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Easy Parts Search

When searching for collision or mech-anical parts, RealParts.com 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

SCRS Members Share Industry Concerns, Ideas at Affiliate Leadership Conference

The third annual Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) Affiliate Leadership Conference held recently in Chicago gave the association’s national board and state affiliate groups an opportunity to exchange ideas and information.   "Representatives from more than 15 of our state affiliate groups attended the event to hear what’s being done in other states that

AASP-MN Pushing Shop Licensing, Outlawing of Insurer-Owned Shops

In the coming year, the Alliance of Automotive Service Professionals of Minnesota (AASP-MN) plans to continue pushing two legislative issues from previous sessions that would establish collision repair shop licensing and also ban insurance companies from owning body shops. The proposed collision repair licensing regulations would establish basic requirements for shops to operate in the

New Roof-Strength Standards to be Issued in December

Stiffer regulations regarding roof strength standards from the U.S. Department of Transportation originally due in July are expected to see the light of day in December, the agency said. In January, the department issued a proposed modification of the roof-strength standard to request public input on whether both sides of a vehicle roof should be

ASA-WA Hosting Training Expo

The Automotive Service Assoctiation of Washington’s (ASA-WA) second annual Automotive Training Expo (ATE) offering a trade show and training programs will be held March 13-15 at the Doubletree Hotel in SeaTac, Wash., near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. More than 30 technical and management training programs for owners, managers, service advisers and technicians in the collision and

Allstate Donates to I-Car Education Foundation

Allstate Insurance Company contributed $60,000 in September to the I-CAR Education Foundation’s Industry Partners Annual Fund. The donation will support the foundation’s activities that promote and enhance career opportunities in the industry. "We continue to view the mission of the I-CAR Education Foundation as critical to the development of collision industry professionals,” said Bill Daly,

Sharpe’s Custom Motorcycle Making NACE Debut

Sharpe will unveil its custom Razor Gun Motorcycle, designed and painted by Justin Barnes of JB Grafix, at NACE on Nov. 6 at noon. Visit NACE Booth N2129 to see the bike. Sharpe is hosting an event to give show attendees a chance to talk to Barnes about the bike and the Razor spray guns

‘Competitive Edge’ Given to PPG Conference Attendees

PPG’s MVP Business Solutions team recently hosted a conference for collision center owners and managers that focused on improved shop performance and staying competitive in a changing industry. Guest speakers included Alex Sun, president and CEO of Mitchell International, Inc., and Michael Martyn, founder of SISU Consulting Group. Sun offered perspective on key economic and