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    How does summer heat affect adhesives?

    July 4, 2022
    Hot weather and humidity can drastically affect application and strength of adhesives and seam sealers used in collision repair.
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    Major paint companies can typically help an MSO identify where waste may be occurring for various paint and material products.
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    Recovering the cost of paint and material increases

    July 4, 2022
    As the industry reacts to cost increases as never before, it's important to maximize your paint and material margins.
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    Radar in stereo

    July 1, 2022
    As this case study shows, both rear side modules may need to be replaced at the same time if their numbers have been superseded or a calibration is not possible.
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    The latest products from paint companies aren’t necessarily finishes to be sprayed on vehicles. Sherwin-Williams Collision Core includes apps and other digital solutions that can be downloaded on smartphones to improve functional areas like inventory and quality.
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    A prescription for profits

    July 1, 2022
    Boost your revenue with a little help from your paint vendors
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    AV camera technology going forward

    June 30, 2022
    With Level 3 autonomous vehicles just around the corner, manufacturers are moving away from expensive radar to more cameras and sensors.

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    Talk with your customers

    June 29, 2022
    Walking the customer through the repair process helps them understand why an eight-hour repair won’t be ready by five o’clock.
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    How the 'Great Resignation' affects your business

    June 29, 2022
    Great leaders take care of their greatest asset through times of change — and beyond
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    Improve throughput with UV-cured primer surfacers

    June 29, 2022
    UV-curing technology helps shops decrease cycle times, increase productivity
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    Time to move on?

    June 28, 2022
    It's not only the owners of an MSO who sooner or later need to consider an exit strategy.
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    Do you inspire passion and motivation in others?

    June 27, 2022
    As the collision repair industry changes rapidly, so does the need for our vision of the industry.
    From l., Jimmy Spears, of Tractable; Niel Speetjens, of I-CAR; and Frank Terlep, of Auto Techcelerators, speak at the PBES Conference May 18.
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    Auto Care’s PBES panel discusses technologies disruptive to collision repair

    June 15, 2022
    ADAS, EVs, and A.I. are quickly changing the collision repair landscape, panelists tell distributor attendees.
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    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...
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    Leak-resistant BPS Paint Gun Cup System

    May 12, 2022
    The Bronto Industries Leak-resistant BPS Paint Gun Cup System allows users to mix, measure, filter, and shoot with the same cup. Each box contains 50 lids and liners, 20 caps,...
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    DRP-dependent vs. OEM-focused

    May 2, 2022
    It takes strategic planning to determine which DRP to move away from and which OEM certification to pursue
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    Symach Drytronic

    April 11, 2022
    The Symach Drytronic IR technology is particularly recommended for drying paint on Electric Vehicles (EVs) because it focuses curing on the painted surface instead of completely...
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