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Articles by Bud Abraham

Is it time for certification?

Bud Abraham
With the rapid changes in technology occurring in the detail business, with detailers transitioning from wholesale to retail detailing, and with all kinds of vehicles coming at us from
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Windshield chip repair = clear profit

Bud Abraham
Far too many detailers are missing out on an easy way to make more money.
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What is your detail business's potential?

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

Bud Abraham
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

Bud Abraham
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

Bud Abraham
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

Bud Abraham
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

Bud Abraham
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

Bud Abraham
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

Bud Abraham
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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