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Introducing: Pro Signature Series Paint Suits

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information on TRUE Pro Signature Series Paint Suits or any other TRUE Performance Products, contact Industrial Finishes by phone at 800.531.1305 or by visiting your nearest Industrial Finishes Location.

 

 

Industrial Finishes Opens Fresno California Store

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Industrial Finishes & Systems is pleased to announce the opening of our latest location – Fresno, California! This location adds to our growing presence in California, joining our locations in Rancho Cordova, Napa, Fremont, and Bakersfield, and Concord. This is the ninth California location overall, as we continue to expand our footprint in the California market.

Strategically placed between Sacramento and Bakersfield, our new location will help better serve the needs of the robust Fresno auto body repair community by providing them with the highest quality service and products.

Our new location in Fresno can be found at 4529 N. Marty Ave #101 and can be reached by phone at 559-416-9550.

Additionally, industry veteran Craig Fry has joined Industrial Finishes & Systems in Fresno. Craig’s experience and focus on service make him a great addition to the team and an asset to body shops and collision repair centers in the Fresno area.

12-Station Battery Maintenance System

Monday, August 21st, 2017

The PRO-12-RP, 12-Station Battery Maintenance System both preserves new 12-Volt lead-acid batteries at peak charge levels by keeping the plates in like-new condition during storage and maintains up to twelve batteries at a time. A continuous cycle of low amp charging rotates through the twelve channels offsetting the normal discharge rate. At the same time, optimized high frequency patented pulsing reduces the size and number of lead sulfate deposits so that shelved batteries stay “factory fresh” while waiting to be sold or installed.

Features:

  • Maintains as many as twelve stored batteries in peak condition indefinitely
  • Works on all 12V lead-acid batteries (VRLA, AGM, gel and flooded cell)
  • Low-amperage patented pulsing charge offsets the normal discharge rate
  • Completely safe with no danger of overcharging
  • LEDs show the condition of each battery

The PRO-12-RP is easy to use with minimum training. Simply connect the cable leads to as many as twelve 12V lead-acid batteries, plug it in, flip the switch and walk away. There’s no possibility of sparking between leads and an audible alarm sounds if a battery is connected improperly making it easy to verify it’s installed correctly.

 

Each of the 12 charging cables has their own independent LEDs so you know the exact condition of each battery. This maintenance system isn’t designed to operate on batteries below 11.5 volts. Batteries discharged lower than this level should be recharged using the SC-12, SC-6, SC-2 or XCR-20 Battery Recovery Charger.

 

 

PRO-12-RP Specifications

 

Electrical Characteristics

Input Voltage: 100-240 V ac

Input Current: 140 mA Max

Input Frequency: 50 – 60 Hz

Min. Voltage for Startup: 11.5-Volts

Number of outputs: 12

Output Current: 750 mA

Output Voltage, Bulk Charge: 14.7 V

Physical Characteristics

Dimensions: 7.25”L x 2.25”W x 1”H

Weight: 2lbs

Box-to-Clamps Wire Length: 72”

Environmental

Operating Temperature: 0º F to 130 º F

Storage Temperature: 0º F to 150 º F

 

Warranty

Two-Year Limited Warranty

 

For more information on PulseTech Products, contact Industrial Finishes  by phone at 800.531.1305 or by visiting your nearest Industrial Finishes Location.

Category Automotive

Photo submissions for the R-M 2018 Calendar have begun!

Monday, July 24th, 2017

 

R-M is looking for spectacular uses of its products to showcase in their 2018 calendar. Submit your best photo for a chance to be included! What makes your vehicle stand out from the rest? Show them those special details that make it one of a kind. They are accepting submissions until August 5, 2017. Photos containing watermarks, logos or other added elements will not be accepted. Submitted photos must be high resolution images (300 DPI Only).

 

 CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED

 

 

 

 

 

Category Automotive

Gateway Safety Adds R95, N100 Options to Growing Line of Disposable Particulate Respirator Family

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Industrial Finishes now has access to additional NIOSH-approved disposable particulate respirators. The TruAir® family, Gateway Safety’s traditional-style line of respirators, has added two new options: an R95 and an N100 product.

R95 respirators filter at least 95% of particulate aerosols below the Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL) and N100 respirators provide 99.97% filtration of particulate aerosols free of oils below the PEL.

All TruAir products offer the same great features: a large, molded shell to reduce breathing resistance; an adjustable metal nosepiece for a tight seal around the nose; and latex-free, dual elastic head straps to help with a secure fit.

