Manufacturer's Showcase - February 2002

Manufacturer's Showcase

Detail Plus Systems
Portland, Oregon

Detail Plus Systems had its beginnings in the first new car pre-delivery centers of the early 1950's, and has devoted countless hours to research and development since that time to provide the auto appearance industry with equipment and technology that is offered by no other company in the industry, anywhere in the world.

What's New/Best Seller Express Detailer Portable Detailing System.

Advantages/Features The new Express Detailer is a complete detail shop on wheels providing everything a carwash or detail shop operator needs to provide either full or express detailing services. The new system is built of stainless steel and features the following: internal heated soil extractor; wet/dry vacuum; air lines for air tools; air rotary shampooer; air mini-orbital waxer; and dispensing of four chemicals including a spray gun to apply wax or paint sealant. On the top are five recessed areas to hold additional chemical spray or squeeze bottles. All that is required is single-phase electricity and a connection to an air compressor and you are in business.

Contact Detail Plus Systems, PO Box 20755, Portland, OR 97294. (503) 251-2955. Toll free: (800) 284-0123. Fax: (503) 251-5975. E-mail: Web site: .

Meguiar's Inc.
Irvine, California

Since 1901, Meguiar's technical experts have worked hand-in-hand with the car manufacturers and paint suppliers around the world to create more than 200 highly-specialized surface care products for almost every conceivable type of surface.

What's New/Best Seller Quik Clay Detailing System.

Advantages/Features Whenever a car is outside, parked or driven, contaminants are continually landing on its paint finish. Most of these contaminants wash off, some don't. Bonded contaminants continue to accumulate every week, blurring the reflection of the paint and obscuring its gloss. Quik Clay Detailing System quickly, easily and non-abrasively removes the bonded contaminants that accumulate daily on car finishes.

Price Available upon request.

Contact Meguiar's, Inc., 17991 Mitchell South, Irvine, CA 92614. (949) 752-8000. Toll Free: (800) 854-8073. Fax: (949) 752-5784. Web site:

Spartan Chemical Company Inc.
Maumee, Ohio

Spartan Chemical Company is an international manufacturer of a full line of specialty products for commercial, institutional and industrial accounts. Spartan products are sold exclusively in all fifty states through authorized distributors.

What's New/Best Seller Consume Micro-Muscle.

Advantages/Features Consume Micro-Muscle is an industrial strength super surfactant concentrate boosted with active microbial grease digesters. It is engineered to quickly remove everyday, routine petroleum-based soils (such as motor oil, hydraulic fluid, lithium grease, lubricant oils, stamping oils, etc.) and continually control nuisance odors and augment downstream waste treatment. Micro-Muscle's multiple strains of natural microorganisms continue to clean, degrease and control bad odors long after initial application. The end result of cleaning with Micro-Muscle is a cleaner, fresher environment that maintains itself between scheduled maintenance. These same microorganisms also keep drains and pipes free-flowing, assisting in the efficiency of pre-treatment systems of downstream wastewater. Micro-Muscle contains no butyl, no bleach, no ammonia and no harsh detergents .

Contact Spartan Chemical Company Inc., 1110 Spartan Drive, Maumee, OH 43537-0110. (419) 531-5551. Toll Free: (800) 537-8990. Fax: (419) 536-8423. E-mail: Web site:

Auto Tech Manufacturing
Grants Pass, Oregon

Auto Tech manufactures a wide range of silicone-free products guaranteed to exceed professional standards of satisfaction.

What's New/Best Seller WOW! The Ultimate Detailer is a big seller for Auto Tech.

Advantages/Features WOW! uses an anti-static formula to repel dust and create a non-streak surface on interior or exterior rubber, plastic, glass, paint, window tint, chrome, vinyl, leather, decals, etc. A spray-on/wipe-off product, WOW! is suitable as a dry wash and engine detailer. It lifts dust, bird droppings, bug splatter, fingerprints, and surface residue without scratching. It is solvent-free, non-toxic, non-flammable, and environmentally-safe. One 16-oz. spray bottle of WOW! will service six to 12 cars. It is also available in economy gallons.

Delivery Factory-direct delivery within 48 hours of order.

Price Available upon request.

Contact Auto Tech Mfg. (Richard Crawn), 2233 Foothill Blvd., Grants Pass, OR 97528. (541) 474-0232. Toll free: (800) 545-8624. Fax: (541) 474-2410. E-mail: Web site: .

Hi-Tech Industries
Southfield, MI

Hi-Tech is dedicated to the manufacture and distribution of quality aerosols, carpet dyes, tools, supplies and accessories to the car wash and detail industry.

What's New/Best Seller The Magna Shine microfiber detailing cloth in our exclusive vending packet.

Advantages/Features Microfiber has taken the industry by storm. No other product cleans windows, dusts or polishes like microfiber. Hi-Tech's Magna Shine is the only microfiber available in a vending size package. Decals available for vending machine sales.

Price The Magna Shine Detailing cloth has a suggested retail of $2.00 per cloth. Vending decals are preprinted with $2.00 price. Wholesale prices vary. Available at most major car wash distributors. Call for distributor near you.

