National Collision

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...
Strongsville, Ohio—PPG’s Automotive Refinish business unit has introduced P190-6950 Extended Performance Clearcoat, a clearcoat engineered expressly for use over Aquabase Plus waterborne basecoat. The new clearcoat is part of the Nexa Autocolor line of products. P190-6950 Extended Performance...
Strongsville, Ohio—The Automotive Refinish business unit of PPG has launched EC550 En-V Ultra Gloss Clearcoat, a new production-friendly clearcoat formulated specifically for use with Envirobase High Performance waterborne basecoat. It is intended for overalls and multi-panel applications and is...
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 of his adult life...
GLEN MILLS, Pa.-- Are you revved up for one of the hottest hot rod shows in the Midwest? The 14th Annual Holley National Hot Rod Reunion®, presented by AAA Insurance, will bring the heat to the Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky, on June 16–18. Axalta Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA), a...
Hoffman Estates, Ill.– I-CAR, the Inter-Industry Conference on Auto Collision Repair, has announced that it will launch two new courses in the second quarter of 2016: Honda & Acura A/C Collision Repair and Acura NSX Damage Analysis. The new online courses are part of I-CAR’s continued...

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