Auto Laundry News - October 2012

Cleaning Products

Allbrite Car Care Products
Anaheim, California

Allbrite Car Care Products is a leading manufacturer of premium car, boat, motorcycle, and plane detailing
products. Owned and operated by a chemical engineer, Allbrite excels at formulating efficient products that save customers time and money. The entire Allbrite line is engineered and manufactured in the United States.
What’s New/Best Seller • Headlight Restoration Kit.

Advantages/Features • The Headlight Restoration Kit includes everything needed to restore cloudy and yellowed headlights. It contains 4 oz of headlight polish with special abrasives to restore, 2 oz of headlight sealant to protect, a terry cotton sponge for application, 16” x 16” thick micro-fiber towel, and a sheet of ultra-fine foam backed sandpaper in case of extremely weathered headlights.

Customer/Operator Support • Support from a highly knowledgeable staff is available via phone or e-mail. Office hours are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PST.

Shipping/Delivery • Products may be purchased online or over the phone and can be shipped via UPS or picked up if local.

Contact • Allbrite Car Care Products Inc., 1201 N. Las Brisas, Anaheim, CA 92806. (714) 666-8683. Fax: (714) 666-8685. E-mail: Website:

DETAIL PLUS Car Appearance Systems
Portland, Oregon

DETAIL PLUS manufactures a complete line of high-quality, low-priced detail cleaning chemicals, including the Chemspense detailing system that includes the automatic dilution and dispensing of chemicals to the detail work area, eliminating the need for manual handling of chemicals in small plastic bottles.

What’s New/Best Seller • Orange Plus All-Purpose Citrus Cleaner.

Advantages/Features • The citrus cleaner features the natural solvent from orange peels, diLimoneen, as one of the active cleaning solvents in the formulation, making it an environmentally-safe chemical to use as well as a very effective pre-spray in the wash bay. It can also be used as a convertible top cleaner; leather and vinyl cleaner; and can clean carpet. The alkaline product has a pH of 8-9.

Customer/Operator Support • DETAIL PLUS has a knowledgeable staff of sales and technical personnel who are experts in the field of auto detailing and can assist the customer with any detailing or cleaning problem.

Contact • DETAIL PLUS Car Appearance Systems, 11650-A NE Marx St., Portland, OR 97220. Toll free: (800) 284-0123. E-mail: Website:

Diamond Shine Car Wash Solutions
Wickliffe, Ohio

Diamond Shine Inc., is a family-owned business manufacturing quality chemical solutions for over six decades. The company prides itself on providing cutting-edge chemistry and cost-efficient solutions.
What’s New/Best Seller • 2x Double Diamond™ concentrates.

Advantages/Features • The 2x Double Diamond concentrates product line doubles the concentration of many Diamond Shine drum products. Some of the benefits include reduced packaging size, increased storage space, no premixing required, and easy to manage dilutions. The concentrates use half the amount of product compared to traditional drum versions while maintaining equal cost per car.

Customer/Operator Support • Diamond Shine has a highly trained network of distributors and direct sales personnel to provide local support.

Contact • Diamond Shine Inc., 1340 East 289th St., Wickliffe, OH 44092. Toll free: (800)-843-7627. 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 continues to develop and expand its line of quality products to meet industry demands.

What’s New/Best Seller • Speedy Surface Prep™ Detailing Towel and Genuine Water Sprite® — Amazing PVA Drying Cloth.

Advantages/Features • Speedy Surface Prep Towel is a new detailing towel that is quick and easy to use. 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:

C.A.R. Products Inc.
Holyoke, Massachusetts

For over 40 years C.A.R. Products Inc. has been a family owned and operated business. The company manufactures high-quality products at competitive prices through a vast distributor network that is growing worldwide.

What’s New/Best Seller • Repel—The Ultimate Weather Protection.

Advantages/Features • The all surface protectant contains a polymer blend that provides a protective barrier to all vehicles surfaces while leaving a high gloss surface finish. It adds a slippery smooth feeling to paint, as if it was just polished. It repels rain from the glass to improve visibility. The product comes in a wild berry scent and a yellow color for increased customer appeal. It is available in 5-, 15-, 30- and 55-gallon containers.

Customer/Operator Support • Technical representatives are available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Contact • C.A.R. Products Inc., 630 Beaulieu St. Holyoke, MA 01040. (413) 536-9900. Toll free: (800) 537-7797. Fax: (413) 536-9979. 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:

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 • Super Foaming Kleer Kote with New Fruit Slices Scent.

Advantages/Features • Super Foaming Kleer Kote is a high-beading, polymer-fortified foam that preserves and enhances clear-coat finishes, providing an outstanding gloss appearance and protective coating. The product puts on a show with vivid colors and a fruit slices candy scent.