Contact Hi-Tech Industries, 19270 W. Eight Mile Road, Southfield, MI 48075. (248) 358-5533. Toll Free: (800) 789-9065. Fax: (248) 358-0110. E-mail: Web site:

Stoner Inc.
Quarryville, Pennsylvania

Stoner Inc. has been a manufacturer of high-end detailing products for 30 years.

What's New/Best Seller The Professional Detailing Kit is the company's major seller.

Advantages/Features The Detailing Kit presents 10 different detailing solutions to provide "more shine in less time" to users. The kit is guaranteed; the company promises to buy back the unused portion of the kit and refund monies paid by any unsatisfied customer.

Customer/Operator Support Stoner, Inc. is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (EST) to assist customers. The company offers a knowledgeable customer service staff, a toll free phone number for catalog requests, and a web site.

Price The kit is $49.95 with free shipping and handling. Or, the kit is free with a $150.00 order from the catalog.

Contact Stoner Inc., PO Box 65, 1070 Robert Fulton Highway, Quarryville, PA 17566. (717) 786-7355. Toll free: (800) 227-5538. Fax: (800) 515-5150. E-mail: Web site:

Ult-tra Amaize Ltd.
Richmond, Virginia

Ult-tra Amaize Ltd. is a manufacturer of professional car care products.

What's New/Best Seller UNO.

Advantages/Features UNO is a water -based protectant that easily shines exterior trim and tires as well as interiors. UNO dries fast, is non-greasy, non-hazardous, non-flammable, flows easy and evenly and is biodegradable.

Customer/Operator Support A toll free number is available with customer support (800) 300-6287. Delivery/Installation o Products may be purchased either directly or through an authorized distributor in 5-gallon, 15-gallon, 30-gallon and 55-gallon plastic drums.

Contact Ult-tra Amaize Ltd., P.O. Box 11643, 1403 MacTavish Avenue, Richmond, VA 23230. (804) 353-6464. Toll free: (800) 300-6287. Fax: (804) 359-8065. E-mail: Web site:

Finger Lakes Chemical Inc.
Rochester, New York

Finger Lakes System Chemistry manufactures environmentally-conscious cleaners and degreasers.

What's New/Best Seller Professional A/C Fresh Air Service Kit.

Advantages/Features Finger Lakes Fresh Air Disinfectant prevents fungi and bacteria from breeding in an air conditioner. Its pleasantly-scented disinfectant action removes foul odors from air conditioning units by killing mold and mildew. The company recommends using the Fresh Air Disinfectant along with the Finger Lakes Fresh Air Fragrance to clean and refreshen a windshield.

Customer/Operator Support Technical bulletins, material safety data sheets, and detailed product instructions are all available to customers. A toll free factory-direct service line is also provided.

Delivery/Installation Factory direct within 24 hours of order.

Price Available upon request.

Contact Finger Lakes Chemical, Inc., 418 St. Paul Street, Rochester, NY 14605. (585) 454-4760. Toll Free: (800) 876-0222. Fax: (585) 325-4514. E-mail: Web site:

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

S.M. Arnold, Inc. is a quality manufacturer of car wash and detail accessories. A complete line of professional cleaning products all from one source of supply.

What's New/Best Seller Microfiber Detailing Products Line.

Advantages/Features S.M. Arnold offers one of the most complete lines of Microfiber Detailing Products available today. In addition to offering a wide variety of microfiber items for virtually every cleaning need, it has developed an exclusive color-coded system to help prevent cross-contamination in specific use areas. Microfiber is an unsurpassed cleaning material that is soft; cleans without chemicals; removes smudges, grease and oils with ease; and even picks up dust and microparticles like a magnet.

Contact S.M. Arnold, Inc., 7901 Michigan Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63111-3594. (314) 544-4103. Fax: (314) 544-4279. E-mail: Web site:

Cleaning System Specialists
Santee, California

Since 1986, CSS has been specializing in custom systems and manufacturing pressure washers from 5000 psi to 6000 psi, as well as waste-water reclaim and filtration systems.

What's New/Best Seller Workaholic Pressure Washers.

Advantages/Features CSS Workaholics are designed to be the best systems available, and custom-tailored to your specific application. These Mobile Wash Systems fill the void between production-style upholstery cleaning and hot power washing with legal reclaim. Their steam controls are state of the art and their factory direct pricing will impress you.

Price Available upon request.

Contact Customer Service Department, Cleaning System Specialists, 9257 Mission Gorge Road, Suite A, Santee, CA 92071-3726. (619) 448-8111. Toll Free: (800) 400-2532. Fax: (619) 448-8233. E-mail:

Allbrite Car Care Products
Anaheim, California

Allbrite has been a leading manufacturer of a complete line of cleaning and detailing products for the professional detailers and car enthusiasts since 1965.

What's New/Best Seller Body shop safe compounds and glaze.

