Tools & Equipment

3M Automotive Aftermarket Division Announces Military Veteran Collision Shop Professionals Who Will Spend a Race Day with Automotive Designer Chip Foose

3M Automotive Aftermarket Division Announces Military Veteran Collision Shop Professionals Who Will Spend a Race Day with Automotive Designer Chip Foose

Collision Shop Owners Nominated Military Veteran Employees
for Chance to Win a Trip to the NASCAR Race in Texas

ST. PAUL, Minn., (October xx, 2016) – 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division knows how much our nation’s veterans have given to our country. That’s why the company has had a long-standing commitment to giving back to the men and women who have served. Now, 3M AAD is providing the opportunity for body shop owners to recognize their veteran employees with a special trip to the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series™ race in Texas in November.

At the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series™ race in Texas on November 6, 10 body shop owners and 10 of their veteran employees will join automotive celebrity Chip Foose to celebrate their service and enjoy an incredible day of racing.

3M Automotive Aftermarket Division Kicks Off Fifth Year of 3M Hire Our Heroes Program to Provide Scholarships and Tool Grants for Deserving Military Members and their Families

New 2017 3M Hire Our Heroes Calendar Available with Donation to Collision Repair Education Foundation, Includes Monthly Offers Worth $1,700 in Free 3M Automotive Products

ST. PAUL, Minn., (November 1, 2016) – 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division has had a long standing commitment to helping our nation’s veterans. In partnership with the Collision Repair Education Foundation (CREF), 3M has donated more than $750,000 since 2013 to be used toward scholarships and tool grants for more than 210 military veterans and their families through the 3M Hire Our Heroes program.

Son of a Gun: 3M Expands Family for Accuspray™ ONE Easy Spray Gun System

ST. PAUL, Minn. (November 1, 2016) – When it comes to solutions for the small shop, the customer who buys paint over-the-counter, automotive students and anyone who wants more out of their spray gun system for less, 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division has the perfect kit for any application.

The 3M™ Accuspray™ ONE Spray Gun System with PPS™ combines the simplicity and easy maintenance of 3M™ Accuspray spray guns and with the solvent-reducing, material-saving, rapid-clean-up convenience of 3M™ PPS™ Paint Preparation System that pros love. It lets customers use one gun for all stages of their project, from start to finish including mixing/measuring, filtering and spraying (in any direction!) of primer, sealer, base and clear coat.

For 2016, 3M has made significant changes in the 3M™ Accuspray™ family of replaceable-head spray guns. Atomizing heads are now available in 1.2mm and 1.3mm sizes; joining our popular 1.4mm. 1.8mm, and 2.0 mm heads.

Powerhouse Products GM LS Retrofit Valve Spring Seat/Guide Cutters Allow LS-Style Valve Springs

Memphis, TN – GM LS Retrofit Spring Seat Cutters allow the use of LS-style valve springs on traditional Small Block Chevrolet cylinder heads.

A popular upgrade to allow more lift or accommodate a more aggressive roller camshaft when using traditional Small Block Chevrolet heads is to retrofit them with LS-style valve springs. This tool will allow customers to machine their cylinder heads for the correct diameter valve spring. Two versions are offered, a 1.340" seat cutter for 0.500" guides and a 1.340" seat cutter for 0.560" guides. The durable carbide cutting tip material ensures precision and accuracy. The cutter requires the use of an arbor pilot, which is available in four different sizes.

Quick Facts

Product: Powerhouse® Products GM LS Retrofit Valve Spring Seat/ Guide Cutters
Part Number: #4671 (1.340" cutter for 0.500" guide); #4672 (1.340" cutter for 0.560" guide)
Street Price: TBD

Powerhouse Products GM LS Main Cap Tool Makes Pulling Main Caps Easy

Memphis, TN – The Powerhouse® GM LS Main Cap Puller provides for the quick and safe removal of the main caps on LS engines.

The LS Main Cap Puller Tool is specifically designed to fit LS engines. This sturdy tool makes the job of removing the doweled main caps quick, safe and easy. The caps are removed in one swift motion and held tightly so they don’t fall and become damaged — no prying, hammering or damaging dowels. Rugged construction includes easy-to-grip handles that offer great and secure leverage, positive-grip lifting lugs and thick Allen-head bolt pivots.

