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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 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,...
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...
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...
Hoffman Estates, Ill.—The executive summary of the collision repair industry Snapshot Survey, co-sponsored by the Collision Repair Education Foundation and I-CAR, and provides perspective at the current direction of the industry as it relates to important data points including technician age,...
Martin Senour’s RustProof M/D can be applied over rusted metal with little preparation, and is available in a number of colors from NAPA Auto Parts stores.
No rust, no fuss: Martin Senour introduces RustProof M/D      Warrensville Heights, Ohio—For auto body shop owners looking to boost their corrosion repair efficiency, RustProof M/D (www.martinsenour-autopaint.com) from the Martin Senour Company offers a powerful – yet easy to use – solution for...
Custom Painter Charley Hutton’s switch to PPG’s Envirobase High Performance waterborne paint resulted in brighter colors with easier color-matching, he says.
Las Vegas—When he was asked to try PPG Envirobase High Performance waterborne paint, Charley Hutton, owner of Charley Hutton’s Color Studio in Nampa, Idaho, hesitated changing from a system that was working. “I got to play with it, and once I did, I realized I was able to create colors that were so...
Guy Bargnes recently oversaw his first CIC as chairman, a meeting held in Palm Springs, Calif.
Palm Springs, Calif.—The Collision Industry Conference (CIC) tackled a variety of topics at its biennial planning meeting in January, held in Palm Springs, Calif., with a new chairman and new committee plans. At his first CIC as chair, Guy Bargnes, of Painters Supply (a Michigan-based paint and...
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...

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