Advantages/Features This innovative line is unique. In most cases you only need one compound to prepare a car after wet sanding. Use CP-1020 with wool cutting pad first to remove sand marks and then use it with a foam pad to remove minor scratches and swirl marks. Best results are obtained when CP 1020 is used at about 1000 rpm. Then top it with non-silicone Glaze. If the clearcoat is very hard, then use CP 1012 with a wool cutting pad and follow it with CP 1020 with a foam pad. However, if clearcoat is soft, use CP 1020 first with a wool pad and then use CP 1520 with a foam pad. Glaze it with non-silicone Glaze. All compounds are similar with a varying degree of abrasiveness.

Customer/Operator Support Allbrite serves the detailing industry through distributors and does private labeling and custom blends. Allbrite is open from 8:30 a.m. through 5:30 p.m. (Pacific Time) to assist customers. The company offers a knowledgeable customer service staff to answer technical questions and a toll free phone number for catalog requests. Catalog and sample requests are also available at the web site below.

Contact Allbrite Car Care Products, 1201 N. Las Brisas Street, Anaheim, CA 92806. (714) 666-8683. Toll Free: (800) 729-9960. Fax: (714) 666-8685. E-mail: Web site:

Universal Brush Mfg. Co.
Markham, Illinois

Universal Brush has been manufacturing brushes of the highest quality for almost 60 years, offering a complete line of full-service and self-service products for the car, bus and truck wash industries.

What's New/Best Seller The Dual Surface Hog Brush.

Advantages/Features The Dual Surface Hog Brush provides an extra wide and absorbent surface to quickly and efficiently clean large trucks, vans, and SUVs. The extremely soft and gentle 100% pure Hog's Bristle brushes are resilient, long lasting and offer the safest and most effective means of cleaning a vehicle's exterior.

Customer/Operator Support Universal Brush is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (CST) to assist customers. Universal also offers a wide array of products for automatic and self-serve operators .

Price Available upon request.

Contact Universal Brush Manufacturing Co., 16200 Dixie Highway, Markham, Illinois 60426. (708) 331-1700. Toll Free: (800) 323-3474. Fax: (708) 331-4923. E-mail: or Web site:

Castle Products Inc.
Rochester, New York

Castle Products, Inc. provides high quality automotive, cleaners, degreasers, lubricants, additives, paints and waxes.

What's New/Best Seller Castle(r) White Litenin(tm) 4-in-1 Synthetic Auto Compound.

Advantages/Features Castle White Litenin(tm) is a pure synthetic compound designed to eliminate acid rain etching, mild oxidation, spiderweb and fine scrathes, and stains. It contains no silicones or grit. Castle White Litenin is safe for all clear coats and modern finishes, and is designed to save you money and time.

Customer/Operator Support Castle has helped serve professionals for five decades. Technical bulletins, material safety data sheets and detailed instructions are all available from Castle's distribution network. A "Castle Training Center" was built in 1999 to offer support to our customers and distributors. A factory-direct toll free service line and customer service e-mail are also available ( .

Delivery/Installation Factory direct within 24 hours of order.

Price Available upon request.

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: Web site:
San Diego, California is a leading business in the automotive reconditioning industry. Based in San Diego, provides top-quality training, equipment and supplies for auto detailing, paintless dent repair, windshield repair, interior repair and paint touch-up.

What's New/Best Seller Detailing For Profit Video Series.

Advantages/Features This more than two-and-a-half hour instructional video guide to professional auto detailing takes the detail professional step by step through the entire detailing process, including the prep wash, exterior detailing and interior detailing. The three videos also include dozens of tips, tricks and special techniques. Detailing For Profit comes with a comprehensive 250-page manual and a 100-page marketing and business guide. This informative series is perfect for those new to the business or for companies looking for an effective training aid.

Customer/Operator Support Can be ordered online at or by calling their toll free number.

Price $297.

Contact, 7617 Miramar Road, Suite 5300, San Diego, CA 92126. (858) 271-4271. Toll Free: (800) 883-3446. Fax: (858) 271-4303. E-mail: Web site: .

Stevens Car Care Products Inc.
Eastlake, Ohio

Started in 1981, 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 and Keyless Entry.

What's New/Best Seller Purple Haze Spray Glaze.

Advantages/Features Purple Haze Spray Glaze is a great profit center for retail sales AFTER you sell your paint sealant service. How many times have you been asked, "Can I still wax it?" Now you can offer them a product that will add to your bottom line, increase sales, and customer satisfaction! Purple Haze Spray Glaze sprays on fast and easy. Wipe in, wipe off to a high gloss finish! Also great for dealer quick spiffs and trade shows.

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

Delivery/Installation Same day shipping and free local delivery are available

Price Sample 32oz. bottle is $12.95, including shipping. $8.99 per bottle, in cases of 10. $23.45 for gallon-size. Products retail from $19.95 to $29.95.

Contact Stevens Car Care Products, Inc., 36542 Vine Street, Eastlake, OH 44095. (440) 953-2900. Toll Free: (800) 322-1556. Fax: (440) 953-4473. E-mail: Web site:

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