ASTRA-Robaina introduces their new scissor lift / car dolly system to North America. This innovative mobile and compact scissor lift is a low profile system that allows most vehicles to drive over, the lift arms swing out and lift pads slide on. Next step, connect the foot pump to your shop air hose and begin lifting. As soon as the tires of the vehicle are no longer touching you can then connect the caster dolly wheels to use as a full body car dolly or lift to the desired work height. Great for body shops in technician stalls or for estimating, general automotive repair, tire / brake shops, detail departments, classic restoration shops, home garages and more. Easy to use, no electrical connections needed. Dual opposing ram safety system. A great way to get the vehicle mobile or lifted to comfortable work heights. Exclusively available through Robaina Direct. Resellers wanted, contact us at email@example.com.
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The Equalizer® Raptor™ is the world’s best auto glass removal tool designed to save auto glass without damage to the pinchweld or paint, and can be used with wire or reusable cord to remove all types of auto glass. The Equalizer® Raptor™ features our AirForce™ Technology that improves the power of the vacuum cup and eliminates the need for manual pumping, creating a quick and completely secure seal to the glass so the Raptor™ stays in place and resists sliding on the toughest removals. The Equalizer® Raptor™ is the preferred method for R&I’s which saves cycle time by doing the job yourself and increases profits by keeping the labor in shop.
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The Touch electronic measuring system allows you to quickly perform body structural (including upper body, under body, and body side openings), mechanical parts measurements, vehicle damage analysis, and efficiently create accurate repair plan documentation. Pre- and post-repair documentation ensures that collision repair facilities have the information necessary to ensure proper repairs have been completed.
Touch electronic measuring system focus points:
• Fast and easy setup. Be measuring in minutes.
• Measure vehicles on any lift, bench, frame rack, or with the vehicle on the ground.
• Simple and intuitive software interface.
• Damage analysis documentation that is simple to understand.
• Under-body, upper-body and body-side opening and mechanical parts measurements.
• Ability to add user specified measurement points to the software.
• Vehicle repairs can be completed on any straightening bench.
• Measuring options include loaded and unloaded suspension measurements.
• Real-time measurements during each pull to ensure precise straightening processes.
• Repair documentation for pre- and post-repairs.
No other system compares when it comes to flexibility, speed and the exacting accuracy provided by the Touch electronic measuring system. Schedule your demo today by contacting us at:
Spanesi Americas, Inc.
123 Ambassador Dr. STE 107
Naperville, IL 60540
Original One Parts offers 100% OEM parts that pass a proprietary VINtegrity™ certification process to ensure they meet the original form, fit and function of new parts, and all parts are guaranteed with a lifetime warranty.
Find these parts on: CCC, Parts Trader, APU, Mitchell and OPS Trax.
This short video demonstrates key procedures for creating an invisible repair using a solvent-based basecoat system. Includes such tips as:
• Melting the sealer edge for a smoother transition
• Creating a “wet bed” using a color blender
• And more
Whether you’re a novice or experienced painter, this short video offers excellent advice for making quality spot repairs.
Contact your PPG distributor or visit ppgrefinish.com to learn more.
Lexus Structural Blue, paint code 8Y0 is a standard basecoat/clearcoat system. This amazing color looks like it might be difficult to repair, but actually, it's very simple. Follow this recommended procedure from PPG to perform a small spot repair on this color. Structural Blue was developed by Lexus and VIAVI Solutions Inc. It’s based on the coloration of the vibrant morpho butterfly, a species found in Central and South America. The butterfly appears blue in color but does not actually have blue scales in its wing surfaces. The blue color — which varies depending on the ambient light — is achieved through light interference. PPG has introduced a training video to assist paint technicians with refinishing Lexus automobiles sporting the OEM’s Structural Blue finish. The video has been produced to dispel the notion that complex colors require a complex refinish process. In fact, it's not difficult at all.
Contact your PPG distributor or visit ppgrefinish.com to learn more.
Legens Hot Rod Shop in Martin, Tennessee is known for its over-the-top and award-winning builds. The shop is also known to stay on top of the trends when it comes to every detail of a build and one of the most important details to owner Steve Legen is the finish. His shop relies on the DeBeer Refinish WaterBase 900+ Series for its ground-up builds not only because of its resulting rich, glossy finish, but because it's OEM approved, delivers great coverage and is waterbased making the system ideal for any type of shop—from custom and restoration shops to high production collision centers.
