Collision Product Notes - July 2016
SATA Dry Jet 2 is more efficient and easier to use
Spring Valley, Minn.— To ensure fast drying of waterborne paint, it is vital to apply as much air as possible within a short period of time onto the painted object. To achieve this objective, the new SATA dry jet 2 (www.satausa.com; order number 217489) also relies on the Venturi principle like its predecessor: In addition to the compressed air feeding the system, ambient air is drawn in and multiplied to directly accelerate the drying process.
It has a new design of the flat fan nozzle. Due to its special shape, the SATA dry jet 2 has an extra large air footprint, which further increases the drying efficiency, helps reduce the flash-off time, and enhances the quality of the drying process, increasing profitability. The recommended inlet pressure is 29 to 35 psi, and the dry jet 2 uses a very low 8.2 to 9.35 CFM. With the Venturi principle design, the CFM is magnified 10 times to give a 92.35 CFM output. With the integrated air regulation, the painter can precisely adjust the air supply to adapt the airflow volume to ideally suit the requirements of the painted object. A painter can dry the entire side of a car with one SATA dry jet 2. For drying larger surfaces, SATA recommends the SATA dry jet 2 stand, which allows the mounting of up to four SATA dry jet 2 guns.
An integrated 125μ sieve serves to filter contamination from the aspirated air. This disposable sieve is inserted prior to operating the blower gun and can be easily replaced with a new one, depending on usage and degree of contamination. Thus, the need for time-consuming cleaning of a filter element is eliminated. The SATA dry jet 2 uses the same 125μ filter as the SATA 0.3L RPS cup lids. The filters are also available separately in a 10-pack (order no. 222125.)
Martin Senour introduces waterborne DTM industrial maintenance acrylic enamel line
Warrensville Heights, Ohio-The Martin Senour Company’s (www.martinsenour-autopaint.com) new Industrial Maintenance Coatings DTM (direct-to-metal) Acrylic Enamel is a high-gloss, 100-percent acrylic, waterborne, corrosion-resistant coating for light to moderate industrial use. Designed for new construction, equipment, or a variety of maintenance uses, Industrial Maintenance Coatings DTM Acrylic Enamel can be used directly over a variety of properly prepared substrates, while offering an excellent protective coating.
The new coatings product (series IM110) provides a number of features: it is a low-VOC coating, offers good chemical and corrosion resistance, provides outstanding adhesion and moisture resistance, and is fast-drying with low odor characteristics.
Suitable substrates for Industrial Maintenance Coatings DTM Acrylic Enamel include steel, iron, aluminum, galvanized steel, concrete, masonry, wood, zinc rich primers, cement board and fiber board. It is recommended for use on a number of applications including ornamental iron, tanks and cylinders, steel fabricated parts, industrial, construction and farm equipment, metal buildings, piping, hand rails and select marine structures.
Available in 13 popular factory packaged colors (standard, safety and basic equipment,) they dry to the touch in 15 to 30 minutes and are easy to apply with either brush or spray application.
For DIYers, 3M Auto simplifies scratch and scuff removal
St. Paul, Minn. — For any car owner, that first scratch can be a disheartening moment, but not every scuff warrants a trip to the local body shop. 3M Auto’s Trizact Precision Scratch Kit (www.3mauto.com) is ideal for an easy, do-it-yourself solution to maintain a vehicle’s flawless appearance sans service expenses and making time to visit a local professional.
Contrary to popular belief, according to 3M Auto, removing scratches and scuffs can be an easy fix, which is why it has put together a simple Trizact Precision Scratch Kit and product guide to help owners remove unsightly imperfections.
The exclusive 3M Trizact abrasive technology makes scratch and scuff removal an easy process that won’t damage the clear coat and paint.
Using a household drill (1,200 to 1,600 RPM) with the supplied purple pad mounted securely, apply a dime-sized amount of 3M Rubbing Compound to remove the haze left behind by the sanding process. Using the drill and the black polishing pad, apply a dime-sized amount of 3M Scratch Remover to polish the treated area and surrounding area with light pressure. Once the paint is shiny, use a microfiber cloth to remove excess Scratch Remover.
With less time and effort, the novice car maintenance customer and seasoned car guy can each achieve the same stunning results, without the fear of inaccuracy.