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Old 20-07-2012, 11:29 PM   #1
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KDS Detailing Presents Master Detailing Training Course

Hi guys ,

Welcome to this KDS one 2 one training introduction thread.

KDS Master Detailer Training Day one.

The Full master detailer course was undertaken and passed with flying colours by Clive Ford





Clive drove down from Scotland to work one 2 one with myself and booked the complete course which is carried out over 3-4 days depending on how we get.
It was Clive’s boss of ultimate Shine Auto (Trevor) and Clive himself that contacted me early on in the year regarding training, which turned into a booking after swapping some emails.

I could tell that Clive would be very keen to learn even before we got started , he posted on my KDS Facebook a picture outside the KDS workshop saying “he has arrived” and was excited.

Clive is also a member on here too


http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/foru...d.php?t=269961


so onto the summary of Clive’s training , and what’s involved .

I have not bothered with any photos of the first parts of the training course , IE how to wash a car / engine bay / wheels etc , as I have many photos I have condensed down to photos that may interest you more.


I have 2 sets of photos from both mine and Clive’s camera taken throughout the days , I will post them in order of taken and some maybe slightly out of sink but I am sure you will see and understand what’s going on.

So Day one after the first morning of the washing and vehicle assessment stages competed.


Some claying advice and training








Some masking training



Some demonstration of how to take photos and videos ,








Next photo you can see Clive smiling after I explain just a slight adjustment of the sun gun completely changes the look of the photo

The 2 photos before and 2 after are the same panel with just a change in angle of the sun gun








The wet sanding training using machine and hand technique






























Before any machine correction , just the fillers from a paint cleanser









And after correction





Now that Clive had some practice I let him with my guidance start on a new area and this time measure the amount of removal while progressing with the wet sand stages.
































I hear your cries of how much clear coat was removed , so not to disappoint here are the readings .

















After a grades 2500 and then 3000 gave this




















After final refinement and perfect finish





End Of Day One KDS Master Detailer Training

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Old 20-07-2012, 11:29 PM   #2
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KDS Master Detailer Training Course Day Two.

So now that Clive had learnt how to remove orange peel by hand and block technique it was over to using a DA Machine , and to show some myths .











Clive found a pig tail , must be getting better now as he can turnout the same level of quality as Expensive hand built cars.





Looking good thou for the photos nice flat and shiny before any correction done





Whats this still got orange peel ???





There is a reason for this.

Learning to correct back with foam pads








Training using wool pads





The DA microfiber system .











Demo of pad washers



Gave Clive some nice brillo pads scratches to deal with





And deeper key scratches





Clives first pass








End result after 3 passes with just one pad and compound .









Showing Clive how to speed up correction and less stopping to wipe down or add compound





OH and the amount of top clear coat removed to fully remove deep scratches .

Before




And after





So while carrying out correction I explained heat from the correction process can be good and bad depending on the situation.


Then I thought it would be good idea to explain what temps cars get to JUST sitting outside on the streets, and the differences with colours.
Some of this is important when choosing LSP’s for colours.


Indoor early morning





Outside in the shade





Direct sunlight
Sunny Kent





So colour behaviour in the sun.



















So it was time to put Clives training to the test under my supervision on a “real” panel in “real” life conditions.





2 passes one compound on hard BMW paint











Then onto the perfect wet sand training to improve poor repainted finish .











Touching stone chips





Then onto wet sanding











Then correction











It was getting late and dark so I took the finished photos of the BMW wet sanded bonnet the following day


End of KDS Master Detailer Training day Two

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KDS Master Detailer Training Course Day Three.

So the results of Clives handy work on the BMW bonnet.















As Clives own car had some paint defects and he told me a nightmare to correct , and told me he corrected in 4 stages of cut, this was perfect for me to then show why even on black it can be done in less stages with a change in technique.























Single stage pass ,








To have a break from constant machine correction and wet sanding , some more training on paint depth gauges.



































The summary is you get what you pay for .

So the start of a new subject.

Leather re-colouring









End of KDS Master Detailer Training Day Three.

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Old 20-07-2012, 11:31 PM   #4
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KDS Master Detailer Training Course Day Four.

Glass correction , trim correction , and leather re-colour .




















Glass polishing with paint compounds and TRUE glass correction.














Leather re-colour on side bolsters.




















End of KDS Master Detailer Training Course Day Four.


And Clives certificate for completing the course.





Hope this gave you an insight into some of what goes on within the KDS training courses, soon we will be planning bodyshop and painting course for the near future.

For any enquires regarding training just click on the link and email us for info .

Many thanks for spending time viewing and reading this thread .



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Old 20-07-2012, 11:43 PM   #5
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This is blown me away, the results look flawless plus I can see how much attention to detail goes into your work, easily one of the best detailers going by miles
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Old 20-07-2012, 11:52 PM   #6
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Great stuff Kelly, it's good reading it from your perspective too.

I want to come down again to look at bits like the leather recolouring and I might just get my front end resprayed and the wheels done whilst I'm down.

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Some very nice work there. I my self would say always use a block when wet sanding unless they really know what to do (worked for 10years in a body shop)
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This is a great training course for amateur or pro, worth every penny and I ain't blowing smoke up anyones ****, everyone can do it better and these people are the ones to help you improve.
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great post Kelly, a lot information in this post i learn
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Why can't I live in the UK to go to one of these?
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