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- 08/28/17--11:50: Focus Auto Design joins SEMA Data Co-op
- 08/28/17--11:58: Focus Auto Design introduces the Tough Formfit Guard
- 09/06/17--11:09: BAJA DESIGNS INTRODUCES THE REVOLUTIONARY NEW LP9 LIGHT
- 09/15/17--00:24: SFI 18.1 APPROVED HARMONIC BALANCERS
- 09/19/17--17:35: 4 New Products From Liquid Armour Protective Coatings LLC
- 09/21/17--10:01: ARB Elements Weatherproof Fridge Freezer
- 09/21/17--10:19: ARB Elements Weatherproof Fridge Freezer Accessories
- 09/21/17--10:38: New IPF Series 2 Xtreme LED Driving Lights
- 09/21/17--10:44: New 4" Premium Lift Kits
- 09/22/17--07:57: ENHANCED LINE WITH COMPETITIVE AFTERMARKET PRICING
- 10/18/17--10:47: BLAST AWAY DIRT AND GRIME WITH NEW 3M™ HIGH POWER BRAKE CLEANER
- 10/18/17--10:50: DEI Introduces Black Titanium™ Exhaust Wrap with Carbon Fiber Look
- 10/18/17--10:52: DEI Introduces EXO Series™ Line and Hose Protection
- 10/18/17--11:55: Actor Daniel Wu attends SEMA to promote own Datsun 510, The Tantō
- 10/19/17--08:50: SEMA Show Specials at the CarBuff Network Booth
- 10/22/17--06:00: FILL A FLAT TIRE WITHOUT A POWER SOURCE OR CHEMICALS
- 10/23/17--08:07: You Asked: Is Ceramic Coating Worth It?
August 28, 2017
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
SEMA Data Co-op:
Focus Auto Design, manufacturers of Canadian market OEM hood protectors, FormFit hood protectors and the newly released Tough Formfit Guard is pleased to announce we are now an active member of SEMA Data Co-op. We are proud that we were able achieve Platinum status on our initial upload. Congratulations to our team for compiling the data and for the many hours spent on this arduous process. Well done!
Come and visit us at Booth # 51547 at SEMA 2017!
Visit our website at www.formfithoodprotectors.com to view our complete line of hood protectors.
Calgary, AB, August 28, 2017:
Focus Auto Design, manufacturers of OEM appearance accessories in Canada for over 30 years is proud to introduce an exciting and innovative new product to the truck accessory market. Our Tough Formfit Guard (patent pending) known as the Tough Guard is a rugged hood protector manufactured from acrylic capped ABS and designed to emulate the OEM ABS finishes found on many grills, scoops and fenders flares. A smooth paintable finish is also available. Our no-drill installation utilizes only the best quality 3M adhesive products to ensure every installation is the strongest and most durable on the market today.
We will be providing a limited number of SEMA 2017 display vehicles with this exciting new product. Please contact us if you would like to put one on your build!
Join us in booth 51547 at SEMA for the exciting release of this new product. Visit us on the web at www.formfithoodprotectors.com to view our entire lineup of hood protectors.
Aligning with Pilot’s aggressive growth initiative, the acquisition of the iconic RBP brand strengthens Pilot’s brand portfolio.
City of Industry, CA, September 5, 2017
Pilot Inc. announced that it has wholly acquired Rolling Big Power (RBP), the premium truck accessories lifestyle brand, including its highly coveted custom wheels division – its second acquisition within the last year.
From grilles and lift kits, to wheels and almost everything in between, RBP manufacturers luxury truck accessories allowing the builder to feature their unique personality to be showcased in their truck. Utilizing Pilot’s strength in distribution and coupled with RBP’s innovative products, the combined powerhouse of RBP and Pilot will elevate the entire truck builder experience with the brand.
SAN MARCOS, Calif. – Baja Designs – “The Scientists of Lighting” – introduces a new, revolutionary light – the LP9 light system – based upon the company’s popular La Paz 8-inch HID/Halogen light.
Due to demand for a light with the large 8-inch form factor, Baja Designs created a completely new, dramatically improved, LED version of the La Paz. The new LP9 light system provides a more useful light output from the original La Paz, with new styling – delivering the “large light look” which appeals to customers.
The new technologies incorporated into the LP9 makes it stand apart from any other auxiliary light on the market. It is a fresh take on the classic look, and is targeted to Jeep® and other SUV vehicles, including cross-country/overland vehicles, full-size trucks and race vehicles, as well as anyone looking for a full size, 8-inch light.
The TruStack Tire Dolly has been issued a patent (US Patent 9,610,963) for its innovative tie-down system and for its clever and unique caster configuration.
While major tire retailers enjoy strong brand recognition among their potential customers, small tire retailers have to inform every potential customer that drives by that they sell tires for a living. That’s why when you drive down a street with tire stores, it is common to see dozens of tires stacked out by the road in front of those stores.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (October 1, 2017) – Leading two-way communications manufacturer, Midland Radio, recently announced its PPG100 Portable Power Station. True to the brand’s mission of providing reliable communication and power solutions for every adventure, the PPG100 is a robust and durable portable power source. The versatile product was developed for use in a multitude of situations, from household applications and emergency power outages to sporting events and exploration in the backcountry.
