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Collision Repair Shops Finding Endless Applications for 3M™ Cubitron™ II File Belt Sander

Collision Repair Shops Finding Endless Applications for
3M™ Cubitron™ II File Belt Sander

Technicians Are Experiencing Huge Benefits in Work with High-Strength Steel

LAS VEGAS, NV (November 4, 2014) – Collision repair body technicians are experiencing huge time and cost savings with 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division’s 3M™ Cubitron™ II File Belt Tool. With many of today’s automotive panels being constructed of high-strength steel, traditional ways of removing spot welds with drill bits during disassembly is now more expensive, time-consuming and harder on the technician. With the 3M Cubitron II File Belt Tool, that process is now easier and faster, saving both time and money.

3M Automotive Aftermarket Products Keep Ford Tough!

3M Automotive Aftermarket Products Keep Ford Tough!

3M Selected as Approved Source for Rivet-Bonding Adhesives and Repair Tools

LAS VEGAS, NV (November 4, 2014) – Ford has selected 3M™ Panel Bonding Adhesive PN08115 and the 3M™ File Belt Sander as approved products for repairing the new Ford F150 aluminum cab pickup.

As the new Ford F150 pickup rolls out across the country, collision repair professionals are preparing for the new repair tools and techniques needed for the high-strength aluminum vehicle. Now, the 3M Panel Bonding Adhesive and 3M File Belt Sander are approved solutions for their repair challenges.

3M and Ford have had a working relationship for almost a century, especially in the collision repair industry. From abrasive discs and masking tapes, to structural adhesives and seam sealers, 3M products have been an integral part of keeping Ford Tough.

Oh Hail! Don’t Let Hail Season Slow Your Repair Time

Oh Hail! Don’t Let Hail Season Slow Your Repair Time

3M™ Dynamic Mixing System Speeds Hail Dent Repair with More Efficient Filler Delivery System

Technicians Can Fill 100 Hail Dents in Less than 15 Minutes

LAS VEGAS, NV (November 4, 2014) – Hail season is sweeping the country with violent storms, and without a doubt, auto body repair shops will be busy repairing the damage. Collision shops are challenged to balance the workload and maximize profits but still deliver quality repairs and eliminate waste. Every minute spent mixing, cleaning and reworking repairs represents dollars down the drain.

3M Automotive Aftermarket Division has a better solution for hail damage repairs -- stop mixing and start fixing!

3M™ Automotive Aftermarket Division Revolutionizes Heavy Duty Metalworking Process with an Expanded Lineup of Cutting and Grinding Products featuring 3M™ Cubitron II™ Technology

3M™ Automotive Aftermarket Division Revolutionizes Heavy Duty Metalworking Process
with an Expanded Lineup of Cutting and Grinding Products featuring
3M™ Cubitron II™ Technology

3M Cubitron II Technology for Weld Removal, Grinding, Paint Removal and Panel Cutting/Sectioning Helps Collision Repair Professionals Work Faster, More Efficiently

LAS VEGAS, NV (November 4, 2014) – Heavy duty metalworking can take its toll on tools, abrasive products and the collision repair professionals who use them. Key steps of the disassembly process like weld removal, grinding, panel cutting/sectioning and paint removal quickly wear down traditional abrasive discs and file belts, which means technicians have to repeatedly stop and replace them, and the limited life means technicians have to exert more effort to achieve the desired results.

3M Automotive Aftermarket Division Launches New Series of Standard Operating Procedures for Aluminum Repairs

3M Automotive Aftermarket Division Launches New
Series of Standard Operating Procedures for Aluminum Repairs

3M Provides Products and Solutions for High-Strength Aluminum Repairs

LAS VEGAS, NV (November 4, 2014) – With more high-strength aluminum showing up in cars, repairs have become more challenging. More importantly, there is a lot of confusion and misinformation in the marketplace.

