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Friday, February 9th, 2018

We’re proud to announce that on February 1, 2018, Industrial Finishes & Systems acquired M&M Automotive Paint Supply in Medford, Oregon. This acquisition reflects our continued commitment to the southern Oregon collision repair market and the region’s very bright future. We’re excited to expand our footprint in the Medford market, and we look forward to supporting M&M customers. We’re thrilled to provide them with the broad product selection, exceptional service, and business systems they need to successfully grow their business. Welcome to the Industrial Finishes Family!

Click here to find the Industrial Finishes & Systems distribution center near you!

Category Auto

EZ Hammer Tech Night in Eugene

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Join Industrial Finishes and EZ Hammer at our Eugene, Oregon, education center on February 28 for a live door skin attachment demonstration! The event is free and starts at 5:30 pm PST. The EZ Hammer Professional Dent Removal Kit removes dents in steel and aluminum and can be used in very tight spaces. The kit comes with multiple attachments for many types of dent removal.

During the demonstration, the EZ Hammer kit will be available for $269 – a $30 dollar savings! Attendees will also have a chance to win an EZ Hammer kit for FREE!

LOCATION: Industrial Finishes & Systems Eugene Education Center

DATE/TIME: February 28, 2018; 5:30-7:00 pm

Category Auto, Uncategorized

Industrial Finishes Opens Boise, Idaho Store

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018

Please join us in welcoming our newest Industrial Finishes location – Boise, Idaho!

Boise is a very strategic market from both a geographic and business standpoint. Boise’s position between Industrial Finishes’ Oregon and Utah operations allows us to provide exceptional service to customers in the area. Boise is a rapidly-growing area with expanding opportunities for us to grow our business. We look forward to supporting customers in Idaho and we’re committed to the region’s very bright future.

The addition of the Boise location brings Industrial Finishes’ total distribution centers to 32 nationwide.

Industrial Finishes’ Boise location:

Ship to address: 9530 W. Bethel Court, Suite A, Boise, ID 83709
Bill to address: PO Box 2824, Eugene, OR 97402
Phone: 208-813-0997

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.

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.


  • 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”


Operating Temperature: 0º F to 130 º F

Storage Temperature: 0º F to 150 º F



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 Auto

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).








Category Auto

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:

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, 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 Auto

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.


  • 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.


  • 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 Auto