Badger Performance Mfg Co. Is proud to offer it's two new Brands of Badger Performance Harmonic Balancers for 2017. We Engineer, Manufacture and Distribute Automotive Harmonic Balance Dampers for High Performance Race and Street Applications. Our company has been producing and expanding both aftermarket product lines for the last 18 years supplying many other companies in the private label market.
Badger Pro-SFI Harmonic Dampers are Designed and Manufactured to meet the safety requirements of Specification SFI 18.1 for sanctioned professional racing events. Our proven manufacturing processes meet and even exceed OEM Specifications ensuring exact Form, Fit and Superior Function.
Liquid Armour Protective Coatings LLC will be releasing 4 new industry changing products at SEMA 2017. Buyers are welcome to request samples and see product demos at booth #51406. Products will also be available in the "New Product Showcase" area.
Product #1. LA-50ML-KIT
The Liquid Armour 50ML kit is a multi-layerable, clear, liquid nano-ceramic coating. When cured this technology will adhere itself to the surface to form a permanent, non-stick, and extremely strong yet flexible protective shield. Liquid Armour can be described as a coat of Armour that outlasts the elements. SGS tested, passed, & certified for 9H scratch and 240hr salt corrosion.
Product #2. LA-DG101
Degreaser + works great on all solid automotive & marine surfaces.
Removes wax, grease and oil. use to prep surface for Ceramic coating
Safe for use on all solid surfaces. will not deteriorate clear coats.
Safe to use on Aluminum, Chrome, Alloy, or Clear coated wheels.
The Elements Fridge Freezer has been 3 years in the making but we think it’s well worth the wait! The ARB engineers had a core focus on overcoming some of the typical design challenges associated with creating a portable fridge. With this in mind, this Fridge Freezer will handle being exposed to the ever-changing elements. This new Fridge boasts stainless steel construction with strong ASA protective corner moldings, an electronic locking system to keep your friends from nabbing your drinks and a unique gas strut that will hold the lid open in any position to make accessing your food and drinks a breeze. These are just a few of the exciting new features incorporated in this fantastic looking Elements Fridge Freezer that is sure to have any outdoor enthusiast wanting to add one of these to their camping collection.
As excitement continues to build for the arrival of the new ARB Elements 63QT Fridge Freezer, coinciding with the Fridge launch is a range of accessories offering consumers a variety of ways to install the new Elements Fridge Freezer to suit their individual needs.
The new accessories include:
Solid Mount Kit: Simple in design, yet highly effective, is the new floor mounted bracket system to suit the Elements 63QT Fridge Freezer.
Fridge Slide: Adding to the ever-popular ARB Fridge Slide family is the new Slide specifically designed to suit the Elements 63QT Fridge Freezer. Maintaining all the same features and benefits of the existing range with a wider footprint to accommodate the extra width introduced to the Elements Fridge Freezer. New fridge feet retainers have also been added to assist in keeping the Fridge securely in place.
The renowned manufacturer of driving lights, IPF Lighting, is back again adding to their wide range of light products with the new IPF Xtreme LED Sports 900XLS Series 2 Lights.
Tough and lightweight, the new IPF Xtreme LED Sports 900XLS Series 2 Lights feature high transparency, reinforced polycarbonate lenses for superior quality. With advanced heatproof reflectors, these extreme performance lights also incorporate water and dust-resistant components for all off road conditions. The improvements in light output and performance (of up to 28%) are very obvious and well received.
With the popularity of the Jeep Wrangler JK 4” kit (OMEJK4), ARB 4X4 Accessories is happy to announce two more 4” kit options. Now available with OME Adjustable Front and Rear Control Arms.
ARB has offered an Old Man Emu 4” kit with the OME Sport Shock Absorbers or with OME BP-51 High Performance Bypass Shock Absorbers for several years now. With the introduction of OME Adjustable Control Arms for the Jeep Wrangler JK last year, ARB has created these new ‘Premium’ kits that will supply all the components of the OME 4” kits with a complete set of adjustable front and rear control arms (upper and lower).
Wrangler owners now have an easy, one part number option for a complete solution, whether that is outfitting their rig with OME Sport or BP-51 Shock Absorbers.
Contact Candace J. Grabinger
Booth # SEMA 20257 / PRI 4739
September 22, 2017
ENHANCED LINE WITH COMPETITIVE AFTERMARKET PRICING
ATV/UTV Replacement Radiators
Willmar, MN, September 22, 2017– The entire line of All Terrain and Utility Terrain Vehicles has been enhanced. Now announcing a full line of direct replacement radiators at competitive pricing in time to get at the forefront of this rapidly growing aftermarket.
The line includes all popular and hard to find applications for the ATV/UTV enthusiast. The timing of this program offering parallels nicely with the direction that the UTV market is heading.
