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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.


3M™ PPS™ Series 2.0 Spray Cup System with Quarter-Turn Lid Locking System
Improves Cleanliness, Provides Simplicity and Increases Peace-of-Mind

ST. PAUL, MN (October 30, 2018) – 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division continues to innovate the vehicle painting process with the 3M™ PPS™ Series 2.0 Spray Cup System. The 3M PPS Series 2.0 Spray Cup System dramatically improves the painting process with a revolutionary spray cup design that delivers advanced performance, efficiency and cleanliness.

The 3M™ PPS™ Disposable Paint Cup System was developed in 1996 in England by 3M engineer Steve Joseph, reinventing how painters in the collision repair industry managed the paint process. And in doing so, reduced solvent use by up to 70 percent and decreased prep time by up to 50 percent. It quickly became the standard for painters around the world.

New E-Z UP® Endeavor™ shelter now available in 3 sizes

NORCO, Calif., Oct. 24, 2018 – International E-Z UP, Inc. has introduced the strongest Instant Shelter® product in the industry with the new Endeavor™ shelter, available in 10’ x 10’, 10’ x 15’, and 10’ x 20’ sizes.

The patented one-piece professional-grade shelter features an extra-large 6061-T6 aircraft-grade aluminum frame, octagonal-shaped legs that are 2 inches in diameter, and additional stabilization points for strength and durability. The Endeavor™ shelter is the easiest-to-use, toughest, and longest-lasting portable shelter on the market.

E-Z UP Founder and Chairman Mark Carter said the Endeavor™ shelter displays the innovation and quality customers have come to expect from E-Z UP. The company created the portable shelter industry 35 years ago and continues to be the No. 1 choice for consumers.

LINGENFELTER PERFORMANCE ENGINEERING Product Introductions and Vehicle Display

Driven by a racing heritage, Lingenfelter Performance Engineering is a leader in automotive performance engineering. The company offers engine building, engine and chassis tuning components and installation for most GM vehicles. Lingenfelter will debut new products and display costume engineered vehicles at the 2018 SEMA Show, October 30 – November 2, in Las Vegas.

Lingenfelter Performance Engineering owner, Ken Lingenfelter, and his team of experts will be available to greet guests visiting their booth (#25075) in Central Hall and answer their engineering questions. Of great interest will be the introduction of several new products including:

• Lingenfelter LT5 95 mm Throttle Body Adapter Plate for GM Gen V V8 Applications
o Allows the use for a larger OEM throttle body in high horsepower applications
• Lingenfelter Ported LT5 95 mm Throttle Body for GM Gen V V8 Applications
o Allows the use for a larger OEM throttle body in high horsepower applications


3M™ Perfect-It™ EX AC Compound Delivers Optimal Performance on All Coatings
with New Minerals and Unique Formula

ST. PAUL, MN (October 23, 2018) – The first family in paint finishing and detailing is continuing to expand – now with an enhanced solution for clear coats and single stage paint. The 3M™ Perfect-It™ Paint Finishing line now offers 3M™ Perfect-It™ EX AC “All Coatings” compound, which was developed for a variety of difficult-to-buff coatings.

The 3M™ Perfect-It™ EX AC compound is designed with a unique formula and new minerals to help remove sand scratches and other surface defects quickly. Together with the new 3M™ Perfect-It™ EX AC compound, the 3M™ Perfect-It™ Paint Finishing family deliver additional wet time and excellent cut, allowing technicians to use less material, while providing easy clean-up and helping to reduce overall cycle time.

MEDIA INVITATION: Don’t Miss the Most Unique Race in the Collision Repair Industry During the 2018 SEMA Show


Don’t Miss the Most Unique Race in the Collision Repair Industry During the 2018 SEMA Show

3M Hire Our Heroes 500 Set to Take the Green Flag during 2018 SEMA Show as Collision Repair Industry’s Top Shop Owners, MSO Leaders and Companies Race to Claim the Honors

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

Race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on October 30,
Trophy Presentation at SEMA, 3M Booth No. 61021 on October 31

ST. PAUL, Minn., (October 19, 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.

Intercomp’s AS2000™ Alignment System Allows All Repair Shops to Increase Service Offerings

Intercomp’s AS2000™ Complete Alignment System gives owners of small, independent auto repair shops the opportunity to offer high-quality alignment services to their customers. There may be several reasons why a shop does not offer an intensive service like full suspension alignments, but two of the most common reasons are the cost and space requirements of full-sized alignment systems. The Intercomp AS2000™ is the portable, affordable method to many any auto repair business more profitable.


North America’s Largest Collision Repair Network to Host Franchisee, Partner and Development Events at World’s Most Influential Automotive Aftermarket Show

CHARLOTTE (October 23, 2018) — At this year’s SEMA show in Las Vegas, CARSTAR, North America’s largest multi-store operator network of independently-owned collision repair facilities, will host an exhibit on the show floor, located in the 2018 SEMA Show Performance Pavilion, Booth No. 53030.

Mittler Bros. Machine & Tool announces collaboration with LAZZE Jansson on Bead Roll line.

(Wright City, MO) Mittler Bros. Machine & Tool is proud to announce a collaboration with world-renowned metal fabricator Lars “LAZZE” Jansson on a line of LAZZE Bead Rolls.

LAZZE Bead Rolls have been designed for use with all existing Mittler Bros. Power Drive Bead Rollers with adjustable shafts.

“Mittler Bros. is very excited to work with LAZZE to bring his designs to our customers, many of whom have requested these bead rolls”, said Mittler Bros. president, Mike Mittler. “This is a win-win for all parties. He’s a true craftsman and I have a great deal of respect for all he has accomplished in the metal shaping field and I look forward to our collaboration.”

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