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November '19

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32 THE SHOP NOVEMBER 2019 Its best features include … … AirDesign USA's production environ- ment incorporates state-of-the-art equip- ment, including 10 PUR high-pressure reaction injection presses, multiple ther- moforming machines, six-axis trimming robots and an ecologically-responsible, semi-automated paint line. Products are precision-engineered as part of a sophisticated digital workflow that includes 3D CAD modeling and full-scale CAM and CNC prototyping for a custom- crafted fit. The biggest assets are the Superbolts, which—because of their zero vibration— don't cause any clear coat damage. They're also painted satin black using German Mankiewicz paint that has been salt-tested for 14,000 hours and doesn't fade. And the fender flares come with a unique mud flap integration. The outside factor currently having the biggest effect on the fender flare market is … … everyone is watching the current trade war and how the tariffs impact the supply chain. In addition, increased popularity in truck and Jeep models means there has been an influx of aftermarket companies getting involved in fender flare production. It's important for shop owners and con- sumers alike to be educated about what they're buying, because not all products are created equally. Here's a tip shops can use to increase their sales of fender flares … … for any company, compact, innovative and useful merchandising kits make a big impact in store showrooms. We have mini- samples that come with our P.O.P.s. EGR Inc. Ontario, California Tommy Lamb Aftermarket Sales Our hottest fender flare product for 2019 is … … the bolt-on style for the Chevy Silverado 1500. Its best features include … … our goal is to offer something that appeals to everyone, such as the fitment and slimmed-down look of EGR's bolt-on- style fender flares. They look just as good on stock trucks as they do on those with bigger wheel-and-tire combos. The outside factor currently having the biggest effect on the fender flare market is … … bad weather creates more rust on trucks, which turns fender flares into more of a need than a want. Here's a tip shops can use to increase their sales of fender flares … … remind customers that they're investing in protecting their vehicles. Trucks are so expensive these days that it only makes sense to keep them looking as new as pos- sible for as long as possible. ANDERSON COMPOSITES City of Industry, California Dave Davis Marketing Manager Our hottest fender flare product for 2019 is … … Type-OE Raptor carbon fiber fender flares. Anderson Composites also offers wider-than-stock fender flares for Raptor owners that want to use a wider tire. Its best features include … … the flares are constructed of 3K 2x2 carbon fiber fabric and utilize a vacuum- infused process with high-quality resin with UV inhibitors to retain maximum luster and a show-quality finish. Black carbon fiber components comple- Be sure to remind customers of the protection benefits fender flares provide. (Photos courtesy EGR Inc.) ADDED COVERAGE

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