Check out DeBeer's water system at de-beer.com.
At Eckler’s Automotive Restoration and Performance Parts, getting the job done with the right parts is what it’s all about. In this how-to video, the experts at Auto Kustoms in Harrodsburg, Kentucky demonstrate how to do a Dynamat Carpet install on a classic 1971 Chevy Camaro. The procedures in this install will also apply to almost any Dynamat and carpet restoration project you have. This video takes you step-by-step through the process and also gives you a list of the parts (and part numbers) you need to get the job done. Eckler’s carries a wide variety of carpets and underlayment for the 1970-1981 Chevy Camaros, as well other parts and accessories you may need for your other projects.
Make sure to visit ecklers.com.
Debuting at the height of the muscle car era, the Chevrolet Camaro is one of the most famous classic cars. While the 1969 Chevy Camaro is known for its gills on the quarter, and the 1967 Chevy Camaro had distinctive vent windows, the 1968 Chevy Camaro had neither. What it did have was a new simple clustered instrument panel and a standard three-speed column-mounted shift. The raised simulated air intake on the hood and SS emblem on the front, rear and side make the Chevy Camaro SS easy to recognize. In this great video we get a detailed look at an incredible 1968 Chevy Camaro SS that was originally purchased 36 years ago for only $600. It was restored from a beat up primer painted car, to a yellow mean machine seen at charity events and car shows. Watch the video to learn more about what went into restoring this amazing classic.
Gene Collucci fell in love with Corvettes in junior high. In the mid-70's he bought the first of his Corvettes and from that point on, this restorer-collector was hooked. Check out Gene's collection of cars, which started with a 1967 L79 Silver Pearl Roadster, and then grew to include a 327/365 HP four-speed Saddle Tan iridescent coupe, a 1963 Sebring Silver S/W Fuelie, a tri-power 1967 red-on-red roadster Corvette, and more. If there's one thing we know, it's that Eckler's Automotive Restoration and Performance Parts will be part of this story. Visit ecklers.com for all of your classic car parts and accessories!
Mazda paint code 46G Machine Gray is a special effect gray metallic color that gives the paint a “sculpted from solid steel” appearance. The OEM process utilizes an exotic tri-coat system made up of a black color coat followed by high brightness leafing aluminum layer, then is topped with a clearcoat. Given this unique clearcoat finish, and it's relatively thin film build, the procedure for performing quality repairs of this color differs from PPG's normal waterborne basecoat system process, especially in how the surface is prepped, and how the basecoat is applied. This specific minor repair process is best suited for small to medium-sized spot repairs. The process outlined in this document is necessary to meet appearance, performance, and VOC regulatory requirements. You should contact your PPG representative for full documentation on the approved products, systems and processes.
Visit ppgrefinish.com for more information and to view Technical Bulletin TCB103 for the complete process to repair Mazda 46G Machine Gray.
Spanesi Americas offers a complete product line for collision repair facilities throughout the USA and Canada.
Spanesi developed the 360° Concept to provide collision repair facilities with a single source supplier for all of their collision repair equipment needs. From spray booths, prep stations, mixing rooms, straightening benches, welders, electronic measuring systems, vacuum systems, and more, no single company has a more complete product line than Spanesi.
Recognized as a top-tier provider of collision repair equipment, Spanesi equipment is certified by vehicle manufacturers around the globe. By employing modern day repair methodologies into the new product design processes, Spanesi equipment is created to accommodate current and future vehicle construction methods and repair standards. Spanesi utilizes the highest quality materials available in order to ensure the strength and durability of Spanesi equipment throughout its lifetime.
Spanesi’s 360° Concept also offers facility design, training and support throughout the pre-sales, purchasing and post-sales experience.
As collision repair facilities upgrade and purchase equipment, many are migrating from “old school” brands to the latest in collision repair technology. Owners, managers and technicians are quickly choosing Spanesi as their preferred equipment supplier.
To learn more about Spanesi, please visit spanesi.com and please follow Spanesi on your favorite social media platform.
Phone: 224-SPANESI (224-772-6374)