TruAir’s tried-and-true, traditional design is widely accepted, helping increase compliance, while answering the call for cost-effective disposable respiratory protection.

  • Large, molded shell helps to reduce breathing resistance, minimizing end-user fatigue.
  • Adjustable metal nosepiece provides a safe, secure fit.
  • Non-latex, elastic head straps.
  • NIOSH approved N95, N99, N100, R95 and P100 options available.

 

For more details on NIOSH filtration classes, or to determine the appropriate type of respirator for a specific application, visit the NIOSH website at: www.cdc.com/niosh.

For more information on Gateway Safety Products, contact Industrial Finishes  by phone at 800.531.1305 or by visiting your nearest Industrial Finishes Location.

 

Visit Gateway Safety’s TruAir Product Page here.

Download the new TruAir Product Flyer (PDF)

Descargar el nuevo folleto de TruAir, español (PDF)

 

BASF is Bringing LIVE Episodes of Repair University

Monday, June 12th, 2017

That’s right, you heard it – BASF is bringing you Collision Hub’s LIVE Repair University episodes every month in 2017-18.

As part of an initiative to provide value to our customers and remain dedicated to the refinish industry and its future, BASF has teamed up with Collision Hub to bring Repair University LIVE to thousands of collision shops. On June 21st at 12 PM EST, Collision Hub will host the next session of Repair University Live on Aluminum Panel Repair, Techniques, and Equipment you have an opportunity to tune in for free!!!

The attached password from Collision Hub enables you to log into https://www.collisionhub.com/repairulive, enter the access code and watch for free – from the location you prefer! Click now to watch the replay on Scanning vs. Calibration.
Here is a link to a FAQ containing more details about Repair University, including the schedule: FAQ Link

 

Your Ticket to Repair University June 21, 2017

 12:00PM (Eastern)
Kristen and Larry discuss the proper techniques for repairing an aluminum panel.

Password: EW-567-253

Go to the Site!

Print Out Access Ticket

 

Category Automotive

777PT & 390PT 6V and 12V Digital Battery Analyzers

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Understand your batteries before they become a problem

Our Digital Battery Analyzers are an important part of your Battery Management Program.  In just seconds, they measure the Volts and Amps of your battery to get a thorough and complete reading on the condition of your battery so you can effectively decide if the battery is fully recovered, discharged or needs replacement.  These analyzers are a simple, inexpensive solution to a complicated, very expensive problem – vehicle and equipment readiness!

The 777P-PT Battery and System Tester tests both 6-Volt and 12-Volt lead-acid batteries (VRLA, AGM and flooded cell) as well as 12-Volt and 24-Volt starting/charging systems fast, safely and simply. The single load, dynamic resistance testing technology ensures your vehicle or equipment readiness. The backlit display is easy to read in any light and you can print your test results for easy record keeping. The unit is housed in rugged over molded rubber and comes with high impact molded carry case.

Features:

  • Tests 12V & 24V starting/charging systems
  • Uses patented single-load, dynamic resistance technology
  • Displays battery voltage & cold cranking amps
  • Easy to use intuitive screen prompts
  • Tests discharged batteries down to 1.5-Volt
  • Includes built-in thermal printer with date/time function
  • Generates a warranty code with each test for  tracking purposes
  • Comes with an industrial carrying case

 

The 390PT Battery and System Tester lets you quickly, safely and accurately test both 6-Volt and 12-Volt lead-acid flooded, AGM (flat and spiral plate) and gel cell batteries in or out of the vehicle and test 12-Volt and 24-Volt charging systems for proper operation. Combined singe load, dynamic resistance technology and algorithms display battery voltage and capacity in easy to understand results in seconds. The handy “QUICK START” instruction guide is printed on the back of the tester.

Features:

  • Tests VRLA, AGM, gel and flooded cell 12V & 6V lead-acid batteries
  • Tests batteries in or out of the vehicle
  • Displays if battery is good or needs replacement
  • Shows condition of battery in percentage of state of health and state of charge
  • Tests alternator, starter voltage and diode ripple if the battery is installed in a vehicle
  • Handy quick start instruction guide printed on the back
  • Rugged shock resistant rubber case
  • Selectable 7 language display

 

For more information on PulseTech Products, contact Industrial Finishes  by phone at 800.531.1305 or by visiting your nearest Industrial Finishes Location.

