December 2018 NEW PRODUCTS SHOWCASE
New Profits, New Opportunities…
Award-Winning Polyvance Tools Aid in Repairing Plastic Bumpers
Body shops and PDR techs can now turn dented bumpers into a profit center with Polyvance’s new 6148 Bumper Rollers kit. Instead of tossing out dented bumpers, thought to be unrepairable, technicians can use the Bumper Rollers to push out dents and restore sharp body lines common in today’s complex plastic bumper covers.
The Bumper Rollers kit, which was recognized for innovation with a Global Media Award at the 2018 SEMA Show, consists of three heavy-duty rollers—one wide and flat, one ball shaped for rounded corners and one with a sharp edge for restoring body lines. To remove a dent, first use a heat gun to heat and soften the plastic. Once the area is too hot to touch, the dent is pushed out with the Bumper Rollers. The different rollers allow the tech to reestablish body lines of various shapes and to shrink the distortions around the edges of the original dent where the plastic was stretched.
The kit also has other uses. They can be used to remove dents from sheet metal and to press down adhesive sound-deadening pads on floor panels. To learn more about the Bumper Rollers kits and view a video showing its many uses, visit www.polyvance.com.
Turn dented bumpers into a profit center with the new 6148 Bumper Rollers kit from Polyvance.
Go Rhino Unveils Next-Generation Sport Bar
The all-new, next-generation Sport Bar 2.0 from Go Rhino retains the classic sport bar look with an added modern twist. Not only can the Sport Bar 2.0 be used in conjunction with most bed covers, it has an option for a power-actuated light mount that allows the lights to be hidden away when not in use.
The Sport Bar 2.0 mounts to the truck bed rails, includes removable side plates and is set up for LED light bars or up to five auxiliary lights. Available with textured black tubes and a power-actuated light mount or with polished stainless tubes and a fixed light mount. www.gorhino.com.
Go Rhino’s Sport Bar 2.0 retains the classic sport bar look with an added modern twist, including compatibility with most truck-bed covers and an optional power-activated light mount.
Autogeek Offers Environmentally Friendly Spray-on Paint Protection
Pinnacle Crystal SiO2 Spray, an innovative formula now available from Autogeek, uses a precise blend of natural ingredients and advanced SiO2 technology, thereby combining both environmentally friendly ingredients with long-lasting, durable paint protection.
According to Autogeek, the extremely hard shell of protection provided by the Pinnacle Crystal SiO2 spray coats a vehicle with a lasting hydrophobic effect. Once the spray is applied, water simply beads up on the surface of the paint. The spray can also be used on glass surfaces to create intense water beading, helping to keep the windshield clear in inclement weather. www.autogeek.net.
The Pinnacle Crystal SiO2 Spray, now in stock at Autogeek, combines nature and science to provide a lasting hydrophobic effect on vehicle paint and glass.
For best results, apply spray to clean and dry surface. Spray product onto a microfiber towel or directly onto the vehicle surface. Use an even motion, allow to haze, and use a second microfiber towel to buff.
ARIES Introduces Powered Running Boards
The new ActionTrac™ powered running boards from ARIES are designed to fit a lifted Jeep® or a lifted pickup truck. They feature a unique step-within-a-step™—two steps in one. The fold-out power step automatically deploys when a door is opened, providing an 8-inch drop. This allows for two-step access and covers up to 15-inches of height from the retractable step to the door sill.
ActionTrac steps are offered in textured black powder coat or carbide black powder coat. Current applications include the 4-door Jeep JK, 4 Runner and Dodge Ram, among others. www.ariesautomotive.com.
ARIES’ new ActionTrac powered running boards provide easy access into and egress from a lifted truck or Jeep.
Meguiar’s Carpet and Upholstery Cleaner is Spot On
Meguiar’s professional-strength Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner delivers deep cleaning power to remove stains and odors. The fast-acting foam quickly breaks down stains and dries quickly without leaving behind a sticky residue.
Dual-purpose sprayer is well suited to spot and stain removal or for general cleaning. The Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner penetrates and dissolves stains for deep cleaning, leaving carpets and upholstery smelling fresh and looking like new. www.meguiars.com.
Meguiar’s professional-strength Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner quickly penetrates and dissolves stains, and removes odors, without leaving behind a sticky residue.
Griot’s Garage Updates Popular Heavy-Duty Wheel Cleaner
In response to customer feedback, Griot’s Garage has revamped and upgraded the performance of one of the company’s most popular products—the Heavy-Duty Wheel Cleaner. While retooling the scent to provide a more pleasant fragrance, Griot’s has infused the product with more active ingredients to ensure it works harder to remove stubborn road grime. The new formula—which smells better than its predecessor—will turn a deeper purple to signal that it’s working.
The wheel cleaner is a pH-balanced, nonacidic and non-caustic blended formula that clings to the surface to break down and loosen brake dust and road grime, and promote deep cleaning. Safe for use on any wheel finish: chromed, painted, uncoated aluminum, powder coated and anodized. www.griotsgarage.com.
Griot’s Garage has heeded customers’ comments, rolling out a revamped and upgraded Heavy-Duty Wheel Cleaner, which smells better, works harder to remove brake dust and road grime, and is safe for use on any wheel finish.