Detailing Trainers

Mike Phillips & Kelly Harris Training Day


We have teamed up with 3D Products and Lake Country Manufacturing to put together an exclusive training day for professional detailers in the UK.

World-famous detailers Mike Phillips and Kelly Harris will be delivering the one-day course covering the topics below – there are only fifteen places available on each of the two days to ensure everyone gets some one-on-one time with the trainers. PRO Detailer Magazine will also be attending to record the event.

The Fundamentals of Automotive Paint Technology

  • Single-stage and two-stage paints
  • Clearcoats – the different types, common issues, and how to gauge their thickness
  • Panel wipe downs – the different types and how to use them best
  • LSPs explained, looking at the full spectrum from organic wax to nano-ceramics
  • Colour matching paint

Advanced Paint Correction

  • Free-spinning & forced-rotation dual action machine polishing
  • Rotary machine polishing
  • Machine and hand sanding
  • Tips and tricks

Doors open at 0900, morning class 0930-1200, afternoon class 1230-1600, Q&A 1600-1700

Location: KDS Keltec, Unit 12, Railway Street Industrial Estate, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 1YQ



For those travelling to us via the southern half of the M25, please be aware that some satnavs will try to take you on an annoying route down the M26, M20, and through the Medway towns.

Our recommended route (in clear traffic) is to stay on the M25 until:

  • M25 (Junction 2)
  • A2 (towards Canterbury)
  • A289 (towards Gillingham and through Medway Tunnel)
  • Turn RIGHT at ‘THE STRAND ROUNDABOUT’ (onto Church Street)
  • RIGHT again before the railway crossing (onto Railway Street)
  • RIGHT again into the Industrial Estate next to the station car park
  • You’ll find us at the far end of the yard, on the left


Accommodation suggestions

For those needing local accommodation there are three popular options:

  • Premier Inn (Victory Pier) – 15 minute walk / or 3 minute drive – Closest option but limited local amenities / interest
  • Travelodge (Rochester) – 3 minute walk + 6 minute (2 stop) train journey / or 15 minute drive – Slightly further afield but a more interesting ‘tourist’ location (and a very easy train link, almost door to door)
  • The Ship and Trades – 30 minute walk / or 8 minute drive – A more expensive option, but in a pleasant marina setting and with local amenities

Some other Points of Interest

Additional information


Tuesday 7th June, Wednesday 8th June