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Take a franchise with Kerb Appeal - The leading mobile alloy wheel refurbishment specialist

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Take a franchise with Kerb Appeal - The leading mobile alloy wheel refurbishment specialist

If you have a background in the car trade and are looking for either a new challenge or to strike out on your own, then taking up a franchise with Kerb Appeal is a fantastic opportunity.

We're one of the largest mobile alloy wheel refurbishment specialists in Hertfordshire and also cover the entire south coast.

Established in 2012, Kerb Appeal has used a tried and tested business model to generate success and profitability.

Why we want to franchise

  • To expand our network coverage in the UK in the quickest and most financially-viable way

  • To capitalise on the market potential of over 28 million vehicles in the UK

  • To develop an even stronger brand awareness and a greater potential to win national contracts

  • To continue to deliver excellence to our clients through highly-motivated operators with a vested interest in the business

We operate from fully-branded vehicles containing purpose built mobile alloy wheel refurbishment systems, working on over 20,000 alloy wheels a year for commercial and private clients.Our aim is to provide clients with an experience that is convenient, flexible and professional – a service designed to ensure we are highly recommended.

Why Kerb Appeal is different

At Kerb Appeal we are driven by excellence: excellence in the way we present ourselves, the service we deliver to our clients, our approach to our operators and franchisees and our attitude to training and development.

With a Kerb Appeal franchise the “start up” package is just the beginning – training is “on the job”, one-to-one and ongoing.

Our reputation has been built on the network of skilled, motivated and professional technicians and the quality of the materials we use. Our clients know they can trust Kerb Appeal

The foundations for excellence have been laid. Now we are looking for the right people, who have a willingness to learn and develop, to help us build on those foundations to extend our UK network and grow their own successful franchises.

What do you get as a Kerb Appeal franchisee?

  • A tried and tested business model

  • A desirable and profitable service offer

  • An exclusive, realistic area allocated to you

  • Potential for growth and development of the franchise with the opportunity to expand to multiple mobile units

  • 10% fee based on sales turnover; we only generate revenue from your success

  • Competitively priced materials supplied by Kerb Appeal

  • Proactive structured approach to marketing by Kerb Appeal management team

  • Strong national brand

  • Access to all market sectors – trade/retail/fleet

  • Number 1 position on Google for “mobile wheel refinishing” search

  • National advertising campaign on Yell.com

  • Solid support in all areas from the Kerb Appeal management team

  • Comprehensive Operations manual – in line with ISO9001

  • Continuous training – on the job, one-to-one training

  • Sales from Day One

  • Marketing Launch

  • Assistance with financing

  • Credit control/bad debt collection

Is Kerb Appeal For You?

Are you looking for a franchise opportunity with a company that is:

  • Known and respected in its market

  • Able to demonstrate a proven formula for the creation of a successful, profitable business

  • Open and honest – no false promises from Kerb Appeal

  • Offering a genuine franchise opportunity for people with realistic expectations

  • Committed to a programme of continuous investment in marketing and promotion

  • Capable of providing a strong sales focus with a team of telesales staff

  • Aware of the difference a structured training and development programme makes to service delivery

  • Prepared to help the right people take advantage of a low cost start up business opportunity guaranteed to make self employment worthwhile. Liquid funds of £5,000 working capital is all that is required to get started

  • Eager to see you succeed, employing Business Support Managers, Management Accountants and a Training Manager to facilitate this success

If this is the type of opportunity is appealing to you, or if you are interested in looking into this more please call Simon on 07956 530 949 or email kerbappeal@live.co.uk.

Hope to hear from you soon,

Simon Trayler,
Master Technician

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Everything you need to know about acid stripping and powder coating damaged alloy wheels

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Everything you need to know about acid stripping and powder coating damaged alloy wheels

Last week I wrote about our approach to basic mobile alloy wheel refurbishment, some of the techniques and products used, and the time it takes to complete the average wheel.

There are some instances, however, when repairs need to take place at our depot rather than your home.

That’s because in extreme cases, wheels that are prone to rotting and corrosion need to undergo special a treatment.

In such cases some companies out there will ‘shot blast’ or ‘sand blast’ badly rotting or corroded wheels to remove all the paint and blemishes.

At Kerb Appeal we find this to be a harsh process that can leave pitting and other imperfections in the repaired wheel.

So instead we use the latest techniques, which involve us removing all the paint and corrosion in an acid bath and then powder coating the wheel to achieve a more satisfactory repair.

We call this process, unsurprising, 'alloy wheel acid stripping and powder coating'.

Due to the strength of the acid used we cannot undertake it from one of our mobile units, so the work is carried out at our depot instead.

But don’t worry - we’ll still come to your location to pick up the damaged wheels (and even keep you mobile with a spare while the work is being carried out!)

In actual fact, there are also some upsides to having wheels in such bad condition that they require acid stripping and powder coating - you can have them re-painted to the original colour or, if you fancy a change, we can mix up any colour you like. 

Or, if you have a specific colour you would like you can supply us with a paint code and we will match it.

But whether you opt for the original finish or something a little different, the basic acid stripping and powder coating process remains the same - here’s a step by step guide to the work we would perform:

  • We come to your chosen destination and remove the wheels from your vehicle.
  • The vehicle is then placed on axle stands for the duration that we have your wheels. If you are having just the one wheel done, we will fit the spare for you if you have one. If you do not have space to leave your vehicle on axle stands we will bring your car to our depot and store it in our secure compound. We also have trade plates in order to transport untaxed vehicles from dealerships, etc.
  • Once the wheels arrive back at our depot the tyres are removed.
  • The wheels are placed in the acid bath until all the paint is removed.
  • We then jet wash the wheels to remove all the acid and loose paint.
  • Any damage is then repaired using a number of techniques.
  • The wheels are then placed in our oven and heated up.
  • We then prime the wheels and bake them again.
  • The primer is then ‘flatted off’ to ensure a smooth paint finish.
  • The wheels are then heated up again and painted in the colour of your choice and baked off again.
  • We then lacquer the wheels to ensure a hard finish and bake them one final time.
  • The wheels are left to cool before they have the tyres refitted.
  • We balance the wheels before returning them to you and fitting them back to your vehicle.

At this point it’s worth bearing in mind that once the acid stripping and powder coating process is complete, your alloy wheels will look like they’ve just rolled out of the factory they were made in - you might want to make sure you wash the rest of your car so it doesn’t look out of place!

If you’d like to find out more about our alloy wheel acid stripping and powder coating service and the other services that we offer, simply browse around our website, or contact myself, Simon Trayler, on 07956 530 949 / kerbappeal@live.co.uk.

Hope to hear from you soon,

Simon Trayler,
Master Technician

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