Detailing & Car Cleaning Products Manufacturers Information
Below are a selection of the detailing products manufacturers whose products we recommend, mention or have reviewed.
Having Celebrated their 100th anniversary in 2001, Meguiars have become one of the world’s leading surface care products companies, providing highly specialised products for almost every conceivable type of surface. Meguiar’s intense focus on training and performance, as well as product quality, have captured the respect of carmakers like BMW and Mercedes-Benz that partner with Meguiars worldwide.
Meguiars also serves as a consultant to most of the major carmakers around the world on paint quality and paint correction issues.
Autoglym products are to be found in all areas of automotive activity and are as equally suited to the professional user, the concours competition enthusiast and the family car owner. They enjoy technical approvals from many leading automotive manufacturers and close associations with owners car clubs. The company also maintains a very high public profile and attends many automotive related events. More than twenty motor manufacturers use Autoglym products in manufacturing or presentation processes. Early recognition and technical approvals by Jaguar Cars, Aston Martin, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen and other important names contributed to initial success.
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Dodo Juice are some of the purest hand made car wax and detailing products on the market today. Born out of the need for a a quality natrual product without all the hype Dodo Juice has gone on to be one of the UKs fastest growing brands of car detailing products. WIth between 25-35% pure carnauba in their waxes not on do they provide a briliant shine an protection but they also smell as good as they work.
MOTHERS® Polishes•Waxes•Cleaners was formed in 1973 after the founding members discovered a revolutionary new polishing formula that cleaned, gleamed and protected aluminium wheels. Having acquired the manufacturing and distribution rights they hired the services of a chemist and immediately began improving the formula even further to create Mothers Mag & Aluminium Polish.
Because of the quality of the product their customers sought additional products. Next came the development of a Chrome & Glass Cleaner – Protector. Soon thereafter their customers wanted a MOTHERS® quality car wax. Again working with the same original chemist they came up with California Gold® Carnauba Paste Wax.
MOTHERS® continued to develop further products with the aim of making them unique and superior to other products on the market. MOTHERS® guiding philosophy has always been to offer the highest quality product obtainable.
MOTHERS® now has an extensive line of specialist polishing, waxing and cleaning products for use on cars, motorcycles, boats, aircraft and household items. Their research and development department is continually working on the creation of more new and interesting products as well as looking to refine their existing line even further as paint, polishing and finishing technology moves on.
To insure they remain in the forefront of providing quality products, MOTHERS® keeps a range of collector, show and hot rod cars, trucks, motorcycles and boats. These vehicles are not only used to test their products but also to help develop their range further.
SONAX is world-renound for making great car shampoos and is probably one of motorcares best kept secrets in the UK. A respected brand in Europe and the US, Sonax, based in Germany, has been developing serious automotive care products for over 50 years and endorsed by many champion racing partners including Damon Hill and Michael Schumacher.
Gliptone Liquid Leather
Recommended by the Rolls Royce Enthusiasts Club Interior Care and Renovation Seminars, Gliptone liquid leather products are used or sold by: Rolls-Royce, Jaguar, Ferrari (Maranello Concessionaires), Aston Martin, TVR, Bristol Cars, Saab GB, and many more vehicle specialists and carcare enthusiasts.
These are just a few of the comments received from very satisfied buyers of our range of Gliptone Leathercare Products:
“40 years of grime disappeared very happy”
“looks and smells like new .10/10 thanks”
“Fantastic product and fast delivery, definately recomended!”
“My 10 year old leather really does look and smell BRAND NEW!! does a great job”
“Very Speedy delivery. Products work A1 on old BMW upholstery. Now look like new ”
“THE BEST LEATHER CLEANER EVER! MADE MY 3 YEAR OLD MERC SEATS LOOK BRAND NEW!”
Briliant polishes is the new brand name for English Custom Polish in Europe. ECP have been a major metal polish supplier to North America and Canada since 1996.
