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- 10/24/18--08:39: _LINGENFELTER PERFOR...
- 10/24/18--11:04: _New E-Z UP® Endeavo...
- 10/25/18--10:54: _3M AUTOMOTIVE AFTER...
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- 10/25/18--11:09: _TOP COLLISION SHOPS...
- 10/25/18--11:12: _New 3M™ Versaflo™ T...
- 10/25/18--11:14: _NEW 3M™ HIGH POWER ...
- 10/25/18--13:02: _NRD, LLC Offering S...
- 10/26/18--09:27: _AutoZone Awarding 1...
- 10/26/18--11:26: _Rust-Oleum unveils ...
- 10/26/18--12:26: _HushMat Exceeds 350...
- 10/26/18--12:34: _ZyCoat®, LLC releas...
- 10/26/18--14:58: _E-Z UP to host star...
- 10/27/18--11:37: _I promise you haven...
- 10/28/18--09:36: _Lake Country Manufa...
- 10/28/18--14:46: _NASCAR driver Bubba...
- 10/29/18--00:14: _Sniper Releases Sni...
- 10/29/18--06:33: _DEI Introduces Heat...
- 10/29/18--06:36: _DEI Strengthens Dig...
- 10/29/18--09:54: _ECP Incorporated Ac...
- 10/24/18--11:04: New E-Z UP® Endeavor™ shelter now available in 3 sizes
- 10/25/18--10:54: 3M AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET DIVISION CONTINUES INNOVATION IN PAINTING
- 10/26/18--11:26: Rust-Oleum unveils new appearance products at SEMA
- 10/26/18--14:58: E-Z UP to host stars of ‘Street Outlaws’ at SEMA
- 10/29/18--00:14: Sniper Releases Sniper BBD EFI Systems for Jeep CJ Applications
- 10/29/18--06:33: DEI Introduces Heat Screen GOLD™ Metalized Matting
- 10/29/18--09:54: ECP Incorporated Acquires Tornador®
Driven by a racing heritage, Lingenfelter Performance Engineering is a leader in automotive performance engineering. The company offers engine building, engine and chassis tuning components and installation for most GM vehicles. Lingenfelter will debut new products and display costume engineered vehicles at the 2018 SEMA Show, October 30 – November 2, in Las Vegas.
Lingenfelter Performance Engineering owner, Ken Lingenfelter, and his team of experts will be available to greet guests visiting their booth (#25075) in Central Hall and answer their engineering questions. Of great interest will be the introduction of several new products including:
• Lingenfelter LT5 95 mm Throttle Body Adapter Plate for GM Gen V V8 Applications
o Allows the use for a larger OEM throttle body in high horsepower applications
• Lingenfelter Ported LT5 95 mm Throttle Body for GM Gen V V8 Applications
o Allows the use for a larger OEM throttle body in high horsepower applications
NORCO, Calif., Oct. 24, 2018 – International E-Z UP, Inc. has introduced the strongest Instant Shelter® product in the industry with the new Endeavor™ shelter, available in 10’ x 10’, 10’ x 15’, and 10’ x 20’ sizes.
The patented one-piece professional-grade shelter features an extra-large 6061-T6 aircraft-grade aluminum frame, octagonal-shaped legs that are 2 inches in diameter, and additional stabilization points for strength and durability. The Endeavor™ shelter is the easiest-to-use, toughest, and longest-lasting portable shelter on the market.
E-Z UP Founder and Chairman Mark Carter said the Endeavor™ shelter displays the innovation and quality customers have come to expect from E-Z UP. The company created the portable shelter industry 35 years ago and continues to be the No. 1 choice for consumers.
3M™ PPS™ Series 2.0 Spray Cup System with Quarter-Turn Lid Locking System
Improves Cleanliness, Provides Simplicity and Increases Peace-of-Mind
ST. PAUL, MN (October 30, 2018) – 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division continues to innovate the vehicle painting process with the 3M™ PPS™ Series 2.0 Spray Cup System. The 3M PPS Series 2.0 Spray Cup System dramatically improves the painting process with a revolutionary spray cup design that delivers advanced performance, efficiency and cleanliness.
The 3M™ PPS™ Disposable Paint Cup System was developed in 1996 in England by 3M engineer Steve Joseph, reinventing how painters in the collision repair industry managed the paint process. And in doing so, reduced solvent use by up to 70 percent and decreased prep time by up to 50 percent. It quickly became the standard for painters around the world.
Mobile App for Delivers Information You Need Directly to Your Phone
ST. PAUL, MN (October 30, 2018) – 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division announced that its new and innovative tool for mobile devices that allows body shop technicians and distributor sales staff to get all the information they need for their collision repair questions directly on their mobile devices is now available for the Android platform.
The new 3M Collision Repair App is FREE and available now on the Android and Apple app store. The 3M app provides quick access to 3M Collision Repair product information, process guides, application videos and standard operating procedures. Initially launched on the Apple platform, it has quickly become the hands-on favorite resource for automotive professionals.
