and even more guests attending. Forecasters are predicting a warm 76° – perfect for detailing.

Even if you can’t be here in person, you can still keep up with the day’s activities. We will be posting pictures from Detail Fest all day Saturday on

Introducing Diamondite! Visit the new

Diamondite has quietly been making some of the best glass care products on the market since 2000. Last November, PBMA acquired Diamondite, including the brand name, trademarks, and distributorship. Max wasted no time expanding the line to include all-new products and kits for glass, plastic, and clear vinyl. PBMA has adopted the best of Diamondite’s products and technology and combined it with our years of experience in the automotive care field.

Diamondite now includes complete kits for glass, clear plastics, and clear vinyl. Diamondite products are real solutions to both restore and protect the clear surfaces on vehicles, boats, and RVs. These products represent a new benchmark in clear surface care.

We’ve taken the core principles of automotive surface care and reconfigured them to address the problems of glass, plastic, and vinyl. You won’t find more comprehensive solutions to the common challenges of clear automotive surfaces: water spots, mineral etching, fine scratches, industrial fallout, tree sap mist, rail dust, discoloration, and oxidation. Diamondite’s cutting-edge formulations tackle clear surface issues and leave headlights, vinyl windows, and glass with like-new clarity and shine.
There are simply no better products on the market to clean, restore, and protect the clear surfaces of your vehicle, boat, or RV. Diamondite is the ultimate glass and plastic care system.

The new Diamondite kits are being packaged right now. Here’s a sneak peek at what they can do…

Diamondite Glass Repair Kit

Polish scratches out of glass with the Diamondite Glass Repair Kit. These products and special applicators are designed to eliminate mild to moderate scratches and mineral etchings with zero risk to the glass. Use your dual action or rotary polisher for the best results. $49.99 On Sale $44.99

Diamondite Glasswork Kit for Machine Application

The Diamondite Glasswork Kit consists of four products that work in sequence to clean, polish, and protect automotive glass from a broad range of environmental contaminants. Each product works on the principles of paint detailing but with special glass-specific formulas. Diamondite glass products maximize the clarity and smoothness of glass while minimizing the risk of scratches. $59.99 On Sale $54.99

also available for hand application

Diamondite Clear Plastic Kit

The Diamondite Clear Plastic Kit contains three products that are proven to clarify OEM polycarbonate lens covers, acrylic, Plexiglas, and other hard, unpainted plastics. Our trials have shown that the Diamondite Clear Plastic Kit increases the amount of light reaching the road by up to 80%. Scratches are reduced by as much as 60%. But the impact on your driving safety is immeasurable! $49.99 On Sale $44.99

These are photos of actual results achieved with the new Diamondite products. You can get the same results you see here on your own vehicle, even if you’re not an experienced detailer. If you’ve struggled to remove water spots, scratches, etching, tree sap mist, debris, films, or oxidation from clear automotive surfaces, Diamondite has a kit to address your vehicle’s specific needs.

The new Diamondite is available now only on and

For a limited time, save $5.00 off Diamondite kits and up to 20% off individual products!

Plus, take advantage of close-outs now on select Diamondite products.

Porter Cable 7424 Kits now with CCS Technology!

We have recently upgraded two of our most popular Porter Cable 7424 Kits and they now include Lake Country’s new CCS pads!

If your just hearing about CCS technology for the very first time, here is some information on these innovative new foam pads from

“CCS stands for Collapsed Cell Structure. The face of a CCS pad is covered in strategically placed pockets. These pockets are locations where the foam cells have been closed. Polish does not absorb into these closed cell pockets, leaving more product on the pad’s surface and on the paint. This polish-saving design gives polishes a longer working time, which results in more successful detailing.”

The Porter Cable & Foam Pad Kit with CCS pads is perfect for new do-it-yourselfers! Ease into the world of machine polishers with this all-inclusive kit. It takes the guesswork out of selecting accessories so you can start polishing!

