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Outback Bulls get Rhino Lined

How Good Do Those Outback Bulls Look!

Last week I was speaking to owners Stefan and Nicole McBride of Outback Bulls a company that manufactures and supplies mechanic bulls.  It’s fabulous to see the innovative way they have been using Rhino’s spray applied polyurethane coatings, especially on their latest mechanical bull, and what is currently being tagged, the hideless bull.

The bull, sprayed by Rhino Linings approved applicator Bundaberg Sandblasting, is the most durable bull in Outback Bulls range of mechanical bulls for hire or purchase.

Strength and durability are beneficial to Outback Bulls customers as well, especially when you realise the mechanical hideless bull at Johny Ringos Country Rock Saloon, located Brisbane, is ridden well over 1000 times a week. That’s a lot of wear when you think about the movement of the saddle, the leather, knees, thighs and whatever else you can cling onto with all that bucking, lunging, rotating and tilting of a mechanical bull!

We have always said that Rhino is much more than just a ute liner, and now Outback Bulls is proving it with their mechanical hideless bull.  They say it is the most durable in their range, and we would have to agree, after all, he’s been Rhino lined.

 

Rhino Linings Hobart – Rhino Dealership for Sale

Graham Cooper has been the manager of Rhino Linings Hobart since 2008.  He recently advised us that due to a change in business direction he needs to put his Rhino Linings automotive dealership on the market.

Graham originally purchased the dealership to specialise in Rhino Linings spray applied tub liners for utes, truck trays and other smaller applications. He is looking for a purchaser that is as passionate as he about Rhino Linings, the products and application capabilities.

 

According to Graham, the dealership will come with an MK15 spray machine, product and training, which combined will assist the new owner to have the business up and running in no time.

If you want more information on the Rhino Linings Hobart Automotive dealership contact @GrahamCooper via LinkedIn or email  Graham direct at jackmans@jackmans.com.au

Alternatively, click if you want to know about starting a Rhino Linings dealership in your area or phone us on 1300 887 780.

Rhino Linings Hobart for sale

Protecting Assets with Spray Applied Coatings

The economic impact of corrosion is often exacerbated in humid, tropical conditions found in areas such as northern Queensland. The moisture and heat accelerate the deterioration of machinery, vehicles and assets. Applying a protective surface coating is one way of minimising or reducing the effect.

When it comes to corrosion, abrasion and impact protection, Spray-applied polymer surface treatments can meet the demands of the variable Australian climate including the often harsh working environments of construction sites, remote mining facilities, through to automotive, agricultural, marine, military and local council infrastructure requirements.

Despite still challenging economic conditions, Rhino Linings is experiencing strong growth in all regional areas of Australia and expanding the range of companies we have been approaching to be applicators and dealers.

The addition of Rhino Linings to a panel beater, repair shop or even commercial painter, can extend the range of services that can be offered.

While RLA has its origins in the automotive industry, our products are not just used for ute trays. For more than a quarter of a century Rhino has also been protecting military vehicles, boats, flooring, buildings, structures and industrial equipment, in addition to traditional trucks, 4WDs and prime movers.

Having started out as a domestic and commercial painter, Haydon Mann and his partner Sheree took on the Rhino Linings Townsville dealership. This move has allowed them to shift into a variety of other asset protection work.

When the opportunity of taking up a full Rhino Linings dealership came, Haydon didn’t have to deliberate too long before accepting.  He realised that a lot of the techniques learned as a painter were the same for using Rhino Lining’s spray polymers, with preparation being key to ensuring a great finish.  These same skills are also required by panel beaters and spray painters.

During his first year as an applicator/dealer, Haydon and his staff worked a diverse range of projects which included coating a whole boat, cane harvester spirals and other farm equipment, floors and spraying the externals of 4WD vehicles, not to mention the usual ute tub liners.

Did you know that cane farmers usually have to replace parts of their harvesters every year? Being coated with Rhino spray applied linings can extend this to a least three years resulting in far less downtime.

For a new Rhino Linings Applicator, a low ‘buy in’ price allows them to grow their business at their own pace because they only have to buy materials. There are no traditional franchise fees to be paid, and applicators and dealers have end-to-end support with access to service engineers and backup from the experienced technical support staff.

RLA assists its dealers in developing best method procedures and practices for chemical handling and machinery used to apply our products. We are fully committed to the development of new technologies, products, and services that offer the best solutions to the needs of our customers, applicators and distributors.

