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The Detailing Handbook "Hand Wash Only" – A Beginner’s Guide to Detailing and Car Care

The Detailing Handbook "Hand Wash Only" – A Beginner’s Guide to Detailing and Car Care

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The team behind PRO Detailer Magazine, the largest detailing and car care magazine in the world, have put together a proper hardback book all about detailing.

With 144 pages packed with photos and Top Tips, this A5-sized guide covers everything the enthusiast detailer needs to know.

This epic 144 page detailing book also covers; glass, trim, wheels, tyres, metal polishing, headlight restoration, convertible roof care, engine bays, stone chips and much, much more.

Sections include:

  • Equipment – Kit lists for every job, and the best tools to complete them.
  • Wash processes – more than just a bucket and sponge, it covers assessment, pre-wash, contact wash, drying tips and tricks and decontamination – Hydrocarbons, bonded contamination, fallout, and specific contaminant removal reference tables.
  • A packed paint correction section covers: Paint types, measuring paint thicknesses, defect identification glossary, machine polishers, pads, compounds and their chemistry, principles, & technique and lighting.
  • Paint Protection can be baffling, so there’s a whole section covering waxes, polymers, nano coatings, spray sealants, PPF,  and ceramic coatings.
  • Interior Detailing gets a chapter devoted to carpets, fabrics, odour removal, headlining, leather care, plastic, hard surfaces and stain identification and removal.

Not convinced you need a book when the internet is out there?

What does this book tell you that can’t be found for internet?

Well, to effectively learn the similar knowledge from the internet you have to know the questions to ask first. Writing the book, we’ve had to anticipate the questions and organise it into a legible and engaging format – so whilst if you wanted to know a specific fact, stat or method for detailing. The internet may indeed be quicker. However, if you read through HWO, chances are you’ll have already read the answer when the question arises…

We’ve made Hand Wash Only to be the perfect reference detailing book for any car enthusiast, assembled by the expert-idiots behind the largest detailing and car care magazine in the world.

ISBN: 978-1-8384112-5-1

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