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Surfrider protected for the long ride with trusted duo

Surfrider protected for the long ride with trusted duo

Described as a giant surfboard gliding up and down a 30-metre wave, the Surfrider coaster ride is a popular attraction at Wet'n'Wild on the Gold Coast. Painted in bright aqua, the 'wave' is actually a U-shaped steel shuttle track, which can be seen from all around the water park.

Asset owner Village Roadshow Theme Parks required a high performance maintenance solution that could be easily applied on site by brush and roller.

Long-time customers of Dulux Protective Coatings, the applicators at Brisbane's Amalgamated Property Maintenance got in touch for a specification. Rik Morton, our Business Development Executive in Queensland, recommended a two-product system.

Durebild STE was used as a primer. It provides excellent barrier protection for steelwork and is ideal for maintenance coating.

For the topcoat, Weathermax HBR was selected to deliver excellent gloss and colour retention. Tintable in over 5,000 colours, it can be tailored to any project.

"This is a tried and tested combination that helps maintain asset value over extended service periods," Rik explains. "It also provides an easy system for minor touch-up repairs and maintenance into the future."

While the coatings provide an excellent finish with a brush and roller, Weathermax HBR can be sprayed on if preferred.

Matthew Kennedy, Managing Director of Amalgamated Property Maintenance, was able to recommend the specification to his client, having had previous experience using Weathermax HBR and Durebild STE.

"The products have been easy to use and perform well in challenging environments," Matthew says. "The Dulux Protective Coatings team are very helpful and informative. Their assistance with site visits and phone consultation has proved invaluable over a period of time."

In particular, Matthew values Dulux Protective Coatings' assistance with compliance to relevant standards. We can provide Quality Assurance documentation and information as part of our tailored solutions for every project.

If you would like a customised specification for your next project, including compliance advice, get in touch with our expert team.

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