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Connie Manjavinos explains how she got into the paint industry. She started out using a few different guns, but SATA was the one that stuck with her because of the bold look, good grip, easy flow, she gets quality work with her SATA and RPS cups. She enjoys working with SATA and the Dan-Am Company team because of the family-oriented service and care. She wants to continue to inspire people with Girls behind the Gun and getting people inspired to get into this industry.

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This standard operating procedure (SOP) covers the process for applying a primer surfacer during a repair, including how to achieve proper adhesion, sanding and cleaning tips, and more. Before beginning any repair, always wear the recommended safety protection required for the job.

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Spanesi's 106 Series Straightening Benches are the world's most advanced structural repair workstations and are designed to produce repairs that meet OEM repair standards for all vehicles and all repair type severities.

Gear driven fixtures are featured on the 106 Series Straightening Benches which allow for upward and downward jig thrusts at every jig mounting point. This provides the collision repair technician the utmost in flexibility when repairing collision damaged vehicles. Technicians can hold, pull and measure vehicle structures, all at the same time, using Spanesi's 3D repair concept and built-in universal measuring system.

With an included vertical pulling column, up to 10 tons of pulling force can be leveraged and positioned at any of the included 12 bench mounting locations, 360 degrees pulling angles surrounding the vehicle, and without the loss of pulling power. With 11,000 lbs. of lifting capacity, 106 Series Straightening Benches are designed to repair light duty, medium duty and commercial vehicles.

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The DeBeer Refinish WaterBase Series 900+ is easier to mix and spray than other waterborne refinish systems. Consisting of just 64 mixing colors, including pearl metallic and xirallics, the DeBeer Refinish waterborne system has been deliberately kept simple; must-have primers, clearcoats and ancillaries are included to drive efficiencies in and out of the booth. Supported by global color tools, the DeBeer Refinish WaterBase Series 900+ system achieves the highest degree of color precision resulting in a superior finish, again and again.

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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.

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Latest innovation in 3D Measuring, no calibrations, no setups, no extensions, no lasers, no targets, just point and measure, optical IR system, highly accurate and quick. Fast payback on investment. Get 3D reports for estimates and repairs in seconds. System uses Mitchell data. Training included.

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Miguel Perez
works for Extreme Performance, and a division of that shop called Extreme Paint Shop. Miguel has used multiple guns in the past and wanted to try something better. Years ago a shop he was at used SATA, wanting to try them, he was impressed, and started spraying with SATA, they work better for him and the way he paints. With SATA/Dan-Am Company he gets great customer service, he likes that he can talk directly to someone who can help answer any questions he may have. He likes that SATA offers so many different tools for every aspect of the collision repair industry.

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This short video covers the three main best practices for PPG's waterborne paint: equipment care, product use and correct application.

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Jeremy Winters explains why he will only use SATA. When he first started using SATA he noticed a difference in the stuff he was painting, everything looked a lot better. SATA spray guns fit the way he sprays, and they are comfortable in the hand and easy to clean. When doing multiple projects every day he needs equipment that is going to hold up and he gets that with SATA. To be able to call up Dan-Am Company and get actual answers or help on a product, trouble shooting, anything, the Dan-Am team is there to help. And that is why he will always use SATA.

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What’s the biggest benefit of 3M™ Cubitron™ II abrasives? Time saved. Watch this fun head to head competition to see what we mean. What will you do with the time and money you save?

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