The EV Cure: Global Finishing Solutions releases free EV refinishing guide

Toronto, Ontario — With a steadily growing number of EVs in the Canadian car parc, refinishing jobs for these vehicles are becoming far more common for the average collision repair shop and Global Finishing Solutions wants to make sure those jobs are done safely. The automotive paint equipment developer released a free guide to safe […]

All the Marbles: Skills Canada National Competition ongoing in Winnipeg

Winnipeg, Manitoba — The Skills Canada National Competition is officially underway in Winnipeg this week, gathering together the top performers from the Spring’s run of provincial competitions. This year’s event will pit more than 550 secondary and post-secondary trade students against each other in a series of competitions simulating real workplace challenges. Autobody repair students […]

Eye of Efficiency: Axalta launches Irus Mix automated paint mixing system

Toronto, Ontario — Far too many in the collision industry still rely on their eyes alone for mixing and matching paint—luckily the experts at Axalta have developed a step up from the ‘ol cones and rods with the release of the Axalta Irus Mix. Touted as the fastest fully automated and completely hands-free mixing machine […]

Precious Paint: Infiniti unveils limited edition Black Opal Metallic paint for 2023 Q50

Toronto, Ontario — The black opal, one of Oceania’s rarest and most stunning gems, will now grace Infiniti showrooms in Canada as the luxury automaker announced that Black Opal Metallic paint will be offered on 2023 Q50 Red Sport ProACTIVE models for a limited time. Infiniti says Black Opal aims to emulate the iridescent, colour-changing […]

Sharp Tones: Axalta releases 2022 Global Automotive Colour Popularity Report

Toronto, Ontario — Pop on some Pink Floyd and let the colours move you; Axalta has released its seventieth annual Global Automotive Colour Popularity Report; the automotive industry’s longest-running and most comprehensive colour report, according to the company. White remains the most popular vehicle colour worldwide, due in large part to its prevalence on fleet […]

Fresh Looks: GMC unveils three new exterior tints for 2023 Sierra lineup

Toronto, Ontario — GMC has announced three more reasons to get excited about the 2023 GMC Sierra, as the automaker lifted the veil on three exterior paint colours to be added to the popular pickup’s palette. Painters and refinishers can expect to see Sierras sporting new Sterling Metallic, Volcanic Red Tintcoat or Deep Bronze Metallic […]

Paint Perfection: Mazda unveils Artisan Red Premium paint, fourth of Takuminuri line

Toronto, Ontario — Those out there who consider themselves automotive artists have a new paint shade just for them, as Mazda unveiled the new Artisan Red Premium paint shade on Tuesday; the fourth of the company’s advanced Takuminuri paint line. Takuminuri, which translates as “Artisan colouring,” is Mazda’s painting technology that reproduces a precise, high-quality […]