Chris Larson – Advanced Detailing Seminar 2016 – Brisbane

June 5, 2019by Timeless_User

We recently hosted a detailing seminar at our Brisbane Workshop. After hearing many murmours of Australian Detailers wanting more training,we decided to take the bull by the horns and just get it done!

We were delighted to have Chris Larson accept our invitation. A special thanks must go to Nick Contuzzi of VALETPRO (Perth based detailing and a nation-wide product supplier) for his help with organising the whole trip. So the dates were set and we kept the classes small to test the Australian waters as it certainly was a big learning experience.

Similarly, another big thanks to Phil from GTechniq for providing products for the class.

Firstly, we would like to extend a big thanks to the detailers who attended. It shows they are serious about improving their craft and also ultimately improving the quality of work they can provide to their clients.

(in alphabetical order)
Anthony Hyunh – BonVivant – Melbourne –  Website
Antonio Massari – Melbourne Detailing Centre – Melbourne – Website
Ben Carey – Mr Spot Mobile Car Detailing – Adelaide – Website
Brendan Nicholls – Professional Touch Detailing – Keilor, Vic – Website
Darren Windsor – A New Life Auto Detailing – Brisbane – Website
James Iggi – Pro Image Detail – Melbourne – Website
Jimmy Mandoudis – Fine Shine Detailing – Melbourne – Website
Josh Suki – Solarstyle Tinting & Opti-Coat – Brisbane – Website
Mark Flego – M Detail – Doncaster, Vic – Website
Moritz Amor – Amor Auto Detail – Melbourne – Website
Nick Contuzzi – ValetPro – Perth – Website
Phil Davies – Amazing Detail – Orange, NSW – Website
Raj Sehgal – Classy Clean Car Detailing – Pakenham
Trevor Willock – Tiger Car Cleaning – Lilydale & Surrounds – Website
Zach Normadale – A Cut Above Detailing – Adelaide – Website

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Advanced Detailing Seminar 2016: An introduction to Chris Larson.

For those in the vehicle detailing industry, seems like Chris needs no introduction. He has been winning Concours awards since his late teens.

With years and years of detailing experience and a no-nonsense approach, he now travels the world running seminars in between working on some of the world’s most unique vehicles.

We won’t go into a full breakdown of the detailing seminar (you’ll need to buy tickets for that), it dipped into wet sanding, rotary (high-speed) machine work and finally the finishing stage. To sum up, teasing us into the world of Concours detailing, in which the hours will run into the HUNDREDS on just one vehicle.

No fluffing around, Chris immediately getting the guys stuck in to see where everyone was at…

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Managed to get some invaluable 1 on 1 time prior to the classes beginning.

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Anthony from BonVivant getting into it with some 800 Grit sanding. A model professional, humble enough to ask any question and enthusiastic. Thanks, Ant!

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I think it’s fair to say we were all amazed when this level of finish was not good enough! A whole new world of standards, amazing.

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Darren getting some hands-on training with Chris, revolutionizing our views on DA work

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A big thanks to the guys at Nerta coming down to provide a demonstration of their fantastic products.

Check them out on their website

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We got a visit from the guys over at East Coast Customs who we do a lot of work with, we always know these guys will have something special…

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Surely enough a Roush supercharged Mustang… More to come on that one.

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Our Timeless team managed to snag a few hours with Chris, much appreciated. Here’s David on the block, he’s already been successfully implementing these sanding skills.

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The inevitable burn through, always a risk when working to this level.


And some general shots to finish off… So if you’re interested in Chris’s next visit please contact Antonio via Melbourne Detailing Centre




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Thanks again Chris for coming! We’re certainly proud to have hosted the first seminar and helped build the relationship for the Australian market. Onto the next Seminar!