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35 Years of Splash
When partners Chris Fisher and Mark Curtis first entered the car wash business over three decades ago they were like most rookie operators — unsure of the true pressures of... More »

Reflection
My uncle, my mother’s brother Bill Thacher, started in the car wash business in 1947. In the ‘50s I started working for him during vacations and holidays from school. My... More »

Pricing - Remedy the Low-Price Quandary
One of the major problems in the detailing industry is the lack of appropriate pricing. This is due to several factors. One reason is customer expectations of detailing... More »

Manufacturers' Showcase

Detail Products – February 2016
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,... More »

Detail Products – February 2015
Cleaning Systems Inc. De Pere, Wisconsin Cleaning Systems Inc. (CSI) is a leading manufacturer of cleaning and protection products for the car wash and commercial... More »

Detail Products - February 2014
DETAIL PLUS Car Appearance Systems Portland, Oregon DETAIL PLUS Car Appearance Systems is a leader in auto detailing equipment; auto detailing technology; auto detailing... More »

Product Showcase

CUSTOM ORIFICES
Industrial Specialties Mfg., (ISM) manufactures Custom Fittings for both assemblies and orifices. New upgrades in technology, have simplified the ISM processes allowing for... More »

STAIN REMOVING
Meguiar’s® has developed two new interior cleaning products to help car care pros remove even the most stubborn stains. These new products include Meguiar’s Professional... More »

EASY-TO-USE THERMOSTATS
EasyHeat, maker of WarmTiles™ floor warming systems, introduced the dual-voltage programmable EasyHeat FGS and FG Thermostats. The thermostats are engineered to provide... More »

  Profile in Success

35 Years of Splash
When partners Chris Fisher and Mark Curtis first entered the car wash business over three decades ago they were like most rookie operators — unsure of the true pressures of... More »

Steaming Forward
The hallmark of a successful train line is consistency. Riders expect the train to arrive and depart the station at the designated times with little variation. Similarly, a... More »

Putting Your Best Foot Forward
Detailing is an appearance business. Detail professionals are judged not only on the visual appeal of their work but the appearance and branding of their business as well, a... More »

Vendor News

Detail Products – February 2016
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,... More »

Detail Products – February 2015
Cleaning Systems Inc. De Pere, Wisconsin Cleaning Systems Inc. (CSI) is a leading manufacturer of cleaning and protection products for the car wash and commercial... More »

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