As of 1:15 Pacific Time on January 10th, 2012, 66 members of four online forums responded to the poll. Almost all of them were car detailers in business today. Some were former detailers, others were in the process of learning. Responses continue to trickle in on these online forums. The forums used were on Autopia, Web-Cars, Auto Geek Online, and the Auto Detailing Network.
Respondents were given four options to choose. First: I learned detailing through a school. Second: I learned detailing on my own time Third: I learned detailing by working at a detail shop Forth: I learned detailing through working at a car detailership. Some respondents chose more than one option. Many respondents elaborated on their response in writing on the aforementioned forums.
Applied Colors' report goes into detail about the surprising results of its poll and is available here: http://startacardetailingbusiness.com/