ECP have become a trusted and valued partner to many museums and International establishments throughout Europe and North America. This fine range of metal polishes, automotive cleaning and polishing products are unique and aknowledged to be amongst the finest products available at any price.
Briliant metal polishes are pH neutral and will protect your antique, automotive, collectible and household items from tarnishing, oxidisation, rust, airborne pollutents, and the harmful effects of wind, rain and the sun.
The Briliant metal polishing range is endorsed by the greatest names in classic transportation. The National Motor Museum and the National Railway Museum adore and actively use our Briliant metal & paint restoration polishes to maintain and preserve their priceless classics!
Luster Lace is a polishing system like no other. In fact, it is so unique it’s patented! Developed specifically for round and tubular objects, Luster Lace polishes all the way around in one motion so you don’t miss a spot.
Polish impregnated Luster Lace is fast and easy to use with polishing power that can’t be beat! No other method cleans and polishes with the speed or efficiency of Luster Lace. Just open the jar, cut open the bag and take out a strip. The polish is in the cloth, so you just start polishing.
Recommended by US Motorcycle Consumer News and Classic Auto Restorer magazines!
At Smartwax, they believe that smart people deserve smart products. They set out to engineer a new generation of professional grade products that deliver results, are easy to use, fast and effective, look good, smell great, clean, protect, prolong and enhance the appearance of your auto, truck or boat. Smartwax products are formulated using premium ingredients that will not harm and damage surfaces. After all if you love something why would you hurt it?
What are they for? They are for clean autos. They’re for the smile on your face racing down the highway in a convertable tailing an air stream that still shines like it was new. They’re for the shine of a new auto, that’s 10 years old, the smell of leather, the way new tires shine and the reflection of the sun on a freshly waxed auto…
Smartwax premium line of auto care products is highly effective, safe, and packaged with respect for both your design sensibilities and the environment. Your auto is a reflection of who you are and how you live. So why not live clean, and show the world how you shine…
Arguably World’s Most Advanced Fully Automatic Battery Chargers for Longer Battery Life, Dependability, and far Less Maintenance! Guaranteed! The Deltran Battery Tender® is the official factory authorised manufacturer of Harley-Davidson and BMW battery chargers.
Battery Tender® assures the highest quality, fast-charging convenience and performance. The choice of collectors, dealers, and fleet owners, our state-of-the art chargers can actually save hundreds of dollars in replacement batteries!
Blue-Job is of of the USA’s the leading Chrome Polish manufacturers. Concentrating mainly on the Motorcycle market Blue Job is recognised as one of the best prodcts available to remove the blueing effect from heat exposed chrome, such as exhuasts and manifolds.
Chemical Guys was founded over 41 years ago, with a goal of providing detailing professionals and motor enthusiasts and friends with the highest quality car care products at any price.
Throughout the years, they have remained dedicated to providing uniquely efficacious car care products, accessories and knowledge.
Their products are made utilizing the finest ingredients known to them, while their unique formulations assure the highest quality auto care products that customers have come to expect. Chemical Guys unique and extensive background represents a blend of compounds, polishes, glazes, waxes, sealants, leather conditioners dressing, microfiber towels, accessories and knowledge developed and passed on through the generations.
Forever Black Products was founded in 1994 with the introduction of Forever Black Bumper & Trim Reconditioner and fast became America’s number one choice for restoring black bumpers and trim.
Since then additional products have been added to the line including the Forever Black Tyre Gel.
All of the Forever Black products have been specially formulated to rejuvenate the black colour on plastic, rubber and vinyl without the use of silicone
Grove Mill Chamois Leathers
Grove Mill Chamois Leathers are suppliers of top quality chamois. Grove Mill have sourced the finest quality chamois leathers in the world. All their leathers come from the highest grade sheep hide from New Zealand.
They are then treated using a traditional tanning technique using cod oils to help prevent rotting when wet & provide the cloth with its soft finish. Grove Mill are meticulous in ensuring each chamois is of extremely high quality weight, thickness and size with no imperfections or holes whatsoever.
