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Your Shop’s Least Invasive Repair Method: What is Glue Pull Repair?

Glue Pull Repair—also known as GPR— is the least invasive collision repair technique. It works by gluing specially designed tabs to the exterior panels of a vehicle and pulling the dent out with varying tools. This method of damage removal offers significant advantages over traditional collision repair techniques as it does not remove e-coatings and


HOW TWO FAST THROUGHPUT SURFACERS CAN MEET ANY REFINISH REPAIR NEED Primer surfacers play an essential role in surface prep and the ability to quickly achieve quality refinish repairs. In that light, PPG recently incorporated advanced coating technology to enhance its line of DELTRON® V-PRIME® surfacers. DPS7500 V-Prime High Production Primer Surfacer is designed for

Traits of a Process Orientated Body Shop

Repairing vehicles right the first time, on time, with exceptional customers service is easier said than done. ABRA Auto Body Repair Experts of America have built a reputation for being a processes-orientated group of collision repair facilities. Although these traits may seem obvious, they are often overlooked at the average body shop. Eliminate the Time-Wasting

State Farm Adjusts Rates for Auto Glass Pricing

Dave Phillips, a company spokesperson, stated that State Farm is adjusting its market rates for auto glass pricing in relation to National Auto Glass Specifications (NAGS) and labor rates.

3M Automotive Aftermarket Division Launches Series of Commercial Truck Repair Procedures

These written procedures can help assist the commercial fleet collision shops in delivering consistency within the repair process through development of standardized repair procedures.

New Petition Circulates Among Collision Repair Facilities

The petition pleads for the federal government to “enforce the 1963 Consent Decree for the safety of the American driving public.”

Honda Announces New Body Repair News for 2016 Civic

Of particular interest is the use of a 1,500 MPa steel rear frame, aluminum front bumper beam and resin composite front bulkhead.

Ohio Deer-Vehicle Crashes Down, Costs Rising

According to State Farm, 2015 vehicle damage from deer collisions averages $4,135 per claim nationally – up six percent from the 2014 average of $3,888.

Third ‘Who Pays for What?’ Survey Now Open

The latest survey asks shops about billing practices related to aluminum repair, shop materials, and shop services and fees.

Technical: Aluminum – Just Another Change

The collision industry has faced and adapted to many changes over the years, and aluminum is just the latest one.

Carbon Fiber Structural Repair – Black Magic?

Carbon fiber repair can be done, and the aviation industry has proven that with tested techniques. Here’s what you need to know on the auto body side.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car Releases Second Quarter 2015 Rental Data

Average length of rental increases slightly over year-ago quarter.