Auto Laundry News - February 2012

Detail Products

Towels- By Doctor Joe
Pennsauken, New Jersey

Towels- By Doctor Joe provides towels and detailing supplies to the automotive appearance industry. The company distributes a full line of microfiber, lint-free car wash towels, vending towels, cotton diapers, surgical huck towels, and detailing specialties.

What’s New/Best Seller • Ultra-80 Plush Terry Microfiber.

Advantages/Features • The Ultra-80 is a new-style plush terry microfiber towel for the auto appearance industry. Cotton towels can be replaced with microfiber towels and still have the feel of soft cotton. The lint-free cloths are heavier, like the company’s cotton towels, with the performance and durability of microfiber. The 70/30 blend offers maximum absorbency and lint-free drying. Generously sized at 16”x27”, the towels are available in royal blue, deep red, dark green, and dark beige.

Customer/Operator Support • Call toll-free for expert sales assistance and to request a free Car Wash & Detailing 2012 Winter Catalog. Orders can also be placed online 24/7.

Contact • Towels-By Doctor Joe, 9265 Commerce Highway, Pennsauken, NJ 08110. (856) 665-5259. Toll free: (800) 944-3192. Fax: (856) 488-5200. E-mail: Website:

Technician’s Choice
Woodridge, Illinois

ECP Inc. offers the Technician’s Choice Appearance, Reconditioning, Prep, and Service Chemical line for automotive, fleet, truck, and transportation.

What’s New/Best Seller • XPC3 Xtreme Paint Correction System.

Advantages/Features • XPC3 Xtreme Paint Correction System is a three-step process designed to maximize the shine of waterborne paint, reviving it from dull to glamorous. Correct, restore, and protect even the softest of glamour colors.

Price • Available upon request.

Customer/Operator Support • Technical and customer support is available through the sales and customer service departments.

Contact • ECP Inc., 11210 Katherine’s Crossing, Suite #100, Woodridge, IL 60517. Toll free: (800) 323-3521. Fax: (800) 409-5195. E-mail: Website:

Sprayway Inc.
Addison, Illinois

Sprayway Inc. has manufactured a complete line of quality janitorial and industrial aerosol products since 1947. All of Sprayway’s products are manufactured in the United States in compliance with strict U.S. Government standards.

What’s New/Best Seller • Leather Cleaner & Conditioner.

Advantages/Features • The Leather Cleaner & Conditioner is a thick, rich, foaming mousse formulated with special humectants, proteins, and conditioners that preserve the strength, beauty, and resiliency of leather. The product is a convenient and easy-to-use aerosol that cleans, conditions, and renews both old and new leather upholstery, and leaves a protecting water repellant treatment. It contains no slippery silicones, and leaves the interior with a pleasant like-new leather fragrance. The company’s extensive detailing line includes everything from glass cleaner, waxes, and polishes to carpet and upholstery cleaners.

Contact • Sprayway Inc., 1005 S. Westgate Ave., Addison, IL 60101. (630) 628-3000. Toll free: (800) 332-9000. 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:

Turtle Wax Inc.
Willowbrook, Illinois

Turtle Wax Inc. has been a leader in the car care industry since the late 1930s — passionate about creating quality car wash products.

What’s New/Best Seller • Ice Instant Shine Total Surface Protectant.

Advantages/Features • The fresh tropical scented Total Surface Protectant adheres on contact and includes silicone polymers to provide maximum water repellency and a gloss to paint and plastic trim. It features anti-redeposit technology to enhance shine and repellency.

Price • Contact a local distributor or Turtle Wax Inc.

Contact • Turtle Wax Inc., 625 Willowbrook Centre Pkwy, Willowbrook, IL 60527. Toll free: (800) CAR-WAX1. Fax: (630) 455-3750. 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 • Silicone-Free Castle® Leather Conditioner and Cleaner.

Advantages/Features • The leather conditioner and cleaner contains mink oil to help preserve the beauty of new and old leather. It removes most ballpoint pen marks and will not leave a sticky residue. It is safe for use on all non-suede or non-velvet fabrics. With a unique foaming nozzle, simply apply and wipe off.

Price • Available upon request.

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

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:

Stoner Inc.
Quarryville, Pennsylvania

Stoner Inc. manufactures specialized cleaners, waxes, and coatings for the professional car care industry. Stoner is more than just factory-direct car wash and detailing solutions, it is an entire team dedicated to exceeding expectations when it comes to saving time, increasing productivity, and improving work quality.

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, mirrors, computer screens, scanners, and copiers. The non-abrasive, multi-solvent formula evaporates 100 percent and will not streak or haze glass. Other glass cleaners are made of water and soaps (surfactants), inexpensive ingredients that remove dirt, but leave streaky residues that are difficult or impossible to remove. The product contains no surfactants or residues — it will not streak.

