National Collision

The air vision 5000 supplied air system includes a new hood with wider visibility and greater comfort, with additional optional modules for air cooling, warming, or humidification (not shown).
Spring Valley, Minn.—Whether it’s tinting a difficult color, blending a repair that’s nearly invisible to even a trained eye, or laying down some vibrant candies on a show car, being a top-notch painter can be a rewarding career. But it can come at a cost, with occupational asthma being the biggest...
Warrensville Heights, OHIO - Martin Senour Paints has refreshed its online presence, providing collision repair industry professionals a go-to source for the latest products, events, training classes and industry information Martin Senour has to offer. The redesigned Martin Senour website...
White remains in top position globally, while blues and grays have most variation among segments.
SOUTHFIELD, MI, February 8, 2018 – With its “BASF Color Report For Automotive OEM Coatings,” BASF’s Coatings division provides a global analysis of the color distribution in the 2017 automotive market. Globally, white maintains its strong position in all vehicle segments and is still the overall...
STRONGSVILLE, OHIO – JANUARY 30, 2018 -- PPG today announced the 2018 appearance schedule of its popular show truck. The bold red, white and blue PPG tractor-trailer rig — a rolling exhibit of premium PPG products — will kick off its coast-to-coast excursion on March 9 at the 8th annual Goodguys...
Chicago—CCC Information Services Inc. (CCC) has announced it will provide an interface into its CCC ONE Platform (CCC ONE) to enable any vehicle diagnostics provider to share scanning results with repair shops and insurers that use CCC repair workflow tools. CCC Diagnostics paves the way for repair...
Chicago—CCC Information Services Inc. (CCC) announced that American Honda Motor Co., Inc. has selected the CCC Parts technology as its collision parts e-commerce solution for the company and in support of their dealers in the U.S. In-market testing of CCC Parts with Honda and Acura dealerships...
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Cleveland—Matrix Automotive Finishes is offering collision and restoration shops a solvent-based system that is compliant from coast-to-coast. It also comes complete with a three-tiered basecoat system, including 61 liquid toners plus dry pearls and optional custom FX Series custom colors. By...
Mayfield Village, Ohio—In the coming months, Progressive will change the way it uses its service center facilities. The company’s 68 service centers will stop being a drop-off/pick-up point for customer vehicles. Current shops that support their local service centers will be invited to transition...
“Highly reflective colors can contribute to the functionality of driverless vehicles because lighter colors, like StarLite, are more easily detectable by LIDAR systems,” says Nancy Lockhart, Axalta.
Glen Mills, Pa.—Axalta Coating Systems announced the release of StarLite, its 2018 Automotive Color of the Year. Born from Axalta’s ChromaDyne line of color coats developed for automotive OEMs, StarLite is a light and reflective hue that uses Axalta’s tri-coat process, which is formulated with...
DeVilbiss’ Tekna kit includes primer, basecoat and clearcoat spray guns, air caps and fluid tips, gauges, sample DeKups, and adapters.
DeVilbiss introduces Tekna Three-Gun Premium Kit      Scottsdale, Ariz.—DeVilbiss’ (www.autorefinishdevilbiss.com) Tekna Three-Gun Premium Kit includes the latest Tekna spray guns: the primer, basecoat and clearcoat spray guns, along with all the air caps and fluid tips associated with those guns....

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