On The Wash Front

Cleaning Products – October 2019

10/01/19

KC Chemicals Inc.

Travelers Rest, South Carolina

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

What’s New/Best Seller • Terminator Presoak.

Advantages/Features • Terminator Presoak is a high pH presoak that effectively removes dirt, grease, and grime. A light foam blankets the entire automobile and goes to work instantly. An added benefit is that it can be used to remove dried and caked on bugs from any vehicle. If requested, dyes can be added to create brilliant colors, which further enhance the customer experience. This highly concentrated product has excellent dilution rates, which makes it a very economical choice.  Terminator Presoak can be used in tunnels, automatics, and self-serve car washes.

Contact • KC Chemicals Inc., 
5500 State, Park Road, 
Travelers Rest, SC 29690. 
Toll free:  (877) 271-8419. 
E-mail: sales@kcchemicals.com. 
Website: www.kcchemicals.com.

 

 


Kleen-Rite Corporation

Columbia, Pennsylvania

For more than 50 years, the Kleen-Rite Corporation has focused on providing car wash owners with the widest selection of commercial car wash supplies and equipment at the best possible prices.

What’s News/Best Seller • In-Bay Presoak.

Advantages/Features • The 5-gallon In-Bay Presoak is the company’s most popular automatic presoak detergent. It breaks down and removes road film, windshield residue, and other road soils. Use it as the second step to follow up a low pH soap in a touchless automatic wash process. Its highly-concentrated, fast-acting formula contains unique water conditioners for great performance. This high-sudsing alkaline detergent has a dilution ratio of 75-120:1. It’s just one of the many car wash soaps on sale during Kleen-Rite’s Soaptober promotion.

Price • October sale price for a 5-gallon supply is $39.76. Also available in bulk 30-gallon and 55-gallon containers.

Contact • Kleen-Rite Corporation, 
P.O. Box 886, 
Columbia, PA 17512. 
(717) 684-6721. 
Toll free: (800) 233-3873.
Toll free fax: (800) 446-0495. 
Website: www.kleenrite.com.

 

 


ChemQuest

Farmington, Minnesota

ChemQuest’s new EZ System is all about simplicity and functionality. ChemQuest studied all the concentrate programs in the marketplace and addressed the issues it saw with those programs. 

What’s New/Best Seller • ChemQuest EZ System.

Advantages/Features • The EZ storage tank was engineered to allow up to 25 gallons of product storage, back room space efficiency, safe ergonomic addition of EZ Concentrate products, and an elevated tank design for easy cleaning.  The storage tank was specifically designed to work with the company’s EZ Concentrate Twin Pack.

Contact • ChemQuest,
21205 Eaton Avenue,
Farmington, MN 55024.
Toll free: (800) 969-4626.
Website: www.carwash-soap.com.

 

 


Sonny’s The CarWash Factory

Tamarac, Florida

Sonny’s is the world’s largest manufacturer of conveyorized car wash equipment, now offering OneWash, a complete car wash management suite to promote the growth of car wash businesses by providing consulting, college, equipment, vacuums, controls, marketing, chemistry, and parts.

What’s New/Best Seller • Foaminator MAXX Triple Fusion.

Advantages/Features • Mr. Foamer’s Foaminator MAXX Triple Fusion increases customer satisfaction by delivering a better show, faster, with simplified maintenance. The extremely compact design allows for more efficient dispensing and clog-free operation. Features include: six sections of colored foam; six foam inlets that deliver three foam colors in an alternating pattern; 166 separate zero-degree streams of foam directed to vehicle; three air flow control valves for precise calibration; and Twist N Kleen Foam Generators with two easy mount brackets.

Contact • Sonny’s The CarWash Factory,
5605 Hiatus Road,
Tamarac, FL 33321.
Toll free: (800) 327-8723.
Website: www.SonnysDirect.com.

