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Patented Coupler Connect® plus Protect series and the new Coupler Protect to be featured at show

NEW BERLIN, Wis. – DuraSafe, a leading designer and manufacturer of locks and towing devices, announced it will showcase its top-rated trailering solutions in booth #36182 at the 2014 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show. Set to take place Tuesday through Friday, November 4-7 in Las Vegas, Nevada, the SEMA Show is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world.

Show visitors are invited to booth #36182 to learn more about DuraSafe’s patented Coupler Connect® products, which allow for easy, reliable trailer hook-ups, and offer safety and peace of mind for those that tow.

BluFixx -

BluFixx, A revolutionary new light cured liquid plastic

Fix-Repair-Create, BluFixx is a liquid plastic cured by a proprietary BluLight which allows the user to fix, model, repair, seal off, and insulate. It can not only repair but CREATE!

BluFixx is- An acrylic mixture designed for daily use. Born from the applications in the field of restorative dentistry (Cavity filling, veneers, partial/jacket crowns) where a handheld curing light is used.

A mechanical reaction takes place when the BluLight is applied. The acrylic resin changes and adheres to the surface it is in contact with. It has a photo inhibitor that is activated by the BluLight. Hardens only when illuminated by the BluLight for a few seconds, usually 3-6.

The non-toxic solvent free formulation works on most all surfaces-glass, plastic, metal, stone, tile, and wood, and even works under water.

SKITS™ Introduces Best-in-Class Automotive Safety and First AId Kits

SKITS™ by Relief Pod will introduce three innovative new Automotive Safety Kits at SEMA 2014: the First Aid Kit V, the Safety Kit V, and the Safety Kit V2. All three kits are designed with materials to match the quality and style of today's automotive interiors--building on the best-in-class design and quality that have earned the company five SEMA Global Media Awards for Best New Product in the past three years.

The ultra-compact First Aid Kit V, containing essential first-aid supplies and a reflective safety vest, is designed for secure placement in any vehicle model as standard equipment at the time of purchase. The Safety Kit V and Safety Kit V2 offer two advanced upgrade options for customers who want to add extra safety supplies to their kit.


NC's HUMVEE off road industrial carpet & upholstery equipment are at Sema! Stop by and take advantage of show specials and help streamline your workroom.

Death By Debris - A Highway "Killer" Hiding In Plain Sight - Highway Debris; Highest Levels in Years; 25,000 Debris Related Collisions Each Year in North America; New Concerns and Renewed Awareness of the Problem.

RAINBOW, Calif., October 14, 2014 -- Avoiding "Deadly Garbage" on our highways is becoming a real problem for a larger proportion of Americans. The share of drivers saying they have either "hit a piece of debris, been hit by flying debris or had to swerve to avoid debris," has grown dramatically in recent years. The most recent study by the American Automobile Association Foundation for Traffic Safety estimates that vehicle-related road debris causes about 25,000 collisions and more than 100 deaths each year in North America. Unsecured or poorly secured items that can become "life threatening" to other unsuspecting motorists include home furnishings, building materials and YES… even our beloved Christmas trees.

Fiery, Fierce and Fizzy New Color Options Expand 3M™ Wrap Film Series 1080 to 75 Colors: Customize vehicles with 18 new colors, including Fiery Orange, Fierce Fuchsia and Raspberry Fizz

St. Paul, Minn. – (October 1, 2014) – 3M Commercial Solutions’ addition of 18 new unique colors to the 3MTM Wrap Film Series 1080 line provides graphics installers with even more power to design vehicles that incite jaw-dropping reactions. With the addition of bold new colors like Satin Canyon Copper and Sheer Luck Green, graphics installers can now choose from 75 of the most innovative colors and finishes in the industry.

“3M is committed to listening to our customers, and when they asked for more unique options, the 3M team worked hard to create these new colors,” said Doug Blackwell, Business Development Manager, 3M. “These new, dynamic colors – like my personal favorite, Gloss Black Rose – will help expand graphics installers’ imaginations and allow them to offer even more design options for their clients.”


State of the art, Pneumatic or Electric Vac systems are introduced by Arslan Automotive for the collection of Hazardous Aluminum Dust. Vacuums carry all necessary government approvals and Industry certifications,designed for use in Class I, Groups A,B,C,and D T6 and Class II, Division 1, Groups E,F,G Hazardous Locations as defined in the National Electric Code(NFPA 70)as well in compliance with applicable requirements ANSI/UL 1017 and CSA C22.2 No.243
GUARANTEED for the safe recovery of combustible/conductive dusts and/or flammable liquids.
Manufacturer with over 30 years experience and over 30,000 industrial installations now introducing the units to the automotive market for the recovery of Aluminum and non-hazardous sanding dust.

Alpha® Introduces New Blade for Pneumatic Cut-Off Tools

Alpha Professional Tools® is proud to announce that we have expanded our line of quality products. Below is a brief introduction of these new products.

The Ultracut ABM Series Blade is designed for use on most popular pneumatic cut-off tools which are widely used in automotive body shops and many other industrial manufacturing facilities. Unlike regular abrasive cut-off wheels, the Alpha® Ultracut doesn’t change diameter during the cutting operation. It will maintain the maximum cutting depth throughout its life. The Ultracut was made with the highest quality diamond grits allowing you to cut multiple layers of different materials while assuring a fast, clean cutting experience. The Alpha® Ultracut has bi-directional rotation so that you can use on reversible cut-off tools, which could be useful to direct sparks and debris away from the operator. It is available in 3” and 4” sizes.

Part No. Size Thickness Maximum RPM Arbor(s)
ABM0338 3” 1.5mm 20,000 3/8” (10mm)

Alpha® Introduces Reznet Sanding Screens

Alpha Professional Tools® is proud to announce that we have expanded our line of quality products. Below is a brief introduction of these new products.

Alpha® is pleased to introduce “Reznet”… It is a unique multi-purpose sanding product made with a combination of high-quality abrasive grit, a nylon net and a hook & loop backing to remove dust from cutting/grinding surfaces. This advanced construction maintains cool cutting during the toughest applications, with difficult to sand materials. Alpha® Reznet provides a virtually dust-free application with the convenience of a hook & loop operation that ensures fast sanding and a long life making it a very cost-effective application. Alpha® Reznet Sanding Screens come as Discs or rectangular Pads and are designed for Dual Action/Orbital Action/Gear Action Sanders as well as hand pads for the manual application. Disc sizes are 5”, 6” & 9”, while Pads come in 2-3/4” width and lengths of 5”, 8” & 16”.

DEI Introduces New Tie Tool

Avon Lake, OH (October 8, 2014)…Stainless steel locking ties are commonly used in many different automotive applications. Both light and strong they can take a lot of abuse but are finicky to work with especially for the average guy who doesn’t use them every day.

DEI has developed an effective tool to tighten stainless steel locking ties. This tool saves time and hassle while providing a professional looking result. Simply slide the tool on the end of any ¼” nut driver, engage the tie, and twist. This gets the tie nice and secure without the hassle.

DEI’s Locking Tie Tool will fit on the end of any standard ¼” drive extension so working in tight spaces is not a problem. This specialty tool works with all popular styles of stainless ties - up to ½” wide.
Made with hardened tool steel and black oxide coated for years of trouble free use this is one specialty tool no tool box should be without.

Part #: 010220
MSRP: $5.95
Availability: November 2014

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