Detailing Training

Whether you’re a seasoned professional or it’s your first time polishing a car, our detailing training will equip you with the knowledge and skills to be at the forefront of automotive detailing and paint restoration. Since 2016, Liam has been teaching all facets of detailing with particular emphasis on paint correction and safe use of ceramic coatings. It’s not just for detailers either – Liam’s taught bodyshops, dealerships, PDR technicians, vinyl/PPF installers, weekend warriors  – you name it!

Liam’s a representative and trainer for industry leading brands including RUPES S.p.A, Waxit International and Nv Car Care – so what you’ll learn is globally recognised as well as taught the world over. We’re also privileged to be part of the testing and development team for a number of the brands featured in our training, meaning that you’ll always be learning with the cutting edge of detailing technology.

The first RUPES seminar to be held in Brisbane, where Liam was one of the instructors

Passionate detailers from all corners of the country have flown to Brisbane for an OCDetail training course, many of whom have subsequently gone on to establish their own successful detailing businesses. Our one-on-one courses are our most popular, and Liam will create a bespoke curriculum based around your prior experience and how you want to apply your skills.


Here are just some of the skills you can learn: 

  • Vehicle inspection and condition appraisal
  • Safe decontamination of all vehicle surfaces
  • Use of lighting to examine painted surfaces
  • Different approaches to paint polishing and how to choose the best tool(s) for you
  • Safe and proper use of Dual Action, Forced Rotation and Rotary polishing machines
  • Understanding paint types and how to work on different paint systems
  • Recognising paintwork defects and understanding what can and can’t be safely removed
  • How to refinish paintwork, from clear coat sanding all the way through to fine polishing
  • Preparation, application and maintenance of ceramic coatings on all exterior surfaces (inc. vinyl and PPF)
  • Interior detailing, sanitation and surface protection






Don’t just take it from us though, here’s what our pupils have to say:

“I trained under the guidance of Liam Kalas and can not speak highly enough of him. I couldn’t believe how in-depth the training was, no question was unanswered, and the training was easy to follow, understand and grasp. He allowed me the confidence to start my own detailing studio. Even now when I have a question, Liam is more than happy to provide advice. If you’re interstate, it’s worth travelling just to be trained by him, you won’t regret it – trust me. ” – Stephane Coiffic

“Today Nick and I spent a full day with the all knowing Liam Kalas, up-skilling our paint correction. If you have considered training with anyone, we would highly recommend Liam. We learnt more today than in our years of ‘on the job’ training. Well worth every penny.” – Daniel Whitelock

“I trained with Liam back in October last year, the training was fantastic to the point where I’ve been confident with paint correction since and the training experience was amazing! Highly recommend even if it’s just for a refresher. Liam is nothing short of a legend and a really nice guy to boot, do yourself a favour spend some time with the man and tap into his ridiculous wealth of knowledge. Best investment in my business yet” – Jethro Rockett

“Last weekend I had the opportunity to attend an advanced detailing course from Liam Kalas, owner of OCDetail in Brisbane. Starting a part time detailing business, I wanted to learn more about vehicle detailing and paint correction. Liam is highly knowledgeable and experienced in detailing vehicles ranging from regular sedans to exotic supercars. Not only did he demonstrate the correct techniques and products to use, he also discussed many topics and answers the majority of questions in thorough detail. I am grateful to have the opportunity to learn from Liam and highly recommend his courses to anyone interested!” – Pierre Yu

“Not only is Liam from OCDetail a walking encyclopaedia on car detailing, he is a genuine guy who is very passionate about his trade. My 1 day training went way too quickly but I was fortunate to have the opportunity to spend time in his company and learn from one of the best. I highly recommend his training courses and would consider it a privilege to have him detail my car” – MJ McArthur

“I had the great fortune to complete a one on one day of training with Liam a few Sundays ago and it’s some of the best time (and money) I could have spent to forward my knowledge and experience in paint correction and ceramic coatings. Liam takes the time to find out what you want to learn about and then teaches you through every aspect of whatever that is – he answers all of your questions with ease and wisdom and gives all the hands on demos you could wish for. It was a long and exhausting day however I walked out of there 100% more confident than when I went in. He’s also always quick to answer questions even after the training and it is obvious that his reputation in the detailing community is well deserved. 10 out of 10 stars” – Lawrence Gambale

“I just recently spent almost a week training with Liam. I have walked away with that much more knowledge after only 4 days it’s unbelievable. The time he took articulating everything, breaking everything down, making sure to cover everything I wanted to know was simply incredible. If you want to widen your skill set and step into the next realm when it comes to your level of detail I highly recommend to go and see this man!” – Ike Zanos