The Rag Company Podcast show

The Rag Company Podcast

Summary: The Rag Company Podcast is all about car care and the auto detailing industry!With DETALKS, the renowned detailing discussion series hosted by Levi Gates, you'll gain insight into the minds of the car care world, ranging all the way from hobbyists & weekend warriors to some of the industry's biggest names on a wide array of topics.  In addition to DETALKS, The Rag Company Podcast will also regularly feature new product news, as well as the occasional episode where Levi & Co. gather to just chat about what it's like working in an ever-evolving niche.


 MAIN SHOW #21 | Christmas, Car Wash Clinics & The Year In Review | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:14:05

It's the day after Christmas, which means gifts, giveaways & general goodness all around!The guys recap their weekend and offer thoughts on what they look forward to in 2018.This is the last episode of 2017, so it's the perfect time to reflect on what a journey the year has been. (Especially since it was the first with a TRC Podcast!)Watch the video version of this episode here:

 MAIN SHOW #20 | The New Eagle Family, TRC Wholesale & Mobile Tech Expo 2018 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:03:18

Christmas is just around the corner, so you know what that means: Parties!In more detail-oriented news, the Eagle Edgeless is getting an upgrade and becoming a *family* of towels! (The first member arriving will be the beautiful new Eagle Edgeless 600)In other microfiber towel news, we felt it was important to lay out exactly how people can get wholesale cases & pricing from us, because people continue to ask us that question all the time. The answer is it's very, very easy and most-definitely worth your while!Finally, to finish today'd discussion off, we talk about the upcoming Mobile Tech Expo in Orlando, Florida and how we hope to see y'all there!Watch the video version of this episode here:

 DETALKSCAST #3 | Jace Price: Creator of The Last Cut Compound & TLD Products | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:37:32

The Last Cut Compounding Glaze has been spreading like wild fire across social media. Some of the biggest names in the Detailing Industry are swearing by it, and now The Rag Company is proud to offer it!  Why is it so good, and who is the man behind the cut? Listen to find out! The Last Detail is owned and operated by Jace Price in northern Las Vegas. When he's not on duty as a solider, he is correcting paint in his shop! He is the proud founder of The Last Detail Products.Watch the episode here:

 MAIN SHOW #19 | The Minx Royale & Foam vs. Other Car Wash Methods | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:59:40

Levi's back, which means we're gonna talk about the merits of foaming and why some people may prefer it to other car wash methods. (And vice versa)Oh, and there's a new detailing towel on the block called the Minx Royale. If you're into things that are STUPID SOFT, you should really check it out.Watch the video version of this episode here:

 MAIN SHOW #18 | LIVE vs. Edited Social Media Content, iK FOAM Sprayers & The Occasional Perils of E-Commerce | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:56:19

Whoa. That initial batch of iK FOAM sprayers sold-out FAST. There's more coming soon, (Including the big-dog 1.3 gallon FOAM 9 version) so we talk a bit more about them, as well as a fun video we made with them!Unfortunately, Levi's not in this episode because he's got a sick child at home to attend to. Get better lil' guy!Dane & Anthony then dive into the world of social media. They focus on the rise of live content and how it compares with more edited and/or "polished" media. Which do you prefer?Lastly, Anthony discusses what happens when a price glitch on some detailing products goes viral. Yikes!Watch the video version of this episode here:

 Online Detailing Communities | DETALKS CLASSICS | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:16:23

Communities on the internet are every bit as much a force for good as they are for bad, and the ones focused around Auto Detailing are no exception.Have an online detailing horror-story or positive experience of your own? Tell us in the comments below!Watch the episode here: 

 Single Stage vs. Clear Coat | DETALKS CLASSICS | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:16:53

Watch the episode here: first time a Detailer works on single stage paint, it can be a bit of a surprise! Wondering whether or not he/she has gone through the clear coat, or if by chance the car has a single stage paint job. So what's the difference between single stage paint and clear coat paint?In today's DETALKS, our pro detailers discuss the difference between detailing single stage paint and paint with a clear coat. To many people's surprise, single stage paint is still used on NEW vehicles to this day. Ducati for example, still use single stage red paint on their high-end Panigale 1299. But for most other modern cars, a clear coat finish is the most common. Levi mentions that the ease and results of polishing and waxing single stage paint are amazing and really display the color. Whereas a clear coat can give the car a lot of depth and gloss in the finish. Both paint types can be washed, polished, and waxed in the same fashion. The only difference comes from the amount of workable paint and clear coat on the surface of the metal. Sometimes best checked by a paint-depth gauge. There is also the fact of paint transfer on a pad with single stage paint, but it can be easily cleaned off. There honestly is no reason why a detailer should fear single stage. it can provide amazing results that provide a lot of satisfaction for a detailer.

