While we post the awesome output of their work, we rarely talk about the humble legends behind it – the OCD Detailing Team.
OCD Team Lead
Since having joined OCD in 2017, we have enjoyed Aaron's quick wit & sense of humour as he has tackled a wide variety of challenges. As a professional photographer, Aaron undertook the role of official OCD photographer and immediately 'upped our game' in the visual space.
Having a background in warehousing, Aaron's diverse skillset is also of great benefit to our sister business United Car Care. Whenever there's a stocktake or product placement query he can be relied upon for a well-versed 'tried and tested' best approach.
We asked Aaron a few questions about his take on the industry and detailing in general. Take a look:
What do you like most about detailing?
The satisfaction. There's nothing better than seeing the full before, after and all of that hard work that goes in between to step back and say "oh yeah, I did that!" As our Detailing Team Lead, you’ve worked on hundreds of cars with us… what’s the most challenging vehicle you’ve worked on? 1948 Vauxhall J. Between it's extremely curvy and fiddly front end and frustratingly hard single stage paintwork, it was one of the greater challenges.
What’s the most rewarding vehicle you have completed?
The one that stands out was a Mitsubishi Evo 8. Built to a high standard, it's a regular at the track and shows such as 4 and Rotary. After coming through our doors it went on to win several awards for that year. That's a great feeling knowing that your hard work helped it to stand out amongst the huge competition at a show like 4NR.
As a car-lover, how do you feel about mixing your hobbies with your work?
I always felt like mixing hobbies and work was and easy way of numbing the enjoyment that you get out of it, and in almost every way I was wrong. It's great to work with like minded people that are all striving towards the same goal and that only makes it that much better. The knowledge that you come away with is incredible and it only makes the automotive world that much more enjoyable.
How has the industry developed in your 2yrs working with OCD?
Detailing is starting to make a much bigger impact in New Zealand than ever before and the community of like minded detailers is growing every day. New tools and products are popping up that help to make the lives of detailers much easier and I think for that, we are all thankful!
What changes would you like to see in the detailing industry here in NZ?
I would just like to see the industry and community grow further over here as the Detailing world is still relatively new here. It will be great to see it grow to the point where Detailing and Grooming aren't two eggs in the same basket.
What’s your favourite tool or technique used when detailing cars?
The game changer for me has been the Tornado air tool. It can make the difference between good and great. From removing dust from floor mats and carpet under guards (Yes it works great here) to cleaning stubborn dirty door jambs or scummy tires that are filled with silicone build up. Do yourself a favour and try one!
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