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What's in your wash?

Welcome to Star Wash, www.starwashonline.com, located in Fort Smith, Arkansas! The carwash is owned and operated by Chad White, Director of Operations, and his father-in-law, Cleve Branson. Star Wash’s
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Carwash case study: Is this the new face of full-serve carwashing?

Kate Carr
At a time when most new investors are avoiding the full-service concept like the plague, Philip Toppino is pursuing the idea with vigor. And it seems to be working.
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Vacuum machines

Tiffany Williams
Even with the change in technology, vacuums are still an important asset to carwashes. They range anywhere from your standard industrial vacuums to different combination machines such as air-vacuums,
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Improving the water reclaim process

Andy Pazz
Ever since the first carwash began using reclaimed water for the wash cycle, one of the biggest problems has been removing the dirt, sediment and sludge that settles in
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A clean drive for success

Kate Carr
As far as names go, Boomerang Carwash couldn’t have picked a better, more fitting comparison. No matter how many times this brand is tossed out, it always returns —
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How your tunnel controller works

Kyle Doyle
Whether you know it or not, your occipital cortex, frontal lobe and temporal lobe are all firing away as you read this sentence. They are the parts of your
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The Top 50 List

Once again, family owned and operated carwash chains dominate the Top 50 list. Holding out as one of the few remaining consolidation companies, Wash Depot keeps the number one
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The express exterior phenomenon

Perhaps one of the most explosive and controversial topics in our industry today is the express exterior platform. From the $3 price point to the free vacuums to the
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What's in your wash?

Kristen Wesolowski
Welcome to the new Gurdy’s Express Wash (www.gurdys.com) in Humble, Texas! Professional Carwashing & Detailing Magazine got a chance to interview co-owner Michael Goertz, Jr. to get the nitty
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Bud Abraham's Guide to Express Carwashing and Detailing, Part II

Editor’s Note: This article is continued from Abraham’s previous article in the January 2007 issue of Professional Carwashing & Detailing®. That article discussed the fundamentals of offering express detail
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