Collision Repair & Refinish

A new class of car to open up new opportunities in the custom car market

Melbourne-based electric vehicle technology company EVX will be releasing the world’s first solar sports car, the Immortus. In the process of doing this new technologies that make the full electrification or hybridization of custom cars easier has been developed and opened new opportunities for custom car builders.

The Immortus – a car that takes the technology of current solar racers (from the World Solar Challenge) that currently race across contents around the world at the edge of legal speed limits and brings it to a street legal sports car. Such a car is independent of energy supply infrastructure, and positioned in the market for buyers looking for a unique vehicle.

Because the Immortus itself is so unique, it has opened up numerous opportunities in the custom car industry.

New And Improved Bolt Buster Portable Heat Induction Tool Rapidly Becoming Shop Tool Favorite

New and Improved original Bolt Buster Heat Induction Tool is rapidly becoming the tool of choice for automotive mechanics. Torchless solutions for precise heating nuts and bolts cherry red hot (1200f) to expand and break thread-lock is a tool that auto mechanics find indispensable as ease of use and product performance makes it more flexible than the traditional torch.
“What a great tool!!! I have used it a few time already and can’t believe I didn’t buy one years ago. It saved several hours of labor on just the one job and was so much safer than using a torch!!!” Thanks for the great tool!!” said Tom Moeller Shop Foreman at McAnany Construction Inc.

Custom Trailer Builders CUSTOM UPFITS will be exhibiting for their first time at SEMA 2015!

Custom Upfits of West Sacramento, California will be exhibiting for our first time at SEMA SHOW 2015. We will be doing paint demonstrations in booth 61019 with surprise celebrity guest painters! We are showing our premier Mobile Paint and Wheel Repair trailer! A one of a kind unit for repairing bumpers, fenders, hoods and alloy rims! Don't miss it !

Contact info:
Don Griffin
(916)240-8512
contact@customupfits.com
www.customupfits.com

Valspar's Whitaker Presents at SEMA

Valspar Automotive Exec talks money-making strategies with collision repair specialists at SEMA

MINNEAPOLIS (Sept. 29, 2015) – If you own or operate a body shop and want to know how to make
more money on existing sales, you’ll want to hear what Valspar Automotive’s Charlie Whitaker has to
say about understanding your profit centers.
Whitaker will present “Optimizing Your Shop Sales Mix” at the 2015 SEMA Show in Las Vegas on
Nov. 6 from 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. in Upper North Hall, N237, of the Las Vegas Convention Center. His presentation is one of the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) Repairer Driven Education (RDE) programs being offered at the show.
Whitaker is Valspar Automotive’s Quality First Technical Advisor for the U.S. market. He has worked
for body shops and industry manufacturers for more than 20 years and has numerous industry
accreditations and certifications. His experience-based education program will explain:

LEATHER PRO-TECH by Always Dry

Leather Pro-Tech protects all kinds of leather from water and oil based stains. It is breathable and extremely durable thanks to unique Always Dry's Ultra Durable Nano Tech Coatings. Leather Pro-Tech makes ordinary leather waterproof and easy to clean. Use it to prevent soaking, swelling or rotting on any leather. From out door furniture, tents and awnings to your car’s soft tops, automotive leather interior, shoes, hats. The nano particles of Leather Pro-Tech bond to the fibers individually, leaving the texture unaffected, allowing the material to breathe. This means stale air will still be able to escape, while repelling water and oil-based liquids. Being alcohol based ensures a much deeper penetration of the active ingredient giving Leather Pro-Tech a much better durability and overall performance. Typically a Fabric Pro-Tech treated surface will last 5 times longer than conventional water repellent coatings, with the lifespan of the product on soft tops for as long as 3 years.

