Manufacturers' Showcase - February 2008

Detail Products

Stone Soap Company Inc.
Sylvan Lake, Michigan

Stone Soap Company, Inc. is America’s oldest and most trusted manufacturer of products for the professional car wash industry.

What’s New/Best Seller • Final Touch® Plus Tire Dressing.

Advantages/Features • Final Touch Plus Tire Dressing is easy to apply, has body to stay where it’s put, resists slinging, and eliminates the mess usually associated with non-solvent based tire dressings. The tire dressing has been formulated to be completely VOC complaint, and spreads quickly and evenly, giving tires that ultra-black glossy “wet look.” Final Touch Plus is available in 15-, 30-, and 55-gallon drums, as well as 5-gallon pails.

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:

Crystal-Glo Manufacturing
Concord, Ontario, Canada

Crystal-Glo Manufacturing Corp. specializes in the development of acrylic based surface protection products. The unique ingredients in its polishes, cleaners, and protectants produce a deeper, rich, color intensive gloss, while wrapping the vehicle in a superior level of long lasting protection.

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

Advantages/Features • Crystal-Glo Paint Treatment was developed to replace glazing and waxing in one step. The product utilizes an acrylic base and gives off a shiny “wet” look, while protecting a vehicle’s surface from UV rays, scratches, and any other unwanted debris. The polish leaves an impressive crystal-clear shine with absolutely no swirls, streaks, or residue. The polish is suitable for clearcoat, fiberglass, glass, chrome, polished aluminum/metals, and smooth plastics. Crystal-Glo contains no abrasives, silicone, or wax, and is available in 16 oz., 34 oz., and 1-gallon sizes.

Price • Available upon request.

Contact • Crystal-Glo Manufacturing, #5-346 Millway Avenue, Concord, Ontario, Canada, L4K 3W1. Toll free: (800) 263-0887. Website:

Stoner Inc.
Quarryville, Pennsylvania

Stoner Inc. manufactures specialized cleaners, waxes, and coatings for the professional car care industry.

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 windows and mirrors. The non-abrasive, multi-solvent formula evaporates 100 percent and will not streak or haze glass. Other glass cleaners are made from inexpensive ingredients that remove dirt, but leave streaky residues that are difficult or impossible to remove — Invisible Glass contains no surfactants or residues and will not streak. The cleaner is available in 19-oz aerosol cans, 5-gallon pails, and 55-gallon drums.

Delivery/Installation • Same day shipping for orders placed by 5 p.m.

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

Jobe Industries Inc.
Linden, New Jersey

Jobe Industries, Inc. manufactures chemical specialty products for use in the detail industry. Product offerings include: tire dressings, wheel cleaners, carpet and upholstery shampoos for hand or machine use, spot remover, detergents, drying agents, tire cleaners, pre-soak and prep products, window cleaners, bug remover, fragrances, odor neutralizers, vinyl and leather cleaners and dressings, and engine degreasers. All products are all VOC compliant.

What’s New/ Best Seller • Scensible Odor Neutralizer

Advantages/Features • The Scensible Odor Neutralizer removes unpleasant odors from carpet and upholstery. The deodorizer is formulated to penetrate deep into the fabric and clean away organic odors on fabrics that cannot easily be washed. The product is simply sprayed evenly onto the fabric until it becomes slightly damp, penetrating into the fabric and cleaning away odor molecules. The odor neutralizer will leave a scent on the fabric initially, but as the product dries the scent slowly disappears along with the unpleasant odor being treated. The product is safe to use on virtually all fabrics and is great for car interiors, upholstery, and carpeting.

Customer/Operator Support • A knowledgeable staff is always available to help with customer concerns.

Delivery • Jobe sells directly to car detailers and/or car wash operators. Orders from printed inventory, placed in the morning, can be shipped same day on insured, interstate carriers.

Contact • Jobe Industries, Inc., PO Box 1367, 1600 West Elizabeth Avenue, Linden, NJ 07036. (908) 862-0400. Toll free: (800) 222-JOBE Fax: (908) 862-1039. E-mail: Website:

ERC Wiping Products Inc.
Lynn, Massachusetts

ERC Wiping Products Inc. supplies body, window, and microfiber towels to car wash and detail centers.

What’s New/Best Seller • Fifty-count bulk pack of 14” x 14” microfiber towels available in blue, green, red, yellow, and gray.

Advantages/Features • ERC’s microfiber towels are perfect for all detailing applications at a car wash or detail center. Microfiber towels are lightweight and can be used to reach the dirt and grime that collects in tight corners and edges around vehicles, where bulky terry towels often can not reach. The towels are completely lint free, non-abrasive, and do not require any chemicals to clean effectively. The most popular size is 14” x 14”, but larger 16” x 16” and 16” x 27” sizes are also available. Towels can also be ordered online.

Customer/Operator Support • Customer service is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.

Delivery/Installation • All products are shipped out within 24 hours.

Contact • ERC Wiping Products, Inc., 19 Bennett Street, Lynn, MA 01905. (781) 593-4000. Toll free: (800) 225-9473. Fax: (781) 593-4020. E-mail: Website:

Finger Lakes Chemicals Inc.
Rochester, New York

Finger Lakes Chemicals manufactures environmentally conscious cleaners and degreasers.

What’s New/Best Seller • Fresh Air™ Disinfectant.

Advantages/Features • Fresh Air is a pleasantly scented disinfectant designed to remove foul odors from air conditioning units. It effectively kills the mold and mildew that cause foul odors. The pleasant lemon scent leaves after a short time, leaving only clean, fresh smelling air.

Customer Support • Technical bulletins, material safety data sheets, detailed product instructions, and a toll-free factory-direct service line are available.

Price • Available upon request.