Delivery/Installation • Same day shipping is available for orders placed by 5 p.m.

Contact • Stoner Inc., 1070 Robert Fulton Hwy, Quarryville, PA 17566. Toll free: (800) 227-5538 ext 3111. Fax: (717) 786-9088. E-mail: Website:

BAF Industries
Tustin, California

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

What’s New/Best Seller • C-42 Wheelie Clean™ Non-Acid Wheel Cleaner.

Advantages/Features • Wheelie Clean is a highly concentrated (up to 10:1), non-acid and non-caustic wheel cleaner that safely cleans all types of OEM/factory wheels including: clear coated, painted aluminum, powder coated, magnesium, chrome, wire, and plastic hubcaps. Quickly and easily removes brake dust, metal particulates, dirt, oil, grease, and other surface contaminants from all types of OEM wheels without scrubbing. Simply spray on and rinse off. The product removes road grime and brake dust, while cleaning tires and whitewalls at the same time. The concentrated product leaves a clean and bright finish. The product is available in 1-, 5-, and 55-gallon containers.

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

Installation/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.

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

DETAIL PLUS Car Appearance Systems
Portland, Oregon

DETAIL PLUS manufactures a complete line of professional auto detailing equipment systems and provides chemicals, supplies, accessory equipment, and training for all aspects of the auto detailing business.

What’s New/Best Seller • The Mini Detailer.

Advantages/Features • The Mini Detailer is a fast and convenient way to perform express wax or express tire shine. The portable cart contains two 5-gallon stainless steel chemical tanks with a spray gun wax applicator and Dress Plus tire shine applicator. All the operator needs to do is fill the tanks with chemical, connect an airline to the control manifold on the cart, and adjust the pressure. The wax applicator can apply an express wax or paint sealant to a car in less than a minute. The tire shine applicator allows the application of tire dressing in less than two minutes with no chemical waste, even getting into the deep recesses on larger truck tires.

Price • The unit costs $749.

Contact • DETAIL PLUS Car Appearance Systems, P.O. Box 20755, Portland, OR 97294. Toll free: (800) 284-0123 Ext. 4. E-mail: Website:

Crystal-Glo Manufacturing
Concord, Ontario, Canada

Crystal-Glo Manufacturing’s paint treatment revitalizes and protects in one.
The secret is an acrylic base that gives off a deeper, richer, “wet” looking shine, which also protects vehicle surfaces from UV rays, scratches, and any other unwanted debris.

What’s New/Best Seller • Crystal-Glo Paint Treatment.

Advantages/Features • Developed to replace glazing and waxing in one simple step, the product reduces the appearance of swirls and fine scratches on paint, making it a key product for body shops and detailers. Applied by hand or machine, the product is easily buffed with no residue, and crystal clear results. The product contains no abrasives, silicone, or wax and is ideal for all paints, clear coat, fiberglass, chrome, polished aluminum and metal, smooth plastic, glass, and mirrors. The treatment is available in 16-oz., 34-oz., 1-gallon, and 5-gallon containers.

Prices • Available upon request.

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

Platinum Professional Car Wash Systems
Woodridge, Illinois

ECP Inc., one of the oldest and most trusted names in the auto dealer industry, showcases Platinum Professional Car Wash Systems. The company uses proven chemistry and is a leader in innovation and merchandising targeted to increase sales.

What’s New/Best Seller • PCW4 Platinum TVP Original and PCW47 Platinum TVP Blue.

Advantages/Features • The Original is a new generation total vehicle protection concentrate designed to promote water beading, detergent resistance, gloss, and sheeting action to the total vehicle. The Blue version is the company’s premium total vehicle protection. It is a surface reacting, foaming clear coat formulated to promote water beading; detergent resistance; gloss; and sheeting action to the total vehicle while providing a brilliant visual show

Price • Available upon request.

Customer/Operator Support •Technical and customer support is available through the sales and customer service departments.

Contact • ECP Inc., 11210 Katherine’s Crossing, Suite #100, Woodridge, IL 60517. Toll free: (800) 323-3521. Fax: (800) 409-5195. 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, the company’s 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:

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 • RTU Glass Cleaner.

Advantages/Features • The VOC-compliant glass cleaner is non-ammoniated and biodegradable for the green conscious user. It sprays on and cleans quickly leaving windows streak free. It won’t fog and is static resistant, and is great for cleaning stainless steel, countertops, and other non-porous surfaces.

Price • Available upon request.

Delivery/Installation • No minimum 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:

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