The Pro Detailer Podcast
S04 Episode 00
PRO Detailer talks to… Themselves. Again.A lot's happenned since we did one of these for Issue 14! We've released a book (available on the Amazons) Made a waxstock guide, recorded the soon to be released Season 4 of the podcast, and written another magazine!Issue 15 hits general release shortly, so we're looking through what's inside, and discussing a bit of behind the scenes for the articles - which include special contributions from Kelly Harris on Sanding, Mike Philips on abrasive tech in compounds, and ValetPRO on creating their ceramic coating. Our Influencer-sourced Megatest aims to finally find out if graphene, or indeed any additive improves wax performance. As always there's articles, news, new products guides, showcases, industry talk, and a retro German ride on the front cover, courtesy of Meguiar's UK. Listen to two idiots talk about it all.
S03 Episode 08
Season 3, Ep. 8
As we round off Season 3, Pro Detailer are joined in the studio by themselves for a look back at the interviewees from this season and clarify why we're an episode shy of the normal 8 guest run. We take a look forward to Waxstock 2022, planned trips at home and abroad, Megatests, books, what the strange fluid is underneath Bert's German lover in the shed, and chat about what's going on getting Issue 15 ready...
S03 Episode 07
Season 3, Ep. 7
Pro Detailer talks to... David Kendall. After years in the industry as the front man for Rupes in the UK David has now joined up with USA polishing giants Lake Country as their European sales representitive. Back in February, he joined us for a chat about what's coming in terms of new machine tech, an app that can read and score your gloss, and we tapped into his knowledge about HAVS to see what you can do to protect yourself against injury when polishing, and what your company should be doing about it...
S03 Episode 06
Season 3, Ep. 6
Pro Detailer talks to... Jon Delieu - This week we are joined by our first ever repeat guest, Mr Jon Delieu of Forensic Detailing - but we've got lots of new stuff to talk about. Jon is a regular in the magazine and is part of the team of testers helping put together our great Graphene Megatest. We discuss his channel too, how reviewing with his scale of viewers can have unwanted consequences, and how buzzphrases are a double edged sword when it comes to marketing genuinely decent products....
S03 Episode 05
Season 3, Ep. 5
Pro Detailer talks to... Matt Yates. As a third of the Scottish black & gold detailing house Angelwax, Matt Yates has been several times around the detailing block, and is currently one of our top 7 favourite Lancastrians. Matt talks to us about detailing with BTCC, time spent in glue factories, and how Angelwax has evolved into an international detailing brand shipping to over 42 countries around the globe...
S03 Episode 04
Season 3, Ep. 4
Pro Detailer talks to... Nicola Reed. We've known Nicola for quite some time at PDM - She featured in our last issue wetsanding one of Bert's Audis - so far the only profitable one! As the first female detailer we've managed to feature on the podcast, we do discuss the gender aspect in what is a male dominated market, but there's much more to Nicola's story. We look at the learning curve of a detailer 5 or so years into her career journey, what pivots she has had to make and how she's advanced her skills through a mix of training, practice and business development. She then explains, finally, why Mitsubishi is superior to Subaru...
S03 Episode 03
Season 3, Ep. 3
Pro Detailer talks to...Marco Mattioli. Car cleaning mogul, gentleman racecar driver, 3 time "cheeky smile of the year" winner - Marco has it all.As General Manager of family owned Italian car care power house MAFRA, Marco could have rested on the laurels of their 40,000 square foot (and growing) factory in Milan and ruled the fast wash market from on high, but then a few years ago, a personal project bore #Labocosmetica into the detailing scene and shook it onto its head.Marco talks to us about the parallels of running both ends of the product market, rallying an Alfa Romeo through empty streets in lockdown (legally) and how their developments from high end detailing filter down the chain to general car care...
S03 Episode 02
Season 3, Ep. 2
Pro Detailer talks to... Francesco Ginocchio - Rupes Global marketing director. Francesco is a very recognisable face for anyone following Rupes social channels - and is the most public face of the Italian machine giants. We were lucky enough to spend several days with him when we toured the Rupes factory in November last year. This was recorded at the time in the RUPES Bigfoot training centre - hence the cavernous echo - but, whilst reclining on Lambretta seats, we grilled francesco on Rupes, and he tells us the story of the rise of the Bigfoot and how it broke the detailing mould...
S03 Episode 01
Season 3, Ep. 1
Pro Detailer talks to... John Hole. If you've ever looked up a detailing subject on the internet, chances are John's had a hand in providing an answer. As co-creator of Detailing World - the forum source of manys obsession with detailing, not to mention owner of one of the largest detailing retailers in the UK and importer for many of the biggest detailing brands in the world, you could say John's a pretty big deal in the detailing... planet ?.In this first episode of Season Three, John talks to us about his close shave last year, the sale of Detailing World and why it came about, and some of the issues and highlights with importing detailing wonderstuffs to our shores...