To keep your fleet vehicles looking pristine, you may employ up to 20 different products, chasing one after the other. What you use on windows shouldn’t be used on paint; therefore, if what was used on the windows gets on the paint, you need to clean it off with another product. If you’re cleaning the rubber of your tires with a product harmful to chrome, you’ll have to clean that product off rims. Keeping a vehicle looking like it just rolled off the assembly line is a vicious cycle, employing one product after the other. Wouldn’t it be great if there were an all-in-one product that cleaned every surface of your vehicle—inside and out?
Rob Hunt created such a product. With a love of cars, a scientific background, and a car cleaning product problem that needed a solution, Hunt jumped on the opportunity to create a one-stop product that’s nontoxic, biodegradable, and cleans wonderfully.
WHAT IS IT?
Hunt’s all-in-one product is called Hooptie, a waterless wash and wax. It comes in a spray bottle, ready to use on any surface of your vehicle. Spray directly on a dashboard, window, or hood of a car to clean, polish, and shine all at once. When Hooptie launched on Kickstarter in February of this year, the product trended in the top three within five hours! That wouldn’t happen with a mediocre product.
Hooptie also comes in a 20:1 concentrate option that can be mixed and used for larger projects. Hunt’s son-in-law owns a car lot and uses the concentrate to pressure wash the cars; a practice that could also be implemented by fleet owners.
I TRIED IT
My vehicle stays dirty. The road I live on is basically just dirt and gravel due to construction, and the dust cakes onto my car. Not to mention the interstate I frequent is currently getting repaved (Hello, tar!). Needless to say, when I received Hooptie, I was excited to use it.
It’s recommended to rinse your vehicle of dirt before using Hooptie, as wiping heavy dirt across your car could lead to scratched paint. I took my car through a very basic car wash before using Hooptie. Knowing the $7 wash wouldn’t actually clean my car, I opened my bottle of Hooptie and got to work.
Hooptie is very simple to use. Spray directly onto your vehicle, wipe in “S” shapes with a microfiber cloth, then wipe again with another clean, dry microfiber cloth to buff. Hooptie did a great job of cleaning my car of those hard-to-clean areas, such as tar and dried dirt, but not without a little elbow grease. I used it on the door, the hood, the headlights, and the windshield.
Although the outside of my car stays dirty from construction, the inside gets pretty dirty, too. I opened my car door and started spraying Hooptie. Fun facts about me: I drive a short car, and I have really long legs. My shoes are constantly scuffing the bottom of my car door when I exit. Hooptie erased all evidence of that. I didn’t realize how dirty I was until Hooptie came into my life. I used Hooptie on my armrest, seats, and the panel under my steering wheel, and now everything looks sparkly clean; I was honestly quite surprised in Hooptie’s ability to clean the interior of my car.
When it comes to marketing your business, your fleet vehicles are often the first thing future customers see. It’s important to keep those vehicles looking great, leaving a positive first impression. Adding a bottle of Hooptie and a few microfiber cloths to each fleet vehicle is a great way to maintain a positive impression. Do as Hunt’s son-in-law does, and mix Hooptie into your pressure wash routine for a deeper clean and longer shine, or simply wash with Hooptie as needed. Purchase Hooptie online at www.allhooptie.com.
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