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Elite Detailer Academy

Elite Detailer Academy 2-Day Training Course

Esoteric

$1,700.00

MSRP:

The ESOTERIC Elite Detailer Academy 

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Leave with the detailing knowledge and all the tools to jump-start your business. Now through December 2nd, we are offering a complete RUPES polishing kit that contains everything you need to accelerate your business and make the profit you need.

Included in your 2020 Elite Detailer Academy RUPES Polishing Kit is…

  • RUPES LHR15 Mark III Random Orbital Polisher
  • (2) Microfiber Polishing Pads
  • (2) Yellow RUPES Polishing Pads
  • 8 oz. Jescar Correcting Compound
  • 250 mL Sonax Perfect Finish
  • RUPES swag including backpack

You will receive your kit when you attend class. Course slots are limited.

PAY OVER TIME!

If you would like to pay over several months, you can! When you check out select the PayPal Credit as your payment option.

 

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PROVEN DETAILING SOLUTIONS FROM YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

Over the years of writing detailing articles and educational material, I received countless requests for auto detailing training from professional detailers that were interested in stepping up their paint correction skills. Given that demand, I established the Esoteric Elite Detailer Academy where detailers from around the world can attend and learn not only the most modern and responsible paint correction techniques, but they will also be trained on on a wide variety of products and tools that they might not have had had exposure to otherwise. 

This intensive 2-day course will be held regularly at the beautiful ESOTERIC – Fine Auto Finishing headquarters in New Albany (Columbus), Ohio.

Pay over time! Select “PayPal Credit” when checking out to pay for this class over 6 months.

The Elite Detailer course is recommended for both seasoned veterans, and those new to machine-polishing. The class is limited to just 6 students, and is taught by a Master Detailer who still actively perfects cars using modern tools, products, and techniques. 

While predominantly attended by new detailers, or those ready to start a detailing business, we also have plenty of students who have been detailing for many years, but wish to improve their skillsets. Additionally, we have trained a considerable number of people who are simply extreme automotive enthusiasts who wish to learn how to polish their own prized possessions. 

The small-class setting allows us to closely monitor and personally educate each individual student, and when complete, you will have the machine-polishing skills to bring a car’s finish to the next level and beyond.  

Your complete guide to mastering paint polishing:

  • Training conducted by 2 world-class detailers: Todd Cooperider and DJ Mayo.
  • Limited to just 6 students per class
  • ½ day of comprehensive classroom time discussing a variety of Detailing Subjects, Product Recommendations, and Pad / Polish combinations.
  • 1 ½ days of hands-on machine-polishing
  • Curated product recommendations for all areas of detailing
  • Hands-on training and familiarity with a variety of Rupes D/A polishing machines
  • Process-development for effective and efficient paint correction
  • How to safely polish complex curves, contours, and edges
  • Introduction to compounding (heavy defect removal)
  • We will complete a paint correction detail on day 2
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Student Wholesale Discount Program from EsotericCarCare.com
  • Recommended for both seasoned veterans, and those new to machine-polishing

 

Signing up for this class was one of the best decisions I ever made when it comes to getting my business going. Thank you for everything!

-Mike from Chicago

Students will also receive product training and wholesale accounts on all detailing products and tools sold by EsotericCarCare.com!

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Thank you again Todd! It was an amazing learning experience and I would highly recommend it to any detailer new or seasoned to attend this class.

– Dustin from Maryland

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ABOUT YOUR TIME WITH ESOTERIC

Questions: To inquire about upcoming classes, please call us at 614-855-6855, or email at Training@EsotericDetail.com.

TUITION FEES: The cost of the 2-day course is $1,700. 

Combo Class (NEW!): For those wishing to attend both our Elite Detailer Academy, and our Coating Class, we are now offering them together at a discounted rate. Please check out our Combo Detailing Class Page

Flights: For those flying in for the class, you should arrive at the John Glenn Columbus International Airport (code: CMH). Over the years, we have hosted students from the USA, Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, Argentina, Japan, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and the UK!

Lodging:

 NOTE: We are sorry, but the training course will not be available for those residing in the greater Columbus area (Columbus, inside of 270, Powell, Westerville, New Albany, Gahanna, Pickerington, Blacklick, Grove City, Hilliard, Lewis Center).

What you get: In addition to our student gift package we provide, we also treat our students to lunch both days and dinner one night, you will qualify for discounts on other classes,  AND you will be locked into our wholesale pricing program!

 


Students learn how to critically inspect paint before, during, and after polishing to ensure absolute and pure correction…

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…use digital scales to understand proper pressures required for the best polishing performance

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…learn proper techniques for hand position, tilt, pressure and arm speed

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…get to spend plenty of time with hands-on practical application of compounding and finish polishing stages

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…learn about a variety of tools and machines

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…and much, much more!

The Elite Detailer Academy was the very FIRST training center in the world to be designated as a RUPES Authorized Training Center!

Upon completion of the class and presentation of their diplomas, students are now considered Elite Detailers!

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Training Dates

Enthusiast Course

ESOTERIC Enthusiast Detailing Class

Esoteric

$800.00

MSRP:

ESOTERIC Enthusiast Detailing Class

So you’re an automotive detailing enthusiast, and you want to learn the best ways to care for your vehicles?!

There’s a lot of information available these days about auto detailing, but how can you possibly navigate it all to make sure you are receiving good instruction? Also, most of the training courses available are designed for professionals, so much of the training doesn’t pertain to you.

