April/May 2019 NEW PRODUCTS SHOWCASE
New Profits, New Opportunities…
Griot’s Garage Presents Interior Detailer
Make quick work of dust, dirt and fingerprints with Griot’s new silicone-free Interior Detailer. The aerosol-powered Interior Detailer imparts a natural look and protection from UV rays on all surfaces, including audio/navigation screens. Interior Detailer’s unique anti-static technology resists dust build up on interior surfaces. It delivers a crisp, streak-free, original OEM finish with no greasy residue and leaves the cabin smelling citrus fresh. www.griotsgarage.com.
Griot’s Garage Interior Detailer wipes clean, leaving no greasy residue, and is safe for use on vinyl, leather, metal, plastic, glass and audio/navigation screens.
Leno’s Garage Announces New Spray Sealant
Jay Leno’s Garage Advanced Vehicle Care has expanded its lineup with the addition of Radiant, a silica-based spray sealant that creates a hydrophobic coating. The spray sealant acts differently from a wax insofar as it generates a curing property once applied to a surface. The easy-to-use spray sealant combines a lustrous glow with superior hydrophobic properties. Once properly applied and cured, Radiant can provide up to four months of durable paint protection. Safe for use on all surfaces. Available in a 16-oz. spray bottle or gallon container. Made and bottled in the U.S. www.lenosgarage.com.
Leno and his team of detailers work closely with chemists and engineers to develop high-quality formulations, including Radiant, a silica-based spray sealant that creates a hydrophobic coating.
AutomotiveTouchup Offers Scratched Paint Solutions
AutomotiveTouchup’s aerosol spray cans and ready-to-spray products are a cost-effective, precise color-matched solution to scratched paint. According to the company, the secret to repairing scratched paint is not to flood the scratch with paint, as it may appear that the color doesn’t match—even if the color used is an exact match. A spray, on the other hand, will blend the color to the rest of the vehicle while filling the scratch, creating a seamless look. In addition to color-matched solutions, AutomotiveTouchup also offers a complete array of related supplies. www.automotivetouchup.com.
Scratched paint is a common occurrence. AutomotiveTouchup’s aerosol spray cans and ready-to-spray products provide a color-matched solution to scratched paint. Using a spray applicator blends the color to the rest of the vehicle, creating a seamless look.
Ranch Hand Rolls Out Legend Series
Ranch Hand’s Legend Series are known for their strength and style. The Legend Front and Back Bumpers are built for three-quarter-ton and bigger trucks. The bumpers are composed of four-inch schedule-40 pipe and diamond-plate steel and are designed to replace the factory bumper with a long-lasting piece of steel. The new Legend Grille Guard is built for half-ton and bigger trucks and mounts to the truck’s fame, providing maximum strength and front-end protection.
The Legend Grille Guard from Ranch Hand, which fits half-ton and larger trucks, is made of one fully welded piece of steel, which mounts to the truck’s frame.
Meguiar’s Introduces New 3-In-1 Wax
Meguiar’s has just introduced its all-new 3-in-1 Wax, a one-step formula that cleans, polishes and protects. Advanced abrasive technology quickly and safely removes below-surface paint defects, such as swirls, water spots and other blemishes. Rich polishing oils provide depth, fullness of color, gloss and shine. The formula is also a unique blend of carnauba wax and synthetic polymers that provide resilient water-beading action with a protective barrier between the paint and the elements. The one-step wax removes defects, enhances shine and delivers long-lasting protection, while being easy to apply and remove. www.meguiars.com.
Meguiar’s 3-in-1 Wax removes below-surface paint defects, provides gloss and shine, and delivers long-lasting protection. Available in a 16 oz. liquid with a foam applicator.
Meguiar’s Introduces Quik Scratch Eraser Kit
The all-new Meguiar’s® Quik Scratch Eraser Kit includes everything needed to quickly remove light paint defects with very little effort, eliminating the need to work by hand to remove swirls, scuffs and scratches. The kit includes Meguiar’s proprietary 4-inch Scratch Eraser Pad, Meguiar’s ScratchX® 2.0 Fine Scratch & Blemish Remover and a premium 16”x16” microfiber towel.
