Show Detailing and the Basics of Show Car Care
by Paul Gasparola and Angela Brown
Professional Detailers Association

This article is designed to educate the novice on auto detailing and provide concourse quality detailing tips.

The Basics

Auto detailing is the process of making an automobile look its best without major dismantling or repainting. But, detailing is much more than a quick wash and vacuuming. Detailing requires careful planning and methods. Today's car detailing is an art.

The following is an overview of proven professional tips and some little secrets learned over the years.


Wheels and Tires



Glass, Trim and Moldings

Engine Compartment

Other Show Details and Tips

1999 Angela Brown and Paul Gasparola