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News   February 25, 2019   by Allan Janssen

CATEGORY FOCUS: Chemicals and additives

Recently released part numbers and products in the chemicals and additives category include rim cleaning wipes from Armor All, headlight restoration wipesfrom Cerpak Solutions, a new hand cleaner from Permatex, and transmission fluid from Hot Shot Secrets.

Welcome to AutoService World’s Category Focus, looking at recent announcements from automotive aftermarket parts manufacturers and distributors.


Hand cleaners

Permatex has expanded its # Fast Orange Hand Cleaner line with the addition of new Fresh Scent and Cherry fragrance versions. The new versions offer the same powerful cleaning power and skin care protection as the original Xtreme Orange scent.

Fast Orange Xtreme professional line of hand clean designed specifically for automotive technicians. It delivers more cleaning power, leaves almost no residue, and removes petroleum odors.

It also features Permatex’s proprietary MicroGel technology for better cleaning efficiency. New odor eliminating technology neutralizes the smell of gasoline, oil, and other common odors. Fast Orange Xtreme Orange scent is available in a 15-ounce Rocker Cap bottle (P/N 25616) and a one-gallon pump (P/N 25618). Fast Orange Xtreme Fresh Scent (P/N 25419) and Cherry (P/N 25619) are offered in a low profile, one-gallon pump.


Transmission fluid and gear oil

Hot Shot’s Secret now offers a new line of Severe Duty Transmission Fluids and Gear Oils branded under their most premium line, Blue Diamond. Blue Diamond Severe Duty formulas are for all vehicles that experience heavy loads, towing or challenging terrain including commercial or utility vehicles, semi-trucks, motorhomes, tractors and off-road vehicles where there is an excessive demand on transmissions and gears.

Hot Shot’s Secret’s Blue Diamond Severe Duty Transmission Fluid and Gear Oil formulas utilize 100% poly-alpha-olefin (PAO) Group IV synthetic oils and high-quality Group V esters infused with Hot Shot’s Secret’s patented FR3 nano technology. Both Blue Diamond Transmission Fluids and Gear Oils offer multiple benefits that provide longer transmission and gear protection and performance with extended drain intervals.

Developed to be the most effective transmission fluid and gear oil on the market today, Blue Diamond Severe Duty formulas ensure improved oxidation resistance and thermal stability; all while reducing deposits, varnish and sludge that can cause costly breakdowns. These unique formulas reduce heat transfer with improved oxidation stability for maximum protection. The FR3 nano technology provides a higher level of energy efficiency for improved shift response, reduced noise and vibration, and horsepower gain up to 3%. All Blue Diamond Severe Duty products are backed by Hot Shot’s Secret’s money back guarantee.

Blue Diamond Severe Duty Transmission Fluid is offered in two types: a Multi-Vehicle ATF covering numerous applications and a version for Ford Type F / Allison C4 spec transmissions.

Severe Duty Gear Oil is recommended for all commercial use (light, med and HD) and utility vehicles that experience heavy towing and hauling as well as utility vehicles, tractors, semi-trucks, motorhomes, off-road trucks and UTVs that need added film strength for extra protection. It is offered in three viscosity levels: 75W-90, 80W-110 and 85W-140.


Rim cleaner

Armor All now offers Rim Cleaning Wipes. The fast and easy one-step rim cleaner tackles road grime and brake dust. Powerful cleaners are infused into the wipes to allow you to easily clean vehicle rims anywhere, anytime – without a bucket and hose.

The company has also released Armor All Wash Wipes — ground-breaking wipes that let you wash and wax your car anytime, even without water. The extra-large, pre-moistened wipes allow you to remove soils like dirt, dust, bird droppings, road grime and more.

Armor All Wax Wipes are pre-waxed wipes that allow for an easy one-step application for long-lasting shine and protection. No waiting. No buffing. Simply wipe-on.


Headlight restoration

Cerpak Solutions has launched Detour Auto Care, a new innovative player in the automotive care market with a planned roster of auto care products. The first product from Detour Auto Care are Instant Headlight Restoration Wipes. Like no other, the world’s first one-step headlight restoration solution. Simply wipe the headlight lenses with the pre-moistened applicator cloth and let dry (5 minutes) – no sanding, polishing, taping or expertise required. Each box contains 10 ready-to-use, disposable wet wipes and each wipe restores one car (two lenses). The wipes provide excellent clarity, gloss, durability and UV protection which lasts for years.

Non-toxic and odour free.

Resistant to all normal weather conditions including snow and extreme temperature ranges.

Great for pre-owned dealers, service centres, fleet services and more.


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