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Bob Keppel started Ace Car Reconditioning  in Portland, OR in 2004 and used Google, Yelp, Craigslist, and Angies List to grow Ace into the largest reconditioning shop in Oregon.

He now runs 3 companies servicing the reconditioning industry:

1.  Applied Colors.  Manufacturers of paint touch up systems for car detailers and PDR techs.
2.  SEO 4 Detailers .  Website design and marketing for reconditioners.
3.  The Car Detailing Blueprint. Operations and marketing guide for auto detailers.

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Feb042013

What you missed at the 2013 Mobile Tech Expo

The largest annual convention for mobile appearance techs was held on a Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in late January in Orlando, FL. The MTE is a huge opportunity to:

  • Learn about new products that improve your business.
  • Learn new ways of doing business from valuable seminars.
  • Build valuable relationships with vendors and other techs.
  • Take a break and go somewhere warm for a few days!

50+ vendors exhibited new products to improve your business.

What is that white box?

Having the latest equipment allows you to perform better work, faster. There were lots of new solutions for:

  • Vinyl and leather repair.
  • Paint protection film.
  • Paint polishing.
  • Limited-access dent removal.
  • Glue pulling dent removal.
  • Wheel repair.
  • Carpet dyeing.
  • Glass repair.

Many vendors let you demo their new stuff, in your hands, on real cars!

Where was Applied Colors?  We’re heading to the National Auto Dealers show in Orlando in February, but you’ll probably see us at the 2014 MTE.

20+ seminars presented smarter ways to do your job.


Topics included:

  • Paint defect removal – smarter and faster approaches
  • PDR 101
  • Glue pulling tips and tricks
  • Offering express detailing services
  • Nitrogen platic welding
  • Internet marketing strategies
  • Social media strategies
  • Alternatives to traditional car washing
  • Isolated scratch removal
  • Microfiber polishing pad technology
  • Renewing exterior trim
  • Adding profits with glass repair
  • IDA detail certification
  • Vale PDR certification
  • Deoderizing tricks and tips

 The world’s elite techs showed off their mastery.

PDR contest winner, Shane Jacks.

Contests were held for:

  • Traditional PDR
  • Glue-Pulling PDR
  • Leather repair
  • Paint touch up
  • Best mobile vehicle

Witnesses learned tips and tricks from the very best in their profession!

Don’t miss next year’s show.

Register here.  Or just follow the MTE on Facebook for regular news about next year’s show.

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