Kapci Prima 8870 Express UHS Clearcoat

Kapci Coatings’ Prima 8870 UHS Clearcoat is user-friendly and specifically formulated for application over the Primabase 8700 basecoat. The company describes it as cutting-edge and an integral part of the Prima product line. According to Kapci, Prima 8870 is ideally suited to both minor touch-ups and extensive repairs. Engineered with the latest advancements in technology […]

Breyten Odendaal


Ayanda’s Phoenix-like journey in body repair industry

Imagine taking the first step towards a thriving career at the age of 14. Not only did Ayanda Mtetwa, now 36, do this but that first step was into the male-dominated automotive repair industry. This is her journey from the dusty streets of Daveyton, Ekurhuleni, to one of the largest repair operations in the country, […]

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Fuchs continues to support education through Trust

Not only is education dear to Fuchs Lubricants South Africa, but the company also concretely supports it through its Fuchs Foundation Trust. For the company, a key pillar for social and economic upliftment is education, as well as being an important measurement on the B-BBEE scorecard. “Supporting education initiatives is a main part of our […]

Riaan van Zyl


Axalta Names Techno Blue Its 2023 Global Automotive Color Of The Year

Axalta Coating Systems has announced Techno Blue as its 2023 Global Automotive Color of the Year following the release of its 2022 Automotive Color Trends ‘Powered by Color’ Report. Formulated for various coating solutions, Techno Blue is described as a “pulsating colour that is right on beat with the rhythm of today’s lively energy. The […]

Breyten Odendaal


Dead Ends And U-Turns: The Automotive Bottom Drawer

There are some ideas which reappear periodically that are either bad or awaiting some magic innovation to make them viable. You may not agree with what follows. THE GREAT OPPOSED PISTON TWO-STROKE ENGINE RUSH Armies love vehicles. They usually need engines with incredible power, that don’t need to work for too many hours, and may […]

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Fix Auto Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Fix Auto is celebrating 30 years of operation as it continues to increase its global footprint in new markets. Founded in Canada in 1992, Fix Auto has grown to become one of the largest collision repair networks in the world. The company says that when it launched, it sought to unite a very fragmented collision […]

Breyten Odendaal


Pothole Repairs Reduces Insurance Claims And Saves Accidents

The Pothole Patrol, a partnership between the City of Johannesburg (CoJ), Discovery Insure and Dialdirect Insurance, has repaired more than 100,000 potholes since its launch in May 2021, said Executive Mayor, Councillor Dr Mpho Phalatse. “The City of Johannesburg is proud to partner with Discovery Insure and Dialdirect Insurance to ensure that our roads are […]

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PPG Delivers 1000th PPG MoonWalk Paint System

PPG has completed the 1000th installation of its MoonWalk automated refinish paint mixing system. The installation at Group Perez Rumbao’s facility in Vigo, Spain, was celebrated at a special event attended by representatives of both companies. “The PPG MoonWalk system will be more than an automatic paint mixer for us,” said Ramon Seijas, Vice President […]

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3M Reveals Top 2022 Trends In Science, Technology And Design

3M is launching 3M Futures, a new platform showcasing five global science and technology trends shaping the world today and in the future. The platform explores each trend, with commentary from 3M experts, scientists, engineers and designers. 3M Futures also features data from global, third-party research conducted across 11 countries to understand perceptions of these […]

Breyten Odendaal


AAA: Camera-Based Driving Assistance Systems Are Best, But Not Foolproof

Real-world testing by US motorist organisation AAA has found ‘active driving assistance systems’ using a driver-facing camera are best at keeping motorists focused on the road, but the technology is not foolproof and a driver determined to cheat the system can defeat it. “The key to a safe active driving assistance system is effective driver […]

Breyten Odendaal


(NEW) DeBeer 8-814 Fast Performance Clear

Using the latest technology, DeBeer Refinish has formulated a new fast-drying clear that dries in just 10 minutes at 60 degrees Celsius and can be applied in one visit. DeBeer says 8-814 Fast Performance Clear offers “extreme” ease of use and application. The 2:1 mixing ratio ensures quick and simple preparation, while the resin makes […]

Breyten Odendaal


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