National Collision

The two-day certification courses are held at 16 PPG Business Development Centers and various field locations across North America.
Strongsville, Ohio—Advancements in auto refinish technologies, combined with the growing number of OEM special effects vehicle finishes, make it critical that collision refinish technicians stay current with available training. That’s what’s driving PPG’s ongoing commitment to its comprehensive...
Jim Levendusky of Verisk Insurance Solutions said his company is launching an exchange to bring data from connected car to insurers.
Detroit—Collision repairers probably give little thought to what impact “usage-based insurance” (UBI) might have on the industry, thinking it’s primarily involved in how an insurer prices a particular driver’s policy. But what if that “dongle” hooked to the vehicle’s OBD-II port was encouraging the...
Car-O-Liner’s new-generation CTR7 Resistance Spot Welder provides quality spot welds with all high-strength steels using the latest inverter technology, the company says.
Anaheim, Calif.—On the West Coast for the first time, the International Autobody Congress & Exposition (NACE) and Congress of Automotive Repair and Service (CARS) heads to the Anaheim Convention Center, Aug. 9-13. Its popular trade show tool and equipment demonstrations also return for the...
Aftermarket parts industry consultant Dan Morrissey challenges some of the statements made at the ABPA convention by Jack Gillis of CAPA.
Miami—Consumer group support may be wavering for proposed federal legislation that could curtail automakers’ ability to use design patents to limit the sale of non-OEM crash parts, aftermarket parts distributors were told at a recent industry event. “Right now, they don’t see an industry working...
Glen Mills, Pa.—For TV host and former NASCAR champion crew chief, Ray Evernham, the featured car in the movie, “American Graffiti,” is the holy grail of hot rods – a car that inspired his life-long passion for cars, rock and roll, and the American car culture. Now, after pursuing the car for most...
Axalta launches new fan deck systems.
Glen Mills, Pa.—Paint chips are small samples of color, each different, some with subtle variations that are often unnoticed until held side-by-side. To the untrained eye, it is hard to believe that a vehicle painted in silver, red or even the most basic black or white can have so many variations....
Globaljig introduces the Mobile System bench package that provides collision repair shops with a faster way to load a car, and the mobility to move the job throughout the shop without having to undock the vehicle.
Madison, Ind.—The new Globaljig, presented by Chief, Mobile System bench package provides collision repair shops with a faster way to load a car and the mobility to move the job throughout the shop without having to undock the vehicle. The package includes the Globaljig Universal Fixturing System...
Nearly seven out of 10 shops say they need to “denib” or “finish sand and buff” at least three quarters of the vehicles they paint, yet nearly one-third of shops believe that the top eight insurers “never” pay for the extra time it takes to do it. “Not true,” said Mike Anderson, of Collision Advice...
NACE/CARS heads to the West Coast with increased OEM support, says Dan Risley, president/CEO of ASA, the show’s sponsor.
North Richland Hills, Texas—The International Autobody Congress & Exposition (NACE) and Congress of Automotive Repair and Service (CARS) will be at the Anaheim Convention Center, in Anaheim, Calif., Aug. 9-13. It marks the first time the event has been offered west of Las Vegas. Although its...
The SATA dry jet 2 uses the same Venturi principle as its predecessor, but has an extra-large footprint for increased waterborne paint drying efficiency.
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...

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