California Senate Bill 1059, which would have made it unlawful for any insurer to require the installation of an aftermarket part for the first three years of the vehicle’s life as well as restrict the ability of insurers to replace a part with a lower priced replacement part during this same three-year period, has been
Elektron, Inc. has moved its operations to the Chicago suburbs at 2155 Stonington Ave., Hoffman Estates, Ill. 60169. “With the growth we’re experiencing, we needed to be more central to our customers,” said Matt Larisch, president of North American operations. Elektron specializes in a wide range of spot welding equipment for auto repair. Visit www.elektron-bremen.com.
This MSPX Series Xirallic pearl is a powdered pearl concentrate designed to help reproduce 2007 and 2008 OEM vehicle colors. It can be mixed into Accu-Shade Intermix System formulas or by itself. It will add exciting pearl tones to any custom project for just the effect you’re looking for. Visit www.matrixsystem.com.
The Dominator dent removal tool reduces the size of the repair throughout the repair process. There’s less dry time waiting on fillers, primers and sealers. Plus, there’s no sand scratch swelling. Save body panels that would otherwise be discarded, plus perform repairs without having to refinish. Visit www.dominatemetal.com.
The Ultimate-X steam clean and prep unit features a port-able design and offers cleaning and phosphate treatment prior to paint or powder coating applications. Powder-X says the machine showcases more output at less amp draw than ever seen on the market. Visit www.powder-x.com.
The GXPro spray system features insulated stainless steel tanks with low voltage conduction heat/precision-metering pumps, variable speed flow control, wireless remote control spray gun, plus many more features, all combined in a compact, portable package. No other machine in the world of spray-on truck liners comes close to matching our patented, economical, user-friendly technology. Visit
The new Invertec V310-T AC/DC TIG welder with Dynamic Display LCD makes parameters visible at a glance. Compact and lightweight, it operates with increased efficiency due to inverter technology. The arc is adjustable with AC frequency, balance controls and DC TIG pulsing. Visit www.lincolnelectric.com.
The new 2008 Import Color Information Book makes use of PPG’s exclusive SideView Window format. This feature provides an open window adjacent to each color chip that allows the user to place a color chip page over any part of the vehicle to identify the OEM code that best matches the required repair. Both books
Subaru of America offers genuine Subaru body and replacement parts that fit perfectly every time. Its extensive distribution network allows Subaru N.E.W. Horizons wholesaling dealers to deliver the parts you need fast and at competitive prices. Visit www.endwrench.com.
The Pulse MIG 285 is pre-programmed for quick setup and equipped with a push-pull MIG gun for trouble-free welding. It’s also ideal for MIG brazing and is approved by Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Toyota, Lexus, Mazda, Kia and Ford. Visit www.cebotechusa.com.
This dual action polisher combines osc-illating and rotating movements at variable speeds that prevent operator errors like burned paint. Pre-training is not required. Surface defects are easily removed using ScratchX, and the performance of all Meguiar’s polishes and waxes are enhanced using the Soft-Buff foam pads with the polisher (backed by a one-year warranty). Visit
AkzoNobel recently introduced the first set of a comprehensive estimating course for Toyota Dealer-Owned Collision Center associates. The goal of the program is to give estimators a consistent method of writing damage while providing consumers and insurers with a clearer understanding of their repair investment. Scott Wheeler, AkzoNobel services consultant, noted that the course “provides