Want to know more?  Contact us on 1300 887 780

Minesite Water Evaporators

Water Evaporator - minesite applications

Is it a Canon? Is it a Rocket Blaster? No, it’s a Water Evaporator!

When asking our Australian Rhino Linings dealers to send in images of unusual applications, I had to take a second look at this particular job.

Was Darrin, our Rhino Linings Newcastle applicator actually spraying canons?  Maybe they were rocket blasters?

On taking a second look I realised  that no, it wasn’t the case at all.  I was on the right track though, with further investigation I found that these “canons” were actually Water Evaporators.

Developed by Minetek® and used on mining and industrial sites throughout Africa, Australia, North and South America, these Water Evaporators accelerate the natural evaporation process of wastewater.  They do this by propelling (blowing) water high into the atmosphere where it dissipates. This “Flash Evaporation” system is efficient even in the most humid of conditions and hugely effective for dewatering services and mine site wastewater management.

Corrosion Protection for Minesite Equipment

Rhino Linings Newcastle coated these particular water evaporators with RhinoGuard 2185 to protect against corrosion.  Another advantage is that this application will even extend the life of the equipment.

Water Evaporator - minesite applications  IMG_20160609_161435

Rhino Linings provide a range of polyurethane and pure polyurea spray applied coatings, some of which have been specifically manufactured for the long term protection of mine site equipment against corrosion, abrasion and impact.

For more information about these water evaporators visit the Minetek® website.

Rhino sprayed on polyurethane protection for Hi-Rail Truck

Hi-Rail Isuzu Truck

Hi-Rail Trucks – Rail Maintenance Vehicles

Built for FMG Mining, this Isuzu truck is fitted with a Hi-Rail system which means it has Train Wheels and drive system on the front and rear and therefore can travel on the clients rail line.  The truck can drive on regular roads using its rubber wheels.  When it gets to a rail line, it straddles the rail line, and the HiRail units fold down lifting the truck off its rubber wheels.

The role of this vehicle is to carry equipment along the rail line and perform track maintenance.

Now the question is why did they go to all the trouble of coating the entire underbody, chassis, diffs, Hi-Rail unit,  diesel and air tanks? 

Well, the answer is simple – Most of the roads this truck travels on to, and from, the rail line are mainly gravel which is sprayed with water 24hrs a day for dust suppression.  It is a waste to use good clean drinking water so they often use second grade reclaimed water from dams or the ocean and it is very salty.

Salt Water + Dirt + chipped paint = RUST !

… and very quickly it will rust – this truck is worth about $500,000 so they would like it to last up to 10 years.

So from both a cost saving and ease of application perspective we use a combination of High Build Industrial Epoxy and Rhino Linings polyurethane coating system.

First, everything is sprayed with a 300µm DFT coating of our High Build black Epoxy (known as Beamastic). This product also provides an excellent primer or base for the Rhino product.

Then we simply spray Rhino Duraspray on anything we think will cop the flying debris.  This is typically the chassis rails near the rear wheels, the fuel and auxiliary tanks that stick out the side, both diffs, and in this case, the Hi-Rail units mainly because they are very expensive and the client wanted the added insurance of the double coating (Epoxy and Rhino)

Work completed by Beam Rustproofing located in Belmont WA.
For further information contact Beam on (08) 9325 1399

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.

Watch the video and let us know what you think.

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and speak to your Rhino Linings State Sales Manager, Ph: +61 7 5585 7000

Advantages of Polyurethane and Pure Polyurea Coatings in Corrosive Environments

Secondary Containment - Rhino Linings

In 2013, Peter Morgan from Rhino Linings Australasia Head Office gave a highly successful presentation on the advantages of polyurethane and pure polyurea to fellow and leading industry members of the Australian Corrosion Association.

POLYURETHANE ELASTOMERIC COATINGS FOR MAJOR INFRASTRUCTURE

Peter explained what polyurethane is, the advantages of using it, including how to select the right product for the required application, whether that be for drinking water tank linings, industrial tank liners, thickener tanks, channel linings, ponds, dams or secondary containment applications.

Wastewater treatment plant channels - Rhino Linings polyurethane

He also went through case studies of typical applications for both elastomeric polyurethane and pure polyurea coatings.

Peter’s presentation was well received resulting in the creation of valuable networking opportunities and stronger brand awareness for future business relationships.

We thought we would share his presentation with you in an effort to provide a greater understanding of Rhino Linings approved applicator capabilities and our premium protective coating systems.

