Manufacturers' Showcase - October 2010

Cleaning Products

Lustra Professional Car Care Products
De Pere, Wisconsin

CSI manufactures Lustra™ professional car care products. Long recognized as a leader in the touch-less arena, the company also offers a full array of cleaning and protection products for all types of washes.

What’s New/Best Seller • Ultraflex.®

Advantages/Features • The Ultraflex® line of ultra-concentrated chemicals eliminates the need for drums. The unit takes up a third of the space of conventional systems, and the user can determine the concentrations delivered to the wash. The green system uses less waste, sustainable packaging, no phosphates, or other harmful ingredients.

Customer/Operator Support • CSI’s nationwide group of knowledgeable distributors provides local support. The company supplies the marketing materials to merchandise the wash.

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

KC Chemicals Inc.
Travelers Rest, South Carolina

KC Chemicals manufactures car wash soaps, waxes, and related detergents.

What’s New/Best Seller • Fast Break Drying Agent.

Advantages/Features • Fast Break Drying Agent has been formulated to provide clean dry cars at the end of the wash process. The fast-beading product is loaded with UV protectants. The drying agent is hyper concentrated, and dilutes 750 to 1.

Contact • KC Chemicals Inc., 5500 State Park Road, Travelers Rest, SC 29690. Toll free: (877) 271-8419. 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 will continue to develop and expand its line of quality products to meet the demands of the industry.

What’s New/Best Seller • Genuine Water Sprite® — Amazing PVA Drying Cloth.

Advantages/Features • 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:

Stone Soap Company
Sylvan Lake, Michigan

Stone Soap Company Inc. is one of America’s oldest and most trusted manufacturers 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 cleans 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, and is ideal for use in conveyor and in-bay automatic washes. The highly concentrated formula may be diluted, offering the lowest possible cost per use. The product is available in 5-, 15-, 30-, and 55-gallon containers.

Customer/Operator Support • The highly trained staff is available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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:

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-11 Cyclone Enzyme Cleaner.

Advantages/Features • The multi-surface cleaner was designed for use with the Tornador® Cleaning Tool. The ready-to-use cleaner contains Protease enzymes that help break down protein-based stains such as food, grass, soil, blood, and pet stains. The product effectively eliminates odors caused by dampness, mildew, mold, food, urine, and organic matter. The product penetrates the surface to lift and suspend soil, and can be used as a pre-spot treatment before shampooing on tough protein based spills.

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

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

Contact • BAF Industries, PRO Products, 1451 Edinger Avenue # F, Trustin, CA 92780. (714) 258-8055. Toll free: (800) 437-9893. Fax: (714) 259-1184. 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 • Max-stractor Extraction Machine.

Advantages/Features • The extraction machine was designed and manufactured for the demanding requirements of the professional detailing industry. The unit features recessed top mounted controls; molded
lifting handles; a ribbed recovery tank for superior strength; heavy-duty industrial cord with power indicator light; large rear wheels and swiveling front wheels for easy movement; and ported tunnel cooling for the vacuum motor. The extractor has a 100-psi on demand pump and a powerful three-stage vac motor. The factory warranty covers the housing for five years; the electrical, heaters, and vac motor for two; and the pump for one.

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

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:

Cul-Mac Industries Inc.
Wayne, Michigan

Cul-Mac Industries manufactures a full line of Magic Finish car wash and detail products and supplies.

What’s New/Best Seller • Fast Bug.

Advantages/Features • Magic Finish Fast Bug melts bugs on contact. The high performance formula works fast without the worry of rewashes or damage. The product can be diluted from 25:1 up to 48:1 for exceptional value.

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:

Malco Products Inc.
Barberton, Ohio

For over 50 years, Malco Automotive has served the needs of automotive service and appearance restoration professionals. The company offers one of the broadest and most diverse lines of quality, high-performance automotive chemical products.

What’s New/Best Seller • Complete Wheel and Tire Cleaner.

Advantages/Features • Complete Wheel and Tire Cleaner features a non-hydrofluoric acid formula. It contains a unique blend of cleaners that dissolve and loosen burned-on brake pad dust, grease, oil, and dirt from the entire wheel. The product is versatile enough to degrease engines and clean door jams, yet is paint safe — it can be used as a bug and tar remover.

Customer/Operator Support • Malco’s knowledgeable distributors provide local support nationwide.

Contact • Malco Products Inc., 361 Fairview Ave., Barberton, OH 44203. (330) 753-0361. Toll free: (800) 253-2526. Fax: (330) 753-2025. E-mail: Website:

SONNY’S The Car Wash Factory
Tamarac, Florida

Beginning as an operator in 1949, SONNY’S The Car Wash Factory is the largest manufacturer of conveyorized car wash equipment, parts, and supplies in the world.

What’s New/Best Seller • Factory Finish Carpet Extractor and Degreaser Concentrate.

Advantages/Features • The highly concentrated Carpet Extractor and Degreaser is formulated for multiple applications. The product can be used for extraction machines, carpet and upholstery, bug removal, tires, plastic, vinyl, leather, vehicle washing, and more. The product is Neutral Ph, environmentally friendly, and VOC compliant to California CARB Regulations.

Customer/Operator Support • SONNY’S Select Service Organization (SSO) network is on call, worldwide, for all installation, service, sales, support, and warranty needs.

Delivery/Installation • SONNY’S has over 14,000 car wash items in stock and available for same-day shipping on orders placed before 4 p.m. EST.

Contact • SONNY’S The Car Wash Factory, 5605 Hiatus Road, Tamarac, FL 33321. (954) 720-4100. Toll free: (800) 327-8723. Fax: (954) 724-4288. Toll free fax: (800) 495-4049. 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 auto makers in Japan use Kaady products in their pre-delivery facilities.

What’s New/Best Seller • TWB (Tire, Wheel & 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:

Blendco Systems LLC
Bristol, Pennsylvania

Blendco Systems LLC 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. The company has been providing the transportation cleaning industry with innovative detergent solutions for more than 30 years.

What’s New/Best Seller • SuperSat® H.A. Powder.

Advantages/Features • SuperSat H.A. Powder, the newest addition to the SuperSat® Custom Detergents Line, is a high-alkaline builder base for use with SuperSat® surfactants. The product is ideal when high-strength cleaning is desired. The company’s exclusive surfactant activator increases the products’ cleaning power.

Customer/Operator Support • Blendco employs highly-trained car wash professionals, many with decades of experience in the industry who are available to assist and answer questions.

Contact • Blendco Systems LLC, One Pearl Buck Court, Bristol, PA 19007. (215) 781-3600. Toll free: (800) 446-2091. Fax: (215) 781-3601. E-mail: Website:

ERC Wiping Products Inc.
Lynn, Massachusetts

ERC Wiping Products Inc. supplies body, window, and detail towels to car wash and detail centers throughout the United States.

What’s New/Best Seller • Microfiber towels available in 50-count bulk packs.

Advantages/Features • The non-abrasive, lint-free towels effectively remove dirt and grime without the use of chemicals. Microfiber towels are a useful tool for any car wash or detailing center — they can be used in a broad range of applications and last up to 500 launderings. The towels come in a large 16” x 16” size in your choice of red, blue, green, and yellow. Smaller 14” x 14” and larger 16” x 27” sizes are also available in a variety of colors.

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

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