Volume 12, Issue 5 - September/October 2010

the showroom
new products

SRP® Announces New SRP Edge™ Adhesive
Shat R Proof Corp. has a new adhesive, the SRP Edge. The adhesive has a high viscosity, quality decking and a universal modulus rating for use with vehicles that require a high-modulus adhesive, according to the company. The SRP Edge offers safe drive-away times of as little as three hours at 70 degrees Fahrenheit on vehicles with dual airbags.

“The SRP Edge is a product we are all very excited about,” says Paul Schulte, vice president of Sales for SRP. “It allows us to participate in certain segments of the auto glass market that we haven’t been able to in the past … The other built-in advantage is if you don’t scratch the pinchweld or run into any other complications, you don’t need to use any primer when following SRP’s written comprehensive instructions. It can be used completely primerless in many instances.”

SRP Edge is available in both 310-ml cartridges and 600-ml sausage packs.

Dow Automotive Offers Safety Decals
Dow Automotive Systems of Auburn Hills, Mich., is providing free promotional window decals and magnets to aftermarket glass shops that have completed the Fixed Glass Training Program and use Dow Automotive Systems adhesives exclusively.

Dow Automotive Systems customers interested in the free window decals and van magnets should contact their local sales representatives. Glass shops interested in more marketing support from Dow Automotive Systems can opt to participate in the BETAPRO Program, which includes reinforcing support with yellow page ads, radio advertising and other promotional venues.

The Auto Glass Pavilion at NACE

A number of auto glass-related manufacturers and suppliers are introducing new products at the NACE Show, October 11-13 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. Following is an overview of these.

Booth G527: Gain Some Velocity®
The new Velocity windshield repair system from Equalizer is designed to be both robust and flexible, utilizing a remotely operated combination vacuum and pressure pump. This allows allows the technician to alternate between vacuum and pressure cycles while inside the vehicle, so that the repair process can be observed easily.

The system’s stainless steel injector features a “straight-through bore,” allowing the technician to remove the quick-release hose coupler and then press down directly on the break to aid the wicking process of the resin. The bridge also is durable and easy to keep clean and the pump action attachment cup keeps the assembly on the windshield, according to the company.

Booth G516: OETECH™Available in All Sizes
OETech is displaying its line of mouldings, which are available in both single application and universal sizes. The company says the universal mouldings meet OEM specifications for fit and finish; contain no lead fillers; have a stabilizer bar for added support; are PVC-based; and resist shrinking or fading. In addition, all the universal mouldings are available in 100-feet rolls. OETech also offers a full line of fitted moldings in aftermarket and OEM versions.

OETech also will feature its line of adhesives, which company officials describe as being “formulated for today’s toughest aftermarket environments while maintaining an OEM heritage.”

Booth G629: Delta Kits Introduces New Pit Resin
Delta Kits of Eugene, Ore., has released a new windshield repair pit resin, 144-14 Premium Pit Plus. The new pit resin utilizes technology that minimizes air bubbles at the bottle tip, making it easy, according to the company. It’s also designed to resist weathering and yellowing.

Booth N852: Blast That Backlite
The Inductor® Glass Blaster from Induction Innovations was designed to remove a backlite in less than 10 minutes without collateral damage. The company, which produces high-performance induction heat systems, offers the system in the form of a U-series Glass Blaster attachment to be used with the company’s flameless heat systems.

The tool also can be used to remove spray-on bedliners, SMC panels and metal bond adhesives. The Glass Blaster is molded in impact- and flame-resistant epoxy polymers and also features beveled tapered edges allowing the magnetic fields to get close to the pinchweld on wider glass mouldings.

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