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Rescue Tape - a multi-function tool

Rescue Tape

Rescue Tape is the multifunction tool for many types of emergency repairs and many other uses.  The self-fusing silicone Rescue Tape is versatile and easy-to-use and provides a flexible water-tight seal that is resistant to fuels, acids, solvents, and water while retaining high voltage insulation properties.  When stretched around the repair area, the silicone based tape will fuse to itself and provide a tight seal.  Removal is easy.  Use a knife to cut the tape and it comes off without leaving a sticky residue. Unlike electrical or duct tape, Rescue Tape is heat resistant; is not sticky; and is easy to remove.Made in the USA to military specifications, Rescue Tape has many uses and is a great addition to any 4x4 tool box.  Rescue Tape is available in a variety of colors and found in many hardware and auto parts stores.  Or, order on-line from Rescue Tape.

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Take That MIG Welder To Go With Hobart's Portable CO2 Cylinder Kit

Compatible with many popular MIG welders, Hobart's Portable CO2 Cylinder Kit is sold separately, MSRP $119, or comes bundled with Hobart's Handler 140 MSRP $599.

Hobart Welding Products redefines MIG welding mobility with the introduction of a Portable CO2 Cylinder Kit. An affordable alternative to heavy gas cylinders, the kit enhances welder portability and convenience. Compatible with many popular MIG welders, the kit is sold separately, (MSRP $119) or bundled with Hobart's Handler 140, (MSRP $599).

Appleton, WI (PRWEB, April 2, 2009 -- Until now, not many small MIG welders could be picked up and easily moved when attached to a heavy, bulky gas cylinder. Hobart Welding Products introduces their solution: a Portable CO2 Cylinder Kit that is compatible with many popular MIG welders and now comes bundled with Hobart's Handler 140. The kit's 20-oz. paintball cylinder improves the portability of small MIG welders by taking the place of a traditional 15-lbs., 20-cu. ft. gas cylinder, and is ideal for farmers, maintenance and repair professionals, home hobbyists and anyone who needs the extra mobility.

Compatible with many popular MIG welders, Hobart's Portable CO2 Cylinder Kit is sold separately, MSRP $119, or comes bundled with Hobart's Handler 140 MSRP $599.

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Portable CO2 Cylinder Kit makes small MIG welders even more mobile.A simple 20-oz. paintball cylinder design is an affordable and convenient alternative to bulky gas cylinders and can be refilled at most sporting goods stores for around $3.Kit mounts to Handler 140, 187, and 210 models and many other popular MIG welders.Kit sold separately, MSRP $119, or bundled with Hobart's Handler 140, MSRP $599.

Affordable and Convenient The simple paintball cylinder design is an affordable and convenient alternative to bulky gas cylinders and can be refilled at most sporting goods stores for about $3. The kit can be mounted on Hobart's Handler 140, 187 and 210 models and can be adapted to fit many other popular MIG welders, connecting with the supplied hose and patented fixed-flow regulator--no adjustments needed.

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Car Touch-Ups Easy in Tough Economic Times

Web Store's 100,000 Colors Make Car Touch-Ups Easy in Tough Economic Times - Online touch up paint company sells custom mixed touch up paint for do it yourself repairs for any original car color.

New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) March 26, 2009 -- Got nicks, chips, scratches, scrapes? Sure, every car gets them. And they're unsightly. But maybe the middle of a recession isn't the best time to be spending money on expensive body shop fixes--or even a new car.

Automotive Touch-Up, an online vendor that custom-mixes original factory colors dating back to 1935 (yes, 1935!) believes you shouldn't have to endure the occasional ding and the aggravation that goes with it. "Just do it yourself," says store director Jeremy Thurnau. "We make it easy and economical."

What he means is, Automotive Touch-Up can perfectly match more than 100,000 OEM vehicle colors using a precise computer blending system. You can order these spot-on paints in easy-to-apply pens, aerosol sprays, brush-in-cap bottles, and for larger jobs, pint and quart cans. By following simple directions, car owners can repair scratches, nicks and blemishes in a matter of minutes. Having the exact color is key maintains Thurnau, as it can make those irksome imperfections virtually disappear, leaving your car's finish looking like new. Primers, clear coats and body repair products are also available on the website at AutomotiveTouchUp.com

To find their car's paint color, visitors can search the site's extensive color database by year, make and model. There's also a section that shows you where to locate the paint code on the car itself so you can verify that the color you order is the correct one.

