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#17 Saabs, Snips and French Shafts

Season 1, Ep. 17

Welcome to Episode 17 of the PRO Detailer Podcast!

After quite a long spell of nothingness in the detailing World, we are now seeing some action in the arena, with brands working on new products, and even re-brands. We discuss some of the latest news and product releases, including the recent re-brand from our old friends at Dodo Juice.


This episode contains a higher amount of car banter (if even possible), including james and Bert losing themselves in the brand chosen by most architects in the 1990s. They are also famous for their Scandinavian fighter jets.


We discuss the current uplift in enquiries for professional detailing services, and ponder over the possibility of customers moving away from hand car washes due to the Covid situation.


Car news is much less exciting than normal, mainly down to Bert being the main focus of it, and Ian's A5 has stopped burning oil (life hack spoiler alert). James has nearly got at least 1 working BMW again, and the Renault is a step closer to being complete.


Jokes are particularly bad in this episode, and banter is below average as usual...

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#18 Pathé, Pins and Pen Island

Season 1, Ep. 18
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