A Guide to Professional Detailing

£2,000 | 1-2 people | 5 days

This course provides you with the knowledge and skills to professionally detail all areas of a car. Over a full week learn to:


- Safely pre-wash, wash, decontaminate and dry paintwork;


- Deep clean arches, alloys, calipers & tyre walls;

- Deep clean and restore faded plastic surfaces;

- Clean door shuts, the fuel filler, drain points, badges and other neglected areas on vehicles;

- Apply a range of sealants & waxes depending on paint colour and preference for durability;

- Restore polished surfaces using a range of chemical and physical methods.

- Identify different types of paint defects, recognise which ones machine polishing can remove or improve;

- The problems, pitfalls and hazards to be aware of before starting to polish;

- Types of machine & polishing abrasives;

- Types of pads and their characteristics;

- The variables available to remove paint defects;

- The fundamental polishing process;

- The common problems, causes and solutions in polishing;

- Clean and present engine bays;

- Deep clean vehicle interior surfaces;

- Remove odours from vehicles;

- Deep clean convertible tops;

- Restore discoloured headlights;

- Remove badges;

The course does not cover the polishing of single stage paintwork or the application of ceramic coatings.