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Articles by Bud Abraham

What is your detail business's potential?

How to grow your business and grow your profits.
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The sweet smell of success

Odor elimination is more than a spray and pray business; it can mean big bucks if you do it right.
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Testing bacteria and mold

If a detailer knew the nature of the bacterium in the motor vehicles they work on they might have second thoughts about being in the business. Or, if they
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The professional confessional

Editor's note: This article is from the October 2010 issue of Professional Carwashing & Detailing, now available online and in a digital format. If you have a suggestion for a
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The power of steam cleaning

Without question, vapor steamers are fast becoming a staple in the cleaning tool arsenal of many detail operations. The benefits of steam are many. For instance, steam cleaning is:
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Hire your best detailing staff

At Car Care World Expo™ 2010, I was talking with an operator who was complaining about the inadequacies of the employees in his detail operation. “They’re all a bunch
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The science of wheel cleaning

In the “good old days” wheels on cars were painted steel and a hubcap was made of chrome. Cleaning was easy and relatively safe. A little soap, some agitation with
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Manage your chemical costs

Chemicals are the life’s blood of the detailing business; a very expensive life’s blood. Detail business owners are confronted with the costs which add up over a year’s time
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Wax and paint sealants explained

There is probably no chemical used in the detail business today that is more misunderstood than waxes and paint sealants. When asked by the editors of Professional Carwashing &
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Windshield chip repair = clear profit

Editor's Note: This article also appears in the August 2010 issue of Professional Carwashing & Detailing. To suggest a technical tip topic or to submit an article, please contact Editor
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