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January 05, 2021 by Polyvance
Many damaged bumpers are thrown in the landfill just because they are dented. Polyvance’s new 6119 Dent Drivers tool kit will help you remove dents from plastic bumpers, keeping labor hours in the shop and damaged plastic out of the landfill. The 6119 Dent Driver kit includes two each of two different-sized tools for a total of four tools. The ends of each Dent Driver tool have different shapes to help work out the knots and stretched areas often found around the perimeter of bumper dents.
December 10, 2020 by Polyvance
The Kenworth T880 hood is notorious for breaking where the hood support struts mount. The T880 hood is made from a thermoset material called Metton which is not weldable. Polyvance has created a repair kit that is much less expensive and less time-consuming than replacing the hood and which also creates a repair that will be stronger than the original part.
December 08, 2020 by Polyvance
Polyvance is proud to announce that its line of nitrogen plastic welders are now being distributed in Japan by Altia, a major supplier of equipment to the auto collision repair market. With the help of our master distributor there, T-Craft, Polyvance is pioneering nitrogen plastic welding in Japan just as it did in the US nearly a decade ago.
December 07, 2020 by Polyvance
Polyvance is announcing the availability of two new welding rods -- black nylon and 15% glass-reinforced nylon. We recently refurbished a machine the dries hydrophilic resins like nylon, allowing us to extrude the welding rods with proper moisture levels for optimum quality. This enables us to expand our range of nylon (polyamide) rods.
November 23, 2020 by Polyvance
The hulls of most personal watercraft are constructed from SMC, or Sheet Molding Compound. This rigid, glass-reinforced material is tough and strong, but it can break. Sheet Molding Compound is like a mass-manufactured form of fiberglass. It is a thermoset material made of a heat-setting polyester resin with glass fiber reinforcement. It’s a very rigid material that is smooth on both sides. You can identify it because the substrate is white and has glass fibers in the damaged area. This video will show you the repair process for SMC personal watercraft hulls.
November 16, 2020 by Polyvance
Most headlight lenses are made of polycarbonate, commonly known as Lexan. The lenses can become yellowed or cloudy, and they can also become scratched or gouged. It takes a little time and effort, but these headlight lenses can be restored to nearly factory-new quality by sanding and polishing them. In this video, the plastic repair experts at Polyvance will show you how to restore a deeply scratched headlight to like-new condition.
November 04, 2020 by Polyvance
The 6142 Shim Jim Tab Separator Tool from Polyvance helps the auto body technician easily disassemble the aggravating snap-in tabs that often hold trim such as grilles and bezels to the bumper cover.
October 29, 2020 by Polyvance
Tab Magic Molding Putty is a flexible, moldable rubber material that helps ease the repair and refinish of complex headlight tabs. Tab Magic helps the technician repair broken headlight tabs to OE quality, thus preventing the unnecessary disposal of today's expensive headlight assemblies.
October 06, 2020 by Polyvance
Did you know that you can fill tires with high-purity nitrogen generated by the onboard nitrogen membrane on the 8203 Nitro-Fuzer nitrogen plastic welder? The 6066-TA Nitrocell Tire Adapter kit attaches to the output of your nitrogen membrane and allows you to divert the nitrogen flow to fill an auxiliary tank with high-purity nitrogen gas so you can fill your customers' tires.
September 30, 2020 by Polyvance
We are happy to announce the immediate availability of a much-improved hose and handle assembly for our nitrogen plastic welders. This new system includes a metal-to-metal anti-rotation feature which should eliminate accidental damage of the pins in the connector caused by the user.
September 24, 2020 by Polyvance
Many bumpers have a flange about an inch inside the wheel well where the inner fender liner mounts. This feature sticks out perpendicularly from the bumper face and often tears right at the base. Because of the 90 degree angle and the thin plastic at the base, this feature is hard to repair with two-part epoxies. With Polyvance's nitrogen plastic welder and 90 degree angle welding rod, this is an easy repair.
September 11, 2020 by Polyvance
This week, a local customer brought in a gas tank for a John Deere Z915B zero turn mower. We were able to save the customer hundreds of dollars by repairing the tank for him.
August 31, 2020 by Polyvance
Bombardier Recreational Products has introduced several Sea-Doo personal watercraft with a new hull material they call “Polytec”. Polytec is a glass fiber reinforced polypropylene material. In this video, we will repair a two foot-long crack in a Sea-Doo SPARK Polytec hull using Polyvance’s nitrogen plastic welder and R18 glass-reinforced polypropylene welding rod.
July 31, 2020 by Polyvance
profiles, and colors. In response to industry and customer demands, Polyvance is announcing the availability of two new welding rod profiles for the R18 glass fiber-reinforced polypropylene welding rod.
July 27, 2020 by Polyvance
To demonstrate how the Agricultural Plastic Welding Kit works, we have just released a video demonstrating a repair on one of the most commonly damaged agricultural plastics – a broken John Deere tractor hood.
June 15, 2020 by Polyvance
To help keep the agricultural economy moving, Polyvance is happy to announce the new 5213 Agricultural Plastic Welding Kit, the first all-in-one kit designed for general agricultural plastic repair. The kit includes both a hot air welder and an airless plastic welder, with a wide variety of plastic welding rods suited to common agricultural plastics.
May 07, 2020 by Polyvance
In response to the lack of hand sanitizer available in the stores currently, Polyvance is using its spare manufacturing capacity and ready supply of isopropyl alcohol to make hand sanitizer. Polyvance's hand sanitizer is made according to the World Health Organization's formula under an exemption by the US Food and Drug Administration which temporarily allows non-FDA approved facilities to manufacture the product.
May 05, 2020 by Polyvance
The 8000-series nitrogen plastic welders from Polyvance include a patented quick-release hose and handle. The new hose allows for quick and easy replacement of the handle and hose in the field. Unfortunately, some people are not screwing the connector on properly, causing unrepairable damage to the connector. We have just released a short video showing the proper way to install the new 6102 handle to the hose.
March 23, 2020 by Polyvance
Polyvance’s new 6149 Sensor Hole Cutting Kit makes it quick and easy to cut round holes in bumper covers for the installation of parking sensors. Some replacement bumpers are supplied without holes and are marked on the backside for the proper position of the sensor holes, requiring the technician to cut the holes. This is a time-consuming task and is difficult to achieve a perfectly round hole using typical shop hand tools.
February 28, 2020 by Polyvance
Polyvance has just released a new video focusing on repairing a tear on the corner of a bumper. The corner of a bumper is fairly weak and can sustain damage even if it’s not directly impacted in a collision. This type of damage is very common and often seen in body shops. A collision repair technician can repair this type of damage and restore the bumper to like-new condition using products and equipment from Polyvance.