Auto Laundry News - February 2013

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 2013 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:

JOBE Industries Inc.
Linden, New Jersey

Family owned and operated since 1950 — JOBE is an innovator in car wash chemistry. Its detail products are formulated with the professional detailer in mind, using over 60 years of car washing experience. The DAFNA line allows operators to stock their shelves with the same JOBE quality in sizes packaged for retail sale.

What’s New/Best Seller • Banana Crème Wax & Polish and Krystal Kleer Windshield Water Repellant.
Advantages/Features • Banana Crème Wax & Polish is made with a blend of proprietary and carnauba waxes and banana natural oil. It is easy to apply and detergent resistant. Krystal Kleer Windshield Water Repellant is a VOC free, water-based, non-flammable, windshield treatment. Operators can distinguish themselves from the competition with products that turn out results that get noticed and keep customers coming back.

Contact • Jobe Industries Inc., 1600 West Elizabeth Avenue, Linden, NJ 07036. Toll free: (800) 222-5623. E-mail: Websites: and

BAF Industries
Tustin, California

BAF Industries, manufacturers of the PRO® Product Line for the professional car care industry since 1935, has headquarters in Tustin, CA and a major chemical manufacturing and packaging plant in Florence, KY.

What’s New/Best Seller • C-92-P Gadnium™ Metal Polish.

Advantages/Features • C-92-P Gadnium Metal Polish is a powerful paste that is designed to clean, polish, deoxidize, and protect. It removes tarnish, rust, water stains, heat discoloration, oxidation, tar, oil, fingerprints, graffiti, and rubber black streaks, while restoring metals to their original luster. The polish’s easy-to-use, wipe-on, wipe-off formula instantly cleans, shines, and protects all types of metals such as brass, copper, cast iron, silver plate, sterling, chrome, stainless steel, nickel, bronze, aluminum, anodized aluminum, magnesium, painted, platinum, pewter, tin, and titanium. The polish’s non-scratch formula applies a brilliant, rich reflective luster. Super strong anti-tarnish corrosion inhibitor provides sparkling, long-lasting, waterproof protection. Products may be purchased factory direct with same day shipping or through a factory authorized distributor with free local delivery available.

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

Price • Available upon request.

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

DETAIL PLUS Car Appearance Systems
Portland, Oregon

DETAIL PLUS offers the latest in surface decontamination products.

What’s New/Best Seller • Clay Wipe.

Advantages/Features • The Clay Wipe is an easier to use and less expensive alternative to both the body clay bar and the clay towel. It features a dual-sided, patented elastic polymer media that is more effective than clay, and available in three choices:  heavy, medium, and light. The wipe removes paint overspray, industrial fall-out, and other surface contaminates quickly and easily, leaving a smooth finish.

Price • Sold in packs of three, dual-sided wipes for $19.95 or individually at $7.95 per wipe.

Customer/Operator Support • Technical and customer support is available by e-mail or via toll free phone.

Contact • DETAIL PLUS Car Appearance Systems, 11650-A NE Marx St., Portland, OR 97220. (503) 251-2955. Toll free: (800) 284-0123. 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 deep, rich, color intensive gloss, while wrapping the vehicle in long-lasting protection. Manufactured since 1987, each product has earned many prestigious “Best Product Awards” for innovation, excellence, and quality.

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

Advantages/Features • Crystal-Glo Paint Treatment revitalizes and protects in one step. The acrylic base gives off a deep, rich, “wet” looking shine, which also protects vehicle surfaces from UV rays, scratches, and any other unwanted debris. Developed to replace glazing and waxing in one simple step, it also reduces the appearance of swirls and fine scratches on paint and is easily applied by hand or machine. The product contains no abrasives, silicone, or wax. It can be used on: all paints, clear coat, fiberglass, chrome, polished aluminum and metal, smooth plastic, glass, and mirrors. The product comes 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. Toll free: (800) 263-0887. Fax: (905) 760-0008. E-mail: Website:

SONNY’S The Car Wash Factory
Tamarac, Florida

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

What’s New/Best Seller • Factory Finish Detailing Spray Products.

Advantages/Features • The detailing products line offers a complete selection of easy-to-use, easy-to-store, and easy-to-identify products thanks to the color coordinated caps and labels on the cans. The products are ideal for full service washes and detailing specialists. The detailing line includes: Glass Cleaner, Instant Shine, Orange Citrus Crazy Clean, Fabric Cleaner, Instant Detail Wax, Carpet Spotter Plus, and Leather Cleaner & Conditioner. Available in case packs of 12 for each product type.

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:

Cleaning Systems Inc.
De Pere, Wisconsin

Cleaning Systems Inc. (CSI) is a leading manufacturer of quality cleaning and protection products for the car wash and commercial transportation industry. CSiMART™, the CSI marketplace, offers select commercial products to the public direct from its manufacturing facilities.

What’s New/Best Seller • BDR® Brake Dust Repellent.

Advantages/Features • BDR Brake Dust Repellent is a proprietary, eco-friendly product that is used on wheels to protect them from the build-up of brake dust and road grime. BDR is sprayed onto clean wheels forming a thin layer of protection that smoothes the surface at Nano levels creating a negative charge, making it resistant to particles clinging to it. This results is wheels that remain clean longer and makes them easier to clean when needed. BDR is suitable for use on all wheels including motorcycles (not for use on tires).

Customer/Operator Support • Customer support is available on the company’s website.

Contact • Cleaning Systems Inc., 1997 American Blvd., De Pere, WI 54115. Toll free: (800) 225-2231. Website:

Stevens Car Care Products Inc.
Eastlake, Ohio 

In addition to being a large distributor for many companies, Stevens Car Care Products Inc. manufactures its own line of advanced formula detailing chemicals as well as the Rusterminator, electronic rust deterrent system for vehicles, and Defiance Auto Alarms.

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

Advantages/Features • Purple Haze Spray Glaze is an additional profit center for retail sales to offer after selling a paint sealant service. The glaze sprays on fast and easy; wipe in, wipe off to a high gloss finish. The product cleans and brightens, and is great for dealer quick spiffs and trade shows. The glaze offers the convenience of spray wax but with professional results. Same day shipping and free local delivery are available.

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

Price • $10.50 sample 32-oz. bottle, includes shipping (special intro price); $9.45 per bottle, cases of 12; $26.45 per gallon for detail shop usage; 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:

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:

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:

Stoner Inc.
Quarryville, Pennsylvania

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

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 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), inexpensive ingredients that remove dirt, but leave streaky residues that are difficult or impossible to remove. Invisible Glass contains no surfactants or residues, so it will not streak.

Price • 12-can case of 19-oz aerosols: two to five cases, $40.87 per case; six to 24 cases, $34.75 per case; 25-plus cases, $31.44 per case.

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

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