ST. PAUL, MN (October 30, 2018) –Since the 3M Automotive Aftermarket Division and Festool launched the Total Automotive Sanding System as part of its clean shop technologies, it has fundamentally changed how top automotive collision shops operate their businesses for improved productivity, technician satisfaction and a cleaner facility environment.
The powerful combination of best-in-class 3M™ Cubitron™ II abrasives and Festool-branded premium power tools and dust extraction technologies are making collision shops cleaner, more profitable and better places to work.
Sawgrass Ford in Sunrise, FL operates a collision repair center in South Florida, a market with lots of premium vehicles. Bill Condron, Fixed Operations Director at Sawgrass Ford, is a huge proponent of the Total Automotive Sanding System.
MAKE SAFETY IN THE PAINT BOOTH MORE COMFORTABLE
ST. PAUL, MN (October 30, 2018) – Painters know that respiratory protection is necessary, as paint booth exposures to paint mists and vapors may cause irritation or potentially lead to serious health problems. But many might balk at the bulkiness of some powered and supplied air respirators currently on the market and the restrictions that such systems put on their mobility, particularly when they have to take it off and on for trips back and forth to the paint mixing room.
Fast Blast for Spray Gun Cleanup Gets Painters Back to Work Quickly, Provides VOC Compliance in All 50 States
ST. PAUL, MN (October 30, 2018) – One of the most time-consuming elements of the auto painting process is the cleanup. Now, 3M is adding to its system of paint application products that take the “pain out of painting” – a new spray gun cleaner that meets VOC compliance requirements in all 50 states, including California’s stringent regulations.
New 3M™ High Power Spray Gun Cleaner delivers cleaner in an aerosol can to blast excess paint and primer off spray gun surfaces - inside and out. It is specifically formulated to be used for both solvent-base and waterborne paints and coatings. The aerosol cleaner is VOC compliant and complies with SCAQMD 1171.1(c)(1) – less than 25 g/L of VOC content, as well as California’s SDAPCD Rule 67.20.1(d)(4)(1). The Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAP) content is 0 percent.
Grand Island, NY – October 24, 2018 – NRD, LLC – NRD® will be exhibiting their products at the SEMA Show, October 30 - November 2, 2018 at the Las Vegas Convention Center located at 3150 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89109.
Static attracts dust and unwanted particles, making it very difficult to keep surfaces clean, causing blemishes in paint finishes and other work surfaces. In the automotive industry, reworking is not an option, it’s absolutely essential to eliminate static from the environment–at every stage of painting–in order to avoid this costly reworking. Whether creating custom paint jobs for one’s automobile or final repairs from an accident, electrostatic discharge is a constant challenge in the world where perfection is the only option.
Memphis, Tenn. (October 29, 2018) – AutoZone, Inc. (NYSE:AZO) today announced that the lucky winner of a national sweepstakes will be revealed at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas on October 31. AutoZone, along with its belt manufacturer, Continental, will present a customized 1969 Chevrolet Camaro to the winner of its Dream Ride Sweepstakes.
“The sweepstakes was an eight-week promotion to celebrate the established partnership between AutoZone and Continental as well as bring awareness to professional installers about Continental’s quality line of belt products,” said Bill Hackney, AutoZone’s Senior Vice President, Merchandising, Customer Satisfaction. “We received an overwhelming response from AutoZone’s commercial customers. The more qualified belt purchases they bought, the better their chances to win,” Hackney added.
Vernon Hills, Ill., Oct. 29, 2018 – Rust-Oleum continues to bring innovative products to the automotive aftermarket industry. From electrofusion wax technology to custom chrome finishes, Rust-Oleum offers a full line of products to protect and enhance vehicle appearance. At this year’s SEMA Show, Rust-Oleum will showcase several new products at booth #13073.
New additions to Rust-Oleum’s automotive line include:
OLATHE, KANSAS, (October 30, 2018) HushMat® – HushMat leads the industry providing Custom Year, Make & Model vehicle kits. These kits are designed to custom fit over 350,000 Year, Make & Models and provide automotive enthusiasts with the easiest installation process on the market.
HushMat has exceeded sales of 350,000 Year, Make & Model Custom Vehicle Kits for the automotive wholesale, retail and Do It Yourself “DIY” market. Our portfolio of Custom Vehicle Kits make ordering and installing the HushMat product for customers specific year/make/model car or truck simple, fast and effective. HushMat, the fastest growing automotive sound deadening and thermal insulation materials company, continues to lead the market with No. 1 rated products that everyone can use.
OLATHE, KANSAS (October 29, 2018) – ZyCoat, LLC announces the release of ZyCor high temperature, corrosion resistant primer. ZyCor primer can be used as a standalone coating or as a base coat for ZyCoat, LLC’s ZyBar high temperature thermal dissipation color coats. ZyCor is a do it yourself, easy to apply coating offering over 5,000 hours of corrosion resistance.
