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COATINGSPRO MAY 2017 49 and top coats still remained left to be done, but the foundation had been laid. Final Approach W hen the PPI crew returned in August, they knew the hardest part of the job had already been done. W hile phase one took close to four weeks, phase two was only slated to last about half that long. Nonetheless, they knew the proper application of the inter- mediate coat and topcoat would be the most visible part of the job to Fontainebleau Aviation. ey had to get it just right. e crew first sectioned off each hangar with plastic to contain the environment, Cook said. From there, using rollers and squeegees, the crew put down one coat of the Flowcoat SF41 intermediate at 14‒16 mils (355.6‒406.4 microns) before allow- ing it to cure overnight. On the next day, they filled all of the old expansion joints with polyurea and sanded the entire floor, sweeping it clean to ensure a fresh, smooth surface. e crew then applied another coat of the Flowcoat SF41 at 14‒16 mils (355.6‒406.4 microns). e finishing touches, of course, were the topcoats. e interior of each hangar received two coats of Flowseal PU Gloss topcoat at 5‒6 mils each (127.0‒152.4 microns), with the first coat pigmented and the final topcoat clear. Meanwhile, the crew applied the Flowseal PU Satin on the perimeter of the hangar at the same thickness to give a classic satin finish to the most visible part of the facility. In all, the second phase of the project required about "five or six days" per hangar to fully apply the intermediate and top coats, according to Cook. us, roughly two weeks after return- ing to the site — and after about 45 cumulative working days, overall — the PPI team fully completed its assignment, enabling Fontainebleau Aviation to quickly open up its new hangars for business! "e customers that came in couldn't believe how beautiful it looks," Cook said. Landing the Project e successful installation of a multi-layer flooring system was no small feat in itself. But what made the difference on this project, Cook explained, was the combination of his crew's execution with an innovative, flexible approach to the process and its scheduling. T he hot and mug g y cond itions weren't idea l — par tic- u larly for a high- end showcase f loor. A nd the schedu ling quirks threw new w r ink les into the mi x. But w ith an open mind and ex per ienced crew, the PPI team sti l l found a way. A nd as a resu lt, the lu x ur y av iation c lient was able to reap the rewards. "ey really liked the floor," Cook said. "And they loved us. Months later, they told me this was one of the best decisions they've made." He continued, "ey're extremely happy, and we have more work coming. It ended up being a great project for everybody involved." CP Hangar Floors According to Jim Cook, president and owner of PPI Epoxy Coatings, the client "really liked the floor. And they loved us. Months later, they told me this was one of the best decisions they've made." VENDOR TEAM 3M Safety equipment manufacturer 3M Center St. Paul, MN 55144 (888) 364-3577 Blastrac, NA Equipment manufacturer 13201 N Santa Fe Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73114 (800) 256-3440 BW Manufacturing, Inc. Equipment manufacturer 3706 Mill Creek Dr. NE Comstock Park, MI 49321 (616) 447-9076 Diamatic USA Equipment manufacturer 5220 Gaines St. San Diego, CA 92110 (866) 295-5512 Flowcrete Americas Coatings manufacturer 616 Spring Hill Dr., Ste 100 Spring, TX 77386 (936) 539-6700 KOSTER American Corporation Material manufacturer 2585 Aviator Dr. Virginia Beach, VA 23453 (757) 425-1206 Pullman Ermator Equipment manufacturer 10702 N 46th St. Tampa, FL 33617 (855) 736-2869 Ruwac USA Equipment manufacturer 54 Winter St. Holyoke, MA 01040 (413) 532-4030 Substrate Technology, Inc. Equipment manufacturer 1384 Bungalow Rd. Morris, IL 60450 (815) 941-4800

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