Applications available include: Arctic Cat, Bobcat, Bombardier, Club Car, Cub Cadet, Honda, John Deere, Kawasaki, Kubota, Polaris, Suzuki, and Yamaha.
Products available include: Radiators, Electric Fan Kits, and Heater Units
Over time, brakes become contaminated with dirt, dust, oil and other residue, which can lead to friction build up. To help drivers keep their brakes functioning at optimal levels, 3M Auto today announced the launch of its new 3M™ High Power Brake Cleaner, which utilizes an ultra-powerful cleaner to effectively remove oil and other contaminants.
With the help of 3M High Power Brake Cleaner, you can now spray away oil and containments at a substantially faster rate, while using significantly less product per job. . The technology behind 3M’s new High VOC Brake Cleaner removes oil up to two times faster than the previous 3M formulation of equivalent VOC level. Similarly, its new highly improved Low VOC Brake Cleaner works up to eight times faster.
Avon Lake, OH (March 15, 2017)…DEI, trusted thermal experts for the automotive aftermarket, now offers a new Black Titanium™ Exhaust Wrap in four available lengths.
Composed of pulverized lava rock extruded into woven fibers, this premium wrap with LR Technology is designed for maximum strength, durability and long-lasting use. Like the original Titanium Wrap, DEI’s Black Titanium Wrap maximizes horsepower and performance by reducing underhood temperatures and maintaining high exhaust gas velocity. Wrapped headers and exhaust also reduces the incidence of heat soak, can prevent harmful burns, protect heat-sensitive underhood components, and reduce the level of heat transmitted through the firewall and floor of the vehicle for a more comfortable interior.
Avon Lake, OH (February 15, 2017)…DEI’s EXO Series™ Sleeving has all the features of DEI’s popular Fire Sleeve™ with one benefit that makes it ideal for off-road racing, dirt track or extreme sports. Like the Fire Sleeve, the DEI EXO Sleeve is constructed of high temperature resistant glass material woven into a 100% silicone sleeve. The exception is that the EXO Sleeve has a 304 stainless steel exoskeleton exterior mesh that provides an added layer of protection to wires, lines and hoses exposed to harsh or abrasive conditions.
The EXO Sleeve withstands up to 500°F of direct continuous heat or 2000°F intermittent heat and works as a thermal insulator for wiring, hoses and oil, brake and transmission lines. This sleeve, encapsulated with a stainless steel mesh, allows for air flow around the silicone sleeve when in direct contact with a hot surface making it excellent to use around hot exhaust systems and headers.
Actor and auto enthusiast, Daniel Wu, will be traveling from the Dublin set of his AMC TV series "Into the Badlands" to attend the Las Vegas SEMA show in support of his car. He built the Tantō, a Datsun 510, in collaboration with 510 fanatics, Sergio Edell and Troy Ermish. The name, Tantō, derives from a short but deadly sword carried by a Samurai. The car will be exhibited in Toyo's Treadpass area and will be participating in the Battle of the Builders competition.
In addition to "Into the Badlands," Daniel can next be seen in on the big screen in Warner Bros.'s "Geostorm," premiering domestically on October 20th, 2017 and in MGM's "Tomb Raider" opening in March 2018.
VANCOUVER, WA — Come join CarBuff Network.com at the 2017 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show. Stop by booth number 22682 to see all of the exciting new features of the carbuffnetwork.com website. Companies can sign up for a complimentary Network Listing or take advantage of show specials on Pro Accounts, enthusiasts can create a free Enthusiast Profile—CarBuff Network has something for everyone; it’s part automotive search engine, part automotive directory wrapped into everything automotive.
Shops showcase the vehicles/projects they build, highlight which manufacturers parts are used, where the vehicle will be seen and what media will be covering the project. Manufacturers showcase their products, list their dealers, endorse shops/builders and list events they attend. Organizations get their event information and schedules in front of the industry in one convenient place. Automotive magazines and websites share features, news and events.
Hallandale Beach, Florida – Emergency flat tire fill up. FlatterUP™ Inc. is launching a product of design and function that will revolutionize the flat tire inflation industry. FlatterUP™ Inc. is revealing its multi patented invention at the 2017 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.
Christopher Zimmerman, inventor and CEO of FlatterUP™ Inc. questions “How do you fill up a tire that is flat without using a power source, harmful chemicals or an air compressor?” Mr. Zimmerman also states “through our research we realized all you need is equalization, inflation to get out of a bad situation”
Is Ceramic Coating Worth It?
For any car or boat owner, keeping a car's paint or boats fiberglass and gel coat pristine is always a challenge. The go-to solution has always been the tried and tested application of wax from day one of purchase. Periodic applications (sometimes frequent reapplication) of the same is needed to maintain the wax coat, as it is slowly removed via exposure to the elements.
Times are changing, however, and so has finishing and refinishing technology. Automotive paint nowadays is a bit different and boats have gel coat and painted surfaces. On cars, instead of piling layer upon layer of color pigment to produce a deep shine, a somewhat 'sacrificial' clear topcoat is now applied to give the paint luster. Wax, of course, is still the go-to, as is its frequent reapplication.