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21% Recommend this product (5 of 24 responses)
By Eric Rodriguez
Houston Texas
March 25, 2015
Knowledge is power.
Very interesting and informational. Mike explains everything you need to know with precision.
By Joe
FT. Myers, FL
January 7, 2015
beginning detailer
I tried the instructions in the book on my car with great results. If you are just starting out you need this book. Save a lot of trial ans error.
By Stephen
Mayberry, nc
December 31, 2014
Very helpful
Bought the iBooks one, gives useful info for I am brand new to the game, pictures help big time.
By Lee
November 6, 2014
Mike Phillips the Art of Detailing
great book! i am always looking back to refresh my mind , it's like my detailing bible !
By John
May 1, 2014
Great book, lots of valuable info
For someone who is just getting into detailing I've found this book to be as valuable if not more than any tool you can buy. It is packed with good information and how to's. I read it almost every night and am amazed at Mike's knowledge of the business. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to improve on their work.
By Russell
December 14, 2013
My 2nd one
My wife throw my 1st signed copy away by mistake so I'm having to order a 2nd one :-( But it's good enough to have to re-buy. If you new to detailing buy this book and get all your questions answered in detail with plenty of photos.
By Anonymous
August 11, 2013
Great Book BUT
Great book loaded with a lot of info But it fell apart and now I have a bunch of loose pages floating around the garage. I will have to hunt down the hole punch and put the pages into a binder.
By TPelletier
August 9, 2013
a Good read with lots of pics.
Books go a load of info with a lot of pictures. I do like the bit of history and detail info about cards and paint that's in the book. Unfortunately after reading half way through the first few pages started to fall out of the spine of the book. But otherwise I think it's worth it. I think you can probably find the info on this site or on the forum but nothing beats having the info in your hand.
By Auto Platinum Detail
January 2, 2013
Great Book
This book is amazing. It has alot of useful info along with great pictures. I was really impressted with how well it was put togather.
By Andrew
November 6, 2012
Worth every penny!
I thought i knew everything about detailing, but this book has taught me a lot! I'd be prepared to pay double the listed price for this book! everyone should have one! Getting it personally signed too is a nice touch!
By Alex
October 14, 2012
Awesome info
Hey Mike, I attended boot camp a few months ago and learned a lot from those two days of hands-on experience. It was a great honor to receive this book autographed by you. A big plus is the way every step of this book is explained in a way I can read it and experience my self with those great tips and techniques! I will for sure sign up for next detail boot camp !
By Steve
May 13, 2012
Extremely stisfied
I just got a copy signed by the men himself. This book is The Kama Sutra of detailing! Great job Mike!!
By Andre K. Boyd
February 12, 2012
Great Buy
This book blew me away. Very useful info, great pics and finally a book by a passionate detailier.
By surfinghankyd
January 15, 2012
Awesome book!
Great book for everyone, particularly for the beginner. I read the whole book, and use it as a reference when needed. The forum is great but the pictures in the book are extremely helpful as well. Highly recommended for anyone who is into detailing at any level.
By steve swafford
January 9, 2012
great book
i needed this book.the forum is informative, but this book brings all the info you need right at your fingertips.i am constantly referring to it for advice. its like having mike as your personal instructor.thank you,mike, for sharing your passion.
By Murman
January 8, 2012
All I wanted to know about finish restoration, but was afraid to ask...
This book has given me the mental tools to tackle the paint system restoration on my 2003 Anniversary Red Metallic Corvette. Well done to Mike Phillips for putting all the eggs in one basket!
By Jeff Iverson
December 30, 2011
This book had so much info I need to read it twice. I really enjoy the break down of everything and how it was all explained. Mike Phillips was amazing in this book. Thanks Mike
By Kevin Kandal
December 16, 2011
The Art of Detailing
Recently purchased and used a Porter Cable polisher for the first time. Without the book, would have found it difficult to use the tool properly. So yes, the book was well worth the expense as it was very detailed and informative.
By Terry
December 12, 2011
Great for all
As a person new to machine polishing, this book is a MUST have. I read the forum, but having it at my finger tips is truly awesome. Mike takes you step by step w/detailed photos through the entire process. Thank you so much for putting this book together!!!
By Bugeye
December 5, 2011
Show Car Shine
Just received Mike Phillips' new book. WOW! 120+ glossy pages with pictures on almost every page. If you have been reading the AG Forum, you may see some familiar photos and alot more. Mike's book would make a great gift (don't forget the signed copy). Way too much to digest in one sitting. I jump around reading different sections and find I can't put it down. You NEED this. THANKS Mike and AG for putting this together.
By Anthony
November 17, 2011
Absolutely Awesome Book!
As a detailer, trainer, and instructional designer for over a dozen years, I can tell you that this is an awesome piece of material. It could be used as the text book for detailing. The great thing about this is that anyone on any level of detailing will enjoy it and get something out of it. For beginners it will put you on the path to become a great detailer with some great processes learned. For the advanced detailer you will learn how you may have strayed from correct processes or perhaps even pick up a few you didn't learn along the way. It is an outstanding piece of literature which will educate and entertain you from cover to cover.
By Bill J
November 9, 2011
You neeed this book!
If you plan on achieving the best results with the least effort, this is an absolute must-read. Rarely will you find a master of any craft who is also an effective teacher. Mike excels in both areas.
By CieraSL
November 2, 2011
Buy it!
Working my way through this book right now. Worth having as a quick reference guide, and you might even pick up some new pointers! ;)
By Peter (Amsterdam)
October 19, 2011
Art of Detailing
Lots of useful information for the hobbyist or professional detailer.

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