Using the power of a standard household drill, the Scratch Eraser Pad maximizes the ScratchX 2.0 to quickly erase scratches with minimum effort. The combination allows the tech to safely remove paint defects and blemishes, including light scratches, scuff marks, paint transfer, fingernail marks around door handles and more. After working the ScratchX 2.0, the microfiber towel safely and gently removes the remaining residue to reveal a brilliant shine. www.meguiars.com.P
Quickly erase scratches, scuff marks and other paint blemishes with ease with Meguiar’s new Quik Scratch Eraser Kit.
Dawn Enterprises’ 2019 Ford Ranger Moldings Add Style And Protection
To add pizzazz and protection to the hot-selling 2019 Ford Ranger Crew Cab, Dawn Enterprises is now offering its vehicle-specific painted body-side moldings. Each Dawn kit is model-specific to match the lengths and angles of the vehicle doors. The stylish moldings—which also include a triple-chrome-plated version—protect doors from dings, dents and other damage, and come with easy-to-install instructions. Backed by the manufacturer’s five-year warranty. www.dawn-ent.com.
Create a new profit center with Dawn Enterprises’ model-specific painted body-side moldings. Offer detailing customers a way to protect their new Ford Ranger Crew Cab from dings and dents while also adding a stylish touch. The moldings are easy to install, come with instructions and are backed by a five-year warranty.
New From Mothers: Super-Hydrophobic Ceramic Spray Coating
Looking for a less costly and easier-to-apply ceramic coating? According to Mothers, the company’s new CMX™ Ceramic Spray Coating provides long-term protection from the elements and relentless water beading, without sacrificing optical clarity, extreme depth and that signature ceramic glass-like, liquidy-gloss appearance.
The CMX Ceramic Spray Coating features a revolutionary formula that offers super-hydrophobic, ultra-durable protection, thanks to a unique blend of SiO2 (silicon dioxide) and TiO2 (titanium dioxide). The ceramic spray coating is now available as an affordable, user-friendly product and can be used as a stand-alone product or as a booster over an existing ceramic coating or sealant. www.mothers.com.
CMX Ceramic Spray Coating, the newest addition to Mothers car-care lineup, provides ultra-long-term protection from the elements and superior water beading, and is versatile enough to use as a stand-alone product or as a booster over an existing ceramic coating or as a sealant.
Auto Ventshade Debuts Lighted Hood Protector
AVS has introduced its Aeroskin® LightShield™ Hood Protector, a one-of-kind hood protector that features amber LED marker lights to help illuminate a vehicle hood. The light bar consists of five LED marker lights and is powered by connecting into the vehicle’s parking lights for a seamless integration.
The custom-molded light bar is made from Dura-Flex® 2000 TPO and sports a matte black textured finish. The hood protector comes with a light strip consisting of five amber LED marker light pods and nine feet of wiring, and installs using 3M automotive-grade adhesive. Backed by a three-year limited warranty. www.autoventshade.com.
The new Aeroskin LightShield Hood Protector from Auto Ventshade adds a distinctive look while shielding the vehicle hood from road debris.
Black Pearl Ceramic Coating Provides Lasting Protection
Car Brite, a manufacturer of professional-grade reconditioning products, has introduced its solvent-based Black Pearl™ Ceramic SiO2 spray. According to the company, the ceramic coating, protects vehicle paint surfaces from scratches, tree sap and insects as well as from the harmful effects of acid rain, corrosion, oxidation, fading, UV light and water spots.
The spray is easy to use. Start by prepping the vehicle surface with a solvent to remove silicone. Apply two to three sprays directly to the vehicle surface or onto a microfiber towel. Gently wipe to distribute a thin layer until a light haze appears. Allow three to four minutes to dry. Remove haze with clean microfiber towel for a durable shine that lasts up to one year. www.carbrite.com.
