Converting a bay is easy as 1-2-3!

1)  Let us help you analyze your existing car wash, we will evaluate it’s revenue potential, it’s feasibility for adding the “CONVERT A BAY” package and will provide free business projections and renderings for qualified customers.
2)  We will provide a proposal and complete drawings of the “Convert A Bay” with full detail to assist you with installation and permitting if necessary.
3)  The installation and construction process is simple! See the “step by step” picture study of a “Convert A  Bay” installation, just click the Convert A Bay tab.  Installation can be completed in just days – not weeks or months! It’s fast, efficient, attractive and economical.

We have a full line of Istobal automatics designed to work with the “Convert A Bay” package, ask about “Express On Rails” packages washing up to 25 cars per hour with CTA, Tri Foam, Dual Action Wheel Scrubber, High Pressure, Soft Touch, Wax, Spot Free Rinse and Conditioner. Revenues have been as high as $300 per hour during peak demand! Imagine a high speed – high revenue automatic or conveyor in one of your self serve bays. It will keep out competition and make your car wash more profitable and valuable. Call 888-927-4631 and ask about Convert A Bay!


May 11, 2012 by  
Filed under Enclosures, Istobal Product Line

Istobal’s “MODULAR ENCLOSURES” are the industries fastest most cost efficient way to house your car washing equipment and business. Built of aluminum, galvanized steel columns, polycarbonate and dual pane glass, the Istobal enclosures are as attractive as they are practical.  Modular in design, available in over 20 colors that perfectly match Istobal washing equipment, your own car wash identity is just a click away! Self -serve , automatic,  twin automatics, conveyor, multiple configurations are available!  Imagine a beautiful, safe, attractive car wash enclosure constructed on your site and in operation in less than two weeks! The Istobal enclosures are constructed in 10.5 (Ten & One Half) foot sections and 1 (One) meter sections.  This allows for an unlimited amount of length and design criteria.  Whatever your space requirement is Istobal enclosures can fill your needs.  Istobal enclosures cost less to build, are inviting to your customers, and get you in business faster than any other system on the market today! With Istobal enclosures and our design services you truly can go from “Dirt to Dollars” in just a few days!

Express On Rails

The Istobal “EXPRESS ON RAILS” combines the revenue enhancing features of the Istobal conveyorized tunnels with the reliability and efficiency of the Istobal M+ rollovers in a staged drive thru concept. This concept increases cleaning capability, value added and higher average wash tickets while increasing throughput without adding labor, labor costs or the difficulties associated with loading conveyors. The “Express On Rails” provides the revenues and profits necessary to meet the high costs associated with buying land, developing and operating car washes in the USA today!

A typical layout would consist of the following components & equipment:

Entry Arch: Our decorative “Portico” applies presoaks & specialty chemicals to tires, wheels, rocker panels and for seasonal cleaning needs such as bug dissolvers.  A time saving value enhancing service all customers see and experience.

High Pressure Blaster: High pressure blasters up to 2500 PSI are focused on cleaning and blasting the soils on the rocker panels, wheels and tires a value added service customers see and feel.

M+ Automatic Rollover: The M+ series rollover is the heart of the “Express On Rails” and will utilize amperage sensing Carlite soft foam modules and contouring high pressure with counter rotating dual action wheel scrubbers to gently, thoroughly clean and polish the vehicle in as little as two minutes. Istobal technology allows for foam, high pressure, Carlite soft wash, wheel scrubbers all to be in action at the same time. Customers are impressed with the show and the cleaning is safe, gentle and efficient!

Super Wax: A decorative arch is used to apply value added revenue enhancing waxes and conditioners like RainX, Lustra and Shield type products as customers drive from the washing position. The time saving drive thru process is initiated by signage on the arch a stainless steel spot free rain effect nozzle manifold can be added to the Super Wax arch for customers whom have limited tunnel length.

Spot Free Rinse: Is applied by a stainless steel arch with a strategically designed nozzle pattern to provide a shining, spot free finish for your customers. again saving time and enhancing the value and the finished product.

Tire Shiner:   Can be placed between the spot free and dryer to provide that full service touch, more value for your customers without adding time to the wash process.

Dryer:  We offer several different stand alone dryer designs and configurations from 45HP wall and floor mounted up to 120HP with oscillating top and or side blowers. Also we are most proud of the Istobal Intelli Dry which is the industries first contouring drive thru end of bay dryer. The Intelli Dry receives information about the vehicle being dried during the wash phase from the Istobal M+ and then lowers its horizontal blowers to just above the roof line.  This unique process increases the airs impact on the vehicles surface allowing its owners to use much less horsepower and its saves electricity and reduces noise pollution.

