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The Polishing School crew is bringing commercial-grade cleaning and detailing products to the consumer market.

Way back in the late 1990s, I covered my first Big Cat Poker Run in Northern California, just a short plane flight and car ride from my then-home in the southern part of the Golden State. I was instantly captivated by the aquatic maze called the Sacramento River Delta, home water for the event. Even more compelling was the group of people I met—some from official Big Cat headquarters in Discovery Bay, others from various communities in the area—during the event. Never had I received such a warm welcome from a such a close-knit community.

Among the folks I’ve met through covering the Big Cat event during the years is an exuberant guy named Chad Schriefer, who lives in Sacramento, Calif., and runs a 29-foot Fountain sportboat with his father, Bob. If you’re part of the offshoreonly.com community, you know him as Precision Details, an outspoken message board presence with a fondness—and that’s putting it lightly—for Skater catamarans. Schriefer is an online character, no doubt, in the form of Precision Details. And thanks to the Big Cat and Desert Storm events, I’ve been able to put a face to his names and we’ve become friends.

Schriefer takes his screen name from an automobile and powerboat detailing business he owned before joining The Polishing School, an automotive detailing products supplier, which earned the International Detailing Association’s 2017 Detail Products Supplier of the Year award, in Sacramento. The company has long carried the vaunted P&S line of professional detailing products.

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