On The Wash Front

Cleaning Products – October 2020

10/01/20

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.

 

 


Simoniz USA Inc.

Bolton, Connecticut

Simoniz is a leading name in the car wash industry, offering a wide variety of innovative products and services that enhance both the experience and the finishing shine. Whether you need car wash equipment or products, professional detail training, or a comprehensive customer loyalty program, Simoniz solutions can help build and maintain a successful car wash business.

What’s New/Best Seller • Simoniz Prime Pak.

Advantages/Features • Simoniz Prime Pak is a concentrated chemistry that is available in all sizes to suit individual operational needs. The solution saves space, money, and time. The process is simple and is easy to refill — anyone can do it, and you don’t have to wait until your container is empty. Simoniz Prime Pak works with all proportioners in every type of car wash and comes with 10 products. 

Contact • Simoniz USA Inc.,
201 Boston Turnpike,
Bolton, CT 06043.
Toll free: (800) 227-5536. 
Website: www.simoniz.com.

 

 


ChemQuest Inc.

Farmington, Minnesota

ChemQuest has five full-time chemists on staff and more than 25 years of experience in the car wash business. The company understands the industry and its needs — car wash is what the company does all day, every day. It provides top quality products that guarantee an unforgettable wash experience for customers while simultaneously improving the efficiency of a wash.

What’s New/Best Seller • Disinfectant Products: Hand Sanitizer, Peracetic Acid, 4QUAT, and Chlorine Dioxide Tablets.

Advantages/Features • Ensure customers are feeling comfortable and safe while using equipment at your car wash. Learn which disinfectant products are right for you, your wash, and your customers. Call or visit the company’s website to learn more.

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

 

 


Kleen-Rite Corporation

Columbia, Pennsylvania

For more than 60 years, the Kleen-Rite Corporation has provided car wash owners with a wide selection of commercial car wash supplies and equipment at the best possible prices.

What’s New/Best Seller • All Systems Polymer High pH Presoak.

Advantages/Features • The 5-gallon All Systems Presoak is a multi-purpose car wash presoak with a polymer chemical foundation. The polymers encapsulate dirt and lifts it off of a vehicle’s surface. This non-corrosive, non-caustic formula provides a thorough wash in less time. Use All Systems high pH presoak on its own, or as the second part of a low pH/high pH 2-stage system. The polymer formula is so versatile it can even be used in self-serves, tunnels, and in-bay automatics.

Price • A 5-gallon supply costs $58.56. The presoak is also available in bulk 30-gallon and 55-gallon drums.

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.

 

 


Sonny’s The CarWash Factory

Tamarac, Florida

Sonny’s offers a complete suite of car wash business solutions.  It’s everything you need to succeed, all from one partner. 

What’s New/Best Seller • Disinfect 360 by Diamond Shine.

Advantages/Features • Frequent cleaning and disinfecting of a vehicle is essential to keeping customers safe. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, steering wheels are four times dirtier than toilet seats – a very inconvenient truth, considering it’s the part of the car we most frequently touch. Disinfect 360 is a hospital-grade solution proven to kill COVID-19 with a disinfect dwell time of 10 minutes and sanitize dwell time of 30 seconds.

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

 

 


CAR Products

Indian Orchard, Massachusetts

CAR Products has been manufacturing quality detailing products since 1969. Since their modest beginning, CAR Products has become a major manufacturer of cleaning and vehicle care solutions to the detailing, car wash, and fleet industries. CAR Products’ philosophy is to provide customers with superior products at competitive pricing.

What’s New/Best Seller • Pro Adamantine-Ceramic Coating.

Advantages/Features • Pro Adamantine Ceramic Coating’s unique application featuring STAYWET Technology allows for large surface areas to be coated effortlessly. Adamantine leaves an extremely high-gloss finish with unmatched clarity. Adamantine provides 9h hardness and amazing slickness which allows for effortless cleaning and extreme protection. The product comes with a seven-year guarantee.

