Dealing with Defects: Axalta launches video series on common refinishing challenges

Toronto, Ontario — Do you have burning questions about some of the nitty-gritty details of automotive refinishing, because automotive coatings developer Axalta is aiming to provide some answers, as part of the company’s “Global Paint Defects Series” on Youtube. Axalta’s ongoing online series tackles some of the most common challenges faced by automotive refinishers at […]

Stuck on Success: Keco Glue Pull Repair System claims Best New Product Award

Las Vegas, Nevada — Something about Keco has stuck with judges at SEMA, as the glue-pull repair company was presented with a New Product Award on the show’s opening day. President of Keco Body Repair Products Chris White accepted the award at the SEMA Show Kickoff event on Tuesday morning.  “Wow! What a culmination of […]

It Takes a Village: N.L. bodyshop bands together to fix up car for 18-year-old tech

Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland — The best bodyshops can become like an extended family to their employees and CSN Precision Collision Automotive is no exception, as the team at the Grand Falls-Windsor, N.L. bodyshop banded together to give a very special gift to a young technician. Eighteen-year-old Logan LeDrew started working at the shop in 2019 […]

There the Hoods At: FinishMaster releases Hoodmaster 2021 finalists

Toronto, Ontario — Canadian talent continues to make its mark on the auto industry as Stratford, Ont.’s Josh Dobson came away with second prize in the pinstriping category at FinishMaster’s Hoodmaster 2021 painting competition. The Ontario-based product specialist for Axalta earned his spot near the top of the pile for his impressive “Frozen” pinstriped mini […]

Robotic Results: BMW robot-applied paint repairable by humans

Munich, Germany — BMW recently announced that it was testing new robotically-applied paint technology on some M4 Coupes, but wants to reassure all the flesh-based refinishers out there that the work can still be repaired by puny humans. This new technology from BMW allows the application of several colours and designs to its cars’ bodywork […]

Pretty Good Hoods: Hoodmaster 2021 Crowd Favourite voting now open

Above: Toronto automotive painter and previous Bodyworx mag cover star Keegan de France poses with his FinishMaster Hood Master entry for this year. Keegan’s design, titled ‘Aloha’ is one of the hoods up for the Crowd Favourite pick. Toronto, Ontario — Toronto-based automotive painter Keegan De France is back in the spotlight as his “Aloha” […]

Collision Cure: PPG launches ONECHOICE® SU1280 UV-Cured Primer Surfacer

Toronto, Ontario — PPG has launched the ONECHOICE® SU1280 UV-Cured Primer Surfacer for Canadian and U.S. automotive refinish markets. This latest offering from the international automotive paint supplier is available in a spray-gun-applied quart and uses advanced UV-cure coating technology that can be sanded just two minutes after application. Compatible with all PPG topcoats, PPG […]

Refinisher to Freshman: PPG launches Knowledge College™ online training program

Strongsville, Ohio — PPG is taking auto painters back to school with a number of new online training opportunities, as the company launches the PPG Knowledge College™. This new education campaign is boasted by PPG as the “most comprehensive online training program for automotive and commercial finishing systems and professional business development.” “The PPG Knowledge […]