Collision Repair & Refinish

3M ANNOUNCES CELEBRITY LINEUP FOR 2016 SEMA SHOW: Car Building Legends Chip Foose, Ringbrothers, KC Mathieu, Rich Evans, Charley Hutton, Mark Oja, Ian Rousell and Ryan Friedlinghaus To Headline 3M Automotive Aftermarket Outdoor Showcase

3M ANNOUNCES CELEBRITY LINEUP FOR 2016 SEMA SHOW

Car Building Legends Chip Foose, Ringbrothers, KC Mathieu, Rich Evans, Charley Hutton, Mark Oja, Ian Rousell and Ryan Friedlinghaus To Headline 3M Automotive Aftermarket Outdoor Showcase

November 1 - 4, 2016
3M Booth #61027 – Outside Front Lot
Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV

New Product Solutions Demonstration Schedule

• Check out the power and performance of the 3M™ Cubitron™ II abrasive products
• See the latest in mobile dust-extraction technology with live demos of the Total Automotive Sanding System
• Watch advanced surface preparation demos with new 3M™ Platinum™ Select Filler

See the Pros in Action at 3M Celebrity Appearances

Tuesday, November 1
• 10 a.m. – Noon Chip Foose – Legendary car designer and star of Velocity’s “Overhaulin’”
• 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. KC Mathieu – Car painter and owner of KC’s Paint Shop

Color Match 101: Removing Variables for the Best Paint Job - Shawn Ryan, 3M AAD Senior Technical Service Engineer, and David Huebl, 3M AAD Senior Technical Engineer

ST. PAUL, Minn. (November 1, 2016) – It may seem a bit odd for 3M to have a voice in an area that tends to receive ample input from all of the major paint companies. However, if we take a step back, it’s easy to see that 3M touches the repair at every step prior to and after the painting process. This unique perspective has allowed 3M to objectively observe the day-to-day challenges that are facing today’s paint departments.

Simple Step to Seal Repaired Seams, Panels and Frames to Prevent Rust, Salt, Chemical and Moisture Damage Can Prevent Come-backs, Future Issues

Simple Step to Seal Repaired Seams, Panels and Frames to Prevent Rust, Salt, Chemical and Moisture Damage Can Prevent Come-backs, Future Issues

ST. PAUL, MN (November 1, 2016) – It’s lurking behind nearly every collision repair made – the potential for salt and corrosive chemicals, moisture or damaged coatings from stone chips to allow corrosion to attack the repaired area. It’s one of the primary causes of future vehicle damage and customer come-backs.

3M Automotive Aftermarket Division Joined Collision Repair Education Foundation in Providing Grants to 58 Deserving Veterans and Family Members through the 3M Hire Our Heroes Program in 2016

ST. PAUL, Minn., (November 1, 2016) – 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division, along with the Collision Repair Education Foundation, are proud to support the 58 recipients in the 2016 3M Hire Our Heroes awards. The recipients included 54 students that are currently studying collision repair, and who have served or are currently serving in the military.

Each winning veteran student had the opportunity to select $1,500 worth of tools as part of the award. For those students graduating this year, they have the opportunity to select an additional $1,500 in tools upon graduation and upon getting hired into the collision industry. There were additional $1,000 scholarships for select veterans.

2016 3M Hire Our Heroes Veteran Grant Recipients

Ray Alston – U.S. Army Guilford Technical Community College, Jamestown, NC
Alexandros Aslanis – U.S. Marines Parkland College, Champaign, IL

Presta Products Launches Regulator™ Cleaning System

Barberton, OH, October 31, 2016 – Presta Products is proud to introduce the Presta® Regulator™ Cleaning System to help body shops create even dilutions of cleaning products, control costs and maximize performance.

“Now our Presta customers can get both the performance and economy of a proportioning system,” said Seth Glauberman, vice president of sales and marketing. “Presta has long been considered a leader in paint finishing and detailing products. The Regulator Cleaning System is an innovative addition to our product family, filling a need our customers have been asking about.

“This system will save them money, time and material because their cleaning products will be automatically diluted to the proper strength without the inaccuracies, waste or mess that’s common with hand mixing.”

