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Trusted Saskatoon Collision Repair Pros at Superior Auto Body share information about Polymer Degradation Issues

Superior Auto Body has been in business since 1961, and SGI accredited since 1982... There are many reasons they have so many loyal longstanding clients from all over the city, but mostly it is the small, personal touches that they offer to people who have been unfortunate enough to require their services. They offer newer model courtesy cars and vans for their clients.. and to help out they will actually pick up your vehicle and take it to your SGI appointment for you and deliver the courtesy car to you at home. 

Superior Auto Body is a TRUSTED SASKATOON AUTO BODY shop…you will not regret choosing them! In this latest tip they talk about polymer degradation.  

WHAT ARE POLYMER PARTS?

Polymer Degradation Issues on wing mirror

A polymer is basically a part that is made up of a string of molecular components that are similar; in other words, plastic, rubber, vinyl, and the like.  When we talk about a vehicle, polymer parts are just about anything that isn’t made out of metal. If you take a look at your vehicle, you probably see polymer parts immediately.  Many polymer parts aren’t painted, they’re made out of polymer plastic designed to be that particular colour.  The trim around the doors is often a polymer.  There’s likely polymer in the grill, around the windows, and often much of the trim all the way around the vehicle.

In essence, a large part of your vehicle is made of polymers, and those polymers are subject to degradation over time. Unfortunately, Saskatchewan weather can speed that process up!

WHAT IS POLYMER DEGRADATION?


There are two basic ways that items break down.  Most of us are familiar with biodegrading material.  That is how organic matter decomposes.  Anything from paper to food scraps, to wood that isn’t maintained will biodegrade.  But man-made items like plastic and Styrofoam break down through a process called photodegrading.  That is, when they’re exposed to light, the components start to break apart and deteriorate. Polymers used on vehicles can degrade in a few other ways as well.  Exposure to air pollution, such as car exhaust, can cause them to degrade faster.  The same goes with dirt, road grime, and other pollutants that can get onto the polymers. When they degrade, they don’t rot in the sense that we think about food and other organic matter rotting.  Instead, they become brittle.  They may crack, fade, or chip.  They’re not as flexible as they once were, and they certainly aren’t as strong as before.

That fading is especially seen in black polymers.  They turn grey and often people mistake their degradation for having leftover wax that wasn’t buffed out.  That can be the case, but most often, it’s not wax.

cleaning your car prevents polymer degradationHOW CAN YOU PREVENT POLYMER DEGRADATION?

Here is the good news! If you take care of your vehicle, you can slow the polymer degradation as it comes along.  It’s all about taking great care of your vehicle.

  • Keeping your vehicle clean of dust, dirt, tar, and grime is the first step to making sure the polymer parts don’t fall apart faster than you hope.  We recommend regular washes, and make sure you have your vehicle detailed twice every year (at very least once per year!).
  • In addition to the detailing, you will want to use a product designed to protect polymers.  Don’t grab the cheapest cleaner you can find, those will often speed up the degradation rather than prevent it.

Superior Auto Body are Trusted Saskatoon Auto Body experts!


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Lia Reese Announced As Official Beauty Partner Of 2020 JUNO Awards Is Made In Canada

Lia Reese Canada offers a full range of skin care products for multiple skin types & conditions! 

Lia Reese Botanicals and Asher Ty For Men products are fragrance-free, paraben free, use natural botanicals and 100% pure essential oils. Our traditional formulas feature result-focused ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid (plant derived), Retinol, Alpha & Beta Hydroxy Acids, and Vitamins & Botanical Extracts! Lia Reese Cosmetics are paraben free, allergy tested, hypoallergenic and fragrance-free. Most importantly all products are also sensitivity tested, non-comedogenic (pore-clogging) and NOT tested on animals and Lia Reese is Canada Made, Saskatchewan Inspired!

Lia Reese is a Trusted Saskatoon Skin Care and Cosmetics Store!

Lia Reese is Made In Canada & Currently Not Sold In China - What that Means To The Canadian Consumer

Did you know that currently, the Chinese government requires tests on animals for all imported cosmetics and any special use cosmetics, regardless of where they were manufactured.

Why does that matter to Canadian consumers? 


