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Collision Repair & Refinish
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.
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.
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 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.
Like90 ROCK STAR™ BUG & TAR REMOVER WORKS FAST AND EASY
Bonding Solutions Introduces VOC Compliant No Residue Remover
Salt Lake City, UT (10/20/13) – Bonding Solutions has introduced Like90 Rock Star Bug & Tar Remover. Rock Star Bug & Tar is designed to remove the toughest tar and asphalt, the stickiest bugs and tree sap and even highway paint markings from car surfaces. It is an ideal first prep for body shops. Packaged in a convenient aerosol can, Rock Star Bug & Tar is fast drying and leaves no residue. It is safe to use on all painted surfaces and is VOC compliant.
About Bonding Solutions
Bonding Solutions provides innovative high performance products to the collision repair industry throughout North America. To learn more about Bonding Solutions visit www.Like90.net.
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MONTEREY PARK, CA — August 1, 2013 —Grex® introduces their newest airbrushes, the Genesis.XGi and Genesis.XSi. With these airbrushes, Grex® continues to infuse innovation into their airbrushes; focused on ergonomics and the ability to adapt to the users applications and preferences. The defining design element of these airbrushes is the ergonomic hand grip set that provides improved comfort and handling. These airbrushes have been specifically engineered for maximum adaptability by leveraging the already wide selection of accessories available from Grex.
Like90 QUICK CHECK™ GLOSS SIMULATOR MAKES COLOR MATCHING AND PANEL CHECKING FASTER
Bonding Solutions Introduces Convenient Aerosol Coating That Replaces Clear Coat
Salt Lake City, UT (9/24/13)–Bonding Solutions has introduced Like90 Quick Check™ Gloss Simulator. Quick Check is a temporary gloss that simulates the look of clear coat.It’s designed to be sprayed over fresh base coat on spray-out cards. It makes color matching easier and faster. Unlike clear, Quick Check is odorless and contains no harmful isocyanates. Quick Check can also be sprayed onto repaired panels to reveal wavy bodywork and other surface defects that are hard to see.
New Elektron MULTISPOT® MI-100control T Discounted During Show Season
Madison, Ind. (Sept. 17, 2013) – During the fall trade show season, all Elektron distributors are offering deep discounts on the new MULTISPOT® MI-100control T resistance spot welder. The special introductory offer includes low lease payments with a $1 buyout option.
Chief Offers Free Pulling Towers, Specifications and More During 2013 Show Season
Madison, Ind. (Sept. 17, 2013) – Chief Automotive Technologies kicks off the fall trade show season with promotional packages designed to give shops the best deals of the year on the most versatile frame repair equipment. The offers include free pulling towers, accessories and $1 specifications with the purchase of Chief’s most popular products.
For a limited time, each buyer of a Chief impulse®-E/VHT, Goliath® or Titan®-360 frame rack receives an extra pulling tower for free.