Surface preparation experts, Mirka (UK) Ltd, manufactures an extensive range of innovative abrasives and tools for the automotive market. They also offer technical support and consultancy and are helping a number of bodyshops increase productivity, reduce waste and improve profitability.
‘The right process is so important,’ said Kevin Gardiner, Regional Sales Manager, Mirka (UK) Ltd. ‘All too often we see technicians cutting corners, such as not pre-cleaning a panel to remove polish, tar etc, before sanding. This not only increases the risk of having silicone problems at the final paint stage but also reduces the performance and longevity of the abrasives. Time spent getting the job right in the beginning will pay dividends to the final finish and profitability of the repair.’
Working with individual bodyshops, Mirka’s technical support team evaluate each repair process, monitor its dry goods usage, work mix and identify any training needs. ‘We focus on the total process to help improve technical performance, increase output and achieve greater profit per job,’ said Kevin.
Renowned as a world leader in abrasive technology, Mirka has developed groundbreaking new products that deliver real benefits to customers in terms of speed, efficiency, quality and cost effectiveness. Their innovative net abrasives, Abranet and Autonet, for example, are perfect for all types of substrate, including plastic, and normally quicken process times whilst taking dust away from the work area.
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