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The Auto Detailing Podcast

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Rank #33 in Automotive category

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Leisure
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The Auto Detailing Podcast is a show dedicated to all things auto detailing. Whether you are a weekend warrior, drive way detailer, just starting your detail business, or you have been detailing for many years there is something we can all learn. This show gives you valuable tips, tricks and interviews with todays top detailers across the world. We focus heavily on efficiency and award winning results - We keep it real and make sure every episode gives you multiple take aways to make you a better auto detailer.

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The Auto Detailing Podcast is a show dedicated to all things auto detailing. Whether you are a weekend warrior, drive way detailer, just starting your detail business, or you have been detailing for many years there is something we can all learn. This show gives you valuable tips, tricks and interviews with todays top detailers across the world. We focus heavily on efficiency and award winning results - We keep it real and make sure every episode gives you multiple take aways to make you a better auto detailer.

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Top notch content! I listen daily Jimbo keep em’ coming!

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I can't get this to play I even updated my phone

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140 Ratings
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124
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2
3
3

Hell yeah!

By mknnljbn - Jul 13 2019
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Top notch content! I listen daily Jimbo keep em’ coming!

This won't play for me

By 18472&/& - Feb 17 2019
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I can't get this to play I even updated my phone

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The Auto Detailing Podcast is a show dedicated to all things auto detailing. Whether you are a weekend warrior, drive way detailer, just starting your detail business, or you have been detailing for many years there is something we can all learn. This show gives you valuable tips, tricks and interviews with todays top detailers across the world. We focus heavily on efficiency and award winning results - We keep it real and make sure every episode gives you multiple take aways to make you a better auto detailer.

#TBT: #18 – The Business Of Detailing w/ Scott Perkin

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This is a throwback episode, but the content is ever green. 

JimboDaily.com - check out the Auto Detailing Podcast Store.

DetailerInnerCircle.com - Take your detailing business to new levels.

Join the Auto Detailing Facebook Private Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1831796460459049/

Dec 11 2018

58mins

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Daily Detail Tip: Why You Should Be Foaming EVERY Car

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Why You Should Be Foaming EVERY Car and Is Foaming the best marketing idea ever? 

JimboDaily.com - Premium Microfiber Towels and accessories. 

Use code Elite at checkout for FREE GOODIES! 

Apr 27 2018

5mins

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234: How to make $96,000 A Year Detailing As A Side Hustle

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Today on the show we talk about WHY you shouldn't have a wait list of clients, why its not cool to have a waiting list of 9 months. How to make supply and demand work for you - how to make more money with your detailing efforts in less time with less clients. How to wake up on the first on the month with $8,000 in your bank account AND of course the detailermarketingbootcamp.com coming up on June 4th, 2016.

SIGN UP FOR THE DETAILER MARKETING BOOTCAMP AT detailermarketingbootcamp.com 

Guest Suggestions and Show Feedback - We want to hear from you, send in your guest suggestions and personal questions you want to hear answered on the show!

Resources To Make You A Better Detailer: 

Looking to get more customers coming through the door? Let us show you our fail proof way how – Google Ad Words Training For Detailers . AutoDetailingPodcast.com/Google

Blue Host – Get FREE domains with hosting plans – get your website back on track today!

What Products does Jimbo use? Find out at AutoDetailingPodcast.com/Resources 

You can also watch these episodes on our YouTube Channel HERE.

May 30 2016

34mins

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259: Best Interior Detailing Tips w/ Scott Perkin

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What are the best interior detailing tips? Listen in to Scott Perkin of Scotty's Shine Shop to find out how to properly clean an interior and have it stay that way!

Connect With Scott: 

http://shineshop.ca

https://www.facebook.com/scottysshineshop

Connect With Jimbo: 

http://www.Facebook.com/Jimbo.Balaam

http://www.YouTube.com/JBalaam

http://www.Twitter.com/JimboBalaam

http://www.Facebook.com/AutoDetailingPodcast

What Products does Jimbo use? Find out at  Best Car Detailing Products

Today's Show Sponsor: 

The Better Software Company - CRM for Auto Detailers visit them at TheBetterSoftwareCompany.com tell them Jimbo Sent You! Guest Suggestions and Show Feedback - We want to hear from you, send in your guest suggestions and personal questions you want to hear answered on the show!

