It deals with external damage, normally no larger than the size of a credit card, that does not require replacement panels or excessive straightening or work.
The company hopes the new system will help bodyshops to increase their profitability and also eliminate the need to supply courtesy cars.
“We introduced the Rapid Repair concept to provide bodyshops with a new source of revenue,” says Ed Hillborne, Sikkens product manager.
Hillborne believes that using Rapid Repair on small scratches, scuffs or dents means consumers will not only benefit from fixed prices for repairs and a fast turn around time, but also higher resale values and a reduced risk of rust spreading.
“This initiative is another example of how Akzo Nobel is producing solutions which impact positively on bodyshop profitability,” he adds.
Meanwhile, Sikkens, in partnership with Ayce Systems, has launched the first waterborne paint system for smart repairs in the UK. Using the Autowave Basecoat combined with the Ayce smart repair technology, the system is designed to deliver a speedy, efficient solution for minor repairs.
The waterborne binder technology means that Autowave is fast to apply, fast to dry and needs fewer coats than traditional methods.