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Finding the Right Pad for Compounding and Polishing Jobs Just Got a Lot Easier

Finding the Right Pad for Compounding and Polishing Jobs Just Got a Lot Easier

3M™ Perfect-It™ Quick Connect System Offers New Six- Inch Pad
for Small Panels, Hard-to-Reach Areas

LAS VEGAS (November 5, 2013) – Time is money in a body shop, and every innovation that improves productivity is a welcome addition to a repair technician’s toolbox. That’s why 3M Automotive Aftermarket is expanding its 3M™ Perfect-It™ Quick Connect System with new six-inch pads for contoured panels, large and small panels, bumpers, door jambs, hard-to-reach spots and recessed areas.

New 3M™ Purple Finishing Film Disc Allow Users to

New 3M™ Purple Finishing Film Disc Allow Users to
Level Surface Defects on Clear Coat and Greatly Reduce Pigtails

- Long-lasting disc features improved coating for extended performance -

LAS VEGAS (November 5, 2013) – Looking for an easier way to get that perfect finish on clear coat? Look no further than the new 3M™ Purple Finishing Film Discs, specially formulated with an improved coating that levels surface defects, requires less buffing and rework and reduces pigtails for a perfect finish on clear coat.

Developed by 3M automotive experts to meet paint and body professionals’ requests for an abrasive product that delivers a perfect finish on increasingly harder clear coats, the new 3M™ Purple Finishing Film Discs combine 3M’s abrasive coating technology with innovative design that greatly reduces pigtails in the sanding process.

No More Compounding….Really!

No More Compounding….Really!

New 3M™ Perfect-It™ 1 Paint Finishing System Eliminates Need for Compounding
And Delivers One-Step, High-Gloss Finish

LAS VEGAS (November 5, 2013) – Almost any paint professional would agree, compounding is the most difficult step in the traditional paint finishing process. The time, the heavy polisher, the mess of the rubbing compound – it all adds up to a significant speed bump in the process of delivering a high-quality paint finishing job.

To remove that speed bump, 3M Automotive Aftermarket has re-invented the paint finishing process to eliminate the compounding step – thanks to an advanced paint finishing system that features 3M™ Trizact™ abrasives and 3M™ Perfect-It™ 1 Finishing Material. The new 3M Perfect-It Paint Finishing System replaces messy compounds and heavy polishers with a 3M Trizact abrasive disc and DA sander. This new process delivers one-step, high-gloss finishing on today’s automotive paints.

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.

Wood Tattoos by Bed Wood and Parts LLC

Hopkinsville, Kentucky U.S.A. October 23, 2013—
Bed Wood and Parts, LLC, the #1 source of show quality, custom manufactured, wooden truck bed parts and accessories offers a new custom service for its customers.
Wood Tattoos is the latest in a line of innovations from BedWood to allow its customers true customization for their
vehicle. Designs from the customer or from BedWood’s artists are CNC milled into the surface of the wood or laser engraved, and then filled with beautiful colors to create a 3D image in the custom wood products. When covered by BedWood’s unique finish sealer the results are truly spectacular to behold!
“Our industrial designers and artists brought Wood Tattoos to reality” said President and CEO Jeff Major, “Their woodworking skills and creative talent will make every custom Wood Tattoo a piece of art to be treasured by the owner”

Real Time with BedWood VisualizerTM

Hopkinsville, Kentucky U.S.A. October 23, 2013—
Bed Wood and Parts, LLC, the #1 source of show quality, custom manufactured, wooden truck bed parts and accessories offers a useful and fun online service for its customers.
One of the best features on the new and improved Bed Wood website released September 16th is the revamped BedWood VisualizerTM. The BedWood Visualizer allows visitors to see how their truck paint color matches up against the BedWood inventory of domestic and exotic woods, allowing the potential buyer to see how their truck will look equipped with various BedWood woods.

The BedWood Visualizer allows the user to change the color of the truck shown in the program and compare to any BedWood species that strikes their fancy. Due to this valuable service, a potential buyer will be able to see how their truck will look equipped with a selected BedWood wood species.

Bed Wood and Parts RetroLines Truck Beds and Wagons with Quality Wood

Hopkinsville, Kentucky U.S.A. October 23, 2013—
Bed Wood and Parts, LLC, the #1 source of show quality, custom manufactured, wooden truck bed parts and accessories offers a new look and practicality for modern truck beds, European performance/luxury wagons, SUV’s, and classic station wagons.

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