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Most New York Insurers Withdraw or Decrease Rate Hike Requests

New York insurers have seemingly had a change of heart when it comes to rate increase requests. In August, the New York Department of Insurance asked the 48 insurance companies requesting an average 8-percent increase in rates to reconsider the hikes in light of gas prices, but the Insurance Information Institute claimed that rising collision

Alternative to OE Safety Parts

DS Parts answers the industry and customer need for guaranteed parts meeting OE in fit, form, function, safety and performance for less. Parts available include steel bumpers, replacement hoods, steel reinforcements, energy absorbers, stepbumpers and brackets. They’re available nationwide from Keystone Platinum Plus. Visit

STRANGE BUT TRUE: Crash Survivors Collide in Accident-Scene Card Game

Chinese motorists who apparently felt lucky after surviving a pile-up involving more than 20 cars decided to play cards amidst the wreckage. A Chinese News Network photographer captured a group of three people sitting on fold-out stools and playing cards amidst dust and smoke in front of a wrecked truck. "It looked like they didn’t

Boost Your Bottom Line with Refinish Solutions

The Refinish Solutions Line offers outstanding value for the collision repair shop seeking high performance from a refinish system at an economical price. This intermix system includes a complete line of basecoats, topcoats and clears to fit the specific needs and cost considerations of any body shop.  

Organize Your Parts

The Parts Caddy PRO eliminates loss and damage of expensive parts, saves wasted trips and improves efficiency, cycle time and profitability. It includes shelves that nest for easy, compact storage. Its American-made, all steel construction includes large, easy-roll locking wheels, hooks to hang panels and gloss powdercoat finish. Plus, there are many accessories to choose

Waterborne-Ready Booth Heaters

Reliant’s heat systems easily mount to existing heated or unheated paint booths. Reliant’s newest model features 1.5 million BTU output, VFD airflow adjustment, digital controls, integrated stand, intake filtration and waterborne-ready high velocity airflow for less than $10,000. Call (888) 770-0021 or visit 

High Performance Induction Heater

The INDUCTOR PRO MAX4 is the only commercial-grade in-duction heating tool that’s capable of heating aluminum or steel and has a two-year warranty. This machine operates on only 120 volts/20amps and comes with new high performance INDUCTOR “U-Series” attachments, which include: the Glass Blaster, Concentrator, Rosebud and FAST-OFF Pad. Call (877) 688-9633 or visit

Easy Parts Search

When searching for collision or mech-anical parts, allows you to set your own search rules as well as choose to source only your preferred recyclers or RealParts’ service level enforced network. It’s a simple-to-use, point and click Internet application. Availability, condition, to-your-door pricing and delivery are all confirmed live and within minutes of your

Variable-Frequency Drive for Speed Control

Col-Met “Collector Style” Batch Powder Booths (RPB) are powder-coated white and available in 7′, 8′ and 10′ high interiors.  They now utilize variable-frequency drives  for more precise motor speed control, reduced operating noise and more static pressure control. Other features include a spark-proof plug-type fan and removable powder drawers, and an optional fluidized bed is

Remove Adhesives With Ease

Made from soybeans,  Bean-e-doo Automotive Adhesive Remover is a green product that improves how you remove tape from body side moldings. After soaking in a tray filled with Bean-e-doo, the adhesive softens and slides off the molding. This product reduces your job man-hours by over 75 percent.

Reduce Cycle Time

Every Spray-Tech Premiere downdraft spraybooth is pre-engineered for the Junair QADS auxiliary air movement system in any new installation, or as a future retrofit. The QAD system has been proven in over 4,000 installations to reduce booth cycle time by up to 35 percent and energy consumption by up to 40 percent with waterborne basecoats

Proposed Rules Would Change Purpose of California Labor Rate Surveys

The California Department of Insurance has released proposed changes to state law to a working group of insurer and repairer lobbyists that would clarify how insurers may use labor rate surveys in adjusting claims. The proposed changes would alter the purpose of labor rate surveys and clarify when a survey could be considered in adjusting