OTC® Releases New 11-Piece Trim Tool Kit for Quick and Easy Parts Removal and Repair

Owatonna, MN – October 6, 2008 – OTC, an SPX® brand, today released its new 11-Piece Trim Tool Kit (P/N 6642), an ergonomically designed specialty set that includes all of the necessary tools to remove trim strips, panels, wheels caps, bezels, liners, shrouds, fascia, and much more, in one easy-to-use kit. The OTC 6642 kit includes 11 different sizes and styles of tools that are designed to serve hundreds of applications on any vehicle make and model.


Every technician knows how fragile and delicate bezels, and trim piece removal can be especially considering the improvements in dashboard, paint and body finishes we™ve seen in vehicles on the road today, said Dirk Skogerboe, Aftermarket Product Manager, Specialty Tools. Designed to make this often-delicate task more appealing and profitable, the OTC 11-Piece Trim Tool Kit is the answer to working smarter, not harder, by allowing technicians to perform damage-free parts removal even faster while increasing capabilities and efficiencies in the shop.


A must have for all segments of the auto repair industry where effective, non-marring leverage is required, this versatile kit is safe for handling delicate plastic or composite  materials such as door trims, hood and trunk linings, dash and trim panels, scuttle clips, shrouding, wire looms, moldings and badges.


Uniquely designed to provide technicians the ultimate in finesse and control so they never have to compromise, the distinct trim tips and precision curvatures offer a multitude of features and repair technique options. The tapered tip allows entry under closely fitted parts and can reach below the deepest of dashboards, and the radius edge are ideal for removing encapsulated moldings in a variety of shapes and sizes without damage to paintwork or encapsulation.


The V groove tips and special bend assist in the removal of clips, scuttles and interior trims and fittings held by clips, avoiding damage to the vehicle components. The small V groove tip is designed to slip under the head of small clips to remove interior trim and fittings, molding, emblems, allowing the operator to pry the clip out of the hole or vehicle panel.


The tools are constructed of durable, impact-resistant nylon that will not damage non-metal interior surfaces and will not scratch vehicle paint like similar metal panel removal tools. Housed in a cloth pouch, the 6642 kit can rest flat on a dashboard or fender for easy access to tools and then folds up with tools inside for convenient storage. The kit also serves multiple applications in the aviation, marine, and other industries.


For additional information regarding the 11-Piece Trim Tool Kit, please call OTC at (800) 533-6127 or visit the web site at: www.otctools.com.


SPX Corporation and OTC

OTC, an SPX brand, is a leading manufacturer and supplier of vehicle electronic diagnostic instruments, automotive fuel system maintenance equipment, special service tools, general purpose tools, pullers, heavy duty tools, shop equipment and hydraulic components.  Visit www.otctools.com.


SPX Service Solutions, headquartered in Southfield, Michigan and with offices around the world, designs, manufactures and markets a fully integrated family of global brands providing special service tools, advanced diagnostic and shop equipment and technical information for vehicle servicing and maintenance.


SPX Corporation is a Fortune 500, global multi-industry manufacturing company.  Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, SPX employs more than 17,000 people worldwide and has operations in over 35 countries. Visit www.spx.com.

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