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Amazing History Of Auto Detailing As Provided By Auto Shine Car Care Products Ltd.NZ

Amazing History Of Auto Detailing As Provided By Auto Shine Car Care Products Ltd.NZ

The history of auto detailing (grooming of automobiles) is a fascinating one that dates back to the early 1880s, probably longer than that of automobiles! However, with innovations and advancement in technology, continued research and exploration, the industry has grown and prospered, with new products appearing on the market, eventually culminating in online buying and selling. But how did it all begin? Please keep on reading to know the background story.


  • 1800: World’s first wax (Polish) was created from animal fat to protect and polish horse drawn stagecoaches.
  • 1886: The first ‘production’ of vehicle was invented by Karl Benz, while the company known as Mercedes Benz was founded in 1889 by Gottlieb Daimler and Wilhelm Mayback.
  • 1888: Menzerna, a top selling company developed a range of solid, liquid and paste polishing compounds.
  • 1901:  Frank Meguiar, Jr. founded a diminutive furniture polish laboratory and a workshop in his garage. The company, now known as MEGUIAR’S is a giant in catering automobile detailing product all over the world.

  • 1910: George Simons created a cleaner-cum-carnauba wax polish for use on cars, while the product finally became known as SIMONIZE, popular with motorists world over
  • 1944: Plastone, a liquid auto polish invented by Ben Hur Hirsch became known as Turtle Wax® for its hard shell finish.

  • 1969: The polymer sealant developed by DuPont is considered as the world’s first commercially available product of its kind.

  • 1990: Auto shine Car Care Products Ltd was established in New Zealand. Since then it has been manufacturing and marketing a wide array of car grooming products all over Australasia via its numerous agents and dealers. While the industry operates in the form of several types or categories, such as Car Valet, Car Grooming, Car Detailing, it is ever active to respond to the needs of its clientele through research and development.


The company now offers online sales facilities where a desired product (through clicking on a product displayed on its website) is shipped immediately on receipt of payment through the buyer’s credit card.




However, here are few of the top selling Auto Shine Car Care Products that motorists all over Auckland and adjoining areas much favor for maintaining and grooming their vehicles.

(a) Auto Shine Car Wash 107  is a nature friendly washing compound that helps removal of all dirt  and dust, tree sap and bird droppings, acid rain and all other sundry harmful substances that are likely to damage a car’s expensive paintwork. However, it amazingly keeps the protective top coat intact and as a result the car shines just after a thorough wash.

(B) Auto Shine Allkleen Mag Wheel Cleaner 114  proves most effective in removing all traces of disagreeable ‘brake dust’ generated out of the callipered ‘shoes’ of the car’s fast action disc brakes from its trendy alloy wheels.

(c) Auto Shine Deox Blue Magic or Auto Shine Quick Shine Polish QUI1 will not only provide the much needed protection to your vehicle but will also give it a showroom shine that will last at least a couple of months.

(d) Auto Shine Liquid Extracta Carpet Shampoo proves excellent for removal of dirt and dust from the car’s floorboard carpets, while Auto Shine Anti Tobacco Fragrance CG113 will instantly eliminate the awful stench of stale tobacco from the car’s interior.  



Auckland based Auto Shine Car Care Products Ltd not only looks ahead for future development of its products but also sees in retrospect how the industry has developed from catering crude wax for stagecoaches to online sale of multipurpose grooming compounds for protecting and polishing luxury stretch limousines.


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