The Regulator Cleaning System comes complete with one proportioner, six cleaning solutions, three carboy spigots, three spray bottles and one heavy-duty rack.

3M Automotive Aftermarket Division Announces Military Veteran Collision Shop Professionals Who Will Spend a Race Day with Automotive Designer Chip Foose

3M Automotive Aftermarket Division Announces Military Veteran Collision Shop Professionals Who Will Spend a Race Day with Automotive Designer Chip Foose

Collision Shop Owners Nominated Military Veteran Employees
for Chance to Win a Trip to the NASCAR Race in Texas

ST. PAUL, Minn., (October xx, 2016) – 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division knows how much our nation’s veterans have given to our country. That’s why the company has had a long-standing commitment to giving back to the men and women who have served. Now, 3M AAD is providing the opportunity for body shop owners to recognize their veteran employees with a special trip to the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series™ race in Texas in November.

At the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series™ race in Texas on November 6, 10 body shop owners and 10 of their veteran employees will join automotive celebrity Chip Foose to celebrate their service and enjoy an incredible day of racing.

Malco Products Launches Headlight Restoration Wipe-On Kit

Barberton, OH, October 31, 2016 – Malco Automotive is proud to introduce the Headlight Restoration Wipe-On Kit to help our customers restore lens back to full clarity and visibility from a yellow, cloudy condition.

“Over time, the hardcoat on headlights can decay due to UV rays, and general wear and tear from daily driving,” said Seth Glauberman, vice president of sales and marketing. “Headlight intensity can be decreased by as much as 70 percent, impacting a driver’s ability to see clearly.

“The Malco Headlight Restoration Wipe-On Kit removes the coating on the lens and provides a protective sealant to maintain the headlight’s crystal clear appearance and provide a measure of safety and security for the driver.”

3M Automotive Aftermarket Division Kicks Off Fifth Year of 3M Hire Our Heroes Program to Provide Scholarships and Tool Grants for Deserving Military Members and their Families

New 2017 3M Hire Our Heroes Calendar Available with Donation to Collision Repair Education Foundation, Includes Monthly Offers Worth $1,700 in Free 3M Automotive Products

ST. PAUL, Minn., (November 1, 2016) – 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division has had a long standing commitment to helping our nation’s veterans. In partnership with the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF), 3M has donated more than $750,000 since 2013 to be used toward scholarships and tool grants for more than 210 military veterans and their families through the 3M Hire Our Heroes program.

Jim Hetzler Hand Painting the UpdatePromise360 Motorcycle at the 2016 SEMA Show

Chino, CA (October 31, 2016) – Award winning artist Jim Hetzler will be performing live hand painting on the UpdatePromise360 Motorcycle at UpdatePromise360’s booth during the 2016 SEMA Show. Jim will be present at the booth on November 2nd at 1:00pm, and will be live streamed from the UpdatePromise360 YouTube Account. Curtis Nixon, Chief Executive Officer of UpdatePromise360, says, “Jim is a remarkable artist. We are thrilled and honored Jim is going to be at our booth this year showcasing his skills at our booth.”

About Jim Hetzler

Son of a Gun: 3M Expands Family for Accuspray™ ONE Easy Spray Gun System

ST. PAUL, Minn. (November 1, 2016) – When it comes to solutions for the small shop, the customer who buys paint over-the-counter, automotive students and anyone who wants more out of their spray gun system for less, 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division has the perfect kit for any application.

The 3M™ Accuspray™ ONE Spray Gun System with PPS™ combines the simplicity and easy maintenance of 3M™ Accuspray spray guns and with the solvent-reducing, material-saving, rapid-clean-up convenience of 3M™ PPS™ Paint Preparation System that pros love. It lets customers use one gun for all stages of their project, from start to finish including mixing/measuring, filtering and spraying (in any direction!) of primer, sealer, base and clear coat.

For 2016, 3M has made significant changes in the 3M™ Accuspray™ family of replaceable-head spray guns. Atomizing heads are now available in 1.2mm and 1.3mm sizes; joining our popular 1.4mm. 1.8mm, and 2.0 mm heads.

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