Controller: To coordinate all of the cleaning technology, apply just the right amount of chemicals, to guide the customers through the process and to create just the right ambiance a controller is required. Istobal designs and manufactures the Express Controller, designed just for the “Express On Rails” it has the built in capacity to activate each component and the technology to adjust to each individual vehicle and to the ever changing conditions with the car wash.

Istobal Product Line

May 11, 2012 by  
Filed under Equipment, Istobal Product Line


May 11, 2012 by  
Filed under Istobal Product Line, Link-It

Announcing the simplest brush system in the world.  “LINK-IT“  is the first  brush system without limits for wash machines. After many hours spent on research and many days devoted to development and testing, Istobal is proud to present a brand new system for attaching brushes which is both simple and versatile.  Say GOODBYE to the limits and disadvantages of conventional brush systems, and welcome instead the revolutionary brush fitting system for automatic vehicle wash machines.

Ready to discover it ingenious simplicity?

M’NEX 22

May 11, 2012 by  
Filed under Istobal Product Line, M-NEX22

The new ”M’NEX 22″  model combines the highest quality wash with an innovative and attractive new design.  A rollover with great possibilities thanks to the modular philosophy of its design.  This unique feature means a long list of optional extras can be added to the standard M’NEX 22 to make it the most complete and reliable of machines.

Configuration of up to 15 different programs with complete flexibility and adaptable to the specific needs of each customer.  A silent, gentle yet effective wash, designed to pamper the vehicle. Perfect control of the pressure applied by the three brushes makes this possible.

The new generation of M’NEX Rollovers is outstanding in so many ways and all of them important for our customers because it has a virtue which makes it different: its adaptability.  The systems of this range have been designed and developed to cover each and every need, and have infinite optional items to create the perfect machine.

Truck & Bus Wash

Istobal’s answer to the difficult challenge of automatically washing todays over the road trucks, bus’s, school bus’s, waste hauling trucks and even heavy equipment is the “PJ AUTOMATIC ROLLOVER”. The PJ can be equipped with 2 or 3 amperage sensing electronically controlled soft poly brushes and an optional state of the art electronically guided contouring high pressure system!  This combination of touch and touch free allows owners to clean all parts of the vehicle with the right cleaning technology. Amp sensing brushes are designed to safely clean areas that can be accessed by the brush modules. A state of the art electronically guided contouring medium pressure arch and zero degree rotating water driven spinning nozzles combine to clean areas that are delicate, recessed, obstructed or impossible to reach with the brushes.

The Istobal PJ automatic is PLC driven comes with dozens of wash programs, is easily programable through the LED display command post.  THe PJ can be equipped with side medium pressure nozzles with rotating spinners where necessary creating a platform for limited touch free washing.  Medium pressure comes in two variations 60 GPM or 120 GPM and pressures can be up to 300 PSI.

The PJ can apply up to four chemicals including presoaks, wax, conditioners and of course spot free rinse for the ultimate finish in truck washing.  Truck and bus washing is a unique challenge and all washing applications must be studied to insure the proper truck and bus washing concept is created for your individual needs. Contact the Istobal truck and bus washing specialist at 1-888-927-4631 ext 203 to learn more.

Typical Wash Bay - 20 ft W x 18 ft H x 80 ft L. (actual length is longest vehicle  washed + 20 ft.)
Electrical - 230 V/ 3 Ph -60A three brush – 300A three brush plus medium pressure touch free with rotating nozzles 120 GPM @ 250 PSI pkg.
Water feed - 1″ – 2″ depending on configuration and options selected.

Standard Equipment:

  • (3) Tamped Soft Polyethylene Brush Modules Amperage Sensing
  • PLC Controlled – 75+ Standard Wash Programs
  • Photo Eye Start – On Board Lighting
  • Presoak-Rinse
  • Deluxe Covers with Istobal Decal
  • 80 Ft of Travel Rails – Cables & Hoses
  • Festoon Feed System with 2 Wall Brackets
  • Reclaim Ready
  • Standard Color – Light Gray


  • Istobal Center Bay Undercarriage (city water – medium pressure – high pressure)
  • USA Undercarriage Entry (city water – medium pressure – high pressure)
  • Spot Free Rinse
  • Wax
  • SuperWax (RainX / Lustra)

  • Car Wash Chemical Specials