Klasse first introduced the original two-step paint care system in 1969 and was a breakthrough in the production of a new synthetic car wax.
Through the years, Klasse car wax has evolved with many improvements. The first major change came in 1986, when Klasse was modified from its original formula to use the latest polyethylene-acry compound technology. Between 1991 and 1996, the chemists made incremental improvements to improve durability by more than 30% and U.V. protection by 100%.
There are two products in the Klasse system. Klasse All In One is a combination cleaner and sealant in one, whereas Klasse High Gloss Sealant Glaze is a pure sealant (no cleaning or polishing properties).
Klasse All-In-One is intended to be used as a seasonal cleaner-wax, and as a pre-step to using Klasse Sealant Glaze. If your paint is in new or like-new condition, Klasse All-In-One will help you keep it that way.
Klasse Sealant Glaze provides additional sealant protection and a deeper, high gloss finish. As a pure sealant, multiple coats of Klasse Sealant Glaze can be applied to improve the final finish.
Muc-Off was born back in 1996 when X-Lite, the UK’s leading manufacturer of light weight bike components, designed a range of bio-friendly bike care products. These products were safe to use on all parts and friendly to the environment.
Feedback showed that customers were using Muc-Off on their motorbikes, dirt bikes and motorhomes with spectacular results beyond other competitors cleaning products, so Muc-Off researched and developed a whole range of premium specific products to fit the motorbike and automotive market.
Since then the Muc-Off brand has continued to develop its range of products, with some exciting products being developed for 2010 and beyond, that will benefit both the automotive and motorsport industries.
Nikwax aim to be the International market leader for waterproofing and maintenance products for all-weather clothing, motorcycle gear, footwear and equipment, by upholding their commitment to technical innovation, product quality, customer service and care for the environment.
Nikwax was first produced as a commercial product in a North London flat. In 1977, at 22 years of age, Nick Brown mixed his first order with a discarded tea urn, a primus stove, a jug and other materials bought from a local hardware store.
Nick sold his products to the outdoor trade, driving a second hand Morris 1000 van. Next he moved to a workshop in Clerkenwell in London and before he knew it, Nick was selling ‘the product’ to eight countries. ‘The product’ – a non-softening waterproofing wax for leather boots was so effective that it set the standard for a new breed of aftercare products under the Nikwax brand.
Optimum Polymer Technologies
Optimum Polymer Technologies (OPT), the manufacturer of Optimum Car Care Products, was founded in Memphis, Tennessee, on July 01, 2001 by Dr. David Ghodoussi. Prior to this, Dr. Ghodoussi worked for over 12 years as an Organic Chemist overseeing research and development focused in polymers and automotive paint formulations.
The Optimum mission is to provide superior car care products and services that enhance the beauty and extend the life of automotive surfaces to maximize value and driving pleasure.
Furthermore, they strive to offer products that are safe for our customers and the environment.
One of the world’s leading alloy wheel cleaners was originally developed as a simple solution to a problem. In the 1970’s the companys’ founder bought a second-hand BMW with extremely soiled rims and his search for commercially available cleaner that would also protect the wheel was to no avail.
As a Doctor of Chemistry with extensive experience in cleaning products he took the opportunity and developed his own cleaner, the P12. Although being highly effective, this cleaner was hard to handle.
This led to the development of the world’s first self-acting spray cleaner for alloy rims in 1975. The P21-S. It became clear very soon that the P21S alloy wheel cleaner also was to become the first significant milestone for the young company. The great trust of the consumers that characterised the success of the P12-S cleaner right from the start, is mainly due to the founders’ philosophy: Only market innovative problem solutions or significantly improve existing products.