Resources To Make You A Better Detailer: 

Looking to get more customers coming through the door? Let us show you our fail proof way how – Google Ad Words Training For Detailers . AutoDetailingPodcast.com/Google

Blue Host – Get FREE domains with hosting plans – get your website back on track today! AutoDetailingPodcast.com/Bluehost

You can also watch these episodes on our YouTube Channel HERE. AutoDetailingPodcast.com/YouTube

Nov 28 2016

1hr 22mins

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279: How To Set Your Pricing To Be Successful w/ Pete Gilcrest

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Pete Gilchrist is 29 years old and from Belfast in Northern Ireland.  He has always been a gearhead, even as a little kid.  When he left school he got into car body repair.  He says “I didn’t really enjoy the work but spent most of my time in the detailing bay as I loved that side of things”. Listen in to hear the rest of Peter’s story! 

Connect With Peter: 

Peter Gilchrist Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/pete.gilchrist.54?fref=ts

PMG Autocare Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/pmgautocareni/?ref=br_rs

PMG Autocare Website – http://www.detailingbelfast.co.uk/

Connect With Jimbo:

http://www.Facebook.com/Jimbo.Balaam

http://www.YouTube.com/JBalaam

http://www.Facebook.com/AutoDetailingPodcast

What Products does Jimbo use? Find out at Best Car Detailing Products

Guest Suggestions and Show Feedback - We want to hear from you, send in your guest suggestions and personal questions you want to hear answered on the show!

Resources To Make You A Better Detailer: 

Looking to get more customers coming through the door? Let us show you our fail proof way how – Google Ad Words Training For Detailers . AutoDetailingPodcast.com/Google

Blue Host – Get FREE domains with hosting plans – get your website back on track today! AutoDetailingPodcast.com/Bluehost

You can also watch these episodes on our YouTube Channel HERE. AutoDetailingPodcast.com/YouTube

Apr 17 2017

40mins

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372: From $10 Car Washes To $2,500 Details w/ Andres Perez

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From $10 Car Washes To $2,500 Details w/ Andres Perez

JimboDaily.com - check out the Auto Detailing Podcast Store.

DetailerInnerCircle.com - Take your detailing business to new levels.

Join the Auto Detailing Facebook Private Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1831796460459049/

Feb 11 2019

29mins

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WHO IS WILSON AUTO DETAILING - LIVE CHAT WITH LUKE WILSON

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WHO IS WILSON AUTO DETAILING - LIVE CHAT WITH LUKE WILSON

JimboDaily.com - check out the Auto Detailing Podcast Store.

DetailerInnerCircle.com - Take your detailing business to new levels.

Join the Auto Detailing Facebook Private Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1831796460459049/

CHECK OUT MY LIVE EVEN - AUTODETAILINGLIVESTREAM.COM

Aug 06 2018

48mins

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#TBT: 230: What Every Detailer Ought To Know About Marketing Their Business

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#TBT: 230: What Every Detailer Ought To Know About Marketing Their Business

JimboDaily.com - check out the Auto Detailing Podcast Store.

DetailerInnerCircle.com - Take your detailing business to new levels.

Join the Auto Detailing Facebook Private Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1831796460459049/

Nov 15 2018

43mins

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260 - Detailing Myths For Detailers w/ Darren Priest

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After being in the industry for almost a decade I have come to the realization that there are “to many to count” when it comes to myths about detailing.

A ton of my customers have apparently “owned auto detailing” businesses in the past and want to pass on their mis-information.

I welcome new tips and tricks all the time, especially when it comes from someone who has gone before me, but lately i’ve been getting tips that I just simply know are not right.

On the other hand, there is a lot of confusion with detailers just starting their business about what is the right way to do simple detailing, while remaining profitable.

The simplest of these being that you must work on high end cars only to make money.

Connect With Jimbo: 

http://www.Facebook.com/Jimbo.Balaam

http://www.YouTube.com/JBalaam

http://www.Twitter.com/JimboBalaam

http://www.Facebook.com/AutoDetailingPodcast

What Products does Jimbo use? Find out at  Best Car Detailing Products

Today's Show Sponsor: 

The Better Software Company - CRM for Auto Detailers visit them at TheBetterSoftwareCompany.com tell them Jimbo Sent You!

