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Falcon Cranes and HMG Paints Dinosaur Adventure

  • 18 May 2021

Since its formation in the 1970s, Falcon Cranes has painted a myriad of products for its customers. These are primarily cranes, generators, and site containers. However, its latest project, with help from HMG Paints, took the company on a prehistoric adventure.

The task a huge, fabricated dinosaur skeleton in need of restoration, including surface treatment and painting. Terry Mulligan, Paint Shop Supervisor, and his team, called upon the expertise of coatings partner HMG Paints to assist.

Working alongside Roger Blinco, HMG Paints South East Technical Sales Manager the team utilised several HMG products, including Monothane, Acrythane SC601 and Acrythane 4G Clearcoat.

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‘Skill and technique’

Terry comments: “We knew HMG’s versatile product portfolio would be ideal. The skill and technique that went into this project, is applied to all aspects of our spray booth, whether it be commercial vehicles and tower cranes or in this case, a dinosaur”.

HMG’s Monothane is a 2K Polyurethane Finish, for use on Ferrous substrates without the need for a Primer.

Acrythane SC601 offers outstanding properties including rapid drying, high gloss, and simplicity of use. Acrythane 4G, one of HMG’s market leading commercial vehicle products, finished the project in a finish typically for high end and luxury commercial vehicles.

As with many strange requests the project started with an open ‘What if…” question. From a simple shot blast and respray, the Falcon paint shop team took the project to another level. The result? One very happy customer!

To read about HMG Paints gaining the Made in Britain accreditation, click here.

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