SUNSHINE COAST: Australia is set to further its reputation as an innovation hub, thanks to a ‘world first’ range of surface repair products released globally this week by Sunshine Coast manufacturer, MagicEzy.
According to MagicEzy CEO, Warwick David Lindsay, boat owners worldwide find that performing DIY fibreglass repairs is time consuming, difficult, messy and potentially hazardous to their health.
Even trained boat repair professionals find that fixing fibreglass 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 colour various types of damage in one application in seconds.
“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 due to their revolutionary nanotechnology, it can also be used on wood, ceramics, plastic, metal, glass and masonry. MagicEzy products are available in a pocket-sized 12.9ml / 0.45 floz tube with a patented, inbuilt levelling device to help achieve pinpoint accuracy and smooth, level finish.
The brainwave for these product stemmed from Mr 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 fibreglass boats following requests from boatie friends who saw his car products and wanted an easier way to perform fibreglass repairs.
Warwick found that repairing fibreglass 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-coloured proprietary fillers featuring structural grade adhesion to fibreglass and industry-leading fill rates.
MagicEzy was then born to offer these proprietary products through retailers worldwide. According to Mr Lindsay, following a display at the recent Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show the company has received enthusiastic interest from distributors in the UK, EU, USA and South America. There is currently ongoing negotiations to distribute and release the product from their Sunshine Coast factory.
MagicEzy’s global distribution plans are set to bring exciting new employment opportunities to the Sunshine Coast.