Fight with POWR
The new POWR BOND™ heated urethane from C.R. Laurence Co. Inc. cures quickly
when heated first in a urethane oven and provides a 3-minute safe drive-away
time when used on a vehicle without a passenger side air bag, and two
hours on vehicles with passenger air bags. It is accompanied by a one-step
primer and aerosol cleaner and is packaged in metal cartridges with screw-on
nozzles included in every case of 12 cartridges. www.crlaurence.com
Quatro, Quatro, Quatro
Sika Corp.’s new SikaTack®-QUATRO is a one-component, cold-applied,
fast-curing, non-conductive, black primerless to glass, “All-in-One” modulus
polyurethane. QUATRO is easy to use due to its easy extrusion, short cut-off
sting and non-sag properties, according to the company, and is available
in both a standard 24-cartridge Super Kit carton and a DAY PAK, which
contains eight 300-ml cartridges, five 1.1-ml Aktivator PRO pads for glass
preparation and five 1.4-ml Primer-206 Stix for pinchweld treatment. QUATRO
offers a four-hour safe-drive-away time under most weather conditions.
Get an Advantage
BETASeal Advantage from Dow Automotive is warm-applied adhesive that is
heated for extrusion only, yet doesn’t need activation. The cartridges
also can be reheated quickly, so a partially used cartridge doesn’t have
to be thrown away. And, the adhesive can be kept warm for 24 hours, so
a cartridge opened one day can be used the next.
The adhesive requires heat of 15 minutes in a standard cartridge oven,
and provides a safe drive-away time of 60 minutes in any temperature above
0 degrees Fahrenheit, and in any humidity (including jobs involving cars
with dual air bags).
Glass Bot™ Redux
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.
Back to Basics with BTB
The new auto glass removal system from BTB Tools is capable of removing
any adhesive-bonded glass from any vehicle, according to officials from
the company. It also works with challenging glass parts such as backsliders,
exposed edge glass and the safe removal of unbroken encapsulated glasses for
body shop removals and installations without damage to glass, encapsulation or
The company’s technician toolkit includes external cutting powered
cold knife blades, internal cutting blades with precise cutting depth
regulation and BTB’s new “winged” anti-scratch pinchweld scraper
The tool itself is compact and lightweight to allow access when removing
small quarter or rear curved glasses. It operates with low vibration and
noise levels. www.btbtools.com
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