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The Latest Tools and Products on Display
at The Auto Glass Expo @ NACE
Are you looking for a new type of blade, repair system or adhesive? If
so, read on for an overview of the newest products and tools displayed
and introduced at the Auto Glass Expo @ NACE in Las Vegas.
Speed Up with QuikSilver
The new QuikSilver Technology™ from AEGIS Tools International is designed
so that technicians can complete windshield repairs in as little as five
minutes, according to its manufacturer. The system uses a dry vacuum to
remove moisture and debris from a break, along with a gauged pump so that
the technician can verify when an adequate vacuum is achieved. When the
injector is lowered into position, air is unable to re-enter the break,
so it fills quickly and completely with repair resin.
Cool Glass with HX1000
The HX1000 Heat X-Changer from Delta Kits Inc. works as a heat sink, removing
heat from the glass and transferring it into the tool. The heater is equipped
with specially designed radial cooling fins that allow the heat to dissipate
rapidly so the tool heats slowly and cools quickly after use.
The HX1000 has a 2-inch surface diameter, is made from anodized 7075 T6
aircraft aluminum alloy, and is only 6.3 ounces, making it ergonomically
friendly at well.
Three's a Charm
The Extractor (also known as Crystal Glass) has three new innovative tools
to make your job easier.
The Extractor PROV28 Milwaukee is the company's newest option for those
looking for rugged performance and strength. The tool has 40 to 50 percent
more power than the company's 18-volt tool, and its battery will run twice
as long as conventional tools. In addition, the PROV28 Milwaukee is equipped
a battery fuel gauge and comes with two Lithium batteries in each kit.
The HammerHead, which also will be on display, is an economical tool for
separating the lower corners of windshields that cannot be cut out with
a cold knife. It utilizes standard Extractor blades and comes complete
with a 6¾-inch cut-out blade.
The 21-inch overall dimension fits most standard toolboxes.
Finally, the company's new and improved Extractor MAX 18, a heavy-duty
18-volt cordless kit, has a bold new look, along with a new motor and
lithium battery. The new motor provides more strokes per minute than its
predecessor and is designed to improve your productivity, efficiency and
bottom line. This kit also comes with two Lithium batteries.
Protect the Paint with UltraThin Blades
The UltraWiz UltraThin Paint Protection Blades 51C1, 2, 3 and 4 Series
are ready to use right from the package, according to their manufacturer,
A.N. Designs. The blades are coated with a special resilient, durable
coating, designed to reduce the risk of scratches and paint damage while
cutting out windshields with exposed pinchwelds.
Because the coated shank is narrow, the blade can maneuver easily around
tight radius corners without damaging paint, according to the company.
Who Ya' Gonna Call? Glass Blaster®!
The new Inductor® Glass Blaster tool is designed to remove a backlite
in less than 10 minutes and a quarter-panel in less than three, according
to its manufacturer, Induction Innovations in Gilbert, Ill.
The tool is designed with an ergonomic grip and offers a high-mount, molded-in
strain relief to keep the cord from interfering with adjacent panels.
It also features beveled edges so the magnetic fields can get close to
the pinchweld on wide glass mouldings without collateral damage, according
to the company.
Glass Bot™ Reduxa
Nelson Marketing has introduced a new version of the Glass Bot removal
tool for 2009. The system is now available cordless and utilizes a Milwaukee
Tools battery mounting system with an 18-volt NiCad battery. The company
says the speed of the battery assists with a quick removal of the wire
from the tool post-removal.
The Glass Bot is a vacuum pad mounted wire-winding device. In addition
to the battery-powered option, the system also is available powered by
a 12-volt DC source. It operates via a remote control grip.
The Glass Bot process involves placing a cutting wire around the exterior
of the glass part, pushing one end through the adhesive and attaching
it to the winding shaft of the Glass Bot mounted on the interior surface
of the glass part, and pulling the wire, cutting through the adhesive
to release the part. The process pulls the wire inward, away from the
painted surface and prevents damage to the glass part and paint system.
Part-Specific Mouldings from Gold
Gold Glass Group's line of part-specific mouldings includes more than
700 windshield and backlite mouldings. In addition, the company offers
more than 1,800 applications total.
The mouldings are manufactured from high-quality, virgin material compounds
with a fit and finish that meets or exceeds OEM specifications, according
to the company. The mouldings also come with an informative packaging
system, with a label that includes part number, content listing, description
Anything But Ordinary
Officials from EFTEC North America describes its newest glass cleaner,
DINITROL® 582, as "anything but ordinary," and say it can
penetrate all glass contaminants, including oils and release agents. The
company says the solution also is fast-drying and provides a clean, contaminant-free
bonding area for primer applications (when used correctly).
MOULDINGS AND ADHESIVES
Universal Mouldings Now Available from OETech
OETech™ is displaying its line of mouldings, which are now available in
both single application and universal sizes. The company says the 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, the universal mouldings are available in 100-feet
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. OETech offers a broad range of products
to meet varying needs, including: OETech1, a high-modulus-low-conductive
one-hour urethane; OETech2, a three-hour high-viscosity urethane; and
OETech3+ and OETechh+, both of which are six-hour medium-viscosity urethanes.
OETech1 and OETech2 are packaged in PROkits; including 24 tubes or sausages
of urethane, one bottle of combo primer, urethane nozzles and batch stickers.
OETech3+ and OETechh+ are available in cases of 12; they come with nozzles
and batch stickers with primers and activators sold separately. OETech3+
is available in sausages and cartridges, while OETechh+ is available in
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