In 2012, PETA exposed the fact that some formerly cruelty-free companies ( Brands such as L’Oreal, MAC and Nars, to name a few exampleshad quietly started paying the Chinese government to test their products on animals in order to sell them in that country. Thankfully, the Chinese government has recently announced that, by 2020, these long-contested laws that made animal testing compulsory will finally be lifted. The Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS) has announced that the Chinese government has approved nine non-animal based methods, with the new legislation coming into play in 2020.


Lia Reese Canada Announced as the Official Beauty Partner of the 2020 JUNO Awards!


Lia Reese can be purchased online, or in-store through Just For You Day Spa and Gift Studio. Lia Reese Products include: 

Jotul Stoves at Wheatland Fireplace, Kitchen & Bath a Trusted Saskatoon Fireplace Store

Your first step into the beautiful Wheatland Fireplace Kitchen & Bath Saskatoon showroom will help you understand why Wheatland Fireplace has been given the Thumbs up by Trusted Saskatoon. Wheatland loves their customers and as a result, their customers love and TRUST them. Have you considered a wood-burning stove?  Wheatland Fireplace Kitchen and Bath has many options to warm you on those chilly evenings and cool rainy days and one of them is Jotul Stoves.  


Jotul Stoves.



A wood stove has been the traditional way to heat a home over the years and it often is the centrepiece of turning a house into a home. Even though we’re nestled deeply into the 21st century, this type of home heating still makes a lot of sense. Using wood to heat a home has many benefits, from an added beauty and ambiance in the home to independence from fluctuating utility bills.

 

Wheatland Fireplace, Kitchen, & Bath is proud to carry Jotul products. Jotul is one of the world’s oldest producers of stoves, inserts, and fireplaces. Building on a proud Norwegian heritage, they have combined fine craftsmanship with the art of coping with the cold for 160 years.

As a Jotul dealer, they carry the following products:

 

Jotul GF 305 & 
Jotul GF 160     


Jotul GF 500 DV IPI Portland      
Jotul F 602    


Jotul F 50 TL Rangeley  

Worldwide, the Jotul Group has earned a reputation for designing and producing award-winning, fine quality, cast iron stoves.

 

Based on the award-winning Jotul F 305 woodstove, the Jotul GF 305 DV IPI offers the same modern, cast iron styling in a freestanding direct vent gas stove. Smooth cast iron lines and sleek curves frame an extra-large fire view that only Jotul can produce.  Fueled by the new ceramic JotulBurner III, the Jotul GF 305 presents the perfect union of high efficiency and modern cast iron design.

 

 

Inspired by the immensely popular Jotul GF 370, the compact Jotul GF 160 DV IPI offers the same spectacular three-sided fire view, but with a truly unique tripod base. A modern design marvel, the Jotul GF 160 DV IPI strikes the perfect balance between form and functionality.

 

A descendant of our signature best-selling Jotul F 500 Oslo wood stove, the Jotul GF 500 DV IPI Portland offers the same whole house heating capabilities at the push of a button.  Fueled by the new ceramic JotulBurner™ III  the Jotul GF 500 presents the perfect union of high efficiency and timeless cast iron design.

 

 

 

Over 1,000,000 of these fine stoves have been produced and sold throughout the world – making the Jotul F 602 CB the best-selling woodstove ever produced. From the beautiful glass door to the sculpted charging lion on the side plates, this stove is truly a timeless work of art. In fact, you can own the best for the lowest price of any EPA approved cast iron woodstove!

 

Leading the way in clean combustion technology, Jotul now offers the convenience of top-loading in a non-catalytic wood stove.  Utilizing Jotul’s patent-pending rotating baffle, the Jotul F 50 TL Rangeley, can be easily loaded from the top with the turn of a handle.  For those looking for long overnight burn times, the Jotul F 50 TL Rangeley also has a convenient front-load option that allows for our legendary front-to-back “cigar burn”.

 

 

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Wheatland Fireplace Kitchen and Bath have much to offer:


Check out their listing hereWheatland Fireplace is your Trusted Saskatoon Fireplace store and much much more!



