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Changing perceptions and cleaning cars

How Rising Tide invested in autistic people.
“We as a society view autism as a disability that deserves sympathy,” said the co-founder of Rising Tide Car Wash Tom D’Eri, but at this unique business, where 80 percent of the workers are autistic people, it’s viewed completely differently.
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Building the dealer + vendor relationship through technology

The story of how one detailer found success with his customer base.
Most dealers have used, currently use or at least understand the use of a sublet company to clean their cars. The benefits of using sublet companies aren’t new to the industry, but having a great relationship with their sublet vendor is.
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Paint color restoration: Then and now

How today’s clear coatings can restore a paint's original color and gloss.
When I wrote "Why Paints Fade" in the April 2008 issue of this magazine, (which I urge you to digest before reading this article), I believed it was simply impossible to create a clear coating that would look as great, by wipe-on hand application, as an automotive spray gun finish would. I was wrong.
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Quoting a job accurately and providing great service

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. — An important part of turning a profit and keeping your customers happy is providing them with an accurate quote about detailing packages, according to a Detailed Image blog.


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Wheel-eez has unique roots, innovative product

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The idea for Wheel-eez wheel cleaner started with Cork Industries Inc. developing a safer cleaning product for printing presses.


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What you need to know about wax and paint sealants

Debunking the myths and falsehoods of detailing’s most common chemicals.
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What customers really think about carwashes … and what you can do about it.

Any kind of feedback, whether it’s constructive criticism, straight-up praise or heated ire can make your business better.


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Consultant's Corner: Different components of the full-serve model

In the March issue, in the column titled: The ins and outs of various carwashes, we were examining the different components of the full-service model and all the different facets therein. We covered the first half of the different wash stations and processes that involve the welcoming area, the vacuum stations, and the drive–on area.


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Former detailing employee ordered to pay restitution for burglary

GYMPIE, Australia — A man who broke into a detailing business and damaged and stole equipment, claims the company owed him money, according to The Gympie Times.


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Steps to keeping microfiber towels working well

Microfiber towels are a great tool, but they must be handled properly to get maximum value out of them.
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