Auto Laundry News - October 2013

Cleaning Products

Stevens Car Care Products Inc.
Eastlake, Ohio

Stevens Car Care Products Inc. is a manufacturer of a full line of detailing chemicals and supplies.  The line also includes Rusterminator — Electronic Rust Deterrent System for Vehicles.

What´s New/Best Seller • Max-stractor Extraction Machine.

Advantages/Features • The unit was de-signed and manufactured for the demanding requirements of the professional detailing industry where maximum performance, durability, and professional results are mandatory. The extractor features a 12-gallon solution tank, 100-psi on demand pump, powerful 3-stage vac motor, 25-foot solution and vac hose, 4” stainless steel upholstery tool, and single cord operation. Design features include: EZ access recessed top mounted controls, molded lifting handles, ribbed recovery tank, and angled recovery tank. Units come with a 5-year housing warranty, and a 2-year warranty on electrical, heaters, vac motor, and pump.

Customer/Operator Support • Stevens provides customers with technical support, toll free telephone ordering, e-mail, website information, and same-day shipping.

Price • Current specials available upon request.

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:

Blendco Systems
Bristol, Pennsylvania

Blendco Systems has been providing the professional car wash industry with innovative detergent solutions for more than 30 years. Blendco’s focus from the start has been to provide the highest quality detergents at a competitive price. Blendco continues to differentiate itself from the competition by producing only high quality detergents and car care products, together with innovative approaches to dispensing these products.

What’s New/Best Seller • RedRhino® Hot Wax with Carnauba.

Advantages/Features • New RedRhino Hot Wax with Carnauba produces a soft and shiny surface for a difference you can feel. The new, high foaming polish is infused with carnauba wax to give cars a hand-waxed softness and shine. The product offers a protective layer to the vehicle’s surface, while providing a softness and shine like nothing else. It provides exceptional foam and show with a pleasant piña colada fragrance and is ideal for foaming wax arches.

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 to car wash operators. Blendco 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:

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 Towels, Mitts, Pads, and Genuine Water Sprite™ Amazing PVA Drying Cloth.

Advantages/Features • Speedy Surface Prep™ Towels, Mitts, and Pads are new detailing products that are 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:

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:

CR Brands Inc.
West Chester, Ohio

CR Brands Inc. is a leading consumer products company that manufactures and markets branded and private label heavy-duty household cleaning products and branded cleaning/detergent products.

What’s New/Best Seller • Mean Green® Industrial Strength Cleaner and Degreaser.

Advantages/Features • Mean Green Industrial Strength Cleaner and Degreaser is tough on dirt and grease, and versatile enough for the varied surfaces found on today’s cars, trucks, SUVs, and motorcycles. With a unique blend of biodegradable detergents, that includes 40 percent more cleaning ingredients, grease, grime, and even tar are quickly dissolved. The inclusion of 30 percent more solvents and 20 percent more surfactants lift stubborn stains off all surfaces — dashboards, vinyl seats, alloy rims, fabric, and more. The cleaner is packaged in sizes to suit any need — ranging from a 32-ounce trigger spray bottles to 55-gallon drums.

Contact • CR Brands Inc., 9100 Centre Point Drive, Suite 200, West Chester, OH 45069. (866) 447-3369.
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ECP Inc./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®. ECP products feature proven chemistry and merchandising targeted to increase sales.

What’s New/Best Seller • PCW63 Pad Master On-Line Dressing and PCW64 H2O Pad Master On-Line Dressing.

Advantages/Features • Depending on your needs, the Platinum Professional Car Wash Systems line offers a solvent-based (PCW63) and water-based (PCW64) version of the complete coverage on-line tire dressing.  PCW63 Pad Master offers premium high-solids, solvent-based dressing designed to work in all types of on-line application systems. Engineered to promote longer life in application pads due to its superior wetting characteristics. PCW64 H2O Pad-Master is a water-based, silicone blend tire dressing designed for high shine and no sling. Both products are available in 5-, 15-, 30-, and 55-gallon packaging.

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:

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-84 Frank’s Special Cleaner™.

Advantages/Features • C-84 Frank’s Special Cleaner is a concentrated, heavy duty, multipurpose cleaner that cuts through grease, oil, road film, Hawaiian red dirt, volcanic ash, RV black streaks, bug residue, crayon marks, and more.  It is great for degreasing, spot cleaning, hard surface cleaning, and high pressure cleaning. Its non-caustic, biodegradable formula quickly and safely degreases engines, wheels, tires, doorjambs, and fuel doors. The product is available in 1-gallon, 5-gallon, and 55-gallon containers.

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

Price • Available upon request.

Contact • BAF Industries, 1451 Edinger Ave., Suite F, Tustin, CA 92780. Toll free: (800) 437-9893. Fax: (714) 259 1183. Website:

Lustra Professional Car Care Products
De Pere, Wisconsin

Lustra™ Professional Car Care Products provides innovative, high-quality cleaning and protection products for all types of washes.

What’s New/Best Seller • LustraFoam® with Carnauba Wax.

Advantages/Features • The new high-foaming polish has been added to the Ultraflex® line. The foaming super polish with a pleasing orange/vanilla scent is fortified with carnauba wax to provide a long-lasting shine with added protection. The advanced brightening polymers along with the carnauba wax adhere to the painted surface giving a deeper, glossy shine. Carnauba wax creates a natural water repellent as well as UV protector.

Customer/Operator Support • Nationwide group of knowledgeable distributors provides local support.

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

Stoner Inc.
Quarryville, Pennsylvania

Stoner Inc. is a manufacturer of specialized cleaners, waxes, and coatings for the professional car care industry.

What’s New/Best Seller • Shine & Sealant.

Advantages/Features • Shine & Sealant features long-lasting shine and spot-free drying. Its rapid beading action ensures maximum water removal. Silicone-free, clearcoat gives a high-gloss appearance and a protective coating that won’t streak glass. The banana scented product can be applied at high or low pressure. The sealant is diluted 500:1 with water. Same day shipping for orders placed by 5 p.m.

Price • 5-gallon pails: 1-5 pails $91.50; 6-23 pails $79.61; 24 pails and more $68.63. 55-gallon drums: 1 drum $844.77; 2 or more drums $728.25.

Contact • Stoner Inc., 1070 Robert Fulton Hwy, Quarryville, PA 17566. Toll free: (800) 227-5538. Fax: (800) 515-5150.
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Turtle Wax Pro
Burr Ridge, Illinois 

Turtle Wax Pro 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 Pro. Contact • Turtle Wax Pro, P.O. Box 1669, Bolingbrook, IL 60440. Toll free: (877) 857-3870. Website:

SAS — Solution Application Systems
De Pere, Wisconsin

SI manufactures the technologically advanced SAS™ Solution Application Systems products including the Mizer® — Solution Distribution System.
The SAS division was created to explore new and advanced technologies for the application of cleaning and protection chemicals.

What’s New/Best Seller • ChemPod®.

Advantages/Features • The ChemPod eliminates the need for holding tanks and secondary pumps for chemical delivery. The unit is a storage and delivery system that holds a single premixed chemical and distributes it to multiple applications for use. The ChemPod is able to maintain constant pressure and dilution ratio for each application. An automatic on/off function maintains adequate levels of chemical.

Customer/Operator Support • CSI’s nationwide group of knowledgeable distributors provides local support.

Contact • SAS™— Solution Application Systems, 1997 American Blvd., De Pere, WI 54115. Toll free: (800) 225-2231. Website:

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