 

 


Towels by Doctor Joe

Columbia, Pennsylvania

Towels by Doctor Joe products are now available exclusively through the Kleen-Rite Corporation. What started as a small company in a residential garage is now an impressive offering of strategically selected towels for specific tasks in the car care industry.

What’s New/Best Seller • The Ultra-80.

Advantages/Features • The Ultra-80 Towel is a heavy duty 300 GSM microfiber towel that offers maximum absorbency and incredible lint-free drying. The Ultra-80 has the performance and durability of microfiber with the weight and feel of traditional cotton. This car wash and auto detailing drying towel measures 16” x 27” and is sold in a bulk pack of 12 towels. The Ultra-80 is currently available in dark red, royal blue, black, dark green, yellow, medium green, and burgundy.

Contact • Towels by Doctor Joe, 
Kleen-Rite Corp.,
P.O. Box 886, 
Columbia, PA 17512. 
(717) 684-6721. 
Toll free: (800) 233-3873.
Toll free fax: (800) 446-0495. 
Website: www.kleenrite.com.

 

 


CSI – Cleaning Systems Inc.

De Pere, Wisconsin

Founded in 1976, Cleaning Systems Inc. is a leader in the manufacture of cleaning and protection products for the transportation industry. In a continual pursuit of excellence, CSI manufactures the Lustra brand of professional car wash products, widely known for high-quality chemicals that produce the best shine and protection for cars, as well as a variety of chemical application metering and monitoring systems that improve chemical performance and efficiency.

What’s New/Best Seller • Ultra Presoak 224.

Advantages/Features • Ultra Presoak 224 was developed with a unique surfactant matrix, organic builder, and powerful solvent for top car wash cleaning. Ideal ratio of surfactant, builder, and solvent in the product assures cleaning performance in multiple car wash cleaning situations, with attractive foam presentation for customer appeal and economics. The product is compatible with other alkaline products, surfactant blends, and extenders. It is effective in overcoming some water hardness and continuing to perform at a high level.

Customer/Operator Support • CSI’s nationwide group of knowledgeable sales representatives, consultants, and distributors provides operators with local support.

Contact • CSI – Cleaning Systems Inc.,
1997 American Blvd.,
De Pere, WI 54115.
(920) 337-2175.
Website: www.CleaningSystemsInc.com.

 

 


Superior Auto Extras

Sylmar, California

Superior Auto Extras supplies retail merchandise to car wash operators across the nation. It is a manufacturer and a distributor of car accessories, air fresheners, bulk air fresheners, car wash vending items, and much more.

What’s News/Best Seller • Microfiber Towels for Towel Exchange.

Advantages/Features • Superior Auto Extras offers towels expressly designed for towel exchange programs. These competitively priced 16”x 16” high quality microfiber towels are offered in a variety of colors, and will perform despite repeated washing. The towels quickly and efficiently ship from two distribution centers in Los Angeles and Memphis to anywhere in the nation.

Price • Available upon request. 

Contact • Superior Auto Extras,
12601 Encinitas Ave,
Sylmar, CA 91342.
Toll free: (800) 445-9872.
E-mail: info@superiorautoextras.com.
Website: www.superiorautoextras.com.

 

 


Wheel-eez

Jacksonville, Florida

Wheel-eez , a division of Cork Industries, provides a line of eco-friendly, non-corrosive, cost efficient wheel cleaning products to the car wash industry. 

What’s New/Best Seller • Wheel-eez Al-Brite 3 Concentrated Wheel Cleaner.

Advantages/Features • Wheel-eez Al-Brite 3 is a noncorrosive biodegradable wheel cleaner that works in tunnels with a CTA or with hand sprays. It is ultra-concentrated and can be diluted 120:1 and more. The product can be used on all types of wheels and is engineered for ultra-safe use on uncoated and polished aluminum, chrome, paint, as well as anodized and powder coated wheels. Dirt, grime, and even the worst greasy brake dust is loosened and safely washed away.