777PT Specifications
Electrical Characteristics
Rating System: SAE, DIN, EN, IEC, JIS Battery No.
Operation Range: 40 to 2000 CCA (SAE)
Minimum Battery Voltage for  Analysis: 1.5V
Voltmeter Range: 1.5V to 30V
Internal Batteries: Six 1.5V AA Batteries
Mechanical / Physical Characteristics
Dimensions: 9.9” L x 5.1” W x 2.5” H
Unit Weight: 2.15 lbs.,
Shipping Weight: 7.85 lbs.
Battery Cable Length: 3.9’

390PT Specifications
Electrical Characteristics
Rating System: SAE, DIN, EN, IEC, JIS Battery No.
Operation Range: 40 to 2000 CCA (SAE)
Minimum Battery Voltage for Analysis: 1.5V
Voltmeter Range: 1.5V to 30V
Internal Batteries: 1 Each 9 Volt
Mechanical / Physical Characteristics
Dimensions: 7.8” L x 4.5” W x 2.1”
Unit Weight: 1.40 lbs., Shipping Weight: 1.78 lbs.
Battery Cable Length: 2.62’

Category Automotive

Introducing…fX3 Premium Anti-Fog!

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

The 3rd Generation in Anti-Fog, With Superior Fog Resistance

fX3 Premium Anti-Fog is a longer-lasting, more effective anti-fog/anti-scratch solution for safety eyewear that offers the following benefits:

SUPERIOR ANTI-FOG PERFORMANCE.
Engineered with an innovative solution that fights fog better than current alternatives.

LONGER-LASTING EFFECTIVENESS.
Adheres longer than water-based coatings and can withstand multiple lens cleanings.

GREATER SCRATCH RESISTANCE.
Stands up to scratching eight times better than standard anti-fog coatings.

fX3 has been tested in accordance with the EN 166 standard for anti-fog and passes steam, cleaning, adhesion and wipe tests.

For more information, click here to download the fX3 overview flyer.

 

fX3 is currently available in these popular eyewear products:

 

 

Watch for additional product options coming soon!

 

For more information on Gateway Safety products, contact Industrial Finishes  by phone at 800.531.1305 or by visiting your nearest Industrial Finishes Location.

 

PulseTech Battery Management Program

Monday, April 17th, 2017

 

We want you to try our simple 3 step program to see how much we can help you!

Back in 1994, PulseTech Products Corporation were asked by the engineers at Fort Hood, Texas to design a program to help the US military reduce their battery costs.  The soldiers were not battery experts but they saw a need to keep their batteries in the field and combat ready so they introduced a battery management program that taught them how to manage their batteries from cradle to grave.  In 2 years PulseTech reduced the battery expenses at Fort Hood by $7 million.  These savings were only the amount spent on batteries and did not include the costs of downtime and other expenses that goes with battery failures.

This program is now available in the commercial market and if you have not started using this program, you are losing money.  This simple 3 step program teaches how to restore batteries instead of replacing them, how to maintain them and keep them charged and ready to perform at all times.

PulseTech’s April PulseTalk is focused on their Battery Management Program.  Some of the benefits of using this program include:

  • Extends battery life up to 3 times
  • Recovers 70% of spent batteries
  • Extends alternator and starter life
  • Reduces the number of batteries purchased
  • Reduces hazardous waste generation

You can download PulseTech’s April edition of PulseTalk here.  For more information on PulseTech products, contact Industrial Finishes  by phone at 800.531.1305 or by visiting your nearest Industrial Finishes Location.

 

 

NEW! Norton SpeedGrip Cosmetic Repair Skim-Plus+

Monday, April 17th, 2017

We are pleased to announce the addition of Norton SpeedGrip Cosmetic Repair Skim-Plus+ Structural Adhesive to the Norton SpeedGrip product line.  This two-component epoxy is used for cosmetic repairs of scratches, gashes and other minor defects on all types of plastics including TPO, TEO, PP, Metton®, Telene®, FRP, SMC and urethane.  Norton SpeedGrip Cosmetic Repair Skim-Plus+ has a longer open time making it the perfect substitution for our Norton SpeedGrip Plastic Repair Skim-Plus when working in higher temperature conditions or on larger applications.

Features and Benefits

  • No plastic ID required
  • No adhesion promoter needed
  • Mix with spreader

 

 

 

For more information on Norton SpeedGrip Structural Adhesives contact Industrial Finishes  by phone at 800.531.1305 or by visiting your nearest Industrial Finishes Location.  You can also click here to view the Norton SpeedGrip Product Brochure.