Cleaning Systems Inc. (CSI) is a leading manufacturer of cleaning and protection products for the car wash and commercial transportation industry. For over 35 years, CSI has supplied quality products and services worldwide. CSiMart™, the CSI marketplace, offers select commercial products to the public.
Advantages/Features • Application of BDR Brake Dust Repellent is a profit making service to keep customers’ wheels clean and future cleaning easier. BDR, when applied to a clean wheel, provides a protective layer keeping abrasive brake dust from adhering to the wheel. BDR is safe to use on all wheels and comes in a convenient 16-oz trigger spray bottle.
Customer/Operator Support • CSI’s nationwide group of knowledgeable distributors provides local support.
Price • The product is available in single bottles for $10.99 plus shipping and handling or in a case of six 16-oz bottles for $59.94 with free shipping.
Contact • Cleaning Systems Inc., 1997 American Blvd., De Pere, WI 54115. Toll free: (855) 274-6278. Website: www.CSiMART.com.
SONNY’S The CarWash Factory
Forward thinking professional car wash investors and owner/operators partner with Sonny’s because of their leadership, reliability, and expertise. Sonny’s education and software support car wash profits and their conveyorized car wash innovations, parts, and supplies keep your business growing.
Advantages/ Features • The Factory Finish Glass Cleaner is just one of the quality detailing products available in Sonny’s Factory Finish line designed to dissolve grit and grime with deep-cleaning foam application. The glass cleaner eliminates the labor and supplies required to mix glass-cleaning concentrates while ensuring a consistent customer experience every time. Full- and flex-service operators are able to focus on expanding their business while managers can easily monitor consistent “white-out” application on even the busiest day. The cleaner is perfect for windows, mirrors, windshields, other glass surfaces, and even chrome. It’s ammonia-free, silicone-free, and safe to use on tinted windows. Guaranteed to leave no film or residue – simply spray and wipe dry with Sonny’s microfiber towels. Free freight for orders of 100 cases or more in the continental U.S.
ECP Incorporated offers the Technician’s Choice Appearance, Reconditioning, Prep, and Service Chemical line for automotive, fleet, truck, and transportation; Platinum Professional Car Wash line of products; and a complete line of shop supplies, equipment fasteners, and hardware.
Advantages/Features • The headlight restoration kit requires no sanding, taping, aerosol cans, or the need to wipe the coating on. In five minutes per lens this complete system provides everything you need to restore one set of headlight lenses. The coating is ready to go outside in 30 minutes. The kit was designed to help remove the yellowing effect from lenses caused by pollution, contaminants, and UV rays from the sun. When used correctly, the kit can help restore polycarbonate lenses to acceptable clarity.
Price • Available upon request.
Customer/Operator Support • Technical and customer support is available through the sales and customer service departments.
AF Industries has manufactured the PRO Product Line for the professional car care industry since 1935.
What’s New/Best Seller • PRO ACS-297 Carpet Spotter.
Features/Benefits • The extra-strength spot and stain remover is formulated to eliminate the most difficult water- and oil-based stains. The forceful spray and non-foaming formula quickly penetrates deep into carpet and fabric fibers for fast spot removal. Spray valve produces a pin-point spray pattern from the 20-oz aerosol can allowing spot-on application. Ideal as a pre-spotter prior to carpet extraction. Apply liberally and work into the surface with brush, towel, or sponge. Repeat procedure until surface is clean. After cleaning, allow to dry, then vacuum.
Customer/Operator Support • Technical support is available through the sales department.
Simoniz USA’s diverse product line covers a broad spectrum of markets including the commercial vehicle washing, professional detailing, retail vehicle appearance, and products for the home pressure washer “do-it-yourself” customer.
Advantages/Features • The wipes combine powerful cleaning agents with waste-digesting bacterial-enzymes to produce a product that literally wipes away heavy soils and stains from carpet, upholstery, leather, and headliners. The wipes will not dissolve adhesive or createwater-stains.
Contact • Simoniz USA Inc., 201 Boston Turnpike, Bolton, CT 06043. Toll free: (800) 227-5536. Fax: (860) 645-6070. Website: www.simoniz.com.
Stevens Car Care Products Inc.
In addition to its distribution business, Stevens Car Care Products Inc. manufactures its own line of “advanced formula” detailing chemicals as well as the Rusterminator, electronic rust deterrent system.
What’s New/Best Seller • NanoMax.
Advantages/Features • Space age nano-application allows substantial deep surface coverage. The technology produces excellent durability and imbeds a deep gloss shine. The product features: submicro nano-technology, advanced cross polymers, and weather and detergent resistance. A few ounces per car is all that is needed.
Customer/Operator Support • Technical support, toll-free telephone ordering, and Internet access are available to customers.
Delivery • Same day shipping and free local delivery are available.
Price • $54.95 per gallon.
