Pro Spot Builds Trust with Salinas Collision Repair One Product at a Time (article continued)
Because of Duliba’s I-CAR instructor background, he knew Ryan Swanson, a fellow I-CAR instructor and the training and development manager for Pro Spot.
“Ryan does all of the Pro Spot YouTube training videos, and I knew we would be well supported. I’m a big believer in service after the sale,” he said.
Duliba said he and his team love Pro Spot products because they are user-friendly, readily available---even during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic---and meet the standards for all OEM certifications they hold. In addition, he said, Pro Spot’s reliability and durability are unbeatable.
“For example, we purchased the Smart SP-5 MIG welder in 2014, and as long as you maintain and care for them, you get consistent results and quality,” he said.
He also appreciates Pro Spot’s equipment for another factor---it is all “technician proof.” Most good techs, he said, can figure out the features and master them in a short amount of time.
Duliba describes the Aluminum Pro Spot Welding Station with AL-5 Capacitor Discharge Stud Welder as a “simple system” that gets the work done. The Aluminum Weld Station system is equipped with a portable repair station cart, and all accessories necessary for aluminum dent pulling and repair.
Duliba said the detailed features of Pro Spot’s equipment are designed with a technician in mind. For example, the PR-5 Riveter is battery-operated, so a tech doesn’t have to deal with messy cords or hoses. Regardless of the battery voltage level, it provides the correct hydraulic pressure and delivers 200 rivets per charge.
Another indispensable Pro Spot tool at Salinas Collision Repair is the Nitrogen Plastic Welder. This equipment uses nitrogen gas with heating element to restructure common plastic components in automotive repair, from cracked bumper cover surfaces to hinged tabs. The way it works is that nitrogen is used as a shielding gas to prevent the plastic from burning during the welding process, producing a strong, lasting weld, according to Pro Spot. Compressed air is used to maintain a consistent temperature between welds; that way, the nitrogen is only activated when pulling the trigger so it’s not wasted between welds.
As an industry veteran, Duliba values timeless principles that guide collision repair shops to produce quality work with an eye for efficiency, cycle time and service excellence. He is grateful to partners like Pro Spot who are 100% invested in their customers' goals.
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