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Valspar Automotive Hosts Gas Monkey Garage’s Richard Rawlings and Counts Kustoms Crew at SEMA

Visit Booth No. 10851 on Nov. 3 to meet reality TV stars and see cars finished in Valspar Automotive brand paints

MINNEAPOLIS – Sept. 29, 2016 – Valspar Automotive will host the stars of two reality TV shows —“Counting Cars” on History and The Discovery Channel’s “Gas Monkey Garage” — at SEMA 2016 in Las Vegas. Attendees who visit Booth No. 10851 on Thursday, November 3 can meet the television stars and see cars finished in Valspar Automotive brand paints, including Matrix Automotive Finishes, Prospray Finishes and DeBeer Refinish.

Richard Rawlings of Gas Monkey Garage will meet with fans from 10 to 11:30 a.m., and from 2 to 4 p.m., the paint crew that works for Danny “the Count” Koker in his Counts Kustoms refinishing shop will be available, including Lonny Speer, Ryan Evans and “Horny” Mike Henry.

Rawlings and the Count’s crew will autograph limited-edition posters, sign cards and take pictures with fans.

Lincoln Electric to Feature Celebrity Instructors for Welding Classes at SEMA 2016

CLEVELAND – Lincoln Electric has contracted with master builder and television personality Bryan Fuller and longtime educator and author Mark Prosser to team up to teach several seminars on welding and fabricating at their booth (24643) during the Specialty Equipment Market Association’s signature event, Nov. 1 – 4, 2016, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Fuller, owner of Atlanta-based hot rod shop Fuller Moto, routinely teaches welding seminars, was a cast member on Discovery Channel’s Overhaulin’ series and more recently co-hosted Velocity Network’s Café Racer and Naked Speed. Prosser has been a welding instructor for more than a decade and is currently the lead instructor at Blackhawk Technical College in Janesville, WI.

SATAjet 5000 B Phaser - Transforming work into wonderment

SATA is complementing their product portfolio with one more extraordinary range topping model, the SATAjet® 5000 B® PHASER – The “Concept Gun”.
A tuxedo is not for every day. The finest china is reserved for special occasions. And with the new SATAjet® 5000 B PHASER™, it is not for the average. It is made for those special moments.
An exclusive “Concept Gun” has been developed in cooperation with the Porsche Design Studio. Exceptional optics, exceptional materials and an exceptional design concept – for exceptional projects.
Combining a unique look with high-quality materials and sophisticated technical solutions unusual for a piece of spray equipment, the PHASER™ offers a whole new view on spray gun design.
While maintaining the proven nozzle technology, the PHASER™ is identical to the SATAjet® 5000 B premium spray gun – utilizing the same nozzle concept, it also has all other proven technical features which already define the SATAjet® 5000 B series as an outstanding spray gun.

Lincoln Electric® Announces In-booth Celebrity Line-up for SEMA 2016

Cleveland – Lincoln Electric will feature two of the biggest names in the automotive aftermarket industry in their booth at the 2016 SEMA show: Jessi Combs and Chip Foose. Both celebrity designer/builders will sign autographs during the show, which takes place from Nov. 1 - 4, 2016, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Combs, the face of Lincoln Electric’s women’s welding gear, will appear on Nov. 3rd from 10 a.m. to noon. She currently co-hosts an award-winning internet series for AutoBlog called The List – 1,001 Car Things To Do Before You Die. Previous efforts include co-hosting positions on Overhaulin’, All Girls Garage and Mythbusters. Combs, a metal fabricator by trade and a race car driver at heart, has podium finished the Baja 1000 and King of the Hammers multiple times. She also set the women’s land speed record in 2013 (398 miles per hour), giving her the title of “Fastest Woman on Four Wheels.”

Patented Stripe-It-All® Tool enables "Mr ESS" in the UK to install rimstripes on 55 wheels!

From across the pond "Mr ESS" had a TOP SECRET job to do for a customer. It was right out of a British spy novel. Like a good spy, Mr ESS did thorough online surveillance of the Stripe-It-All® Installation Tool. Extensive product description, detailed pictures, and action videos at was so convincing, he ordered one online.

We received the order, shipped it out, and let him know via email, as we let all customers know, that we're constantly wanting text and pictures of customer's results. There was nothing unusual about our request but the email that came back from Mr ESS was mind boggling.