Trusted Saskatoon Realtor Clark Dziadyk Shares Why Fall May Be The Best Time To List Your Home

Whether you’re buying a house for the first time, the second or the seventh time, it’s still one of the biggest decisions you ever have to make. In order to ensure sheer success, you need Trusted Saskatoon Realtor Clark Dziadyk! Clark will ease your mind by taking the pressure off of you to find your dream home! Be assured Saskatoon Real Estate Agent Clark Dziadyk Clark puts 100% effort into everything he does. Don’t you hate it when the grass is greener at your next-door neighbour’s place? This summer you could have the lawn that turns everyone’s eyes green with envy and admiration, but you’ve got to get on it right now! Follow these tips to grow the best lawn. 

Why Fall is the Ideal Season to Sell Your Home 


Clark's Top Tips for Selling in the Fall Saskatoon Real Estate Market

Fall is an ideal time to sell your home, complete with its own set of specific advantages. Read on to learn how you can maximize your real-estate game this autumn.

More Time for Curb Appeal

If your house needs exterior work, fall is the ideal season to sell your home in Saskatoon. Don’t put your house on the market in the spring with these reno projects incomplete. Give yourself the warm weather

months to paint the exterior, ­x the deck or install a new fence, and don’t try to rush these projects so you can list in the spring. Waiting it out until fall, and having the right curb appeal, might just get you a higher selling price.


Less Competition

 

Most people list their homes come spring, and that’s a given. By the time autumn rolls around,

most sellers have either sold their place or taken it to other markets. This means less competition in the real estate market. The reduced inventory also means fewer options for buyers, and that can potentially lead to a more competitive price for your home.


Corporate Moves

 

Employers who need to relocate their workers often wait for the fall, when the market tends to cool down. These out-of-towners will probably need to get through the process quickly, which could mean a relatively speedy closing on your sale.


More Serious Buyer Pool

 

The best thing about selling your house in the fall is that you’re dealing with a more serious pool of buyers. By the time September or October rolls around, these buyers are

itching to get their move settled. Nobody wants to move in the snow or during the busy holiday season, so potential buyers usually, want to get things signed and sealed as quickly as possible.



Different Demographics

 

Autumn is when both empty-nesters and millennials begin looking for new properties. Stage your house to appeal to these buyers. Empty-nesters are often looking to downsize, so it’s a good time to sell a condo or a small house. If you have a large three or four-bedroom house, consider staging one of the bedrooms as a home office or TV room to help them visualize how they can use the space. When marketing to millennials, it also helps them see the potential of the space. For instance, with a two or three-bedroom house, consider staging one room as a nursery.




Flexible Market

 

As you enter the market in fall, chances are good that those still left on the market from spring and summer will be pushing for a sale. If you’re selling in the fall, it likely means you’re also buying something new, and you’ll likely ­and that those sellers are more willing to negotiate. If you can snag a deal on your new home, you’ll be able to make more strategic decisions in the selling of your old home.


Read what clients have to say about Clark Dziadyk on his Saskatoon real estate listing here! 
Clark Dziadyk is a Trusted Saskatoon Realtor contact him today for all your Saskatoon Real Estate needs.


The Trusted Saskatoon Explains Cold Laser Treatment!


How Does Cold Laser Treatment Change Your Healing Process and Promote Recovery??

When you initially have an injury, there is an inflammatory process that the body takes time to deal with – this is the red, hot, swollen time. You can’t start to exercise, stretch or even use the body when it is reacting to injury like this.  Hard for you to know where to start, right?

So here is what we do!  Start a series Laser treatment early on in the injury!  The Laser uses natural wavelengths of light to supercharge the cells (the actual injured ones!) with light energy that is easily absorbed and heals at triple the normal rate, resulting in weeks less of the overall recovery.


This treatment creates an optimal environment to begin to load the injury to restore strength, endurance and heal the area completely following the injury.  Less time inflamed means a quicker response to exercise and overall quicker recovery.


Exercise is our medicine, and our physiotherapists are masters at properly and progressively re-loading the injured area with creative, area-specific exercise to regain your previous form.  We set goals that are YOUR GOALS, and get you there again safely and strongly.


The right things at the right time – that is the key, get the cold laser treatment that can quickly guide you back to optimal health and peak performance!

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