Trucks, SUV's & Off-Road

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.

Australia’s Most Watched, Extreme Overlander is at SEMA

The man behind Australia’s most watched extreme overlander TV series will be making a special appearance next week at SEMA. You can catch Jase Andrews at the Rhino-Rack, MaxTrax, X-Ray Vision and Redarc Electronics Booths.

Armed with some of the best equipment money can buy, a solid sense of adventure, a healthy dose of fearlessness, ingenuity and grit, Australia’s favorite off-roading adventurer, Jase Andrews, takes on the most remote parts of the Australian outback in his popular TV series UNLEASHED.

His experience living off the land in some of the most remote and hostile parts of the country has given Jase knowledge and skills that he’d love to share with you, whether that be about ‘bush tucker’, cooking with limited resources, starting fires without matches, or getting your car unstuck in tricky situations.

Keep an eye out for Jase at the following stands:
Rhino-Rack USA Booth #35153
Redarc Electronics Booth #33281
X-Ray Vision Booth #33281
MaxTrax Booth #32181

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.

POP & LOCK FEATURES 2018 PRODUCTS AT SEMA 2017

Green Bay, WI – October 16, 2017 - - - Pop & Lock LLC, will be featuring 10 new products at SEMA 2017. All new products will be featured and have live demos at booth #33149 in the Upper South Hall. Products will also be available for viewing in the New Product Showcase.

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.

CRC Industries, Inc. Acquires Weld-Aid Products

Horsham, PA –CRC Industries, Inc. announces the acquisition of Weld-Aid Products, a leading manufacturer and marketer in maintenance chemicals serving the welding and metalworking business segments.
Located in Detroit, Michigan, Weld-Aid Products was established in 1958 as a division of the Roy Smith Welding Supply Company and quickly realized there were opportunities to improve the efficiency of the wire feed process in the welding marketplace. Today, Weld-Aid products are designed to both clean and lubricate the wire, reducing friction as the wire is fed to the torch. A full line of welding and metal protection products are marketed, including category-leading products in zinc coatings, anti-spatter and lubricants.
Customers are served through two major selling divisions: the aftermarket division for welding-related cleaning and lubrication products and the zinc rich coatings division, specializing in products and solutions for the galvanizing and infrastructure markets.

DEI Muffler Shield Kit

Avon Lake, Ohio –DEI’s Muffler Shield Kit is constructed of 10 mil dimpled aluminum with a 1/8” needle glass insulator. The result is a clean-looking shield that greatly reduces radiant heat resulting in a cooler cabin interior and overall component protection from the effects of extreme heat.

Easy to trim, it is designed to wrap around most any size muffler with a secure fit. The kit includes one 42” x 24” Muffler Shield and two 40” x ½” wide heavy duty 304 stainless steel positive locking ties.

For more information about DEI’s new Muffler Shield Kit, part #010455, or other Made in the USA DEI thermal products, visit www.designengineering.com, call 800-264-9472, or e-mail: sales@DesignEngineering.com. To keep up with the very latest DEI product introductions and company news connect on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or subscribe to DEI’s You Tube channel.

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