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LLUMAR CAR ARMOUR

Options available to protect your pride and joy paint finish from stone chips or scratches has become big bushiness in today’s market place. Paint Protection Film (PPF), for vehicle protection, has rocketed in popularity over the last several years,...

OCTORAL ENTERS THE SOUTH AFRICAN MARKET

Octoral as a paint brand may be new to South Africa, but it is already a great success in other world markets. Valspar South Africa are hoping to emulate the brand’s refinish product popularity in local collision operations. Auto City Paint...

GLASURIT – 130 YEARS OF PAINT HISTORY

The year 2018 is a significant one for Glasurit, BASF’s premium paint brand. Exactly 130 years ago, Max Winkelmann laid the cornerstone for his company that spawned the world’s successful Glasurit automotive refinish brand. Since then, Glasurit has not...

CELETTE S.P.E.A.K TRAINING DAY

With a knowledge on how to repair instead of replace, Celette SA recently held a full, two-day repair training session with Betag world skills trainer, Ralf Meichtry. Betag, who works extensively with global car makers and their recommended equipment,...

TRUE COLOUR WITH DAISY WHEEL FROM AER-O-CURE

Body shop colour matching can be a tedious task which often results in waste in colour mixing as well as taking up a spray painter’s valuable time. However, French pioneering is about to revolutionise the colour mixing task and...

COLOUR. TECHNOLOGY. TRUST. SA POISED FOR OCTORAL INNOVATION

DeBeer Refinish, Spralac, Valspar Industrial Mix (VIM): well-known names, trusted, quality refinishing product ranges used by many body shops across the country. As Valspar Automotive, the manufacturer behind them, announces the addition of its advanced Octoral products to South...

CRA NEWS – WHAT ARE SUSTAINABLE LABOUR RATES TO ENSURE THAT ALL COSTS ARE...

A day has hardly gone by this year without a new service level agreement landing on the desk of the Collision Repairers Association (CRA) from one insurance house or another. There is still the usual “now sign it or...

FUTURE TECH – ELECTRICITY, DRIVER ASSISTANCE AND A COMPLETE MUDDLE BY ANDREW MARSH

Mansplaining - a man explaining to someone, typically a woman, in a manner regarded as condescending or patronising. What follows is emphatically not Mansplaining. I just happen to be male. In this era of taking offence at everything which...

VERMONT SALES CUSTOMER OPEN DAY

The special customer open day expo for Vermont Sales was once again attended by record crowds with an increased range of new product additions, which now consist of over 50 specialist ranges. The dynamic Vermont Sales team were on...

MAZDA SA APPROVED REPAIRER STATUS BOOSTED

Mazda Southern Africa continue with their success story across the country with an approved repair network that now includes 400 successful body shop operators. Trevor Ward, head of customer service for Mazda Southern Africa, is pleased with last year’s...