Price • $195 with free shipping. Dealers and distributors call for quote

Contact • Wheel-eez,
5555 W. Beaver St.,
Jacksonville, FL 32254.
(904) 695-2400.
Toll free: (800) 355-2675.
E-mail: bobk@wheel-ez.com.
Website: www.RemovesUgly.com.

 

 


Blendco Systems

Bristol, Pennsylvania

Blendco Systems manufactures and supplies a full line of transportation cleaning products, including formulated powder and liquid detergents, patented SuperSat Custom Detergent Systems and Red Rhino sealants and protectants. Blendco has been providing the professional car wash industry with innovative detergent solutions for more than 30 years.

What’s New/Best Seller • Molten Shield Line of Detergents & Protectants, powered by Rust-Oleum.

Advantages/Features • Blendco now offers Molten Shield, a full line of detergents and protectants, for the professional car washing industry which is powered by Rust-Oleum a trusted name in protection. The new Molten Shield line includes, Molten Bath, Molten Bright, Molten Cure, and Molten Seal.

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: blendco@blendco.com. 
Website: www.blendco.com. 

 

 


ECP Inc.

Woodridge, Illinois

ECP Inc., one of the oldest and most trusted names in the auto dealer industry, proudly showcases the Technician’s Choice XPC3 Ceramic Coating, Polish, and Detail Spray. ECP specializes in proven chemistry and merchandising targeted to increase sales.

What’s New/Best Seller • Technician’s Choice XPC3 Ceramic Coating, Polish, Detail Spray & Wheel Protectant.

Advantages/Features • The Technician’s Choice group of products was designed to work in sync with each other to offer superior protection. Easy to use, these ceramic products offer peace of mind when it comes to paint correction and protection. Ceramic Coating forms a chemical bond with the paint, providing long-term protection on a molecular level. The coating enhances paint depth and gloss while hardening to provide a second clear coat effect that is non-stick, repels water, and is chemical resistant. Ceramic One-Step Polish is the first polish on the market to contain ceramic material. Use by itself or with the other two ceramic products. Ceramic Detail Spray is the easiest way to get ceramic protection on the vehicle. Use by itself or in conjunction with coating and polish. The Ceramic Wheel Protectant can be applied quickly, just spray and rinse on clean, wet wheels, and get up to three months of protection.

Customer/Operator Support • ECP sales professionals and experienced, live customer service representatives are available. Local support is available coast-to-coast.

Contact • ECP Inc., 
11210 Katherine’s Crossing, Suite #100, 
Woodridge, IL 60517. 
Toll free: (800) 323-3521. 
Fax: (800) 409-5195. 
E-mail: cpieroni@ecpinc.net or jhartwell@ecpinc.net. 
Website: www.ecpinc.net.

 

 


International Car Wash Group

Centennial, Colorado

International Car Wash Group (ICWG) is the world’s largest local car wash, cleaning more than 35 million cars a year. It operates 900 locations in 14 countries across US, Europe and Australia, with 150 US venues.

What’s New/Best Seller • Polymer Pro.

Advantages/Features • The advanced technology polymer sealer fills in the minute pores in a car’s paintwork to create a surface that is more difficult for dirt, rain, and bugs to stick to. The result is a beautiful shine and instant restoration to a car’s finish. Most importantly, it protects the paint’s finish and produces a lasting luster that is typically associated with hand waxing. 

Contact • ICWG,
6300 South Syracuse Way, Suite 290,
Centennial, CO 80111.
(303) 779-9009.
E-mail: contact@icwg.com.
Website: www.icwg.com.

 

 


Texas Microfiber Incorporated

Carrollton, Texas

Texas Microfiber manufactures high quality, scratch, and lint-free microfiber cloths and cotton towels for professional car care companies for drying, cleaning, and polishing. Texas Microfiber delivers the best, first-quality textile products nationwide.