It is therefore no surprise that the P21S alloy rim cleaner has been copied many times in 30 years but however is still unmatched. Its unique self-cleaning formula is unsurpassed when it comes to the perfect and most complete rim cleaning. In addition, it provides utmost protection for the sensitive material of modern alloy rims. Countless test wins and the retail market leadership (Source: FEH Gfk, 2007, value rating) show: In spite of continued attempts to copy the P21S cleaner there is no alternative to the original.
The Pinnacle product line combines natural and modern ingredients to achieve the highest attainable level of surface enhancement and protection.
These formulas work in harmony to clean, condition, protect, and beautify your car’s exterior and interior surfaces.
To create this level of excellence, Pinnacle meticulously hand-craft each and every product. You will see the results of such dedication in your car’s shine.
Poorboy’s World was born in August 2002. The founder had spent the previous 25 years doing the rounds of the Street Rod and Classic circuits selling his favourite detailing products from a range of manufacturers.
After these many years the Poorboys founder decided to create the perfect product for the guys on the circuits based on their wishes, needs and requests. The bottom line for Steve’s products: Economy, ease of use, and application for direct sunlight. And, of course, show- worthy results!
Finding the right chemist proved to be a challenge. Again and again he was offered a ready-made product to slap his own label on. No one seemed to be interested in formulating something new. And, no one seemed to care about environmental safety. Finally, as luck would have it, he crossed paths with a gifted, progressive-thinking chemist who was willing to take the job of designing the products that would meet the standards required.
And the first product was a sell-out! Because he was well-known and respected on the circuit, the street rodders rushed to buy his product. Word traveled quickly and Poorboy’s World products were an instant hit on the street rod and classic car circuit.
Suddenly the Poorboy’s World name experienced some great publicity. Soon, on-line car care enthusiasts picked up on it. Poorboys sent out loads of free samples to the most objective, experienced detailers he could find. The positive feedback was unbelievable!
From there, as they say, it’s history. Poorboys continues to add to their range with new, unique products made on request of his customers
Posi Products electrical connectors require no crimping. Posi connectors simpily hand tighten. An electrical connector that meets the needs of todays OEM’s, and is so good, it’s reusable. Truly a connector for the 21st century.
Before the arrival of Posi-Products No Crimp Connectors in 1997, the majority of electrical connectors, wire connectors, butt connectors were, in general, all crimp connectors.
These type of connectors all required squeezing metal over two wire ends and hoping it held. Ten years ago Posi invented a better way to connect wires with thier line of no crimp connectors.
Unlike the other types of electrical wire connectors, Posi-Products No Crimp Connectors do not require tools to connect wires. Posi-Products also do not vibrate loose as the majority of electrical connectors tend to do.
The Posi range includes the in-line Posi Lock, the Posi Tap to tap one or more wires into another one and Posi Twist to connect two or more wires where an in-line connection is not required. There is also the Posi Seal, an in-line weather-proof connector and taking them to the next stage the Posi-Tite, the Watertight connector. All supplemented by two fuse connectors in the form of Posi Fuse.
The Wurth Group is the life’s work of Professor Reinhold Würth, and one of the outstanding business success stories in post-war German history. Since 1954, the time of rebuilding after the Second World War, he has been turning the two-man business of his father into a worldwide active group of companies with over 400 companies in 86 countries today.
Wurth understand the constantly changing needs of our customers. Their questions, requirements and problems are their challenge and form the basis for their development. All Würth products are subject to rigorous testing before a product is brought for sale. Where appropriate, products meet or exceed DIN or TÜV specifications.
In Europe and the UK Wurth are the leading supplier of car and motorcyle care and maintenance products to the automotive workshop market.
It is also worth noting that Wurth UK Ltd is a now national distributor for the range of Shell Advance motorcycle lubricants.
Pro Clean Motorcycle Care Products
Pro Clean is the most established range of cleaning and maintenance products specifically developed for the road and off road industry in the UK.
For over 15 years Pro-Clean has worked with the motorcycle industry to stay in touch with the constantly changing science of metals and other surfaces ensuring safe and effective cleaning solutions.
