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Simplify Commercial Fleet Repairs with SEM’s New Fleet Line™

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Commercial fleet repair simplified with SEM’s new Fleet Line adhesives, seam sealer and repair materials. The four SKU line covers a wide range of repairs across heavy-duty, vocational, commercial, and marine fleets.

“After consulting several fleet repair facilities, we built a condensed line to address the vast majority of repairs. SEM’s Fleet Line gives fleet repair professionals the materials they need, without excessive SKUs.” – Larry Trexler, Product Manager, SEM Products, Inc.

Composite Adhesive & Repair is truly a 2-in-1 bonding and repair product for composite and rigid plastics, such as SMC, fiberglass, carbon fiber, and Metton®

Flexible Plastic Repair mends flexible plastics without requiring adhesion promoter. Compatible with polyester fillers, it eliminates the need for expensive skim coat cartridges.

3 Minute General Purpose Adhesive bonds most substrates with a high strength hold in a three minute working time.

White Seam Sealer is direct to metal and paintable immediately with most solvent-based coatings. Can reduce repair times by 102 minutes when compared to non-paintable and non-DTM products.

A New Standard for Bare Necessities

Each Fleet Line product is optimized to work on multiple surfaces and repairs, reducing SKUs and improving inventory. Equipment and accessories such as Fiberglass Cloth, Fiberglass Rollers, Release Film and applicators are available.

For more information visit your local Industrial Finishes or contact Industrial Finishes by phone, 800.531.1305, or email


Thursday, January 21st, 2016




UPDATE:  It was another great year for the Midwest Tool Auction & Expo, with the attendance estimated at over 7,000 people!  Industrial Finishes and Systems had a great booth and was able to talk with individuals from the auto-body, construction, cement, cabinet, solid surface, and even buggies industries.  An excellent cross mix of attendees!


I.F. Booth15th Annual Tool Auction and Expo









Industrial Finishes and Systems @ the Midwest Tool Auction and ExpoI.F. Booth 2










Come see us at the 15th Annual Midwest Tool Auction & Expo!  You might not be aware of the name change, (previously known as the Northern Indiana Tool Auction & Expo), but due to the growth and attendance, the Expo has become a regional show.

The Expo and Auction is conveniently located off of State Road 9 and Interstate 80-90. It will be held inside a 150,000 sq. ft. heated building located at the Crossroads of America, one of the leading communities in quality wood working, with over 6,000 attendees last year.

If you are unfamiliar with the show itself, it caters to a wide variety of individuals in the woodworking business.  There will be a wide variety of vendors attending this year ranging from machinery, hardwoods, hardware, finishing products, and much more!  Tool auction on Friday and Saturday, as well as new equipment sales on the expo floor.

There will also be a $15,000 Tool Giveaway give away again this year!

Expo, Friday, Jan. 29th, 2016 10:00 to 6:00 pm

Saturday, Jan. 30th, 2016 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Howe, Indiana
LOCATION: The Michiana Event Center
located ¼ mile south of exit 121 on Interstate 80-90 and SR 9
at 7605 N SR 9 Howe, IN 46746

More Information can be found on the Midwest Tool Auction & Expo website at


Thursday, January 14th, 2016

Industrial Finishes & Systems is pleased to bring you 8 new Glasurit® Color Advance water boosters for use with 90 Line. This new technology is designed to improve hiding for red, blue, and green colors.

The use of the new Color Advance water booster technology offers the following benefits:


  • Reduced base material consumption up to 50%.
  • Reduced booth cycle time, up to 20% less.
  • Easier to denib and tape.
  • Faster drying times and increased hardness.

For more information visit your local Industrial Finishes or contact Industrial Finishes by phone, 800.531.1305, or email

Additional benefits and information can be found at

Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for this product can be viewed and downloaded from

NOTE: All 8 of these products are considered freeze prone & should be handled accordingly when transporting in cold temperatures.


Category Auto, Uncategorized


Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

METAL GLAZE Ultra is rapidly becoming the putty of choice for the body shop professional and is widely used as a finishing coat over body filler, large panels, or small spot filling. Because of its popularity, we are pleased to announce that METAL GLAZE Ultra is now available in convenient 16 oz. pouches as well as the 30 oz. Pumptainer, giving you more options to purchase this high-performing putty.

Here are some of the features and benefits you can expect when using METAL GLAZE Ultra:

  • Formulated with the Evercoat exclusive ECORESIN™ making it the best sanding polyester putty on the market
  • Easy sanding makes Metal Glaze Ultra the ideal product for aluminum repairs
  • Formulated with ZNX-7® for great adhesion to all substrates

The sandability of Metal Glaze Ultra is unparalleled.  You will be blown away by how easy it sands and how fast you can shape it.

  • Comparative testing has shown that Metal Glaze Ultra sands easier and faster than comparable premium putties
  • Finer grit sanding means no stray sand scratches that can comeback post-paint
  • Save 20% or more by using less sandpaper per repair

For more information visit your local Industrial Finishes or contact Industrial Finishes by phone, 800.531.1305, or email




Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

Industrial Finishes and Systems is excited to announce the release of their first product of the TRUE Performance Product Series.  TRUE Clear Coat & Activator will debut in early 2016, and will offer excellent sprayability and a proven performance!

In speaking with body shop owners and paint technicians, Industrial Finishes and Systems found the growing need for an easy-to-spray clear coat that produces an impressive finish at a great price.

TRUE maintains the best characteristics of other clear coats, including some popular clear coats that are no longer on the market!

With a simple 4:1 mix ratio, and great results baked or air dried, TRUE is your user-friendly clear coat that saves you time and money.  Best of all, you’ll enjoy excellent results in a wide range of conditions.

Because TRUE is so easy to use, it lets you get to work quickly with very little preparation time.  Even for those painters who are less-experienced, TRUE provides users the ability to quickly learn how to use it.

In addition, TRUE Clear Coat & Activator offers users:

  • Fast-drying capabilities and a great appearance, with little or no cut and buff afterwards
  • Durable finish
  • Compatible with all base coats
  • 2.1 VOC compliant
  • Fits a wide range of environments and temperatures
  • Simple 4:1 mix ratio
  • Multiple control with hardeners
  • Proven technology
  • Proven application/sprayability
  • Proven chemistry
  • Proven performance

TRUE Performance Product Series Clear Coat and Activator are perfect for auto refinish, recreation vehicle, light industrial, and marine applications!  It is available in gallon kits, as well as quart kits, which makes it easier for you to give TRUE a try today!  For more information contact Industrial Finishes by phone, 800.531.1305, or email

Update: RDA/IMPACT Continues to Add to Their Webinar Training Library

Monday, January 4th, 2016

Refinish Distributors Alliance (RDA), as well as Industrial Finishes, aims to solve problems and provide solutions for collision industry distributors and body shops. And in doing so, we would like to inform you of the many resources that are offered to you on behalf of Industrial Finishes and RDA/IMPACT. Below is a link to help you find a large collection of webinar training videos that will help ensure your shops success.

RDA/IMPACT offers their latest update of collision shop webinars presented with a brief description and link to each one on their YouTube channel for easy access. As always, you can expect to see a continual update to this library as more webinars are offered, so be sure to bookmark this page!

Click HERE to access the library.