Equalizer® Launches 20 Volt Camo Power Tool
Equalizer® has launched an all-new, cordless powered auto glass removal
tool, the Equalizer® Ambush™. This powerful new tool features a 20-volt
lithium-ion battery that slides securely into the tool.
The manufacturer says its camouflage tool has a smaller frame than other
powered removal tools so that the user can get into those tight spaces
and work around A-pillars, dashes and rooflines easier. The Ambush™ also
comes standard with Equalizer® Hydroblade™ technology that hold water
onto the surface of the blade to reduce drag while cutting, making cutting
through tough urethane easier than ever.
Soft, Flexible Spider Makes for Efficient Removal
Glass WRD has introduced the WRD Spider 001S fiber line removal device.
The device was designed for safe and efficient auto glass removal. According
to the manufacturer, the compact design makes the device easy to set-up
and handle. It operates with a cordless drill.
The WRD Spider high-tensile strength cutting line can be used for multiple
removals. It is soft and flexible, in order to eliminate the potential
for damage to the interior and exterior of the motor vehicle.
Glass Technology’s Latest Tool Strips Glass Quick
Glass Technology Inc. designed its Stripper™ to make the windshield removal
technician’s job easier than ever, while reducing the potential for damage
to the vehicle. The Stripper™ uses the company’s standard steel wire or
its proprietary ZipLine™ reusable cutting cord while incorporating a unique
pulley system that allows for speedy glass removal. The manufacturer says
its tool prevents unnecessary damage caused by standard blades and knives,
and is perfect for vehicles with limited or no molding.
A.N. Offers Options
A.N. Designs Inc. offers plenty of options when it comes to blades. The
company’s UltraThin blade comes in 5006-M with 2-inch cut size. Where
the 1 ½-inch XL blade doesn’t fit, this 2-inch UltraThin XXL works in
small areas of thick urethane that needs to be accessed from the outside.
A lever knife can be attached to the blade.
The interior blade comes in 5502-M with 1-inch cut length. Due to the
increased use of the Ram/Dakota interior blades for quarter glass removal
and other interior needs, the company added a 1-inch cut length. The added
length gives the technician additional options with interior quarter glass
removals, according to information from the company.
The long knife comes in 4024-L with 24 inches cut length, and works well
on extra deep dashboards.
SEALANTS AND ADHESIVES
Dinitrol Adhesive Applied Direct to Glass
Dinol explains that its Dinitrol Direct is a one component, cold-applied,
non-conductive urethane adhesive system that can be applied to glass without
primer. The high viscosity urethane adhesive reportedly is fast curing
with high elasticity and strength.
New Urethanes Speed Windshield Installation
The Icon urethane adhesive from SRP offers a 30-minute crash test validated
drive away times down to 0° Fahrenheit. The SRP Icon is also rated high
modulous and low conductive; the high modulus formula adds torsional stiffness
to the vehicle and helps protect embedded electronics.
For technicians looking to go primerless, the Edge urethane adhesive
is a cold-applied one part that can be used with or without a glass primer.
GGG Adds to its Line of SensorTack Pads
Gold Glass Group of Bohemia, N.Y., is adding to its line of SensorTack
Ready Pads. These ready-to-go silicone replacement pads are an alternative
to the OE spare part, according to company information. SensorTack Ready
Pads work well in all temperature conditions, especially in the cold.
Their surface is non-adhesive and can be applied easily.
Burco Makes Mirror Replacement a Breeze
The Redi-Set-Go® replacement mirrors from Burco Inc. feature a pre-applied
motor mount designed to make installation a snap. The manufacturer says
that every shape, radius and feature is an exact match to the OEM mirror.
More than 4,500 vehicle-specific mirrors are available, from high bend
convex, blue glass to heated-signal.
Marcy Keeps It Universal Even around Tight Corners
Marcy Adhesives says that its mouldings fit snug around corners, and will
not roll off edges, begin to notch or have the cap curl up even when fitted
around those tight corners. Produced with a new blend of synthetic rubber
and a unique channel design, these mouldings remain flexible in cold weather,
and will not fade, shrink or crack. The product is available with or without
butyl, and in eight different profiles.
Sika Reformats Its Safe-Drive-Away-Time Chart
Sika Corp. has issued a reformatted safe-drive-away-time (SDAT) chart
that is more easily readable than previous versions, and reflects the
company’s current line of AGR products.
This new chart reflects the SDAT for each Sikaflex® and SikaTack® AGR
product that is currently available. These include both hot-applied and
cold-applied products, as well as additional information on the importance
of “No Shortcuts to Safety.” Separate SDAT charts for SikaTITAN® products
are available to determine SDAT of these primerless products.
In addition, the company has launched two product literature pieces for
its transportation OEM and appliance and components markets. The brochures
include the company’s portfolio of sealant and adhesive technologies,
general application solutions for sealing and bonding by sub-market segments,
as well as additional product technical data information.
Meritool Adds to Its PowerPush Line
Meritool is now making available its PowerPush 5000® for dispensing 10
ounce cartridges and 300-, 400- and 600-ml sausage sizes. The cordless
dispensing product includes a 14.4 volt environmentally friendly NiMH
battery and 120 volt AC charger with cord; the sausage dispenser also
comes with two of the company’s SuperPistons™.
Pro Packs Makes Windshield Repair More Mobile
Delta Kits Inc. has introduced the new On-the-Go Pro Pack. The carryall
was designed to provide windshield repair technicians with streamlined
mobile storage for their tools and supplies. The Pro Pack comes equipped
with 11 individual pouches to hold bridges, resins, injectors, drills
and various other accessories securely in place. Inside the central pocket
of the Pro Pack are four elastic bands that can be used to hold pens,
extra injectors, scribes and other small tools. In addition to providing
convenience, the Pro Pack can be customized; the assorted pouches and
elastic bands can hold windshield repair tools and accessories in a near-limitless
array of configurations. This gives technicians the freedom to organize
tools to their preference.
The Pro Pack is made of rugged water-resistant material, and the pockets
are sewn tight to prevent tool slippage. Using a strong spring-steel clip,
the Pro Pack is quickly attached and detached from the technician’s belt
or, for a more secure option, the extra wide belt loop slips over belts
of any size. The spacious storage capacity eliminates the need for heavy
tool boxes and large tool caddies.
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