Auto Laundry News - October 2011

Cleaning Products

Stone Soap Company
Sylvan Lake, Michigan

Stone Soap Company Inc. is one of America’s oldest and most trusted manufacturers 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 • Double Duty Extreme.

Advantages/Features • Double Duty Extreme cleans wheels and tires quickly, while completely eliminating the need to scrub. The product works on contact to release and remove brake dust safely from all wheels without damage. It restores whitewall and raised white letter tires to like-new condition, and is ideal for use in conveyor and in-bay automatic washes. The highly concentrated formula may be diluted, offering the lowest possible cost per use. The product is available in 5-, 15-, 30-, and 55-gallon containers.

Customer/Operator Support • The highly trained staff is available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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:

Lustra Professional Car Care Products
De Pere, Wisconsin

CSI manufactures the quality line of Lustra™ professional car care products including the revolutionary Ultraflex®system. Lustra provides innovative, high quality cleaning and protection products for all types of washes.

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

Advantages/Features • Lustra’s Ultraflex BDR — Brake Dust Repellent uses an advanced polymer formula to electrically repel corrosive brake dust. Its protective barrier prevents accumulation of road grime and brake dust, keeping wheels cleaner longer, making future cleaning easier.

Customer/Operator Support • CSI’s nationwide group of knowledgeable distributors provides local support. Together with Lustra, CSI supplies the marketing materials to properly merchandise a wash for maximum effectiveness.

Contact • Lustra Professional Car Care Products, 1997 American Blvd., De Pere, WI 54115. Toll free: (800) 225-2231. Website:

KC Chemicals Inc.
Travelers Rest, South Carolina

KC Chemicals manufactures car wash soaps, waxes, and related detergents.

What’s New/Best Seller • BreakFast Drying Agent.

Advantages/Features • The company’s newest, hyper-concentrated drying agent, is very economical to use in tunnels, friction, and touch-free car washes. The product bonds to the paint, glass, and chrome, making it a streak-free addition to any operation.

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

S.M. Arnold Inc.
St. Louis, Missouri

Established in 1928, S.M. Arnold Inc. is dedicated to delivering the best quality chamois, wash mitts, buffing and polishing pads, sponges, detailing cloths, brushes, brooms, and much more. The company will continue to develop and expand its line of quality products to meet industry demands.

What’s New/Best Seller • Genuine Water Sprite® — Amazing PVA Drying Cloth.

Advantages/Features • Water Sprite is made from a proven PVA material that gently cleans and dries finely finished surfaces. The cloth actually lifts residual dirt and grime away from the surface, leaving it clean and dry. The product is not affected by mildew, bacteria, or common household chemicals and can be used in place of a sponge or towel.

Contact • S.M. Arnold Inc., 7901 Michigan Ave., St. Louis, MO 63111. (314) 544-4103. Toll free: (800) 325-7865. Fax: (314) 544-3159. E-mail: Website:

ERC Wiping Products Inc.
Lynn, Massachusetts

ERC Wiping Products Inc. supplies body, window, and detail towels to car wash and detail centers throughout the United States.

What’s New/Best Seller • Low Cost Micro-fiber Towels.

Advantages/Features • The non-abrasive, lint-free towels effectively remove dirt and grime without the use of chemicals. Microfiber towels are a useful tool for any car wash or detailing center — they can be used in a broad range of applications and last hundreds of washings. The towels come in a large 16” x 16” size in red, blue, green, yellow, black and white. Smaller 14” x 14” and larger 16” x 27” sizes are also available in a variety of colors. Other options include waffle weave microfiber towels and limited-use microfiber wipers.

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

BAF Industries
Tustin, California

BAF Industries has manufactured the PRO®Product Line for the professional car care industry since 1935.

What’s New/Best Seller • C-11 Cyclone Enzyme Cleaner.

Advantages/Features • The multi-surface cleaner was designed for use with the Tornador® Cleaning Tool. The ready-to-use cleaner contains Protease enzymes that help break down protein-based stains such as food, grass, soil, blood, and pet stains. The product effectively eliminates odors caused by dampness, mildew, mold, food, urine, and organic matter. The product penetrates the surface to lift and suspend soil, and can be used as a pre-spot treatment before shampooing on tough protein based spills.

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

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

Contact • BAF Industries, PRO Products, 1451 Edinger Avenue # F, Tustin, CA 92780. (714) 258-8055. Toll free: (800) 437-9893. Fax: (714) 259-1184. E-mail: Website:

Kaady Chemical Corporation
Portland, Oregon

Since 1989, Kaady Chemical has performed under diverse conditions in car washes around the world, including a chain of Kaady automatic washes that act as a year-round “test lab.” Several top automakers in Japan use Kaady products in their pre-delivery facilities.

What’s New/Best Seller • TWB (Tire, Wheel, and Body) with optional cherry or lemon scent.

Advantages/Features • TWB simplifies chemical management and inventory control, while lowering operating costs. At different dilution ratios, the product is a great wheel and body cleaner, and can be used in self-serve operations.

Customer/Operated Support • Kaady TWB is produced in both the Eastern and Western United States, lessening delivery time.

