Podcast 36: Top Polishing Tips with Kevin Brown
Podcast 35: How to Strip Wax Before Paint Polishing with Kevin Brown
LIVE at SEMA 2017
This was recorded at my house. Matt came over for a visit to see my family and drive a few cars. This is what went down…
This podcast is LIVE from the 2nd Annual DetailersDomain event in NJ. Over 500 detailers showed up for an all day event, which included a Q&A series on this podcast. Hope you enjoy! -L
This might be one of my favorite podcast because I posed a question that made these veterans dig deep into their respective years of detail training. The question was: “If you had to train someone to prepare a car for Pebble Beach in 2 or 3 weeks, with no prior detailing skills, what would that training look like?”. Listen to the arguments back and forth about what is the most important aspect of detail training. I love this type of cerebral thinking. -L
After a long day of demo-ing products and tools, we sat down to do a LIVE podcast at DetailersDomain.com with Jason Rose, Dylan Von Kleist, Phil Yiu, myself and a surprise guest. We answer questions from the crowd: How to get into R&D product research as a profession, should wash the paint after compounding, how do you set-up lighting in a mobile detail situation, and much more. Huge thanks to DetailersDomain and the 500+ participants who joined us! -Larry
We discuss the difference between your company brand and your personal brand. How are they different or the same. We also chat with Kevin Brown about common coating issues and their solution.
This is live from the MagnaFlow booth at SEMA 2015 with Jason Rose, Dylan Von Kleist, Kevin Brown, and Derek Bemis. This is another great discussion about coatings, the new Rupes Nano machine, and Kevin Brown’s latest polishing ideas! Hope you enjoy -L
This podcast is about a video coming out soon showing the Kevin Brown technique with respect to his polishing direction. The “normal” cross-hatch pattern is no longer the accepted and he explains why with Jason Rose and Mike Stoops.
I’m hanging with the boys from NXT Training in California talking about how to detail in drought conditions, how to polish paint around emblems, and we answer FB questions from our listeners. Hope you enjoy!
On day 4 of detailing Freedom One we were all a bit tired, but rallied to answer detaiing quetsions from around the world (literally). This is a great episode that touches on multiple topics for pro’s and weekend warriors. Enjoy!
We discuss the plane restoration steps performed on Freedom One. This is the plane that was used to bring back the hostages in 1981 from Iran. Featuring Joe Fernandez, Jason Rose, and Kevin Brown. Enjoy!
We are live from the 2015 Mobile Tech Expo in Orlando FL, with Jason Rose and Joe Fernandez answering your questions from Facebook and Instagram. Hope you enjoy!
While at the 2014 SEMA show, Jason, Kevin, Derek, Joe, and I speak about the various professions within the detailing community. This thorough discussion should shed some light on what path may be best for your detailing career and which ones might not work with what your chosen direction. Over 100 years of experience in the podcast. Enjoy!
After a very long day, Kevin Brown, Derek Bemiss, Joe Fernandez and I sit down to discuss time management when detailing multiple amazing vehicles within a short time period. We were all exhausted from our long day(s), but we had a great time at the 2014 SEMA show!
Jason Rose and I discuss the order of steps typically used during a “full detail”. I have received many emails in the past few weeks asking if “wheels should be washed before or after the paint” and “when should I shampoo the carpet, before of after leather cleaning?”. All of which is dicussed on this podcast!
Many thanks to JR for all of his time and wisdom. We are very lucky to have him as a regular guest. -L
I explain what’s up with my knee and how I could have prevented it from happening. We as detailers destroy our bodies! Coach Colin is here to help us understand why we hurt and how we can minimize the pain from detailing.
Podcast 18 is a quick overview of what can be expected at some of the best car detailing training classes in the world. Jason Rose, Kevin Brown, Mike Stoops and a few special guests speak about their experience at the NXT Training Seminar. Enjoy! -L
We discuss how residue control is essential during the compounding/polishing process and specifically the conditions we encountered on Matt’s 5.0 Mustang. (This podcast was recorder 10 mins after we finished the 40 man-hour job at Meguairs Headquarters at 11:30pm. I’m very grateful to Jason and Kevin for all their support throughout this process. They are true professionals and I learn a massive amount of info from them every time we speak. Hope this podcast captures a tiny sliver of their genius) Thanks as always for listening!
This is a LIVE podcast from Detail Fest in Stuart Florida. We are talking about the best interior detailig tips from Jason Rose, Michael Stoops, Joe Fernandez, and Yvan Lacroix.
Have you ever wondered what those guys are talking about….Diminishing Abrasives and Non-Diminishing Abrasives? When should they be used and how are they different? We also chat with our good friend Roger Garbow (from the 912 Barn Find Find episode of Drive Clean) about how to get into the automotive jouralism and marketing world AND his picks for top cars of 2013. (Make sure to download next weeks SmokingTire podcast as I will be a guest in LA)
Thanks for listen and send me email questions!
