Auto Laundry News - February 2011

Detail Products

SONNY’S The Car Wash Factory
Tamarac, Florida

Beginning as an operator in 1949, SONNY’S The Car Wash Factory is the largest manufacturer of conveyorized car wash equipment, parts, and supplies in the world.

What’s New/Best Seller • The Taylor Pneumatic Vertical Mini Polisher. Part # TPT7718P.

Advantages/Features • The product is a great tool for buffing and polishing paint, plastic, metal, and wood. The 7-inch mini polisher can also be used as an upholstery tool. A rugged 1-hp motor is housed in a lightweight aluminum frame with a total weight of only 5.25 lbs. The unit includes a 7-inch polishing pad and backing plate

Price • $180.60.

Contact • SONNY’S The Car Wash Factory, 5605 Hiatus Road, Tamarac, FL 33321. (954) 720-4100. Toll free: (800) 327-8723. Fax: (954) 724-4288. Toll free fax: (800) 495-4049. Website:

Cul-Mac Industries Inc.
Wayne, Michigan

Cul-Mac Industries manufactures a full line of Magic Finish car wash, detail products, and supplies.

What’s New/Best Seller • Lightning X-Treme.

Advantages/Features • The premium lemon scented low pH presoak should be used as the first step in a two-step wash process. Lightning X-Treme features exclusive technology that removes window track film. Available in 5-, 30-, and 55-gallon sizes.

Price • Please check with a local distributor or Cul-Mac Industries.

Contact • Cul-Mac Industries Inc., 3720 S. Venoy Road, Wayne, MI 48184. Toll free: (800) 626-5089. Fax: (734) 326-0170. Website:

Castle Products Inc.
Rochester, New York

Castle Products manufactures and distributes top quality detail products, additives, and cleaners specially formulated for the automotive industry. Castle prides itself on delivering the best factory-direct service to its customers.

What’s New/Best Seller • Royal Carnauba Paste Wax.

Advantages/Features • Long-lasting, easy-to-use Castle® Royal Carnauba™ Paste Wax contains authentic Brazilian carnauba wax. Less time is required to finish a job because it can be applied to the entire vehicle before being wiped off. It contains no pastersizers or emulsifiers to inhibit the UV value and longevity. The product has a grape scent. The wax is available in a unique plastic 16 oz. container that won’t rust — ideal for boaters.

Price • Available upon request.

Delivery/Installation • Same-day shipping with no minimum order required.

Contact • Castle Products Inc., 424 St. Paul Street, Rochester, NY 14605. (585) 454-4760. Toll free: (800) 876-0222. Fax: (585) 325-4514. E-mail: Website:

ERC Wiping Products Inc.
Lynn, Massachusetts

ERC Wiping Products Inc. is a leading national supplier of microfiber towels to the car wash industry.

What’s New/Best Seller • Microfiber towels in a variety of sizes and colors.

Advantages/features • As cotton prices continue to rise, microfiber towels are becoming a more economical option. Microfiber towels consist of an interlocking blend of polyester (cleaning fiber) and polyamide (absorbing fiber), allowing their price to remain unchanged. The towels are lint-free, non-abrasive, and are a useful tool for any car wash or detailing center. The microfiber towels can be used in a broad range of applications, do not leave streaks, and are machine washable up to 500 times. The towels are offered in three sizes: 14” x 14”, 16” x 16” and 16” x 27”.

Contact • ERC Wiping Products Inc., 19 Bennett Street, Lynn, MA 01905. Toll free: (800) 225-9473. Fax: 781-593-4020. E-mail: Website:

Stevens Car Care Products Inc.
Eastlake, Ohio

Stevens Car Care Products manufactures a full line of “Advanced Formula” detailing chemicals and supplies.

What’s New/Best Seller • Purple Haze Spray Glaze.

Advantages/Features • Purple Haze Spray Glaze is a great profit center for retail sales after you sell your paint sealant service. The glaze offers the convenience of spray wax with professional results. The product sprays on fast and easy — wipe in, wipe off to a high gloss finish. The glaze cleans and brightens, and is great for dealer quick spiffs and trade shows.

