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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

GM Grants Approval to Spies Hecker

Spies Hecker was invited, along with other refinish paint companies, to participate in the newly released General Motors 4901M Refinish Specifications. After undergoing rigorous testing procedures, Spies Hecker met all requirements and has received General Motor’s official approval.

The General Motors Service Technology Group (GM-STG), along with the General Motors North American Operations Engineering Group (GM-NAO), reviewed the test results, Testing procedures are updated annually to maintain the quality of “approved” systems used by GM Dealer Networks for the warranty refinishing of GM vehicles.

Spies Hecker’s Solventborne and Waterborne Systems were tested. Each system was tested to resist stone chipping, chemicals (softening, staining etc.), and environmental elements. In addition to these requirements, Spies Hecker passed environmental regulations as well.
Official endorsements increased both dealer and customer confidence and help secure existing customer relations. Now that Spies Hecker has received GM’s approval, their products should be considered a “preferred choice” among the General Motors Dealer Network.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Paintless Dent Repair Revives Classic's Show-Quality Paint Job

An Article By: Sam Barer

A newly painted classic is a wonderful sight. When that car is your own 1986 Ferrrari 328 GTS, it’s even better.

Thanks to a number of mishaps that will be included in two future Sound Classic pieces titled “How you know you’ve Picked the wrong auto shipping company” and “Bad things that happen when your friends drive your Ferrari”, the 328 GTS I purchased last year was treated to a full exterior body and paint restoration. Choosing Olympia-based Hoey’s Autobody was a no-brainer. After winning Best in Show at Concorso Italiano in California with his Lamborghini Miura, Paul Hoey’s expertise is recognized worldwide.

My 328 GTS was one of only a handful factory delivered in Blu Medio Metallico, so I opted to maintain this rare grayish-blue color. It took countless hours of work by the magic hands of Hoey’s team to straighten twenty years of dings and dimples. On a fine November day, though, my Ferrari’s beautiful Pininfarina-penned lines were as perfect as the day the car left the Maranello, Italy factory.

When the Ferrari came home from Hoey’s, it went directly into hibernation for the winter. Last week it was time to clean off the dust, polish, and put a thick coat of wax for a long season of drives and shows.

The Hippocratic Oath’s primary tenet of “first, do no harm” applies as much to collector cars as it does to medicine. Unfortunately, I wasn’t paying attention when I rested my hand on the car’s roof pillar while rubbing away dried wax on the fender. This seemingly structural area actually made of steel thinner than Costco margins was left with a dent in the exact form of my left palm.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Spies Hecker Receives Mercedes-Benz Approval

Mercedes- Benz has just announced the approval of Spies Hecker products for refinishing. The approval is the latest in a series of official endorsements received by Spies Hecker over the past six months.
As extended warranties became more popular, official approvals are becoming more important. The dealer network relies on approvals to substitute a product’s ability to meet official standards when returning a vehicle to its original condition.
Mercedes is in good company with General Motors, BMW, and Ford adding to Spies Hecker’s long list of industry leaders who’ve given their seal of approval.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Leather Care

Spills: Wipe up any excess liquid immediately with a clean cloth or sponge. If necessary use lukewarm water and let the leather air-dry.
Spots and Stains: Apply a mild, non-detergent soap solution with a clean, wet sponge. Rinse and let air dry. Particularly bad spots may require a detergent solution, but care should be taken not to over do it.
Oil and Grease: Wipe the leather with a clean, dry cloth and let any remaining oil dissipate into the leather. Do not apply water or try to wash a grease spot.
Major Damage: Sameday offers specialized services that clean, condition, restore, and repair leather. Routine maintenance can extend the useful life of leather upholstery, keeping it clean and in top condition. Wearing, fading, and even extreme damage such as holes, cuts and burns can be repaired by our skilled leather professionals.