Contact • CAR Products,
Toll free: (800) 537-7797.
E-mail: carproducts@carproducts.biz.
Website: carproducts.biz.

 

 


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 • Ceramic Line powered by Rust-Oleum.

Advantages/Features • The new line of products is specially formulated with a polymeric silica base, which forms a ceramic glass-like barrier, bonding fully with glass, chrome, rubber, plastic, and paint. The products come with the Rust-Oleum name synonymous with high quality and trust. The line of innovative products includes Ceramic Total Body Protectant, Clearcoat Protectant, and Foaming Protectant. Combining these products can help operators produce the driest and shiniest cars possible.

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. 
E-mail: info@blendco.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) 546-2584. 
E-mail: info@kaadychemical.com. 
Website: www.kaadychemical.com.

 

 


Cleaning Systems Inc.

De Pere, Wisconsin

Founded in 1976, Cleaning Systems Inc. (CSI) 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 • ProShield featuring Apexamer Polymer Technology.

Advantages/Features • ProShield is an ultra-concentrated super sealant formulated with Apexamer Technology. It utilizes a natural, pure surfactant that has no artificial fragrances or colors to ensure flawless and synergistic properties. Apexamer Technology is a proprietary chemistry that incorporates cross-linking polymers with a web-like application. The technology was developed to increase a vehicle’s hydrophobicity, durability against the elements, and protection against UV radiation. All of this is achieved without permanently altering the surface of the vehicle.

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

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

 

 


Auto Magic

Cincinnati, Ohio

Auto Magic has supplied the professional detailing industry with consistent, premium quality products for more than 55 years. Auto Magic started with just a few key products and expanded over time to manufacture and distribute hundreds of professional products under many brand names, including Auto Magic, Body Magic, and Clay Magic. 

What’s New/Best Seller • Disinfecting and Hand Sanitizing Solutions.

Advantages/Features • STERILEX Disinfectant System is an EPA registered product approved to disinfect surfaces and kill biofilm bacteria. This system will not discolor, stain, or etch. It is easy to use, mix and apply: spray, foam, or fog and wait 10 minutes to wipe dry. Auto Magic Hand Sanitizer is an alcohol antiseptic, 80 percent topical solution that helps reduce bacteria when soap and water are not available. It meets FDA regulations and has the added benefit of a glycerin-enriched formula that will not chap hands even after repeated use. Available in two sizes: 1 gallon or 8 oz. spray.

Contact • ITW Auto Magic,
6600 Cornell Rd.,
Cincinnati, OH 45242. 
Toll free: (800) 729-7600.
E-mail: info@automagic.com.
Website: www.automagic.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.

 

 


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

 

 


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.

 

 


Turtle Wax Pro

Park Ridge, Illinois

Turtle Wax Pro is committed to providing high quality, chemicals with world-class marketing support to help customers stand out from the competition.

What’s New/Best Seller • True-Vue Chemical Management System.

Advantages/Features • The True-Vue chemical management system sports features and tools to help operators maximize backroom space and monitor and manage chemical costs. The True-Vue 10- and 20-gallon tanks are durable and compact, and the 2.5-gallon containers are safe and easy to reload. This innovative system also utilizes the brand and marketing power of Turtle Wax Pro to deliver ROI and growth for operators. Operators can also benefit from the hyper-concentrated products; each container can clean more vehicles cost-efficiently and effectively. For operators looking for more reliable and insightful data, upgrade to the True-Vue Deluxe System with monitoring hardware. Operators can get daily notifications, sales data, and analytics to help manage costs and monitor chemical usage for one or more locations whenever, wherever.

Price • Available upon request.

Contact • Turtle Wax Pro,
Toll free: (800)-265-9100.
E-mail: sales@turtlewaxpro.com.
Website: www.turtlewaxpro.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.
Toll free: (800) 437-9893.  
Fax: (714) 259-1184.
Email: sales_info@prowax.com.
Website: www.prowax.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.

 

 


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, and 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.



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