Black Liner Panel Makes A Splash With Car Wash Owners

Posted by Lee Drever on Nov 7, 2014 3:26:00 PM

WashTrends Looks At Quick Liner

QL-PanelOur friends at WashTrends Magazine always have their ears to the ground for innovation in the car wash industry.

It didn't take long for them, therefore, to hear what Zeev Josman was up to with his wash tunnel construction projects for Carwash Services of the Southeast and how Octaform was there to help.

Black is the New Black

Josman, during a wash tunnel remodel, decided to try something a little different with the ceiling by painting it black. This color, he soon found out, not only looked slick, it was practical.  


Rotating soft washes, as anyone knows, routinely flip soap and grime onto the ceilings. This grime, Josman observed, was a lot less noticeable on a black ceiling. A black ceiling therefore not only looked great, it stayed looking neat and clean.

Octaform Listened

Custom colors are nothing new for Octaform but when Zeev explained the idea to his regional sales manager, Steve Ehrenpreis, it didn't take long to start producing Quick Liner in black for the next Sparkle Express being built in the region.

Extruded from 100% virgin PVC, Quick Liner wall & ceiling panels are durable enough to stand up to the heat, moisture and chemicals of a modern car wash. Stocked and shipping now from locations across North America, Quick Liner can protect and beautify a brand new wash or renew your existing one.

Check out this month's issue of Wash Trends for the entire story...

An excerpt from WashTrends:

A New Solution for a Cleaner, Neater Wash Tunnel
Octaform listens to their clients

Read the entire article here in the October issue of WashTrends Magazine


Octaform Creates Innovative Product for their Clients

Looking for new solutions to improve your carwash? Maybe “black” ceiling panels from Octaform is the new fashion statement for your carwash. Carwash owners are always looking for ways to increase their profits. Creating a more welcoming environment is definitely one way of doing just that. And, of course, protecting and preserving your current investment is always important. Long- term performance should be part of a good business plan.

Innovative Idea Came From Carwash Services of the Southeast

Zeev Josman of Carwash Services of the Southeast was instrumental in introducing the use of “black” ceilings for the construction or remodeling of wash tunnels. During a carwash remodeling job, Josman made the decision to paint the ceiling of the tunnel black because he liked the look and he saw the practicality behind this idea—it would make it much easier to keep the ceiling clean. Carwash owners know all too well how easily ceilings collect grime produced by brushes and rollers. Realizing that black ceilings would definitely present a cleaner, neater appearance to a wash tunnel, Josman approached Octaform and requested they start offering black ceiling panels to their customers. The ideas has really taken off.


Octaform Responds to Customer Requests for Better Protection for Walls and Ceilings

“Early indications show that the black ceiling panel is finding excellent acceptance by early adapters,” says Octaform’s president, Dave Richardson. “As with any new product, there will be those who will embrace the new innovation and those who will wait and see. Once they realize the benefits, the uptake will be much faster. The black panels are most applicable to rotating soft washes that routinely flip dirt up on the ceiling of the tunnel, making it a challenging task to keep the ceiling clean. All our customers who have installed the black panels are extremely happy with the result.”

Sparkle Express Carwash Chose Black Ceiling Panels

“We chose Octaform panels for our newest location,” said Lee Richardson, owner of five Sparkle Express Carwashes in Georgia and South Carolina. “We had worked with their regional manager, Steve Ehrenpreis, in the past and appreciated not only his product but the level of customer service that he and Octaform provide.”

“We chose to use white panels on the walls and black on the ceiling because we have a top brush in our tunnel. Any operator will agree that a top brush makes a white ceiling an eyesore as a result of the dirt and chemicals slinging off the brush onto the ceiling,” continued Richardson. “We also have colored LED lights throughout our tunnel on several pieces of equipment, and the lights show up great against the black ceiling. Customers really like our bright tunnel!”...

Read the entire article here in the October issue of WashTrends Magazine


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Topics: Car wash, Quick Liner, vehicle wash, Wall & Ceiling Panels, black