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COLLISION REPAIR 21#3

It’s the perfect time to update your poolside reading list—a new issue of Collision Repair mag is hot off the presses!
 
The summer heat has arrived in Canada, but this issue’s stories pack even more of a punch! Event coverage is back in full force with the AIA annual general meeting and Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association convention; plus, feel a little Eastern hospitality through our cover feature: Shellie Andrews of CSN Dana’s Collision Centre, who can prove you’ll always have a friend in Fredericton. 
 

PUBLISHER'S PAGE

By Darryl Simmons
Publisher, Collision Repair Magazine

THE TIPPING POINT

It’s time we put our heads together— for the greater good of the industry

“Have you not been affected by a pandemic that basically removed cars from the road for nearly two years?”

NEWS

STORM WATCH

Mother Nature’s summer plans By ALLISON ROGERS I have recently developed a personal interest in

SEEING DOUBLE

There’s a new Pfaff Autoworks in town Story by ALLISON ROGERS What’s nearly 4,500 sq.

PEOPLE ON THE MOVE

TONY MCQUILLAN | TED GROUP Tony McQuillan has been named the National Director of Strategic

THE TIPPING POINT

It’s time we put our heads together— for the greater good of the industry I

REGIONAL NEWS

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REGIONAL NEWS | ATLANTIC

EASTERN HOSPITALITY Car sharing platform Turo is now available in Newfoundland and Labrador and P.E.I.,

NEWS IN BRIEF

RECYCLING NEWS

NOVA SCOTIA IN THE FALL Mark your calendars, auto recyclers–you’ve got plans this fall! The

TOWING NEWS

CATCH AND RELEASE When reports of corruption within the GTA’s towing industry first hit mainstream

CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS?!

TOUCHED BY A NOODLE A British Columbia-based religious leader is continuing on his crusade against

TECHNOLOGY NEWS

CYBER LOCKPICKING Experts have recently noted keyless entry on Tesla vehicles and how the added

OEM NEWS

A CITRUS SITUATION Some eagle-eyed EV enthusiasts have noticed “orange peel” paint on the RT1

INSURANCE NEWS

REAL TRUST IN AI The results of a consumer survey from Solera showed that 79

BUSINESS NEWS

DRIVEN BY GLASS Driven Brands announced the acquisition of the U.S.-based auto glass repair chain

INDUSTRY NEWS

NETWORK IN NASHVILLE CARSTAR will host the annual CARSTAR Conference 2022, July 13-15 in the

EVENTS

RECYCLER RENDEZVOUS

Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association hosts anticipated Convention and Trade Show Story by ALLISON ROGERS The

TOGETHER AT LAST

AIA Canada gathers for first in-person AGM since 2019 The Automotive Industries Association of Canada

COLUMNS

GLORY TO OARA

Together for the first time since 2019 Column by STEVE FLETCHER Well, the two-year wait

WHERE THE CASH IS AT

Five income-generating ideas for your collision repair facility Column by VENESSA DI VITO It’s crazy

THE KINDNESS DISRUPTION

Customer service in the current conundrum Column by CHELSEA STEBNER How’s the supply chain shortage

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COMPLIANT URETHANE BASECOAT REDUCER

Basecoat Reducers have been formulated as a comparable offering for use in most of the Basecoat colours on the market. These Basecoat Reducers will improve the overall appearance for a smoother basecoat finish and better metallic flake control. Basecoat Reducers are designed to assist cure and flash times and improving basecoat performance. They will also help with sand scratch swelling on sensitive substrates. Outstanding leveling with gloss retention. Compatibility with most of the primers, topcoats, and clears. Superb sag resistance and metallic stability with colour accuracy. VOC 373 g/L. SUGGESTED MIX RATIO IS 2:1.

FUSOR® 123MD NON-SAG SEAM SEALER (MEDIUM)

Fusor® 123MD sealer is a two-component, urethane-based seam sealer used for duplicating factory appearance on truck bed, tooled door skin, floor pan and core support seams. Fusor 123MD sealer is used in applications which require a non-sag cosmetic seam sealer with reduced cycle time. Sealer can be applied directly to bare metal or primed surfaces. Fusor 123MD = 7.1 oz (210 mL)

ENVIROBASE® HIGH PERFORMANCE 2.1 LOW VOC HIGH PRODUCTION SURFACER, ECP35

Offering a dry film build of 1.5-2.0 mils per coat, this premium quality primer surfacer is ideally suited for the high production collision center that benefits from its quick-drying performance to improve throughout and reduce cycle times. Preppers will appreciate ECP35 surfacer for its simple mix ratio, built-in guide coat and superior sandability.

HUNTER ADASLINK® FULL DIAGNOSTIC
SCAN TOOL

Hunter ADASLink® Full Diagnostic Scan Tool offers Dynamic (driving)ADAS calibration coverage included. Static (fixture) ADAS calibration is available with DAS 3000. It is FCA secure gateway compatible. Hunter ADASLink® Full Diagnostic Scan Tool is pre- and post-scan ready. For use in any bay, with or without Hunter aligner.

PREMIUM RUBBERIZED UNDERCOATING
& GRAVEL GUARD

GT Aerocan’s newest additions of Premium Rubberized Undercoating and Gravel Guard are a staple for every garage, jobber and body shop. Ideal for underbody, wheel arches and rocker panels, offering maximum durability and protection. High rubber content remains flexible when dry to resist chipping and seals for corrosion and rust protection. Premium Rubberized Undercoating and Gravel Guard dry to a stealth black finish, compatible with most topcoats and paints in as little as 30 minutes.

PLATINUM PRO

At LKQ, our Platinum Pro line is a direct fit and a superior performance line of radiators, condenser, cooling fan assemblies and charge air coolers that come with a Limited Lifetime Warranty covering most passenger, light & medium-duty truck applications. For more information contact your local LKQ location, call 866-557-2677.

3M REPAIR REWARDS PROGRAM

Get rewards for doing what you do every day. Earn a point for every dollar you spend on qualifying 3M products. Redeem your points for cool swag you can enjoy in your shop. The Repair Rewards Program is open to Automotive Aftermarket and Marine Aftermarket businesses starting March 1, 2022. Sign up online at AADRepairRewards.com. Upload your invoices of qualified 3M products to earn points. Redeem your points for great gear.

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