Collision Repair & Refinish

Hunter to participate in SCRS Repairer Driven Education series at the 2018 SEMA Show

LAS VEGAS – Hunter Engineering is pleased to participate in SCRS Repairer Driven Education: The Importance of ADAS System Resets When Performing Wheel Alignments During the Collision Repair Process (RD13) at the 2018 SEMA Show on Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Upper North Hall, N233.

Led by Hunter Engineering technical trainer, John Shewbridge, the presentation will benefit repair professionals by increasing their understanding of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and how they interact across various vehicle systems, and offer insight into future ADAS developments.

The session is recommended for shop owners, managers, repair technicians, shop estimators, as well as estimators from insurance companies.

#Labocosmetica: a wide range of extremely evolved products for the most demanding detailers

#LABOCOSMETICA CONQUERS AMERICA

For the first time, MAFRA participates in the SEMA Show with #Labocosmetica, its division dedicated to car detailing. At Stand 16225, the detailers of the #Labocosmetica team perform live polishing and soft detailing demos, challenging their American colleagues, who are past masters in the matter.

Hunter Engineering reveals benefits of performing in-house collision repair alignments at the 2018 SEMA Show

LAS VEGAS - Hunter Engineering Company® will emphasize the benefits of in-house collision repair alignments at the 2018 SEMA Show, Oct. 30 – Nov. 2. Live demonstrations will take place in South Hall, Booth #41013.
By performing collision repair alignments in-house, shops can increase profits, maintain quality of alignments, and eliminate unnecessary transport and wait time.

Compatible with most frame racks, Hunter’s turnplate kit includes four turnplates, ramps, wheel chocks and a wheeled cart that provides easy mobility and compact storage. The portable kit can be used with two-post lifts or on a flat floor; enabling shops to align vehicles that may be too large or long to fit existing alignment lifts.

In addition, service providers can perform Suspension Body Dimension Audits to identify components affected in an accident, including axle setback and offset, wheelbase, trackwidth, ride height, max steer, symmetry and more.

3M Hire Our Heroes 500 to Showcase Custom Painted Helmets by Custom Painters with Designs Honoring Military Members and the 3M Hire Our Heroes Scholarship Program

Event to Benefit 3M Hire Our Heroes Program Providing Scholarships and Tool Grants to
Military Veterans and Their Families

ST. PAUL, Minn., (October 29, 2018) – 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division, along with the Collision Repair Education Foundation, is putting its effort to provide collision repair education opportunities for military members into high gear this year, launching the 3M Hire Our Heroes 500 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

ECP Incorporated Acquires Tornador®

ECP Incorporated Acquires Tornador®

ECP Incorporated is pleased to announce that it has acquired the Tornador® Brands and product lines from Dehn’s Innovations, LLC.
The Tornador® brand is known industry wide for their unique patented air & liquid tools used for the cleaning and detailing of vehicles. The Tornador® Brand has been on the market since 2006 and has continued to develop new and innovative products that are well respected in the industry.
ECP Incorporated has been a leading provider of products and services for Automobile Dealers and related entities since 1969 and is currently celebrating its 50th Anniversary. ECP’s heritage has been in the manufacturing, packaging and distribution of Appearance Protection, Detailing, and Service Chemicals and supplies and in providing the administration of product warranties and Optional Protection products to produce profit opportunities and cost savings for Automobile Dealers and related entities.

Lake Country Manufacturing Launches New Power Tool Company LC Power Tools Previews First Tool at SEMA 2018

(Oconomowoc, WI) -- Lake Country Manufacturing, a leader in the premium buffing and polishing pad market, has launched a new professional power tool company, LC Power Tools (www.LCPowerTools.com). With an initial concentration on power tools for the professional detailing market, LC Power Tools will focus on creating innovative, user-defined tools to make life easier for detailers.

Lake Country Manufacturing has strong roots in the detailing market, having developed hundreds of wool, foam and microfiber pads and products over the past forty years, including many patented designs. The company's dedication to introducing new and improved products to serve the detailing market’s ever-changing needs led to the decision to create the new power tool company.

ALLDATA to Showcase Award-Winning ALLDATA Diagnostics with Unlimited Scans at SEMA 2018

ALLDATA SHOWCASING AWARD-WINNING ALLDATA DIAGNOSTICS™ WITH UNLIMITED SCANS AT SEMA 2018

Company’s scan tool helps limit shops’ liability and increase revenue with ALLDATA’s industry-leading OEM repair info built-in

ELK GROVE, Calif. – Oct. 29, 2018 – ALLDATA LLC, an AutoZone company, will showcase the newest features in ALLDATA Diagnostics™ at Booth #10631 in the North Hall, SEMA 2018.

ALLDATA Diagnostics turns a tablet into a professional-level scan tool with direct ALLDATA access (requires a subscription to ALLDATA Repair® or ALLDATA Collision®). It includes unlimited pre- and post-scans with no per-scan charge, plus free software and data updates. There’s not even an upfront charge for the equipment – it’s all included in one low-cost subscription.

ZyCoat®, LLC releases ZyCor® Primer ZyCor is part of the ZyCoat® Family of Thermal Coatings Proven in High Temperature Applications

OLATHE, KANSAS (October 29, 2018) – ZyCoat, LLC announces the release of ZyCor high temperature, corrosion resistant primer. ZyCor primer can be used as a standalone coating or as a base coat for ZyCoat, LLC’s ZyBar high temperature thermal dissipation color coats. ZyCor is a do it yourself, easy to apply coating offering over 5,000 hours of corrosion resistance.

HushMat Exceeds 350,000 Year, Make & Model Sound Deadening and Thermal Insulation Material Custom Vehicle Kits

OLATHE, KANSAS, (October 30, 2018) HushMat® – HushMat leads the industry providing Custom Year, Make & Model vehicle kits. These kits are designed to custom fit over 350,000 Year, Make & Models and provide automotive enthusiasts with the easiest installation process on the market.

HushMat has exceeded sales of 350,000 Year, Make & Model Custom Vehicle Kits for the automotive wholesale, retail and Do It Yourself “DIY” market. Our portfolio of Custom Vehicle Kits make ordering and installing the HushMat product for customers specific year/make/model car or truck simple, fast and effective. HushMat, the fastest growing automotive sound deadening and thermal insulation materials company, continues to lead the market with No. 1 rated products that everyone can use.

Rust-Oleum unveils new appearance products at SEMA

Vernon Hills, Ill., Oct. 29, 2018 – Rust-Oleum continues to bring innovative products to the automotive aftermarket industry. From electrofusion wax technology to custom chrome finishes, Rust-Oleum offers a full line of products to protect and enhance vehicle appearance. At this year’s SEMA Show, Rust-Oleum will showcase several new products at booth #13073.

New additions to Rust-Oleum’s automotive line include:

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