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About DIY

My Story:

The life of a detailer, sure is a fun one!

Hi! Welcome to DIY Auto!

My name is Brad and I am the owner of this blog. I’ve been in the automotive industry since I was just a young kid. My step dad was always working on something with vehicles and my brain eventually got drawn to this.

Though it wasn’t really working on them, I loved cleaning them for some reason.

By time I was 14, I officially detailed my first car. It was my grandmothers but hey, she was tough on me okay! After seeing how much joy it brought to her seeing her vehicle freshly restored, it sparked a light in me that I just couldn’t ignore. I wanted to detail and I wanted to tell the world about it.

Fast forward 2 years I had a part time job in a detailing shop where I was able to learn from some of the most insane detailers I’ve ever met. There was no “bottom line” for them. Everything had to be perfect, no scratches, swirls, just pure color and rich gloss. Fascinated by this, I became obsessed and I knew I was hooked.

I decided to spend the rest of my years learning and becoming a great car detailer!

Another 2 years go by and I officially entered adulthood. I had a great idea of what I was doing at this point and was detailing cars left and right. I never got tired of it and worked as hard as I could.

Due to some unforeseen circumstances, I had to hang up the full time detailing and move onto other things. The years after were rough and all I wanted to do was continue to talk or do auto body/detailing.

I eventually met the love of my life who then pushed me back into the detailing scene. Afterall she wanted me to be happy with what I was doing. This is where we are now. I now detail and work on vehicles for a living and want to share that knowledge with you. This blog isn’t JUST about detailing, it is a big part, but working on vehicles is important too!

I’ve learned from some very talented detailers over the past 15 years now. During that time, I’ve been able to take on some pretty impressive skills and was able to start detailing on the side again. That passion eventually ignited and now here you are on my blog.

While as of writing this about me page we’re just getting started. I truly hope you will all stick around with me and grow/learn with me as I continue to smash my fingers into this keyboard.

Whether you want to open a shop, learn about detailing, or start detailing your own vehicles, I hope to help each and every one of you do the one thing I love to do most. Make a ride look like new!

Ready to get started?

Enough about me, let’s get you up to speed on car detailing!

Brad Foster

Car Detailer