• Home >
  • Back Issues >
  • ABRN >
  • October 2022
  • October 2022

    Jay Sicht
    Darrell Amberson opens CIC's meeting in Phoenix Jan. 20.
    Home

    A deep look at the Collision Industry Conference as it approaches 40

    Oct. 24, 2022
    As Darrell Amberson finishes his two-year term as CIC chairman, he reflects on its origins and where it's headed.
    2019 Nissan Rogue
    Home

    The light’s on; nobody's home

    Oct. 10, 2022
    You have an AEB warning light illuminated with no DTCs stored? Do your research or prepare for the consequences.
    Radar signals passing through the bumper of the vehicle can be lost with certain coatings. No standard currently exists to define an acceptable signal loss.
    Home

    Opinion: Refinish industry standard is needed to maintain self-driving vehicle safety

    Oct. 10, 2022
    Currently, no standard exists to define an acceptable signal loss through certain coatings, which would help maintain safe ADAS operation.
    A color match light is used by automotive painters and detailers to mimic sunlight with a high color rendering index (CRI) and multiple color temperatures.
    Operations

    Should you use a color match light?

    Oct. 6, 2022
    Multiple color temperatures reflect the full spectrum of sunlight and allow users to confirm color accuracy under the same sunlight as the day the customer comes to pick up their...
    Photo 73310421 © Pakorn Kumruen | Dreamstime.com
    Dreamstime L 73310421
    Operations

    Pre-SEMA tool spotlight

    Oct. 6, 2022
    Check out what's new in this collection of collision repair tools and equipment selected by ABRN from manufacturers who will be at the SEMA Show.

    More content from October 2022

    Jay Sicht
    Now that more companies are doubling down on their commitment to producing quality and affordable EVs, the way we go about structural repair will change.
    Operations

    How EVs are changing structural repair

    Oct. 4, 2022
    A proper blueprinting process will help you address EVs as they come and guide you to creating the best plan moving forward.
    Operations

    Select adhesives for different areas of collision repair

    Oct. 4, 2022
    Shorter cartridges can provide access in tight areas
    Photo 55308300 © Marek Uliasz | Dreamstime.com
    Dreamstime M 55308300
    Home

    Use the '10X Rule' to achieve your goals

    Sept. 30, 2022
    Simplified, the 10X Rule has two parts: 1) Set targets for yourself that are 10X greater than what you believe you can achieve, and 2) Take actions that are 10X greater than what...
    From 241004984 © Megaflopp | Dreamstime.com
    Dreamstime L 241004984
    Home

    Don’t hesitate to ask!

    Sept. 28, 2022
    When documenting damage, just ask better. Think like a news reporter and offer the 'who, what, why, where, and how.'
    AdobeStock_299043081
    Adobe Stock 299043081
    Home

    Topdon adopts newly announced AGRSS update

    Sept. 28, 2022
    Since 1999, AGSC has maintained the AGRSS as the gold standard for safety-oriented professionals in the auto glass replacement industry.
    2685 A
    Home

    M18 Fuel 15mm and 21mm random orbital polishers

    Sept. 16, 2022
    Milwaukee Tool's M18 Fuel 15mm and 21mm random orbital polishers have been introduced for polishing and heavy-correction applications. As the first true corded replacement, they...
    Home

    SATAjet X 5500 Future

    Sept. 16, 2022
    SATA Spray Equipment's special edition for this year, the SATAjet X 5500 Future. According to the company, the green color is not only a reference to the future but is also a ...
    Gfs Ultra Xl Booth
    Home

    Ultra XL Paint Booth

    Expand your shop’s service offerings with a premium, extended-height paint booth from Global Finishing Solutions (GFS). With a 12-foot-high ceiling, the Ultra XL is the perfect...
    Home

    ONECHOICE UV-Cured Primer Surfacer

    Sept. 1, 2022
    The new ONECHOICE® UV-Cured Primer Surfacer from PPG achieves a high film build of 2.0-2.5 mils per coat and can be cured and ready to sand in two minutes. It’s the ideal solution...
    Automatic emergency braking
    Home

    OEM procedures, calibration more important than ever

    Aug. 8, 2022
    A guide to finding the correct repair procedures as technology continues to evolve.