Automotive Refinish

Posted on March 31, 2020

Choosing Between a CTOF Booth and a Paint Booth

For collision repair centers in need of new equipment, the choice between a Closed-Top Open-Front (CTOF) Booth and a standard paint booth is largely predicated by a shop’s budget and the type of repair work they plan on performing in the booth.


Posted on March 18, 2020

Paint Booth Lighting Requirements for OEM Certification

If your automotive body shop is attempting to obtain OEM certification, there is likely a long list of requirements. One item on the list that is often overlooked is the importance of high-quality lighting, as better visibility in your shop will help you produce a better finish and avoid costly rework, as well as give a better impression and assurance to customers.


Posted on February 26, 2020

“What we are saving in energy has more than paid for the doors themselves.”

Upgrading his existing GFS equipment, General Manager, Dennis Auld, decided to enclose his Closed-Top Open-Front (CTOF) Booth to increase finish quality and decrease energy costs.


Abra Brainerd Dondelinger Chevrolet dealership body shop
Posted on February 12, 2020

Problem Solved — Dealership Body Shop Relocates & Expands with GFS Booths & REVO Systems

The Abra Brainerd body shop layout is the quintessential shop floor layout for dealerships looking to maximize efficiency. Their body shop features a GFS Side-Load Finishing System, complete with an Ultra XD Paint Booth, dual-bay Ultra XD CTOF Booth and a REVO Speed unit that can be easily positioned and moved between bays. 


Mander Collision
Posted on January 16, 2020

“GFS will be our official equipment partner as we continue to grow.”

As one of the founders of ABRA Auto Body & Glass, Randy McPherson went off on his own to create a family-owned and operated collision repair center near Milwaukee. With four generations of McPhersons involved in the business, Mander Collision was named after Randy’s father, Mander McPherson.


Olson Body Shop
Posted on January 07, 2020

Problem Solved – Tire & Auto Service Expands With New Body Shop

For their new body shop, Olson Tire & Auto Service added a custom Side-Load Finishing System from Global Finishing Solutions (GFS), complete with an Ultra XD Paint Booth, dual-bay Ultra XD CTOF, Aluminum Repair Station and Ultra XD Paint Mix Room. GFS and Chassis Liner Supply collaborated to provide a product with the performance that the customer expected.


Posted on December 17, 2019

Problem Solved — Additional Ultra® Paint Booth Relieves Bottleneck for Collision Center’s New Location

It has been 15 years since husband and wife team, Robert and Jane Dehnel, bought Taylor Body Shop in Merrill, Wisconsin. Since then, the family-owned and operated auto body shop has rebranded as One Way Collision Center, relocated to a brand new building nearly twice the size of their original facility and expanded their line of finishing equipment.


Posted on November 26, 2019

Greg’s Speed Shop Changes the Restoration Industry One Memory at a Time

When Greg Stelse visited the Henry Ford Museum in Michigan with his wife and business partner, Leah, he left knowing what he wanted to do with the rest of his life. An experienced truck driver and successful business owner, he had to break the news to Leah that he wanted to sell their multi-million dollar company and open up shop to focus on the “average guy.”


Posted on October 10, 2019

5 Things to Know About Adding Aluminum Repair to Your Body Shop Process

Compared to repairs on conventional steel-bodied vehicles, aluminum repair work requires specialized equipment and additional training for technicians. This presents the possibility of new challenges for the collision repair industry, with more aluminum-bodied vehicles expected to enter the market as automakers try to meet the government’s fuel economy targets.


Posted on September 24, 2019

GFS at SEMA 2019: Supporting Your Shop From Start to Refinish

GFS is eager to welcome Mike and Jim Ring of the Ringbrothers to Booth No. 11119 at this year’s SEMA Show, from Nov. 5-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Part of an action-packed, educational event, GFS is dedicated to providing solutions and insights to support your shop from start to refinish.


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