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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.

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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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Almost everyone at Collision Concepts uses Mitchell's RepairCenter every day, including (from left) Marketing Rep Cindy Guyett,  Owner Erv Guyett, Estimator Ryan Guyett and Office Manager Carrie Turner.

 

Collision Concepts, Inc. in Lincoln, IL, is well-known for embracing the newest equipment, training and repair processes available in the collision industry today.

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Mobile Environmental Solutions’ portable paint booth provides Friendly Chevrolet Collision Center with an easy and environmentally friendly option for spraying.

 

As EPA and OSHA regulations become increasingly stringent, it’s important for collision repair facilities to invest in greener equipment and processes in order to stay compliant.

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Fred Beans with his daughters (l to r): Jennifer, Beth, and Barbara, who are all part of the family business.


After Saab Automobile declared bankruptcy and closed its doors in late 2011, collision repair shops faced a dilemma: where would they find the parts needed to repair these vehicles?

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Body Technician Brad Bellamy at Metro Ford Collision Center in Independence, MO uses Polyvance's 6059-C Nitro Fuzer Welding System to repair bumper covers and other items that he previously he had to replace.

 

The Metro Ford Collision Center in Independence, MO, has only been using its Polyvance 6059-C Nitro Fuzer Welding System for a brief time, but the early reviews are 5-stars across the board.

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Northside Lexus was the first dealer shop in Houston to begin spraying with PPG’s Envirobase High Performance waterborne paint system.


Many shops can boast about their excellent repairs, but Northside Lexus in Houston, TX, has the awards to back up their claims.

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Piscataway Auto Body’s new collision center was built in 1991 to meet the shop’s business needs and keep up with volume demands.


Piscataway Auto Body, an I-CAR Gold Class certified shop in New Jersey, first opened for business in July 1977, when owner Paul Zebro purchased an existing body shop.

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Amato's provides razor scooters for technicians to quickly get around the production facility. L to R: Victor Dobles, shop foreman; Paul Amato, owner; and Colin Storer, body man.

 

When you walk into Amato’s Auto Body, you feel like you’ve stepped back into the 1930s.

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Painter Dino Rocciolo at Precision Frame & Body Shop in Santa Rosa, CA said that his SATA guns play a pivotal role at his job every day.

 

If you find a product or a piece of equipment that has proven to be reliable, why change?

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