PRODUCTS SO HOT THEY MAKE THE MOJAVE LOOK LIKE AN OASIS

This year’s SEMA Show was a true feast for the senses for anyone who fancies themselves an auto body enthusiast; whether welding is your thing, or paint is your preference, the aftermarket’s annual stop in Las Vegas had hot products befitting of the desert setting. With nearly every step through the Las Vegas Convention Center’s show floor, Collision Repair reporters found themselves stuck in their tracks by one eye-catching piece of auto repair technology or another. Canadian collision centre owners can rest assured that there are thousands of talented individuals in the automotive aftermarket working to develop things management systems, paint guns and dent-pulling mechanisms that are aimed to make daily life in the shop easier. Check out this run-down of the most innovative and exciting new tools and tech on display at the SEMA Show 2022.

ALLDATA – ADAS QUICK REFERENCE

“Easy access to vehicle-specific ADAS (OEM) information on the ALLDATA Repair platform. Users can quickly identify ADAS removal/replacement requirements that could result in extra labour for calibration or sublet costs, and displays basic calibration information, required tools and prerequisites for servicing ADAS components.”

ASTECH MINI

“asTech Mini is a powerful, compact Bluetoothenabled scanning solution for OEM and OEMcompatible diagnostics. Paired with the asTech mobile app, it’s like having 1,000 OEM scan tools in your pocket.”

ASTECH RULES ENGINE

“asTech’s robust and proprietary diagnostic rules engine suggests when an alternative to the OEM scan tool can be safely and reliably used. The Rules Engine also allows shops to customize the conditions for the recommendation to suit their repair workflow.”

ASTECH CONNECT

“asTech’s next generation VCI that will allow Remote Diagnostics and Repairs on vehicles including those utilizing DOIP and CAN-FD.”

CAR-REP – 2K EPOXY DTM TOP COATS

“Car-Rep’s revolutionary 2-component, single compartment epoxy top coats have an unlimited potlife. Patented Wise 2K technology activates only when sprayed and delivers exceptional value to the user. Direct to metal allows for single stage application with chemical, corrosion and scratch resistance.”

CCC DIAGNOSTICS –
INTELLIGENT WORKFLOW

“CCC Diagnostics drives consistency and transparency. Create profiles based on shop, DRP, or OEM guidelines and software prompts users to include OEM or aftermarket diagnostic procedures on workfile. Dashboard view shows which repairs include pre-repair, in-process, or post-repair scans, plus reporting to drive performance by location or employee.”

CAMAUTO– PREMIUM ELITE LOADED CART

“The CamAuto Premium Elite Cart is a heavy duty, mobile cart that helps you carry all your PDR and GPR tools. Equipped with a drawer, a steel tab organizer top for better tools and tabs organization and two foldable trays that can be used as a side table and bent for better storage space. The cart comes loaded with an Elite Pro light puller, an I-Bar mini kit, CamAuto heat protection gel and glue sticks, and much more.”

COLAD – ULTIMATE PUMP SPRAYER

“Colad provides a superior, highly-solvent resistant pump sprayer with an adjustable spray mist and a high compression level for a flawless spray output. This solid pump sprayer is highly resistant to nearly all water and solvent-based degreasers due to the specially designed seals. Includes a set of Colour Coding Rings and an Identification Chart.”

KECO – TRT ROBO LIFTER

“The CamAuto Premium Elite Cart is a heavy duty, mobile cart that helps you carry all your PDR and GPR tools. Equipped with a drawer, a steel tab organizer top for better tools and tabs organization and two foldable trays that can be used as a side table and bent for better storage space. The cart comes loaded with an Elite Pro light puller, an I-Bar mini kit, CamAuto heat protection gel and glue sticks, and much more.”

WIZARDS PRODUCTS – MIST-N-SHINE
PROFESSIONAL DETAILER

“Highly regarded as an industry favourite for brightening paint and clean up after buffing. Use on all fresh and cured paints, glass, plastics and chrome without streaks, scratching or smears.”

CCC STONER CAR CARE – MÖTSENBOCKER’S
LIFT OFF PAINT
STRIPPER

“Mötsenbocker’s Lift Off Paint Stripper is a new, patent-pending formula that safely removes automotive primer, paint and coatings. Lift Off Paint Stripper quickly works its way between the paint and your car’s surface to break the molecular bond, allowing easy removal with no harsh fumes.

OECONNECTION
– REPAIRLOGIC

“RepairLogic Repair Planning Platform is driving safety, trust and transparency in vehicle repair by providing a faster, easier way to create comprehensive repair plans using genuine OEM repair information to promote safe and proper repair through access to OEM repair information, digital collaboration tools and advanced documentation capabilities.”

BASF – RMP30
WHITE AND RMP32
BLACK PRIMERS

“The RMP30 White and Black Primers are a non-ISO, low VOC primer that offers L-shade mixing that gives more flexibility when priming. It is compliant in all VOC regions of North America. RMP30 fills and sands incredibly well. This product has the same simple 4:1 mix as traditional 2K primers with state-of-the-art performance, sustainability and safety.”

HUNTER ENGINEERING – MAVERICK
TIRE CHANGER

“Hunter’s new Maverick Tire Changer is designed for technicians who are serious about tire-changing. Built proudly in Mississippi, Hunter’s new tire changer really sets the wheels in motion by combining the convenience of hydraulic movement with the speed and responsiveness of manual operation. The Hunter Maverick will change how you change tires.”

PRO PRODUCTS –
RINSELESS WASH
AND GLOSS

“Highly concentrated, ecofriendly, rinse-free car wash solution. Formulated with high gloss polymers that bond to the paint and encapsulate dirt. Leaves a clean, hydrophobic, high gloss finish. Dilute to make waterless wash, clay bar lubricant and gloss enhancer. Uses minimal water and requires no rinsing.”

NOVUS – NOVUS PLASTIC POLISH

“NOVUS Plastic Polish can rejuvenate and breathe new life into thousands of everyday products, such as toys, car headlights, boat instruments, appliances and so much more. Recommended by manufacturers of plastic products, our 3-step system can clean plastics without scratching, restore faded plastic and acrylic surfaces, and repair heavy abrasions.”

SATA – SATAJET X 5500 FUTURE

“The green SATAjet X 5500 FUTURE is not only a reference to nature, but also a symbol for harmony and hope, especially for the future! SATA is striving for a sustainable and connected future that makes the most out of the potentials of the digital transformation. The SATAjet X 5500 FUTURE in RP or HVLP is unique and limited, while supplies last.”

REXALL SOLUTIONS – REX’ ALL BAG

“An innovative packaging solution for dispensing liquid and viscous products, it is the only packaging solution that uses compressed air as a propulsion force in a transparent box. An eco-friendly alternative to cartridges and flammable aerosols which can be used in various applications, almost three times more product than the same can of aerosol.”

SAGOLA BY ELCOMETER – SAGOLASPRAY VR TRAINING

“Learn how to be a spray painter with SagolaSPRAY. Learn through Oculus VR how to hold a painter’s spray gun. Spray objects on a real-world size scale as a spray painter would. Experienced spray painters have designed SagolaSPRAY. Overall positive environmental impact, painters would not need to use paint to learn how to spray paint with SagolaSPRAY.”

PROFESSIONAL DETAILING PRODUCTS
(PDP) – R200 IRON MELT

“Iron Melt is a fast acting, acid-free, pH balanced cleaner designed to dissolve ferrous particles and airborne chemical compounds that penetrate paint surfaces creating corrosive compounds that penetrate deep into the paint’s layers. This unique formula easily penetrates surfaces so it can really dig in and break down bonded ferrous contaminants.”

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