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

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

ECP Inc./Platinum Professional Car Wash Systems
Woodridge, Illinois

CP Inc., one of the oldest and most trusted names in the auto dealer industry, showcases Platinum Professional Car Wash Systems®. ECP products feature proven chemistry and merchandising targeted to increase sales.

What’s New/Best Seller • The ECP Extractor Line, featuring the ECP6, ECP12, and the ECP12XLDUAL.

Advantages/Features • The ECP6 is a 6-gallon extractor with heat; the ECP12 is a 12-gallon extractor with heat—both units feature single cords. The ECP12XLDUAL is a 12-gallon extractor with heat, dual vacuums, and dual cords.

Customer/Operator Support • ECP sales professionals and experienced live customer service representatives are available. Local support is available coast to coast.

Contact • ECP Inc./Platinum Professional Car Wash Systems, 11210 Katherine’s Crossing, Suite #100, Woodridge, IL 60517. Toll free: (800) 323-3521. Fax: (800) 409-5195. 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/Bestseller • Turtle Wax Classic Line.

Advantages/Features • Turtle Wax recently launched a high-quality line of ready-to-use drum products to complement its already popular Hyper products. The Classic Line provides superior cleaning and protection and allows car washes that are concerned with cost per gallon the chance to leverage the Turtle Wax name and legacy of quality.

Price • Please 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:

BAF Industries
Tustin, California

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

What’s New/Best Seller • P-63-Q Poly Gard™ Paint Sealant.

Advantages/Features • The high-quality paint sealant produces a long-lasting, high-gloss shine on all types of automotive paint finishes. A mild cleaner removes light scratches, oxidation, and contaminants, while glossing agents restore shine and clarity. Two penetrating, amino-functional polymer resins cure to form a continuous, durable film that will outlast any wax product. The sealant resists UV rays, salt air, snow, sleet, insects, road film, harsh detergents, and environmental contaminants that can fade or discolor automotive finishes prematurely. The product reduces friction buildup so contaminants will not adhere to the surface, and offers up to six months of lasting beauty and protection.

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

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

Price • Available upon request. Contact • BAF Industries, 1451 Edinger Avenue, Suite F, Tustin, CA 92780. (714) 258-8055. E-mail: Website:

Stone Soap Company Inc.
Sylvan Lake, Michigan

Stone Soap Company Inc. is a trusted manufacturer of car wash detergents and waxes. Since 1932, its 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. It works on contact to release and remove brake dust safely from all wheels without damage. It reduces both prep time and labor while eliminating the need for troublesome tire brushes — ideal for use in conveyor and in-bay automatic washes. The product is highly concentrated and may be diluted, offering the lowest possible cost per use. It is available in 5-, 15-, 30-, and 55-gallon containers.

Customer/Operator Support • A highly trained staff is available 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) 952-7627. Fax: (248) 706-1001. 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 detergent solutions for more than 30 years.

What’s New/Best Seller • SuperBlend Detergents and Protectants.

Advantages/Features • Blendco’s SuperBlend contains a full line of car wash detergents and protectants including: high pH presoaks, low pH presoaks, tire and wheel cleaners, high-pressure detergents, tricolor foam brush detergents, clearcoat protectants, tricolor conditioners, drying agents, and total car protectants. Every product contains high quality ingredients like soil-removing alkaline builders, solvents, and surfactants that foam, clean, and shine. The protectants are built with modern polymer technology and provide excellent protection, beading, and drying. The products are manufactured at regional blend centers throughout the United States and Canada to minimize the costs of shipping and labor on 5-, 30-, and 55-gallon containers.

Customer/Operator Support • Blendco has highly trained car wash professionals, many with decades of experience in the car wash industry who are available to assist as consultants. The company serves the United States 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:

Stevens Car Care Products Inc.
Eastlake Ohio

Stevens Car Care Products Inc. manufactures a full line of detailing chemicals and supplies. The high performing line also includes Rusterminator—Electronic Rust Deterrent System.

What’s New/Best Seller • Glass Cleaner.

Advantages/Features • Beats the performance of aerosols but at a fraction of the cost. The product is super-concentrated, use just 4-ounces of product for a 32-ounce bottle. It produces crystal clear, non-streak results with a fast-action formula.
Customer Support • Stevens provides customers with technical support, toll free telephone ordering, e-mail, website information, and same-day shipping.
Delivery • Same day shipping and free local delivery available.

Price • 1 Gallon: $13.50; 5 Gallons: $54.95; 55 Gallons: $403.45.

Contact • Stevens Car Care Products Inc. 36542 Vine St., Eastlake, OH 44095. (440) 953-2900. Toll free: (800) 322-1556. Fax: (440) 953-4473. E-mail: Website:

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