As the leading training company in the detailing industry, UK Detailing Academy regularly publishes articles and research on techniques, skills and business to benefit those new to the industry and those looking to grow and enhance their skill set.

Pre-work Inspection Forms

Pre-work inspection forms, like insurance, safety data sheets, first aid kits and risk assessments, are important details for a business that you hope you’ll never need, but you’ll be glad you had them if you do. they add a professional touch to a service and give customers clarity and confidence in your work.

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Managing Expectations is a balancing act, with a range of barriers pitentialls standing between what a customer wants, and what can be delivered.

Managing Expectations

Managing Expectations in the Car Care Industry.   The most successful detailing businesses are not the ones that deliver exactly what the customer asks for, but deliver the best possible outcome with a balance of

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TDS Topics

Whilst it seems extravagant, using low solids water will give you a much easier time when washing vehicles, especially over the summer months when the sun can play havoc with washing conditions, and could save you hours in clearing up dried water marks and drips

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Leather Colour Matching

When you get involved with any type of leather repair, you will find that a correctly matched colour will make any job a thousand times easier to complete satisfactorily. However colour matching still evades many who are otherwise perfectly sound and trained leather repairers, and it’s an omitted skill which can cause the most issues.

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Reclaiming training costs

If you own an existing business, the cost of a training course could qualify for tax relief… We take a look at the criteria you have to meet for this to work though.

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There is always a lot of confusion when starting out using the variety of chemicals in the car care industry regarding what pH actually is, and how it affects the chemicals we use and the surfaces we use them on; so we thought it could be useful to put together a brief guide on what it is…

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Ultra Solid Paint

Did you get it right?   Teaser results: 15% said to speed up ⇑ 85% said slow down ⇓   85% are right – Slow. It. Down. Like, 60bpm, smooth jazz lounge slow. UHS (Ultra

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GDPR Question

GDPR for third parties

As our weekend teaser we asked: Do you need explicit permission to submit a customer email address for a coating warranty…?

As with all great questions, the answer is a clear and concise “it depends”…

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In Solvent

We see ‘VOC-free’ and ‘Water-based’ and ‘Solvent-free’ being bandied around with detailing products, but what does it all mean? In this blog we look beyond the jargon and find out what it all means.

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