Tools & Equipment


SAN ANTONIO – Paint protection film manufacturer XPEL™ Technologies Corp. will introduce its XPEL ULTIMATE pre-cut Off-Road Lighting Protection kits at the International Off-Road & UTV Expo taking place at WestWorld in Scottsdale, Ariz. September 23-25, 2016.
XPEL will offer pre-cut ULTIMATE paint protection film kits for UTV headlights and LED light bars for the 2014-2017 Polaris RZR® 1000XP. The company will soon be expanding its line to include film coverage for UTV body parts, headlight and light bar kits for the Yamaha® YXR 1000R, Can-Am® Maverick 1000R as well as other popular UTV models. These products will be sold exclusively via the company’s website at


BRIGHTON, Mich. – Lingenfelter Performance Engineering announces their new High Flow Direct Injection Fuel Injectors, Pump and Camshaft Kit for GM’s Gen V V8 (PN L700046914). Having the right combination of components is supremely important when choosing performance parts, and with today’s technological wonders that power our cars, that statement has never been more true. That’s why LPE is offering this kit, featuring their Big Bore Direct Injection High Volume Fuel Pump (PN L710156914), High Flow Direct Injection K-DI™ Kinetic Nozzle Geometry Fuel Injectors (PN L730116922) and their proprietary line of LPE GT35 Gen V V8 performance camshafts to tailor a fuel delivery system that will optimize your engine’s performance.


MILWAUKEE – BOLT®, the innovators of Breakthrough One-Key Lock Technology, knows the best way to prevent costly trailer theft is with a visible and functional sign of security. To meet this need, the company is introducing its Off-Vehicle Coupler Lock that secures a trailer when it’s not attached to a vehicle.
The Off-Vehicle Coupler Lock is a new dimension in trailer security that features BOLT’s patented one-key lock technology that permanently programs locks to the vehicle’s ignition key for single-key use no matter how many BOLT locks are being used. The lock is easily programmed the first time the ignition key is inserted into the BOLT Lock cylinder through the use of spring-loaded plate tumblers that move up and down to uniquely code the cylinder to that specific key.

Race Ramps Introduces New Supercar FlatStopper

Race Ramps, the leader in making stronger, lighter and safer ramp solutions for vehicles, introduces their new Supercar FlatStopper, which prevents flat spotting on tires when a vehicle is stored for 30 or more days. When it comes to performance vehicles, wider tires are the standard. The new Supercar FlatStopper accommodates tires up to 14-inches wide.

The Supercar FlatStopper measures 16"W x 28"L and is an addition to Race Ramps' successful line of FlatStoppers which includes the standard FlatStoppers (for tires up to 12-inches wide) and the 10-inch FlatStoppers (for tires up to 8-inches wide). The Supercar FlatStopper (Product ID: RR-FS-16-SC) is available in black and retails at $297.00 and also available for a limited time in red (Product ID: RR-FS-16-SC-R) and retails at $327.00.

3M Automotive Aftermarket Division Offers Series of Commercial Truck Standard Operating Collision Repair Procedures

3M Provides Product Solutions and Guidelines for Proper Quality Repairs

ST. PAUL, Minn., (November 1, 2016) – 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division has announced the introduction of Commercial Truck Standard Operating Collision Repair Procedures (SOPs). Along with 3M’s commitment to providing its customers with the highest performing and most cost-effective products in the marketplace, these written procedures can help assist the commercial fleet collision shops in delivering consistency within the repair process through development of standardized repair procedures.

3M Automotive Aftermarket Division Introduces Total Automotive Sanding System, Powered by Festool Automotive Systems

Innovative New Surface Preparation and Paint Finishing Solutions for Body Repair, Paint Prep and Paint Finishing Improve Efficiency, Reduce Dust, Enhance Safety and Build Profitability

ST. PAUL, Minn., (November 1, 2016) – 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division announced a strategic collaboration with TTS Tooltechnic Systems AG & Co. KG, maker of Festool brand products in February 2016 to provide customers in the global automotive collision repair industry a new and comprehensive surface preparation and finishing system. Today, they are introducing the first new solutions through the partnership.

The collaboration brings together 3M’s best-in-class abrasives, global sales and distribution capabilities with Festool-branded premium power tools, dust extraction technologies and exceptional customer service. It will deliver a comprehensive portfolio of offerings to customers in the automotive aftermarket.

NASCAR Teams Race to Victory Lane with 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division

A Wide Array of 3M Products Continue a Winning Tradition

ST. PAUL, Minn. (November 1, 2016) – This year, 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division is starting a new five-year extension to their nearly two-decade NASCAR Sprint Cup Series contingency sponsorship that provides more than 175 innovative automotive products and solutions used in race cars and race shops throughout NASCAR.

For many years, teams that compete in NASCAR have relied on the same 3M products that are used in today’s vehicles and collision repair shops every single day. More than 175 3M Automotive Aftermarket and Safety products are used in racing today. This is where “Science Applied to Life.™” intersects with science applied to winning.

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


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.

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