S.M. Arnold Inc. is an American manufacturer of detailing products that is the backbone of extra brands such as Water Sprite, Speedy surface prep, Speedy Stik and Speedy Super Foamer. The company originates from 1928 and has a wide variety of detailing products.
S.M. Arnold Inc. history
S.M. Arnold was founded by Sandy (Sanford) Arnold in the early 1928 by selling chamois drying towels and high quality sponges to car cleaning companies. Mister Arnold was known as “The little man with the big grip” and helped to develop the cleaning accessories. The current company runs on the fifth generation of Arnolds.
S.M. Arnold expanded their product range into lambswool polishing bonnets and discs in the 1930’s and included cellulose sponges with compounding discs in as early as 1940. In the subsequent 1950 and 1960’s, S.M. Arnold began manufacturing bug sponges, scrubber sponges and synthetic wash mitts. In 2000 the company launched Marine Master, specific cleaning accesories aimed at marine cleaning and detailing.
S.M. Arnold Inc. products
S.M. Arnold has a wide variety of products in their assortment, and may be in of the bigger manufacturer, importer and distributor in the world of car care. The company currently have roughly 1380 different products in their assortment. Some of these products are divided into different brands, as the paragraph below shows. The complete range of products offered include products, tool, accessories and materials for vvirtually every step in the detailing process, both aimed at small (consumer) users and industrial uses.
S.M. Arnold brands
Some of the brands owned by S.M. Arnold are: Water Sprite, Prince of Wales, Speedy Stik, Spun Gold, Speedy surface prep, Snow White, Gold Nugget, Rubble Film, Sweep Master, Marine Master, Winter Master, X-treme SG Pro Series, Sure Dri, Turbo Shine, Turbo Clean, Turbo Scrub, Turbo Spot, Turbo Clear, Turbo Grip, Scuff Away, Scrub Away, Sure Scrub 2, Wax Fast, Cool-It, Spin Brite, Speedy Foam, Tuffer Buffer and Vantage.
S.M. Arnold Inc. has its own company website. The company is not very active on social media and is ussually only seen when mentioned by resellers and possible distributors. The brands is not seen on detailing fora, message boards or larger car care events unless represented by users or resellers. The brand has a fairly low online presence.