 Detailing Interiors: Nooks & Crannies | DETALKS CLASSICS | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:17:42

What happens when you do a FULL interior detail? You find things! Cash, coins, pens, and more receipts than you know what to do with. However, what about the less fun things?...hidden stains, dirt, MOLD?In today's detalks, our pro detailers discuss the surprising side and gritty side of interior detailing. Cleaning around interior seats or removing car seats is a preference among many detailers. Which is more work? And which tools are needed? Dann likes to use a dry carpet steamer for most seat cleaning and stain removal. Levi prefers a crevice tool on a vacuum and a few microfiber towels and cleaning solutions. While there is no best method of interior detailing, it all comes down to tools and methods that YOU do best with.Watch the episode here:

 Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Microfiber Towels | DETALKS CLASSICS | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:33:23

Levi is joined by Yvan Lacroix, (Optimum Polymer Technologies) and Jeff Hennen, (The Rag Company) to talk about all things microfiber! If you've ever had a question about microfiber towels for detailing, (Or even just cleaning in general) then this is the episode for you!Watch the episode here:

 MAIN SHOW #17 | TRC's New iK Foaming Sprayers, Thanksgiving & Winter Prep Detailing Tips | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:51:55

It's the Monday after Thanksgiving and everybody's still feeling the effects of a turkey-overdose. How was yours?The guys are excited to announce the latest addition to TRC's stable of professional-grade detailing tools: iK Sprayers!These aren't just any old pump sprayers-- These are extremely high-quality, European-made pressure sprayers that have the ability to create multiple types of FOAM!  (Seriously! No hose or pressure washer needed at all, so you can use these on-the-go anywhere!) We show a little of how our traditional hardware-store sprayer compares as well, so that's pretty cool. They'll be available at later today!In addition to all that fun foam-talk, Levi, Anthony & Dane also offer up some detailing tips to prep you, (Or your clients) for winter.Watch the video version of this episode here:

 Why Should You Detail A New Car? | DETALKS CLASSICS | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:11:08

Levi is joined by Yvan Lacroix of Optimum Polymer Technologies to talk about why detailing a new car isn't as weird as it sounds.Watch the episode here:

 Respect In The Detailing Industry | DETALKS CLASSICS | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:18:48

Levi is joined by Dann Williams & Yvan Lacroix of Optimum Polymer Technologies to discuss the nature of respect in the industry, and how personal responsibility plays a role in maintaining it.Watch the episode here:

 How To Make Paint Protection Film & Vinyl Wraps Last Longer | DETALKS CLASSICS | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:10:38

Levi is joined by Dann Williams & Yvan Lacroix of Optimum Polymer Technologies to talk about how to preserve & maintain your protective (Or decorative) wraps & film.Watch the episode here:

 Detailing Interiors: Cloth vs. Leather | DETALKS CLASSICS | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:17:51

Levi is joined by Dann Williams of Optimum Polymer Technologies to discuss the do's & don'ts of interior detailing, specifically in regards to seating materials.Watch the episode here:

 MAIN SHOW #16 | RUPES Refurbished Levi's BigFoot Polisher, Being Thankful & Black Friday Sales | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1:09:40

Anthony's back and it's Thanksgiving Week, so the guys share a little of what they're thankful for. (including the awesome job RUPES did fixing-up Levi's original battle-scarred BigFoot 21 polisher!)In addition to some sentimental stories, the guys hint at some of the awesome new stuff coming to TRC and Anthony tells the tale of the time he accidentally ended up camping in a Black Friday Sale line.Watch the video version of this episode here:


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