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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.

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.
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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.

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English

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2088886821


Episodes

DETALKSCAST #3 | Jace Price: Creator of The Last Cut Compound & TLD Products

12/12/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:37:32


MAIN SHOW #19 | The Minx Royale & Foam vs. Other Car Wash Methods

12/12/2017
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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: https://youtu.be/S-XhsRxmBIw

Duration: 00:59:40


MAIN SHOW #18 | LIVE vs. Edited Social Media Content, iK FOAM Sprayers & The Occasional Perils of E-Commerce

12/4/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:56:19


Online Detailing Communities | DETALKS CLASSICS

12/4/2017
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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: https://youtu.be/zD0G2WXJLos

Duration: 00:16:23


Single Stage vs. Clear Coat | DETALKS CLASSICS

12/1/2017
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Watch the episode here: https://youtu.be/3kKi86fB6q8 The 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...

Duration: 00:16:53


Detailing Interiors: Nooks & Crannies | DETALKS CLASSICS

11/30/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:17:42


Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Microfiber Towels | DETALKS CLASSICS

11/29/2017
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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: https://youtu.be/_I6uoYB55kU

Duration: 00:33:23


MAIN SHOW #17 | TRC's All-New iK Foaming Sprayers, Thanksgiving & Winter Prep Detailing Tips

11/27/2017
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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...

Duration: 00:51:55


Why Should You Detail A New Car? | DETALKS CLASSICS

11/27/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:11:08


Respect In The Detailing Industry | DETALKS CLASSICS

11/24/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:18:48


How To Make Paint Protection Film & Vinyl Wraps Last Longer | DETALKS CLASSICS

11/23/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:10:38


Detailing Interiors: Cloth vs. Leather | DETALKS CLASSICS

11/22/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:17:51


MAIN SHOW #16 | RUPES Refurbished Levi's BigFoot Polisher, Being Thankful & Black Friday Sales

11/20/2017
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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: https://youtu.be/nDsdAUdXDbQ

Duration: 01:09:40


Giving Detail Job Quotes Over The Phone | DETALKS CLASSICS

11/20/2017
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Levi is joined by Yvan Lacroix and Dann Williams of Optimum Polymer Technologies to discuss the art of conversing with potential clients over the phone WITHOUT backing yourself into a corner.

Duration: 00:08:56


MAIN SHOW #15 | How To Interact With Your Fellow Detailers + Anthony's Day Off

11/14/2017
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Anthony's got the day off, so you know what that means! Dane & Levi have a deep-dive discussion about the nature of Subjectivity versus Objectivity in detailing videos & content. They go pretty deep down the rabbit hole, but that's just the kind of show you can expect when Anthony's not around to say "Whoa dude!". If you like listening to Levi & Dane go down some detailing/productivity/human-nature related tangents, then this MAIN SHOW episode for you! You can thank some recent...

Duration: 01:15:02


MAIN SHOW #14 | SEMA 2017 & Levi's Adventure at the RUPES 70th Anniversary Event

11/7/2017
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Here's the one you've been waiting for: Levi, Anthony & Dane recap their time at the 2017 SEMA Show, as well as Levi's time at the RUPES 70th Anniversary event with many of the biggest names in detailing.

Duration: 01:16:10


MAIN SHOW #13 | On the Road to SEMA 2017

11/6/2017
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The Rag Company is on the road in this episode, and SEMA 2017 is the destination! Levi, Anthony & Dane are joined by TRC Operations Manager John Green & TRC Co-Owner Jeff Hennen as they pilot the Ragscalade down desolate Nevada highways with the TRC SEMA booth in-tow. This episode meanders, rambles and doesn't really have a particular point --but hey-- that's just life on the road! Don't worry about this one being a little light on the detailing-talk, though. Tomorrow's episode will...

Duration: 00:38:13


MAIN SHOW #12 | One Week Until SEMA, Detailing Quirks of the Ford GT & The Going-Rate of Digimon Cards

10/23/2017
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It's crunchtime at TRC with SEMA 2017 less than a week away! There's a big list of to-do's and not too many checks on it just yet. Come see us at booth #52032 in the Performance Pavillion, (Big Outdoor Tent) next to BMW, Mini & the Continental Tire Extreme Driving Experience! In other news, Anthony found some time to work on a Heritage Edition Ford GT and discovered some weirdness with the paint that people may not know about. Then, as if that weren't enough, Anthony somehow manages to...

Duration: 00:59:59


Layering Coatings, Sealants & Waxes: Why? Why Not? | DETALKS CLASSICS

10/20/2017
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Levi is joined by Yvan Lacroix and Dann Williams of Optimum Polymer Technologies to discuss whether layering products is effective or just a bunch of BS.

Duration: 00:12:58


How Many Detailing Towels Do You Need? | DETALKS CLASSICS

10/19/2017
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Levi Gates is joined by The Junkman and Gear Head Detailing's Brian Prescott to figure out what the correct number of towels is for detailing.

Duration: 00:10:57

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