CITY PAINT AND ABRASIVES

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February 1, 2023

CITY PAINT AND ABRASIVES

A new look and feel, in July 2022 City Paint and Abrasives re-launched their Brackenfell store. In their new retail store, all of the product ranges they offer are displayed and clients are able to walk around at leisure and gather up what they need for vehicle repair and the industrial market too.

Qualified staff are present on the shop floor to assist customers with queries to help understand their needs and to create trust and relationships for the future with their clients. The new concept has proven a great success and the walk-in numbers are already up along with other great growth across the board. Colour matching services are done in a clean and friendly environment for vehicle repairers and industrial clients as well.

City Paint and Abrasives have two stores in Cape Town – Brackenfell and Maitland. They service the Western Cape, from the Southern suburbs up to the West Coast and Worcester. For areas outside of this vicinity they offer courier service to their customers and are looking to open an online store as well. There are plans afoot for a third and fourth branch, so watch this space.

What else do they offer apart from great service? A wide variety of paint brands are up for grabs under their roof to service regular body shop clientele to walk-in DIY needs. They stock PPG Envirobase, Max Meyer, Nexa, Selemix and Luxor Paints.

Abrasives available are Sunmight, Klingspor and the Indasa range with a wide range of ancillaries such as Farécla, Glissen, Finixa, U-Pol, Evercoat and Duram.  A variety of spray guns to suit your pocket and job requirement come in the form of AirCraft, Walcom, Anest Iwata, Italco, DeVilbiss and Aurita to give customers a wide choice.

Gavin Kinnear – owner of City Paint and Abrasives – has a long pedigree in the refinish trade and is a fourth-generation spray painter himself. The family legacy lives on and the strive for perfection has always been the focus. He is passionate about his relationships with staff and clients and is grateful for his customer’s support for almost two decades.

“My late Father, Ronnie Kinnear, Grandfather Charles Kinnear, Great Grandfather, and Great Great Grandfather were all spray painters or as they called them Coach Painters and Trimmers as they were called back then. My Grandfather worked for Williams Hunt as a spray painter in 1902 and his grandfather dating back to 1800’s. I did my apprenticeship as a spray painter at Orbit Coachworks in 1986, where I sprayed for five years and went on to be paint shop supervisor for another four years. I then became a Paint Technician for various automotive paint manufacturers and was retrenched 20 years ago. This presented the opportunity to evolve further in the industry and open up an Automotive Retail store.

“My staff always go beyond the call of duty, and I am blessed to work with my son Matthew, daughter Kayla, brother Andre and sister Karin. Behind every successful business is a great team!” he concluded.

Visit them at their new retail store at 7 Kenwil Drive, Brackenfell or their Maitland store at 30 Koeberg Road, Maitland.

Contact details are Brackenfell: 021 981 2112 or 076 051 7492; Maitland: 021 5100176 or 076 247 1919. Alternatively you can follow them on Facebook or like their Instagram page.

By Claire Mafcie, Pics by Jay Groat

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Classic cars are the next big investment. As such the sector of restoration is growing in the realms of collision repair and it’s definitely the “sexier” side of the business. There are many opportunities to create exotic special-builds as well as keep timeless beauties in mint condition.

Driven

With three motoring-journalists on our staff, we are able to test drive and review some of the latest models available on our roads as well as attend the latest model launches.

TRAINING

Knowledge is power. Training is key to up-skilling repairers as models launch onto our local roads faster than we can count. We also need to grow new talent into the collision repair industry. Courses are available to help and organisations are in place to train - this information is in Industry Index.

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