A Quik Fix With Quiksteel

QuikSteel’s steel epoxy putty can be used for quick and simple repair jobs in under 60 minutes.

QuikSteel steel epoxy putty is trusted by thousands of motor mechanics to make emergency and permanent repairs in many challenging situations. From cracked radiators to leaking fuel tanks, this putty solves problems quickly, reliably and effectively. For the last 15 years, QuikSteel’s steel epoxy putty has been used by the UK’s leading motor recovery organisations, helping to get their members’ vehicles back on the road.

WHAT IS STEEL EPOXY PUTTY?

There are a variety of putties on the market but it is always advised to select putty appropriate to the material being repaired. Bond strength significantly increases when using specially-formulated epoxy putties for metalwork rather than generic putties. After mixing, steel epoxy putty creates an industrial-strength polymer compound and its steel reinforced formula enhances strength whilst providing a better, more professional finish.

The versatile nature of the putty, combined with its high-technical specification, means it can tackle hotspots around a vehicle where normal DIY-type epoxy products tend to fail. Steel epoxy putty can withstand temperatures ranging from -32 ºC up to 260ºC, so it can be used under the bonnet close to the heat of the engine, or even to repair the exhaust system. As the putty is non-rusting and resistant to fuel, oil and even battery acid, it can also be used to repair fuel tanks, fuel lines and other components that handle corrosive fluids.

The putty sets steel hard in 15 minutes (even when immersed in fluids) and is completely cured to a dark grey colour within an hour. It can be used on a wide variety of different materials including brass, copper, steel, PVC, fibreglass, glass, ceramics and wood, but is designed specifically for use with steel. Once in place and fully set, it can be sawn, drilled, filled and sanded, creating professional-looking repairs quickly and easily.

HOW THE PUTTY WORKS

Steel epoxy putty comes as a two component epoxy resin in one single stick, with the outer layer being the epoxy and the core being the activator. The cylinder-within-cylinder design keeps the parts from reacting with one another until they are kneaded together and protects the inside core from drying out from air exposure. The design also allows the user to simply cut off as much putty as is required and perfectly measures out the ratio of hardener and epoxy to mix together. The putty cures by chemical reaction initiated by kneading until the epoxy and the activator are thoroughly mixed together to a consistent colour.

CLEAN, CUT, KNEAD

No special tools or training is required, just cut, knead and apply.

1 Clean all surfaces, ensuring they are free of contamination and debris.

2 Cut the required amount of steel epoxy putty from the stick.

3 Knead until it’s an even, streak-free colour and then apply firmly.

TIPS AND TRICKS

  • Moisten fingers just before applying the putty to ensure it sticks to the object and not fingers. This also prevents waste.
  • To prevent the putty from sticking where it is not required, treat surfaces with a silicone gel or release oil.
  • Keep what’s left over wrapped up and it will remain usable for 3 years.

THE QUIKSTEEL RANGE

QuikSteel putty is available in a variety of packaging and display options. Other products within the range are Aluminium Epoxy Putty, Plastic Epoxy Putty, Xtreme Thermosteel, Steel Epoxy Paste and Plastic Epoxy Paste which are all available to order via the F:Drive.

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INFORMATION

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