Collision Repair & Refinish


Bonding Solutions Introduces Convenient Aerosol Foaming No-Run, No-Mess Degreaser

Salt Lake City, UT (9/24/13) – Bonding Solutions has introduced Like90 Foam-0™ a powerful zero VOC foaming degreaser that cleans like a solvent. Foam-0 comes in a convenient aerosol can. It creates a powerful foam that stays where you spray it. It removes oil, grease, wax, silicone, and other contaminants from topcoats and primers, bare metal and plastic in preparation for painting. Foam-0 is biodegradable.

Bill Kernahan, Bonding Solutions’ Marketing Manager, said “Foam-0 is a great first prep degreaser. People like it because it’s a foam and doesn’t run off the panel or bumper like standard degreasers so there’s no mess”. According to Kernahan, Foam-0 works great with a towel and can be used with a scuff pad to degrease and abrade at the same time.

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SCRS Focuses RDE Content at SEMA Show with Tracks

Since the Repairer Driven Education series (RDE) first premiered at the SEMA Show in 2010, the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) have used the forum to present the industry with world class education that speaks to the heart of issues faced in today's collision repair businesses. The education program is presented each day of the SEMA Show, and features some of the industry's most respected subject matter experts.

SCRS Provides R&I Demonstrations at SEMA Show

Members of the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) Education Committee are working with the United Application Standards Group (UASG) at the 2013 SEMA Show to present free demonstrations on proper ways to approachRemoval and Installation (R&I) of vehicle components for the application of wraps and graphics. The UASG represents hundreds of professional graphic installers across the United States, and is dedicated to the development and success of automotive graphics installation businesses.

The educational presentations will be held in the UASG booth on Wednesday from

3:30 - 4:15 and Thursday from 12:00 - 12:45. The workshop description is as follows:

Workshop #3

SCRS Presents: Disassembly / Reassembly Tips from Repair Experts

SCRS RDE Series Addresses Consolidation Trend

Rarely a day passes where the headlines of collision industry trade publications don't cover stories of multi-store operators or collision industry consolidators purchasing local collision repair businesses. There is an obvious awareness in the industry that nationally recognized collision repair brands are actively seeking larger market share through targeted acquisitions of independent business, and that the rate of such acquisitions is only increasing. The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) has included several tracks in their Repairer Driven Education (RDE) series at the SEMA Show, specifically to address the trend and arm industry members with insight they can use in their business.

SCRS Education Sessions Featured on Collision Stage at SEMA Show

For collision repair businesses and refinish specialists, the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) has put together an unparalleled lineup of educational offerings that focus on trends, issues and technologies that impact professionals performing paint and body work on today's vehicles. While the bulk of sessions offered through the 2013 Repairer Driven Education series are paid sessions held in the classrooms in the upper level of North Hall, SCRS has included a number of unique educational opportunities to be offered free of charge from the Collision Repair & Refinish stage on the show floor of the North Hall each morning of the show.

Free sessions include:

Tuesday, November 5 | 10:00AM - 12:00PM

RDE FREE Session: Accessing OEM Repair Information

Toby Chess, SCRS

Estimating, Blueprinting and Billing a Focus During Repairer Driven Education at SEMA

Successful collision repair businesses understand that profitable repairs stem from a well-conceived repair plan that accounts for both the necessary tasks and a thorough accounting of the costs associated with performing them. Because of this, the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) has maintained an emphasis on seminars that focus on damage analysis and cost assessment during the upcoming Repairer Driven Education series at the 2013 SEMA Show. The four day show opens November 5th, and is held at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

"Good estimates can't be formulated without in depth knowledge of required operations and the technology that drives them," shared SCRS Vice Chairman Andy Dingman. "Understanding the physical requirements of the repair process and what the manufacturers expect that process to look like is probably the most critical foundation for success in writing accurate repair plans."

Truck bumpers come alive with BumperShellz - Durable, customizable protective covers feature backlighting to promote your message

NEWCASTLE, Calif. – Every day, pickup truck bumpers take a beating as they are exposed to all types of wear and tear from weather, rocks, road salt and the like. Now, ecoological, a California-based company devoted to creating simple, functional and environmentally responsible solutions to common automotive problems, has developed a durable cover that not only protects the bumper, but can be customized and backlit with any color or design desired.
BumperShellz™ consist of a cover made from a recycled thermoplastic that is formed to fit over the exposed steel truck bumper like a protective shell. The shells are wrapped with a high quality, decorative film and can be easily installed over the existing bumper. The cover allows the truck owner to create a customized look for his or her bumper, with the customer’s choice of carbon fiber, camouflage, black out, or many other colors and patterns.

Improved Super Protectant Available From Prolong Super Lubricants

POMONA, Calif. – Prolong® Super Lubricants announces its popular Super Protectant has been updated to deliver an even more beautiful and protected interior and exterior.

The Super Protectant is an advanced instant detailer that is safe for leather, rubber and vinyl surfaces that beautifies and protects it from cracking in hot or cold weather conditions. During regular preparation and maintenance routines, simply spray the product on the chosen surface and easily wipe away with a terry cloth towel.

The enhanced Super Protectant formula is water-resistant so it won't wash off like regular protectants. It blocks out the elements for a more durable shine and longer lasting protection. And is unique in that you can “dial” the shine up or down, depending on how much you wipe.

AkzoNobel's stickerfix DIY Paint Solution Gears Up for SEMA 2013

Unique adhesive film technology captures attention of OE and Aftermarket industry

AkzoNobel’s stickerfix™, the industry’s first pre-coated ultra-thin film adhesive DIY paint solution, continues to generate buzz amongst the automotive industry as it gears up for a return to SEMA 2013.

Following the highly successful debut of stickerfix at SEMA 2012, and the online launch of stickerfix in Europe’s prestigious Halfords retail chain, several major U.S. companies are preparing to include stickerfix in their DIY paint solution line-up for 2014. The growing momentum is a result of the positive retailer and consumer feedback about the adhesive film technology’s quick, clean application. There is also considerable interest in stickerfix’s superior color match, thanks to AkzoNobel’s premium Sikkens pre-coated finishes. Stickerfix offers a revolutionary method for helping car owners conceal unsightly paint scratches and chips any time they need it.

AkzoNobel Highlights Products, Performance and Sustainability at SEMA 2013

AkzoNobel Automotive & Aerospace Coatings Americas (A&AC) will showcase its multi-brand refinish portfolio, industry sustainability platform, and exclusive education classes at SEMA 2013. Select products from the Sikkens®, Lesonal®, and Wanda® brands will be on display in Booth #25043 in the South Hall’s Racing & Performance area. In addition, stickerfix™, the first commercial DIY paint solution from AkzoNobel, will be featured in Booth #13049 in the North Hall’s Appearance and Accessories area.

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