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DI Blog Readers are the Best!


I wanted to take a moment to give a shout out to all of you regular blog readers that have been following our work here on the Detailed Image Ask A Pro Blog.

I see a lot of people making regular posts and replies, I’m getting a lot of direct emails, and everybody is genuinely sincere in their thanks and appreciation for what we’re doing here.

I’ve been introduced to quite a few new clients since I have been posting articles on DI (wow…already over a year now!). They were researching products and procedures, found out that I am located in Central Ohio, and have brought their cars to me for detailing and paint correction work. Some of these clients have come over from long distances too. I’ve had cars shipped to me, and I’ve had people drive in and spend several days in the Columbus area and they visited with friends, family, or co-workers while I detailed their vehicles. It always makes me feel good knowing that people go through such efforts just to have me make their cars looks new again.

This past weekend however I was visited by a new client that found me through the DI Blog. He was making a 4 hour trip over from Indiana and having me do a multi-stage polishing job on his Audi which would be done over a 2 day period. Usually when people bring their cars to me they have somebody following them for a ride home (or wherever they may be staying). This time however my client arrived by himself. After chatting a bit he asked me for a ride to the nearest hotel. Obviously I had no problem with this, and asked him if he was meeting anybody later, or had friends / business that he was tending to while here. He said “no…I came over here just for you”. He brought his laptop with him, and simply planned on staying in his hotel for a day and a half, do some work, and relax a bit while he waited for me to work on his car. So not only was he making an 8-hour round trip drive, he was also prepared to just hang out in a hotel room for extended periods of time.

I’ve done an extensive amount of travel in my days, and I can tell you that being stuck in a hotel room with no transportation is like punishment! So knowing that he was willing to go through that just to have me work on his Audi was a big compliment.

So I thank all of my clients that have found me through Detailed Image, those that have travelled long distances and stayed in hotels, and those that have shipped their cars in from around the U.S. I also thank all of the regular DI Blog readers that have been so thankful for the information that our Detailer / Authors have shared.

And finally…I’ve exchanged some recent emails with some DI Blog readers in Australia that have a very nice collection of rare and exotic vehicles. Who knows, maybe in the future I can make my way over there, document the entire trip and work, and produce an epic article for the ages!  Would anybody care to see that?  🙂

Todd Cooperider Esoteric Auto Detail
Todd Cooperider
Esoteric Auto Detail
Columbus, Ohio

17 comments on DI Blog Readers are the Best!

  1. Mike says:

    I would look forward to that trip and your article of course. Can I go ??

  2. Mo says:

    That sounds like an excellent idea (for you) but I love reading all your write ups period. Watching the cars go from “before” to “after” never ceases to amaze me. Keep up the amazing work.

  3. Garrett says:

    I like everyone else really enjoy your articles and step by steps, with in depth description of products and techniques (if needed of course). Also, thank you for your prompt email correspondance and dealing with my, sometimes mediocre, questions. As a young man starting out in the detailing biz its encouraging to see your work and I look forward to more write ups in the future. DI Rules!

  4. Dan says:

    You sir, are an inspiration to myself and every other pro detailer out there. Such high standards, knowledge and attention to detail. I’ve read your blog posts and how-to articles, drooled over your reconditioning work and I just want to say what a great pleasure it is to have the opportunity to learn from one of the masters. I really look forward to reading more of your articles and doing business with you in the future in the DI store. Keep up the great work Mr. Cooperider!

    • Dan,

      You see…this is a prime example of what I’m talking about! 🙂

      I really don’t know how to respond to that Dan other than to say I’m flattered by your comments. Thank you! We’ll try our best to keep raising the bar for detailing-related content…


  5. Tim H. says:

    You are living the dream Mr. Cooperider. That’s all I’ve got to say. It’s nothing short of amazing that you’ve been able to make a living doing what I and so many other’s only wish we could do. Congratulations.

    • Thank you Tim! I truly believe in finding something that you love to do and have passion for, and making that into a career. I’ve had people in my life that helped me see the benefit in that, and I hope to somehow inspire others to do the same.

  6. Caleb says:

    Your articles are an inspiration, to put it lightly. If only your rates to take my old Nissan and do a restorative detail on her wouldn’t be well over what she’s worth, and if you weren’t a 9 hour drive away, I would be there in a heartbeat.

    Your work is breathtaking, and I only wish I had half of your talent.

    • Thank you kindly Caleb! I simply enjoy educating others on the craft of detailing and if I can inspire some to get interested in either taking on a new hobby, or turning a hobby into a career, then it’s all a big bonus for me.

  7. Perry says:

    Hey Mr. Cooperider, I’ve been reading your posts and more importantly I read your work on that F40… WOW

    Anyways, after reading your amazing work on that F40 and saw that you did some hand polishing I finally decided it was time to talk to a professional that is using a method that I…have to use.

    Again, anyways, I was wondering how I can contact you personally through email so I can ask you my question. I like to go into alot of detail… as you can see with this post where all I’m looking for is a way to contact you :). So, thanks for your time in reading this, and I hope to hear from you soon so I can ask for your awesome advice.

    Thanks again.

  8. Sam says:

    i too hope you can come down to Aus one day…..on a working holiday that is 😉

    would love to see you re-create that phenomenal F40 exterior work downunder

  9. Barry Theal says:

    Im sure there are lurkers out there that read these things and don’t post much!

  10. Barry Theal says:

    I’m here to learn 🙂

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