Quick Facts

Product: Powerhouse® Products GM LS Main Cap Tool
Part Number: #549106
Street Price: TBD

Social Media Pitch: The Powerhouse® Products GM LS Main Cap Puller is specifically designed for LS engines to quickly and safely remove main caps

Features & Benefits:
• Safely removes LS main caps
• Positive grip-lifting lugs
• Thick Allen bolt pivots
• Robust handles for great leverage

Powerhouse Products GM LS Lifter Retaining Tool Aids With Camshaft Swaps

Memphis, TN – Camshafts in LS engines are easier to swap with this tool. It provides extra security by preventing the lifters from falling through the bores and into the engine.

When performing a camshaft swap on an LS engine, the rocker arms are removed and the lifters are held up off the camshaft with plastic lifter trays inside the engine. Over time, these lifter trays will wear and create a risk of dropping a lifter down in the engine, which then requires extensive disassembly to extract.

The Powerhouse® GM LS Lifter Retaining Tool slides through holes in the front of the engine and holds the lifters securely in their bores. The extra-long design with integrated handle provide plenty of leverage, while the rounded pushrod-style tip eases installation. Smooth construction of high-quality materials and the proper outer diameter prevents internal engine damage and won’t leave debris behind.

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Product: Powerhouse® Products GM LS Lifter Retaining Tool

Ansell Showcases Ways to Accelerate Your Business at SEMA 2016: Experience a comprehensive offering of gloves for working faster and safer at booth 15507

28 OCTOBER 2016, Iselin, NJ – Ansell, a global leader in protection solutions, will showcase a full range of glove styles engineered to meet the needs of automotive aftermarket workers at the 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV. Ansell will be exhibiting for the first time at the Ansell Garage (booth 15507), displaying innovative Ansell products that protect workers from personal injury while enhancing performance and providing comfort (a variety of which are also featured in SEMA’s New Product Showcase). Booth features include celebrity autographs, contests and more.

“Ansell is very excited to participate in our first SEMA Show and showcase our broad product portfolio,” said Steve Genzer, President and General Manager of the Ansell Industrial Global Business Unit. “We offer a complete range of reusable and disposable gloves to this dynamic industry that are engineered to meet the needs of workers - from cut, chemical and liquid protection to enhanced grip and all day comfort.”

Chemical Guys Will Be Giving Away 5 TORQ Polishers During the SEMA Show

Chemical Guys and TORQ Tool Company announced today that they will be hosting for the second year in a row the #DoYouTORQ Sweepstakes. Five lucky winners will win a polishing machine from TORQ Tool Company at this year’s SEMA Show. With the great success and attraction that the TORQ #DoYouTORQ giveaway had at last year’s SEMA Show, Chemical Guys decided to host it this year again. Attendees that are interested in being part of the sweepstakes have to visit the Chemical Guys booth in the North Hall, booth #12851 to receive a sweepstakes ticket.

“We look forward to seeing everyone this year and sharing all of the new products,” states Danny Capistrano of Chemical Guys. “Last year we had such great feedback and success with the sweepstakes, so we decided to do it again. This year we are giving away more machines to give attendees more chances to win, and more opportunities to try out the truly amazing lineup of tools.”

Industrial Products Leader Introduces MULTI SEAL® Tire Sealant with KEVLAR® for Consumers

Extreme-Performance Sealant Prevents Flats and Seals Large Punctures
So You Don’t Get Stranded ... and Don’t Ruin Your Weekend!

Spring, TX (November 1, 2016) — MULTI SEAL®, the world leader in industrial tire sealant technology for 35 years, introduces a new line of extreme-performance tire sealants for consumers — coming soon to a retailer near you. MULTI SEAL® Tire Sealant with KEVLAR® instantly seals punctures twice as big as the competition (up to ½ inch!), so you don’t get stranded ... and so you don’t ruin your weekend. The high-tech, U.S.-made tire sealant features super-strong KEVLAR® fibers (not adhesives, like competitors’ products), so it prevents flats and fixes slow leaks, plus a single treatment lasts the life of your tire. Simply put MULTI SEAL® Tire Sealant with KEVLAR® in your tires now and enjoy 24/7 protection for years — helping you save time, save money and reach your destination safely.

The new German solution for Diagnostics: mega macs 56

Peachtree City, GA — . A new mega macs model is extending the range of diagnostic tools by Hella Gutmann Solutions. The mega macs 56 addresses to users who focus on European cars and who value the features and the comfort of a premium diagnostic tool. Engineers in repair shops, car dealerships and in mobile services will find the mega macs 56 to be a very efficient tool that helps minimizing the time spent on troubleshooting. It offers state-of-the-art technology and allows wireless connection to cloud based databases with technical information. By setting a hotspot the mega macs 56 becomes an extremely mobile diagnostic tool that offers lots of technical data. The Communication to the vehicles too, takes place wireless. The user merely has to plug in the VCI to the OBD port.

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