Take a behind the scenes look at our photo shoot with the 2018 Matrix Mavericks of Color - Justin Nichols, Joe Vincent and Gary Zaborowski.
For more information visit: matrixsystem.com
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.
For more information:
Hear what our customers are saying about the Touch Measuring System from Spanesi.
The Touch is a computerized three-dimensional measuring system designed to quickly diagnose, document and blueprint vehicles for the collision repair process. The Touch Measuring System doesn’t just excel during the estimating and disassembly processes; live pull information is just a click away when you’re using the Touch.
Measure vehicles when and where you want. With fast and straightforward setup, the Touch Measuring System is optimized for use on any lift, bench, frame rack or even when the vehicle is on the ground. Users can roll the Touch into a disassembly bay, over to structural repair bench or even out to the parking lot and begin their measurements within minutes.
Simple, intuitive and powerful software makes measuring vehicles a pleasure. Additional program features make sure that you can locate the damage wherever it’s located in the vehicle. Under-body, upper-body, and body-side measurements are all included in the vehicle data. Mechanical parts measurements are easy operations to perform with the Touch and provide valuable information to your technicians to ensure that the vehicle is returned back to vehicle manufacturer specifications. Documentation provided for before, during and after repairs.
You’re only limited by your imagination when it comes to using the Touch.
Phone: 224-SPANESI (224-772-6374)
The Neutralizer AC is unique in that it gets the job done right the first time. Perfection is key in this industry. This gun removes static quickly and easily, so debris stays out of the work environment, improving productivity and profitability.
This anti-static blow off gun combines state-of-the art static elimination technology with the efficiency and power of an air amplifier to produce a highly effective surface prep tool. The Neutralizer AC can be used at all stages of surface prep, before and after priming, painting and applying a top coat in the paint booth. By removing static charge, dust, fibers and airborne impurities will not stick to plastic, fiberglass, and other surfaces.
As part of its automotive product offering, NRD manufactures specialty ionizers for the auto body industry to eliminate surface contamination. These ionizers allow users to keep surfaces clean, avoiding unnecessary reworking and buffing. Ultimately, it saves time and money while delivering improved automotive customization with maximum customer satisfaction.
NRD received a SEMA Global Media Award in November 2017 for the Neutralizer AC’s uniqueness. Each judge carefully reviewed and evaluated nearly 3,000 product entries at the SEMA Show before selecting the products they felt would have mass appeal to automotive personalization and customization markets in their home countries and worldwide.
3M™ invented the first disposable paint cup system nearly 20 years ago— 3M PPS™. Now that revolution in painting productivity is improved. Meet the 3M PPS Series 2.0 paint cup system. Relying on feedback from painters across the globe, we’ve made this much-loved system even better.
Reinvented from top to bottom, it’s designed to help make painting easier. It also makes the painting process cleaner and faster. Painters using this system can be more confident in the quality of their work, and better able to exceed the expectations of their customers and their shop.
For more information visit 3M.com.
Sign up for the 3M Automotive Aftermarket newsletter for the latest news and information
New for 2018, HotboxPDR.com® (by Robaina Direct) introduces its new 3800 series digital electronic dent reduction “PDR” device designed for use by experienced body shop technicians and PDR techs. Now you can independently control both the “power” and “time” with push button controls. No more old rotary dials, we are all digital. Works on flat or convex shaped steel panels that of course flex when you push down with your finger. This device helps the metal expand and lift itself to reduce the appearance of the soft dent. The results in some cases are achieved in less than 2 minutes. With virtually no setup time, all the user has to do is select the power and time setting desired, find the true center of the soft dent and work around the perimeter first and finally work the center area to finish the final “lift.” As shown in our videos, the lifting operation is slight, so there’s virtually no risk of “over pulling” as there may be with the glue pull for example. For some small soft dents, glue pull is too strong in many cases. This is where the HotboxPDR.com® series 3800 device comes into play. Also works great in combination with glue pull and traditional PDR rod repair techniques. In this two stage repair process, the HotboxPDR.com® series 3800 cleans up wavy areas and helps tighten metal as well as reduce the soft dent electronically. Work smarter, not harder, with HotboxPDR.com®
PPG’s EC520 En-V® High Production Clearcoat is a new “speed” clear for the ENVIROBASE® High Performance basecoat system. Ideal for multi-panel repairs, EC520 is designed with the newest En-V® platform resin and provides impressive gloss retention and film integrity.
