Clay – the can do tool

Depending on whom you speak to, clay can either be one of the most useful “tools” in your shop, or just an expensive piece of play-dough. It’s been around for quite a few years now. Some detailers have embraced it, while some have no use for it. I believe that clay...

A Detail With All The Trimmings

In an exterior detail, we focus on a couple of key elements: the “prep” work — which entails washing the car, bug and tar removal, wheel cleaning, etc.; and buffing and polishing the paint surface to restore the paint back to showroom new condition. However, there is...

When to wax?

Above: The first day at home for the author’s new MINI Cooper. The car was 25 days old total from the factory and already waxed to protect it against a harsh winter. My wife and I just purchased a new MINI Cooper. The day we picked the car up, it looked great! Clean...

Buffing Pads

In last month’s issue, I spoke about the importance of buffing products and the need to know what they can do. If you have products that you are familiar with, the other item that is just as important to the buffing process is the buffing pads. Your choice of buffing...