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To ensure good adhesion over a bare plastic substrate requires that it be cleaned properly and coated with adhesion promoter before application of an undercoat. This standard operating procedure (SOP) covers using PPG’s National Rule VOC system for preparing unprimed plastic. The system features four essential products from PPG's OneChoice® line of specialty products: SU4901 Clean and Scuff Sponge, SU4902 Plastic Adhesion Wipe, SU4903 Advanced Plastic Bond — also available as an aerosol, product code SUA4903 — and SXA103 Multiprep Cleaner.

For more information visit us.ppgrefinish.com.

The very first Maverick of Color to represent the Matrix Automotive Finishes brand, Ryan Evans of Count’s Kustoms, talks what it takes to be a Maverick in the custom world and in collision repair. And, he shares his opinion of who was chosen for 2019. Congratulations Lonny Speer of Las Vegas’s Count’s Kustoms, Jason Vander Woude of NSD Paintwerks in Lynwood, Illinois, and Bill “Elvis” Stull of Kuzin’s Kustoms Paint & Body in Custer, WI.

For more information visit: matrixsystem.com

Improve Cycle Time and Increase Profits with PointX™

PointX Estimating and Diagnostics improves cycle time, increases profits, and reduces supplements with confident estimating.

PointX includes a new generation of technology, both in the carbon fiber hand-held measuring device and Vision2 PointX software.


Under Vehicle Measuring

PointX can be used for point-to-point, absolute and 3D measuring, providing quick and accurate diagnostic measuring data. Automatic height calculations speed up the measuring process, resulting in increased throughput and a decrease in your “Key to Key” cycle time.

Upper Body Measuring

From radiator support and tail light pockets, to door openings, the PointX measuring device with comprehensive data and Vision2 software, will impact your supplement ratio-reducing cycle time and increase your revenue.

Benefits of PointX

  •  •   Upper body Point-To-Point measurement capability — measure the entire vehicle.
  •  •   Bluetooth communication with Vision2 PointX Software — no need for cords or cables.
  •  •   Electronic documentation with printed report – Get paid for your work.
  •  •   Three dimension under vehicle measuring.
  •  •   Lightweight, efficient and easy-to-use carbon fiber measuring arm.
  •  •   Features Car-O-Data™, the world’s most comprehensive vehicle database.

For more information about PointX, visit www.car-o-liner-us.com or call 800-521-9696


In this video from SEMA 2018, Mike Verbosh of Reliable Automotive Equipment, Inc. demonstrates the Wielander & Schill XPress 800 Modular Riveting System. A 8mm flow-form rivet is used. Reliable Automotive Equipment, Inc. was granted approval by Jaguar and Land Rover for using this riveting system as OE certified repair equipment.

For more information visit raeservice.com.

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 sales@robainadirect.com.

Robaina Direct LLC

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.

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Reliable Automotive Equipment is proud to offer the highest quality High Strength Steel Drill Bits in the automotive industry today. With the amount of specialty materials used in automotive manufacturing on the rise, we strive to keep up with the ever changing market and stay up to date with the tools and equipment required to get the job done the right way. Wielander & Schill, one of the industry leading companies in producing O.E.M. certified tools and equipment, produces BTR/BOR drill bits that meet O.E.M. requirements for getting the job done to their standards. We carry these bits in a variety of sizes, ranging from 4.2mm to 10mm, to meet your needs based on the job at hand. Made to cut Boron steel, these bits are typically used in conjunction with the WS 90 Vario Drill and the BTR Fluid Cutting Oil. The Vario Drill allows you to set plunge depths and keep a steady hold on your material, while the cutting oil reduces friction and wear on the bit but also enhances the ability to cut into your material. This combination of tools provides for the quickest, cleanest, and most efficient drilling of high strength steel possible. Using our German manufactured products you can keep the quality of your repairs in line with the standards of the vehicle manufacturer and maintain peace of mind knowing that the job was done right.


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.