Guest Suggestions and Show Feedback - We want to hear from you, send in your guest suggestions and personal questions you want to hear answered on the show!

Resources To Make You A Better Detailer: 

Looking to get more customers coming through the door? Let us show you our fail proof way how – Google Ad Words Training For Detailers . AutoDetailingPodcast.com/Google

Blue Host – Get FREE domains with hosting plans – get your website back on track today! AutoDetailingPodcast.com/Bluehost

You can also watch these episodes on our YouTube Channel HERE. AutoDetailingPodcast.com/YouTube

Dec 05 2016

55mins

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342: 3 Steps To Make $100,000 A Year As An Auto Detailer

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Making $100,000 as an auto detailer is surprisingly simple.

In this episode Pete and I break down the exact 3 Steps To Make $100,000 A Year As An Auto Detailer.

If you want help taking your detailing business to the $100k a year mark head over to DetailerInnerCircle.com

SEE MY GO TO DETAILING PRODUCTS:

http://www.JIMBODAILY.com

CONNECT WITH JIMBO:

http://www.Facebook.com/jimbo.balaam http://www.Facebook.com/AutoDetailingPodcast http://www.AutoDetailingPodcast.com http://www.AutoDetailingPodcast.com/Resources

Jul 09 2018

49mins

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406: 4 WAYS TO STAY BUSY WHEN BUSINESS SLOWS DOWN

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4 WAYS TO STAY BUSY WHEN BUSINESS SLOWS DOWN

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FACEBOOK: http://www.Facebook.com/AutoDetailingPodcast or http://www.facebook.com/jimbo.balaam

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Oct 28 2019

13mins

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343: Who Is Pan The Organizer?

Jul 16 2018

1hr 1min

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#TBT: 279: How To Set Your Pricing To Be Successful w/ Pete Gilcrest

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AutoDetailingPodcast.com/YouTube - Follow My Comparison Videos

JimboDaily.com - check out the Auto Detailing Podcast Store.

DetailerInnerCircle.com - Take your detailing business to new levels.

Join the Auto Detailing Facebook Private Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1831796460459049/

Nov 01 2018

40mins

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334: Pints and Polishing Podcast w/ Jimbo Balaam

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334: Pints and Polishing Podcast w/ Jimbo Balaam

JimboDaily.com - Save 15% off the Jimbo Kit with code PODCAST 

Sponsor of today's show: Autofiber.com - premium microfiber towels! 

May 07 2018

1hr 19mins

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370: Creating A High End Detailing Shop From Scratch w/ Kaan Aya

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Creating A High End Detailing Shop From Scratch w/ Kaan Aya

JimboDaily.com - check out the Auto Detailing Podcast Store.

DetailerInnerCircle.com - Take your detailing business to new levels.

Join the Auto Detailing Facebook Private Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1831796460459049/

Jan 28 2019

1hr 5mins

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323: American Detailer Garage Update w/ Billy Baugus

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American Detailer Garage Update w/ Billy Baugus

Connect With Jimbo:

http://www.Facebook.com/Jimbo.Balaam

http://www.YouTube.com/JBalaam

http://www.Facebook.com/AutoDetailingPodcast

What Products does Jimbo use? Find out at Best Car Detailing Products

Guest Suggestions and Show Feedback - We want to hear from you, send in your guest suggestions and personal questions you want to hear answered on the show!

Resources To Make You A Better Detailer: 

Looking to get more customers coming through the door? Let us show you our fail proof way how – Google Ad Words Training For Detailers . AutoDetailingPodcast.com/Google

Blue Host – Get FREE domains with hosting plans – get your website back on track today! AutoDetailingPodcast.com/Bluehost

You can also watch these episodes on our YouTube Channel HERE. AutoDetailingPodcast.com/YouTube

Feb 19 2018

38mins

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Daily Detail Tip: Why Paint Correction Is Stupid and Why You Shouldn't Do It

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Daily Detail Tip: Why Paint Correction Is Stupid and Why You Shouldn't Do It

JimboDaily.com - Check it out! 

