July 2015 - Collision Product Notes

Miller helmets feature improved visibility, comfort

Appleton, Wis.—Miller Electric Mfg. Co.’s (www.MillerWelds.com) Digital Infinity Series welding helmets feature the largest viewing area in the industry, according to the company, with a 13.4-square-inch viewing area to eliminate tunnel vision. The four arc sensors have four modes: weld, cut, grind and X-Mode, which prevents sunlight from darkening the lens before welding starts. The new headgear offers an oversized comfort cushion and provides improved support and adjustability. In addition to black, the helmets are available in Stars & Stripes, Camouflage, and “Departed.”

Martin Senour offers PCC 2.8 VOC Factory-packaged colors

     Warrensville Heights, Ohio—The Martin Senour Company (www.martinsenour-autopaint.com) has launched its new PCC Premium Commercial Coatings 2.8 VOC Factory Packaged Colors (FPC) that are cost-effective urethane single-stage products designed for overall refinishing on a variety of fleet, commercial equipment and industrial applications.

According to the company, the PCC285 series delivers outstanding dry times and excellent gloss content while meeting 2.8 VOC regulations. Available in 10 popular factory-packaged colors, they are easy to apply, easy to mix, and feature a simple 4:1 reduction ratio.

Skin Zipper2 door-skinning tool offers greater access

     Dayton, Ohio—Steck Manufacturing Co.(www.steckmfg.com)’s Skin Zipper2 door skinning tool, part no. 21894, offers improved access to tighter areas over the previous tool design.

The new tool’s self-lubricating reinforced nylon head hems or crimps regular or adhesive-bonded door skins and the door shell at the window opening in an easy two-step process.

For step one, the technician forms the edge of the door skin by holding the tool at a right angle to the door, with no hammer and dolly work required. For step two, the technician completes the final form by using the tool at a 45-degree angle. Two side slots are included for left and right application. When completed, minimal finishing may be required on the corners and body lines.

According to the company, the reduced height of the guide allows the Skin Zipper2 to accommodate the step that is commonly in window opening areas that are not easily accessible with other tools. The tool reduces technician arm fatigue from the hammer and dolly method, and reduces door refinishing time.  


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