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GROWING THROUGH GREAT SERVICE

Rory Brough, who heads up sales and service for Trendline Automotive Suppliers, started out with this new refinish supply company just two years ago. He decided to capitalise on a 28-year career in technical service and spray application knowledge...

GLASURIT “CLASSIC CAR COLORS” OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS

For the the past three years Glasurit has been the exclusive global partner of Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens (FIVA), the international federation of historic vehicle clubs. The success achieved by the partnership has now prompted FIVA to sign...

ARROW TRADING CELEBRATING 32 YEARS OF SUCCESS

In every corner of the nation Arrow Trading has been seen for many decades. The company, powered by Jan Martin Pijl (Oom Jannie), and his team set out quite a unique way of doing business for the collision repair...

TAX HURTING NEW CAR SALES – 42% OF THE COST IS TAX

Massive government taxation, such as 42% on cars costing between R200 000 and R900 000 and the tax portion is even higher on luxury models costing more than R900 000, is a major contributor to the inability of the...

A PASSION FOR SPEED

The fantastic spectacle of SKF pre-sixties legendary saloon car races proved to be the highlight of a scintillating race card at the 18th edition of the retro race day’s events recently. This entertained a huge crowd packed in the...

CAPE TOWN TO LONDON

Julia  Albu (81), and her faithful 21-year-old Toyota Conquest (Tracy) took a solo trip to London. Together they took on the continents of Africa and Europe in a grand tour from Cape Town to London where Julia’s daughter lives. The...

CHALLENGER REFINISH DELIVERS

Mix & Match, who recently secured the sole distribution in Sub-Saharan Africa for Axalta’s new Challenger™ value brand, are upbeat about the colour matching capabilities of the range. They are confident that Challenger™ brings a new level of European...

CLASSIC CAR RESTORATION

For many car owners, their vehicle is more than just a means of transportation. There was, until recently, a bright orange 1969 Porsche Targa found in Swiss bodyshop, run by René Sahli. The classic car had come in to...

CONTROLLING DUST IN BODY SHOPS

Day to day, it may it may seem that the main problem with dust in the body shop is that it can ruin paintwork and settle inside windows making rework and extra cleaning necessary. These are indeed important issues, as...

DE BEER TONER SHINES NEW LIGHT ON METALLIC REPAIRS

Responding to demand generated by the latest specialised OEM finishes, Valspar Automotive has added Metallic Ultra Fine Bright to its DeBeer Refinish toner selection. The product is described as a simple, quick and accurate solution for anything from spot...