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New for 2018,® (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® 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® series 3800 cleans up wavy areas and helps tighten metal as well as reduce the soft dent electronically. Work smarter, not harder, with®

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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.


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 by Robaina Direct introduces its new line of panel repair and plastic welding tools.


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 “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.


For more information, please visit and click on the steel panel repair section. also offers a full line of aluminum and plastic repair tool systems as well.

Learn everything you need to know to spray water in your shop. Valspar Automotive shares application steps for its most user-friendly waterborne system from DeBeer Refinish. The WaterBase 900+ Series is not only VOC compliant, but effective in delivering color match, coverage and driving efficiencies—productivity and profitability.
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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.


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Incorporating breakthrough, proprietary resin technology, PPG’s En-V® line of premium clearcoats allows you to select the right clearcoat for the specific job while raising the industry bar for performance and appearance. En-V clears are engineered to go over and work beautifully with the industry-leading ENVIROBASE® High Performance waterborne basecoat system. The three premium clears can be used anywhere in the US and Canada.

With one universal hardener and four temperature-specific reducers, painters can select the one that works best for shop conditions. The 3-to-1-to-1 mix ratio is the same, no matter which reducer you choose. The En-V series offers a solution for every type of refinishing, from spot repair to overalls in all temperature conditions.
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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.


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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.


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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.

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Mystic Cut:
Wizards Mystic Cut

Mystic Polish:
Wizards Mystic Polish

How to Buff Without Swirls

The Wizards Bodyshop System Application Guide


Matrix kicked off the Mavericks of Color campaign in 2017 with Ryan Evans from Count’s Kustoms in Las Vegas, Cody Lumpkin from Dick Lumpkin’s Autobody in Piqua, Ohio and Shane Marchyshyn, Automotive Services Inc., in Columbus, Ohio. This year, Matrix will announce its new Mavericks of Color for 2018 at The SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Oct 31-Nov 4. Who will it be? We can tell you they’re smart—trailblazers in and out of the booth. Creators. Risk takers. True artists. Think you’ve got what it takes to be a Maverick? Start blazing your own trail. View our product line and schedule a demo.

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