Contact • Stevens Car Care Products Inc., 36542 Vine St. Eastlake, OH 44095. Toll free: (800) 322-1556. Fax: (440) 953-4473. E-mail: email@example.com. Website: www.stevenscarcare.com.
Turtle Wax Pro
Burr Ridge, Illinois
Turtle Wax has been a leader in the car care industry since the late 1930s — passionate about creating quality car wash products.
What’s New/Best Seller • Ice Instant Shine Total Surface Protectant.
Advantages/Features • The fresh tropical scented Total Surface Protectant adheres on contact and includes silicone polymers to provide maximum water repellency and a gloss to paint and plastic trim. It features anti-redeposit technology to enhance shine and repellency.
Price • Contact a local distributor or Turtle Wax Pro.
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 a vehicle in a superior level of long-lasting protection.
Advantages/Features • The Surface Restorer deep cleans, restores, and re-seals in one. The product polishes and conditions simultaneously, while effectively cleaning and eliminating oxidation, minor scratches, surface rust, embedded dirt, corrosion, discoloration, tarnish, yellowing, chalking, and fading. The product was developed to replace glazing and waxing in one simple step, it reduces the appearance of swirls and fine scratches on paint. It is easily applied by hand or machine and buffed with no residue and produces crystal-clear results. The product is available in 16-oz., 34-oz., 1-gallon, and 5-gallon containers.
Xtreme Solutions is a one-stop shop for professional grade detailing products. From soaps, degreasers, and dressings to polishes, waxes, and everything in between, the company offers high quality products for all of an operator’s detailing and reconditioning needs at factory-direct prices.
What’s New/Best Seller • Showroom Elegance.
Advantages/Features • Showroom Elegance works quickly and easily on every surface of the vehicle. The product was developed to safely remove dust, mild road grime, finger prints, and daily contamination. The product will leave no streaking, build-up, film, or residue. It works on paint, clear-coat, glass, plastic, metal, vinyl, trim, and textured bumpers. The product is available in 22-oz., 1-quart, 1-gallon, and 5-gallon retail bottles, as well as 5-gallon concentrate.
Customer Support • Technical support is available through the sales department and via e-mail.
Detail Plus Car Appearance Systems is a leader in auto detailing systems and equipment, advanced technology, detailing chemicals, detailing supplies, and extra service systems.
What’s New/Best Seller • Chemspense Auto Detailing Systems.
Advantages/Features • Chemspense work stations provide everything the detail technician needs to detail both the interior and exterior of the vehicle: chemicals, vacuum, heated soil extractor, and airlines to power air tools and to blow out interiors. The work station is fed chemicals from a remote mounted automatic chemical dilution and dispensing system. Models are available for both express and full-service detailing. Work stations can be purchased separately for an existing or new detail operation. Turnkey packages are available with everything needed to set up a profitable detail operation, including both on-site management and technical training.
Customer/Operator Support • On-site training, DVD’s, management manuals, and operational forms are available.
Castle Products manufactures and distributes top quality detail products, additives, and cleaners specially formulated for the automotive industry. Castle prides itself on delivering the best factory-direct service to its customers.
What’s New/Best Seller • Castle Triple Deuce.
Advantages/Features • Castle Triple Deuce is a VOC-compliant, ready-to-use all-purpose cleaner that removes grease, stains, and dirt. On hard surfaces the product can be used at full strength. For rugs, upholstery, and cloth surfaces the high-pH product should be tested on a small area prior to wide scale use.
Contact • Castle Products Inc., 424 St. Paul Street, Rochester, NY 14605. (585) 454-4760. Toll free: (800) 876-0222. Fax: (585) 325-4514. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.castlepackspower.com.
KC Chemicals Inc.
Travelers Rest, South Carolina
KC Chemicals Inc. manufactures a full line of chemicals for the car wash and detailing industries including presoaks, foamers, tire and wheel cleaners, tire dressings, dryer agents, and sealer waxes.
What’s New/Best Seller • Blue Satin.
Advantages/Features • Blue Satin is a petroleum based, hand-applied tire dressing that leaves a beautiful showroom finish. The product restores an original appearance to all tires and produces a high-gloss surface, leaving no residue. The tire treatment is cherry scented and blue in color.
Stoner Inc. is a manufacturer of specialized cleaners, waxes, and coatings for the professional car care industry. Since 1942 Stoner has helped detailing, reconditioning, and car wash professionals save time, increase productivity, and improve the quality of their work.
What’s New/Best Seller • Shine & Sealant.
Advantages/Features • Rapid beading action ensures maximum water removal. Silicone-free clearcoat gives an outstanding, high-gloss appearance, smooth finish, and a protective coating that won’t streak glass. The banana scented product can be applied at high- or low-pressure and dilutes 500:1 with water.
Price • 5-gallon pails: 1-5 pails $97.90; 6-23 pails $85.17; over 24 pails $73.43 each. 55 gallon drums: 1 drum $903.06; 2 or more drums $778.50. Add 10% to orders under $500 west of the Mississippi.