August 2019 NEW PRODUCTS SHOWCASE
New Profits, New Opportunities…
Meguiar’s Introduces Waterless Wheel And Tire Dressing
Meguiar’s® has introduced the newest addition to its premium lineup of car-care products—Ultimate Waterless Wheel & Tire cleaner and gloss enhancer. The ground-breaking product allows applicators to clean wheels without water and dress tires in one easy step.
According to the company, advanced cleaners power through brake dust, road grime and dirt that accumulate from daily usage. The product quickly and easily cleans wheels, while the premium gloss enhancers leave tires with a moderately glossy appearance. Simply spray the wheels and tires, then follow with a clean microfiber towel. The premium formula contains UV blockers that help to protect wheels and tires from the elements. Available in a 24-ounce spray bottle. www.meguiars.com.
Save water, save time. Quickly and easily clean wheels and add a glossy sheen to tires with Meguiar’s all-new Ultimate Waterless Wheel & Tire. The premium product removes brake dust, dirt and road grim, and contains UV blockers that help to protect wheels and tires from the elements.
Bushwacker Rolls Out New Fender Flare Design
Bushwacker®, known for pioneering bolt-on fender flares, has introduced the DRT Style™ Fender Flare, an innovative, patented fender flare design. The DRT Style Fender Flare sports a sleek, vented design for a standout look, while protecting the vehicle from on- and off-road hazards.
The flares feature Bushwacker’s proprietary crack-, warp- and UV-resistant Dura-Flex® 2000 ABS material, have a paintable matte-black finish and are backed by an industry-leading warranty. The DRT Style flares offer 3-inch tire coverage with a 4.5-inch height protection. Which, the company claims, can help prevent drivers from being cited for a violation if they drive in one of the 38 states that require wider tires to be covered.
For a one-of-a-kind look and protection from road debris. Bushwacker’s has rolled out its new DRT Style Fender Flares. Made of durable and UV-resistant ABS material, the flares have a matte-black finish that can be painted to match the vehicle. www.bushwacker.com.
Tuffy’s In-Floor Storage Adds Security to 2019 Ram Trucks
The 2019 Ram 1500 Crew Cab pickup just got more secure with the introduction of Tuffy Security Products’ new in-floor storage security lid. As part of its expanding Ram product line, the new #357 In-Floor Storage Security Lid replaces the original-equipment plastic factory cover with theft-resistant storage in hidden vehicle floor compartments. The heavy-duty security lid turns the standard in-floor compartment into secure lockable storage space, while making a more durable desk surface to support items placed on top.
Constructed from 16-gauge and 1/8-inch thick welded steel, the security lid is designed to add exceptional strength as well as protection against tampering, and is equipped with Tuffy’s patented Pry-Guard locking system. The low-profile security lid features a durable, black powder-coated finish, a continuously welded steel hinge and rattle-free bump stops designed to be sturdier and more secure than the plastic original-equipment version. The Storage Security Lid comes with steel hardware and can be installed in a few minutes using hand tools. www.tuffyproducts.com.
Offer customers peace of mind and spark an instant upsell with Tuffy Security Products’ new In-Floor Storage Security Lid for the 2019 Ram 1500 Crew Cab. The In-Floor Storage Security Lid replaces the original-equipment plastic factory cover with theft-resistant storage in hidden vehicle floor compartments.
Griot’s Garage Unveils Foaming Surface Wash
New from Griot’s Garage: Foaming Surface Wash. The fluffy foam in the wash gently loosens, lifts and encapsulates and releases contaminants, deep cleaning the paint while avoiding wash-induced scratches. The pH-neutral Foaming Surface Wash cleans softly, prolongs the life of existing waxes and sealants, and its dual-layer foam formula extends dwell time, enhancing the cleaning action.
According to Griot’s, the advanced technology of its foaming products has been precisely calibrated to work with the company’s THE BOSS Foam Cannon’s exclusive Auto-Mix feature. No mixing, no guesswork. Just screw on a bottle of wash and spray the proper ratio. www.griotsgarage.com.
The new pH-neutral foam in Griot’s Garage Foaming Surface Wash gently loosens, lifts and releases contaminants, deep cleaning the paint while avoiding wash-induced scratches.
Adventure Travel Inspires Putco’s New Racking System
Putco Inc., the Des Moines, Iowa-based manufacturer of truck accessories, has made a big move into the overland market. Overlanding, also known as adventure travel to remote destinations, is opening the door to new aftermarket opportunities. And the company’s new Venture-Tec overland racking system is the first of many products it has planned for the burgeoning four-wheel adventure market, according to Justin Moore, VP of sales and marketing.
The lightweight system, constructed using aluminum-extruded tubing, is fully U.S. sourced and manufactured in Putco’s Des Moines plant. The aluminum-extruded construction provides a high degree of customization and utility, according to Putco. Two T channels run across the extrusion’s top side, allowing users the opportunity to integrate the company’s expanding line of overland accessories and lighting products. The T channels also integrate the mounting systems used by other companies, including bike racks, kayak mounts and canoe holders. Putco also offers several accessories for the Venture-Tec rack, including side plates, cargo boxes, grab handles and a drop-down table. www.putco.com.
Cash in on the rapidly expanding overland market with Putco’s new Venture-Tec rack system. The versatile rack is U.S. made of aluminum-extruded tubing and is mounted using one of two no-drill methods.
IGL Coatings Releases Ecocoat Leather
IGL Coatings’ new Ecocoat Leather is a specially formulated, soft, flexible, ceramic coating for pigmented leathers. The environmentally friendly product is 100-percent breathable, low VOC and is compliant with Europe’s stringent (REACH) requirements regarding the use of hazardous chemical substances.
According to the company, Ecocoat Leather crosslinks with the surface of the leather via nanotechnology to create an invisible layer that repels undesirable liquids, dirt, dyes and UV radiation. It protects from wear, discoloration and soiling without altering the flexibility, appearance or texture of the coated surface and is recommended to be applied to new or clean pigmented leathers. www.iglcoatings.com.
IGL Coatings’ Ecocoat Leather is a specially formulated, soft, flexible, ceramic coating for pigmented leathers. It protects from wear, discoloration and soiling without altering the flexibility, appearance or texture of the coated surface.
Dawn Debuts Painted Moldings For Ford Explorer
The 2020-2022 Ford Explorer gets an added dose of protection and style with Dawn Enterprises’ new Painted Body Side Molding Kit. The new U.S.-made moldings are manufactured of high-quality automotive-grade ABS and are designed to protect the vehicle from door dings, scratches, chipping and other hazards, such as wayward shopping carts and road debris, while also adding a stylish, custom touch.
The moldings are pre-cut and precision engineered to perfectly fit the vehicle doors. They come with a lifetime warranty, 100-percent paint-matching warranty and are quick and easy to install with self-adhering 3M tape. www.dawn-ent.com.
Help customers protect their investment with Dawn Enterprises’ new Painted Body Side Molding Kit for the 2020-2022 Ford Explorer. Precision engineered to precisely fit the vehicle doors and painted to match the vehicle color, the moldings protect against everyday damage while creating a seamless and stylish look.
Flex America Introduces the New XC 3401 VRG and XCE 8 125 Cordless Polishers
The New XC 3401 VRG and XCE 8 125 Corldess Polishers by Flex North America imitates the movement of the human hand while polishing. The surface stays cool and gives the perfect finish. Surfaces are polished, sealed and conserved. Best suited to remove polishing marks and holograms. www.flexnorthamerica.com