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Axalta Coating Systems, formerly DuPont Performance Coatings, has partnered with Optima Automotive to work with its customers on its overall web presence marketing tactics. This will include website development/design, search engine optimization, social media management, pay-per-click campaign management and reputation management.
WEB-EST Announces European & Canadian Formatted Rate Matrices Added to Paintless Dent Repair-Estimating SoftwareWritten by staff
Web-Est, LLC announced the addition of new Paintless Dent Repair rate matrices to service Europe and Canada. Each new Matrix allows users to create multiple custom rate profiles for performing PDR estimating in the U.S., Canada and Europe. The user account can switch back and forth on a single estimate with just a click, selecting the appropriate rate profile by customer or type of service (retail, insurance, wholesale, etc.) quickly and conveniently.
Axalta Coating Systems, formerly DuPont Performance Coatings, has introduced a new single stage polyurethane enamel called Rival™, formulated to provide just the right mix of price and value for the economy commercial transportation segment.
1-800EveryRim–OEM Wheels now offers an OEM Wheel Quick Quote System. By texting a part number or picture of a customer’s damaged stock wheel to 951-RimText, shops can obtain an accurate quote on factory original replacement wheels more quickly than placing a phone call or by searching a website. The company’s goal is to quote a replacement price before an estimate is even begun back in the office.
President Billy Eordekian said, “We are always looking to hire an experienced OEM wheel person, but now we need one who can text like a teenager!” Pictures or part numbers can be texted to the actual number 951-746-8398.
Pro-Spray Automotive Finishes announces the release of a branded YouTube channel to help Pro-Spray users improve the quality and efficiency of their jobs. The URL is http://www.youtube.com/prosprayautofinishes.
Visitors to the site can view a library of resourceful, high-quality videos featuring veteran Pro-Spray Technical Trainer and Instructor Bill Warner. The channel’s current playlist includes:
More than 5.3 million. That’s how many vehicle accidents there were in the U.S. in 2011, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. If you were involved in one of these, then you know the confusion, stress and potential trauma that can occur right after a collision.
Now Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes introduces a new Body Shop App for consumers to utilize in case they are involved in a traffic accident. The new mobile phone application provides users with all kinds of information and contact access.
Sherwin-Williams recently announced it has awarded its Vendor of the Year Award to Preval, a division of Chicago Aerosol. This is the first time the company has received the prestigious award, which recognizes a small group of suppliers who have demonstrated substantial success in a variety of categories, including double-digit sales growth, high quality and high value products, ambitious new product development and exceptional service and management.
Urethane Supply Company's new EcoClean is a zero VOC (volatile organic compound) plastic cleaner for use before plastic repair and refinishing jobs to ensure the best performance from fillers, paints and adhesion promoters.
EcoClean is designed to perform as well as solvent-based plastic cleaners when preparing plastic for repair and refinishing work. It's not regulated by use limitations even in tightly controlled VOC regions.
"EcoClean is the perfect, easy-to-use substitute for USC's Super Clean plastic cleaner when you want or need a solvent-free cleaner," said Urethane Supply Company President Kurt Lammon.
EcoClean removes mold release agents and silicones, and is safe for use on all plastics. It is approved for use in USC Bumper and Cladding Coat Paint and Primer plastic preparation and it's made in the USA.
Urethane Supply Company, founded in 1981 and based in Rainsville, AL, specializes in developing automotive plastic repair and refinishing products. The company serves the bodyshop, restyling, automotive repair and bumper recycling markets worldwide.
For more information on Urethane Supply Company's EcoClean, and other plastic repair and refinishing products, call 1-800-633-3047 or go to www.urethanesupply.com.
Spies Hecker® is pleased to announce the introduction of Permasolid® Spectro Sealer 5450, a premium 2K high solid system that can be used as a wet-on-wet sealer, underhood color or as a flexible sealer for plastic repairs. Fast and easy to apply, this low VOC sealer delivers excellent coverage and a smooth finish.
Designed for use with all Spies Hecker® base coats, Permasolid® Spectro Sealer 5450 is an excellent choice to help increase productivity and profitability. Spraying requires only 1.5 coats with no flash-off time between coats.
“Don’t Text & Drive” is the latest message from PreFab TV commercials for body shops.
PreFab Ads just introduced “Text Crash,” a TV/Internet commercial aimed at increasing public attention of the hazards of texting while driving, making it available to auto body shops nationwide.
Urethane Supply Company's new Bumper & Cladding Coat Adhesion Primer is an advanced, low-VOC, solvent-based primer designed to stick to problem plastics, such as TEO, TPO and PP, without sanding or pretreatment. The primer is designed for easy refinishing of new, unprimed OEM replacement bumpers.
The Bumper & Cladding Coat Adhesion Primer is compatible with all popular urethane and waterborne base-clear topcoat systems and many single stage products. It does not have to be scuffed or sanded and may be topcoated at any time after application.