Manufacturers' Showcase - January 2009

Detail Products

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 • 16” x 16” color microfiber towels.

Advantages/Features • The lightweight microfiber towels are ideal for removing dirt and grime that collects in tight corners and window edges, where bulky terry towels cannot reach. The towels also work well for drying; wax removal; dusting the dash; spot cleaning upholstery; and removing bugs, tar, and bird droppings. The towels are lint free, non-abrasive and do not require chemicals to clean effectively. Towels are available in multiple colors and sizes.

Customer/Operator Support • ERC Representatives are available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST. Towels can also be ordered online.

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:

U.S. Products
Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho

U.S. Products has been manufacturing carpet, drapery, upholstery, restoration, and ceiling cleaning equipment for more than 25 years.

What’s New/Best Seller • XLT-60.

Advantage/Features • The XLT-60 is a compact, lightweight carpet extractor for cleaning carpets and upholstery in cars, buses, and boats. The unit pumps out 60 psi for professional cleaning power and produces instant 212-degree heat, improving the effectiveness of cleaning chemicals. The extractor is compact and light, and can easily be carried inside small spaces. The lift-out recovery bucket can be emptied and refilled without carrying the machine to the water source.

Contact • U.S. Products,181 West Aqua Ave., Coeur d’ Alene, ID 83815. (208) 772-0573. Toll free: (800) 257-7982. Fax: (800) 910-5294. 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 Crystal-Glo polishes, cleaners, and protectants produce a deeper, richer, more 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 revitalizes and protects in one step. The product’s acrylic base gives off a deeper, richer, “wet” looking shine, while also protecting the vehicle’s surfaces from UV rays, scratches, and other unwanted debris. Developed to replace glazing and waxing in one simple step, the product reduces the appearance of swirls and fine scratches on paint. The paint treatment is easily applied by hand or machine, and contains no abrasives, silicone, or waxes. The product is excellent for all paints, clear coats, fiberglass, chrome, polished aluminum and metal, smooth plastic, glass, and mirrors. The paint treatment comes in 16 oz, 34 oz, 1-gallon, and 5-gallon sizes.

Price • Available upon request.

Contact • Crystal-Glo Manufacturing, #5-346 Millway Avenue, Concord, Ontario, Canada, L4K 3W1. (905) 760-0006. Toll free: (800) 263-0887. Fax: 905 760-0008. E-mail: Website:

Detail Plus Systems
Portland, Oregon

Detail Plus has been the leading manufacturer of auto detailing systems and related car care products for nearly 30 years. The company offers everything needed to set up a full service or express detail operation, including manuals, DVD’s, and on-site consulting and training.

What’s New/Best Seller • The Express Detailer.

Advantages/Features • The Express Detailer is a portable detail shop on wheels, perfect for both express detail and full service operations wanting organization and efficiency. The durable, stainless steel cart has a built-in heated soil extractor; wet/dry vacuum; four 3-gallon stainless steel chemical tanks; spray gun wax applicator; two air lines; and includes a mini orbital waxer, and a rotary shampoo tool. The cart simply needs to be connected to single-phase power and an air compressor. The company offers a complete merchandising program with service menu, customer information sheet, and waiting room and lot signs.

Customer/Operator Support • On-site training is available. Customer service is available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PDT.

Price • $5995 plus freight.

Contact • Detail Plus Car Appearance Systems, P.O. Box 20755, Portland, OR 97294. (503) 251- 2955 Toll free: (800) 284-1234. E-mail: Website:

Stoner Inc.
Quarryville, Pennsylvania

Stoner Inc. manufactures specialized cleaners, waxes, and coatings for the professional car care industry. Stoner provides factory-direct car wash and detailing solutions, and is dedicated to exceeding customer expectations.

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 glass, windows, and mirrors. The product cleans glass so well it looks invisible. Non-abrasive, multi-solvent formula evaporates 100 percent, will not streak or haze glass, and is safe for tinted glass. Other glass cleaners are made of water and soaps (surfactants) — these inexpensive ingredients 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 product is available in 19 oz aerosol cans, 5-gallon pails, and 55-gallon drums.

Price • 12-can case of 19 oz aerosols: 1-5 cases $35.70; 6-24 cases $32.49; 25+ cases $29.27.

Delivery/Installation • Same day shipping for orders placed by 5 p.m. Ten percent is added to orders under $500 west of the Mississippi

Contact • Stoner Inc., 1070 Robert Fulton Highway, Quarryville, PA 17566. (717) 786-7355. Toll free: (800) 227-5538. Fax: (717) 786-9088. Toll free fax: (800) 515-5150. E-mail: 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. The product 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 Manufacturing, 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:

Snap-on Tools
Kenosha, Wisconsin

Snap-on Tools is a leading global innovator, manufacturer, and marketer of tools, diagnostics, and equipment solutions for professional users. Product lines include hand and power tools, tool storage, diagnostics software, information and management systems, shop equipment, and other solutions for technicians and professionals.

What’s New/Best Seller • Five-Piece, Non-Marring Scraper Set.

