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Professional Carwashing & Detailing

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July 2014

Volume: 38
Edition: 7

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The 2014 Water Issue

June 23, 2014
Presenting your ultimate guide in how to use, save and understand this natural, precious resource.
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Literature Roundup

June 27, 2014

This year's Most Valuable Carwasher is … Mark Fox of Cornhusker Auto Wash of Bellevue, Nebraska

June 24, 2014
This year’s Most Valuable Carwasher (MVC) was chosen for his dedication to making things right, always looking to improve the wash experience for customers and employees, and continuing to think “what’s next?” when it comes to running his business.
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Changing perceptions and cleaning cars

How Rising Tide invested in autistic people.
June 24, 2014
“We as a society view autism as a disability that deserves sympathy,” said the co-founder of Rising Tide Car Wash Tom D’Eri, but at this unique business, where 80 percent of the workers are autistic people, it’s viewed completely differently.
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What you need to know keep your vacuums working correctly

June 24, 2014
The memory of a lackluster vacuum can stick in a customer’s mind for quite some time, and lead them to frequenting another wash. Thankfully, there are many ways to keep the suction on your vacuums strong, and pulling customers into your carwash.
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How and why express washing is taking off from coast to coast

June 23, 2014
It’s the summertime and here on the West Coast we are coming into warm, dry weather. We dodged a bullet by not having water restrictions enforced due to the drought conditions, and as the industry continues to grow, a lot of people have been contacting me about getting into the business.
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Paint color restoration: Then and now

How today’s clear coatings can restore a paint's original color and gloss.
June 23, 2014
When I wrote "Why Paints Fade" in the April 2008 issue of this magazine, (which I urge you to digest before reading this article), I believed it was simply impossible to create a clear coating that would look as great, by wipe-on hand application, as an automotive spray gun finish would. I was wrong.
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Building the dealer + vendor relationship through technology

The story of how one detailer found success with his customer base.
June 23, 2014
Most dealers have used, currently use or at least understand the use of a sublet company to clean their cars. The benefits of using sublet companies aren’t new to the industry, but having a great relationship with their sublet vendor is.
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The other 71%

June 23, 2014
It is not a crazy notion to think that water will always be available. It does, after all, make up 71 percent of the planet. Even ocean water can be desalinized if we get desperate enough. Right?
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Air blower

A.W.T. World Trade Group
June 23, 2014
Detailing and cleaning your automobile, truck or motorcycle is a breeze with MP Series Air Blaster’s newest innovation: The Zephyr™
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Arches

Coleman Hanna Carwash Systems, LLC
June 23, 2014
Coleman Hanna tunnel component Wall of Foam produces a thick creamy foam to fully encompass the vehicle and can be used with cleaning, polishing, or protectant chemicals.
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Bug remover

Kidd Wash
June 23, 2014
Bug Melter A & Bug Melter B are designed to be blended together to remove bugs from the vehicle's surface.
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Tire dressing

Stone Soap Company
June 23, 2014
Stone Soap Company is pleased to announce that its new Ultra Gloss™ Tire Dressing offers greatly improved shine and even quicker drying.
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Machine dryer

Coleman Hanna Carwash Systems, LLC
June 23, 2014
Reach maximum customer satisfaction and revenue per car by providing a cleaner, dryer and shinier vehicle with the Rev It Up System.
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Water treatment system

CATEC Water Revovery and Ozone Systems
June 23, 2014
The New CATEC RW series treats and sanitizes rain water and/or snow-melt for use in car wash processes, including final and spot-free rinse.
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Wheel and tire cleaner

Warsaw Chemical Company, Inc.
June 23, 2014
Non-acid Formula 560 WTC wheel and tire cleaner concentrate is safe for use on all wheels, including chrome, aluminum and magnesium.
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Industry watch - July 2014

June 24, 2014
PC&D is preparing the Top 50 list; Industry suffers two great losses; MacNeil introduces virtual tunnel
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The truth about the weather

Meteorologist Dave Unger offers advice on what to believe when it comes to predictions.
June 24, 2014
Meteorologist Dave Unger of the Climate Prediction Center, offers up the following insight to help you figure out your local weather forecasts and plan accordingly.
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Water needs 101

Ways to save water without compromising a great carwash.
June 24, 2014
With many washes being charged for water twice, once for water use, and once for sewer discharge, it’s vital that owners save this precious resource in every reasonable way possible that doesn’t take away from the quality of the carwash.
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The cold, hard facts about water

Understanding how the types of water in a carwash impact product performance.
June 24, 2014
In general, there are three types of water that are used in carwashes: Hard water, soft water, and reverse osmosis (RO) water. It is important to understand how and where to best utilize each of these types of water in a carwash.
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Spreading the word about water savings at professional carwashes

How to change perceptions and get at-home washers to work with you.
June 24, 2014
The carwash industry’s reputation for conserving water while being environmentally friendly has improved greatly in recent years.
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Success stories in water savings

June 24, 2014
Each carwash has its own unique story on how they began saving water and the motivating factors for doing so. The four carwashes covered in this piece range from tunnels to hand washes to mobile locations, and have all found their own path to water savings and successful business.
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Drop by drop, penny by penny

Presenting other ways to save water throughout your property.
June 24, 2014
Along with water reclaim equipment and various other forms of water-saving initiatives within the carwash tunnel, there are other ways to use less water throughout your property.


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