Customer/Operator Support • Technical support, toll-free telephone ordering, and Internet access are available.

Delivery • Same day shipping and free local delivery are available.

Price • Sample 32-oz. bottle: $10.50; case of 12: $9.45 per bottle; 1 gallon for detail shop use: $26.45. Retails for $19.95 to $29.95 per 32-oz. bottle.

Contact • Stevens Car Care Products Inc., 36542 Vine St., Eastlake, OH 44095. Toll free: (800) 322-1556. Fax: (440) 953-4473. E-mail: Website:

BAF Industries
Tustin, California

BAF Industries has manufactured the PRO®Product line for the professional car care industry since 1935. Headquartered in Tustin, CA with a major chemical manufacturing and packaging plant in Florence, KY.

What’s New/Best Seller • Allura™ Products.

Advantages/Features • The product line includes the Super Cut Compound, Medium Cut Compound, Finishing Glaze, and the Final Finish Wax. The Super Cut Compound is an aggressive, fast cutting compound designed to remove 1,000-1,200 grit sand scratches. Medium Cut Compound is formulated with synthetic micro abrasives to quickly and safely remove 1,500-2,000 grit sand scratches. The Finishing Glaze removes 2,000 grit and finer sand scratches and other defects from all types of paints. The Final Finish Wax is an easy to use, premium carnauba creme wax developed for body shop use.

Customer/Operator Support • Technical support is available through the sales department and on the company website.

Delivery • Products may be purchased factory direct with same day shipping or through a factory authorized distributor with free local delivery available.

Price • Available upon request.

Conact • BAF Industries,1451 Edinger Avenue, Suite F, Tustin, CA 92780. (714) 258-8055. Toll free: (800) 437-9893. Website:

KC Chemicals Inc.
Travelers Rest, South Carolina

KC Chemicals Inc. manufactures a full line of chemicals for the car wash and detailing industries including presoaks, foamers, tire and wheel cleaners, tire dressings, dryer agents, and sealer waxes.

What’s New/Best Seller • Blue Satin.

Advantages/Features • Blue Satin is a petroleum based, hand-applied tire dressing that leaves a beautiful showroom finish. The product restores an original appearance to all tires and produces a high-gloss surface, leaving no residue. The tire treatment is cherry scented and blue in color.

Contact • KC Chemicals Inc., 5500 State Park Road, Travelers Rest, SC 29690. (864) 834-2562. Toll free: (877) 271-8419. Fax: (864) 834-2564. E-mail: Website:

Stoner Inc.
Quarryville, Pennsylvania

Stoner Inc. manufactures specialized cleaners, waxes, and coatings for the professional car care industry. Stoner provides factory-direct car wash and detailing solutions, and is dedicated to exceeding customer expectations.

What’s New/Best Seller • Invisible Glass®.

Advantages/Features • Invisible Glass quickly and easily removes dust, dirt, oil, grease, fingerprints, smoke film, haze, and more from glass, windows, and mirrors. The product cleans glass so well it looks invisible. Non-abrasive, multi-solvent formula evaporates 100 percent, will not streak or haze glass, and is safe for tinted glass. Other glass cleaners are made of water and soaps (surfactants) — these inexpensive ingredients remove dirt, but leave streaky residues that are difficult or impossible to remove. Invisible Glass contains no surfactants, or residues, and will not streak. The product is available in 19-oz aerosol cans, 5-gallon pails, and 55-gallon drums.

Delivery/Installation • Same day shipping for orders placed by 5 p.m. Ten percent is added to orders under $500 west of the Mississippi.

Contact • Stoner Inc., 1070 Robert Fulton Highway, Quarryville, PA 17566. (717) 786-7355. Toll free: (800) 227-5538. Fax: (717) 786-9088. Toll free fax: (800) 515-5150. E-mail: Website:

Finger Lakes Chemicals
Rochester, New York

Finger Lakes Chemicals manufactures and distributes a complete line of “green” products, including cleaners and degreasers.

What’s New/Best Seller • Fresh Air Kit.

