Great news for boat owners and marine professionals who are frustrated with the time, complexity and mess involved with fixing damaged fiberglass and then color-matching it.
Surface repair technology pioneers MagicEzy have released a revolutionary product that offers a simple way to perform professional standard fiberglass repairs fast, often in a matter of seconds.
According to MagicEzy CEO, Warwick David Lindsay, boat owners worldwide find that performing DIY fiberglass repairs is time consuming, involves extensive sanding and is potentially hazardous to their health.
Even trained boat repair professionals find that fixing fiberglass is difficult, with some repairs taking many days.
To solve these problems MagicEzy has developed a range of patent-pending, all-in-one industrial strength repair solutions that fix, bond and color various types of damage in one application without the need to undertake any pre-repair sanding.
"Professional looking repairs to chips, gouges, scratches, cracks and even hairline cracks can now be performed fast, even by a complete novice," said Warwick David Lindsay.
"In many cases, repairs can be done in under 10 seconds compared with days using traditional methods."
MagicEzy products include 9 Second Chip Fix and Hairline Fix which come in 11 of the most popular boat colors and thanks to their revolutionary nano-technology, it can also be used on wood, ceramics, plastic, metal, glass and masonry. MagicEzy products are available in a pocket-sized 12.9 ml/0.45 fl. oz. tube with a patented, inbuilt levelling device to help achieve pinpoint accuracy and a smooth, level finish.
The brainwave for these products stemmed from Lindsay's 30 years in the auto paint touch-up industry where he built a previous company to 400 technicians around Australia. He found that car paint was unsuitable for doing touch-ups because it was too thin, so he experimented with nano-technology to develop a patented touch-up paint with a higher fill rate so the repairs stayed in place and looked great. These car products have been used for years to repair prestige cars on many of the leading Australian car dealerships.
Warwick's interest then turned to fiberglass boats following requests from boating friends who saw his car products and wanted an easier way to perform fiberglass repairs.
Warwick found that repairing fiberglass is very different to cars and caused major changes to the technologies used. So in 2008 he sold his previous car repair company and enlisted the expertise of one of the world's leading chemists in the coatings industry to refine the nano-technology-based high-tech formulas to produce a range of pre-colored proprietary fillers featuring structural grade adhesion to fiberglass and industry-leading fill rates.
MagicEzy was then established so these proprietary products could be sold through retailers worldwide. According to Lindsay, following a display at the recent Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the company has received enthusiastic interest from distributors in the U.K., EU, USA and South America.