Collision Repair & Refinish

3M Automotive Aftermarket Speeds Disassembly with 3M™ Green Corps™ File Belt

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.

3M AAD Takes It Outside with Hands-On Demonstration Booth, Celebrity Appearances in Outside Front Lot

Visit 3M Automotive Aftermarket’s new outdoor, hands-on demonstration booth to see the new product solutions and innovations 3M is developing to meet tomorrow’s auto body repair and restoration needs. The booth is located in the SEMA Front Display Lot,outside in front of central hall.

What's New:
• Innovative new finishing system that eliminates compounding and need for heavy polishers
• New solutions for spraying texturized coatings on rocker panels and undercarriage
• New spray guns for efficiently delivering coatings requiring a 1.4 mm atomizing head
• New sanding systems that cut faster and last longer
• New technology and techniques for working with high-strength steel
• Expanded polishing systems that provide right pad for any job, quickly and efficiently
• Improved technology that brings bright daylight to pre- and post-repair paint surfaces
• Advanced finishing film that levels surface defects, requires less buffing and reduces pigtails

Formula Drift 2013 Champion, Michael Essa, and his BMW “Ultimate Drift Machine” in BILSTEIN Booth #23361 at SEMA Show: Two autograph sessions scheduled on Wed., Nov. 6 at 3pm & Thurs., Nov. 7 at 11am

When Michael Essa was crowned 2013 Formula Drift Champion in front of a sold out crowd at Irwindale Raceway on October 12, he made history as the first privateer and first European car to win a Formula Drift championship. BILSTEIN is proud to be the shock absorber of choice for Essa’s team as well as one of his product sponsors. On hand during the 2013 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Essa will be available to sign autographs and answer questions about his amazing season. His GSR Autosport BMW E46 M3 will also be on display in the BILSTEIN booth #23361 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

“Michael Essa and the GSR Autosport team are a perfect fit for BILSTEIN,” said Scott MacDonald, BILSTEIN director, marketing and product management. “We both have the desire to win and an extensive background in motorsports. We look forward to working with GSR and Michael in the future.”

Formula Drift 2013 Champion, Michael Essa, and his BMW “Ultimate Drift Machine” in BILSTEIN Booth #23361 at SEMA Show: Two autograph sessions scheduled on Wed., Nov. 6 at 3pm & Thurs., Nov. 7 at 1pm

Poway, Calif. (October 23, 2013) – When Michael Essa was crowned 2013 Formula Drift Champion in front of a sold out crowd at Irwindale Raceway on October 12, he made history as the first privateer and first European car to win a Formula Drift championship. BILSTEIN is proud to be the shock absorber of choice for Essa’s team as well as one of his product sponsors. On hand during the 2013 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Essa will be available to sign autographs and answer questions about his amazing season. His GSR Autosport BMW E46 M3 will also be on display in the BILSTEIN booth #23361 in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

“Michael Essa and the GSR Autosport team are a perfect fit for BILSTEIN,” said Scott MacDonald, BILSTEIN director, marketing and product management. “We both have the desire to win and an extensive background in motorsports. We look forward to working with GSR and Michael in the future.”

Popular custom fabricator, Austin Weiss joins Pro Spot at SEMA 2013

Pro Spot and Austin Weiss Team Up for SEMA 2013

Carlsbad, CA (October 23, 2013)- Pro Spot is proud to announce their continued attendance at the 2013 SEMA show in Las Vegas, NV, November 5-8th. Pro Spot will be displaying their full product line of welders, tools, accessories, new products as well as a featured special guest! This year the popular custom builder, Austin Weiss of The Garage by Austin Weiss will be performing live demonstrations in the Pro Spot booth!

“We are excited to continue to be a part of SEMA. We have doubled space, we are introducing NEW products that answer to changes in the industry and have the talented Austin Weiss. Austin knows our welders, he will be a great addition to show what else our products can do,” explains Ron Olsson, President of Pro Spot International.

