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Cutting Edge Technology Comes to the Body Shop
New Advancement in Automotive Abrasive Technology Gives Body Technicians an Edge
In Paint Removal, Body Filler Rough Shaping and Feather Edging
LAS VEGAS (November 5, 2013) – Sandpaper is sandpaper, right? Not anymore. A new cutting-edge innovation in abrasive technology will now provide a faster cut rate and longer functional life for body shop technicians.
The 3M™ Cubitron™ II Clean Sanding Hookit™ Disc is a revolutionary advancement in automotive abrasive technology. It features 3M Precision-Shaped Grain Technology that provides faster cutting for paint removal, the early sanding stage in small or large area body repairs, body filler rough shaping and feather edging and ultimately lasts long and delivers a finer, more uniform finish.
Meet the New Generation of Spraying Innovation:
New Addition to 3M™ Accuspray™ System
Simplifies Spraying of Coatings Requiring a 1.4 mm Atomizing Head
LAS VEGAS (November 5, 2013) – The family of 3M™ Accuspray™ System HVLP spray guns is growing with a new generation of innovation – adding the new 3M™ Accuspray™ HG14 spray gun for the application of coatings requiring a 1.4 mm atomizing head.
This innovative HVLP system, which combines a replaceable atomizing head and 3M™ PPS™ technology, delivers premium performance at a fraction of the cost and effort, can provide exceptional results through excellent atomization, resulting in high transfer efficiency and a large, usable spray pattern with low overspray. It is designed to help improve productivity, reduce solvent consumption and minimize clean-up time.
The new 3M Accuspray HG14 spray gun can help:
New Application Innovation from 3M Automotive Aftermarket Offers New Technology for Texturing Panels
New Application Innovation from 3M Automotive Aftermarket Offers
New Technology for Texturing Panels
3M Body Protection System Features 3M™ Accuspray™ HGP Spray Gun and
3M™ Rocker Protector Pouch for Fast, Efficient Delivery
Of Low Viscosity Coatings to Vehicle Rocker Panels, Undercarriage
LAS VEGAS (November 5, 2013) – For automotive professionals matching textures on rocker panels, spraying these finishes has always been a challenge. And the current technology for applying these textured coatings and undercoatings means painters struggle with coating thickness, overspray, product waste and cleanup.
The new 3M Body Protection System is reinventing how repair technicians spray textured finishes found on today’s vehicles for rock protection and sound deadening. The innovative 3M Body Protection System helps painters spray low viscosity textured finishes with fine, medium, coarse and splattered patterns.
New 3M™ Perfect-It™ EX Rubbing Compound Expands Growing Family of High-Performance Automotive Aftermarket Paint Finishing Solutions
New 3M™ Perfect-It™ EX Rubbing Compound Expands Growing Family of
High-Performance Automotive Aftermarket Paint Finishing Solutions
- Product complements other new innovative 3M paint finishing products -
LAS VEGAS (November 5, 2013) – Any paint finishing expert will tell you that a great result depends on having the right tools and the right products to efficiently and quickly remove the defect, refine the scratch, compound and polish the finished repair. They’ll also offer that when it comes to the compounding stage, product sling, too-quick drying, residue and cleanup are challenges that result in increased finishing time, particularly in high-heat, high-humidity environments.
For 3M, this challenge in paint finishing led to an exceptional innovation – the new 3M™ Perfect- It™ EX Rubbing Compound, which cuts, handles and cleans up better than any rubbing compound currently available. It reduces paint finishing time and decreases clean-up time considerably.
3M Automotive Aftermarket Speeds Disassembly with 3M™ Green Corps™ File Belt
- New Process Brings Lower Cost, More Comfort for Collision Repair Body Technicians -
LAS VEGAS (November 5, 2013) – Removing spot welds from today’s high-strength steel automotive panels has just gotten easier and less expensive for body technicians, thanks to the 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division’s new 3M™ Green Corps™ File Belt and the 3M™ File Belt Tool.
The traditional method of using specialized drill bits to separate panels during disassembly is time-consuming, expensive and challenging for the technician. Spot weld removal is only getting tougher as automakers use more high-strength steel in their new cars. The 3M Green Corps File Belt is an ideal alternative to drilling, with a long-lasting abrasive surface designed for spot weld removal as well as grinding in other tight areas.