We feel your frustration, which is why we created our new Enthusiast Detailing Class! It is designed specifically for those who wish to build their confidence in modern and proper car care products and techniques. We also limit each class to just 8 students so that you get quality one-on-one time with our professional instructors (other similar classes have 20+ people!).

During our full-day training (conducted on Saturdays), you will receive hands-on instruction to include:

  • Prepping cars for polishing
  • Introduction to 1-step machine polishing with the ability to use all of the different Rupes machines
  • Post-polishing cleanup
  • Using the right chemicals for interior cleaning
  • Wheel & tire care
  • Leather care
  • Glass care
  • Sealants and waxes
  • Open discussion

Our instructors are highly experienced, and will make sure that you leave the class with a high level of confidence. Training conducted by 2 world-class detailers: Todd Cooperider and DJ Mayo.

Unless otherwise noted, all of the courses will be held at our beautiful ESOTERIC headquarters in New Albany (Columbus), Ohio. Class hours will be from 9am to 5pm.

For those traveling in from out of the area, we can provide you with recommendations of some nice hotels very close to our facility. 

What you get: In addition to our student gift package we provide, we also treat our students to lunch, you will qualify for discounts on other classes,  AND you will be locked into our wholesale pricing program!

Attention Clubs and Groups: Interested in having our instructors come to YOU? We can take our training on the road, so if you would like for us to come to your car condo, clubhouse, or other facility, then please get in touch to discuss schedules, pricing, and options! Email to training@esotericdetail.com. 

Training Dates

Coatings Training

Ceramic Coating Training 1-Day Course

Esoteric

$500.00

MSRP:

Your complete source for ceramic coating education! 

As you are aware, ceramic (glass, quartz) coatings have been all of the rage in the detailing and automotive protection industries for the past 8 years or so here in the USA, and ESOTERIC has been at the forefront of the trend since the beginning.

We have been the launch points here in the USA for multiple coating brands, and we were also heavily involved in some of the global launches as well. We have helped companies with product development, and we have had coating training as a part of our 2-day Elite Detailer Academy where we train professional detailers from around the world. In other words, we know the coating market quite well based on years of use and the direct involvement with the manufacturers.

We are happy to now offer all of those learnings to new groups of people wanting to learn more about coatings. This 1-day intensive course is designed with the professional detailer in mind, however it is open to automotive enthusiasts who simply want to learn the right ways to do it themselves! 

Unfortunately, there is a lot of overblown hype and dis-information in the coating world. There are new (re-branded) coating brands that pop up all of the time, created by people with marketing backgrounds…not high-level detailing. Additionally, there are way too many “forum experts” on the subject, or those who try to teach and / or sell coatings on YouTube when they don’t do it for a living themselves. There is a big difference in understanding between hobbyists and full-time professional detailers who operate at the highest level of the trade, and as a part of our training, we strip away the hype and marketing-speak, and teach you what is really important! 

Limited to just 8 students per class, we will focus on a variety of classroom topics and discussions, as well as hands-on coating application on real cars (not just test hoods!).

Some of the topics we will cover will include:

Discussion Topics

  • Background / history of coatings
  • State of the industry
  • Coatings vs…
  • Prepping the vehicle for coating
  • Proper maintenance afterwards
  • How to sell coatings / pricing
  • Coating and PPF (paint protection film)
  • Matte / satin finishes
  • Coating myths (and there are a LOT of them!)
  • What to do when it is time to re-coat
  • How long do coatings really last?
  • How important is coating hardness ratings?
  • Warranties?

Hands-on Training

  • Single and multiple-layer coating on vehicles
  • Plastic trim
  • Wheel and caliper coating
  • Windshield Coating
  • Maintenance sprays

Upon completion of the course, you will have gained a very in-depth education on automotive coating processes. Whether you are an automotive enthusiast, aspiring detailer, or seasoned professional, you will find that the ESOTERIC Ceramic Coating Training provides the best education in the industry. 

Unless otherwise noted, all training will be conducted on Saturdays. Class schedule is from 9am to 4pm. Lunch will be provided.

We have recommendations for local lodging for those traveling in from out of state, and if you are flying in, the John Glenn Columbus International Airport is only 15 minutes from the ESOTERIC headquarters in New Albany, Ohio. Over the years, we have hosted students from the USA, Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, Argentina, Japan, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and the UK!

Combo Class (NEW!): For those wishing to attend both our Elite Detailer Academy, and our Coating Class, we are now offering them together at a discounted rate. Please check out our Combo Detailing Class Page

If you have any additional questions, please email them directly to: training@esotericdetail.com. 

Coating Training Dates

Not sure which courses are perfect for you? Explore them below…

Elite Detailer Academy

Your complete guide to mastering paint polishing.
Aspiring / Professional Detailers

Learn More

Enthusiast Detailing Class

Learn the best ways to care for your vehicles.
DIY / Non-Professionals

Explore the Enthusiast Class

Ceramic Coating Training

In-depth education on automotive coating processes.
Professional / Serious Enthusiast

Get Coating Education

Detailing training that will help you grow

No matter which courses you take, you will have gained a very in-depth education on automotive detailing processes that will help you excel. Whether you are an automotive enthusiast, aspiring detailer, or seasoned professional, you will find that the ESOTERIC Education provides the best in the industry.

We have recommendations for local lodging for those traveling in from out of state, and if you are flying in, the John Glenn Columbus International Airport is only 15 minutes from the ESOTERIC headquarters in New Albany, Ohio.

All classes are offered on consecutive days so you can pair them up and travel once!

9801 Karmar Court
New Albany, Ohio 43054

614-855-6855
training@esotericdetail.com