3M Automotive Aftermarket Division has the answer with a new set of standard operating procedures (SOPs) -- along the products and tools to go with them -- to tackle these jobs in an efficient and cost effective way. These new SOPs can be found online at 3MCollision.com/sops.

THE FUTURE OF TIRE ALIGNMENT MEASUREMENT JUST GOT PORTABLE

THE FUTURE OF TIRE ALIGNMENT MEASUREMENT JUST GOT PORTABLE

New Groove Glove™ Handheld Laser Measurement Software Solution Delivers Mobile Technology to Evaluate Consumers’ Vehicle Needs for Replacement Tires and Alignment

CHICAGO (November 4, 2014) – Tire Profiles™ is proud to introduce the new Groove Glove™, a first of its kind laser powered tread depth and alignment measurement instrument that fits in the palm of your hand. Ideal for service centers and tire retailers, the Groove Glove allows technicians to quickly complete a vehicle scan anywhere in the service facility.

Green Tech Gaining 'Steam' at SEMA 2014

For the 5th year in a row, the Optima Steamer will be presenting at the SEMA show in Las Vegas, NV. Steamericas--the Optima's supplier in the American markets based out of the Los Angeles area--boasts that it's product can give detailers, shop operators, and car wash businesses large and small alike a leg up on their competition, all while using zero toxic chemicals, creating little-to-no waste water, and--using it's all-electric steamer model--create zero emissions. Additionally, it's top-selling product, the Optima Steamer DMF, efficiently uses diesel rather than electricity to power it's burner and generate the same pure vapor steam, which allows for mobile operations--a business model with which detailers are finding great success.

Light Duty Pickup Owners Now Have An In-Bed Refueling Tank To Fit Their Needs!

Introducing Transfer Flow’s 40 gallon refueling tank for light duty pickups. The 40 gallon refueling tank allows you to manually fuel your ATV, boat, lawn equipment, vehicle and more. This fuel system comes standard with a 12-volt refueling pump, wiring harness with cab-mounted power switch, 12-foot hose and fuel nozzle, mounting hardware, and locking fuel cap. For added convenience, the tank comes pre-assembled, and the tank’s height allows it to fit under a tonneau bed cover.

Tank tough and time tested based on more than 30 years of engineering expertise: the 40 gallon refueling tank is made from 12-gauge aluminized steel for superior strength and corrosion resistance, and is baffled on all four sides to reduce fuel slosh. The fuel tank is powder coated black with the option of a high-end spray-on coating for additional durability.

Transfer Flow Introduces 40 Gallon Refueling Tank For Light Duty Ford Pickups

Introducing Transfer Flow’s 40 gallon refueling tank for light duty pickups. The 40 gallon refueling tank allows you to manually fuel your ATV, boat, lawn equipment, vehicle and more. This fuel system comes standard with a 12-volt refueling pump, wiring harness with cab-mounted power switch, 12-foot hose and fuel nozzle, mounting hardware, and locking fuel cap. For added convenience, the tank comes pre-assembled, and the tank’s height allows it to fit under tonneau bed covers.

Tank tough and time tested based on more than 30 years of engineering expertise: the 40 gallon refueling tank is made from 12-gauge aluminized steel for superior strength and corrosion resistance, and is baffled on all four sides to reduce fuel slosh. The fuel tank is powder coated black with the option of a high-end spray-on coating for additional durability.

MB QUART EXPANDS NAUTIC MARINE AND POWERSPORTS AUDIO LINE

New applications include speakers, subwoofers, amplifiers and source units

• Originators of high-end marine offer increased applications
• New gauge mount radio concept offers increased functionality
• Compact amplifiers offer improved performance for every application

Chicago, IL – MB Quart, long known as a leader in the marine speaker market, is proud to announce a comprehensive line of over 40 new marine and powersports products. The new line includes speakers, subwoofers, amplifiers, Bluetooth source units and Bluetooth controllers.

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