Restyling & Car Care Accessories

AACF Auctions Custom Nissan KICKS for Charity

The Automotive Aftermarket Charitable Foundation (AACF) today announced the official launch of a charitable auction of customized 2018 Nissan Kicks via, and bidding is officially open.

Thanks to generous donations and ongoing support from Nissan USA, Cooper Tire & Rubber Company and, all proceeds from the auction will benefit aftermarket nonprofit AACF.

“The Kicks is an innovative CUV, and we’re thrilled to collaborate with Nissan USA and other partners to offer an incredible customized Kicks that will be on display during Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week,” said Lynn Parker, board president
of AACF.

The Kicks’ eye-popping two-tone styling is innovation on wheels. It’s dressed to impress with hot design features like the floating roof, V-motion grille, boomerang headlamps and taillights, custom Monarch Orange trim kit, ground lighting and
alloy wheels.

NRD, LLC Offering Static Solutions to all of 2018 SEMA’s Attendees and Exhibitors

Grand Island, NY – October 24, 2018 – NRD, LLC – NRD® will be exhibiting their products at the SEMA Show, October 30 - November 2, 2018 at the Las Vegas Convention Center located at 3150 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89109.

Static attracts dust and unwanted particles, making it very difficult to keep surfaces clean, causing blemishes in paint finishes and other work surfaces. In the automotive industry, reworking is not an option, it’s absolutely essential to eliminate static from the environment–at every stage of painting–in order to avoid this costly reworking. Whether creating custom paint jobs for one’s automobile or final repairs from an accident, electrostatic discharge is a constant challenge in the world where perfection is the only option.


Fast Blast for Spray Gun Cleanup Gets Painters Back to Work Quickly, Provides VOC Compliance in All 50 States

ST. PAUL, MN (October 30, 2018) – One of the most time-consuming elements of the auto painting process is the cleanup. Now, 3M is adding to its system of paint application products that take the “pain out of painting” – a new spray gun cleaner that meets VOC compliance requirements in all 50 states, including California’s stringent regulations.

New 3M™ High Power Spray Gun Cleaner delivers cleaner in an aerosol can to blast excess paint and primer off spray gun surfaces - inside and out. It is specifically formulated to be used for both solvent-base and waterborne paints and coatings. The aerosol cleaner is VOC compliant and complies with SCAQMD 1171.1(c)(1) – less than 25 g/L of VOC content, as well as California’s SDAPCD Rule 67.20.1(d)(4)(1). The Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAP) content is 0 percent.

New 3M™ Versaflo™ TR-800 PAPR Provides a Long-lasting Solution for Painter Protection


ST. PAUL, MN (October 30, 2018) – Painters know that respiratory protection is necessary, as paint booth exposures to paint mists and vapors may cause irritation or potentially lead to serious health problems. But many might balk at the bulkiness of some powered and supplied air respirators currently on the market and the restrictions that such systems put on their mobility, particularly when they have to take it off and on for trips back and forth to the paint mixing room.

3M Automotive Aftermarket Division Introduces FREE Collision Repair App for both Apple and Android Devices

Mobile App for Delivers Information You Need Directly to Your Phone

ST. PAUL, MN (October 30, 2018) – 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division announced that its new and innovative tool for mobile devices that allows body shop technicians and distributor sales staff to get all the information they need for their collision repair questions directly on their mobile devices is now available for the Android platform.

The new 3M Collision Repair App is FREE and available now on the Android and Apple app store. The 3M app provides quick access to 3M Collision Repair product information, process guides, application videos and standard operating procedures. Initially launched on the Apple platform, it has quickly become the hands-on favorite resource for automotive professionals.


3M™ PPS™ Series 2.0 Spray Cup System with Quarter-Turn Lid Locking System
Improves Cleanliness, Provides Simplicity and Increases Peace-of-Mind

ST. PAUL, MN (October 30, 2018) – 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division continues to innovate the vehicle painting process with the 3M™ PPS™ Series 2.0 Spray Cup System. The 3M PPS Series 2.0 Spray Cup System dramatically improves the painting process with a revolutionary spray cup design that delivers advanced performance, efficiency and cleanliness.

