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COLLISION REPAIR 20#4

OUR HISTORY IS YOUR HISTORY

CELEBRATING

It’s finally here! Collision Repair magazine’s 20th Anniversary edition is hot off the presses!
 
This highly anticipated issue–20 years in the making–is dedicated to YOU, the Canadian collision repair community. Without your support, this magazine would never have made it this far. This is YOUR magazine; this issue celebrates you.
 
Here’s to 20 years, and cheers to 20 more!

PUBLISHER'S PAGE

By Darryl Simmons
Publisher, Collision Repair Magazine

THANK YOU 

It’s all because of you! 

“Thanks for letting me into your business and sometimes into your lives. I will be forever grateful for giving me the opportunity to live out my dream.” 

take a walk down memory lane

Browse the collection of Collision Repair Magazine issues anytime in our online archive!

See how the industry has evolved and experience the past Collision Repair Magazine issues all over again! Simply click on any cover image in the archive to access its digital copy!

NEWS

TWENTY YEARS OF CHEER

We owe it all to you BY ALLISON ROGERS  Crafting Collision Repair magazine’s 20th-anniversary edition

Time-Resistant Tools

Repairers share top picks from their toolboxes In line with Collision Repair’s 20th Anniversary, the

THE GREATS

Collision Repair magazine only features the best The most important part of any magazine is

A CELEBRATION OF LIFE

Sam Piercey GENERAL MANAGER, CO-OWNER OF BUDDS’ COLLISION, INDUSTRY MENTOR Sam Piercey was introduced to

EDITOR’S NOTE

JOE RAYMENT  In my time with Media Matters and Collision Repair mag, the best part

TO 2022 AND BEYOND

From paint materials to improved ADAS awareness, there’s a lot in store for the Canadian

WHERE WE’VE BEEN

Collision Repair’s Greatest Hits By Allison Rogers 1867 Presenting, the Automobile In 1867, Henry Seth

PEOPLE ON THE MOVE

CAM LAVENDER | BASF CANADA | RETIRED Cam Lavender officially retired from the automotive aftermarket

IMAGE GALLERY

The members of Canada’s automotive aftermarket are highly skilled individuals in many areas—but boy, do they know how to party. It’s been a while since we all got together for a good-old-fashioned conference or trade show. Luckily, Collision Repair magazine has got you covered for now. Take a glance through our 20 years of photo archives and see if you can spot some familiar faces!

REGIONAL NEWS

REGIONAL NEWS | QUEBEC

PANDEMIC PRECAUTION The Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada announced that the 2021 Quebec Grand

COLUMNS

CHEERS TO 20 YEARS

We’re an industry determined to develop BY JAY PERRY I’ve written about the resilience and

I SEE THE LIGHT

Coming out of the tunnel and into greatness BY STEVE KNOX I’ve now seen it,

14500A WELDING MACHINE 

The 14500A welder is fully automatic with material recognition using the SMART Auto Set feature and is capable of welding all types of steel, including high strength and advanced high strength steels. The inverter ensures excellent penetration into the substrates and also features automatic thickness recognition. Manual adjustments are also available to allow the operator to adjust the welding parameters. Weld validations are recorded for each weld, saved and able to be exported for each job.Now, the welding machine has been updated with a new touch screen feature and a sliding rail boom system. This model is lighter than the previous welding machine, smaller in size and easier to position for difficult welding applications. 

FLEX IT WITH SIA-JJS 

Adapts perfectly to the workpiece. Be it curves, shapes or contours – an even and perfect sanding pattern can be achieved with 7983 siasponge flex. The extra-soft foam of siasponge flex ensures maximum conformability. 

Advantages 

• Wrinkle Free • Highest Flexibility • Perfect Finish  • Longest lifetime      • Washable 

Applications 

  • Keying of wood and plastics 
  • Keying conventional old and new varnishes, primer filler and paints 
  • Fine sanding primer filler in hard-to-reach areas 
  • Producing a matt finish on varnishes 
  • Flatting bodyfiller and primer filler 
  • Intermediate sanding of varnishes 
RHYNOGRIP HT LINE 

Indasa HT Line (High Tech) Series 

comprises a high performance grip sanding disc revolutionizing the abrasives industry with advances found nowhere else, useful in a range of applications from heavy sanding to micro-fine finishing. 

Features & Benefits: 

  • Flexible backing adaptable to sanding contoured surfaces 
  • High initial cutting action for fast stock removal 
  • Uniform scratch pattern provides the ultimate surface finish 
  • High strength resin bond for minimal grit shedding 
  • Advanced clog resistance technology for long working lifetime 
  • Excellent dust extraction and surface finish 
MATRIX EDGE™ – HARDWORKING PAINT AND PRODUCTS THAT DON’T BREAK THE BANK

Matrix Edge™ is rich in color capabilities and tools—color retrieval software, a 5-angle spectro, color books and more. The system not only features a condensed toner assortment for stability and consistency, but quality primers, reducers, activators and hardeners, and of course, phenomenal clearcoats. With Matrix Edge, we recreated what we’re known for– a tough system. Visit Valspar online today to have a representative introduce you to the new Matrix Edge™.

COMPLIANT URETHANE BASECOAT REDUCER 

Rexall Labs’ 2.8lb/gal (340 G/L) VOC Compliant Reducer line is designed to be compatible with most urethane paints in the market and is available in three dry time speed and in gallon as well as pail sizes! Simply follow mixing usage and recommendations in the VOC compliant products chart for your area. 

Contact your local supplier regarding Rexall’s Compliant Urethane Basecoat Reducer today. 

SPANESI TOUCH ELECTRONIC
MEASURING SYSTEM

The Touch electronic measuring system from Spanesi® performs repair diagnostics on any lift, bench, or surface. The Touch ensures that vehicles are returned to OEM specifications, all while generating a complete set of pre-repair and post-repair documentation. The Touch is outfitted with all the probes and extensions to reach the most difficult measuring points with ease. Utilizing the intuitive WinTouch software, the Touch provides measurements for vehicle frame and structural items, wheel alignment checks, user-added points (with accompanying photos), mechanical and suspension parts, and comparative measurements.

FLEXI NO EDGE BLENDING TAPE

Flexi No Edge Blending Tape masks around any curve, saving considerable time and materials to give a perfect finish when blending clear coat to curved swage lines and panel edges. Masking corners is now quick and easy and previously difficult to mask areas, such as the fuel filler cap, can now be masked in seconds. 

“I use this product on a daily basis and wouldn’t be without it.” – Wayne Beardmore (Damage Undone) 

RAZER GOLD SANDPAPERS AND DISCS 

Proudly Made in Canada! These durable, long-lasting discs and sandpaper will provide users with virtually no cracking or peeling, resulting in a smoother finish to your work piece. The Razer Gold line of products feature a superior resin over resin adhesion system, and one of the strongest and heaviest velour backings in the industry. 

WINDSHIELD REPAIR KIT 

Pro Spot’s new, easy-to-use automated glass chip repair system is a well designed, precision machined tool made of aluminum alloy. The Windshield Repair Kit is lightweight, very durable and designed to set up quickly over the chip, requiring just a quick turn of the tool – simple, fast and complete. 

MINI-DUCTOR VENOM HP

Pack a punch with the Mini-Ductor Venom HP, the highest-powered Mini-Ductor available. The Venom HP releases hardware from corrosion and thread lock compounds without the collateral damage caused by open flames. At 1800 watts of power, you can heat metal fasteners faster than ever before. Manufactured in the USA with genuine OEM parts. 

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