Advantages/Features • The scraper set in-cludes everything professional detailers need to safely remove adhesive, foam, moldings, and emblems from interior automotive surfaces, while eliminating the fear of scratching or gouging soft materials. Each tool in the set has a different tip, and the curved and angled profiles make them excellent for getting into tight spaces to loosen, clean, and scrape. The light-weight tools are made of glass-reinforced nylon for strength, and are resistant to most automotive fluids. The set includes: 7/8” straight blade tool; 1-1/4” straight blade tool; 1-1/8” curved blade tool; 3/4” angle blade tool; 5/8” curved blade tool; and a kit bag. The set is not recommended for use on windshields or other glass surfaces.

Contact • Snap-on Tools, 2801 80th Street, Kenosha, WI 53143. Toll free: (877) SNAPON-2. Website:

SONNY'S Enterprises Inc.
Tamarac, Florida

SONNY’S is the largest manufacturer of conveyorized car wash equipment, parts, and supplies. What’s New Best Seller • New Factory Finish ™ Green Detailing products.

What’s New/Best Seller • New Factory Finish Green Detailing products.

Advantages Features • The new line features four detailing products that not only get the job done, but are environmentally safe. The Carpet & Upholstery Shampoo Concentrate removes dirt spots and is safe for velvet and velour. The Extractor Detergent is biodegradable, and specially formulated for extractor machines. The NTX Heavy Duty Cleaner works well as a degreaser — safely removing stains and soils from most washable surfaces. The Rubber-Nu is a water based satin gloss dressing that rejuvenates all rubber surfaces.

Contact • SONNY’S Enterprises, 5605 Hiatus Road, Tamarac, FL 33321. Toll free: (800) 327-8723. Fax: (800) 495-4049. Website:

Stone Soap Company Inc.
Sylvan Lake, Michigan

Stone Soap Company Inc. is America’s oldest and most trusted manufacturer 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 sets the industry standard for cleaning 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. The cleaner is highly concentrated and may be diluted, offering the lowest possible cost per use. The product is ideal for use in conveyor and in-bay automatic washes, and is available in 15-, 30-, and 55-gallon drums, as well as 5-gallon pails.

Customer/Operator Support • A highly trained staff is available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST to answer all questions.

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:

Professional Dispensing Systems
Lakewood, Colorado

Professional Dispensing Systems, (P.D.S.) has been manufacturing long lasting stainless steel tank sprayers for over 20 years. The company offers several models, sizes, and configurations, and custom versions are available for many uses.

What’s New/Best Seller • The Dress-Pro™.

Advantages/Features • The Dress-Pro, tire dressing applicator makes high volume dressing a breeze for car washes and detailing centers. The applicator eliminates overspray, float, and splash, while dressing tires quickly and efficiently — lowering the cost of applying a wash’s most expensive chemical. Soft flagged bristles allow thorough, even application on all tire types and makes. A single charge of compressed air will operate the sprayer until empty.

Customer/Operator Support • P.D.S. is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (MST) Monday thru Friday for customer assistance.

Price • Call for pricing and quantity discounts.

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

Stevens Car Care Products Inc.
Eastlake, Ohio

Stevens Car Care Products Inc. manufactures a full line of “Advanced Formula” detailing chemicals and supplies.

What´s New/Best Seller • The Terminator.

Advantages/Features • The Terminator is a bio/enymatic combination that destroys odor from carpets, headliners, car interiors, and more. The product is also a shampoo cleaner that lifts and removes most stains, including milk, vomit, blood, coffee, wine, grease, and more.

Customer/Operator Support • Technical support, toll free telephone ordering, e-mail, website information, and same-day shipping.

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

Price • 1 gallon: $19.95; 5 gallons: $84.80; 55 gallons: $699.60.

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:

Jobe Industries Inc.
Linden, New Jersey

Jobe Industries is a family owned and operated manufacturer of vehicle cleaning products since 1950. The company’s product line features oil free drying agents and colorful foam polishes with both carnauba and silicone. Jobe manufactures virtually every chemical a car wash or detail operator needs.

What’s New/Best Seller • WaterFree VOC Compliant Waterless Car Wash & Quick Shine.

Advantages/Features • Jobe’s WaterFree is an easy way to maintain a vehicle. The detail product does not require the use of water, hoses, buckets, or car wash detergents, and extends the life of polishes already on a vehicle. Each application of the product leaves a thin layer of natural wax that fills in small scratches in the paint and bright work. This layer acts as a protective barrier against tree sap, bird droppings, and other hazards such as road tar. Routine use of the product, in most instances, eliminates the use of automobile polishes — saving the user valuable time and energy. WaterFree is available in 1- and 5-gallon containers. Discounts are available on orders of 2,000 and 6,000 lbs.

Customer/Operator Support • Toll free ordering, e-mail, website information, same day shipping, and in most cases, next day delivery.

Contact • Jobe Industries Inc., P.O. Box 1367, Linden, NJ 07036. (908) 862-0400. Toll free: (800) 222-5623. E-mail: Website:


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