Delivery • Shipped within 24 hours of order.

Contact • Finger Lakes Chemical Inc., 420 St. Paul Street, Rochester, NY 14605. (585) 454-4760. Toll free: (800) 876-0222. Fax: (585) 325-4514. Website:

Professional Dispensing Systems
Lakewood, Colorado

Professional Dispensing Systems has built and sold stainless steel tank sprayers for over 16 years. P.D.S. products are sold in all 50 states and six countries worldwide.

What’s New/Best Seller • High grade stainless steel sprayers in 3- and 5-gallon sizes.

Advantages/Features • The sprayers apply cleaning chemicals quickly and efficiently. The tire inflator valve allows any compressor 12 volt or larger to charge the sprayers. Pressurized with 90 to 125 psi, tanks spray continuously when the trigger is squeezed. Spring-loaded safety relief valve assures tanks will never over pressurize. Adjustable pattern nozzle allows for cone shaped mist to narrow stream. High pressure gives sprayers the ability to shoot a stream up to 40’ — the 22” metal extension wand provides more reach. The 3-gallon sprayers come equipped with a 15’ non-kink polyurethane coiled hose, while the 5-gallon sprayer has 25’ coiled hose.

Customer/Operator Support • P.D.S. offers continuing support and prompt courteous service through a toll-free telephone line. Most orders or parts ship within 24 hours.

Contact • Professional Dispensing Systems Inc., 883 Parfet St., Unit J, Lakewood, CO 80215. (303) 238-8343. Toll free: (888) 386-1247. Fax: (303) 238-3272. E-mail: Website:

Stevens Car Care Products Inc.
Eastlake, Ohio


Stevens Car Care Products Inc. manufactures a full line of detailing chemicals and supplies. What´s New/Best Seller • Cherry Bomb, Heavy Duty General Purpose Cleaner.

Advantages/Features • The heavy-duty general-purpose cleaner handles an endless variety of cleaning problems. The product is very economical — dilution ratios go all the way to 1:256. The product can be used as an engine degreaser, vinyl cleaner, carpet cleaner, whitewall cleaner, window cleaner, and works great as a “bath blast” prep before washing to remove bugs and road grime. Cherry Bomb is biodegradable and non-flammable.

Customer Support • Stevens provides customers with technical support, toll-free telephone ordering, online help, and same-day shipping.

Delivery/Installation • Same day shipping, free freight program, and free local delivery is available.

Price • 1 gallon: $12.50, 5 gallons: $54.00, 55 gallons: $445.90.

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:

Universal Brush
Markham, Illinois

Universal Brush has been manufacturing high-quality American made brushes for over 60 years. It offers a complete line of full-service and self-service products for the car, bus, and truck wash industries.

What’s New/Best Seller • The UB1800 Triple Surface with Sides Hog Brush.

Advantages/Features • The Triple Surface with Sides Hog Brush has an extra wide and absorbent surface that quickly and efficiently cleans and/or preps large trucks, vans, and SUVs. The sides of the brush are filled with hog hair, which helps keep the brush block off of the vehicle’s surface. The 100 percent pure hog’s bristle brushes are resilient, long lasting, and offer a safe and 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) for customers assistance.

Price • $62.00 plus shipping and handling. Please call for quantity discounts.

Contact • Universal Brush Manufacturing Co., 16200 Dixie Highway, Markham, IL 60426. (708) 331-1700. Toll free: (800) 323-3474. Fax: (708) 331-4923. E-mail: Website:

Detail Plus Systems
Portland, Oregon

Detail Plus Car Appearance Systems manufactures and provides auto detailing equipment supplies and chemicals. Detail Plus has been involved in the detailing business for over 25 years, and provides the industry’s most advanced and complete training programs.

What’s New/Best Seller • Professional Automotive Carpet Dyeing.

Advantages/Features • The carpet recoloring and dye system allows the user to enhance, recolor, or dye any and all automotive carpets and floor mats to like new condition. The system’s dyes are matched to the 16 most common automotive carpet colors. The water-based, heat-activated dyes leave carpets soft and plush, not hard and crusty like other dyes. The system includes a cart with dye containers, heater, and pump.

Customer/Operator Support • Assistance is available via toll-free phone or the “Ask the Experts” page on the company’s website.

Price • There are two systems available: a shop cart for $1295, and a system setup for mobile use for $1150.

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

Castle Products Inc.
Rochester, New York

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

What’s New/Best Seller • Castle® Foam™ fabric and carpet cleaner.

Advantages/Features • Castle Foam is a VOC compliant foaming fabric and carpet cleaner formulated with enzymes that are effective in removing protein stains, coffee stains, and other stubborn stains most cleaners leave behind. The unique sprayer can spray in any direction.

Customer Support • Technical bulletins, material safety data sheets, and detailed instructions are all available from Castle’s distribution center. The training center offers support to customers and distributors. A factory-direct toll-free service line and customer service e-mail are also available.

Price • Available upon request.

Delivery • Factory direct within 24 hours.

Contact • Castle Products, Inc., 424 St. Paul Street, Rochester, NY 14605. (585) 454-4760. Toll free: (800) 876-0222. Fax: (585) 325-4514. Website:

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.

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. The spray-on/wipe-off product is suitable as a “dry wash” and engine detailer. WOW! lifts bird droppings, bug splatter, fingerprints, and other surface residue without scratching. It is solvent-free, non-toxic, non-flammable, and environmentally safe.

Delivery • Available upon request.

Contact • Auto Tech Mfg. (Richard Crawn), 503 NE Lawless Lane, P.O. Box 757, Grants Pass, OR 97528. (541) 474-0232. Toll free: (800) 545-8624. Fax: (541) 474-2410. E-mail: Website:


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