Kalimex’s Dee Blick highlights the need for QuikSteel in the modern independent garage.
Amongst many things, the pandemic has shown motorists that the road to keeping their riches lies in the virtues of repair. If their vehicle is roadworthy and can be repaired, it’s a whole lot better than a potentially costly part replacement.
QuikSteel is a product that deserves a place in every technician’s toolkit. It has really stood the test of time, fought off inferior copycats, and earned its stripes as a global bestseller.
How has it managed this?
Well, QuikSteel is a professional-grade industrial strength epoxy putty, one that is technically superior to any other epoxy putty on the market and is the choice of the leading UK roadside recovery organisations. Technicians can use it to get their customers back on the road quickly, with no fuss. With vehicles being kept out of garages for MOTs and servicing during the last year or so, a technician must have proven products that can be trusted to make that first-time fix.
So, how do your customers use QuikSteel?
Here are just a few examples.
Cracked Sump: A bike engine race car had damaged the sump on a kerb, resulting in a catastrophic oil loss. With no opportunities for engine replacement, the team of technicians used QuikSteel to patch the hole, and the car successfully completed the race weekend. The driver was John Mickel, Legends UK and World Champion.
Alloy Wheel Repair: Scuffed and chipped alloys are unsightly and expensive to replace. Most regular bodywork type fillers cannot withstand the heat and pressure of powder coating processes. However, Paragon Paint Finishers discovered that QuikSteel was different, finding its heat resistance incredible. The putty can withstand continuous exposure to 260°C – more than enough for the oven baking process. With a rapid cure time of just minutes, the team at Paragon completed the refurbishment work swiftly, effectively and to the highest standard.
Petrol Tank Repair: A Range Rover was targeted by thieves with their eye on the prize – stealing the fuel. With the damage caused to the tank, the owner had two choices; wait two weeks for a replacement tank, or trust their technician to make a permanent fix with QuikSteel. They were delighted with the bill for a repair instead of a replacement, and their Range Rover was back on the road in hours. No replacement tank, minimal downtime.
Holey exhaust: These do still exist, especially on older vehicles, which brings up the replace vs repair debate. If a car is just not worth spending money on for a new exhaust, or if a full replacement is not required, QuikSteel will fix the holey exhaust and silencer. In fact, it will fix any part of the exhaust after the CAT. For the hot end of the exhaust, QuikSteel Extreme ceramic paste is the best solution.
Leaking Header Tank: In this case, a damaged header tank from an older vehicle was causing the owner major problems. After removing and cleaning the tank, the damage was quickly and permanently repaired with QuikSteel.
Is it time you promoted QuikSteel?
This high-margin epoxy paste comes in a robust, handy tube. It’s well worth promoting in your next e-blast or direct mailshot, as well as for adding to the conversation when you speak with your customers about which products they’re low on. QuikSteel adds a small sum to their bill, but it makes a big difference to their repairs.