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The ADPKIT features more than 60 different tools to effectively work with aluminum.
Kenosha, Wis.—Snap-on knows technicians and shops need the right tools to meet the demands of an ever-evolving vehicle service industry. Take the new Snap-on ADPKIT Aluminum Dent Pulling and Tool Kit, which helps address the increasing use of aluminum for body panels by vehicle manufacturers. The...
Mitchell’s Brian Elmi, director of product management, Auto Physical Damage Solutions, demonstrates at the recent SEMA Show how the company’s mobile offering mirrors its desktop RepairCenter program.
Las Vegas — Making shops run more efficiently — and thus allowing them to make more profit — is the goal of Mitchell’s RepairCenter, and a few recent additions enhance those functions, said Brian Elmi, director of product management for Auto Physical Damage Solutions, who spoke with Parts &...
Trick Tools Owner Bruce Van Sant said the company focuses on high-quality specialty metal fabrication tools such as this MetalAce 28F Imperial English Wheel. One of the company’s flagship English wheels, the 44F model, sits unfinished in the background at the company’s 25,000-square-foot warehouse.
Pella, Iowa — It’s a piece of equipment that harkens back to old-world coachbuilders, requiring a craftsman to methodically pull a piece of metal between polished wheels attached to a large, sturdy frame. With successive motion and increasing tension on the wheels, what was just a flat piece of...
Cypress, Calif.—Clarion Corporation of America recently announced that it has brought on BASF, the world's largest chemical company and an unmatched expert in the coatings industry, as a silver level sponsor of the Clarion Builds Acura NSX project. BASF will be supplying the NSX project with its...
Madison, Ind.—Chief has developed six videos that show how to properly secure the new Ford F-150 to a frame rack for pulling or sectioning. The videos are part of Chief’s structural holding how-to series, and cover the components included in its F-150 aluminum cab holding system (P/N 30002). They...
Reno, Nev. – In appreciation of regulatory data exchange with prominent paint suppliers, GRC-Pirk Management is pleased to announce that it will provide complimentary certification for FinishMaster, AkzoNobel, Sherwin Williams and BASF Jobbers and shop owners to comply with EPA’s National Emission...
Laguna Hills, Calif. – Assured Performance Network, the administrator of the country’s largest Certified, OEM-Recognized Collision Repair Network, announced official Certification and Recognition statistics achieved through 2015. The foundation of the Assured Performance Certification is to raise...
Doug Richman of Kaiser Aluminum said rumors of shortages of aluminum constraining automakers’ increased use of the material “couldn’t be further from the truth.”
Automaker requirements for aluminum repair certification include a separate work area and dust-extraction system in part because of potential explosion hazards caused by aluminum dust. Now I-CAR is involved in research to look into such safety issues related to aluminum repair, according to Doug...
Glen Mills, PA, January 18, 2016 – Pinstriping, the art of applying very thin lines of paint to decorate a surface or create special graphics, is most commonly found on automobile and motorcycle bodies.  Axalta Coating Systems’ fifth annual Winter Panel Jam will feature outstanding pinstriping...
The mixing room-mounted SATA clean RCS micro offers gun cleanings in between color changes in as little as 20 to 25 seconds.
CS PRODUCTS DEC Compiled by Jay Sicht SATA clean RCS offers quick intermediate spray gun cleaning Spring Valley, Minn.—The SATA clean RCS micro (www.sata.com) pneumatically operated rapid cleaning system ensures quick, clean and comfortable intermediate spray gun cleaning when using disposable cup...

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