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From the Resene News – issue 1/2002

Time flies - Canterbury Flying Doctor/Aero Club


he New Zealand Flying Doctor Hangar at Christchurch Airport and the Canterbury Aero Club Whoever said you can't paint floors in the middle of winter is wrong! Despite cold exterior conditions, the floors of the New Zealand Flying Doctor Hangar at Christchurch Airport and the Canterbury Aero Club were prepared and painted over the harsh winter months.

The New Zealand Flying Doctor concrete hangar floor was acid etched and rinsed with freshwater to provide a sound surface for coating. All cracks were filled with Resene Epox-O-Bond Filler prior to roller application of the Resene Aquapoxy topcoat, chosen for its toughness, durability and nvironmental Choice approval.

A similar paint system was also applied to the concrete Canterbury Aero Club building floor in Harewood Road, Christchurch. The new cementitious floor was acid etched, rinsed then topcoated by roller with three coats of Resene Aquapoxy tinted to Resene Raven (mid grey).

The Resene Aquapoxy paint system is tough and durable, a consistent performer over the long-term. As evidence of this performance, Garden City Helicopters in Christchurch have repainted two of their interior concrete hangar floors twice in Resene Aquapoxy over a ten year period. First painted 10 years ago, the floors were oily and dirty. Treatment with Resene Emulsifiable Solvent Cleaner followed by acid etching and rinsing resolved the oil and dirt issue ready for the application of Resene Aquapoxy. Following five years in service, the floor was repainted in 1996. In spite of the harsh environment to which it has been subjected, the Aquapoxy system has stood the test of time, maintaining its finish despite five years of planes running rings all over it.

Painting Contractor (Flying Doctor Hangar; Garden City Helicopters): Paul Langley
Painting Contractor (Canterbury Aero Club): Robert Jones
Resene: Tom Costello, Hagley Park Area Manager

 

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