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COLLISION REPAIR 20#6

Watch your mailboxes! The most recent issue of Collision Repair magazine–and the last of this year–has shipped!
 
With an emphasis on independent collision repair facilities, this issue is chock-full of inspiring stories; like that of our cover star, Roydon Pelletier, the third-generation co-owner of Pelletier’s Auto Body, located proudly on Fort William First Nation. Or the story of Stephen Jainarine, who faced red tape on three different fronts in a successful effort to transform his family’s pride and joy, Lakeridge Collision. 
 
Plus, check out exclusive photos from SEMA 2021, witness firefighters hack some cars apart in the name of safety, and catch an annual favourite–the Collision Repair magazine Insurer Report card! See where your insurance partners land on the map and what repairers have to say about the industry at large.
 
It’s been quite the year. Here’s to 2022–cheers to another year of delivering your news and insights!

PUBLISHER'S PAGE

By Darryl Simmons
Publisher, Collision Repair Magazine

TO 2022,
AND BEYOND!

Give the gift of wisdom this holiday season

“You deserve to be celebrated—there’s no arguing
that—but so do your staff.”

NEWS

LOOK UP

Leave the Scrooge attitude in 2021 By ALLISON ROGERS It’s the most wonderful time of

PARTS PAINS

Navigating the shortages, together Story by MAX REID About two years ago, collision centres across

PEOPLE ON THE MOVE

SCOTT TUCKER | UNI-SELECT Scott Tucker was named the new general manager of the paint,

COLLISION CAMARADERIE

Story by ALLISON ROGERS If Canada’s collision repair community can be defined in a single

NO PLACE LIKE HOME

Nursing the seeds of Indigenous industry Story by MAX REID The history of North American

TO 2022, AND BEYOND!

Give the gift of wisdom this holiday season By DARRYL SIMMONS Well, folks, another year

REGIONAL NEWS

REGIONAL NEWS | QUEBEC

FRENCH FUNDING The Provincial Government of Quebec has announced its support of the Automotive Parts

NEWS IN BRIEF

RECYCLING NEWS

Please welcome Dale Nagel (left) to the Saskatchewan Automotive Recyclers Association. GOOD DEAL FOR DALE

OEM NEWS

JOINING THE CAST Tesla is altering the body structure of its Model Y SUV, making

INSURANCE NEWS

FINDING THE SWEET SPOT Despite the uptick in virtual claims amid the COVID-19 pandemic, consumers

TECHNOLOGY NEWS

DANG DOOHICKEYS We’ve all looked at a complex piece of technology and thought, “I’ll get

Business News

BUILDING THE BOARD Simplicity Car Care has announced its newly appointed advisory board, along with

INDUSTRY NEWS

IF IT AIN’T BROKE Recycled parts appear to be outperforming the aftermarket in revenue, according

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS

CRUSHING COMPLAINTS

Trois Riveries estimator put through the wringer to see license reinstated Story by ALLISON ROGERS

BEFORE YOUR EYES

Story by ALLISON ROGERS Mercedes-Benz Canada introduces interactive remote support system Have you ever found

HOT SWATCHES

BASF releases 2021-2022 Automotive Colour Trends Collection Story by MAX REID Societal change marked the

COLUMNS

ON THE UP

The road to greatness is never without trial Column by TOM BISSONNETTE I don’t want

PARR FOR THE PEOPLE

Parr Autobody recognized as cornerstone donor for RMHC Saskatchewan By ALLISON ROGERS Saskatoon’s Parr Autobody

PROFILES

ENDING ON A HIGH

The aftermarket industry braved many challenges this year, and Sylvain Seguin of Fix Network is

ADVERTORIAL

A LESSON IN ATTITUDE

Building a business amid a pandemic Long-time collision repairers Mike Cherneta and Kapi Komera were

THE WAITING GAME

Stephen Jainarine’s story is one of resilience—and plenty of red tape Story by ALLISON ROGERS

EVENTS

HOOD AS GOLD

FinishMaster crowns HoodMaster 2021 champs Story by MAX REID When you get your car back

A CUT ABOVE

Firefighters compete in Auto-Extrication competition at Standard Auto Wreckers Story by ALLISON ROGERSPhotos by MAX

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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.

