Go Forth to Battle: Deadline to enter SEMA Battle of the Builders one month out

Las Vegas, Nevada — Calling all would-be vehicle builders, the window for you to prove your skills on the industry’s biggest stage is closing quickly, as the deadline to apply for the SEMA Show 2022 Battle of the Builders Competition looms less than one month away. Back for what is sure to be another exciting […]

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 […]

Board Meeting: Registration for INDASA 2022 Battle of the Boards now open

Toronto, Ontario — Trade in your halfpipe for a spray booth, INDASA’s 2022 Battle of the Boards competition is on and bringing together the best painters from across the globe in a showcase of some of the refinishing industry’s finest work. This competition, held annually by New Jersey-based abrasives developer INDASA, tasks automotive painters with […]

The EV Cure: GFS releases free guide on EV curing methods

Barrie, Ontario — Nothing gets a technician nervous like an unfamiliar EV rolling into the shop to get some work done—luckily Global Finishing Solutions has just released a free guide that provides the basic dos and don’ts to follow when working alongside electric vehicles. In a new guide called “The Electric Slide,” GFS has laid […]

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 […]

Plastic Makes Perfect: Polyvance unveils new PR-05 refinishing course

Rainsville, Alabama — Polyvance has gotten some official recognition for its advancements in plastic repair education as the company’s PR-05 Texture Refinishing course was recently given I-CAR continuing education credit approval. The company said in it’s press release that the aim behind the course was to address a gap in plastic repair skills in the […]

Life-Proof Paint: Queen’s University coatings research gets $24 million funding boost

Kingston, Ontario — A research project led by Queen’s University received an injection of $24 million to continue developing molecular coatings technology that aims to extend the lifespan of automotive paints. With this latest boost of funding provided by the New Frontiers in Research Funding program, the university believes that this research could put Canada […]