Dash Pro-Tech from Always Dry

Dash Pro-Tech dash and trim restore uses specially formulated water base nano coating instead of silicone to bring back the life to faded interior. Vinyl and leather, dash, trim moldings, and more! Environmental elements can be damaging to any vehicles, fading, dash trim, and other interior parts. Dash pro-tech revives the appearance of plastic, leather, rubber and vinyl while protecting against harsh UV rays. Dash pro-tech restores a shiny new car like finish on sun-faded dash, trim, moldings and even leather seats. This is not just a cosmetic dressing. Silicone products will make plastic, vinyl and rubber offer temporary shine but will not offer any longtime solution. Silicone can also make surfaces very slippery. These dressings merely sit on top of the surface. Plus, silicone oils have been known to dry out the applied areas creating a bigger problem. Silicone also tends to leave a greasy residue even after buffing.

Perma Shine by Always Dry

Perma Shine’s silicone-free tire clear coat outperforms all tire "dressings". The tires will be restored back to the new black luster look they had when you bought them. Perma shine is a permanent nano clear coat. It will restore tire shine that lasts for months! Perma Shine permanent tire clear coat is environmental safe and silicone free. Most tire “dressings” last for days while Perma Shine last for up to 30 washes. You will be surprised how different your whole vehicle will look when you apply Perma Shine. Your old dirty tires will come to life in one application. Perma shine Tire clear coat dries in minutes and lasts for months. The average customer, with driving and care habits should expect 9-12 months of gloss retention before they may desire a recoat. It contains no silicone and is safe to use around a body shop. Virtually all popular tire shine products are oil or silicone based.

FABRIC PRO-TECH Ultimate water and stain repellant nano coat.

FABRIC PRO-TECH protects all kinds of fabrics from water and oil based stains. Its reathable and extremely durable thanks to unique ALWAYS DRY'S ULTRA DURABLE NANO TECH COATINGS. FABRIC PRO-TECH makes ordinary fabrics waterproof and easy to clean. Use it to prevent soaking, swelling or rotting on any fabric. From out door furniture, sails, tents and awnings to your car’s soft tops, automotive cloth interior, shoes, hats, shirts, ties. The nano particles of FABRIC PRO-TECH bond to the fibers individually, leaving the texture unaffected, allowing the material to breathe. This means air will still be able to escape, while repelling water and oil-based liquids. Being alcohol based ensures a much deeper penetration of the active ingredient giving FABRIC PRO-TECH much better durability and overall performance. Typically a FABRIC PRO-TECH treated surface will last 5 times longer than conventional water repellent coatings.

ALWAYS DRY Ultra Durable Nano Tech Coatings

Always dry LLC is in the business of delivering the best, most efficient, longest lasting coating technology on the market. Our mission is to bring our world class technology to all automotive dealers and everyday drivers. Through our honest business practices and actions, we will remind those we encounter that principles, relationships and customer service are not to be lost in the profit bottom line. They ARE the bottom line. WE realize that the automotive and detailing industry is still utilizing OUT dated, time-consuming, limited technology that is very costly and produces short-term results that do not protect the original quality of a paint finish. We want to change the way vehicle reconditioning, detailing and paint protection are done. Our product line currently include Ultimate in ceramic coat 9H-LDC, 9H-LDC PRO, VISION TECH, PERMA SEAL glass, PERMA SHINE TIRE, WHEEL PRO-TECH, FABRIC PRO-TECH, LEATHER PRO-TEH, ALWAYS BLACK TRIM, CHROME PRO-TECH, DASH PRO-TECH.

Vision Tech from Always Dry, Extreme Windshield Coat

Vision Tech repels mud, snow, ice, insect impacts, and anything that can be splattered on your windshield. In addition to improving visibility, it also makes clean up and maintenance a breeze. Most Rain repellants on the market are basic and one dimensional. Silicone based wax or other similar glass coatings that SIT on top of the glass surface. Vision Tech Nano Coat is liquid glass with epoxy resin like adhesion that permanently bonds to the surface of the glass merging and transforming it into an ultra-durable hydrophobic smooth surface. This bond improves the strength of the glass making it super resistant to rock chips. Also improved night vision because it makes the surface smooth. This reduces the splitting and deflection of light, thus reducing the night glare by 35%. Vision Tech does not break down when exposed to sunlight or any temperatures making it last for up to 1 year!

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