Black Pearl SiO2 ceramic coating from Car Brite delivers a long-lasting shine.
Light Up The Night With Lund’s Plug-And-Play Lights
Lund International’s NightFX™ Guide Lights, featuring plug-and-play functionality, are the newest addition to the company’s product lineup. To install, attach the lights anywhere on a truck—in the bed, under the wheel well, under nerf bars or side steps—and plug into the OBD port.
The bright LED lights are powered from the OBD port, require no additional wiring and are activated with the factory key fob or when any door is opened. Lights remain on for 30 seconds and then fade off. NightFX lights are sold as a set of four, made in the USA and are backed by a three-year limited warranty. www.lundinternational.com.
Offer customers a value-added upgrade with plug-and-play LED NightFX Guide Lights from Lund. Lights are easy to install anywhere on a vehicle and provide extra visibility.
Westin Reveals New HDX Bandit Bumper
Westin Automotive’s new HDX Bandit Bumper combines a heavy-duty diamond-plate steel bumper with a stylish grille guard. Designed to protect headlights, grille, hood and front fenders from road debris and wildlife damage, the new bumper features a stylish metal honeycomb mesh screen, which allows maximum airflow to the intercooler or radiator area while accenting the front end for a clean and rugged look.
The black powder-coated HDX Bandit Bumper has provisions for factory parking sensors and includes a built-in two-inch receiver hitch as well as two heavy-duty 9,500-lb. bow shackle mounts capable of delivering multiple towing options. Bolt-on installation, no drilling required; hardware and mounting brackets provided. www.westinautomotive.com.
Add a clean and rugged look to any full-size pickup with Westin’s new HDX Bandit Bumper.
Sealant Solutions From Trim-Lok
Trim-Lok, a manufacturer of rubber seal products used in automotive, marine and other industrial applications, has introduced a sealant solution designed to keep rocks and gravel from getting caught between the body and fenders of off-road vehicles. Made from a custom-formulated EPDM sponge rubber compound, the tubing solves the annoying problem that can lead to scratches, paint chips and rust if the debris is left in the gap or not carefully removed. www.trimlok.com.
Keep rocks and gravel from getting caught between the body and fenders of off-road vehicles with custom-formulated sponge rubber tubing from Trim-Lok.
Restore Interiors With ColorBond’s LVP Refinisher
ColorBond Leather, Vinyl & Hard Plastic Refinisher is an interior paint that offers an economical alternative to refurbishing or customizing automotive interiors. Formulated so that it won’t crack, chip or peel, ColorBond LVP Refinisher penetrates deep into vinyl, plastic and leather surfaces. Suitable for restoring dashboards, trim, seats and more, the LVP Refinisher is available in 128 OEM colors, provides 8 ft. of coverage and is UV stable. www.colorbondpaint.com.
Restore dashboards, interior trim, seats and more with ColorBond’s LVP Refinisher, available in 128 OEM colors.
RUPES Rolls Out Paint Correction App
RUPES has announced its new BigFoot Paint Correction Web App is now available. The innovative app is designed to assist in finding the best combination of RUPES tools, pads and compounds to achieve optimal results with the RUPES BigFoot Polishing System based on user-identified variables that include paint hardness and defect type. The digital tool was created in response to frequently asked questions as to what is the best combination of BigFoot products to correct various paint defects.
To access the App, go to https://app.rupes.com/paint-correction/ or copy and paste the link into your mobile phone browser. For Android users, the web icon will directly link to the App page. Click the link and the download will start automatically. For IOS users, add the App page to your phone’s home screen by clicking on the share icon and select ‘Add to Home Screen’ from the options. www.rupes.com.
The all-new RUPES BigFoot Paint Correction Web App is designed to assist in identifying the best combination of the company’s tools, pads and compounds to achieve optimal results.