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Philadelphia, Pa.--Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, will showcase its innovative lineup of refinish systems and tools designed to help body shops boost productivity and profitability at the 40th Annual NORTHEAST Automotive Services Show,...
The new Tarocco Orange color provided a contrast to matt black and gloss white finish when the new car was launched at the McLaren Thought Leadership Centre.
Amsterdam, Netherlands—The 2017 McLaren-Honda Formula 1 racing car was recently launched, when fans caught their first glimpse of the MCL32's new Tarocco Orange livery, whcih is a color developed by AkzoNobel in conjunction with McLaren-Honda. The company’s color expertise has enabled the world...
Prosser, Washington, March 24, 2017 — The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) will be hosting their annual “Repairer Roundtable” from 8:30 – 11:00am on Wednesday, April 19th at the Sheraton Station Square in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The event has routinely featured captivating...
Chicago, IL, March 14, 2017 – CCC Information Services Inc. (“CCC”) announced today the availability of its 2017 Crash Course, an in-depth report that focuses on the trends and business drivers within the automotive collision industry. This year’s report, “It’s Happening”, examines the vast...
STRONGSVILLE, Ohio – March 21, 2017PPG’s spring MVP Business Solutions Conference April 9-11 at the JW Marriott Camelback in Scottsdale,Arizona is another sellout with over 550 participants. The MVP Business Solutions Conferences are a place for collision center owners, managers and staff to step...
STRONGSVILLE, Ohio – March 21, 2017PPG’s spring MVP Business Solutions Conference April 9-11 at the JW Marriott Camelback in Scottsdale,Arizona is another sellout with over 550 participants.The MVP Business Solutions Conferences are a place for collision center owners, managers and staff tostep...
Philadelphia, Pa.--Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, will feature its Imron® Elite polyurethane coatings for heavy duty trucks, fleets and other commercial vehicles at the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) on March 23-25, at the Kentucky...
Secaucus, N.J. (March 17, 2017) – Pro Spot International, specializing in quality welding and repair products, will exhibit at the three-day NORTHEAST 2017 Automotive Services Show held March 17-19 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, N.J. The show is presented by AASP/NJ. The 40th...
At a glance, the counterfeit gun (left, at bottom) Don Burris purchased appears to be the genuine product. But compared side-by-side, details such as the color of the air cap ring and the SATA font are apparent. (The Chinese copy (right) even has “Made in Germany” falsely engraved.)
Spring Valley, Minn.—Don Burris, owner of Don’s Paint & Body in Parsons, Kan., thought he’d done his due diligence in buying a new SATAjet 5000 spray gun for his son from a dealer advertising them for $450 on Facebook. It seemed like a good deal, and he watched the dealer’s posts for a couple...
Clinton Township, Mich.—Axalta Coating Systems announced its Automotive Color of the Year 2017 – Gallant Gray. The color is enhanced by blue and silver flakes that produce a unique sparkle effect and dark undertones that enrich the finish, adding sophistication. A year-long Color of the Year...

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