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

09mayAll Day113-Day Master-Level Sanding, Polishing, and Finishing Course | BigFoot Academy$2500 per student, very limited availability. Click for more info

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$2,500 per student. Requires pre-class interview and approval for participation

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. To ensure that your skills and the content are aligned an interview will be conducted by the lead instructors prior to registration to determine eligibility for the class. If you are approved for participation the instructors will provide you with the link for final registration and payment.


  • Lead Instructors: Jason Rose and Todd Helme
  • 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!

Wondering what the class is like? Take a look at our previous Master-Level 3-Day Course video restoring a 1960’s Fiat to a show-quality finish – watch video


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.


may 9 (Monday) - 11 (Wednesday) MST

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