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You Asked: Is Ceramic Coating Worth It?

Is Ceramic Coating Worth It?

For any car or boat owner, keeping a car's paint or boats fiberglass and gel coat pristine is always a challenge. The go-to solution has always been the tried and tested application of wax from day one of purchase. Periodic applications (sometimes frequent reapplication) of the same is needed to maintain the wax coat, as it is slowly removed via exposure to the elements.

Times are changing, however, and so has finishing and refinishing technology. Automotive paint nowadays is a bit different and boats have gel coat and painted surfaces. On cars, instead of piling layer upon layer of color pigment to produce a deep shine, a somewhat 'sacrificial' clear topcoat is now applied to give the paint luster. Wax, of course, is still the go-to, as is its frequent reapplication.

FILL A FLAT TIRE WITHOUT A POWER SOURCE OR CHEMICALS

Hallandale Beach, Florida – Emergency flat tire fill up. FlatterUP™ Inc. is launching a product of design and function that will revolutionize the flat tire inflation industry. FlatterUP™ Inc. is revealing its multi patented invention at the 2017 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.
Christopher Zimmerman, inventor and CEO of FlatterUP™ Inc. questions “How do you fill up a tire that is flat without using a power source, harmful chemicals or an air compressor?” Mr. Zimmerman also states “through our research we realized all you need is equalization, inflation to get out of a bad situation”

SEMA Show Specials at the CarBuff Network Booth

VANCOUVER, WA — Come join CarBuff Network.com at the 2017 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show. Stop by booth number 22682 to see all of the exciting new features of the carbuffnetwork.com website. Companies can sign up for a complimentary Network Listing or take advantage of show specials on Pro Accounts, enthusiasts can create a free Enthusiast Profile—CarBuff Network has something for everyone; it’s part automotive search engine, part automotive directory wrapped into everything automotive.

Shops showcase the vehicles/projects they build, highlight which manufacturers parts are used, where the vehicle will be seen and what media will be covering the project. Manufacturers showcase their products, list their dealers, endorse shops/builders and list events they attend. Organizations get their event information and schedules in front of the industry in one convenient place. Automotive magazines and websites share features, news and events.

Actor Daniel Wu attends SEMA to promote own Datsun 510, The Tantō

Actor and auto enthusiast, Daniel Wu, will be traveling from the Dublin set of his AMC TV series "Into the Badlands" to attend the Las Vegas SEMA show in support of his car. He built the Tantō, a Datsun 510, in collaboration with 510 fanatics, Sergio Edell and Troy Ermish. The name, Tantō, derives from a short but deadly sword carried by a Samurai. The car will be exhibited in Toyo's Treadpass area and will be participating in the Battle of the Builders competition.

In addition to "Into the Badlands," Daniel can next be seen in on the big screen in Warner Bros.'s "Geostorm," premiering domestically on October 20th, 2017 and in MGM's "Tomb Raider" opening in March 2018.

DEI Introduces EXO Series™ Line and Hose Protection

Avon Lake, OH (February 15, 2017)…DEI’s EXO Series™ Sleeving has all the features of DEI’s popular Fire Sleeve™ with one benefit that makes it ideal for off-road racing, dirt track or extreme sports. Like the Fire Sleeve, the DEI EXO Sleeve is constructed of high temperature resistant glass material woven into a 100% silicone sleeve. The exception is that the EXO Sleeve has a 304 stainless steel exoskeleton exterior mesh that provides an added layer of protection to wires, lines and hoses exposed to harsh or abrasive conditions.

The EXO Sleeve withstands up to 500°F of direct continuous heat or 2000°F intermittent heat and works as a thermal insulator for wiring, hoses and oil, brake and transmission lines. This sleeve, encapsulated with a stainless steel mesh, allows for air flow around the silicone sleeve when in direct contact with a hot surface making it excellent to use around hot exhaust systems and headers.

DEI Introduces Black Titanium™ Exhaust Wrap with Carbon Fiber Look

Avon Lake, OH (March 15, 2017)…DEI, trusted thermal experts for the automotive aftermarket, now offers a new Black Titanium™ Exhaust Wrap in four available lengths.

Composed of pulverized lava rock extruded into woven fibers, this premium wrap with LR Technology is designed for maximum strength, durability and long-lasting use. Like the original Titanium Wrap, DEI’s Black Titanium Wrap maximizes horsepower and performance by reducing underhood temperatures and maintaining high exhaust gas velocity. Wrapped headers and exhaust also reduces the incidence of heat soak, can prevent harmful burns, protect heat-sensitive underhood components, and reduce the level of heat transmitted through the firewall and floor of the vehicle for a more comfortable interior.

BLAST AWAY DIRT AND GRIME WITH NEW 3M™ HIGH POWER BRAKE CLEANER

Over time, brakes become contaminated with dirt, dust, oil and other residue, which can lead to friction build up. To help drivers keep their brakes functioning at optimal levels, 3M Auto today announced the launch of its new 3M™ High Power Brake Cleaner, which utilizes an ultra-powerful cleaner to effectively remove oil and other contaminants.

With the help of 3M High Power Brake Cleaner, you can now spray away oil and containments at a substantially faster rate, while using significantly less product per job. . The technology behind 3M’s new High VOC Brake Cleaner removes oil up to two times faster than the previous 3M formulation of equivalent VOC level. Similarly, its new highly improved Low VOC Brake Cleaner works up to eight times faster.

DEI Introduces Heat Shroud GOLD™

Avon Lake, Ohio (July 11, 2017)…DEI now offers its popular Heat Shroud™ with hook and loop closure for quick installation on fuel lines, wire, hose and cable, in a heat reflective Gold material for the highest level of thermal protection.

DEI first introduced its successful Reflect-A-GOLD™ as a lightweight, low-clearance material to protect sensitive components from extreme heat swings from hot to cold. Heat Shroud GOLD is a metalized polyamide polymer laminated to a 20 oz. heat treated glass cloth material, capable of handling continual temperatures up to 850°F. In addition to its heat reflecting properties, Heat Shroud GOLD also provides additional protection against oil, dirt and road grime, and resistant to UV degradation. For installation, there is no need to remove wires or hoses to install. Simply measure, trim, wrap and close around existing fuel lines, wire, hose and cable.

Design Engineering, Inc. Joins the DCi Sales Network – Parts Now Searchable on CatalogRack.com

Avon Lake, Ohio (March 20, 2017)...DEI has joined DCi. DEI, a leading manufacturer and supplier of thermal and acoustic performance parts to the automotive aftermarket has joined DCi the leading source for connecting sellers and buyers with comprehensive electronic cataloging services.

Effective immediately, all DEI branded products including DEI protective thermal and insulating products, Boom Mat™ acoustic and sound deadening products, CryO2™ cryogenic intake systems and accessories, and the company’s full line of performance coolant additives are featured on CatalogRack.com.

Metra Electronics to Showcase Hundreds of New Products and Offer Free DSP Training at the 2017 SEMA Show

Metra Electronics is launching more than a hundred new products across all of their brand lines at the 2017 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, from 10/31/17 to 11/3/17 inside the Las Vegas Convention Center. Booth #11639 inside the North Hall will be the main booth showcasing all of Metra’s 12 volt brands. Booth #35227 inside the South Hall will showcase powersports, off-road and truck accessories from Metra. “Our investment in new technology and products reinforces the commitment that Metra has to the 12 volt industry, and the desire to keep innovating,” says Bill Jones, President of Metra Electronics. “We look forward to releasing many great new products at the 2017 SEMA Show,” he added.

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