Technicians

With the forthcoming launch of the 2015 Ford F-150, the collision repair industry has been hungry for information about what the future holds as the best-selling truck in America becomes the first aluminum-bodied vehicle in its class. While production models haven't hit...
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Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. will demonstrate their breakthrough collision repair estimating solution at SEMA, the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world, November 4-7, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nev. Tens of thousands of collision industry...
U.S. Chemical & Plastics (USC) has expanded its product line with the addition of several new primers, reducers, and clearcoats. USC’s new coatings are designed to meet the needs of refinishers looking for value and high-quality materials that compete in...
As the Ford F-150 all aluminum bodied pickup prepares to roll into dealerships around the country, CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts, the only MSO with a qualified aluminum repair consulting and certification-focused program in place to handle repairs on these, will share...












For the fourth consecutive year, the Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) has orchestrated the opportunity for SEMA Show attendees to win remarkable prizes from the association. This year's prizes have been provided...




As the Ford F-150 all aluminum bodied pickup prepares to roll into dealerships around the country, the country’s top collision repair franchise – CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts – is the only MSO with a qualified aluminum repair consulting...
Several months ago, ABRN spoke with the industry's paint companies and asked for recommendations on future training. Nearly every one noted that shops must be ready to repair the 2015 Ford F-150, the ultra-popular large truck that was redesigned with aluminum throughout...
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Ford Customer Service Division (FCSD) added 97 new parts to its Collision Parts Truckload Program, including parts for the popular Fusion, Mustang and F-series vehicle lines. The list price reduction averages 15 percent on the new parts and allows the program to be...
ABRN: Tell us about what Cromax® Mosaic™ offers to paint shops.

HC: Cromax® Mosaic™ is a unique basecoat that was designed to help shops meet low VOC regulations with almost no change to their current paint processes and techniques.  Because...
Motor Guard has expanded their line of Super-Rigid Big Block models for fast and aggressive blocking of aluminum or steel. Engineered from super-dense yet light-weight materials, these new sanding blocks provide just the right amount of flex to conform to body panels and...
Matrix Automotive Finishes is excited to announce that it will feature a one-of-a-kind custom built 1956 Cadillac Roadster Deville called, ‘Blue Streak’ in its booth (10669) at SEMA.
Bare Bones Custom Paint & Speed Shop, located in Houston, TX, will unveil...
The Society of Collision Repair Specialists (SCRS) has published the full schedule and lineup of speakers for the inaugural OEM Collision Repair Technology Summit being held Wednesday, November 5th at the Las Vegas Convention Center during the SEMA Show. The Summit will...








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Although a look at personal protective equipment (PPE) (Fig 1) is not the most glamorous subject, it can help increase your productivity and long-term earnings in the industry. How, you may ask? PPE helps keep you healthy, active...
When friends and family think about the vehicles of yesteryear they often say to me "they don't build them like they used too" I tell them, you have no idea how right you are. Cars today are light years ahead of where they were just a few short years ago. It...
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Often at my estimating seminars, I’ll have someone complain to me, “Mike, all the insurance companies will pay me for ‘set up and measure’ is 1.5 or 2 hours.”
My first response is generally to ask what they mean by “that’s all they...