NEPTUNE, N.J. (Feb. 3, 2015) — The Alliance of Automotive Service Providers/New Jersey (AASP/NJ) is bringing back custom airbrush painter extraordinaire Javier Soto for his second appearance at the trade group's annual Northeast 2015 Automotive Services Show.
AASP/NJ show to feature custom painter
The association said it also plans to debut a show-length demonstration of custom vehicle wrapping by Wrapmasters East during the show, which will be held March 20-22 at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, N.J.
“We're always on the lookout for things to interest longtime attendees, as well as first timers,” said AASP/NJ President Jeff McDowell. “Last year, Javier was such a hit, our post-show feedback demanded we bring him back.”
Mr. Soto has been custom painting for more than 20 years and has taught alongside airbrush greats like Terry Hill, Craig Fraser and Steve Driscoll, according to the AASP/NJ. A former head custom painter at Black Label Choppers a custom motorcycle shop in Dover, N.J., he has written many how-to articles, created three instructional DVD titles to date and has instructed for the Airbrush Action Getaways. His work has been featured in many publications and TV shows from Minitruckin' Magazine to America's Next Top Model.
The association said Wrapmasters East will spend the weekend demonstrating one of the industry's hottest repair techniques, custom vehicle wrapping. “Vehicle wrapping is something that is rapidly becoming very popular as an add-on feature at many shops,” Mr. McDowell said.
“Several of our members have mentioned this as something they would like to see up close, and what better place to show them then at Northeast?”
The group's upcoming show, its 38th annual event, also will feature special guest Ryan Freidlinghaus of West Coast Customs, courtesy of Platinum Show Sponsor BASF.
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