SOLD OUT! 3-Day Master-Level Sanding, Polishing, and Finishing Course | BigFoot Academy

07julAll Day09SOLD OUT! 3-Day Master-Level Sanding, Polishing, and Finishing Course | BigFoot Academy$2000 per student (click for more info)

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The ultimate sanding, polishing, and finishing course at the world-class RUPES BigFoot Detailing Academy. If you’ve ever wanted to learn what it takes to finish paint to the highest levels possible, this is the course for you! Learn the intricacies, techniques, and science of sanding aftermarket paint to produce show-winning results from our globally recognized team of trainers. Students will be immersed in a 3-day experience where they’ll get expert instruction and then work right alongside our team as together they complete a full sanding, compounding, and finish on a freshly repainted restoration vehicle (yes, the entire vehicle!). This class is not for the faint of heart or the inexperienced. Your existing skills will be tested and you will work hard to complete the car in just 3 days. This exclusive class is limited to only 6 students.

IMPORTANT NOTE: THIS CLASS IS FOR EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONALS ONLY.  After registration and payment, each student will be required to participate in a phone or zoom-based interview and skills assessment to determine readiness for this class before participation is officially approved. Refunds will be issued to any student the instructors feel is not ready to participate in this training course.


  • Texture leveling (orange peel removal)
  • Sanding by hand and with dual-action tools
  • Rotary polishing techniques
  • Random orbital polishing techniques
  • Edgework sanding and polishing to a high level
  • Diagnosing paint, paint types, and contemporary paint trends
  • Paint correction variables
  • Paint polishing dynamics
  • Diagnostic instruments for paint inspection
  • Troubleshooting paint polishing problems
  • A special guest appearance
  • and much more!


  • Jason Rose, Global Director of Training
  • Todd Helme, Senior Technical Advisor
  • Dylan von Kleist, North American Marketing Manager
  • Troy Clinkenbeard, Mountain States Area Sales Manager



HEALTH AND SAFETY – Taking into account recent changes in local regulations regarding COVID health and safety, masks will be optional for the training event. However, if participants wish to tour any part of the facility outside of the BigFoot Detailing Academy, such as the manufacturing floor, a mask must be worn. If you have not been vaccinated we strongly encourage you to wear a mask. Students will be expected to make reasonable efforts to maintain social distance for the duration of the training and communicate to the RUPES team if they develop any COVID-like symptoms leading up to, during, or after the training.

TRAVEL & LODGING – The class fee does not include hotel or airfare. All students traveling by air should book flights to arrive at Denver International Airport which is approximately 40 minutes from the RUPES facility. Rental car, cab, or rideshare will be required. RUPES provides access to our corporate rate at the nearby Omni Interlocken Resort, and there are several hotel options nearby.

FOOD – RUPES will supply coffee and snacks in the morning, beverages throughout the class, and lunch each day. Dinners are on-your-own, but we encourage students to connect and coordinate dinners to strengthen their professional network and exchange ideas.

*Note – classes at the BigFoot Detailing Academy are technically focused and do not include business management, marketing, or operational coaching. 100% of the training is spent on the technical applications of sanding and polishing procedures.


july 7 (Wednesday) - 9 (Friday) MST

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