Restoration Marketplace

Meet the hosts of Velocity TV’s Car Fix, Jared Zimmerman and Lou Santiago and see their recently rebuilt ’71 Camaro that was created for the STA-BIL 360° Custom Car Sweepstakes at the STA-BIL Booth #21551

Come meet the super popular hosts behind Velocity TV’s Car Fix, Jared Zimmerman and Lou Santiago, as they greet fans, sign autographs and show off their recently rebuilt ’71 Camaro that was created for the STA-BIL 360° Custom Car Sweepstakes.

After months of blood, sweat and tears, the keys to the beautifully rebuilt Camaro will officially be handed over to the lucky winner whose entry was among the 1.2 million received during the contest. The STA-BIL 360° Custom Car Sweepstakes giveaway presentation will take place:

Wednesday, November 5 from 11-12 pm at STA-BIL booth #21551

Additionally, Jared Zimmerman and Lou Santiago will be available to greet fans and sign autographs:

Tuesday, November 4 from 10-11 am & 2-3 pm
Wednesday, November 5 from 10-11 am
STA-BIL booth #21551

To arrange interview or for more information, contact Bruce Kaufman at bkaufman@goldeagle.com or 847-989-3705.

RHINO LININGS CORPORATION, DOETSCH OFF-ROAD TO UNVEIL TRAIL REAPER AT SEMA

Rhino Linings Run My Build Trail ReaperSan Diego, Calif. (Nov. 3, 2014)—Doetsch Off-Road is working to finish the fan-designed custom Jeep® known as Trail Reaper in time to unveil it at the Rhino Linings booth during the 2014 Specialty Equipment Market Association Show in Las Vegas.

In June Rhino Linings and Doetsch asked fans to “Run My Build,” and more than 8,400 fans voted online on their favorite theme, color, graphics and aftermarket accessories for the Jeep Wrangler JK. Since then, Doetsch Off-Road, a three-time SEMA “Best Build” award winner, has been working to turn the fans’ dreams into reality.

Some of the biggest names in the industry have been involved in this build including Rhino Linings, Doetsch Shocks, Bushwacker, TIS Wheels, Truck-Lite, TeraFlex, JcrOffroad, Rigid Industries, DayStar, Katzkin Automotive Leather, Rugged Ridge, Gibson Performance, Interco Tires, Warn, Airaid, Active Grafix and Gearshade.

ODYSSEY® Battery to Present Check to the 2014 Red Bull Global Rallycross Extreme ODYSSEY® Performer Award Winner

READING, Pa. (Oct. 31, 2014) – ODYSSEY® battery by EnerSys®, an official battery of Red Bull Global Rallycross (Red Bull GRC), has announced that it will present a bonus check to the winner of the 2014 Extreme ODYSSEY® Performer Award following the final circuit event of the season in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Nov. 5.

The big reward is the final part of a contingency award program developed earlier this year, in which the top three finishing drivers at each race who meet eligibility requirements receive a cash bonus and points award. The driver with the most points at the end of the season receives an additional bonus. A representative from ODYSSEY® battery will present the bonus check to the winner during the post-race trophy presentation on Nov 5.

Solar Gard: Delivering More Per-Vehicle Profit at SEMA 2014

With next-generation paint protection film (PPF) and industry-leading window film solutions, Solar Gard has you covered from SEMA 2014 @ Booths #12965 & #13061

Las Vegas, NV - Solar Gard®, a company of Saint-Gobain, a global leader in the development, manufacturing and distribution of specialty films, is pleased to announce displays and demonstrations with two booths (#12965 and #13061) at the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nov 4-7. A key product focus at the booths will be Solar Gard’s invisible paint protection film, Clearshield Pro®, which keeps a customer’s entire vehicle looking as good as the day it was applied – while also boosting per-vehicle profits.

When It Comes to Compounding, Size Drives the Preferred Process 3M Offers Perfect Solutions for Small, Medium and Large Paint Finishing Jobs

When It Comes to Compounding, Size Drives the Preferred Process

3M Offers Perfect Solutions for Small, Medium and Large Paint Finishing Jobs

3M Paint Finishing Experts Provide Tips on Choosing the Right System for the Project

ST. PAUL, Minn. (November 4, 2014) – When it comes to paint refinishing, compounding is the most debated step in the process. For paint professionals, 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division offers two excellent systems – one with a compounding step and one without. But how can you tell which process is right for your paint finishing job?