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Cheap Trick: Improved stopping power

My desire has been to retain my jeep as close as possible to stock to ensure that I can always find the necessary repair parts without excessive time delays.  My jeep in many respects is far from stock as it does sit on 35-inch tires.  With the shift to bigger tires, stopping ability was a noted downside.Not ready for the expense of a Vanco brake up-grade, I opted to start with new brake pads by installing the ones used by racers: EBC Brakes.The EBC brake pads are ceramic/kevlar fiber material and a direct replacement for the stock brake pads.  EBC provides brake pads that will fit a wide range of applications.  For my Wrangler, I opted for the Series 4000 (Yellow Stuff) pads as they are advertised as being the “...most grippy pad formulation”.  While designed for closed circuit racing, the pads can be used on highway.After about 500 miles of use, I can say that stopping ability has been improved and the cost was reasonable.
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Over 30 Body Kit Manufacturers All Under One Site

BodyKits.Net now has the widest selection of body kits, ground effects and auto aerodynamics for all cars, trucks and suvs. The site distributes over 30 brands allowing consumers to choose from the different styles and materials.

Costa Mesa, CA. (PRWEB) January 22, 2009 -- BodyKits.Net is now proud to carry the largest selection of body kits and ground effects for all cars, trucks and SUV's including imports, domestics, euros & exotics. The purpose of a body kit is to enhance the overall look of your vehicle. These automotive aerodynamics allow you to make your vehicle unique and create the illusion of making your car to appear lowered.

A bodykit can also be known as a ground effects. Body Kits Ground effects are parts of an automobile's lower body designed to enclose the gap between the bottom of the fuselage and the ground. The purpose of ground effects are to deflect air around the car rather than under it, reducing the lifting effect of air passing under the car at high speed. Lift reduces the tires' contact with the road, resulting in reduced control. This effect differs from genuine Ground effect, in which airflow is manipulated in such a way as to create downforce on the car, pressing the tires harder onto the road. Ground effects can be part of the vehicle's original design, or aftermarket parts added later. It should be noted that aftermarket body parts generally simulate the appearance of a vehicle in ground effect and usually do not provide significant aerodynamic benefit. Some ground effects are aerodynamically functional. The most popular aerodynamic kits we carry are for: a Ford Mustang, BMW, and Nissan body kits just to mention a few.

BodyKits.Net carries body kits and ground effects in the following materials: fiberglass, duraflex, poly-urethane, carbon fiber and abs plastic. Fiberglass kits that are made in this material can either be hand-laid or sprayed with a machine. All the fiberglass part we sell on this site are hand-laid. Fiberglass car parts are very easy to paint as the material absorbs the paint easily. Some people don't like fiberglass parts because they require a lot of work. Here is the bottom line: 80% of the fiberglass parts we sell have no fitment issues. 15% require minor modifications and only 5% of the parts will require major modifications. Duraflex is an upgraded fiberglass that is mixed with a urethane resin that creates a part that is a little more durable and a little more flexible than a regular fiberglass part. It can be worked on and painted like a regular fiberglass part. It costs a little more but it's totally worth it. We would recommend Duraflex over a regular fiberglass part. Poly-Urethane body kits are great fitting parts. We would recommend these parts if you are looking for parts that do not require any modifications. Although there are no guarantees on the fitment we never have complaints on fitment issues for these parts. The drawback for these parts is that they are more expensive compared to fiberglass and Duraflex parts. Carbon Fiber kits are very light in weight and are usually not painted. Like urethane body kits these parts have great fitment since it is very difficult to modify them. These are the most expensive parts but for a good reason. Most people purchase these parts for functionality since they decrease the overall weight of your car. They are usually not painted for that same reason and they look very stylish without any paint. Abs Plastic ground effects are a combination of all 4 material mentioned above. The main problem is that there is not a huge selection to choose from. They have great fitment, they are easily paint-able and they have excellent fitment.

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