The Paint Department NACE Bodyshop of Tomorrow

During NACE 2014 Detroit, MI the Bodyshop of Tomorrow was on display for show attendees to tour. For the paint department, the foucs was on waterborne and the production benefits offered well beyond the health or the environment.

Blueprinting and Repair NACE Bodyshop of Tomorrow

As cars change with new technology, so must our collision repair centers. Gone are the days of estimating in the parking lot and having one dedicated bench in a facility. Now more then ever a complete tear down and blueprinting area is critical to not only completing a proper estimate, but starting the repair on the right track for cycle time. Having multiple lifts and tower options around your store will also ensure cars are repaired timely and properly for not only today, but the cars coming in tomorrow.

PPG Brings Crystallance Glass Flake Collection To NACE 2014

After a few years away, PPG Refinish returned to NACE 2014 with a larger presence and a new product fresh off being named GoodGuys Rod and Custom Best new product of the year. The CRYSTALLANCE™ glass flake collection contains six unique pigments that create bright finishes with intense sparkle and flare. The brilliant effect of these pigments is very evident in sunlight, and is ideal for jobs where an intense, dazzling shimmer is desired. Offered in five colored glass flakes and one unique silver coated glass flake, these pigments can be added directly to basecoat, ground coat or mid-coat to create an exceptional sparkle effect.

AudaExplore Brings Innovative Platform of Products to NACE 2014

It's been a busy year of Innovation for AudaExplore.    The company brought their suite of products to NACE 2014 as a holistic solution for collision repair shop owners.    From estimating, to management, to mechanical AudaExplre has a solution for each. They also recently announced their addition of LINX glass services to their family of companies.

Garmat Paint Booth App

Run your booth from your phone or tablet with the Garmat iPhone or Android app 

Welcome to NACE 2014 Detroit MotorCity

Collision Hub attended industry week in Detroit, MI. Beyond the activities of the tradeshow floor events such as I-CAR, SCRS and CIC were held all on the banks of the Detroit River. 

3M Dynamic Mixing System (DMS) NACE 2014 Bodyshop Of Tomorrow Exhibit

If it's a two part product, then the Dynamic Mixing System (DMS) from 3M is your perfect application tool. Increase your repair performance by ensuring the perfect product mix each and every time. Speed up your process and reduce your cycle times with ease of application. From filler to structural adhesive the entire 3M product family can be found in the DMS line.

SATA Airbrush NACE 2014 With Hal Loo

Hal Loo was on site in the SATA DaAm Company booth for NACE 2014. The SATAgraph 4 is the latest in airbrushes. Designed by Mickey Harris, it has all the features needed by artist in just one gun. 

Portable Spray Booth NACE Bodyshop of Tomorrow

In shops across the country owners and managers are learning to do more with less. When it comes to fast track repair planning, the bottle neck has always been the paint booth. Adding additional booths to your shop can be expensive. However, with one portable paint booth you are free to move around your existing floor plan and process fast track repairs, without breaking up the flow of your paint department. Research mobile spray technologies today and learn how you can decrease your cycle time and increase your repairs each month.

Valspar De Beer Refinish Announce General Motors (GM) Approvals

General Motors, maker of brands such as Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Holden, Isuzu, Opel and Vauxhall, has given a global approval for De Beer 900+ system by Valspar Automotive. This approval is based on the GM Specification GMW15406M. All countries where General Motors vehicles are manufactured, sold or repaired can now utilize the De Beer 900+ series for General Motors warranty work.“General Motors performed meticulous and thorough testing of the 900+ product for global use and we are excited to report a successful approval,” said Carl Wierks, global vice president of Valspar Automotive. “This approval shows Valspar Automotive’s continued dedication to our customers and our products. Valspar’s vision is to be the best coatings company in the world; this is another step in demonstrating our commitment to excellence in the coatings industry.”
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