August 2018 NEW PRODUCTS SHOWCASE
New Profits, New Opportunities…
Polyvance Releases New Nitrogen Plastic Welder
The all-new 6049-C Nitro Fuzer Lite from Polyvance is the lowest-cost nitrogen plastic welder on the market, according to the manufacturer. A fully capable option for budget-minded body shops, the 6049-C features a few changes, including a manual switch between air and nitrogen gas, and a handy sheet of QR codes that can be scanned for instant on-demand video training in lieu of free courtesy training. Additionally, the cart requires assembly and is shipped UPS ground in two boxes.
User-friendly features include an automatic low-flow cutoff to prevent heating element burnout; an analog flow meter for repeatable welder setup; and 13 types of plastic welding rod enabling repair of virtually any automotive plastic, including thermoset polyurethane. Also available: An informative video and a setup-and-use video now uploaded to Polyvance’s YouTube channel. www.polyvance.com.
Polyvance’s new, economically priced nitrogen plastic welder, the 6049-C Nitro Fuzer Lite, is made in the U.S. and includes a bevy of user-friendly features.
Protect Doors with Edge Guard from Trim-Lok
Looking for ways to protect a vehicle’s door edges, fender flares, running boards or other areas prone to scratches and paint chips? Trim-Lok is now offering its new Edge Guard-Edge Protector Trim. Made in the U.S., the Edge Guard is manufactured of extruded rubber that provides a secure seal, can be cut and trimmed to fit, is easy to install with a pre-applied hot-melt adhesive, and it withstands extreme weather and environmental conditions. www.trimlok.com.
BAK Industries Rolls Out Retractable Truck-Bed Cover
The Vortrak retractable truck-bed cover is the newest addition to BAK Industries’ product lineup.
Constructed of ½-inch-thick aluminum slats that glide along heavy-duty aluminum rails, the Vortrak flush mounts with the truck bed caps, providing a sleek and low-profile look.
The tonneau sports a matte finish and requires no drilling or special tools to install. When fully retracted, the system neatly stows into a space-saving, spring-loaded canister, and can be pulled out quickly and easily with the included strap. In addition to the fully opened and closed positions, the Vortrak can be locked into place in two additional locations. Made in the U.S. and backed by a two-year warranty. www.bakindustries.com.
The all-new Vortrak retractable tonneau cover from BAK Industries, a Truck Hero company, features a stylish matte finish, ½-inch-thick aluminum slats, and rolls up into a spring-loaded canister with an easy-to-operate cable release.
Under-Seat Security Lockbox Now Available for F-Series SuperCrew
Tuffy Security Products is now offering a high-security lockbox to fit under the rear bench seat of the 2015 – 2018 Ford F-Series SuperCrew pickups. The model 344 is the newest addition to the company’s line of lockboxes designed to fit under the 60-percent rear bench seats of crew-cab pickup trucks.
The unit features more than 3,800 cubic inches of lockable storage protected by Tuffy’s patented Pry-Guard locking system. Designed to be easily hidden beneath the seats, the lockbox provides ample room to store firearms and other valuables. The lockbox is secured using the company’s innovative mounting system, which is accessed from inside the lockbox. The no-drill installation uses the vehicle’s factory hardware and can be installed in less than 15 minutes. Call 800.348.8339 for more info. www.tuffyproducts.com.
Tuffy’s new-model 344 lockbox for the F-Series SuperCrew is an easy, profitable and value-added upsell to customers seeking to secure valuables in their Ford pickup truck.
T-REX Expands Lineup with Grilles for the Toyota Tacoma
Corona, California-based T-REX Grilles recently released eight new grille styles for the 2018 Toyota Tacoma. According to the company, all of the grilles are compatible with Toyota Safety Sense technology.
Included among the new styles are the Stealth Torch grille insert sporting two six-inch LED light bars and chrome studs, and the black powder-coated X-METAL grille insert featuring all-black studs and logo or chrome studs with a chrome logo. All T-REX grilles are manufactured in the U.S. and are backed by a lifetime structural warranty, and a three-year warranty on finish. www.trexbillet.com.
To enhance the appearance and stance of the 2018 Toyota Tacoma, T-REX has released eight new grille styles, including the X-METAL grille insert shown here.
CARR’S New HD Mega Step Offers Easy Truck-Bed Access
CARR, a third-generation company founded in 1945 in Los Angeles, has introduced its HD Mega Step. The heavy-duty foldable step offers a large step area that measures 6”x14” and has a 500-lb. weight capacity. Designed for use on Jeeps, pickups and service vehicles, the HD Mega Step offers easy bed access from a trailer hitch or tow lock.
The step comes fully assembled, is easy to install, and, when installed, can be folded down for use and folded up and out of the way when not in use. Made in the U.S. and covered by a limited lifetime warranty. www.carr.com.
CARR’s foldable HD Mega Step features a large step area, a 500-lb. weight capacity, and provides easy truck-bed access.