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COLLISION REPAIR 20#5

The latest issue of Collision Repair magazine is here—and it’s jam-packed with the exclusive event coverage and photos we’ve all been missing amid the pandemic!
 
This issue features exclusive event coverage from the Crash It Golf Tourney, SAAR’s Fall Conference, PaintSource Scarborough’s Grand Opening, the NorthEast Trade Show and much, much more. Plus, check out the heartwarming story of this season’s cover stars, Paul and Adam Prochilo and hear why the family chose to partner with ProColor Collision after more than 40 years in business!

PUBLISHER'S PAGE

By Darryl Simmons
Publisher, Collision Repair Magazine

SEE YOU AT SEMA

The lights of Las Vegas are calling—will you answer?

“From November 2 through November 5, more than 1,300 exhibitors will take to the Las Vegas Convention Center for SEMA”

NEWS

RUNNING ON EMPTY

Nearly 95 percent of aftermarket believe Canada’s gas-powered sales goals are unrealistic STORY BY MAX

PEOPLE ON THE MOVE

SCOTT MEEHAN, FIX NETWORK Fix Network announced the appointment of Scott Meehan as Regional Vice

REGIONAL NEWS

NEWS IN BRIEF

RECYCLING NEWS

SETTING THE STANDARD David Gold, owner of Ontario’s Standard Auto Wreckers, was recently recognized by

TOWING NEWS

MAKE ROOM FOR MOMS As of July 1, Ontario is implementing the Moving Ontarians More

TECHNOLOGY NEWS

CLEAN INVESTMENTS KC Recycling, a Canadian firm, received US$852,000 from CleanBC Plastics Action Fund to

OEM NEWS

DO YOUR HOMEWORK General Motors revised its Repairs and Inspections Required after a Collision document,

INSURANCE NEWS

THE GECKO GETS THINKIN’ According to a release, Geico is starting to use Tractable AI

BUSINESS NEWS

MOBILE MERGER asTech has acquired Mobile Tech RX, an automotive and collision reconditioning application. Mobile

INDUSTRY NEWS

SAY IT AIN’T SO With COVID cases resurging and exhibitors getting cold feet as November

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

RENTAL CAR-POCOLYPSE

U.S.A. shortage could soon become Canada’s problem Story by BIANCA MATTIOZZI and MADDY KYLIE The

LEAD OR BLEED

Story by ALLISON ROGERS The pandemic made everyone take a magnifying glass to the state

COLUMNS

THE GAME OF WORK

It’s all about fueling the fun Column by TOM BISSONNETTE … CONTINUED FROM Issue 20#3

CHANGE

Coping with the only constant in collision repair Column by CHELSEA STEBNER Change; if you’re

SEE YOU AT SEMA

The lights of Las Vegas are calling—will you answer? BY DARRYL SIMMONS It’s almost the

ADVERTORIAL

LEADING BY INNOVATION

Celebrating 20 years this month, ProColor Collision accelerates its expansion across Canada with a strong

EVENTS

TOUGH TALKS

Moderated by IBIS CEO Jason Moseley, the August 27 IBISConnect USA panel included speakers Steve

MOJAVE MASQUERADE

SEMA and AAPEX to follow local health guidelines To ensure that the event goes off

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ACCUWELD ARC DENT PULLER SYSTEM

• High-end synergic welder with programs dedicated to aluminium and steel • Repair of dents and straightening of thin metal sheets
especially aluminium • Different functions for many uses on carbody repair • Color graphic display with simple and intuitive user interface
• Customizable and storable programs • SD-Card to update and add programs • Quick and easy to use, it does not require gas. Accuweld is a registered trademark of Arslan Automotive Canada ltd.

RESTORE DON’T REPLACE HEADLIGHTS!

SprayMax 2K 2 in 1 Headlight Clear 368-4068 is a convenient all-in-one primer and clear protective coating for polycarbonate lenses. Designed to address minor scratches, yellowness, or foggy headlights. Crystal clear, easy to apply and available in 250ml size. Provides durable UV weather resistance and protects against physical damages such as stone chips. Enhances night visibility for improved safety.

BETTER DESIGN, BETTER THINKING,
BETTER PROCESSES

According to Motivated Reps, Perfecoat Low VOC can deliver all the benefits of the Perfecoat system without additional costs. A Low VOC solution from toners to clearcoats, Perfecoat safely meets Canadian and USA air quality standards. This full system of products are designed to enable faster, higher quality and more efficient collision repairs. Plus, a massive online formulation database and brand-new 8,500 colour chip collection ensure this line is a match for the best. Call 647-261-9339

PR-5 RIVETING AND BONDING
MOBILE WORK STATION

Pro Spot International all-new Riveting and Bonding Mobile Work Station offers everything to complete those riveting and adhesive jobs in one versatile unit. The workstation has 6 heavy duty locking drawers. Most are foam lined and designated for Pro Spot’s PR-5 riveter. The station has 2 x 110v power outlets, 4 USB outlets, and 2 compressed air outlets. Includes built in PR-5 riveter tool holder on the work surface. The new PR 5 tool holder allows for safe and easy arm and dies change. The PR-5 Rivet and Bonding Station comes complete with drawers, bonding tools storage space, heavy duty casters, on-board tool storage, the PR-5 Riveter, 55mm and 80mm arms, Blind Rivet Adapter, charging station, 2 lithiumion batteries, the Ford F series die kit and an Android Tablet filled with videos, animations and ‘How To’ instructions. Call 1-877 PROSPOT

NEW PULL UP! REPAIR SYSTEM (LIGHT)

The PULL UP! repair system from Spanesi is now available in the Light version. This slimmed down package features the same innovative cold repair process to repair damaged steel or aluminum panels as the Standard and Full versions. The new slimmed down Light version incorporates different size suction cups and special glue to restore the shape of metal panels, repairs are performed with slide hammers or with an optional electro-puller.

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 speeds 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!

A LEADING PROVIDER OF REMOTE DIAGNOSTIC SOLUTIONS AND SERVICES TO THE COLLISION INDUSTRY

The asTech Remote Diagnostic Device uses OEM factory scan tools to search for, identify and resolve the diagnostic, electronic, and computer related trouble codes resulting from collisions. This device has been noted to improve efficiency in automotive repair shops by helping control severity, improve cycle times, reduce loss of use, meet more guaranteed completion dates, secure better results for the DRP partners and loyal customers all while keeping the car in the production lane at the repair facility. asTech Master Technicians can service many trouble codes remotely and provide real-time assistance to shop technicians at the vehicle when needed.

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