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Tuesday, 16 May 2017 19:45

3M Provides Collision Center with Solutions for Dust-Free Sanding

Written by Autobody News Staff

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Shops like CARSTAR Kurt’s Collision Center can reduce dust and improve worker comfort with mobile sanding systems like the Total Automotive Sanding System.


Kurt Mueller has transformed what started in 1980 as a body shop operating out of a two-car garage into a multi-million dollar business, now part of the CARSTAR MSO network.

Friday, 30 September 2016 22:24

4 Wheel Kustoms and Collision Looks to Future with Matrix Automotive Finishes

Written by Autobody New Staff

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Employees at 4 Wheel Kustoms and Collision rely on Matrix for superior color matching.


Many collision repair industry professionals are uncertain about the future due to the changes taking place nearly every day, but David Traffis, owner of 4 Wheel Kustoms and Collision in Independence, Ohio, is more confident than most.

Friday, 30 September 2016 22:07

Ponto’s Auto Service Works with Jobber to Provide Personal Service

Written by Autobody News Staff

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Ponto’s Auto Service treats the customer as they’d want to be treated.


Rick Ponto, owner of Ponto’s Auto Service in Bradenton, FL, believes that a key to success is providing excellent service at the best possible price.

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At Big Sky Collision Center, Body Technician Danny Hawkins uses the Matrix Wand on 75 percent of the cars coming through the shop and the results are outstanding.


With two locations in Montana, Big Sky Collision Center is a second-generation business run by Matthew McDonnell, 39. McDonnell is a passionate, extremely hands-on and highly innovative owner, but for many years, it did not look as though he would be even working in the collision industry at all.

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Franny Drummond demonstrates how easy it is to use Vibac’s fine line tape.


When it comes to painting a vehicle, the devil is always in the details, but precision is most critical for custom painters like Franny Drummond, owner of Paint Zoo, a custom paint shop in Langhorne, PA.

Friday, 30 September 2016 21:41

Collision Centers Discusses 18-Year Business Partnership with LKQ Corporation

Written by Autobody News Staff


(l to r) Ivan Pino, Pacific Elite and Jorge Chava, LKQ Corporation


Pacific Elite Collision Centers Inc., an MSO operating in Southern California, started working with LKQ Corporation when they opened their doors in 1998.

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