May 11 2018

10mins

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248: Mike Phillips Gives A MASTER CLASS In Detailing

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Mike Phillips is the Director of Training at Autogeek.com.

Mike has over 500 articles to his credit and he’s constantly testing and reviewing products on AutogeekOnline.net

Mike is also the host of Autogeek’s detailing how-to videos, the Autogeek YouTube Channel, and Autogeek's detailing tip segments which have featured on the My Classic Car TV show for 5 years. He has also been featured on a slue of other hit TV shows.

On September 12th, 2015, it was announced that Mike Phillips  would be co-hosting a new show on the Velocity Channel of the Discovery network - Competition Ready.

Mike has incredible energy and gives even more incredible stories from way back in the day in the detailing industry.

The Classic Auto Show in the LA area - http://www.theclassicautoshow.com/745/the-classic-auto-show.htm

Connect With Mike: 

mike.phillips@autogeek.net 

https://www.youtube.com/user/autogeek

www.autogeek.net

competitionreadytv.com

www.facebook.com/Mike.Phillips.Autogeek/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/AutogeekDetailing101/

Connect With Jimbo: 

http://www.Facebook.com/Jimbo.Balaam

http://www.YouTube.com/JBalaam

http://www.Twitter.com/JimboBalaam

http://www.Facebook.com/AutoDetailingPodcast

Today's Show Sponsor: 

The Better Software Company - CRM for Auto Detailers visit them at TheBetterSoftwareCompany.com tell them Jimbo Sent You!

Guest Suggestions and Show Feedback - We want to hear from you, send in your guest suggestions and personal questions you want to hear answered on the show!

Resources To Make You A Better Detailer: 

Looking to get more customers coming through the door? Let us show you our fail proof way how – Google Ad Words Training For Detailers . AutoDetailingPodcast.com/Google

Blue Host – Get FREE domains with hosting plans – get your website back on track today! AutoDetailingPodcast.com/Bluehost

What Products does Jimbo use? Find out at AutoDetailingPodcast.com/Resources 

You can also watch these episodes on our YouTube Channel HERE. AutoDetailingPodcast.com/YouTube

Sep 12 2016

1hr 1min

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405: Q&A w/ Pan The Organizer at TW Launch Event

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Oct 21 2019

41mins

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From Part Time Detailer To Full Time With A Shop w/ Kaan Aya

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From Part Time Detailer To Full Time With A Shop w/ Kaan Aya

JimboDaily.com - check out the Auto Detailing Podcast Store.

DetailerInnerCircle.com - Take your detailing business to new levels.

Join the Auto Detailing Facebook Private Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1831796460459049/

CHECK OUT MY LIVE EVEN - AUTODETAILINGLIVESTREAM.COM

Jul 30 2018

1hr

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412: From Mobile Detailing To Shop Back To Mobile + Lessons Learned From Both w/ Sam Spirer

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PICK UP THE JIMBO HAT: https://jimbodaily.com/products/jimbo... SUBSCRIBE TO MY CHANNEL: https://www.youtube.com/user/jbalaam?... CONNECT WITH JIMBO: PODCAST STORE: http://www.JimboDaily.com PODCAST: http://www.AutoDetailingPodcast.com FACEBOOK: http://www.Facebook.com/AutoDetailing... or http://www.facebook.com/jimbo.balaam INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/theautodeta... or https://www.instagram.com/jimbobalaam/ PO BOX: Auto Detailing Podcast 1077 E. Pacific Coast HWY Seal Beach, CA 90740

Dec 09 2019

34mins

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BUFFING PADS THAT WILL CHANGE THE WAY YOU DETAIL CARS W/ JUSTIN LABATO BUFF AND SHINE MFG

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Dec 02 2019

32mins

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410: Detailing and Mental Illness w/ Grant Hawtree

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Nov 25 2019

36mins

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MEGUIARS NEW RELEASES FOR 2020 EXPLAINED

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Nov 11 2019

24mins

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407: ALL THE PRODUCTS I CURRENTLY USE FOR EXTERIOR DETAILING

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407: ALL THE PRODUCTS I CURRENTLY USE FOR EXTERIOR DETAILING

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Nov 04 2019

23mins

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406: 4 WAYS TO STAY BUSY WHEN BUSINESS SLOWS DOWN

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4 WAYS TO STAY BUSY WHEN BUSINESS SLOWS DOWN

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Oct 28 2019

13mins

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405: Q&A w/ Pan The Organizer at TW Launch Event

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Oct 21 2019

41mins

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Detailing Horror Story - WTF is that smell?

