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Best tips on providing a perfect finishing touch

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Detailing veteran offers leading practices in our upcoming June issue.


BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Coming soon in the June issue of Professional Carwashing & Detailing magazine, 45-year detailing expert Dave Hornby offers best practices on using modern tools and advanced process to increase customer satisfaction and detailing results.

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In the article, Hornby notes the following ways to increase your results by protecting your workers and protecting customers’ cars.   

Protect your workers …

  • Wear safety glasses
  • Tie apron behind back
  • Use protective gloves and eye wear
  • Check and secure power cords.

Protect your customers’ cars …

  • Start at the hood
  • Use a polish applicator
  • Make an X on the pad using a fair amount of polish
  • Apply medium pressure while keeping the pad flat
  • Move pad in a back and forth motion
  • Start at a slow speed with medium pressure, increasing speed as desired
  • Do not buff the polish until it’s completely dry
  • Inspect pad often and do not mix used pads and microfiber cloths.

Be sure to read our June issue and let us know what you think.


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