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AGRR™’s Second Annual New Products Guide
Are you looking for a new adhesive, or a new tool to ease removal of
some of the newer, more tightly placed windshields? If so, you’ve come
to the right place. Read on for a look at the newest launches.
Equalizer Launches Wire Removal Tool
The Roll Out 2000 from Equalizer® was designed to allow technicians
to remove windshields without damaging vehicles’ pinchwelds. Company officials
say the tool is user-friendly and only requires a few simple steps.
Each kit comes with one single-spool winch, one double-spool winch, one
wire roll (approximately 2,300 feet in length), four plastic protective
shields, one wire starter, one wire guide, one ratchet, one long ratchet
extension, one short ratchet extension, one set of ten guide pins and
needles, one installation stick, one pair of safety glasses, one pair
of safety gloves, and one tool pouch. All items come in a handy plastic
case, according to the company.
Nelson Releases MK II Glass Bot™
Nelson Marketing officials say they have completely redesigned the frame
and components on the Glass Bot™ to minimize the number of parts as well
as speed production. The MK II Glass Bot™ is hand-built in California
from 85 percent American-made parts and fasteners, according to the company.
Make It Quick
The UltraWiz® quick release long knives allow technicians to change
blades without changing tools, according to tool manufacturer A.N. Designs
Inc. To change blades, a technician must simply roll his thumb back over
the tool’s safety catch while pushing down on the release lever, allowing
for a quick release of the blade.
Extend Your Reach with New BTB Tool
BTB Tools officials say the versatility of the company’s new WK10HD auto
glass removal tool ensures safe removal of any bonded glass from any vehicle.
The tool was designed to specialize in challenging glasses such as deep-dash
windshields, back sliders, tight-tolerance exposed edge glasses, and safe
bodyshop removals and re-installations without damage to glass, encapsulation
The company also offers an 11 blade toolkit that includes blades with
precise cutting depth control to cut from inside or outside the vehicle,
long blades for deep-dash windshields and BTB’s winged anti-scratch pinchweld
The tool is being distributed in the United States by Equalizer Industries.
Low-Vacuum Audio Alarm Available on Powr-Grip® Hand Cups
A low-vacuum audio alarm (LVAA) is now available for most Wood’s Powr-Grip
N-Series vacuum cups, as well as the LJ6VH vertical handle, according
to the company. The LVAA is a metal-clad plunger that emits a warning
tone if vacuum levels drop below acceptable levels. The familiar red-line
indicator is still present, but with the new LVAA plunger, a 70-dBa audible
warning alerts the user and others nearby whenever the red line on the
plunger begins to slow due to vacuum loss.
Powered by one AAA battery, the warning alarm has been incorporated into
the plunger assembly, making it compatible with many different models
of Wood’s Powr-Grip hand-held vacuum cups. Company officials say that
alarm operation is as simple as that of a standard hand cup, and that
the system automatically turns the alarm on and off as necessary, so no
user intervention is required.
The LVAA is available both as a stand-alone component for current owners
of Powr-Grip vacuum cups, and pre-installed on the company’s N-Series
hand-held vacuum cups.
Get Clear: Gclear™
GlasWeld’s new Gclear™ headlight restoration system features an original
equipment manufacturer (OEM) coating and ultraviolet (UV) curing process
that restores headlights to their original clarity quickly and easily.
The company’s proprietary UV coating has been developed with an automotive
OEM supplier, and, when used with GlasWeld’s frequency-tuned UV curing
lamp proprovides a hard, durable, long-lasting finish, according to the
The Gclear System features a simple, three-step restoration process: clear,
coat, and cure. The first step completely removes the oxidized coating
from the headlamp to clean and prepare the surface. The second step is
applying the aerosol OEM UV coating with a sweeping motion across the
headlight. The third step is to cure the headlight with the frequency-tuned
UV curing lamp for a complete, flawless coating.
Gclear is available in a variety of configurations and price ranges depending
on equipment needs.
Watch Out for the Hornet
The Extractor has launched a new tool, the 28-volt Hornet, which is designed
to remove a windshield in less than four minutes without damage to the
windshield, vehicle or installer, according to the company.
The Hornet is powered by a 28-volt lithium-ion battery and comes complete
with a 120-volt battery charger, two delta blades, a plastic tool box/carry
case, multilingual video on CD-ROM, safety glasses, and a plastic water
Get an Edge™
Shat R Proof Corp. has introduced a new primerless auto glass adhesive
that features high viscosity, quality decking and a Universal Modulus
rating for use with vehicles that require a high-modulus adhesive. The
SRP Edge™ auto glass adhesive offers crash test validated safe drive-away
times of three hours at 70 degrees Fahrenheit on vehicles with dual airbags,
according to the company.
“The SRP Edge is a product we are all very excited about,” says David
Osland, vice president of marketing. “It allows us to participate in certain
segments of the auto glass market that we haven’t been able to in the
past, especially with such a high quality product. 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
SRP Edge is available in both 310-ml cartridges and 600-ml sausage packs.
Sika Launches SikaTack®-ASAP+
Sika Corp. has added SikaTack®-ASAP+ to its product line. The company’s
latest adhesive replaces the company’s SikaTack®-ASAP product as it
is all-in-one-modulus, non-conductive and maintains a safe drive away
time of as little as 45 minutes, according to the company. The adhesive
also can be used in all weather conditions and on all types of vehicles.
Precision Replacement Parts has a new line of universal mouldings.
“We’ve listened to our customers and developed a line of mouldings that
performs well in all temperatures and climates,” says Don Penza, Precision’s
The universal moulding line consists of conventional, underside and cavity-style
mouldings in a variety of sizes.
Solutia Debuts Solar Interlayer
Solutia Inc. recently introduced the Saflex® S series advanced solar
absorbing interlayer for the auto glass market.
“Global environmental regulations require the automotive industry to meet
more stringent CO2 emissions standards as soon as 2012,” says Wing Kwang,
global automotive business director in Solutia’s Advanced Interlayer Division.
“Combine that with the growing number of consumers interested in reducing
their environmental footprint while maintaining comfort and quality, you
have an industry that must look for new solutions to design more efficient
Surface Dynamix Introduces Windshield Repair Droid Line
Surface Dynamix has introduced a new line of windshield repair tools called
Windshield Repair Droids. The company says its new DynaVac Droid is equipped
with a dynamic piston thread that speed the cycling of vacuum and pressure,
along with a thread-less mounting design that sets seal pressure automatically.
In addition, company officials say its DynaDry vaporizer removes moisture
in the damage before the repair begins with only a small amount of heat.
Delta Kits Re-Designs Bridge Assembly
Delta Kits has made several advancements to its windshield repair system,
including a re-design of its bridge assemblies to feature new locking
and adjusting features for increased durability and ease of use, according
to the company.
In addition, Delta offers the Spring Hammer, which includes a steel probe,
depth gauge for drilling, and a pre-tensioned spring hammer that will
allow technicians to create the mini bulls-eyes needed for long crack
Annihilate Chips with GlassPro
The Annihilator windshield repair system from GlassPro Systems is designed
to retain resin in its injector until the air within the break has been
extracted. To use the tool, the injector is lowered toward the windshield
seal, which isolates a vacuum within the break, and resin then is injected
directly into the evacuated break without ever breaking the vacuum. Company
officials say the tool works quickly and provides quality repairs.
Mygrant Glass Co. has announced that it has instated a paperless
invoicing system, in an effort to streamline efficiency for customers
and be more environmentally friendly. Through the new system, all Mygrant
invoicing is now available via email. n
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