The 3M paint finishing experts say size matters when selecting the best process to deliver high-quality results, as does the color of the vehicle.

Select the Right Orbit Size for the Best Results

Select the Right Orbit Size for the Best Results

Large Orbit Tools Can Significantly Impact Your
Abrasive Cut Performance and Increase Production in the Shop.

Technical Tips from Adam Spah, 3M Automotive Aftermarket Technical Expert

LAS VEGAS, NV (November 4, 2014) – There is often a perception in the auto body industry that the sander of choice is dependent upon what part of the shop it is used in. In some cases this is true, but there is much more to consider. In the past, tool companies have touted the orbit of a dual action sander by “coarse throw” and “fine throw.” This has given the industry a false sense of what the orbit does to the performance of an abrasive disc.

The assumption has been that coarse throw or large orbit tools are used with coarse grade abrasives, while fine throw or small orbit tools are used with fine grade abrasives. With further investigation and testing, this has shown to be a false way to look at sanders and applications.

New High-Strength Steel Poses Challenges for Repair Time and Materials Costs

Steel Yourself for Changes

New High-Strength Steel Poses Challenges for Repair Time and Materials Costs

Technical Tips from Branden Loesch, 3M Automotive Aftermarket Technical Service Engineer

LAS VEGAS, NV (November 4, 2014) – The collision repair industry is seeing more vehicles with high-strength steel, posing some new challenges for technicians. As OEMs push to meet future CAFÉ standards, they are looking to new alternative body materials that provide greater strength to meet crash and rollover standards, while also allowing them to lighten the vehicle to reach the 54.5 MPG goal for 2025. The change in part composition is sure to impact your shop’s repair time and materials cost. What actions can you take today to improve your processes for tomorrow?

What’s Different about Aluminum Repair?

What’s Different about Aluminum Repair?

Differences in Aluminum and Steel Can Impact the Repair Process and the Results

Technical Tips from Shawn Collins, 3M Automotive Aftermarket Technical Expert

LAS VEGAS, NV (November 4, 2014) – Have you heard about the 2015 Aluminum F-150? Of course you have, unless you’ve been living in a paint booth somewhere. Aluminum is the topic du jour and the hype is only escalating.

The collision repair industry has been through significant changes before and has weathered the storm just fine. Need I remind you of the unitized structure, waterborne paint, ultra-high strength steels and Lean Manufacturing? Early adopters and shops that have been adjusting to these curve balls as they came along will have little difficulty making aluminum repairs mainstream. For shops that have not adjusted as the industry changed it may take a little more time and investment, but now would be a good time to make those upgrades.

Collision Repair Shops Finding Endless Applications for 3M™ Cubitron™ II File Belt Sander

Collision Repair Shops Finding Endless Applications for
3M™ Cubitron™ II File Belt Sander

Technicians Are Experiencing Huge Benefits in Work with High-Strength Steel

LAS VEGAS, NV (November 4, 2014) – Collision repair body technicians are experiencing huge time and cost savings with 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division’s 3M™ Cubitron™ II File Belt Tool. With many of today’s automotive panels being constructed of high-strength steel, traditional ways of removing spot welds with drill bits during disassembly is now more expensive, time-consuming and harder on the technician. With the 3M Cubitron II File Belt Tool, that process is now easier and faster, saving both time and money.

Oh Hail! Don’t Let Hail Season Slow Your Repair Time

Oh Hail! Don’t Let Hail Season Slow Your Repair Time

3M™ Dynamic Mixing System Speeds Hail Dent Repair with More Efficient Filler Delivery System

Technicians Can Fill 100 Hail Dents in Less than 15 Minutes

LAS VEGAS, NV (November 4, 2014) – Hail season is sweeping the country with violent storms, and without a doubt, auto body repair shops will be busy repairing the damage. Collision shops are challenged to balance the workload and maximize profits but still deliver quality repairs and eliminate waste. Every minute spent mixing, cleaning and reworking repairs represents dollars down the drain.

3M Automotive Aftermarket Division has a better solution for hail damage repairs -- stop mixing and start fixing!

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