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PPG launches AdjustRite Repair Management tool

The company says the newest feature of the PPG AdjustRite commercial estimating system can enhance productivity for vehicle repairs.

VIDEO: Commercial Products Overview, Presented by Evercoat

BodyShop Business Editor Jason Stahl and Tim McKinney, senior application engineer from Evercoat, discuss the research and development behind some of Evercoat’s commercial products for fire engines, trains and other similar-type vehicles.

Watch: Let’s talk proper paint protection

Let’s talk proper paint protection. To start with, corrosion protection is one of the most important jobs of a truck’s paint and finish. The kind of protection you need depends on application. If your trucks run routes through areas with harsh winters, you’ll want to protect those trucks from salt and other de-icing mixtures. On

Let’s talk truck paints and finishes

Corrosion resistant coatings fight the elements—such as road salt, dust and dirt—that can negatively affect vehicle structural integrity, especially the undercarriage, that lead to expensive repairs and costly downtime. The climates you trucks operate in play a big role in your coating selection. If your trucks experience harsh winters, you’re going to want protection from

Western Star extends availability of ‘Wings of Awesomeness’ graphics package

Western Star has expanded its 50th anniversary “Wings of Awesomeness” limited edition graphics package into 2018. Customers can now order it for any Western Star truck model, in their choice of paint colors. “The 50th anniversary gold and silver design marked an important milestone for Western Star. The response from our customers was extremely positive

PPG announces commercial coatings training schedule

PPG has released its schedule of commercial coatings training classes for the rest of 2017. Courses specifically designed for the PPG Delfleet Essential and Delfleet Evolution brands and their use on commercial vehicles are held across North America at PPG Business Development Centers and various additional field locations. PPG commercial coatings classes take one to

Proper paint protection: Ensuring your trucks’ paint and finish protect and shine

Today’s truck components are infused with the latest technology and advanced features, and the paints and finishes that coat your truck are no exception. According to J.J. Wirth, brand manager of the fleet segment for the U.S. and Canada with PPG, the three major areas that have seen the latest advancements and formulations are corrosion

The pros and cons of powder and liquid coatings

When asked about the differences between powder and liquid coatings, Bill Lemons, technical manager with AkzoNobel, ran down the details.

Volvo Trucks introduces Genuine Painted Parts Program

Volvo Trucks North America has begun offering a Genuine Painted Parts Program, delivering genuine, factory-built replacement parts, custom painted for pre-order or quick turnaround. The Volvo Genuine Painted Parts Program offers customers and dealers the opportunity to order more than three dozen different parts, including hoods and bumpers, for both the Volvo VNL and VNM

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XPEL offers Armor paint protection film

To protect the finish of off-road vehicles and commercial trucks from the punishment of outdoor adventures and worksite damage, XPEL offers Armor paint protection film. The 13 mil (.013 in.) black vinyl film is designed to withstand sand, gravel and daily work demands, and features a distinctive embossed surface with a spray-in bedliner appearance, the company

The importance of heavy-duty truck paints, finishes

  It’s not just what’s inside the cab that’s important. The paint and finish of the truck is critical to painting a picture of an exciting, cutting-edge fleet. “Fleet units are rolling billboards for your business,” said Ephrem Casper, AkzoNobel’s product manager for commercial vehicle and fleet. “Utilizing the exterior of your fleet for name

PlastiKote introduces Metal Flake Paint

For fleets that want to give vehicles a multidimensional metallic look, Valspar is offering its PlastiKote Metal Flake Paint. “This paint is ideal for those who want to use a metallic finish that will really stand out,” said Katie Whiting, product manager, aerosols for Valspar. “Easy to apply, quick to dry and clean to use,

PlastiKote Metal Flake Paint