Advantages/Features • The EPA-registered Finger Lakes Fresh Air Kit includes a one-two punch to combat bacteria and odor from vehicle cabins. Fresh Air Disinfectant kills bacteria and fungi in the heating/AC system. It also eliminates mold, mildew, and cigarette smoke. Fresh Air Fragrance is added to the windshield washer reservoir to deliver a fresh scent each time the washer is used.

Price • Available upon request.

Delivery/Installation • No minimum order is required for same-day shipping.

Contact • Finger Lakes Chemicals, 420 St. Paul Street, Rochester, NY 14605. (585) 454-4760. Toll free: (800) 876-0222. Fax: (585) 325-4514. E-mail: Website:

Professional Dispensing Systems Inc.
Lakewood, Colorado

Professional Dispensing Systems (P.D.S.) has been building long-lasting stainless steel tank sprayers for over 22 years. Several models, sizes, configurations, and custom versions are available to fit your specific needs.

What’s New/Best Seller • The Dress-Pro,™ tire dressing applicator.

Advantages/Features • The Dress-Pro makes high volume dressing a breeze for car washes and detailing centers. The product eliminates overspray, float, and splash, while dressing tires quickly and efficiently. The unit lowers the cost of applying chemical. A new clip holds the spray gun when not in use. The applicator’s bristles allow thorough, even application on all tire types and makes, even large SUV tires with heavy side lugs. The nozzle wets bristles and reduces tank pressure to evenly coat brush. A single charge of compressed air will operate sprayer until empty. No lost time or labor using hand or trigger pump sprayers.

Customer/Operator Support • P.D.S. is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (MST) Monday thru Friday, for customer assistance. The company website features a secure full service shopping cart — sprayers and/or parts can be ordered anytime.

Price • Company website has all available prices as well as volume discounts.

Contact • Professional Dispensing Systems Inc., 883 Parfet Street, Suite J, Lakewood, CO 80215. (303) 238-8343. Toll free: (888) 386-1247. E-mail: Website:

Crystal-Glo Manufacturing Corp.
Concord, Ontario, Canada

Crystal-Glo Manufacturing Corp. specializes in the development of acrylic based surface protection products. The unique ingredients in Crystal-Glo®polishes, cleaners, and protectants produce a deeper, richer, more color intensive gloss, while wrapping a vehicle in long-lasting protection.

What’s New/Best Seller • Crystal-Glo Surface Restorer.

Advantages/Features • Crystal-Glo Surface Restorer deep cleans, restores, and re-seals all at once. The product polishes and conditions simultaneously, while effectively cleaning and eliminating oxidation, minor scratches, surface rust, embedded dirt, corrosion, discoloration, tarnish, yellowing, chalking, and fading. It quickly restores and polishes to a brilliant high-gloss shine, adding unique, non-stick acrylic protection that is both weatherproof and scratch resistant. It reduces the appearance of swirls and fine scratches on paint, making it ideal for many body shops and detailers. The product is available in 16-oz., 34-oz., 1-gallon, and 5-gallon containers.

Price • Available upon request.

Contact • Crystal-Glo Manufacturing, #5-346 Millway Avenue, Concord, Ontario, Canada L4K 3W1. (905) 760-0006. Fax: (905) 760-0008. Toll free: (800) 263-0887. E-mail: Website:

Stone Soap Company Inc.
Sylvan Lake, Michigan

Stone Soap Company Inc. is America’s oldest and a trusted manufacturer of car wash detergents and waxes. Since 1932, our goal has been to provide the highest quality, most innovative products in the industry.

What’s New/Best Seller • Three unique tire dressings.

Advantages/Features • Final Touch PLUS is a water and silicone based formula that is ideal for applications where solvent based products may not be desired. MAX-E Gloss is a high solids solvent and silicone formula that leaves tires shining. ULTRA Gloss is a maximum strength tire dressing that can be applied both manually and by tire dressing equipment. It provides a long lasting, high shine that resists both rain and dirt.

Customer/ Operator Support • A highly-trained staff is available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time to answer all questions.

Contact • Stone Soap Company Inc., 2000 Pontiac Drive, Sylvan Lake, MI 48320. (248) 706-1000. Toll free: (800) 952 SOAP. Fax: (248) 706-1001. E-mail: Website:

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