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BlocHead Gear Debuts the BlocHead Entry Tool System at the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas

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BlocHead Gear Debuts the BlocHead Entry Tool System at the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas

Charlotte, N.C. – (November 3, 2014) – BlocHead Gear designs and manufactures tools for first responders, fire fighters, law enforcement and military use. Its flagship product – the BlocHead Entry Tool System – will debut at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas on Tuesday, November 4 through Friday, November 7.

The BlocHead Entry Tool System is a patented device that opens oval and euro profile cylinder locks in less than 30 seconds. In the event of a forced entry, using the BlocHead Entry Tool System will allow the first responder to gain access of the location with minimal effort and harm to the door security. When leaving the scene, the first responder will be able to secure the door with only minor repairs, as opposed to total door and doorframe destruction experienced when using manual, hydraulic or mechanical entry methods.

Product Features include:

BlocHead Tool

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.

System 51 & Eco Repair Systems

This year at SEMA 2014, System 51 launches a two new products. The first the their "Production Cut HD" compound. This new waterborne compound cuts fast while leaving a better finish that's unmatched by chemical / petroleum based compounds and polishes. This is Systems 51's answer to high volume production facilities that have to polish large numbers of vehicles per day. The second big introduction is the launch of the 3650 T-HotBox from Eco Repair Systems this year at booth#13133. This "T-HotBox" being introduced by System 51 is a almost touch-less dent removal tool. So if you're polishing a vehicle and notice theres a small soft dent, now you can remove this dent with a touch of a button. Stop by the System 51 booth 13133 to see the 3650 T-HotBox demo.

TREADSPEC™ PRECISION LASER DIAGNOSTICS DELIVERS AUTO DEALERS NEW LANES OF PROFITABILITY FOR REPLACEMENT TIRE SALES AND ALIGNMENTS

TREADSPEC™ PRECISION LASER DIAGNOSTICS DELIVERS AUTO DEALERS
NEW LANES OF PROFITABILITY FOR REPLACEMENT TIRE SALES AND ALIGNMENTS

New GrooveGlove™ Handheld Laser Measurement Software Solution Delivers Mobile Technology to Evaluate Consumers’ Vehicle Needs for Replacement Tires and Alignment

CHICAGO (November 4, 2014) – Today’s automotive dealers have an incredible opportunity for replacement tire sales and alignments in their service bay, but many are only capturing 6.5 percent of the current market, even though 20 percent of their customers need new tires and 30 percent need an alignment.

Until now. A new technology – TreadSpec™ Precision Laser Diagnostics and the hand-held GrooveGlove™ system – is putting these profitability building services in the fast lane for auto dealers and tire retailers.

SEE HOW TREADSPEC PRECISION LASER DIAGNOSTICS DELIVERS NEW LANES OF PROFITABILITY FOR REPLACEMENT TIRE SALES AND ALIGNMENTS

SEE HOW TREADSPEC PRECISION LASER DIAGNOSTICS DELIVERS
NEW LANES OF PROFITABILITY FOR REPLACEMENT TIRE SALES AND ALIGNMENTS

New Groove Glove Laser Measurement Software Solution Delivers Tire Retailers and Service Centers a Portable Technology Based Evaluation System

Learn more about Groove Glove and TreadSpec at the
Tire Profiles Inc. Booth #44291

CHICAGO (November 4, 2014) – Today’s automotive dealers have an incredible opportunity for replacement tire sales and alignments in their service bay, but many are only capturing 6.5 percent of the current market, even though 20 percent of their customers need new tires and 30 percent need an alignment.

Until now. A new technology – TreadSpec™ Precision Laser Diagnostics and the Groove Glove hand-held system – is putting these profitability building services in the fast lane for auto dealers and tire retailers. Visit TreadSpec at the SEMA Show to learn more.

THE FUTURE OF TIRE ALIGNMENT MEASUREMENT JUST GOT PORTABLE

THE FUTURE OF TIRE ALIGNMENT MEASUREMENT JUST GOT PORTABLE

New Groove Glove™ Handheld Laser Measurement Software Solution Delivers Mobile Technology to Evaluate Consumers’ Vehicle Needs for Replacement Tires and Alignment

CHICAGO (November 4, 2014) – Tire Profiles™ is proud to introduce the new Groove Glove™, a first of its kind laser powered tread depth and alignment measurement instrument that fits in the palm of your hand. Ideal for service centers and tire retailers, the Groove Glove allows technicians to quickly complete a vehicle scan anywhere in the service facility.

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?

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