The 3M™ PPS™ Disposable Paint Cup System was developed in 1996 in England by 3M engineer Steve Joseph, reinventing how painters in the collision repair industry managed the paint process. And in doing so, reduced solvent use by up to 70 percent and decreased prep time by up to 50 percent. It quickly became the standard for painters around the world.

OPTIMA® Batteries Unveils Collection of New Battery Accessories

OPTIMA® Batteries, the global leader in high-performance automotive and marine batteries and digital battery chargers, is debuting a collection of new battery accessories at the 2018 SEMA show. This new offering will allow enthusiasts to install an OPTIMA battery tray or case in their vehicle for more protection and further customization. The new OPTIMA accessories will be available on the OPTIMA Batteries website and in retail locations in 2019.

Vibration and impact shock can significantly affect performance in extreme applications and the new OPTIMA battery accessories provide superior impact shock reduction and vibration isolation. They can be used in a wide range of applications, including off road, drag racing, street rods, boating and more.

Stars of Bitchin’ Rides to Make Celebrity Appearance at Race Ramps SEMA Show Booth

ESCANABA, MI – Oct. 25, 2018 – Race Ramps announces that Dave Kindig and Kevin “KevDogg” Schiele, stars of Velocity’s Bitchin’ Rides, will be making a celebrity appearance in the Race Ramps booth in Central Hall #21201 on Friday, Nov. 2nd , 11:00-12:00. Kindig and Schiele will be available for a meet and greet and autographs.

“Dave, Kevin and the entire Kindig-it Design crew are great ambassadors for our products,” said Rich Heinz, owner of Race Ramps. “What’s better than to close out the SEMA Show on Friday with the Kindig-it duo.”

The Kindig-it Design shop is outfitted with a variety of Race Ramps products to help the crew work on various car projects. “I like Race Ramps because they are light weight, stow away easy and look great under a Bitchin’ Ride,” said Dave Kindig.

Race Ramps Booth to Feature Bitchin’ Rides 1967 Chevelle by Kindig-it Design (Central #21201)

ESCANABA, MI – Oct. 25, 2018 – Race Ramps is set to feature a 1967 Chevelle by Kindig-it Design in their Central Hall Booth #21201 at the SEMA Show. The Chevelle, named Caldera, is featured on an episode of the current season of Bitchin’ Rides. The SEMA Show display is the first show appearance for the Chevelle since its transformation.

The ’67 Chevelle features the Kindig-it Design crew’s touch from top to bottom, inside and out. It is equipped with a 376 LSX Twin Turbo, new sleek black paint, new wheels, tires and brakes package, new suspension, and an interior design upgrade.

The car will be featured atop Race Ramps’ full lift Restyler Ramps for an elevated view. “The Kindig-it Design crew creates works of art and we’re excited to be one of the exhibitors at the SEMA Show to display one of their new projects,” said Rich Heinz, owner of Race Ramps.

Visit the Race Ramps booth to see the Chevelle along with several new products that will debut at the show.

Cup Holder Hero Attends The 2018 SEMA Show; On a Mission To Change The Way Cars Are Cleaned & Stylized

Cup Holder Hero, a producer of custom fit cup holder and console liners, will be attending the 2018 SEMA show to showcase their current and upcoming product line of interior protectant liners. Supporting over 50 models, Cup Holder Hero liners are the easiest way to maintain the resale value and customize the interior of your vehicle. The liners are one of the top selling automotive interior accessories on with thousands of 5 star customer reviews.

What are Cup Holder Heros: Cup Holder Hero liners are like custom fit floor mats that fit commonly used small storage areas of your car. These liners protect your center console, cup holders, door pockets, cargo pockets, glove box, and more from spills and crumbs. Choose from up to 10 different colors to add a splash of color to your interior.

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