When you run a home cleaning or detailing business you receive a fair share of bad odours across many cases. For most customers, the scent of the interior of their home and/or car is more important than the look and feel of a freshly detailed interior. As soon as that stench creeps up their nose, they want it gone and fast.
Spend any amount of time in the detailing industry, and more specifically discussing the industry in the almost innumerable amount of Facebook groups, forums, and other various outlets and you’re certain to see the default post we’ve all made at one point or another: “ARG! Theres a hack in my town charging $50 for a ‘full detail’. I can’t compete with this and people don’t understand why I charge 5x as much!”
What makes one microfibre towel different from another? What the does ‘GSM’ mean? Why are premium towels so much more expensive than the ones I got at the store?
There are a lot of questions surrounding microfibre and just as much misinformation leading to confusion. We’ve covered the basics of towel care in our other articles, but this one is going to be different.
A great deal of time is spent discussing the various foam types and face design of pads, but very little attention is paid to the pads diameter and thickness. One could make the case that these factors are just as important as the cutting power of the pad itself. This article will discuss the various aspects of pad size and how that impacts your results when working with a dual action or random orbital polisher.
A common question asked by car care enthusiasts and an area of confusion for many people is the process of “stripping” their car’s paint as part of the detailing process.
Now there is no need to be concerned as the idea of “stripping” doesn’t entail the removal of garments or the removal of paint to reveal bare metal. For the sake of this article, a strip wash, or stripping the finish, is a method to remove all the waxes, sealants etc that have been previously applied.