ToughGuard NW
ToughGuard NW

The Story...

Long story short...or as short as possible! In 1983, a former partner and I started the Mazda Center specializing in Rotary engines and Mazda racing. Our customers were so happy with our work, they literally demanded we expand into general automotive repair to take care of the other vehicles they owned ...Upscale Automotive was formed. The partnership broke up but Upscale and I continued business. In 2003, I discovered and purchased our first Sprinter. Realizing the potential, we created and began specializing in the Mercedes, Freightliner and Dodge Sprinter product line including the RV market the Sprinter is used in. In 2015, I sold Upscale Automotive and the Sprinter Store. The companies still exist and they are doing great.

During my ownership, the Sprinter Store pioneered and designed many products for the Sprinter including suspension system upgrades for added stability and safety, accessories and other upgrade products. Many customers, Sprinter forum members and Sprinter owners know that high quality products are very important to me, and that I would never sell a product that I didn’t personally use. I have extremely high standards and that is represented in the products I sell. I am constantly searching for the best products for our customers and myself. However, during all the years I’ve been in the automotive industry, researching, developing and selling products, there was one that I could never find...a good high quality auto paint wax or sealant. That is until now! ToughGuard® is the product I’ve been searching for all this time!

More of the long story short...I still have two Sprinters that constantly needed waxing because of the lack of a clear coat finish which Mercedes does not apply. Every 6-8 months I’d break down and pay the price for 2 wax jobs. $500 every 6-8 months! That is until now. Back in July of 2016, we applied ToughGuard® to our 2006 and 2008 Sprinter vans and began a test. First test for the 08 was a 5500 mile cross country trip. I was told that with ToughGuard®, the bug juice would just wash off. Sure enough, after crossing Montana and South Dakota we had a real mess until we hit a torrential down pour in Minnesota and...the bug juice was gone! I was told that water spotting would not be a problem with ToughGuard®. Sure enough, the hard water from my sister’s lawn sprinkler system in South Bend, IN was no match for ToughGuard®! I was told that in general the van would stay cleaner and be easier to wash up with ToughGuard® applied and...sure enough it’s all true. The luster of the finish is the same today as when it was applied in July. I am soooo happy I found ToughGuard® and I am extremely satisfied with the ToughGuard® product line which is why I am representing the ToughGuard®. I believe ToughGuard® is a product that you will be more than satisfied with as well. BTW, the 06 van...still as shiny and beautiful as the day ToughGuard® was applied. As of March 2019, each van has only been washed three times (about one a year) since the application and they look great. So...that’s my story and I’m stick’in to it!

Thank you for considering ToughGuard® products, John


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Five Year Guarantee — HR ToughGuard® offers a five year warranty insured and underwritten by an A+ BBB rated insurance company.  You will not find any “small print” exceptions in our guarantee. A one-time application by a certified installer is guaranteed to ensure our customers with an impressive, long lasting and protected coating for at least five years.

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