We’re taping LIVE from the floor of the Mobile Tech Expo 2014 with 6 AMAZING detailers from around the country!
Bob Phillips, Jim Lafeber, Richard Lin, Jason Rose, Scotty Perkins, and Renny Doyle.
We review this years MTE and cover a wide range of topics, tips, and detailing advice from some of the top detailers in the world. This is a dream-team podcast and a must listen!
PART-2: Jason Rose from Meguiar’s (Global Technical Services & Training Manager) discusses SEMA, business tips for new and veteran professional detailers, paint coatings, microfiber cutting pad design, and steam machine pros/cons. Our conversation was so in-depth we split the podcast into 2 episodes. BEST EPISODE(S) SO FAR!
Jason Rose from Meguiar’s (Global Technical Services & Training Manager) discusses SEMA, business tips for new and veteran professional detailers, paint coatings, microfiber cutting pad design, and steam machine pros/cons. Our converstaion was so indepth we split the podcast into 2 episodes. BEST EPISODE(S) SO FAR!
This week we’re podcasting live from SEMA 2013 with an international tribunal of detailers. Scott Perkin (from Canada), Cameron Watson (of Australia) and Chris Hayes (of The Smoking Tire and Hooniverse) join in the conversation. This week we cover the ins and outs of attending SEMA, how to properly clean a smoker’s car, the differences in detailing across the globe, the long term effects of Plasti Dip and how to ethically break out on your own and start a detailing shop.
We discuss the 4 essential steps every business owner must perform in 5 minutes with the customer before detailing the car. Is this a customer you want? Did you inspect his car before accepting the job? Was there “price haggling” before any work was performed and how do you avoid it? All these questions are answer on this episode, along with Irish Rob and his perspective on UK cars vs US cars, the detailing craz across the pond, and he compares the “Festival of Speed” vs Pebble Beach. This is a must listen to!
Today we are onsite at the 2015 Cadillac Escalade launch party in NYC to get the first views at their latest design. I spent the day with Motoman TV and well as discuss the finer points of polishing a clear bra. This is a good one!
This podcast discusses what’s really happening with your yellow-headlight lenses and how you can fix it easily. Then we chat with our friend Motoman (from Motoman TV) about the evolution of Cadillac since its inception, rise to popularity, devastating demise, and its march to back to a top tier brand once again. He is an automotive historian and host his own webseries on youtube (motomantv). Enjoy!
Last week I travelled to LA to detail 3 Bugatti Veyrons and then visited Pebble Beach to maintain a few others cars (Rolls Royce(s), another Bugatti, and Merc). I spent the week with Mike Musto, AKA Mr. Angry, driving around in his 1969 matte black Dodge Daytona… which freaked everyone out! We relive the experience, concours event, and answer questions from Facebook.
We discuss the “myths” of the detailing world and questions I get asked regularly…then we discuss race track insurance, car as investment vehicles, and car-value fluctuations with Jonathan Adler.
AMMO NYC Podcast: Detailing Myths and Track Rat Jonathan Adler
Podcast #5 discusses the difference between steam machines and hot-water extractors and which might work best for your application. We also interview Scott Perkins from Scotty’s Shine Shop in London Ontario, he gives us his views on what it takes to start and maintain a profitable business in today’s economy. With over 20 years in the business, Scotty’s experience and insights are critical for future entrepreneurs thinking about opening a carwash/detailing operation.
We discuss the different product categories that have led to confusion amongst novice detailers. Whats the difference between Compound Polish and Glaze and why? (and much more) Then we chat with Mike Spinelli from Jalopnik.com, Savetheenzos.com and the Host of Drive Central and After Drive on the /Drive Channel. He answers the most frequent question he gets…”How did you get started as an automotive journalist and where did Jalopnik come from”. Mike’s interview is a lot of fun! Thank for listening and leave comments! -Larry
Drive and Protect – Product Confusion and Mike Spinelli
Understanding how paint polishers have evolved based on the progression and advancement in paint technology is important to think about before deciding which polisher is right for you. -L
Drive and Protect – Evolution of the Polisher and Zack Klapman TST
This is our first podcast and we are extremely excited to discuss the detailing world and tricks that can help business owners and weekend warriors alike. in this episode, we discuss the origins of microfiber towels and how to determine if one is “good” or “bad”. We also chat with Mike Musto of /Drive Channel’s Big Muscle about the muscle car culture and what defines a muscle car vs another. Thank you for listening and appreciate any feedback! -Larry
Drive and Protect – Introduction to Microfiber