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Detailing Horror Story - WTF is that smell?

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Hello Jimbo.

  First of all thank you for your inspiring and informative podcasts!   A bit off track but here's a little background for your listeners before the horor story.   For years I had been toying with side gigs testing the waters with different businesses including computer repair, handyman and small engine repair until my stepson most recently suggested that I look into mobile auto detailing around the begining of March 2019.   Quite the variety huh, well yes I've been around the block a few times and the common theme is I love to build, fix and improve things and I do have some automotive bodywork experience from years ago.   So I did a little research on it mainly on YouTube and within a few hours I was hooked. It seemed to be right up my alley. With my stepson being an avid Joe Rogan podcast listener I figured it was time I learned what podcasts were and see if there's one on auto detailing. So needless to say back in March 2019 I found The Auto Detailing podcast.    After listening to a couple episodes I decided to go back to your intro episode and start there from the beginning. During my daytime job while operating a machine, I listened to all your podcasts back to back for about a month and a half taking notes and slowly planning out the business. Between listening to you and your guests I formulated a very rough business plan that included an initial equipment list, product list, detailing methods, tips and tricks, marketing ideas and of course HouseCall Pro. If you go to my website you'll see some influences including a top-10 list on the front page. www.progressivedetailing.com    I must say it was very interesting to vicariously experience your growth over the course of several years in a matter of 6 weeks not only with the podcast, but also your detailing business.   Unlike the handyman and small engine repair businesses this one is legit with insurance,  home based business permit, tax I'd, etc. I officially launched the business May 1st 2019 shortly after building the website, establishing Google Adwords, and my intro post on Nextdoor.    My first jobs came from my sister, a business acquaintance, my insurance agent and a few people on Nextdoor who knew of me from small engine repair and wanted detailing services for dirt cheap.   Ever since launch date I've been busting my rear end at it evenings and weekends exclusively.    In the 4 months I've been in business I'm now up to 14 awesome 5-star Google paragraph reviews along with a few more awesome facebook reviews and have an estimated 350 hours of detailing on the books. I just started to utilize part-time employees and starting to enjoy the benefits of not doing everything myself. Yes I am patting myself on the back, I love to do that once in a while.    As for this business physically wearing on you and many of your guests, at 54 I'm loving the detailing and exercise that comes along with it. It's like going to a gym that pays me.    I have very little extra time between my full time job, detailing and family life, but I found a little time here in my detail-mobile waiting for the next appointment to share my story and again, thank you for the inspiration and words of encouragement that you have shared through the podcasts.   As for the horor story, it's more like a horrible smell story...   So I went on a detail one day and when I arrived at the suv and walked around it with the customer I asked her if there was anything unusual that she needed me to pay extra attention to. She looked at me and said "well there is something."   "There's a bit of a smell in the car. About 3 weeks ago I spilled Italian beef on the front seat and I tried cleaning it up and the smell just won't go away."   So I opened up the door to the vehicle and it was so nasty I could barely put my head inside. I thought about it for a minute and based on your suggestions to get an ozone generator I did have one that I use as part of my regular details. so I put the ozone generator in the vehicle for an hour while I detailed the exterior of the car. Fortunately the ozone generator helped considerably, but it still did not completely remove the odor because I obviously had some cleaning to do.    The seat in question was the front passenger seat and I avoided that like the plague while detailing the interior. I started at the back and worked my way forward saving the passenger seat for last because I did not want to deal with that nastiness.    I did look at it briefly on the top and underneath and didn't really see anything significant before getting started on the interior.    However once I finally got to detailing that front passenger seat I just decided to soak it down with carpet extractor solution and suck everything out with my extractor.    By that time I had all the surfaces cleaned in the vehicle and it was smelling pretty good. The very last part of the interior detail I got down on my knees and looked under the front of the seat to start start vacuuming and finish up the job. That's when I discovered the real source of the smell. There was a large take-home container of something with liquid sauce, grease floating on the top, and a big round mold growth in the center. That was the source of the smell and that container in and of itself was pretty horrifying.    I was able to manage sliding it back out from under the seat without spilling too much of the nastiness then I was finally able to finish cleaning under the seat and disinfecting it with my steamer and vacuum, then do a secondary ozone treatment to finish off the job.   Well that's my story.   Being based in the Chicagoland area, my next adventure is figuring out how to stay busy over the Winter as it's starting to creep up on us here in the midwest.    I thought about that last night when I was detailing in the dark in 65 degrees with 90% humidity and I had to stop because of dew setting in on the paint while trying to apply sealant. Made me think about frost coming next, then freezing temps shortly after.   Remembering your guest from, I think it was Minnesota, I'm inspired and looking forward to the challenges! Well, time to go seal that paint.   Thanks again Jimbo!   Take care.   Herb