For more information on Rhino Linings products and capabilities, or if you are looking for your nearest Rhino approved applicator, contact head office by emailing info@rhinolinings.com.au or phone +61 7 5585 7000 to speak with your Rhino Linings State Sales Manager.

We look forward to answering any questions you may have.

Rhino Shine Ultra – For That Fresh New Rhino Lined Look

Rhino Shine Ultra - for that fresh new Rhino Lined look

Rhino Shine Ultra was developed to bring the colour and shine back to a Rhino Linings spray applied ute tub and truck tray liners. It can even be used on a newly sprayed liner to help it look great longer.

Rhino Shine works well because it treats the surface where any UV damage is occurring.  It is available in five colours – graphite, flame red, emerald green, indigo blue and black – making it a great alternative to the UV Top coats.

Rhino Shine Ultra  also comes in a clear coat that will add shine to any ute liner.

APPLYING RHINO SHINE ULTRA

Successfully applying Rhino Shine Ultra can be accomplished in these three easy steps:

  1. Clean the existing Rhino Lining – sweep or blow out all the big stuff, then scan the tray for oils, grease and wax spots. Remove any remaining contaminants using a cleaner or degreaser.
  2. Tape and mask off all the edges – you want to avoid getting Rhino Shine on painted areas, as it will stick and leave marks. We use masking tape to mask along the rail (if applying over the rail) and in the tailgate areas. You can skip taping and be extra careful with the paintbrush, but it really only takes a few minutes to tape off the perimeter of the truck bed. These extra few minutes will actually allow you to apply Rhino Shine faster and greatly reduce the change of “colouring outside the lines” 😉
  3. Brush or spray Rhino Shine Ultra on bed liner – the Rhino Shine is best applied with a paintbrush (or a HVLP spray gun if you have one).  Avoid applying in direct sunlight. Whether you spray or brush it on, coat the three walls first, then make your way backward down the floor and finish with the tailgate.

Rhino Shine Ultra coloursFrom start to finish you can count on a good 45-60 minutes to apply.

With one 16oz bottle, you would be able to cover one ute.

Rhino Shine dries quickly, although cold temperatures or high humidity will affect your drying times. It’s still much faster than the UV Top Coats which can take hours to dry, plus the liner will retain much of its non-side surface.

Rhino Shine Ultra ready does bring an old Rhino back to like-new condition.

Rhino Shine Ultra is available from our Rhino Online store

Military Blast Protection with Rhino Spray Applied Linings

Blast protection with Rhino Spray Applied Liners

Rhino Linings sprayed-on linings form a seamless blast protection providing exceptional structure integrity before, during and after a blast

It’s no secret that Rhino Linings has made a name for itself World Wide with its tough, long lasting ute bed and truck tray linings, but now these spray applied linings can be found protecting the lives of men and women deployed in strategic military locations throughout the world.

While many know of Rhino Linings for our superior protective solutions in the automotive, commercial and industrial markets, we has been quietly expanding our products and services into the Military with some amazing results.

Rhino Linings Australasian head office and manufacturing plant located on Queensland’s Gold Coast has been producing the US Military approved Rexar range of protective linings that have for over 20 years been used in composite amour for vehicles and structures. In addition the Rexar range of products can be found providing corrosion, abrasion, blast protection and blast mitigation solutions in military personnel carriers, helicopters, fleet vehicles, radar towers, bridges, airports, tank skins, field hospitals and mobile communication structures.

Independent testing conducted by New Mexico Tech Energetic Material Research and Testing Centre (EMRTC), proved that Rhino Linings Rexar successfully passed blast mitigating capabilities required for Government facilities.

EMRTC’s testing involved a reaction structure made of up two identical concrete block rooms side by side. The front wall of one structure was lined with the Rhino Linings Rexar product and the other was left in its standard concrete state. A blast was produced in front of the structures simulating a terrorist’s car bomb. During the blast the Rexar was successful in preventing the lined wall from becoming lethal shrapnel. The blast completely demolished the unprotected structure sending lethal shrapnel everywhere within the interior of the structure. The Rexar lined wall flexed under the force of the blast but returned to vertical and remained intact and standing firm.

With the increased measures by Governments around the world to find effective ways to combat terrorism, Rhino Linings is proud to provide a solution that has the capability to protect soldiers, citizens and structural assets.

Rexar provides a huge leap forward in anti-terrorism technology and one that will provide very immediate and tangible benefits for military personnel, equipment, embassies, courthouses and other structures where inhabitant protection is an issue.

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