Mattei Air Compressors Inc., to introduce revolutionary new product at SEMA 2013

Baltimore, Maryland., Oct. 22, 2013—Mattei Compressors Inc., the North American arm of Ing. Enea Mattei S.p.A., the leading global manufacturer of rotary vane air compressors, will introduce their newest series of compressors designed to provide small air users with the quality and durability legendary among larger compressed air users.

Nobody makes an air compressor like the BLADE, and there is no better venue to introduce Mattei’s latest product than at the 2013 SEMA Show.

Each BLADE features Mattei’s proprietary and unrivaled rotary VANE technology first introduced by this family owned business in 1958. BLADE Series is designed and priced around the needs of smaller air users yet it incorporates many of the same features found in Mattei’s legendary bigger industrial class machines.

Car Bench America Welcomes - Bob Stevenson

For Immediate Release
Car Bench America 5251 West 74th Street, Minneapolis. Minnesota, 55439
877-392-6093

Car Bench America Welcomes - Bob Stevenson
October 2013. Car Bench America is proud to announce and welcome Bob Stevenson to the position of National Sales and Training. Stevenson will be responsible for sales and training of; Car Bench®, Inverter Spot Welders, Computerized Measuring, Aluminum-Steel-and MIG Brazing Machines, Self-Piercing Riveting (SPR), Aluminum Repair Tools and most all other equipment needed to rebuild today’s and forthcoming automotive body and chassis construction.

Stevenson brings to Car Bench America 20 + years of professional
collision knowledge and experience in both paint and equipment. He has worked with BASF in New York City as a Glasurit and RM Diamont Representative before holding a position with ICI Autocolor in New Jersey.

Don’t miss the incredible mPower JUMP and JUMP IT, Peace of mind that fits in your glove box, SEMA Booth number 50213

mPower Technologies Inc. (http://mpowertech.com/) will be showcasing two new jump starter products at SEMA in Las Vegas, November, 2013. The mPower JUMP and the mPower JUMP IT are extremely portable car battery jump starters that fit in a glove box. mPower representatives will be displaying the power and portability of the mPower JUMP and JUMP IT and will meet with potential distribution partners at the show.

The mPower JUMP and JUMP IT will be showcased exclusively at the mPower Technologies booth (number 50213) located in the “First Time Featured Exhibitors” Bridge Booths section.

PPG to Launch the Charley Hutton Ridler Color Collection at SEMA

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio – October 24, 2013 – PPG will introduce the Charley Hutton Ridler Color Collection at the 2013 SEMA show in Las Vegas. The collection is a spectrum of exclusive automotive colors created by Hutton, a three-time winner of the prestigious Ridler Award and one of the custom car world’s most respected and sought-after master painters.

The Charley Hutton Ridler Color Collection features colors from Hutton’s Ridler Award winners as well as unique formulations used on some of his other standout rides. Developed with PPG at Charley Hutton’s Color Studio in Nampa, Idaho, the collection covers 15 distinctive tones ranging from Madysen Gold and Checkered Red to Kalalau Lime and Indy Blue. Each is a special Hutton creation.

The collection is intended to inspire other custom car builders and painters to unlock their imaginations and bring their designs to life.

Colorful PPG SEMA Exhibit Features Elite Painters, Cars, Bikes and New Products

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio – October 23, 2013 – Visitors to this year’s SEMA show--November 5-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center--will have plenty of good reasons to head over to the PPG exhibit in booth 24501.

PPG is pulling out all the stops and bringing in the top painters from the custom car, motorcycle and drag racing worlds, exhibiting radically painted cars and motorcycles, and displaying spectacular artwork by more than 30 talented automotive artists. In addition, PPG will highlight several new refinish products that can take professional and amateur painters to the next level of color and design imagination.

An all-star lineup of painters will greet visitors to the PPG booth. The group includes Charley Hutton (Charley Hutton’s Color Studio), Bobby Alloway (Alloway’s Hot Rod Shop), Dave Perewitz (Perewitz Cycle Fabrication), Kenny Youngblood (Youngblood Art) and Tom and Mitch Kelly (Kelly & Son Crazy Painters).

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