Machine Detailing Class on April 24, 2010!

Sign up for Autogeek’s Machine Buffing/ Detailing Class on April 24, 2010!

Learn how to use polishers to correct and buff auto paint and the basics of machine damp sanding during this all day class taught by Mike Phillips. The class will be held at Autogeek’s Show Car Garage in Stuart, Florida.

Date: April 24th

Time: 8:00am to 3:00pm

Location: 7744 SW Jack James Drive – Stuart, Florida 34997

The class will cover machine buffing techniques using the following polishers:

D.A. Polishers:

  • Porter Cable 7424
  • Meguiars G110v2
  • Griot’s Garage Random Orbital
  • Griot’s Garage Mini Dual Action Polisher
  • FLEX Xc 3401 VRG Forced Rotation Dual Action Polisher
Rotary Buffers:

  • Makita 9227C
  • DeWalt 849
  • FLEX L3403 VRG Lightweight

Plus, Mike will explain the basics of Machine Damp Sanding with Meguiar’s Unigrit Finishing System.

This class assumes you already know the basics working by hand and how, why and when to use detailing clay. If not, then watch this video:

How to use detailing clay to clay your car’s paint to remove things like tree sap and overspray paint

The class fee includes:

If you have any questions, please call Mike at 1-800-869-3011 x206.

Please reserve your spot here. Spaces are limited! See you in class!

Updated schedule for Autogeek Show Car Garage on the Speed Channel!

After a break to make more videos, our Autogeek Show Car Garage segments will resume airing during Two Guys Garage starting on March 21. As always, you’ll be able to see extended versions of these videos at Learn about products available at Autogeek and get detailing tips from Mike Phillips, our resident car care aficionado.

On March 27 and 28, come down to Stuart, Florida to see the real Autogeek Show Car Garage and get hands-on training from Mike. It’s all happening at Autogeek’s 5th Annual Detail Fest!

Check out Autogeek's Show Car Garage segments on the Speed Channel!

The New Porter Cable How-To Video is Live!

How to use the Porter Cable 7424XP to Remove Swirls
This new video shows a 3 step process to remove swirls out of a clear coat finish PLUS how to do a TEST SPOT to make sure you’re getting GREAT results before you attempt to buff out your entire car.

This how-to video shows everything you need to know about using a DA Polisher to do a Test Spot on your car and then the idea is, after you PROVE your system, that is after you successfully use your choice of pads, products and technique to remove the swirls in one small area, then you simply duplicate the same process over the rest of the car. Once you prove your system by doing a test spot you’re guaranteed success.

By doing a Test Spot and proving you can make one small section look great you’ll have the confidence to duplicate your process over the rest of the car and create a show car finish.

You’ll see,

  • How to remove swirls
  • How to polish the paint to a high gloss
  • How to apply a paint sealant by machine

Packed with Tips and Techniques
Besides showing the correct technique for working by machine to clean, polish and wax or seal your car’s paint there’s also lots of tips and techniques included in the video.

Techniques work with all 3 popular DA Polishers
The techniques shown in this video will work with all three of these DA Polishers,

Universal Techniques
These techniques will also work with any quality Foam Buffing Pads as well as any quality Swirl Mark Removers, Polishes and Glazes and, of course, your favorite Car Wax or Paint Sealant.

On a personal note…
It’s really easy for me to be my own worst critic and there’s a few glitches for sure but all and all I think it came out pretty good and after a second editing it will be even better.

Please feel free to post any questions or comments you have after watching the video to the forum.

Thank you…
A huge thank you to Max for supporting this new educational division of and another huge thank you to Yancy for all his hard editing work. I’d also like to thank our Director Jason and everyone else at Autogeek for their help and support.

Click here to go to Autogeek’s New Show Car Garage Video Library!

Mike Phillips
Director of Training
1-800-869-3011 x206

Porter Cable Instructional Video as seen on the SPEED Channel

Another new video by Mike Phillips is airing on the Speed Channel during Two Guys Garage! In this video, Mike demonstrates how to use the Porter Cable 7424 XP to remove swirls from black paint.

Products Used:

Go to Autogeek for an extended version of this video!

Get hands-on polisher training at Detail Fest!

Director of Training Mike Phillips will be teaching a hands-on machine detailing class on Saturday, March 27 at two times: 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. The class is a must-attend if you’re interested in machine detailing and machine sanding.

The class will go over using the correct technique for the following polishers and then the students will be encouraged to test out the polishers during the hands-on portion of the class.Learn the basics of polishing with a machine.

  • Porter Cable 7424XP Dual Action Polisher
  • Meguiar’s G110v2 Dual Action Polisher
  • Griot’s Garage ROP Dual Action Polisher
  • Griot’s Garage 3″ Mini Dual Action Polisher
  • Cyclo Polisher Dual Head Polisher
  • Flex 3401 Forced Rotation Dual Action Polisher
  • Flex 3403 Lightweight Rotary Buffer
  • Flex 603 Full Size Rotary Buffer
  • Makita 9227C Full Size Rotary Buffer
  • DeWalt 849 Full Size Rotary Buffer

The basics of machine sanding will be demonstrated with the Meguiar’s Professional Unigrit Machine Sanding and Finishing System. If you have registered for Detail Fest by paying the $20 fee, you are already enrolled in the 9 a.m. class. There is no need to re-register and there is no additional charge. For anyone not showing a car, there is no charge to attend a class but we do need you to register for one of the available times.

Register at the bottom of the Detail Fest page on Autogeek or by calling us at 1-800-869-3011.