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Detailing Technician Master Training Program (4 Day Hands-On Course)

At, we've specialized hands-on auto detailing training to a new level - the Detailing Technician Master Training Program. Led by Master Trainer Renny Doyle and the industry's top training staff with over 50 years combined experience, you're guaranteed to receive the ultimate training experience and take your career to the next level.

Course contents:

In the Detailing Technician Master Training Program our focus is giving you real world hands-on training in our state-of-the-art training facility outfitted with the top detailing products, tools and equipment in the industry! You'll tackle every aspect of detailing from interior & exterior cleaning to advanced paint correction and show car finishing. Upon graduation, students will receive their Detailing Technician Master Training Program Certification and be prepared to succeed in both a mobile or fixed location detail operation with a complete understanding of how to price, market, sell and perform the most popular detailing services including:

  • Express Detail Services
  • Complete Interior/Exterior Detail Services
  • Exterior Polish & Advanced Paint Correction Services
  • Waterless & Eco-Friendly Detail Services
  • Show Car Detailing Services
  • Add-on Services:
    • Paint Protection Coating Services
    • Upholstery & Fabric Protection Services
    • Interior Smoke & Odor Neutralization Services
    • Headlight Restoration Services
    • Plastic Trim Restoration Services

What you will learn:

Vehicle Check-in, Inspection and Service Diagnosis:

  • How to perform a pre-service vehicle inspection and diagnosis
  • How to price and sell the proper service to your customer
  • How to price and sell recommended add-on (upsell) services to your customer
  • How to select the proper products, tools and equipment for the service(s) to be performed

Exterior Cleaning:

  • How to prep a vehicle for washing
  • Spot-free washing & drying techniques
  • How to safely operate a pressure washer
  • How to wash using a foam cannon with a pressure washer
  • How to remove fallout and bonded contaminants from paint with detailing clay and clay alternatives
  • How to properly clean and dress engine bays and undercarriage
  • How to safely clean wheels
  • How to clean and dress tires without slinging
  • How to properly dress exterior vinyl, rubber and plastic trim
  • Streak-free glass cleaning
  • Waterless and rinse-free washing methods
  • How to use a containment mat to meet city water regulations and avoid fines


Interior Cleaning:

  • Chemical-free interior cleaning using a vapor steamer
  • How to safely remove heavy stains using a vapor steamer
  • Upholstery & carpet shampooing techniques using a hot water extractor
  • How to safely clean and condition leather and faux-leather surfaces
  • How to safely clean and dress vinyl, rubber and plastic dash & trim components
  • Smoke and odor neutralization techniques

Polishing & Advanced Paint Correction:

  • How to evaluate and diagnose common paint defects
  • How to price and (up)sell paint correction services to your customer
  • How to measure clear coat using paint thickness meters
  • How to select best polisher type(s), pads, compounds and polishes based on the paint correction diagnosis
  • How to prep a vehicle for sanding and/or polishing
  • How to remove minor swirls and paint defects with DA and forced-rotation orbital polishers
  • How to remove heavy paint defects with wet/dry sanding techniques both by hand and machine
  • How to reflow heavy scratches to minimize appearance
  • How to remove sanding scratches with rotary and forced-rotation orbital polishers
  • Fine polishing, paint jeweling, and show car finishing methods using DA and forced-rotation orbital polishers
  • How to clean the paint of compound/polish residue using an IPA wipe down

Add-on Services:

  • Paint Protection Coatings Services
    • How to price and (up)sell protective coating services to your customer
    • How to prep paint for application of paint protection coatings
    • How to apply popular coatings including GTechniq EXO and Opti-Coat 2.0
    • Paint coating proper maintenance steps
  • Upholstery & Fabric Protection Services
    • How to price and (up)sell fabric protection services to your customer
    • How to apply popular fabric protection products on upholstery and convertible tops
  • Interior Smoke & Odor Neutralization Services
    • How to evaluate and diagnose common odor problems
    • How to price and (up)sell odor neutralization services to your customer
    • How to prep an interior for smoke and odor neutralization services
    • How to neutralize interior smoke and odors using the DrivePur odor neutralization system
  • Headlight Restoration Services
    • How to price and (up)sell headlight restoration services to your customer
    • Sanding and polishing steps to restore headlights to their original clarity
    • How to apply UV protective headlight coatings to restored headlights
  • Plastic Trim Restoration Services
    • How to price and (up)sell plastic trim restoration services to your customer
    • How to apply popular plastic trim restoration products

