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August 2014 - Collision Tool & Equipment Product Notes

Removable covers allow existing steel tools to work with aluminum

     Dayton, Ohio—Steck Mfg. Co.’s (www.steckmfg.com; NACE booth 24016) Soft Strike four-piece aluminum conversion kit, part number 35000, was designed for converting existing steel tools to work with aluminum. The removable covers prevent cross-contamination and galvanic corrosion, according to the company.

Friday, August 1, 2014 - 00:11
Withstand heat with PlastiKote Engine Enamel Paint Chicago—PlastiKote Engine Enamel is easy to use and dries to an rugged, high heat-resistant finish, giving users the “The Perfect Finish” when painting engine parts, said Katie Whiting, product manager, aerosols for Valspar....
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 00:11
St. Paul, Minn.–Heavy duty metal working can take its toll on tools, abrasive products and the collision repair professionals who use them.  Key steps of the disassembly process such as weld removal, grinding, panel cutting/sectioning and paint removal quickly wear down traditional...
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 11:00
Albuquerque, N.M.—Enerpulse Technologies has added PlasmaCore to its line of Pulstar Pulse Plugs, providing the aftermarket with the next generation of its popular alternative to conventional spark plugs. Representing the fourth generation of the product, Pulstar with PlasmaCore Pulse Plugs...
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 10:58
Auburn Hills, Mich.—Magneti Marelli Quality Auto Parts Offered by Mopar announced the addition of a new product line of A/C components to its growing portfolio of maintenance and repair parts for all major vehicle makes and models, as well as an expansion of the brand’s existing rotors...
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 10:39
Madison, Ind.—Learning how to use new collision repair equipment can take time. In order to smooth the process and keep body shops running as efficiently as possible, Chief Automotive Technologies is providing its E-Access technical support package to buyers of its new LaserLock Live Mapping...
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 00:11
Madison, Ind.—Modern vehicles manufactured with aluminum and other “exotic” materials require an updated approach to collision repair, and the new Structural Holding Package from Chief Automotive Technologies allows shop operators to use their existing frame racks to properly...
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 00:11
Astro Pneumatic’s air belt sander is ideal for spot weld removal      South El Monte, Calif.— Astro Pneumatic Tool Co.’s (www.astrotools.com) 3037 1/2-inch air belt sander features variable speed control and is ideal for spot weld removal, according to the...
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 00:11
Strongsville, Ohio—PPG Automotive Refinish has released an enhanced version of its PaintManager program specific to the Rapidmatch X-5 spectrophotometer and software workflow. The new RapidMatch software—with an improved color formula retrieval workflow process—is designed to...
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 00:11
New Hofmann geodyna 3900S wheel balancer provides high-end features in a compact design   Conway, Ariz.—The new Hofmann geodyna 3900S wheel balancer offers shops high-performance and a small footprint. The color video display shows the location of any imbalance in the wheel and...
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 00:11
Fords online tool makes aftermarket installation parts easier to find and more efficient, accurate to order Dearborn, Mich.- Ford is making engine installations easier with the Engine Installation Kit, which is an online resource that easily identifies ancillary installation part numbers using...
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