Learn more at: envirobase.com
This product spotlight feature is the Micro Steel Panel Repair System p/n A-PRS-M-30001R.
This innovative compact solution allows the user two weld steel keys for panel repair processes in addition to traditional wiggle wire. The difference is in the new patent pending adapters. The kit includes a carrying case, handheld spotter 220 volt power, welding key adapter, fixed key welding tip, wiggle wire tip, shrinking tip, grounding collar adapter, slide hammer with 4 claw attachment, and welding consumables.
This kit is also available with the pulling bridge option as shown on our video. With this system you are able to have better, more precise dent repair success with the ability to control the power with the trigger to use just enough power to weld but not burn through the sheet metal. A quick click of the trigger does the trick. Need more holding power? Pull the trigger a second time.
Repairing quarter panels, rockers, doors, hoods and fenders is now even easier with MWMtools.com “Micro Steel Panel Repair Kit.” With an extremely affordable MSRP of $1695 for the base kit, it’s no wonder it was our most popular product at this year’s 2017 SEMA show.
Matrix Automotive Finishes’ AG-40 is a staple at Count’s Kustoms in Las Vegas. Ryan Evans, the shop’s lead painter, turns to AG-40 for almost every custom job that requires mil build, longevity and most important—shine.
For more information visit: matrixsystem.com
Rapidly cure fillers and coatings —in three minutes or less — with the REVO Handheld. This powerful, lightweight tool is ideal for fast spot repairs, but can also be used for a variety of other applications. With the REVO Handheld, you can soften glass seals to remove a windshield, heat up aluminum to repair aluminum-body vehicles, pull a dent, or remove ornaments and adhesives. The REVO Handheld allows you to get more repairs done faster, saving you time and money.
For more information visit: gfs.global
The Chief MI200T is more powerful, more efficient and more affordable than any other spot welder on the market, giving your shop the ability to increase productivity and weld effectiveness.
Designed to deliver the large currents needed for flawless fusion, the MI200T’s high-performance pliers require only a 40A service and draw up to 40 percent less power than other cable pliers, further enhancing energy savings and reducing long-term costs.
The lightweight transformer pliers are cooled to the tip with a duty cycle so high that technicians can weld continuously without slowing down, making it the ideal answer to the welding requirements of high-strength steels.
The MI200T offers worry-free welding through the TrueAutoMode™ automatic welding system that detects the metal type and thickness, as well as the presence of adhesives and insulation, and then automatically adjusts and sets the welding parameters accordingly. It provides instant feedback to the technician about the quality of every weld, while simultaneously logging the results into memory.
While most other welders only offer three or four arm configurations, the MI200T has 11 different configurations. Changing arms is fast and easy, allowing technicians to customize their welder in seconds and reach even the toughest spots.
The MI200T also features the industry’s longest welding cable for increased reach, a 360-degree Gyro for easier maneuverability, and a simple-to-use LCD interface with easy-to-follow graphical controls.
Only the MI200T gives you the all the features you want from a top-end welder at a low-end price; proving once again, that nothing else is a Chief.
For more information, visit chiefautomotive.com or call (800) 445-9262.
Wizards Mystic Cut is a fast cutting compound formulated with exclusive Smart Abrasive Technology for the new scratch resistant and hard to buff medium and high solid clears. The nano-abrasive compound gives fast progressive cutting action and extreme gloss finishing by simply changing pads from cut to polish/finish. Your pad choice will determine the speed of cut and degree of gloss without the gritty compound mess, swirls or fine pad scratches. Recommended for 1200/1500/2000 grit sand scratch removal on all paint/clear types, fresh or aged. Mystic Cut can be used in high speed rotary or dual action/DA applications with outstanding results.
Wizards Mystic Polish is a machine glaze formulated to quickly remove swirl marks, light scratches and minor defects with the same Smart Abrasive Technology found in Mystic Cut. Use as an optional machine polish/glaze step after compounding or as a standalone for light cut polishing needs. A deep and flawless finish can be achieved on all color medium/high solids, scratch resistant, custom and OEM finishes.
For more information visit: Wizardsproducts.com, and see the product webpages and PDFs below.
Wizards Mystic Cut