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Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT STEPS IN THE PAINTING PROCESS IS CHECKING FOR COLOR ACCURACY. In order for technicians to accurately match a color, it is highly recommended to spray out the color prior to painting the car. Sprayout cards should be available and ready to use anytime, anywhere. Building a personal sprayout library is a valuable tool in every technician’s toolbox as it is sprayed by their hand, with their spray gun, in their environment.

PPG offers shades of gray sprayout cards that can be ordered with the following part numbers:
• ARMC464G1
• ARMC464G3
• ARMC464G5
• ARMC464G6
• ARMC464G7

Make sure you write the necessary details on the back of your sprayout cards such as vehicle make, model, and OEM code for future reference.

More importantly, be sure to save your sprayout cards to create an awesome color reference library! A 2-ring storage binder is available to help you organize these. Use part number DOX446. These will help you in the future save time and money and avoid any unnecessary waste of paint.

Following these simple steps will consistently insure a productive and successful paint job!

Article Courtesy of PPG Automotive Refinish


Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

THE NEW ELCOMETER 415 AUTOMATICALLY SWITCHES BETWEEN FERROUS AND NON-FERROUS SUBSTRATES. Designed to measure cured paint and powder coatings up to 1000μm (40mils), the thickness gauge is ideal for the automotive paint & powder market.

With a reading rate of 60+ readings per minute, the new paint and powder thickness gauge allows to inspect more industrial materials in less time.

Compatible with ElcoMaster software and ElcoMaster Mobile App, individual paint and powder thickness readings can be transferred via USB or Bluetooth to PC or a mobile device for analysis and instant report generation.

Key features and benefits of the Elcometer 415 Paint & Powder Thickness Gauge include:

• Incredibly fast (60+ readings per minute), reducing inspection times, increasing productivity
• Switches instantly between ferrous & non-ferrous substrates without interruption1
• Measures cured paint & powder coatings up to 1000μm (40mils)
• Zero or smooth (2 point) calibration ensures accuracy on smooth & thin coated substrates
• Easy to use, ergonomic design provides maximum comfort for continuous use
• Large easy to read values in microns or mils
• Auto rotating large colour display provides clear visibility whatever the angle of measurement
• Scratch, solvent & water resistant display protects against the elements
• Rugged & resistant to dust or powder coatings equivalent to IP64, ideal for modern industrial & powder coating environments
• Transfer live data via USB or Bluetooth to ElcoMaster for instant report generation

“The new Elcometer 415 doesn’t just take a thickness measurement”

In addition to the coating thickness, the new Elcometer 415 displays the key statistical values required to assess the overall industrial finishing; number of readings (n), average coating thickness (x), the lowest (Lo) and the highest (Hi) paint thickness.

“Stay accurate with simple calibration”

This new, easy to use, Elcometer 415 has zero and smooth (2 point) calibration, ensuring accurate measurements on smooth & thin industrial paint & powder coated surfaces.

“Each gauge is designed to last”

Robust, durable & powder resistant, the new Elcometer 415 is available with a 2 year** manufacturer’s warranty; giving you peace of mind.

“Seamlessly connect to any PC, Android™ or iOS mobile device”


As each measurement is taken, the new Elcometer 415 wirelessly transmits the thickness values via Bluetooth2 or via USB straight into an inspection application or into ElcoMaster, Elcometer ’s mobile app, for instant report generation.


Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

Available in 12, 24, 36 and 48 volts, this could be the product that eliminates many of your battery problems. Since PulseTech was founded in 1989, the PowerPulse has been sold and it has proven over the years to triple the life of new batteries. See more info here.

The PowerPulse is popular with RV owners, automobile owners, off-grid customers, golf cart and electric vehicle owners, forklift operators, over-the-road truckers and just about any other application where batteries are used often and are a necessary component for operation.

• Makes your batteries last 3 times longer than normal
• 4 voltages available – 12, 24, 36 and 48 volt products for multiple battery systems
• Works with ALL traditional flooded, and VRLA (AGM and Gel) battery – Deep Cycle and standard designs
• Exclusive Pulse Technology maximizes power and performance by reducing and eliminating power-robbing sulfate crystals
• Virtually indestructable waterproof design
• Equalizes the cells in a battery and all the batteries in a bank
• 5 year limited warranty

PowerPulse’s patented pulse technology will equalize the cells and triple the life of your batteries. It will eliminate the internal resistance inside the batteries so they can operate like new. Everything works better when the batteries are new and the PowerPulse will keep them that way!

Installing the PowerPulse on all vehicles is one of the most important steps in our Battery Management Program! Ask your Industrial Finishes representative about PowerPulse today!



Friday, October 16th, 2015

LIFE MOVES QUICKLY, BUT WE’RE HERE TO HELP YOU KEEP UP. At Industrial Finishes & Systems, we do our very best to keep you up to date on the latest product news and events that are key to your growing business. We’re now very happy to introduce our own RSS feed to help make you aware when news is added to our site. Simply click the RSS icon located at the top of any page on our website (you’ll find it among the social media icons) and follow the simple steps to begin receiving alerts.

As always, thank you for the opportunity to work with you!


Friday, October 2nd, 2015

We’ve had our website up for about three months now and need some feedback from you!  Please let us know how your user experience has been, what we can improve on, and what you’d like to see changed or added.  Any and all advice is welcome.

The survey can be found at:











Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Norton is pleased to announce the availability of Multi-Air Cyclonic Dry Ice NorGrip Perforated Rolls, now available in 2-3/4” x 13yd. length. The laser converted NorGrip rolls feature the same innovative spiral hole-design found on the Multi-Air Cyclonic disc range, which optimizes dust extraction while reducing surface imperfections.

The convenient new hole-design does not need to be lined up with the holes on the vacuum file boards or vacuum hand blocks to achieve optimal performance so changeover is fast and simple. In addition, the rolls are perforated every 2-3/4” to allow it to be torn easily to fit multiple file board lengths.

While Multi-Air Cyclonic can be used without the support of a vacuum system, the best results will be achieved using a vac-assist file board.

As with the origlogo_nortoninal version of perforated rolls, the Multi-Air Cyclonic category will feature our versatile Dry Ice A975 sandpaper, which features our ceramic abrasive across the entire grit range. The quick, cooler cut of the Dry Ice A975 is ideal for conventional paints, primers, and other applications, and also works well on aluminum surfaces and hard to sand surfaces, such as composites, ceramic clear coats, and E-coats.

The original A975 Dry Ice NorGrip Rolls are being phased out in favor of this superior product and will be available while supplies last. For more information contact Industrial Finishes by phone, 800.531.1305, or email, or click on the link below for part number, packaging, pricing, and cross-over information:

NorGrip Tape Table