Collision Repair & Refinish

BAF INDUSTRIES ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF PRO® SYNERGY CERAMIC COATINGS

BAF INDUSTRIES ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF PRO® SYNERGY CERAMIC COATINGS

Tustin, CA (2018) - BAF Industries, manufacturers of the PRO® Product Line for the professional car care industry, introduced the addition of Synergy Ceramic Coatings to its lineup of high quality products.

Synergy Ceramic Coating represents a revolutionary advance in paint protection. Synergy is a semi-permanent, super hydrophobic nano ceramic coating specifically designed for painted finishes. This high tech coating creates an extremely hard, slick, clear barrier of protection on painted finishes. Synergy chemically bonds with the factory paint by penetrating the vehicle’s clear coat finish to form a second layer and thicker coating for added protection.

AkzoNobel Vehicle Refinishes Returns to SEMA Show Celebrating 10-Year Partnership with McLaren Racing

TROY, Michigan – AkzoNobel, a leading provider of vehicle refinishing products, today unveiled its programming for the 2018 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show. The event takes place in Las Vegas from October 30 through November 2, 2018.

AkzoNobel will exhibit at booth #25163, where attendees will be able to view two new cars from hot rod builder Dave Kindig (renderings below). AkzoNobel will also lead a press conference to celebrate the company’s 10-year partnership with McLaren Racing, and will offer show attendees product demonstrations. In addition, AkzoNobel will have a presence at the Rig (#61014), host an Education Session, and participate in the SEMA Student Career Day.

BASF NEW SPONSOR OF DETROIT AUTORAMA GREAT 8

Auburn Hills, MI, October 25 – The Detroit Autorama is proud to announce that BASF is the new sponsor of the Detroit Autorama Great 8.

The Great 8, which will now be known as the BASF Great 8, is comprised of the eight finalists chosen each year to compete for Detroit Autorama’s prestigious Ridler Award. Being named as a Great 8 finalist is a highly sought-after achievement. Renowned custom car builders from across the U.S. bring their creations to the Detroit Autorama in the hope of being named to the Great 8 and ultimately competing for the Ridler Award.

The Great 8 finalists are announced to great fanfare at the Ridler’s Ball on Friday evening during the Detroit Autorama. They each receive a crystal award, a cash prize and a unique embroidered Great 8 jacket to mark the achievement.

Bartec USA announces partnership with TCS!

Sterling Heights, MI [October 2018] – Bartec USA, the North American leader in TPMS Diagnostic tools and solutions, announces their partnership with TCS, an ARI company. According to Scot Holloway, Bartec CEO: “We are excited to announce a new partnership integration to help tire and automotive dealers use the Tech200Pro tool to capture and send over tread depth measurements, and tire pressure readings to the TCS Digital Inspections App as well as the Tireworks HD software interface.” This is the first time Bartec is facilitating an integration from the Tech200Pro with a Software provider. TCS (booth 42175) and Bartec (booth 40039) will be showcasing this integration at each of their booths during SEMA week!

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.

Total Solutions and Standard Operating Procedures for Heavy Duty Truck Repair Now Available from 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division

Products and Processes for Sanding, Grinding, Bonding, Corrosion Prevention and Paint Finishing

ST. PAUL, MN (October 30, 2018) – Heavy duty truck repairs present a tremendous opportunity for today’s collision repair industry. However, many repair professionals who focus on heavy duty trucks are challenged to find the standard operating procedures and specialized products needed to deliver high-quality, durable and cost-effective repairs.

To help heavy duty truck repair shops service these big rigs more efficiently, 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division has created an online Heavy Duty Truck Repair Center to offer all of the solutions, SOPs and repair processes – in one convenient location. Whether repairing fiberglass (FRP), sheet molded compound (SMC), METTON® (Liquid Molding Resin) or traditional metals, 3M offers step-by-step guidance to make the repair, protect it from corrosion and keep the overall vehicle looking great.

NEW 3M™ HIGH POWER SPRAY GUN CLEANER DELIVERS FASTER CLEANUP, REDUCED SOLVENT CONSUMPTION

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

MAKE SAFETY IN THE PAINT BOOTH MORE COMFORTABLE

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.

TOP COLLISION SHOPS SEE INCREASED PRODUCTIVITY, ENHANCED CLEANLINESS AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPROVEMENTS WITH CLEAN SHOP SOLUTIONS FROM 3M

ST. PAUL, MN (October 30, 2018) –Since the 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division and Festool launched the Total Automotive Sanding System as part of its clean shop technologies, it has fundamentally changed how top automotive collision shops operate their businesses for improved productivity, technician satisfaction and a cleaner facility environment.

The powerful combination of best-in-class 3M™ Cubitron™ II abrasives and Festool-branded premium power tools and dust extraction technologies are making collision shops cleaner, more profitable and better places to work.

Sawgrass Ford in Sunrise, FL operates a collision repair center in South Florida, a market with lots of premium vehicles. Bill Condron, Fixed Operations Director at Sawgrass Ford, is a huge proponent of the Total Automotive Sanding System.

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.

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