We received an email from Mr ESS along with some pics. He had a HUGE task. Mr ESS needed to install rimstripes on a stable full of magnesium Marchesini racing wheels. Our jaws dropped. Details were initially sketchy and Mr ESS told us not to disclose the customer's name or he might have to kill us. Just kidding on that last part!


Madico® Introduces New Invisi-Film® Tough Coat Paint Protection Film

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – September 27, 2016 – Madico Inc., one of the world’s leading manufacturers of automotive, solar, safety and security films, today launched a second version of its Invisi-Film® Paint Protection product which safeguards a vehicle’s finish from damaging chemicals and debris. Building on the success of its current Invisi-Film® Standard (ST) product offering and the result of months of research and development, Madico has created a top coated version of the product complete with the same 7 year warranty.

Madico developed a second Invisi-Film® product to offer vehicle owners more options when it comes to paint protection film. A distinguishing feature of the new Invisi-Film® TC is its durable top coat that offers the ultimate defense against chemical stains such as motor oil or gasoline, bird droppings and bug residue.


Vehicle to be unveiled at 2016 SEMA Show and auctioned off for charity in January

SAN DIEGO – Sept. 26, 2016 – WD-40 Company has partnered with SEMA Cares to build a custom 1967 Chevrolet Camaro to celebrate both the 50th anniversary of the SEMA Show as well as the 50th anniversary of the Camaro.

The WD-40®/SEMA Cares 50th Anniversary Camaro will make its debut at the 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas the first week of November before it gets auctioned off in 2017. The vehicle will be featured as the official 50th Anniversary Vehicle of the SEMA Show and will be the lead vehicle in the SEMA Cruise that concludes the show on Friday, Nov. 4, 2016.

Proceeds from the sale of the vehicle will go to Childhelp®, an organization that provides services to abused and neglected children, and the SEMA Memorial Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships to students entering the automotive aftermarket.


SAN DIEGO – Sept. 22, 2016 – WD-40 Company and Cerberus Moto are partnering to build a custom, post-apocalyptic style motorcycle that will debut at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, held Nov. 1–4.

Dubbed the WD-40® Specialist® “Athena” Motorcycle, Cerberus Moto master mechanic Dave Hargreaves is building the motorcycle using WD-40 Specialist products, including Rust Release Penetrant Spray, Industrial-Strength Degreaser, Rust Remover Soak and more. WD-40 Specialist’s variety of products gives professionals the performance they need to get their specific jobs done right.

Rachel De Barros to make guest appearance in the Covercraft® booth at the 2016 SEMA Show.

Gearhead Diva and All Girls Garage star Rachel De Barros will be making a guest
appearance in the Covercraft booth #23531 at the 2016 SEMA Show. On Wednesday, November
2nd from 1pm to 3pm, Rachel will be educating show-goers on Covercraft’s new, innovative products
and entertaining with her enthusiasm and passion for all things automotive. Covercraft will
feature a variety of vehicles including the Fear One Hyundai Tucson and Finish Line Speed Shop
Chevrolet C10 Pickup. Guests will learn about some exciting new Covercraft car cover fabrics, seat
cover options and licensing additions. The SEMA Show is held annually at the Las Vegas Convention
Center and this year runs from November 1st - 4th.
About Rachel De Barros
Rachel De Barros is the host and executive producer for Gearhead Diva, a DIY car building community
and digital network producing edu-tainment style programming for today’s social generation.

SATAjet® 5000 B Aviator – Come fly with me!

Complementing the SATA theme for SEMA 2016 "Come fly with me", SATA are pleased to offer a limited edition version of their SATAjet® 5000 B with a unique and colorful coating finish. The design of this spray gun epitomizes the dream of flying, and celebrates the heyday of aviation – emulating the distinctive look of the great Pop Art artists.

Although this spray gun has a unique design on the body, the SATAjet® 5000 B Aviator is in fact a fully functional spray gun, which is perfectly suited to the conditions found in paint shops today. This special edition is available with either a sample set of three RPS disposable cups in all three sizes or with a reusable 0.6 l QCC hard cup. While the HVLP spray gun is offered in nozzles sizes ranging from WSB to 1.5, its RP counterpart comes in a range between 1.2 up to 1.8. Both are available in standard as well as digital versions.

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