In 2007 Pro-Clean developed new anti bacterial hand scrub and the revolutionary new mousse lube which has been tried and tested in the most extreme conditions and in 2008 developed the unique new KIT-WASH Race wear washing liquid which has proved to be another great success.
Profi Products are true innovators in Motorcycle care and maintenance products, benefitting from 20 years of experience, professionalism and rigorous operating procedures.
With products such as the much sought after Profi Dry Lube and the comaplet rapid fuel cleaning Profi Fuel Max, they have won international awards such as the Specialist product of the year, Most innovative product and with the granting of several patents, all confirm their consistent, customer focused approach to product development and delivery.
S100 Motorcycle Care Products
S100 is the product that changed the way Americans wash their motorcycles!
When S100 Total Cycle Cleaner reached the USA in 1985, it created an overnight sensation.
Rider Magazine hailed it as a revolution for the Saturday morning wash and Cycle Magazine said: Nothing we have tried cuts through road grime quicker or more thoroughly.
Soon Harley-Davidson® picked up S100 and began using it at their factory, test track and decided it was important enough to supply to their dealers.
To help you get the most out of your bike with Shell Advance, Shell worked with a number of high profile technical partners in developing Shell Advance included Ducati Motorcycles, MotoGP and World Superbikes.
Because Shell Advance has developed the oils and expertise needed to support a championship-winning team, inevitably, the company transfers this learning to where you need it most, in the engine, gearbox and onto the chain of your bike. In fact, the Shell Advance oils and lubricants in the Ducati Desmosedici and 999 Superbike are not widely different from the products you can find here.
The rigourous development and testing of the Advance series of Motorcycle Oils culminated in a win for MotoGP champion Casey Stoner with Shell Advance on board his Ducati bike.
As one of the leading Marine Valet companies within the UK, Shipshape knew it was essential to produce the highest quality products enabling you to achieve the ultimate finish that you are seeking.
In 2003 Shipshape started working with one of the UK’s larger fabricators of cleaning products to create, develop and then test a variety of products especially designed for use within the marine environment and used for the cleaning of commercial and private yachts and power boats.
All Shipshape products have been specifically designed with a careful eye on the environment, thus also making them Bio-degradable.
Stoner Invisible Glass
Stroner Invisible Glass was developed with two simple objectives: superior cleaning power and “invisible” clarity. When you compare Invisible Glass to ordinary “blue water” glass cleaners, you’ll immediately see how quickly it removes even the most difficult grime, making glass virtually “disappear”.
Founded 60 years ago by Paul Stoner, the company has enjoyed a history of innovation and accomplishment, often against difficult odds. Paul Stoner, although orphaned as a child during the depression, persevered to earn a degree in chemistry and eventually start his own company in the 1940’s.
Invisible Glass is engineered with a multi-component formula that is more powerful than other glass cleaners. It quickly removes oily dirt, dust, fingerprints, sap, bugs, droppings, grease, adhesives, smudges, smoke haze, plasticizer film, pollutants, and other difficult grime.
Stoner is SAFE to use on original equipment manufactured (OEM) and most after-market TINTED windows when used as directed.
Kent Car Care Products
Kent Chamois Company Ltd was founded in 1981 as manufacturers and distributors of genuine and synthetic chamois leather for the UK and overseas market. The company rapidly became established as a major player in this niche market and gradually began to expand its product range to cover the new growth area of automotive brush wear.
With a strong manufacturing base the Kent Chamois Company (now trading under the brand of Kent Car Care and Kent Home Care) became well placed to become major players in the small niche market of car care valeting products. During the last 10 years Microfibre products have been developed, which have become hugely successful in all areas “cleaning”.
By forming a joint venture with a manufacturing plant in China, Kent Chamois Company has maintained their lead position as major suppliers both in variety of product and product quality. Whilst genuine chamois leather remains the staple product of the company, Microfibre products for washing, cleaning, drying and polishing are rapidly becoming the largest percentage of growth on sales year per year.