Oct 18 2019

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404: THE NEWEST MICROFIBER INNOVATIONS W/ IAN FROM AUTOFIBER

Oct 14 2019

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403 - Meet The Guy Who Thought He Invented Mobile Detailing w/ Jason Otterness

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Sep 30 2019

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402; Detailing Horror Stories - The Story Of Massive Poop Inside A Mini Van

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Sep 17 2019

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401: How He Was Able To Double His Profits Almost Overnight w/ Brandon Rivera - Shine Coat Auto Detailing

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Sep 09 2019

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400: Is Starting Your Own Car Show The Best Marketing Idea For Your Detail Business? w/ Paul Frasco

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Sep 02 2019

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Detailing Horror Stories: Was This Car Used In A Murder?

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Aug 30 2019

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399: Detailing Horror Stories - The Funeral Home Detail

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Hey, what's up everyone and welcome to this episode of The Auto Detailing Podcast. This is episode 399 this week's episode is brought to you by autofiber.com. You could save 20% on microfiber towels and accessories at autofiber.com, autofiber.ca and autofiber.com.au if you use offer code Jimbo. They also have a towel of the month which is rad and you should definitely join. It's like peanuts every month to join and you get a fresh towel to kind of sample to see if you would be interested in buying that one. Anyway, also brought to you by Housecall Pro. If you go to housecallpro.com/adp for Auto Detailing Podcast, you're going to get a free demo to see how this CRM or this customer relationship management software works. It's interesting. I've had a few other CRM companies reach out to me lately and kind of show me what they have to offer and it just reassured me how robust and easy to use Housecall Pro is from everything, from letting clients know that you're on your way in a simple kind of easy to tap button that connects to your GPS and so it gives an accurate ETA to your client, which is cool, all within the app. What I really like is I also have it automatically. So there's a button in Housecall Pro app that I hit finish when I'm done with the job and it automatically triggers a series of events that happen. So everything from the customer automatically will get a text thanking them for supporting my small business with a link to leave a review, which is incredible, seven days, and you can kind of preset this however you want. Seven days after the service, they get an email, the client gets an email again thanking them for the service, asking for a review and if there's anything that we can help them with. Then I have another sequence about three months out reminding them of another detail, six months out and a year out, all that get triggered automatically. They also get a postcard in the mail thanking them.