This kit includes:
Kit includes:
Porter Cable 7424
5 Inch Backing Plate
2-CCS White 6.5 Inch Polishing Foam Pads
2-CCS Gray 6.5 Inch Finishing Foam Pads
1-CCS Blue 6.5 Inch Finessing Foam Pad
2 Cobra Microfiber Towels
2 oz. Cobra Quik Clenz Pad Cleaner
12 oz. Pinnacle XMT Polishing Pad Cleaner
12 oz. Pinnacle XMT Polishing Pad Conditioner

If you are looking for the perfect Porter Cable 7424 Kit that has everything you’ll need to polish, protect and maintain a sizzling show car shine, look no further than the Pinnacle Porter Cable 7424 Kit with CCS pads.

This kit includes:
Porter Cable 7424
16 oz. Pinnacle Advanced Finishing Polish
16 oz. Pinnacle Advanced Swirl Remover
16 oz. Pinnacle Liquid Souveran Wax
16 oz. Pinnacle Crystal Mist Carnauba Detail Spray
6.5 Inch CCS Orange Light Cutting Pad
6.5 Inch CCS White Polishing Pad
6.5 Inch CCS Blue Finessing Pad
5 Inch Flexible Backing Plate
2 Cobra Indigo Edgeless Microfiber Polishing Cloths

Correct and protect your paint with three huge names in car care; Pinnacle, Porter Cable and Lake Country CCS Pads!

New Pinnacle Instructional Video

We have added another video to Autogeek with excellent step by step instructions featuring products from Pinnacle Natural Brilliance! This video has 7 chapters covering washing, drying, claying, polishing, waxing, wheels, and detailing the interior.

Stop by take a look… you are going to love it! This video is packed with tips on how to detail your vehicle and get the best results with Pinnacle products. A step by step guide to the ultimate concours finish.

Pinnacle Natural Brilliance Car Care Products & Instructional Video

Chapter 1: Washing Chapter 5: Wax
Chapter 2: Drying Chapter 6: Wheels
Chapter 3: Clay Chapter 7: Interior
Chapter 4: Polishing

Lake Country CCS 6.5 Inch Pads Are In Stock!

We have just received a large shipment of Lake Country CCS 6.5 Inch Pads and we will begin shipping them today!

Lake Country’s CCS Dual Action 6.5 inch Foam Pads are flat full contact buffing pads that work with your Porter Cable 7424 to correct automotive paint more easily than ever before. The CCS pads’ user-friendly features provide better control, less product waste, and a more successful detail.

Lake Country has improved upon the basic pad design with CCS technology, which actually slows the rate of product absorption and saves polish. With conventional foam pads, polish is absorbed into the foam rather quickly. This reduces the working time with the polish and may give you disappointing results. A build-up of chemicals inside the foam will also cause the pad to dry out more rapidly.

CCS stands for Collapsed Cell Structure. The face of a CCS pad is covered in strategically placed pockets. These pockets are locations where the foam cells have been closed. Polish does not absorb into these closed cell pockets, leaving more product on the pad’s surface and on the paint. This polish-saving design gives polishes a longer working time, which results in more successful detailing.

For a limited time, receive 2 CCS Red Finishing Foam Applicator Pads FREE with your purchase of CCS pads. These soft, absorbent pads are valued at $1.99 each. Limit 2 per order.

Upgrade Your Cyclo Polisher To The Edge 2000 System!

Patented in 1953, the Cyclo Polisher is the only polisher with patented dual orbital heads. The two heads move in an overlapping, circular motion and are designed to mimic the motion of hand polishing, but much faster.

From 1953-2007 the only way to connect pads to the Cyclo Polisher was to attach a rubber pad holder to the machine. The pad holders fit very snugly and worked quite well, for over 50 years!

Leave it to the engineers at Dedication To Detail, Inc., makers of the patented Edge 2000 Buffing Pads to come along and make the Cyclo Polisher perform even better! In February 2007 they introduced The Edge 4 inch DoublePrecision™ Cyclo Foam Pads. The double-sided pads are compact versions of the Edge’s revolutionary double-sided Edge 2000 foam polishing pads.

