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Archive for the ‘Pavement Marking Removal’ Category

Your Surface-Prep Briefing

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Remove Faster News Briefing

News to help you Create Safer, Sustainable Surfaces


Visit Your SMITH Stocking Resellers

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SMITH partners with top pavement maintenance and concrete flooring maintenance dealers and resellers with a proven track record of delivering high-performance solutions to their customers. Read more here.


Marking Removal – Drum or Rotary?

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On March 22, 2017, Steven Smith presented Marking Removal 101 at the ATSSA How-To Conference to help stripers decide which style of pavement-marking remover (drum or rotary) is better.

This presentation will help the user select the right equipment to remove and replace pavement markings cost-effectively without ghost lines or grooves. Read more here.


Perfect Prep Conversation Starter

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When a customer walks into your business and notices the SMITH banner, amazing things happen that can lead to new business opportunities! Read more here.


Surface Prep Inspection Tests

To confirm the profiled surface is properly prepared, the inspector conducts the following field tests: Key ScrapeTape PullSurface Profile, and Cut DepthRead more here.


July 4th Holiday Hours

The fourth of July is the day we commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. On that day 241 years ago, the Second Continental Congress declared that the 13 American colonies regarded themselves as a new nation – the United States of America. 

In celebration of our nation’s birth, we will be closed on Monday July 3rd, and will reopen for business on Wednesday July 5th.

If you need help, you can be sure that we will reply promptly. Contact us.


Perfect Surface-Prep Conversation Starter

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

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Why Display this Banner?

It’s sometimes hard to break the ice with customers that walk into your store. That’s the reason we created the SMITH “Perfect Prep” Banner to serve as a conversation starter. When a customer walks into your business and notices the SMITH banner, amazing things happen that can lead to new business opportunities!

Let’s break the banner down to 5 easy conversation starters:


#1 – Perfect Prep in 4 steps


Many users of scarifiers, shavers, grinders, planers, or line removers use their equipment just to remove what’s in its path without taking the proper care to correctly prepare the underlying surface.

By starting the conversation with, “we can help you get the Perfect Prep in 4 steps for your concrete flooring or pavement surfaces.” Then reveal how the SMITHing process gets the right surface profile for safer and sustainable surfaces. You can be certain to have a lively exchange with your customer.


#2 – SMITH Lineup

When customers see the complete SMITH equipment lineup in your stock, they’ll be impressed! Of course, if you don’t have all machines on hand, the SMITH banner and website will bring out their inquiring minds.  

You may hear a flooring contractor say “I bet this drum-style SMITH with shavers will give us the perfect prep for concrete”.  A pavement striper may remark, “the rotary-style SMITH with erasers will meet my removal needs on pavements.”  There will be no end to the conversation once you engage your customer on prep.


#3 – The Profile Chart

The profile chart is the change agent to new opportunities. Getting the right surface profile is is an important value-added service and critical “first step” when installing any new marking, coating, repair material, or overlay. But not everyone knows how to get the right profile, so you this banner to guide them through the process.

Point to the 10 profiles on the banner then invite your customer to visit online the selection guide, prep equipment, cutter tools, and finally the 4-step surface-prep process. When these steps are shared, good things happen.

Starting with a contract change order to include a specified surface-profile number so the work can be performed then paid for to everyone’s satisfaction. And when the prep work is completed, everyone benefits with the installed materials lasting longer for safer, sustainable surfaces.


#4- SMITH Cutters

Notice the array of cutters in the center of the banner? These are just a few of the essential prep tools that agencies and contractors will specify and purchase.

Now it’s your turn to ask, “what drum or rotary style machine do you own?” Followed by, “let me show you the ultra-premium-life cutters, shafts and drums that will help you remove faster leaving the perfect prep finish.” Take them to the SMITH website to show the supplies they need prior to starting their next job.


#5- Surface-Prep Challenges

One of the reasons a customer walks into your store is because they believe you have what they need. Specifically they have a prep challenge and are looking to you for a solution!

On the bottom of the banner lists the 20 common surface-prep challenges that can be accomplish with a SMITH. Identify their challenge and discuss how the solution can be as easy as the right rotary or drum-style SMITH machine, cutter tool and SMITHing process. Your customer will judge for themselves how an investment in a SMITH will help them meet the challenge on-time and on-budget!

If you would like to get your conversation started with your own SMITH banner, contact your SMITH Representative for details today!

Visit SMITH Stocking Dealers and Remove Faster

Monday, June 19th, 2017

Do you want to make your hard work of preparing concrete and asphalt surfaces, faster and easier?

Visit an Authorized SMITH Stocking Dealer!

SMITH partners with top pavement maintenance and concrete flooring maintenance dealers and resellers with a proven track record of delivering high-performance solutions to their customers.

Our dealer network is comprised of experienced professionals who stock, promote, sell, and service the SMITH brand to their qualified customer network with excellent showroom facilities and in-the-field product demonstration throughout their territory.

Why SMITH?

The SMITH brand is a reliable surface-prep solution consisting of a fast, easy, and cost-effective rotary and drum-style surface conditioners designed to support installation and repair of coatings, flooring and pavement marking systems. When applied with the proven SMITHing process, surfaces become safer and sustainable.

If you work on concrete or asphalt roadways, parking areas, sidewalks, floors, balconies and decks, a SMITH is the preferred choice by professionals to:

  • Remove walkway trip-hazards or uneven surfaces
  • Wipe-out flaking paints and coatings 
  • Surface-Prep overlayments for lasting surface bonds
  • Groove or grind into surfaces 
  • Erase stripes without grooves or undulations. 
  • Eliminate water pooling and edge flow lines 
  • Abrade non-skids and increase surface traction.
  • Eradicate glues, surface marks and material build-ups 
  • Mill, Plane, Reduce, Route, Scabble, Cut, Clean and more . . .

To find an authorized SMITH Dealer, please click here.

Mention code “CutterSmithy” for a special first order discount.

 
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