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AF Detailing Academy: Foundation Course -
5 min read Tuesday 25 February 2020

AF Detailing Academy: Foundation Course

Take the plunge into the world of detailing with the Auto Finesse Foundation Course. You'll cover everything from wash to decontamination and finishing touches, along with an introduction to machine polishing. Our detailing courses are comprehensive guides headed up by our master detailers that are proving to be a real hit across the spectrum of detailing enthusiasts.


Our tailored Foundation Course, in particular, is a great introduction to the art of detailing. It's perfect for those that are new to the world of detailing. During the day, you'll be taught the basics of detailing; from the wash stage through to the decontamination and finishing stages. The day will also touch on the basics of machine polishing and the order in which products should be used in. The course will play out across one day from 9-4:30pm and are held on a Saturday, with a maximum booking capacity of 10 attendees only. Keeping the course capacity relatively low ensures that the course is intimate enough for you to ask any questions you may have during the day and to allow you to get the most from your time with us.


During the day, we will go through the basics to each individual stage of the detailing process. You'll not only learn how to properly prepare your vehicle for the contact wash stage, but you'll receive detailer training across the basics of decontamination, machine polishing, and how to properly finish a vehicle to a high level. You'll also learn how to use our products to their fullest ability. We will ensure there is a car on site that we will all work on while you're with us so you can then go and apply your new-found skills and knowledge to your own vehicle at home. You will gain an understanding of how to clean your engine, through to the finishing touches and waxing. We'll even throw in some useful hints, tips and tricks to tackling some of the finer details. Covering the basics of this wide range of stages guarantees you'll leave at the end of the day with the confidence to detail and maintain your own vehicle.


Upon successful completion of our Foundation Course, you'll receive an Auto Finesse certificate, along with a final sit down Q&A with the detailers at the end. Food and drink is included; we have our own coffee bar on site, along with catering. It is a fixed menu, but can be altered to suit dietary and allergy requirements. The site also houses a shop so at the end of your course you can easily purchase some of the products you've used during the day.


The Auto Finesse Detailing Academy covers more than 4,000 square feet and houses two fully-equipped detailing bays, perfect for showcasing any aspect of the vehicle detailing process.
Situated just 20 minutes from Stansted Airport, our Academy address is:

Unit 4 Haslemere Industrial Estate

Bishop's Stortford

CM23 3HG

Academy general opening hours: 9-5 Monday-Saturday

Foundation one day course (Groups of 10 people)


Available to book on Saturdays

Words & Images:

Auto Finesse Media Team


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