So a lot of what we talk about in the Detailer Inner Circle is that you never know how or what form of marketing is going to work best for your client. So that's why HouseCall Pro makes it super easy. I don't have to think about any of this because automatically set up for me and I've set it up to do this on purpose. So again, all you have to do is input your client information, which you should be doing anyway in a centralized place, which is HouseCall Pro and then boom, boom, boom, boom. The job, the history, the customer history, you can set tags, all this crazy stuff. There's actually too much information to even talk about in an ad roll. So just go to housecallpro.com/adp. You'll get a free demo. You're going to get half off your first month if you choose to sign up. So yeah, do that. Anyway, so we're all good. All right now, now that we've got the housekeeping under control. This episode I thought would be really fun and it's actually something that I want to start and you probably saw by the title, it's detailing horror stories, right? As detailers, we have the kind of fortunate or unfortunate position that we're usually a lot of things, more than a detailer. We're a psychologist, sometimes a doctor, more times than not a marriage counselor. Sometimes you're a handyman, you're a plumber, you're a painter, you're a lot of things and a detailer at the same time, and I think that's because we're so close to most of our clients, at least this happens to me and I've actually been all those things. Anyways, so I wanted to create a new segment or a new podcast series of detailing horror stories. So today, it's from Joe Conley who's been on the show and Joe's an awesome guy. But I do want to invite you, if you have a detailing horror story to email it to me, jimbo@autodetailingpodcast.com and in the subject line put detailing horror stories and I will read your detailing horror story on a future podcast just like this one. I think it'll be fun. I think it'll be really interesting to hear what other people, other detailers go through. I know that there's a ton of detail in horror stories out there. So this episode today is going to be Joe Conley's horror story. Again, Joe has been on the podcast at least twice before, maybe three times and so I would definitely encourage you to search his name in Auto Detailing Podcast and find his previous episodes. He's a teacher full time, details part time and has had tremendous success with things like Google AdWords and all that kind of things. So I would really suggest you check out his episodes because he's a cool guy. He's a great guy and has a ton of valuable information. But today's detailing horror story is by him and this is his email. He says, "So I'm minding my own business detailing a fleet of vehicles at a funeral home that I've worked for before. I knock out a few vehicles in the morning. I take a break for lunch. I come back from lunch and there's a big metal box in the corner of the double wide, double deep garage that is humming away. It sounds like an industrial size AC unit, but no, it's actually a furnace for cremation. Oh by the way, fun fact. I asked how long it takes to cremate a body and the answer is about four hours. So not only am I detailing for the rest of the day next to a body being burned up, one of the funeral directors then comes out about a half hour later and gets .... A half hour later and lets me know he has to shut the garage door for a bit. He closed it, halfway, opened up the door on the furnace and turned the body over. I didn't know you need to turn a body mid cremation, but apparently that's a thing." So Joe says, "I challenge your listeners to send in their weird detailing stories. What is the strangest or grossest thing they found under a seat? How many manual cars did they crash by forgetting to reapply the parking brake after cleaning the brake boot? What's the funniest thing that happened to them while detailing?" So thanks Joe for writing in that story. That is very interesting and incredibly uncomfortable. Thanks for that little note at the bottom. I did manage to crash a customer's car, not because I cleaned the boot so well, and in fact I didn't get to clean the car at all. I was trying to reposition the car and at the time didn't know how to drive a manual well enough on a steep hill and crushed it right into the brick in slow motion. So thanks for making me relive that, Joe. I appreciate it. So yes, I want to encourage you, what are your detailing horror stories or weird stories? Have you ever detailed a car next to a body that's being cremated? That's one that I've never experienced and never heard before and kind of gives me the heebie-jeebies even thinking about. But anyway, I want to hear your detailing horse stories. Again, email them to me, jimbo@autodetailingpodcast.com and in the subject line write detailing horror stories and your detailing horror story will get a chance on the auto detailing podcast. Now I have a slight suspicion that I'm going to be overwhelmed by this and that's why I'm having you do it very specifically in the subject line so I can go through it. So if you do write it in, give me some time with it. But I promise that I will share your story on this podcast. So thanks for listening guys. Don't forget to check out HouseCall Pro, autofiber.com. Of course we have the Detailer Inner Circle and all the things. I appreciate you for listening and I will catch you guys on the next episode. I cannot wait to hear about your detailing horror stories. See you.

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Aug 26 2019

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398: In N Out To PPF Pro To Car Care Brand w/ Tim Coats, Ethos Car Care

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Aug 19 2019

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397: The Detailer's Dictionary and So So Much More with Chris Evans

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Aug 12 2019

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396: How To Go From Prosumer To Professional In Detailing

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Aug 05 2019

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395: The OG Detailer Gets A New Shop - Listen To Claudes Full Circle Story

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Jul 29 2019

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394: Are Black Waxes Legit? Is There A Place For Them In Your Tool Box Or Are They A Waste Of Money?

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Jul 22 2019

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