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July/August  2004

the Showroom
    new products

My Buddy Rack
Glo Tech is also introducing its solution to the problem some replacement companies have when it comes to transporting windshields. The Side Buddy Rack allows for tall and oversized windows to be carried on the outside of a vehicle. Touting it as convenient and easy to use, the company is publishing a flyer indicating that the Side Buddy Rack is constructed of heavy gauge steel and secures the cargo with tie-downs.

The Side Buddy Rack comes complete with a body mount with brackets, a protective plastic coated 25-inch mast and a u-shaped mount for the fender well.
Info call 888/201-3638.

Wide Blade Extractions
Alberta, Canada’s Crystal Glass has introduced the latest in its line of Extractor wide blade cutting tools. The Extractor Max 18 is an 18-volt cordless extractor with more strokes per minute than others in the Extractor line. The Extractor Max 18 kit also includes one battery, two blades, a carrying case and a CD-ROM training video.
Info visit or call 877/628-8837.

An Awe -Inspiring PRISM©
Glass Technology Inc., of Durango, Colo., manufacturer of machine-based windshield repair systems, has introduced new technology dubbed PRISM. Short for Pre Resin Injection Suspension Method, the system holds resin in suspension while the air is extracted out of the break. According to a company press release, the technology holds the resin in a separate side chamber away from the repair area and does not create a barrier to the extraction of air out of the break during the initial vacuum cycle.
Info call 800/441-4527.

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Single Step Primer
3M Automotive Aftermarket Division has created a single step primer that, according to company literature, does not need an activator, can be used on encapsulated glass and can be used to touch up scratches on the pinchweld. Additionally, other benefits of the primer are said to be the promotion of adhesion of urethane to automotive glass and frit, promotion of adhesion to automotive paint primers and protection of urethane from ultraviolet rays.
Info call 888/364-3577.

Diamon-Fusion® Low-Maintenance Coating Available
Diamon-Fusion International Inc. (DFI)® has introduced its low-maintenance coating. The multi-functional characteristics that company literature attribute to the coating include water and oil repellency (hydrophobic and oleophobic), impact and scratch resistance, graffiti, dirt, stains and finger print protection and UV stability. 
Info visit

Dow Introduces New Urethane Adhesive Cleaner
Dow Automotive Aftermarket has introduced its newest urethane adhesive cleaner, BETACLEAN U-424. U-424 features an improved removal of uncured adhesive as compared to the U-421 that it replaces. Company literature states that the newest cleaner will not harm most auto paint finishes, vinyl roof fabrics or unpainted dashboards and provides quick and easy cleanup. 

BETACLEAN U-424 is packaged in 32 ounce plastic bottles, 10 bottles per case.
Info call 800/453-3779.

It’s a Breeze with Custom Concepts
Custom Concepts of Pleasant Grove, Calif., brings to the market its Breezer window, an alternative to the sliding rear window of pick-up trucks.

The Breezer window consists of a case and frame that attach to the rear wall of a truck cab or camper and a removable glass pane. The frames come in three styles—standard, see-thru acrylic and carbon fiber. cab. For camper shells, the company offers the Boot Hook as the best connection. Once in place, the compression boot slides under the Breezer case providing a tight seal.

With the glass in place, the window opens out on a hinge to create a vent that allows for reduced airflow.
Info call 916/665-3333.

Sound Reduction with SaflexAC
St. Louis-based Solutia has introduced its new protective interlayer for laminated glass, SaflexAC. A company press release says the product improves sound reduction and improves the durability and safety performance of laminated glass.

The SaflexAC is part of the Saflex brand.
Info call 314/822-8860.


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