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2022 Year in Review
December 14, 2022 by Polyvance
Polyvance 2022 Year in Review
As we reach the end of 2022, we want to remind everyone of some of the things we have been up to this year. This is a great way to catch up on anything you may have missed!
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6077 Bumper Mate 3 Plastic Repair Workstation
A multi-use work surface that allows a repair technician to easily secure plastic bumper covers, headlights, fenders, and other parts in virtually any position for repair. The Bumper Mate 3 includes pivoting support arms, a slotted top for bungee tie-downs, a durable, burn-resistant composite work surface, and two moveable support stands to securely hold awkwardly shaped parts.
A new welding tip for the airless plastic welder. We designed the blockhead welding tip after repairing many headlights that have tabs with gussets or waffles. The squared edges help to shape the gussets and waffles giving you a better appearance to the repair. It's not just for headlights, though. Anytime you need to sharp edge, use the blockhead tip.
3804-SK Flextex VT Starter Kit
The products in this kit contain the Polyvance products we use when we add texture to plastic parts or retexture repaired textured parts. Contains: 1000-A Super Prep plastic cleaner, 1050-A Plastic Magic adhesion promoter, 3043-4 All Seasons Black Jack Primer Surfacer (1 quart), 3804-4 Flextex VT (1 quart), and 3804N-4 Flextex VT Reducer (1 quart).
3804-SKZ Flextex VT Starter Kit (Low VOC)
The products in this kit contain the LOW VOC Polyvance products we use when we add texture to plastic parts or retexture repaired textured parts. Contains: 1001-4 EcoPrep plastic cleaner, 1050-A Plastic Magic adhesion promoter, 3043-4 All Seasons Black Jack Primer Surfacer (1 quart), 3804-4 Flextex VT (1 quart), and 3804R-4 Flextex VT Zero VOC Reducer (1 quart).
We hosted several clinics on Zoom this year. Our main clinic topics were texturing with Flextex VT and repairing headlight tabs. You can watch these recordings on our YouTube channel.
Texturing with Flextex VT
Headlight Tab Repair
We spent a lot of time this year improving and adding to our training courses. We pride ourselves on having the best plastic repair training options in the industry.
PR-05 Texture Refinishing Course
Many plastic parts with damaged textured surfaces are discarded because collision repair shops are not aware that they can often be successfully repaired and refinished. The Polyvance PR-05 Texture Refinishing Course will provide knowledge and hands-on experience to the refinish technician. The knowledge gained from this course will allow shops to repair damaged textured parts, improve cycle time, reduce repair costs, and keep plastics out of the landfill. This course is approved by I-CAR for 1 credit hour.
Basics of Plastic Repair Course
Late last year we announced our “Polyvance University” training platform and our first course, “Basics of Plastic Repair”. This year, we translated the course into Spanish to provide more accessibility. This course is designed to give you the basic knowledge you will need to start working with plastic including plastic identification, plastic preparation, six different repair methods, and plastic refinishing.
Nitrogen Plastic Welding 1 Course
We added a second course to Polyvance University called “Nitrogen Plastic Welding 1”. This course is available in both English and Spanish. This course focuses on the practical knowledge you will need to perform actual fusion repairs on damaged thermoplastics with the nitrogen plastic welder. It covers proper alignment and fixturing, v-groove preparation, and the welding process itself.
All of our available training courses can be found on our website at www.polyvance.com/Training-2/
The Book of Plastic Repair
This year, we updated The Book of Plastic Repair and condensed it down to 12 pages. We also translated it into Spanish.
2023 Price Lists
Our 2023 price lists are now available digitally. Printed versions will be available soon. Please send us an email if you need an updated price list.
Polyvance's 8202 and 8203 Nitro-Fuzer Nitrogen Plastic Welders
This video describes the features of our top two bestselling nitrogen plastic welders.
Sailplane Canopy Repair Using PlastiFix
This video shows our repair process on a sailplane canopy that had no replacement available. We repaired it with our clear PlastiFix kit.
Polyvance's 5700HT Mini-Weld Model 7 Airless Plastic Welder
This video shows the features and contents of our Mini-Weld Model 7 Airless Plastic Welder.
Kia Optima Front Bumper Cover Repair
This video shows our repair process on a damaged bumper cover that had no replacement available. We used our nitrogen plastic welder to make a fusion weld repair.
We want to thank our customers for making this year wonderful! We are so thankful we got to see several of you in person at different trade shows. We’ve been very busy this year, especially behind the scenes. We have BIG plans for 2023, and we can’t wait for you to see what we have in store.
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