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30 Years of Cool at PML

March 2016 marks PML’s 30th year in business and this November is PML’s 15th SEMA Show. David Tolin founded PML in Inglewood, California, with a love of automobiles and a mission to provide high quality parts to the aftermarket.

Reflecting on these milestones, David remarks, “SEMA promotes the industry and brings people together. The best part of the show has always been interacting with customers, old and new. That never changes.”

PML will be in Booth 24425 at the 2015 SEMA Show.

PML specializes in cool designs and products that keep vehicle fluids cool. All PML products are sand cast aluminum. Aluminum draws heat out of the oil. Heavy duty construction adds strength. Valve covers must look great in addition to clearing roller rockers and maintaining a leak-free seal on the cylinder head.

DEI Announces Onyx Series™ Flexible Heat Shields

Avon Lake, OH (September 30, 2015)…The Onyx Series™ Flexible Heat Shield is DEI’s next generation of heat protection performance. Using a combination of advanced textiles and a reliable standoff bracket design, the ONYX Series™ Flexible Heat Shield with its rich, black finish, provides maximum cooling and heat dissipation; preventing heat soak and burns.

DEI’s new Onyx Series Heat Shield joins two durable materials together to form a dual-layer design. The outer layer is a heat-treated glass fiber impregnated with molten aluminum that is formed into a tight weave for durability and strength. The inside material is a specially treated, high temperature resistant fabric (89% silica) that withstands extreme heat – up to 1350°F. The outer edge features a surge stitch and all hardware is stainless steel.

Power Stop Z23 and Z26 Brake Pads Eliminate Excessive Carbon-Dust From Dodge Hellcat Brake Systems

Bedford Park, IL – Power Stop® Extreme Performance Brake Systems offers a solution to the heavy brake-dust issues Dodge Hellcat owners face with the OE brake pads. Power Stop's Z23 and Z26 brake pads are made with the company's exclusive Carbon Ceramic Hybrid compound that eliminates the need to apply carbon dust on the rotor, eliminating heavy carbon deposits that the OE pads leave on calipers, wheels and other nearby components. "We've had a great response from Hellcat owners from forums such as, that have installed our Z23 OE replacement pads and claim '100 percent less dust and no loss of stopping ability.' This is a great testament to our carbon fiber/ceramic pad compound that is only available from Power Stop," says Rodion Galperin, Creative Engineer at Power Stop.

Awesome Products Corp. is seeking sales reps and resellers for their new ʺBETTER THAN A BRUSHʺ™ WHEEL SCRUBBER



Awesome Products Corp. announces that they have developed and applied for a patent on their product to improve the effectiveness and lessen the cost and effort of cleaning wheels, similar to how their Love Bug Eraser and Bug Off Pads makes an easy job of bug removal.

They are seeking sales reps and companies to sell this product, either private labeled or using Awesome Products packaging.

Their “Better than a Brush”™ Wheel Scrubber is safe for all wheel surfaces,
• aluminum
• magnesium
• chromed
• steel
• clear coated
• painted wheels

Why that name? A brush can only clean where the ends of the bristles come into contact with the surface. This allows for a very small cleaning area as the bristles bend. The “Better than a Brush”™ Wheel Scrubber’s properties permits 100% contact with the surface during the cleaning at all times and all 4 sides can be used.

BASF accepting entries for first ever Glasurit Best Paint Award

Chip Foose will present the award live at the 2015 SEMA show

What: Glasurit Best Paint Award

When: Award presented Nov. 5, 2015, 4 p.m. BASF booth #21437
Deadline to register - Nov. 2, 2015

Where: Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV

How: To register your vehicle visit

Glasurit Automotive Refinishes will honor outstanding excellence in painting during the first annual Glasurit Best Paint Award presented by Chip Foose. Vehicles must be on display at the 2015 SEMA show and must use Glasurit 22, 55 or 90 Line products including primer, color and clear. Chip Foose will judge vehicles based on fit and finish, quality of preparation and final presentation.