What’s New/Best Seller • Custom Embroidered Logo Microfiber Towel.

Advantages/Features • Providing a branded towel to your customers at your first point of contact, can create a lasting impression for your business. The custom embroidered logo towels not only reinforces customer loyalty for return visits, it results in a profit center for your business that your brand will continue to reinforce beyond the visit. The absorbent and scratch-free towels with a soft fluffy feel at 300GSM are absorbent and durable. A lint-free finish provides a faster turnaround for busy car washes.

Price • $1.60 each for 16” x 16” or $1.85 each for 16” x 24”. Tiered pricing available. 12-week lead time

Contact • Texas Microfiber Inc.,
2515 Tarpley Road #118,
Carrollton, TX 75006.
(214) 810-9563.
Toll free: (800) 742-2913.
E-mail: orders@texasmicrofiber.com.
Website: www.texasmicrofiber.com.

 

 


BAF Industries

Tustin, California

BAF Industries, manufacturers of the PRO Product Line for the professional car care industry since 1935, is headquartered in Tustin, California with a major chemical manufacturing and packaging plant in Florence, Kentucky.

What’s New/Best Seller • PRO C-44-Q Reactive Iron & Brake Dust Remover.

Advantages/Features • Reactive is an advanced pH-balanced, non-corrosive cleaner formulated for fast and effective removal of iron deposits and brake dust from all painted finishes and steel, chrome, alloy, and clear-coated wheels. Reactive targets iron-based contamination and safely breaks it down for quick removal.  Ready to use, Reactive sprays on clear, but turns purple as it comes into contact with iron particles. Contaminants can then be rinsed freely from all exterior surfaces. The product has a lemon fragrance and is VOC compliant.

Customer/Operator Support • Technical support is available through the sales department and on the company’s website.

Price • Available upon request.

Contact • BAF Industries, 
1451 Edinger Ave., Suite F, 
Tustin, CA 92780, 
(800) 437-9893, 
Fax: (714) 259-1184
Email: sales_info@prowax.com.
Website: www.prowax.com.

 

 


ERC Wiping Products

Lynn, Massachusetts

ERC Wiping Products is a leading supplier to car washes for body, window, and detail towels in terry/cotton, huck, and microfiber. ERC is committed to offering towels for every budget, in stock and ready for immediate shipment.

What’s New/Best Seller • 16” x 16” Microfiber Towels.

Advantages/Features • The towels are available in seven colors: red, blue, green, white, yellow, pink, and black. The lint-free, non-abrasive and absorbent towels effectively remove dirt and dust without chemicals. Towels are available in 50 count bulk packs.

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

 

 


Kaady Chemical Corporation

San Leandro, California

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’ New/Best Seller • TWB (Tire Wheel, and Body) with optional 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.

Contact • Kaady Chemical Corporation, 
2545 SW Spring Garden St.,
Portland, OR 97219.
(503) 546-8760. 
Fax: (503) 547-2584. 
E-mail: info@kaadychemical.com. 
Website: www.kaadychemical.com.

 

 


Stinger Chemical LLC

Houston, Texas 

Stinger Chemical LLC is a leading car care corporation dedicated to manufacturing professionally proven, complete lines of automotive detailing chemicals and protective coatings.

What’s New/Best Seller • 753 Magnum Non-Acid Wheel Cleaner.

Advantages/Features • This highly effective, non-acid based liquid cleaner removes brake dust, grease, and road grime from various wheels and finishes including aluminum and alloys. It is designed to clean hard-to-reach wheel areas to break down stubborn road residue with ease. With a pleasant cherry fragrance, 753 Magnum is for economy use and can be diluted 5 to 1.

Contact • Stinger Chemical LLC,
905 Live Oak St., 
Houston, TX 77003. 
Toll free: (888) 784-6448. 
E-mail: info@stingerchemicals.com. 
Website: www.stingerchemicals.com



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