Blast Off has spawned from a company called Chemical Specialties Ltd that was established back in 1983 run by people with experience stretching as far back as 1974. Using decades of experience running well known brands such as Turtle Wax, Holts, GUD, Safe-T-Clear, Dupli-Color and RED-Ex, we have perfected a whole range of car cleaning products.
The original research for these products was developed from a personal desire to keep our cars clean and waxed, but not have to spend hours or elbow grease and time doing it every weekend. Friends and colleagues were desperate to have some Blast Off so we made enough to share around and people kept coming back for more. It was then we realised this shouldn’t be a secret, and it is time to share with the world the wonders of Blast Off with its quick and easy application and great wash, wax and shine finish.
You may be wondering why you haven’t heard of Blast Off in the UK if we have been around since 1983. Well that will be because we only officially hit the UK in 2011. Before this time Blast Off has only been sold in New Zealand being sold and used both commercially (trucks and caravans) and privately (cars and bikes).
Here at Blast Off we are car nuts, we want our pride and joys shining, looking their best and we want to do this ourselves. However, we have busy schedules just like everyone else and can’t afford to dedicate an afternoon every weekend to the car. Once we developed and started using Blast Off we soon realised we could never go back to a bucket, sponge and the wax and cloth. That is the main reason Blast Off is on the market now, we want to share this invention with you all so you can get a great looking car, quickly and cheaply.
Our real roots are back in New Zealand where the God Father of Car Washing originates from and our history page would not be complete without him, hence, this is a personal message from the founder of Auto-Chem Ltd and Chemical Specialties Ltd (http://autochem.co.nz/index.html).
“My name is Stuart Jordan and I am an Industrial Chemist who has specialised in surface coatings and car care products for my whole career.
We have a great business manufacturing and marketing resins, fillers, polishes, adhesives, cleaners and a host of other compounds ( BUILDERS BOG® and TURBO® Fillers are the most well-known by Chemical Specialties ) to commercial outlets, panel shops, car painters, retailers, boat builders, and other manufacturers, in NZ, Australia and the Pacific Islands. I have done this since 1974, when we ran well-known brands, such as Turtle Wax, Holts, GUD, Safe-T-Clear, Dupli-Color, RED-Ex – all made in our Auckland factory.
In 1983 I opened my own enterprise. My technical research team and I have always been perfectly placed to use the latest technology available in order to achieve our personal objectives in car care. Techniques have improved markedly in the last five years or so, due to some very interesting developments in car care science and materials.
Unintentionally, I have been keeping these secrets to myself for the last year or two, but colleagues made me realise that many other enthusiasts (and just busy people, who like to keep a car nice) would love to have these same opportunities. Friends and the staff here, whose car finishes we have restored, convinced me we should make these aids available to anyone. So we have decided to offer them direct to car, bike and boat owners by means of this web site.
If you browse long enough you will find excellent web sites aimed at the car nut (and I may well be one of them in other people’s eyes!). He wants to pursue the ‘perfect shine’ for his beloved Porsche, Rolls Royce or E-Type Jag. We too can provide this information and the products to suit. But I recognise there is another huge group of enthusiasts, who want to keep their car body mint -that is, in new-paint condition- without expending hours of elbow grease and time in order to be able to shave their face (or put their eye-liner on!) in the reflection off the bonnet!