Contact • Kaady Chemical Corporation, 2349 NW 22nd Ave., Portland, OR 97210. (503) 546-8760. Fax: (503) 546-2584. E-mail: Website:

Warsaw Chemical Company Inc.
Warsaw, Indiana

The company’s line of over two hundred Warsaw Chemical, Maintenance, and Car Choice® Brand car wash products is marketed internationally as well as under private label by hundreds of distributors throughout the United States.

What’s New/Best Seller • The Formula 567 Weather Shield® Tri-Color® Foam Polish.

Advantages/Features • The Formula 567 Weather Shield Tri-Color Foam Polish is part of the Car Choice Wash Products line. The foam polish incorporates the latest advances in polymer chemistry technology. The product contains surface reactive silicones and fluoro polymers which bond to a vehicle’s surface for outstanding shine, protection, and water break. The polish features fast, easy rinsing that will not smear on glass or paint; is reclaim compatible; helps reduce damage caused by UV light, acid rain, and oxidation; and is an environmentally friendly, Green Line Solutions product which meets or exceeds all current green standards.

Contact • Warsaw Chemical Company Inc., P.O. Box 858, Warsaw, IN 46581. Toll free: (800) 548-3396. Fax: (574) 267-3884. Website:

Towels By Doctor Joe
Pennsauken, New Jersey

Doctor Joe and his wife incorporated Towels By Doctor Joe in 1995. What began as a very small company that shipped orders out of the garage at the family residence has grown into a 32,500 square-foot warehouse and sales office.

What’s New/Best Seller • The Ultra-80.

Advantages/Features • The Ultra-80 is a new plush terry microfiber towel for the car care industry. The microfiber towels 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” x 27”, the towels are available in royal blue, deep red, dark green, and dark beige.

Contact • Towels By Dr. Joe, The LL Clean Company, 9265 Commerce Hwy Penn-sauken, NJ 08110. (856) 665-5259. Toll free: (800) 944-3192. Website:

ECP Incorporated
Woodridge, Illinois

ECP Incorporated — one of the oldest and most trusted names in the auto dealer industry — proudly showcases Platinum Professional Car Wash Systems. The company is a leader in innovation and merchandising targeted to increase sales.

What’s New/Best Seller • PCW65 Blue Low pH Triple Foam, PCW66 Pink Low pH Triple Foam, and PCW67 Yellow Low pH Triple Foam Concentrates.

Advantages/Features • PCW65, 66, and 67 Low pH Triple Foam Concentrates provide deep, vibrant color; fast break; good water break; and beadability. Designed for touchless in-bay automatics, the product leaves vehicles shiny and dry and works well in hard water conditions. Available in 5-, 15-, 30-, and 55-gallon containers.

Customer/Operator Support • Products are manufactured in the Midwest and are
available locally from coast to coast. Sales professionals and experienced live customer service representatives are available.

Contact • ECP Inc /Platinum Professional Car Wash Systems, 11210 Katherine’s Crossing, Suite 100, Woodridge, IL 60517. Toll free: (800) 323-3521. Toll free fax: (800) 409-5195. E-mail: Website:

Blendco Systems
Bristol, Pennsylvania

Blendco Systems manufactures and supplies a full line of transportation cleaning products, including formulated powders, liquids, patented SuperSat®Custom Detergent Systems, and Red Rhino®sealants and protectants. Blendco has been providing the transportation cleaning industry with innovative detergent solutions for more than 30 years.

What’s New/Best Seller • The SuperBlend™ Center.

Advantages/ Features • The SuperBlend Center uses a patent-pending design to blend any size detergent or protectant automatically with the push of a button. The new system allows distributors and operators the ability to make high quality detergents and protectants easily and at a low cost per pail, thereby becoming their own regional blend center. The unit offers value by means of super-concentrates, reducing freight, storage, and handling costs.

Customer/Operator Support • Blendco has highly trained car wash professionals, many with decades of experience in the industry who are available to assist as consultants to car wash operators. Blendco serves the U.S. and international markets through a network of professional distributors.

Contact • Blendco Systems, One Pearl Buck Court, Bristol, PA 19007. (215) 781-3600. Toll free: (800) 446-2091. Fax: (215) 781-3601. E-mail: Website:

Detail Plus Car Appearance Systems
Portland, Oregon

Detail Plus has been a leader in the auto detailing industry since 1980, developing not only unique equipment concepts, but also a high-quality line of detailing chemicals used by detailers and car wash operations all over the world including Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America.

What’s New/Best Seller • Diamond Shine Plus.

Advantages/Features • Diamond Shine Plus is a proven high quality paint sealant with excellent shine and durability. The product is a combination of 26 different ingredients, including the most expensive amino-functional silicones available. The product is easy to apply and remove while providing long lasting shine and protection at one of the lowest costs on the market.

Customer/Operator Support • A hotline is available for technical tips on how to use the product as well as an online Ask the Experts page.

Contact • Detail Plus Car Appearance Systems, P.O. Box 20755, Portland, OR 97294. (503) 251-2955. Toll free: (800) 284-0123. Fax: (503) 251-5975. E-mail: Website:

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