KECO GPR

Sept. 18, 2023
Improves repairs alongside industry innovation
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In a time of rapid automotive innovation, the collision repair industry finds itself at the crossroads of evolving technologies and materials. With vehicle manufacturers adopting lighter and thinner metals while ushering in the electric vehicle (EV) revolution, repair practices must adapt. Consequently, the spotlight shines on Glue Pull Repair (GPR) and KECO Body Repair Products as a clean and efficient alternative, offering efficient GPR systems for the ever-changing automotive industry needs.

EVOLVING SUBSTRATES

Improving weight, strength, and manufacturability, thinner and lighter metals are increasingly common, emphasizing fuel efficiency and performance. This poses distinct challenges to collision repair professionals. Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) have recognized the implications of thinner metal substrates, prompting them to tighten up repair guidelines and, in some cases, limit the use of traditional welding techniques.

KECO Body Repair Products GPR solution is designed to address various substrates such as steel and aluminum with a single modular system. Many glue tab sizes and configurations provide technicians flexibility and surface area to quickly reduce considerable damage on mild steel, high-strength steel, and aluminum. KECO's system delivers efficiency in metal flow with a combination of tools, tabs, and techniques.

EVs DEMAND SAFER REPAIRS

As EV popularity increases in the automotive industry, the engineering complexity demands more extraordinary safety precautions during repair. With intricate electrical components in the structure, traditional repair methods risk vehicle functionality and technician safety. Enter GPR — a safer, cleaner alternative to conventional stud welding. The intricate electrical architecture of EVs requires precaution during repairs and, in many cases, the requirement to power down the vehicle. There are also mandates to avoid high-impact methods like stud welding that can damage sensitive electronics.

KECO's GPR systems provide the solution by replacing the traditional stud welding machine. Removing drilling and welding eliminates the risk to sensitive electrical components. This safety advantage reduces the need for powering down the vehicle, saving time and ensuring a seamless repair process. Additionally, KECO's GPR systems contribute to a cleaner repair environment. The absence of sparks, excessive heat, and debris prevents potential damage to the vehicle's finish and nearby components. This translates to less rework, minimal filler, and faster repair turnaround.

COMPLETE, EFFICIENT REPAIR

In collision repair, where precision is paramount, KECO Body Repair Products offers innovative GPR systems while elevating the repair process. KECO's commitment to clean repairs and non-invasiveness defines a new standard. At the heart of KECO's GPR systems lies a focus on organization and efficiency. The Level 2E GPR Collision System streamlines repairs, addressing damage with precision. Organization is enhanced through tabs and tools organized from rough out to finish. KECO’s GPR Systems offer benefits, applications, and a complete work cell to improve shop throughput.

GPR Benefits include:

· No Damage to E-coat Front & backside factory corrosion protection remains intact.

· Efficient Metal Flow - Large surface area tabs & double-action allow smooth dent removal with filler-less repairs possible on more minor dings.

· Repair Area Reduction - The repair area immediately reduces massively in size after initial pulls.

· Sustainability - Eco-friendly cold repair process.

Key Applications include:

· Aluminum - The most practical method to repair aluminum panels.

· Electric Vehicle Safe - Repair can be carried out on powered EVs.

· Structural - Where applicable, the system is capable of structural pulls.

· Cosmetic - Key repair process for SMART & PDR.

KECO’s GPR Collision System:

· Comprehensive - Complete tab & tool offering from rough out to finish.

· Organization - System cart set up for work cell efficiency.

· Adaptability & Modularity - Every car is different, and no plane is flat; KECO systems are designed to work efficiently with all damage.

· Great Process & Training - Easy to learn and a clear path to mastery.

TRAINING

Helping technicians and body shops learn new and innovative processes to make safe and efficient repairs with less invasive techniques is fed from the passion of those in the auto collision industry — we have a passion for the people, the industry, and knowledge. Training programs with expert trainers are available for those just starting in GPR or technicians who want to take their finished repairs to another level.

KECO systems have a 90-day money-back guarantee and a no-questions-asked lifetime warranty on Centipede tabs, SuperTabs, and pulling tools. At KECO, we are dedicated to serving the automotive industry. GPR is our business, and our passion is making auto collision repairs more efficient. With over 60 years of manufacturing expertise, unrivaled post-purchase support, and in-house advanced training options, we ensure your success and stand by your pursuit of the highest quality repair for your customer.

Elevate your shop’s quality and efficiency with GPR by purchasing your system directly from KECO at www.kecotabs.com. If you have any questions or want a one-on-one demonstration of the system, please get in touch with our top-notch customer service and technical support team at 888-532-6822.

Visit KECO at SEMA Booth #32201 to try GPR, see new products, and have all your questions answered about how your shop can implement the least invasive repair method.

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