MULTIBENCH

The Multibench Workstation from Spanesi is the technician’s solution to efficient vehicle repairs. Boasting a load capacity of over 3,100kg and a pulling column capacity of 10 tons, this system is ideal for cars, mid-size SUVs, and small commercial vans. The Multibench allows technicians to lift vehicles directly from the wheels removing the need for buffers. With a small footprint and a total lowered height of 108mm, the Multibench takes up very little room in the shop, allowing technicians to utilize the bay for other repair operations. Multibench has a lifting height of over 1450mm.

PLIOGRIP ADHESIVES

Most Recognized OEM Adhesive System Available. Pliogrip™ structural adhesives have been used for composite bonding in automotive and heavy truck applications for more than 40 years. Formulated to bond composites, plastics, metals and glass, and available in two-part polyurethane, epoxy and methacrylate technologies, Pliogrip structural adhesives can be an effective solution in a wide variety of applications. Consider Pliogrip adhesives for bonding and assembly of automotive composites, lightweight vehicles, fiberglass boats, metal fabrications, Panel Bonding and virtually any application that requires a strong, reliable bond. Now available in Canada! Contact Motivated Reps for more information and where to purchase.

PR-5 RIVETING AND BONDING
MOBILE WORK STATION

Everything required to complete riveting and adhesive jobs in one versatile unit: Six heavy-duty locking drawers to hold all rivet and bonding tools; two 110v power outlets, four USB outlets and two compress air outlets; new and convenient built-in PR-5 riveter tool on the work surface, allowing for safe and easy arm and die changes; heavy-duty casters, on-board tool storage, the PR-5 riveter, the 55mm and 80mm arms, Blind Rivet Adapter, Charging station, two lithium-ion batteries and the Ford F Series die kit. The unit also features an Android Tablet filled with videos, animations and ‘how to’ instructions, a true ‘knowledge centre’ for the PR-5.

8203 NITRO-FUZER PLASTIC WELDER

 Polyvance pioneered nitrogen plastic welding in the auto collision repair industry in 2006 and recently updated its sixth-generation welder with a more robust quick-disconnect hose-to-handle connection. The 8203 Nitro-Fuzer™ welds plastic with hot nitrogen gas for a stronger weld on every type of plastic. The welder has an onboard membrane-style nitrogen generator which eliminates the need for nitrogen tanks and comes with the industry’s largest variety of plastic welding rod. Polyvance’s entire line of plastic repair and refinishing products are available in Canada from your favorite paint jobber through Color Compass/PBE Distributors.

SATA® TRUESUN™

The SATA trueSun LED lamp is especially designed to provide professional colour shade evaluation and identification within the paintshop. The SATA trueSun provides uniform light distribution across the entire illuminated area, simplifying the selection of the right color shade. Light intensity can be adjusted via a sliding control. The light intensity remains unchanged for the entire battery capacity. Battery life is approx. 70 minutes at full intensity. Even avoiding a single rework covers the purchase cost of this high-quality product.

THE CHOICE YOU’VE ASKED FOR

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SPRAYMAX 1K TRIM PAINT BLACK

SprayMax 1K Trim Paint Black is a high-quality topcoat for use in spot repairs on cars, motorcycles and other applications. Easy to use and dries quickly. Provides excellent coverage due to its high solid content. Superior material flow and yield is achieved with the efficiency of SprayMax aerosol technology including the Variator nozzle. Available in Black Gloss 3680101, Black Satin 3680102, and Black Matte 3680103, these options on finishes make it highly versatile no matter your repair or touch up needs. SprayMax is the professional’s choice for small damage repairs.

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