Professional Carwashing & Detailing

What products does a detail center need?

July 18, 2012

For many operators, this list of chemicals would be considered not enough; for others, far too many. However, after years of research, experimentation, and trial and error, we have found that these chemicals will allow you to detail 99 percent of the vehicles that could come into your center, such as cars, trucks, boats, RVs and motorcycles.

Wash Bay: Engine Degreaser (engines); All-Purpose Cleaner (engine compartments, wheels, whitewalls and vinyl tops); wheel cleaner (wheels, chrome); tar and grease remover; carwash shampoo.

Interior: Stain removers; extractor shampoo; carpet and upholstery shampoo; All-Purpose Cleaner; fabric protectant dressing; glass cleaner; fragrance; leather/vinyl conditioner.

Exterior: Heavy compound; medium compound; light compound; micro-fine compound; swirl remover/polish; wax; paint sealant; one-step cleaner/glaze.

Miscellaneous: Paint overspray remover; mag or aluminum polish; adhesive remover; wood oil (for natural wood grain trim); black paint; vinyl paint.