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Introducing the next generation DTM primers available from Glasurit® - 285-15 Black and 285-25 White. Offering all L shade groundcoats, 285-15/25 provide ultra smooth finish, fast sanding and extremely good levelling – reducing the amount of sand time required to achieve a Glasurit finish.

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Spanesi's 106 Series Straightening Benches are the world's most advanced structural repair workstations and are designed to produce repairs that meet OEM repair standards for all vehicles and all repair type severities.

Gear driven fixtures are featured on the 106 Series Straightening Benches which allow for upward and downward jig thrusts at every jig mounting point. This provides the collision repair technician the utmost in flexibility when repairing collision damaged vehicles. Technicians can hold, pull and measure vehicle structures, all at the same time, using Spanesi's 3D repair concept and built-in universal measuring system.

With an included vertical pulling column, up to 10 tons of pulling force can be leveraged and positioned at any of the included 12 bench mounting locations, 360 degree pulling angles surrounding the vehicle, and without the loss of pulling power. With 11,000 lbs. of lifting capacity, 106 Series Straightening Benches are designed to repair light duty, medium duty and commercial vehicles.

No other bench brings so much value into one single platform.

One brand. Complete focus. Spanesi.

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Since 1984, Axalta Coating Systems and Deano’s Collision have been a match made in color. Deano’s has been using advanced digital color match tools from Axalta for over 20 years and depends on them to easily get a more accurate color match—helping Deano’s keep customers satisfied and grow their business.

Now, thanks to the Acquire™ Quantum EFX, color match is even easier. The Acquire Quantum EFX camera can read the most complicated flakes and pearls, while better capturing to help find the right formula for the best possible color match.

With its lightweight, compact design and bright touchscreen, using the Acquire Quantum EFX is just as easy. And, when used with Axalta’s ColorNet® system, you can eliminate the need for spray outs with the ability to proof color formulations right on your screen.

See how the most technologically advanced color match tools from Axalta have made matching color as easy as 1,2,3.

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Many OEM colors are considered to be translucent, providing a cleaner, more vibrant look than older technology pigmentation. In this video, we will review PPG’s recommended process for repairing translucent colors with the Envirobase® High Performance waterborne basecoat system.

It is very important to understand the impact of spectral grays on your final color when working with translucent colors. The pigments used to formulate these types of colors must be transparent to keep their vibrancy. When you try to paint a color like this in 1.5 coats or to full hiding, you lose clarity and color match. This demonstration will show the benefits of using a blended edge underneath a translucent color versus the defined edge of a sanded primer alone.

For more information please visit Envirobase.com or contact your local PPG distributor.

would like to thank Hilltoppers for the opportunity to partner in this project. Here is what Owner David Cote had to say about this experience:

““After extensive research with various manufacturers on the right Paint Booth to suite our demanding automotive restoration needs, Hilltoppers Speed Shop decided to purchase a UniCure 1006 Downdraft Side Exhaust Spraybooth Oven Combination. Being a shop that focuses on high end restorations, it was very important for us to choose a booth that would allow us to attain the highest quality paint jobs possible for our customers. We feel we have achieved that with our UniCure Booth. Their sales and engineering staff worked with us every step of the way to ensure our specific needs were met from the sales, design, construction and installation phases of the build. Communication was excellent throughout the entire process. The finished product is amazing! I would highly recommend a UniCure booth to anybody who is looking for a professional, reliable and customer friendly process delivering a high quality and affordable paint booth”.”

David Cote

President, Hilltoppers Speed Shop
Dickson, TN

UniCure Spraybooths is a full line customer manufacturer of automotive, truck, and industrial paint booths. Give us a call at 615-889-3330 for your next booth project.

In 2019, R-M, premium paint brand of BASF, is celebrating its hundred years in business. Discover the most important milestones through which the brand has shaped and further developed the automotive refinish industry since 1919 – all thanks to the pioneering spirit of its founders. In this centenary year, the R-M brand celebrates with its customers throughout the world its greatest success stories, and shares these online.

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Tube Tape is 2X faster for masking jambs than back taping, and it eliminates the pain points of foam tape. It will not fall off; It always gives a soft edge; and it never leaves an adhesive residue. It also works great as a transition tape. Buy it online at www.tubetape.works, or buy it at a discounted price from your local Jobber.

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Ensuring 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 covers PPG’s system for preparing unprimed plastic—featuring four essential products from the 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 Multi-prep Cleaner.

For more in-depth training resources, visit us at us.ppgrefinish.com/training.

The Touch electronic measuring system allows technicians, estimators and damage analysis professionals to quickly perform body structural (including upper body, under body, and body side openings) measuring, 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 Highlights:
• Fast and easy setup.
• Identify damaged areas while measuring vehicles in minutes.
• Measure vehicles on any lift, bench, frame rack or with the vehicle on the ground.
• Simple and intuitive software interface.
• Produce damage analysis documentation that is simple to understand.
• Document under-body, upper-body and body-side opening and mechanical parts measurements.
• Add user specified measurement points to the software.
• Real-time measurements, using any bench or rack, ensuring precise straightening operations.
• Loaded and unloaded suspension measurements.
• Repair documentation demonstrating pre- and post-repair data

No other system is 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
(224) 772-6374

This short video covers the three key areas for perfecting your work with PPG's waterborne basecoat: equipment care, product use and correct application.

Contact your PPG distributor or visit envirobase.com to learn more.