NEW VISION ENGRAVING AND ROUTING SYSTEMS PRESENTS THEIR 1624R ENGRAVER/ROUTER AT THE 2013 SEMA Show
PHOENIX, AZ, NOVEMBER 5-8, 2013 -- The NEW 1624R CNC Router/ Engraver allows production shops to maximize work space with huge capabilities! Tracing it's lineage from our very popular 25 series and 16 series systems, we have built a CNC machine with the field proven durability and quality you can only find in an American made Vision CNC Router! Featuring our state-of-the-art Vision Series 4 Controller and our graphically advanced Vision software, this machine is perfect for a wide variety of applications including milling, drilling, contouring, routing and more!
The 1624R CNC Router:
• 16" x 24" aluminum T-slot table to accommodate various work-holding fixtures
• NEW! Red Laser Pointer for easy job set-up
• Includes NEW Series 4 Controller w/ Hand-held pendant
• A limited 2-year warranty
• Proudly Made in the USA
SmartLogic® Countertop Display Assists Retailers and Auto Dealers Demonstrate New Tablet/DVD Headrest System.
Corona, CA - (October 25, 2013) – Vizualogic announced today a new working countertop display designed to help retailers and auto dealers demonstrate the new (Wi-Fi enabled) SmartLogic Tablet/DVD Headrest System.
The countertop display visibly demonstrates the myriad of media options that are available on the system including Netflix movies (with Netflix account), FaceBook, YouTube, email and popular phone apps including Angry Birds.
“The SmartLogic System has been called the “Do Everything Media Center” because it has a DVD player and a portable TouchScreen tablet that can be removed out of the headrest docking station and used anywhere,” said Walt Detlefsen, Vizualogic director of sales. “Plus folks love our PerfectMatch Headrests that match the OEM color, finish and stitching of the original headrest.”
For more information on the SmartLogic Display, contact Vizualogic customer service at 1-800 624-7960 or www.vizualogic.com .
Corona, CA - (October 25, 2013) – Vizualogic announced today a new Universal Headrest System featuring a removable Android tablet. It comes complete with two (each) of the following:
• Universal Headrests (choice of 3 colors: gray, black or tan)
• Removable Android (Wi-Fi-enabled)Tablets (7.0 Touch Screen Display)
• IR Wireless Headphones
• Wired Ear Buds
The adjustable headrest posts are manufactured to fit most domestics/imports. “Tablet devices are becoming very popular and this universal kit is the right product for the entry level buyer,” said Walt Detlefsen, Vizualogic National Sales Manager.
The removable SmartLogic (Wi-Fi-enabled) Android Tablet enables kids and adults to capitalize on the myriad of media options that are available on any Smartphone or computer including Netflix movies, FaceBook, YouTube, email and popular phone apps including Angry Birds. The SmartLogic Android tablet is equipped with the following features:
• 7” Touch Screen Display
Ken-Tool, the leader in hand tools for the tire service industry, has announced its latest new product, the 30600 Professional Super Single Axle Drain Pan. The new drain pan solves the problem of gear oil and grease drips and spills on wheels and tires, and on shop floors when servicing the axles of trucks and trailers.
Manufactured in the U.S.A. from lightweight, high density polyethylene (HDPE), the axle drain pan can be securely attached to the wheel using two or three lug studs with finger tightened nuts. The pan is contoured to rest flat with the sides gripping the wheel's drop-center. The pan fits most 22.5- and 24.5-inch, 10-hole hub or stud-piloted steel or alloy super single, wide-base and dual wheels.
Ken-Tool, the leader in tire servicing hand tools and equipment, has announced the expansion of its industry leading line of tire restraining devices with the introduction of the 36010 5-bar SUPER MAGNUM cage, helping raise the safety of truck tire service to a new level.
Testing has shown the SUPER MAGNUM cage reduces the side-force energy resulting from a catastrophic sidewall zipper rupture of a Super Wide-Base tire by 93 percent. The impressive reduction of side-force energy is achieved with expanded steel mesh deflection barriers welded to the insides of the cage tubing. The cage features 5 mandrel-bent, high-strength 12 gauge, 2-1/4” (5.7 cm) diameter structural steel tubes, welded to a 3/16” (0.48 cm) thick steel plate base with a 2.0” (5.08 cm) wide, 1/4” (0.635 cm) thick reinforcing strap welded to the tubes.