Did you know that Sam™s Club sells Standard Change Makers?

Have you ever wondered about the last 50 years of Standard Innovation and Change?  Did you know they started making changers in 1955 and the original retail price was $89.50?  I just wonder if that comes with a Mars bill acceptor?  They first started accepting $5.00 bills in 1978.  You can check it out here:  http://www.samsclub.com/shopping/navigate.do?catg=8893  Interesting article, and I guess Standard Changer does not have an image spell checker Innvoation.

Hamilton Changer problem – interesting problem


So I got a call about my changer stealing someones money.  I threw the switch on the coin hopper and it was jammed.  It just looked like a normal jam but it was only one quarter.  I had to take it apart, which seemed odd.  While inspecting the problem I noticed that a screw was jamming the hopper (third picture).  It was very bad luck because it should have fallen out the crap holes (forth picture).  The screw came from the bill acceptor flap. 

I can’t decide if I want to replace with a stainless guard or another factory plastic one?  If anyone has the stainless guard installed please send me a picture.  Thanks.

Out of its misery?


Well it finally happened.  Someone put my Jim Coleman CT-2000 meter box timer out of its misery.  I also figured out today the CT-2000 timer can be swapped out with the Jim Coleman 1034R.

Montezuma’s Revenge?


Is the Montezuma Tequila and the IDX X-10 coin acceptor breaking related?  Is it Montezuma’s Revenge on not purchasing a Sensortron?  Is it possible to fix an IDX X-10 for less then what it cost to purchase a new one?

BioShine product review

I have been having some computer difficulties and I finally got the video made.  It is really fancy… you should check it out.  I would be interested to see how this product works in a Simoniz Tire Shine Applicator http://cwguy.com/?p=1695 .  Maybe my Dad will try it out?


I used an Erie Wheel Wizard brush and the BioShine spray bottle.  Sprayed on great and was not drippy.  Really shined up the tires very impressed.  Check out the video.


Some additional information from JoeNardis and BioShine that was sent with the sample was:

The product cost 5 Gal $49 and 55 Gal drum $469 plus shipping.  No freight on 4 drums or more (US only).  Also some prices on the “Shinemaster” machines, Coin-operated $2199, with Dixmore display $2399, and the express detail machine $1287.  Give him a call for more information.  Crown Car Wash Inc 412-367-1501

List of benefits for using Bioshine is:  Environmentally safe product, great for reclaim, low cost, biodegradable, no silicon, no slippery floors or pavement, water based 

Simply Solutions


These are the chemicals I purchased from the Erie Brush people.  His son sells chemicals and the company is Simply Solutions Corporation Crestwood, IL.  I purchased the APPEAL Blue Berry Clearcoat and the BERRY NICE Foaming Detergent.  I do not think he has a web site though.  I hope it works well.

My goal for my blog is complete!


Look crop circles in Birmingham, Alabama

I made it on a post at Crop Circle Connector or cropcircleconnector.com (to check out the post click HERE)!  This was my goal…. I wanted to get in with the ufo earthfiles.com people.  I really don’t even own car washes.  Well, I hope that I can help out “windsong the researcher” with another picture in the future.  For more information on ufos check out my other pictures:


First picture, of course, is the drone / flying fish picture (someone also emailed me to say it “might be a bird”.  The second picture really is a ufo.  Seriously.


BioShine self serve vendor VS. Blendco Black Diamond


I wanted to check out a couple things at the ICA show and self serve tire shine units was one of them. I talked to Joe DeNardis at the crowncarwashinc.com booth and really liked their self serve vendor. They also sell a full service applicator (middle picture). I really like this design because all my vacuums are the same design. The gun has a trigger on it and a stationary bristle brush.  It also holds 5 gallons of product.

But the bigest selling point is the BioShine tire shine product. I request a sample and will test it out on a car tomorrow, so I will let you know how it works. But the product is silicon free which is a must for self serve bays, (more on that later) and is environmentally safe product. Maybe that is why the vendor is green?


The Blendco Black Diamond vendor is like a stand alone Fragramatic fragrance machine. But they also sell a self serve bay setup. I liked the bay setup but they use a crappy Flojet pump (at least for a 5 bay unit I asked about) and is seems a little expensive (Maybe that is why the show special was half price?) for what you get. The gun looks exactly like a Fragramatic fragrance gun with a swivel on the end and a metal brace for a pad. The idea is to spray the tire down then scrub it in with the rotating pad thing. I did not really care for the gun setup and it just seems like the pad would not last very long (If I remember correctly, if you purchase their product they will send you free pads?). But the worse part was something I never even thought about. The silicon based Blendco tire shine will make your bays super slippery. If you have ever gone to a wash with a Simonize Tire Shiner (I guess any tire shiner?) you will know what I am talking about. Around the tire shiner and maybe 10 feet away will be an ice rink. But to be fair the Bendco sales people said that you just need to high pressure it off ever day. Not really sure how effective that would be?


But I did get my sample of BioShine that I requested from the ICA show so I will give it a try tomorrow and give you an update. It will be interesting how a non-silicon based product works.