Articles on Residential, Commercial and Industrial Coatings

Articles on Residential, Commercial and Industrial Coatings

June, 2016

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Fuel Tank Protection for Variety Bash Car No.49

Bob Shackell, Car 49 - the Variety Bash

Shackell Transport, The Variety Bash and Fuel Tank Protection for Car No. 49

The Variety Bash is Australia’s largest (and favourite!) motoring event with participants travelling to rural parts of Australia that they would otherwise not see, at the same time raising money for disadvantaged and special needs children. Throughout the Bash, participants visit local towns, stopping into the schools to visit the kids (some schools only having 5 students!). Bashers get to see the smiles of the kids they’ve helped and provide the schools with equipment to assist student’s development and education.

“Our car No.49 is a 1968 Ford Falcon sedan stock standard 221 C1 (3.6 litre) 6 cylinder engine with a 3 speed column shift manual gearbox” said Bob Shackell from Shackell Transport, “We have raised the suspension for clearance and run all terrain tyres”

The Variety Bash is an amazing motoring event for pre-1974 cars. The logistics to feed about 350 people, three times a day at three different venues and sometimes in remote areas, along with the route planning 5,000km mostly substandard dirt roads, through national parks, forestry and private properties, that would be suited to mainly four wheel drive, is incredible. Then there is the roadside repairs, broken suspension, shocky mounts ripped out, broken axles, radiators, fuel tank and tyres all welded, soldered, plugged, patched and repaired on the side of the road by the owners or the mobile workshops that travel with us.

Rhino Lined Fuel Tank Protection Handles the Harsh Aussie Environment!

Shackells Transport - Variety Bash vehicle - Car 49While most cars carry a range of spare parts or borrow from someone else to keep moving, there is a part you simply can’t carry, the fuel tank, which cops a lot of stone and rock damage. While most times the leak can be fixed, you can’t replace the lost fuel when you’re in the middle of nowhere. After a couple of years with fuel tank damage, we approached the team at Rhino Linings to provide a solution. Rhino took up the challenge with enthusiasm and treated our fuel tank with their (Rhino) TUFF STUFF protective lining. Our car has since completed 4 Variety Bashes and the bottom of the fuel tank is unmarked and looks like it has just been treated.

I can only imagine how beneficial Rhino TUFF STUFF protection would be for the 4WD market and equipment operating in severe conditions.

Bob Shackell
Shackell Transport Pty Ltd

Fuel tank protection - Rhino Linings

Bob Shackell’s Variety Bash 1968 Ford Falcon sedan fuel tank protected by Rhino Linings.

Thank’s Bob, we really appreciate your testimonial and wish you the best of luck with the upcoming Berowra to Bowen Variety Bash, August 21-30, 2016.

For those interested in learning more about the Variety Bash or wanting to make a donation to Variety the children’s charity visit their website at www.variety.org.au

 

Restoration of Hangar Floors with Rhino ArmaFloor 500

Rhino ArmaFloor 500 DF

 

 

When concrete floors age they become discoloured, stained, cracked, chipped, and weakened.

These were the same problems Qantas Defence Services needed to be addressed when it came time to upgrade the 60-year-old concrete floor of the RAAF Base Richmond hangar.

Due to budgetary constraints replacement of the floor was out of the question, restoration was the only way forward.

Tenderers were required to address certain criteria to win the project. In addition to the more mechanical properties of a suitable floor coating such as strength, durability and chemical resistance, the product had to be easy to clean, exhibit a high gloss finish and be aesthetically pleasing.

A variety of concrete floor coatings were considered for this particular project, however, Rhino ArmaFloor 500 was selected for its strength and durability and the products other features and benefits.

Qantas-hanger

THE PROCESS
All cracks and damaged concrete were repaired prior to being primed with ArmaFloor® 300 ECO. This product was specifically chosen for its ability to bond exceptionally well to existing concrete substrates.

Rhino Linings ArmaFloor 500, a strong durable polyaspartic floor coating used in residential, commercial and industrial applications, was fit for purpose.

This product offers a fast 24-hour return to service, exhibits excellent UV resistance and provided that high gloss finish required by management.

The product was especially suitable for this project due to ArmaFloor 500 excellent chemical resistance against fluids such as skydrol, motor oils, and other hazardous transmission fluids.

 

THE RESULT
Combined, these two products met the required specifications of Qantas Defence Services, including the ease of cleaning, strength, durability, chemical resistance and provision of that aesthetically pleasing and professional look to the hangar floor.

Suffice to say, management was extremely satisfied with the end result.

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