About BASF Automotive Refinish

BedWood® Debuts it’s Classic TrackTM Load Securing System for Classic Trucks

Hopkinsville, Kentucky U.S.A. September 15, 2015—
Bed Wood and Parts, LLC, the #1 source of show quality, custom manufactured, wooden truck bed parts and accessories, in conjunction with Mac’s Tie Downs, manufacturer of the finest tie-down components, released a new method of securing a load to the bed floor of classic pickup trucks.

Adding to the extensive BedWood® line of superior quality products is the new Classic TrackTM Load Securing track system for classic pickup trucks. The high strength aluminum CNC machined track with hidden fasteners simply replaces two of the existing bed strips, used in conjunction with the industry standard Mac’s VersaTie connectors, allows the user to secure items along the full length of their classic pickup bed. The Classic TrackTM installs easily with standard hand tools and is 100% USA made. Available in kits comprised of two Classic Track Strips, Four Mac's single Stud Tie-Down Rings, and installation hardware.

Get Our Patent-Pending QR Codes For Your SEMA Show 2015 Vehicles

If you are going to have display vehicles at your booth, contact us at to get your vehicles added to our SEMA Show 2015 section on the CHARIOTZ website and app, and get our patent-pending QR codes for those vehicles.

When a booth visitor scans a vehicle’s QR code using the CHARIOTZ app, he or she instantly sees all products used and work done on that vehicle. You can pinpoint and describe all the visible AND invisible modifications done to the vehicle. If it is a restored vehicle, you can share the painstaking work that went into bringing it back to car show condition. You enter the information that the visitor sees, so you can be as detailed as you want to be, including adding any stories behind each vehicle – most vehicles do have interesting stories behind them.

The CHARIOTZ app also stores all scanned vehicles on the visitor’s phone for later viewing and sharing, so you continue to get exposure even after the visitor has left your booth.

Finishing Touch for 348, 409 Engines

PML introduces heavy duty valve covers for the Chevrolet 348, 409 W block engines. These new valve covers feature an unadorned look and top quality cast aluminum construction. The thick gasket flange provides a secure seal to the cylinder head.

Because these new PML valve covers have do not have fins or logos, they provide a backdrop for customization or other engine features the builder may want to show off.

PML offers the valve covers in a natural sand cast finish and in a polish finish. The natural cast finish gives a retro look and is also suitable for custom painting or powder coating.

PML owner David Tolin developed these covers in response to requests from performance shops that need a solid, quality cover for 348, 409 engines. PML also offers a design with fins and vintage CHEVROLET ™ script.

All PML products are made in the USA.

PML can be reached at 310-671-4345, website, email, and at SEMA Show 2015 Booth # 24425.

DEI Introduces New Muffler Shield Kit- Reduces Radiant Heat, Provides a Cooler Interior

Reduces Radiant Heat, Provides a Cooler Interior

Avon Lake, Ohio…Hot rod and muscle car mufflers can transfer a tremendous amount of heat into the cabin which can make for an uncomfortable ride. DEI’s New Muffler Shield Kit, developed with the same race proven technology as DEI’s popular Floor and Tunnel Shield II™ product, is constructed of 10 mil dimpled aluminum with a 1/8” needle glass insulator. The result is a clean-looking shield that greatly reduces radiant heat resulting in a cooler cabin interior and overall component protection from the effects of extreme heat.

Easy to trim, it is designed to wrap around most any size muffler with a secure fit. The kit includes one 42” x 24” Muffler Shield, two 40” x ½” wide heavy duty 304 stainless steel positive locking ties, and locking tie tool.


Auburn Hills, Mich. (June 15, 2015) — TI Automotive, a leading global supplier of fluid storage, carrying and delivery technology, has announced the availability of its new line of Dual Fuel Pump Kits and Drop-in Modules for high-horsepower (HP) engines. The new pump kits and drop-in modules are ideal for gas powered engines with up to 1,000 HP with a flow rate of 500 LPH plus.

“We’re proud to introduce to the market a line of dual in-tank fuel pump kits and drop-in modules with the highest flow rate available in one package at this price level,” explained Carl Hockman, category manager, TI Automotive. “Our dual pump kits and drop-in modules offer the most value for car enthusiasts who have thirsty, high-horsepower engines underneath the hood.”

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