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June 2019 Shop & Product Showcase (17)

Tuesday, 14 May 2019 23:13

New 3M Trizact Hookit Foam Abrasive Disc, 8000 Grit Saves Shop Time and Money

Written by Autobody News Staff

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Elite Paint & Body was used as a testing shop for the 3M™ Trizact™ Hookit™Foam Abrasive Disc, 8000 grit system, one of its newest products.

NOTE: This June SPS was originally published online in May 2019.
 

Michael Holman, a detailing technician at Elite Paint & Body in Palm Beach, FL, who began detailing cars when he was only 9, is already an industry veteran at 25 years old.

Tuesday, 14 May 2019 23:11

Accudraft Helps Dimmitt Collision Produce Flawless Results on Luxury Vehicles

Written by Autobody News Staff

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The size of Accudraft’s Titan paint booth and its technology allow Dimmitt Collision to process more jobs faster without sacrificing quality for efficiency.

NOTE: This June SPS was originally published online in May 2019.
 

As a dealership shop specializing in luxury vehicles, Dimmitt Collision Center knows its customers don’t just expect their vehicles to function correctly when they are returned— they also expect them to look great.

Tuesday, 14 May 2019 22:36

Ankeny Auto Body Shoots & Scores With AkzoNobel

Written by Autobody News Staff

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(l to r) CSR Shelli White, blueprinter Jim Schafer, GM Phil Ulvestad, owner Mark Martin and parts manager Brenna Tomlin are part of the success of Ankeny Auto Body.

NOTE: This June SPS was originally published online in May 2019.
 

Owner Mark Martin of Ankeny Auto Body in Iowa is a big hockey fan.

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Jason “Buck” Zeise, the mechanical operations manager at LaMettry’s Collision, calls upon his Autel MaxiSYS ADAS diagnostic tablet and the Autel ADAS Calibration Frame every day.

NOTE: This June SPS was originally published online in May 2019.
 

Jason “Buck” Zeise is the mechanical operations manager at LaMettry’s Collision, an MSO often in the news for being a forward-thinking and award-winning company with nine locations in the Twin Cities, MN, area.

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Deano’s Collision & Mechanical Specialists praises Axalta’s Acquire™ Quantum EFX and Spies Hecker Permahyd Hi-TEC paint for their color-matching abilities.

NOTE: This June SPS was originally published online in May 2019.
 

Color-matching is often one of the most challenging aspects of the repair process due to the multitude of variables impacting the results.

Tuesday, 14 May 2019 19:54

G&C Techs More Confident About Complicated Repairs With Car-O-Liner

Written by Autobody News Staff

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Technicians at G&C Auto Body are much more confident about doing complicated repairs with Car-O-Liner’s BenchRack™.

NOTE: This June SPS was originally published online in May 2019.
 

As vehicles grow more complex, repairs become increasingly complicated.

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Buddy Neese uses the CCC Repair Facility app for technicians. 

NOTE: This June SPS was originally published online in May 2019.
 

More than 40 years ago, Matt McDonnell Sr. established Big Sky Crash Repair out of a four-car garage in Billings, MT.

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Technician Jeremy Brock measures a vehicle with the NAJA measuring system, which the company purchased about a year ago. The company has found that it has been instrumental to measuring structural damage. 

NOTE: This June SPS was originally published online in May 2019.
 

Since Bill Ussery Motors opened its doors in Coral Gables near Miami, FL, more than 60 years ago, the focus of the family-owned MSO has remained the same: hiring talented people and providing customers with exceptional service and quality repairs.

Debeer Sherwin Williams Rickenbaugh June 2019 SPS 1

Rickenbaugh Automotive Center’s Manager Chris Hudson is using DeBeer Refinish WaterBase 900+ Series and loving every minute of it.

 

NOTE: This June SPS was originally published online in May 2019.

 

Usually when a shop switches to a new paint system, there’s a brief introductory period during which its management and crew familiarize themselves with the product’s nuances, application processes and support.

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CARSTAR Fitchburg praises the Equalizer Cobra Glass Removal System for its ease of use and easy training process that prevents damage during the repair process.

 

NOTE: This June SPS was originally published online in May 2019.

 

CARSTAR Fitchburg Auto Body Repair Experts in Fitchburg, MA, is one of two CARSTAR franchise locations owned by the Blaisdell family, who also owns CARSTAR Atlantic in Lowell, MA.

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