VETO PRO PAC CT-XL Large Cargo Tote

Well my Bucket Boss GateMouth Jr. Tool Bag started to rip and more importantly….  I was loading it with to many tool.  (Maybe this was the reason for the ripping?  :) )  So I started looking for a replacement bag.  I was looking at a Klein Tools canvas bag…. But I didn’t like the “moisture-resistant” wording used.  So I am going to use this as my tool bag temporarily.

The VETO PRO PAC CT-XL Large Cargo Tote

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But I am also planing on purchasing the Veto Pro Pac Tech XL or the Veto Pro Pac TECH-LC Tool Bag? For my actual “tool bag”…. Then use this beach bag for large crap.  I could not decide which tech bag…. That is why I only have the cargo bag now.  Tell me what you use!  It is a lot of trouble trying to purchase a bag!  Now I know how Women feel!  JUST KIDDING!  LOL!  I have no clue what their issues are?  :)  Maybe if all Women had to purchase this bag they would never have to get another one?  :)

BTW I never really cared for the bucketboss tool bag…..  when you loaded it with some tools you really could never zip it unless you were very determined.  So the bag always stayed open…. which allow crap to fall out.

I also support China like our US government and Veto…. but apparently Veto bags use to be made in the USA?

VETO PRO PAC CT-XL Large Cargo Tote – Full of crap

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This is what I had in my Bucket Boss GateMouth Jr. Tool Bag…..  also showing the wear damage.  I also tried zipping the bag with nothing in it and I think the hinges are the problem maybe?

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This is my VETO PRO PAC CT-XL Large Cargo Tote loaded up….  note I left the tag on.  I also leave my tags on all my hats, shirts and pants!  Yes of course I do not wash my clothing!  I have to keep the stickers and tags looking fly!  (When I use to wear baseball hats….  I thought I washed them?  Fitted hats start to stink…. I thought?  :) )

Also let me know what tool bag you use before I purchase another China bag.

 

Best Trade Magazine?

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I think I do not get Car Washing and Detailing anymore?  (Or whichever one did not go out of business. :) )  I also do not get the new ICA magazine…. which I would hope would be better?  But this Kleen-Scene magazine is the best for the self-serve industry I believe.  It even has articles and more articles on how to fix crap.  This is where I will update with reasons the other magazines are worth receiving…..  Just let me know?

One note…. It would be better if Kleen-Scene discusses more current events…. Like association meetings etc.  But it is a great sales mag…. Basically like all the others but they just sell ads.

UPDATE: This is an update for Kate Carr. I found someone who really enjoys The Wash Street Journal.

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Just a note…. Check out the lava arch like device he is pointing at. Even a 2 year old consultant can point this out as a desirable product! :) (He also has a fee like every other consultant that worked for someone else….. His is $100 and you have to change his diaper. :) )

America’s ‘Most dangerous cities’ ranking flawed and inaccurate, Birmingham, Bessemer police say

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http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2014/02/most_dangerous_cities_ranking.html

Quoted from al.com…. from whoever Roper is?
“I can’t speak for other cities, but Birmingham is experiencing historic reductions in crime, and the hundreds of thousands of people that visit the city each year gives credence to the fact that Birmingham is a city on the rise,” Roper said. “We understand there is more work to be done, but the progress has been tremendous.”

Sometime a reduction does not matter? You can still rank as the most “dangerous city”? But I feel safer already! :) Maybe if they drove around Wylam once in a while? (BTW…. It is in Birmingham. :)

3 x Fragramatics vacuums for sales

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Must purchase all three Fragramatics vacuums…. It’s a lot.  :)  If I remember correctly one pops it’s fuse?  Sold as is….. No testing or I would just rehab them and sell them for more?  :)  $1,750 or best offer if the offer is $10 less. :) Yes they need stickers!

So I moved a Jim Coleman Power Pack by myself?

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So I moved a Jim Coleman Power Pack by myself?  But I have not received my metal or patch yet?  :)  How come when you need help no one is around?  LOL  :) I actually didn’t ask anyone like a retard…. I remembered reading a post on autocareforum.com where someone said Coleman basically was designing the unit to require professionals to install and move it. I thought after reading his comment…. Not only is this guy wrong but I could move the stand myself? Well I guess I actually can?

The secret was removing the pump sled things.  It was still heavy though (on one side)…. but when I moved this from this location and drove it somewhere else it got easier…. at the other location I had help to put it in another truck. It was easy with two people to lift the stand without the pumps. :)

This technique of removing the pumps to move the unit will also work for the Ginsan Ultra or Ultimate Compact System. I have actually not put my stand in a truck yet. But the Ginsan unit was actually lighter I believe?

PDQ Laser Wash 4000 with Dryer

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I have purchased stuff from this guy before and he is a super nice guy…. he also sells great stuff. :) He is selling a 1999 Model PDQ Laser Wash 4000 with dryer. Unit was updated in 2009 to add colorshine. Unit is still in use near Knoxville, Tennessee. He said he has spare parts, will help remove and has a forklift! That alone is worth an extra 1-2k. He might even bring it to your location if your close. :) He is asking 7k and he would negotiate. He is just in the oil business and is expanding and needs the bay.

So there is no difference between the LaserWash 360 vs Laser 4000?

I watched this whole video…. and I agree customers might notice nicer signs. But unless I missed something the 360 and the 4000 are the exact same right? No notable improvements? All the differences might not even be good right? Chain driven? Removing the boom? Plus removing the T-bar? This at least keeps the car remotely in a straight line?

The wheels have to be inflated the same so the unit runs correctly…. but the chain is basically the same? Unless it drags the unit? :) You would have tire ware still and eventually the unit would misread I would think? The flexing of the chemical lines I would think would have to be worse on the chain setup? But I understand the boom setup would be more expensive and is uglier…. I guess? The T-bar is the worse idea… unless the new unit comes with rails? Also the virtual treadle I think it a gimmick…. but it would be good to avoid a switch I guess? But you will end up putting a speed bump in for your customers I would think?

Also looks like there example in the video has additional Laser 4000 dryers? Maybe on-board dryers are not that great…. why knows? (But I am not a PDQ expert.) You really don’t need great dryers or any dryers if you have good ro I would think? Looks like pdq uses 8020.net components for there stands? I have never seen one mounted from the ground though.

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I think the reason there are no real improvements noted in the video between the two units is because they sold upgrades to the older Laser 4000?  I’m not sure I was just surprised with the lack of improvement noted on the video.  I would think something like “now with 6 arms” or rotating nozzles?  Higher pressure?  Can clean a car slower or faster?  Uses 10x the chemical as the older Laser 4000?  JK I really do not care….  I think the arm looks better and that is important.  But you can probably purchase a retro fit for that also?  You would be surprised with what an operator thinks is important and what a customer even notices.

I do think the remote operation is unique?  But someone sells an add on for the PDQ 4000?  Maybe PDQ?  :)

Quiz…. Plus testing a function

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One of my functions was not working and I wanted to see if the wire to the equipment room worked.

If your good you can tell for sure what timer I am NOT using.  :)  Hint I wouldn’t use an IDX timer.  Another hint…. It is not a trick…. It is not the vendor that produces both setups.

I hate cash!

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At this pncbank branch (hover common 772 they have a bill counter…..) (I goto another branch that doesn’t and they are much faster) The same old guy with black hair that runs the drive through always gets my deposit.  Wow! He is so slow and half is on purpose. You could count the money by throwing it on the floor first and beat him.

I do still hate cash and it actually took longer for the deposit because he had to get mad and show everyone?  Plus I had to think about timing him.  :) Last time he shorted me $50 and “found it” at the end of the day.