I was looking at the new detailing survey in the January 2011 issue of the magazine I write for, The Auto Laundry News. In the detailing survey there were many interesting things regarding detailing such as pricing, types of details being done, retail and wholesale work, services being offered, labor times, labor rates and much more. It’s always a very interesting read when it comes out every year. But one thing kind of jumped out at me. In the equipment section where the survey asks what type of equipment detailers are using, I noticed that almost all detailers use the more common equipment such as high speed buffers, orbital buffers, wet dry vacuums, pressure washers carpet extractors, micro fiber towels, etc. We would assume at this point, these are the bare minimum or “essential” equipment that a professional detailer should have.
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Kevin created and implemented the detail training program for BMW of North America and now uses that same program to train detailers nationwide at the Kleen Car Detail training facility in NJ. In addition he has partnered with Optimum Polymer Technology to create a line of Optimum buffing products that are state of the art in the detail industry. He tests and does research for different equipment and product manufacturers to develop the best possible products. He has also helped develop buffing pads, Steam machines, and one of the most technical detailing videos in the industry, Buffing with confidence. He has spoken and presented at industry events and lends his skill, knowledge, and expertise whenever possible. His involvement in the International Detailing Association will hopefully lead to more awareness and better training and education in the detail industry.
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