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PPG REPAINT REPORTER VOLUME 75, NUMBER 1 SPRING 2016 EXECUTIVE EDITOR CRISTINA FRONZAGLIA-MURRAY CREATIVE DIRECTOR T. JON WORDEN DESIGN DIRECTOR DAVE BUFFINGTON DESIGN STAFF CHRIS AXON MARK FRANCISCO BOB SANTORO MANAGING EDITOR MEREDITH SIMPSON CONTRIBUTING EDITOR KELLY BALL WRITERS ELI GREENBAUM JOHN MCQUILLAN CATHY NELSON JOHN WOODWARD T. JON WORDEN PRODUCTION MANAGER SHELLIE HILL PHOTOGRAPHER JOHN JACKSON PPG REPAINT REPORTER IS PUBLISHED BY THE COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT OF PPG AUTOMOTIVE REFINISH. SEND COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS PUBLICATION TO: PPG INDUSTRIES REPAINT REPORTER EDITOR 19699 PROGRESS DRIVE STRONGSVILLE, OHIO 44149 REFINCOMMDPT@PPG.COM OR, FAX TO: (440) 572-6880 LOOKING FOR ADDITIONAL COPIES OF THIS PPG REPAINT REPORTER ISSUE? LIMITED COPIES ARE AVAILABLE BY CONTACTING YOUR LOCAL PPG DISTRIBUTOR OR PPG SALESPERSON. PPG DISTRIBUTORS CAN ORDER BY CONNECTING TO PPG CENTRAL VIA WWW.PPGCENTRAL.BIZ AND USING THE PART NUMBER ON BACK COVER. Innovator, winner of the 2011 Goodguys Street Machine of the Year, a 1967 Nova by the Roadster Shop. DEPARTMENTS 4 INSIDE LINE 5 TEAM PPG Fiat Chrysler "Sustainability Supplier of the Year," AAA paint discounts, the Platinum Distributor of the Year and more. 10 FAULKNER BMW Learn how April Lausch transformed a troubled business and landed on the Automotive News "40 Under 40 Retail" list. 16 TECH TALK "Hot Dog" Finlan demonstrates how to create a crazy checkerboard pattern. Gnarly! 18 TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS Innovation and education are all part of a day's work for Tony Adams and team at Weaver's Auto Center. 20 TRAINING UPDATE Earn your Ph.D. in custom wizardry with the PPG Custom Restoration seminar on prepping and creating show-stopping finishes. 22 WARRENSBURG COLLISION Ten years after joining the family business, Casey Lund runs the shop like a lean machine. 28 IN LIVING COLOR Using PPG color tools to identify color right from the get-go drives efficiencies for the entire repair process. 30 PROBODY COLLISION An unshakable work ethic helped Olga Ponce build a successful chain of five collision centers. 33 PRODUCT UPDATE The OMNI ® Plus refinish system offers a solvent- based compliant system for value-minded shops. 34 GALLERY Our hot shots include the Pontiff's cool ride, Darryl Hollenbeck paintwork and a Toyota Corona. Yep, Toyota Corona. 36 WHAT'S NEW For a low-gloss finish built to the highest standard, take advantage of the new DSC5250 DITZLER ® Satin Clear Kit. FOLLOW US ONLINE: 6 24 6 FULL SPEED AHEAD Kyle and Stacy Tucker turned an engineer's eye for detail into one of the biggest names in custom building. 14 HOT DIGGITY! In his new West Coast shop, Pete "Hot Dog" Finlan transforms California Dreamin' into reality. 24 DANGELO'S CUSTOM BUILT MANUFACTURING Derek Dangelo moved his body and tow shop in a new direction. Instead of driving wreckers, he now builds them. 3

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