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*The views and opinions expressed in member-written and sponsored articles are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the IDA.

Member News
Friday, July 27, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Air Force One Detailing Team Hits Seattle’s Museum of Flight for 15th Ann. Detailing of AFO Aircraft »
SEATTLE, WA July 13, 2018 — Master detailer Renny Doyle announces that the Air Force One Detailing Team hits Seattle’s Mus...
Tuesday, May 29, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Ziebart Welcomes Two New Franchisees in Pennsylvania and Texas »
Franchise Interest Continues to Rise in the U.S. with the Addition of Two New Locations TROY, Mich., May 1, 2018 /PRN...
Wednesday, March 28, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
President and CEO of Ziebart International Corporation Celebrates 40 Years »
Ziebart International Corporation, is proud to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Thomas E. Wolfe, President and CEO. T...
Thursday, December 21, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Detail Plus Car Appearance Systems Changes Ownership »
Contact Keith Duplessie 503-251-2955 keith@detailplus.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 15 December, 2017 Decembe...

Industry News
Tuesday, February 27, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Mobile Tech Expo 2018 Sets Records »
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Susan Schwartz, CEM, Managing Director T: 702-216-5858 e: Sschwartz@MobileTechExpo....
Thursday, February 1, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Melbourne Detailer Elected President of the International Detailing Association »
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Justin Labato of JL’s Showroom Detailing Accepts Leadership Role at IDA Annual Meeting in Orla...

Education
Monday, October 29, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Are You a Cleaner or a Professional Detailer? »
By Jonathan Leonard, CD Flawless Cleaning and Detailing What's the difference between a cleaner and a professional...
Friday, September 21, 2018   (1 Comment - view/add)
Achieving Success with Paint Correction Systems »
By Steve Winfield, CD Auto Magic, Senior Application Field Engineer Steve has over 40 years experience in the deta...
Sunday, August 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Work Smarter, Not Harder. Did Someone Say Credit? »
By Daniel Baker, CD Treasurer, IDA Board of Directors President, Ziebart Corporation When you think about grow...
Friday, July 27, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
You Are Not Your Own Customer »
By Jonathan Munsell Get Spiffy, Inc. Business owners often think they know just what their clients are thinking.&n...
Saturday, July 14, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Dealers Turn Detail Departments Into Revenue Sources »
By Keith Duplessie, CD-SV, RT Lean production techniques organize equipment, personnel, and materials to enhance sale...

Consumer Care
Thursday, July 21, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Microfiber »
It is important to use quality car wash and car wax products for your vehicle.  But, it’s just as important that you...
Thursday, January 8, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
Winter Do’s and Don’ts »
Winter Do’s and Don’ts In Maryland, our winters can be serious. Snow falls of several inches to several feet, ice, and...
Monday, July 21, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
The Benefits of Detailing Clay »
Using detailing clay to clay your car's paint, or your customer's car's paint will, Enable your choice of wax or paint...
Sunday, July 21, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Paint Care is More than Washing »
Many consumers understand that vehicle care and maintenance includes their exterior and interior surfaces. Even fleet mana...
Saturday, March 17, 2012   (0 Comments - view/add)
Washing – Choosing the best option »
Washing – Choosing the best option Keeping your vehicle looking good between details can be a challenge.  Bad wea...

Detail Dialogue Newsletter
Monday, October 29, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
President's Letter - October 2018 »
As this letter “goes to press”, we are in the midst of SEMA .  The main reason to go to SEMA has dramatically change...
Friday, September 28, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
President's Letter - September 2018 »
In this month’s letter, we’re going to talk about appropriate self-promotion.  For many of us, we are our detailing b...
Sunday, August 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Board Member Spotlight: Bob Myers »
Bob Myers, CD-SV, RT, is the Midwest Sales Representative for IDA Founder's Club member BAF Industries - Pro Products....
Sunday, August 26, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
President's Letter - August 2018 »
If you have your ear to the pulse of the professional detailing industry today, especially among our members, you may have...
Friday, July 27, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Board Member Spotlight: Jim Goguen »
Jim Goguen, CD-SV, joined the IDA Board in 2018.  He is the Owner of  Jim's Auto Installations & Detail...

Website Spotlight
Tuesday, October 30, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
IDA Website Spotlight: New IDA Membership Structure »
Help your team reach a new level of detailing success with the IDA! It's now easier than ever to get your whole compa...
Monday, October 15, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Announcing the NEW IDA Merchandise Store! »
Click the image above to start shopping at the new IDA Merchandise Store*! You can access the store at anytime from the ID...
Monday, September 10, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
IDA Website Spotlight: Navigating Your New Member Dashboard »
We hope you have had a chance to begin exploring the International Detailing Association's newly redesigned website,...
Wednesday, August 29, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Welcome to a Brand New IDA Online Experience! »
Welcome to an all new the-ida.com! The International Detailing Association is excited to an...

Tradeshows & Events
Wednesday, November 14, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Volunteer with the IDA at MTE 2019! »
Get Involved at Mobile Tech Expo 2019 IDA Booth volunteers needed!  Have you been lo...
Thursday, November 8, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Register for an Upcoming IDA Certification Event! »
Have you been looking for an opportunity to earn your IDA Certification ? Register today for one of these upcoming IDA Ce...
Tuesday, November 6, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Register Now for the IDA November Webinar! »
IDA November Webinar: How Vehicle Technology and New Business Models Will Change Your Business...
Wednesday, October 24, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Help the IDA Shine at Mobile Tech Expo 2019! »
Support the IDA at MTE 2019! Are you heading to the 18th Annual Mobile Tech Expo at the Ora...
Monday, October 8, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
Will We See You at SEMA 2018? »
The 2018 SEMA Show is right around the corner! SEMA | Oct. 30 - Nov. 2, 2018 | Las Vegas Co...

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