Under Pressure: Tesla owner reports damaged frame was ‘painted over’

Berlin, Germany – “Step on a crack, break your mother’s back”, the old kids’ phrase and superstition goes. Fortunately, for children worldwide, if a crack appears on a Tesla vehicle, they’re likely to simply paint over it. A Tesla Model 3 owner reports that their car’s undercarriage was found to have damage that the Tesla […]

Earl’s Reign: Jeep adds two new paint colours for 2023 Wrangler

Toronto, Ontario — A pair of new hues are joining the 2023 Jeep Wrangler’s colour palette this year: Reign, a royal purple tone, and Earl, which Jeep describes as grey with “hints of aquamarine.” The OEM has only released a single photo of these colours, though Reign will be available for only a limited time […]

Welcomes of the Week: ProColor Collision Calgary

Calgary, Alberta — ProColor Collision continues to expand its presence in Alberta with the opening of a new location—this time, in the heart of Calgary. ProColor Collision Calgary Central is the brand’s tenth Alberta location and joins a league of North American collision repairers restoring all makes and models of vehicles to their original condition. […]

Product Report: Polyvance Bumper Mate 3

Rainsville, Alabama — Polyvance announced its new 6077 Bumper Mate 3, a multi-use work surface earlier this week. The Bumper Mate 3 features a work surface of heat-resistant, textured composite laminate over an 11-ply Baltic birch core for extreme strength and durability. The work surface features strategically-placed slots for securing workpieces to the top using […]

FEWER SHADES OF GREY

AUTOMOTIVE COLOUR TRENDS IN 2022 Monochrome tones remain king—but not among consumers Story by KATE NG Modern automotive coatings are more complex than ever— radar detection, EV sensor compatibility and supply chain issues are some of the factors companies must consider before developing the colour hue itself. Most customers don’t see that though—pretty colours are […]

High Velocity: Jeep unveils new paint colour for 2022 Wrangler

Toledo, Ohio — The folks at Jeep have proudly proclaimed their love for yellow with a new paint colour for the 2022 Wrangler model year, called “High Velocity” yellow. The shade toes the line between neon yellow and lime green and also features an almost metallic-like finish. The automaker unveiled the new paint hue alongside […]

Pit Pals: PPG renews sponsorship of Team Penske ahead of NTT INDYCAR SERIES

Toronto, Ontario — Automotive paint developer PPG is doubling down on its bond with the racing world, announcing that the company has renewed its sponsorship with Team Penske and two-time NTT INDYCAR SERIES champion Josef Newgarden. Newgarden is set to take the wheel of the No. 2 PPG Chevrolet in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES later […]