NORCO, Calif., Oct. 30, 2018 – SEMA Show attendees can meet Sean “Farmtruck” Whitley and Jeff “AZN” Bonnett, stars of the show “Street Outlaws” on the Discovery Channel, from 11 a.m. to noon Oct. 31 at the E-Z UP® Booth, No. 20269.
E-Z UP was introduced to the dynamic duo from Oklahoma City during last year’s SEMA Show and formed a perfect partnership with the team as Farmtruck and AZN have been fans of E-Z UP® products for years.
Do you want to get more horsepower, RPM's and laps out of your fuel? How about removing friction so the components last many more laps or hours than before? How about lowering the temperature and improving oil pressure? Even better, let's do all of that at the same time.
About 30 years ago a need for a lubricant that could hold up under INCREDIBLE heat and pressure was needed for the Space Shuttle. Something that could withstand 4500 degrees and 17,000 pounds of pressure. AN aerospace engineer came up with a product already being used for farming equipment and oil field, modified it for NASA's needs and BOOM! No more lubricant issues and the Shuttles started launching.
(Oconomowoc, WI) -- Lake Country Manufacturing, a leader in the premium buffing and polishing pad market, has launched a new professional power tool company, LC Power Tools (www.LCPowerTools.com). With an initial concentration on power tools for the professional detailing market, LC Power Tools will focus on creating innovative, user-defined tools to make life easier for detailers.
Lake Country Manufacturing has strong roots in the detailing market, having developed hundreds of wool, foam and microfiber pads and products over the past forty years, including many patented designs. The company's dedication to introducing new and improved products to serve the detailing market’s ever-changing needs led to the decision to create the new power tool company.
LAS VEGAS, NV – October 28, 2018 – Cobra Electronics, the leading designer and marketer of award-winning automotive, mobile and consumer electonics, today announced it will showcase its latest products at SEMA 2018 in Las Vegas and partnership with NASCAR driver, Bubba Wallace, who will appear at the Cobra Booth #11620 on Tuesday, October 30 from 1pm – 3pm.
On display will also be Cobra’s full suite of connected products, its full line of portable power packs and jump starters, including the new Cobra JumPack® mini and its off-road, mobile communications products.
Holley/MSD is pleased to announce the release of Sniper EFI BBD for Jeep® CJs, which is designed specifically for 1971-1986 models with 258 cubic-inch 6-cylinder engines. It's a bolt-on BBD carburetor replacement that supports up to 350 horsepower, delivers a steady supply of fuel when operating at extreme angles on the trail, and provides all the tactical accuracy of EFI at an affordable price.
Installation doesn't get any simpler, and with the throttle-body-mounted ECU there are no extra boxes to mount. Just four wiring connections are required – battery positive, battery negative, switched ignition, and RPM – and no laptop or computer expertise is required. A calibration wizard takes care of everything; just answer a few questions about your engine using the high-resolution full-color touchscreen, and the calibration wizard creates a base map and starts tuning on its own.
Avon Lake, Ohio (October 26, 2018)…DEI, a leading specialist in heat protection for automotive, powersports, marine and industrial markets, now offers a versatile GOLD™ metalized radiant matting to reduce the harmful and damaging effects of heat that can be installed almost anywhere in a vehicle. Heat Screen GOLD™ is manufactured from a high temperature rated metalized polyimide film bonded to a robust 20 oz. heat treated glass fiber base material. Capable of reflecting direct heat up to 800° F and radiant heat up to 1100° F, Heat Screen GOLD has been proven in heat flux tests to reduce heat 36%.
Avon Lake, Ohio (October 24, 2018)...Heat and sound solution performance market leader, Design Engineering, Inc., is pleased to announce the addition of Jason Pokines as the company’s new Social Media Specialist. The new position was filled in early October to strengthen DEI’s digital / social media / e-commerce team with a more strategic approach to customer engagement, branding, and sales.
Pokines will be responsible for developing social media campaigns supported by analytics across multiple platforms to enhance DEI’s complete line of heat control and sound insulation products – DEI, Boom Mat, CryO2 and Radiator Relief. Additionally, he will work with the company’s web manager, marketing, and graphics team to develop a social media strategy to integrate and improve content development and engagement for multiple markets including: automotive aftermarket, 12 volt/Car Audio, powersports, marine, and commercial/industrial channels for print and digital.
ECP Incorporated Acquires Tornador®
ECP Incorporated is pleased to announce that it has acquired the Tornador® Brands and product lines from Dehn’s Innovations, LLC.
The Tornador® brand is known industry wide for their unique patented air & liquid tools used for the cleaning and detailing of vehicles. The Tornador® Brand has been on the market since 2006 and has continued to develop new and innovative products that are well respected in the industry.
ECP Incorporated has been a leading provider of products and services for Automobile Dealers and related entities since 1969 and is currently celebrating its 50th Anniversary. ECP’s heritage has been in the manufacturing, packaging and distribution of Appearance Protection, Detailing, and Service Chemicals and supplies and in providing the administration of product warranties and Optional Protection products to produce profit opportunities and cost savings for Automobile Dealers and related entities.