The same Edge2K Drive DA Adaptor that is used to connect Edge 2000 pads to the Porter Cable 7424 Polisher is also what you’ll use to attach the Edge 2000 4 inch pads to your Cyclo Orbital Polisher! You’ll need two of them because of the Cyclo’s dual polishing heads.

Once the quick-connect adapters are installed on the Cyclo Polisher, the double-sided DoublePrecisionâ„¢ Cyclo Foam Pads can be attached and removed from the machine in seconds. In addition to being very easy to attach and remove, the double-sided pads are perfectly centered everytime! The greatly reduces the amount of vibration while polishing!

Since the same adapter can be used on both the Cyclo polisher and the Porter Cable 7424, this means that the 4 Inch DoublePrecisionâ„¢ Cyclo Foam Pads can be used on the Porter Cable too!

So take your Cyclo Polisher to the next level with 4 Inch DoublePrecisionâ„¢ Cyclo Foam Pads. They are double-sided, easy to install and perfectly centered everytime!

A Great Valentine's Day Gift Idea

Just in time for Valentines Day, give the gift of car care from Autogeek!

Looking for a great Valentines Day gift idea for that special detailing perfectionist in your life? From now until Valentines Day we have a special on Two Jars Pinnacle Souveran Carnauba Paste Wax.

“Pinnacle Souverän Carnauba Paste Wax
is the wax for perfectionists, so named for it’s dazzling, 3-dimensional depth and unmatched brilliance. Formulated with premium grade carnauba, nature’s finest wax, Souverän is designed to exceed the standards of the most discriminating enthusiast and collector. In fact, this wax is responsible for the dramatic shines on winning show cars at major concours events, time and time again.”

Give your sweetie two jars worth of sizzling, show winning shine with two jars of Pinnacle Souveran for Valentines Day!

Super Bowl XLI – Wind, Rain & a Shiny New Cadillac!

Congratulations to the Super Bowl Champion Indianapolis Colts and hats off to the Chicago Bears for playing a great game!

Both teams made some big plays in this historic Super Bowl. Weather was certainly a factor as winds blew in and rain fell on a Super Bowl for the very first time.

Of course at Autogeek, we notice the cars! Did you see the see that shiny red Limited Edition Cadillac LXR that Peyton Manning received for being named the Super Bowl MVP? It was beading quite nicely in the south Florida rain. It sure would look great with a coat of Wolfgang Deep Gloss Paint Sealant topped with Pinnacle Souveran Wax!

Two New Formulas From Pinnacle!

New Formula! Pinnacle Advanced Swirl Remover

Pinnacle Advanced Swirl Remover was updated as of February 1, 2007! New & Improved formula is more effective on today’s high solids paints!

Pinnacle Advanced Swirl Remover has been updated and reformulated with a different type of abrasive with more cutting power and better gloss-enhancing capability. This new abrasive mineral gives better results on today’s high solids paints while still breaking down into a fine grade polish for a fantastically smooth finish.

New Formula! Pinnacle Advanced Finishing Polish

Pinnacle Advanced Finishing Polish Was updated as of February 1, 2007! New and Improved formula removes more imperfections and leaves paint silky smooth!

Pinnacle Advanced Finishing Polish has been reformulated with a premium mineral abrasive that removes more paint imperfections before diminishing into a fine jeweler’s rouge. Paint is left smooth with a unbelievable gloss and depth. Use Pinnacle Advanced Finishing Polish on any type of paint, including clear coats and today’s high solids paints.

February Show N' Shine Contest

At the Car Detailing Forum, we’re looking for some incredible photos that showcase your best detailing work.

Show us your detailing skills and we’ll show you the money! Each month, we’ll pick a product line. Participants will detail a vehicle using a product from that line as the last step product (ie., wax or sealant). The Autogeek staff will pick the photo that shows the most impressive shine. The winner will get a $100 gift certificate at the end of the month and be entered to win a $1000 check from Max at the end of this year.

This month, the brand is Wolfgang. If you haven’t used Wolfgang, now is a great time to try it because all Wolfgang products are on sale. Wolfgang Concours-Series Car Care

Submit your pictures by posting them in this thread. We will announce a winner at the end of this month. Good luck and happy detailing!