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Old 07-24-2004, 03:37 PM   #1
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Default More CARB regulations. Alot of detailing products will be banned


In voluntary compliance with the California Air Resources Board, Classic Motoring Accessories has stopped offering some products and will cease shipping others into the state of California. We are in the process of working with our suppliers to determine which products do not meet the standards set by the Air Resources Board of California.

Complying with these standards creates a dilemma for all manufacturers. Our Eimann Fabrik Clear Pearl Instant Detail Spray is a great product. It can be used in high heat and high humidity and wipes streak-free even on black cars. The California Air Resources Board has set a 3% VOC limit for automotive quick detail sprays. Clear Pearl contains more than 3% VOCís and we have agreed not to ship Clear Pearl into California. I called a chemist friend that works for a major car care manufacturer and asked how they are complying with the new regulations. I was told that their reformulated quick detail spray does meet the California standard because it is 98% distilled water! I donít want to do that! Itís the same for glass cleaners. The current California VOC limit is 6% and this limit goes to 4% January 1st, 2005. I canít make a good glass cleaner at the 6% limit much less the 4% limit. I can make a glass cleaner as good as the products you buy at WalMart and Target but thatís not what enthusiasts want. They want a glass cleaner that really works. One that will cut through tough road grime and insect smear. Itís going to be tough finding a really good glass cleaner in California after January 1st.

Weíre very proud of our Pinnacle Souveran Paste Wax and I know many Autopia members use this wax. Effective January 1st, 2005, Souveran will not meet the California VOC standard. We canít just take some solvents out. Pure Carnauba is as hard as concrete. It requires a certain amount of solvent to make it spreadable. If we reduce the solvent content in our our wax we must also reduce the carnauba content. We can do this but it will put our wax in the same category as everyone elseís paste wax. Unless we can come up with some breakthrough in the next few months, we simply will not be able to sell Souveran Paste Wax in California after January 1st.

Iím not anti-VOC limits. In fact, Iíll do everything I can to comply with the California standards. Itís the law. I merely wish to point out that some products may not be available in California in the near future and those products that are available may not work as well as they have in the past.
Terry Freiberg
Classic Motoring Accessories
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Old 07-24-2004, 06:28 PM   #2
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Gosh, only in california, i swear one day i wouldn't doubt that California will want to break away from the United states, because of its outlandish laws....

wow, this is amazing, im sure next thing they want is to be none-emotional like in the movie "Equilibrium"

anyhow.... i heard those care products were great now its gone... =-(*
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Old 07-24-2004, 08:05 PM   #3
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can you please take that of itallics its really hard to read fo rme im old
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Originally Posted by gaijin

can you please take that of itallics its really hard to read fo rme im old

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