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  • The original powder-to-liquid system - Don’t be fooled by imitators!

    For more than 15 years, Blendco has been demonstrating the convenience and cost effectiveness of powder-to-liquid formulations with the patented SuperSat® Customer Detergent System. SuperSat detergents have proven formulations for cleaning power, fragrance and colour.

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  • You might have seen the television commercials by a leading exterminating company where giant, and very creepy looking insects, try to gain entry into a home under the guise of delivering pizza or a piece of furniture. Once encountered by the exterminator, they flee the scene, (no pun intended), speeding away behind the wheel of a vehicle. As weird as these ads seem, bugs and cars have had a very long relationship; more so with these organisms stuck on the grill, not behind the wheel. And getting rid of these seasonal pests is paramount in providing a clean car.

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  • Amidst all the challenges facing our industry including changing weather patterns, rising transport/ utility costs and increasing insurance premiums, there is the growing threat of break ins and vandalism.

    Apart from the use of alarm systems, vibration sensors and cameras, one simple but effective way to deter thieves could be an inexpensive “Dye Bomb” sticker.

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  • The Rudduck’s business in pet and animal health care products commenced in 1904 following the arrival of Dr Harold Rudduck, an English veterinarian. Shortly after commencing his practice in Melbourne, he started manufacturing products that would improve pet and animal health, or solve a variety of complaints from fleas & ticks to dietary supplements and also basic grooming needs.

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  • Never battle the elements without a shield!

    New Durashield® Plus with Body Armor® is a stronger, longer lasting protectant that bonds to the vehicle’s surface. Durashield Plus delivers a soft shiny surface and protects from harmful UV rays, bird droppings, acid rain and hard water spots. While very similar to Blendco’s original Durashield Protectant, Durashield Plus has extra enhancements for greater show!

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  • The Power of Water

    Nov 01, 2013

    When you take a look at the Grand Canyon the power of water is evident!

    Whilst not to the same extent, water can cause wear on your car wash equipment and the nozzles in the self serve and automatic equipment are no exception. Signs of nozzle wear include lack of pump pressure and poor soap application. Prowash provide a number of nozzle sizes for self serve application and water saver options for the LaserWash touchfree automatic car wash.

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  • When we took over the site in December 2013, it was very run down with substandard equipment and soaps. We kept the site open while upgrading old equipment and installing a LaserWash 4000 and a new Tru Blu Dogwash. We also converted the soaps to the SuperSat system, all with the help of the Prowash boys.

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  • A compact, manual sweeping machine for small outdoor and indoor areas.

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  • With the busy summer season fast approaching, now is a good time to get back to basics by carrying out a thorough check of your site and equipment to help prevent issues over summer and to ensure your customers have the best possible experience as they wash their car.

    The following little checks should be carried out weekly but it's easy to miss some of the small things when we are so busy.

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  • We are proud to announce that we raised a whopping $2,097.80 thanks to the generosity of Prowash, our staff, family friends and you, our customers.

    The added incentive this year was seeing Neville West and Geoff Wing lose their trademark beards after we surpassed our agreed target of $1,812.00.

    The funds raised are vital for cancer research, prevention and support services.

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    • How can I improve the quality of my wash?
    • How can I rinse better, wash faster, dry without spots or add profitable new services?

     

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  • Vending can be a great additional revenue stream for the car wash. Vendors take up little space and are cheap and easy to run. There can be a good return on many of the products sold and a good range of the correct products may encourage customers to choose your wash over others in the area.

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  • Laurel, the innovator behind the drop shelf vending machine, has been in operation for 55 years. They are known for their ‘dependability in vending’ and are the first choice when purchasing vending equipment. This is evident in the long relationship they have built with the customers over the years.

    Laurel began operating in a similar way to that of many companies in the car wash industry.

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  • Did you happen to miss Brent McCurdy from Dubois Chemicals and Blendco Systems at the ACWA Expo? Here’s some of what you missed… The gist of his presentation looked at “Harnessing the Earning Power of your Chemicals”. So what does this mean for us? Well pretty much we earn more or less as car wash owners based on how effectively and fully we deliver chemicals.

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  • If you haven’t heard Prowash has introduced a new line of waxes, thanks to Blendco Systems. Splatter Wax with Carnauba is a high foaming polish with Carnauba wax that give vehicles a hand waxed softness and shine. You can “feel” the difference!! Splatter Wax with Carnauba offers a protective layer to the vehicle’s surface while providing a softness and shine like nothing else.

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  • Chemistry is an important part of any car wash’s operations, but it is often misunderstood. This misunderstanding can lead to wasted chemicals and money. In today’s highly competitive car wash market one of the more difficult decisions operators need to make is selecting the best chemicals for their wash. Since that decision requires the working together of many factors, along with the chemicals, it is not an easy decision and one that must be made with great care.

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  • How solar panels can reduce your expenses.

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  • The primary detergents responsible for getting the majority of the car surface clean have been given the general name of "presoaks". They are available in high and low pH. These detergents are applied and allowed to dwell in an effort to raise the dirt off the surface and be removed by high pressure or high volume rinse.

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  • An interesting video from the ABC News website about how we extract, move, store and use water in Australia.

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  • The Molecule That Makes Carwashing Possible

    Sep 23, 2015

    An interesting series of videos from Car Products Inc. about the process of cleaning cars.

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