Restyler Wrap Ramps

Ask Santa for these and save on back surgeries!

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We used these at #WrapsCon 2015 in Indy at the #PaintIsDead Wrap Contest. They were amazing and all of the competitors loved them. You can work on the sides of car much easier without bending over. And even though, they are not doing it in this photo, the center section between the wheels slides out so you can sit on it for the lower parts like the bumpers and between the wheels. It’s also great to stand on to do the roof!

I have just added this product to my store at the low price of $1,549 plus shipping. And for those of you who want to buy one from me next week at #SGIA I will be running a show special for just $1,477 plus shipping.

We will be using one in the wrap training area at the #SGIAExpo in Atlanta. So stop by and see one in action. Shane and I will be there teaching classes all day, everyday of the show. We may even have 1 or 2 spots left in my advanced class, Extreme Wrapping, but on Tuesday only (the day before the show, Nov. 3).

My Tool Store is Now Open

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The Tool Store is now open for biz with a limited selection of some of my favorite tools.  I am authorized to sell everything ImageOne Impact has on their website (I’m one of their distributors now) and also all of the GForce Wrap Tough Tools which include the RollePro, squeegee covers and a few other goodies.

Unfortunately, stocking the shelves was easier when I was sixteen. We didn’t have perl, php and javascript back then. Just open the box and set it on the shelf. Needless to say, it will be a long while before I have everything I’m going to sell on the Store pages. I will be adding more items when time allows, I’m simply out of time for this week. And next week I will be teaching a training class in Las Vegas at the #SGIAExpo. Do me a favor though, if you have a minute take a look at what I do have (and at the ImageOne Impact website as well) and if you see anything you need, just let me know. You can order the stuff in my store real easy, anything else just send me an email and I’ll get you what you need. Thank you for your friendship and your support. All purchases are appreciated.

Now selling GoJak, The Faster Caster System

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As I said in my Wrap Lift post, we used these GoJak’s in California to lift a low riding vehicle up and roll it on top of the car lift. I had seen them before, but never used them. They’re so simple it’s downright unbelievable. And yes they are pricey, especially for four of them. But if you ever need to move (and lift) a car, with 4 of these, one person can do it. Click the image above to see the entire Go-Jak gallery (a virtual how-to).

GoJak® operates on the principle of a quick action, bi-directional, double-pawl ratchet. Mechanical leverage applied to the foot pedal progressively “squeezes” the vehicle tire between the rollers until the tire lifts smoothly off the ground. The rollers touch only the tire – no contact with the vehicle’s frame or undercarriage is necessary. The low center of gravity after lifting helps make GoJak® safe and stable in use. Its purely mechanical design eliminates the need for electric power, compressed air or slow and leaky hydraulics.

Standard GoJaks® are right handed. When you insert the jack around the tire, the pedal is mounted on the left and rises to the right. Left-handed units are the opposite. This reverse position may be important when the vehicle is locked, keys are not available and the front wheels are turned to an extreme left or right position. In these circumstances, use of the foot pedal may prove more difficult.  With left and right hand GoJaks®, you can position the appropriate unit so the pedal is more accessible. For normal shop use, left hand units are not necessary.

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Now Selling the Amazing Wrap Lift, a Portable Mid-Rise Lift for Vehicles

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The Wrap Lift is a great way to increase the productivity in a car wrap shop.You can a better job all around whether it’s a printed advertising wrap or a full color change. It’s like having a service bay anywhere, indoors or out. The motor on these mid rise car lifts is conveniently mounted to a Heavy-Duty tow dolly, making it easy to move and operate on almost any solid surface. Exclusive features include a sliding/rotating arm design with rubber pads, low drive-over clearance, and a 6000 lb. capacity! Click the photo to see all of the Wrap Lift images or here for pricing.

I’ve used this lift at the training class shown in the gallery photos. It was super easy to learn to use in just a few minutes. It has a very low profile (the minimum collapsed height is just 5.5″), so for most vehicles you just drive over it, place the rubber pads in position and push a button to raise and lower. Believe it or not, the car I rented rode so low to the ground that it started to rub as I was driving it on. I was afraid since it was a rental and backed it off immediately. We used “Go-Jacks” (because we had them) to lift the car and roll it on to the lift. A friend of mine, Jim Miller, used some thick wood to make a small ramp and ledge on both sides of his. Now he can drive any vehicle over the lift, regardless of how low the car sits. Here’s a photo of his with a golf cart on the lift:

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The Graphic Installers Handbook (Cincinnati, Ohio: ST Media Group International, 2011)

Rob Ivers shares his stories, tips, tricks, and techniques on the successful art of graphic installation.

My book, The Graphic Installers Handbook is the most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to graphics installation available, a must-have for beginners and seasoned professionals alike. The illustrated handbook takes an in-depth look at every aspect of graphics installation:

  • Surface preparation
  • Placement / alignmentRob Ivers shares his stories, tips, tricks, and techniques on the successful art of graphic installation.
  • Squeegee Technique
  • Application
  • Trimming
  • Finishing

You’ll also learn about:

  • Vinyl selection
  • Design and graphic production
  • Rivets and complex shapes
  • Project specific applications
  • Roll striping, removal and more …
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