* We suggest that if you are going to try any new cleaning method you do so first in a hidden area.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Hyundai & Spies Hecker Launch Cooperative Agreement

Hyundai sets high standards when it comes to professional refinishing in order to ensure hat the quality of the repair is upheld. Hyundai and paint maker Spies Hecker have signed a global cooperation agreement.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Paintless Dent Repair

When the surface of the paint is not broken, most dents can repaired using a process known as Paintless Dent Repair or PDR. A quality paintless dent repair is the preferred method for dent repair because the factory finish remains intact. No “bondo” or filler is used and technicians do not damage the underside of vehicle panels.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Leather Upholstery Repair

Not only is leather more durable than coverings such as fabric, it even improves in appearance as the years pass. It's strong, flexible and naturally adapts to the shape of your body to offer the utmost comfort. Cool in summer and warm in winter, leather upholstery is easy to care for. But if your vehicle’s leather were to be damaged, our technicians at Sameday are equipped with a premium OEM repair system. Our technicians use a computerized system to guarantee perfect color, sheen, pattern and grain matches for all their leather repairs.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Spies Hecker Receives Approval from Audi America

Audi America has approved Spies Hecker products for repair of the European automaker’s vehicles. Audi requires all of its authorized body shops to use an approved paint supplier, and Spies Hecker refinish products meet the very demanding requirements of Audi. That’s why Sameday technicians use only Spies Hecker refinish products in their repair of Audis- German paint for German vehicles!
Click here to read more about Spies Hecker's approval from Audi America.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Sameday’s Warranty

Sameday Auto Scratch & Dent Repair maintains the highest standard of quality. The labor performed by Sameday Auto Scratch & Dent Repair is guaranteed against any defect in workmanship or Sameday supplied refinish materials for as long as you own your car.
Sameday Auto Scratch & Dent Repair guarantees that for as long as you own your car Sameday Auto Scratch & Dent Repair will correct or repair all defects which are attributed to defective or faulty workmanship in the repairs stated on the repair invoice, unless caused by or damaged resulting from accidents, negligence, abuse or misuse.
All parts are subject to their manufacturer’s warranty. This guarantee does not include normal wear acquired from driving conditions.
Repairs must be made by Sameday Auto Scratch & Dent Repair. This guarantee is non-transferable. Paint Warranty is valid only when paint is applied over original factory finishes that are free of defect.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Expert Honda Repair

At the assembly plants, most Hondas are painted with DuPont paint. That’s why the technicians at Sameday use Spies Hecker, DuPont’s highest line of automotive refinish paint, for all their paint repairs. Using the latest technology, minor scrapes and scratches can be repaired on your vehicle without repainting entire hoods, doors, bumpers, or fenders. Most of these repairs can be performed the same day. Using the highest quality repair products, Sameday is able to assure a perfect color match, an infrared baked-on finish, along with a lifetime warranty.

Sameday service available through these northwest Honda dealers:
Hinshaw's Honda

Call 1-800-422-8897 to schedule a repair appointment during your next routine maintenance visit at your local dealership.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Hail Damage? Try Paintless Dent Repair

Has your vehicle been dented because of a hail storm? Now there is a high quality, professional alternative to repainting. The technicians from Sameday Auto Scratch and Dent Repair are experts in a process originally used by Mercedes Benz in Germany know as “paintless dent repair.” Using the latest technology and tools, the technicians at Sameday remove hail dents from a vehicle without the use of body fillers or painting. Skilled professionals use specially shaped tools to bend the metal back to the correct shape. Your vehicle maintains its highest value because the integrity of the original factory finish remains intact. Your vehicle is back on the road quickly, often the "Sameday". Sameday has the approval of the northwest's best insurance companies and all work is fully guaranteed.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Leather Care & Conditioning

Leather conditioning is a process of “refatting” leather to replenish tanning oils. The oils preserve and lubricate the internal fiber structure. Another benefit of keeping your leather conditioned is that it softens and restores flexibility by reducing internal friction. However, over time the loss of lubrication increases friction as fibers move against one another when leather flexes. Loss of the tanning oils causes your leather to become brittle and the fibers to degrade mechanically. That’s why Sameday offers a premium leather reconditioning service to renew the oils of the leather and prolong the longevity of your furniture.