Finished Vehicle Inspection & Presentation:

  • How to perform a final vehicle inspection and evaluation
  • How to present the finished vehicle to your customer
  • How to turn your customer into a repeat customer and source for new business referrals

Course Instructor(s):

Our Master Trainer Renny Doyle has over 25+ years experience in training and coaching elite detailing teams across the United States and around the world. In addition to his training programs, Renny is also known nationwide as the "Detailer of Air Force One" and for his maintaining and restoring auto collections worldwide including collector cars from the famed Barrett Jackson Auto Auction. Renny is the founder of and authored the top-selling book "How to Start a Home-based Car Detailing Business" to compliment his hands-on training programs. Renny is an enthusiastic and hands-on trainer that loves to share his knowledge and passion for detailing with his students.

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Course Duration:

The Detailing Technician Master Training Program is 4 days of intense hands-on training. Sessions start approximately every 4 weeks and classes are limited to to a maximum of 6 students to ensure the optimum training experience for our students. Please check our Course Schedule for upcoming courses and availability.

Course Schedule:

June 17-20, 2013, 8am-5pm - Please call for availability
July 15-18, 2013, 8am-5pm - Spaces available
August 19-22, 2013, 8am-5pm - Spaces available
September 16-19, 2013, 8am-5pm - Spaces available


Our training facility is conveniently located in central/south Orange County just 10 minutes from the Orange County (SNA) Airport. Training Center
15801 Rockfield Blvd., Suite B
Irvine, CA 92618
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Course price:

For course pricing please call: 1-800-380-5773. Group discounts and hotel-inclusive packages are available.

What’s included:

In addition to the training all students will receive:

  • Comprehensive Training Manual including standard operating procedures for services, recommended products and product safety information
  • Embroidered equipment bag
  • Framed Certificate of Completion
  • Private product overview and 15% off shopping session at showroom with your trainer (optional)
  • 10% lifetime alumni discount on qualifying detailing products, supplies and equipment at (valid in-store and online)
  • Access to the Training Program Alumni private group - receive ongoing advice and tips from trainers and fellow alumni


We are proud to be sponsored by many of the industry's top detailing products and equipment manufacturers. We have selected to work with these industry leading brands because their products are widely available, cost-effective, and simply put... they work the best for the job!

Meguiars, 3M, Buff and Shine, Flex, Rupes, Griot's Garage, Menzerna, Sonax, SwissVax, Solution Finish, DrivePur

Hotel accomodations/Where to stay:

Hotel-inclusive packages are available for students coming from out of the area and can be booked with the assistance of our training staff. If you would like to extend your stay to enjoy some of the local sites and beaches we have arranged special discounts with local hotels within walking distance (less than 1 mile) for our students. Rates start as low as $65/night per room. Please contact us for special student rates with the following nearby partner hotels:

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Flight & transportation info:

John Wayne Airport (SNA) is located just 9.8 miles from our training facility and is the recommended destination airport if you are flying in from out of town. Shuttle and taxi services are available at the airport and are just a 10 minute ride to our facility or nearby hotels. Rental cars or additional transportation are not required during your stay as all partner hotels and recommended restaurants are conveniently located within 1-2 minutes walking distance from our facility.

Food & dining:

After a full day of hands-on training, you’re going to have an appetite! Although, not required, all students are encouraged to dine as a group for dinner at one of the local restaurants. This is a great opportunity to get to know your trainer, fellow students and past alumni better in a casual environment. The following restaurants are all within 1-2 minutes walking distance from our training facility and partner hotels.

Buffalo Wild Wings
The Hat
Peppino's Italian Family Restaurant
Taco Bell
Del Taco

Nearby attractions:

If you have family traveling with you or decide to extend your stay in Orange County, we recommend visiting some of these popular local attractions:

Laguna Beach (11 miles)
Newport Beach (16 miles)
Irvine Spectrum Outdoor Mall & Theaters (2 miles)
Disneyland (18 miles)
LA Live (45 miles)
Hollywood (49 miles)

Call today for more information or to reserve a spot in one of our upcoming courses:

Refund Policy:
Cancellation or Change of Training dates: Due to our classes being limited reserved space trainings, we do not offer refunds on training payments or training deposits. We fully understand that life can bring unforseen events and if you need to reschedule we will work with you to reserve and secure a spot in a future training date that will work. Should you need to reschedule, we ask that you please contact us no less than 3 weeks in advance so that we have sufficient time to book a replacement.