RAPTOR – YEAR ROUND PROTECTION
LOOKING for a cosmetically attractive and practical solution to paint and bodywork wear and tear on your vehicle fleet, plant and machinery? Then check out Raptor – an easily applied and extremely durable protective coating which has now arrived in Northern Ireland. Sprayed onto virtually any vehicle surface Raptor will provide years of hard wearing service for challenging areas such as loadbays, wheel arches, sidesteps, sills, door apertures and panel leading edges.
A resilient and tintable coating, Raptor is spray applied and any scratches and scrapes over a vehicle’s lifetime can be easily repaired by brush or roller. Raptor comes in a diverse range of colours and is also available in varying textures from supersmooth through to high grip rough – for areas where a safe foothold is needed (eg polished trailer ramps and tailgates).
Raptor is the only protective coating recommended by Isuzu, manufacturers of Northern Ireland farmers’ favourite pick-up, the Isuzu D-max. Raptor can even be used as a non-reflective finish to kill reflections from shiny surfaces (for example on a game keeper’s stalk vehicle grille, door handles and mirror casings). Two Raptor specialist application centres – John Barr Cars in Crumlin and Eakin Bros in Claudy – have been appointed to service Northern Ireland.
“Unlike traditional load liners if the load bay protector is damaged down the years (for example through careless forklift use) with Raptor any damage can be quickly and cheaply repaired by brush or roller, maintaining the integrity of the protective coat. Prevents out of sight corrosion hotspots and more cost effective than a new load liner” said John Barr “Rusty wheel arches or sill plates on older vehicles can be quickly and easily remedied, and with a diverse range of colours available it’s a very pleasing finish. Drop in and see for yourself the range of finishes available – our Isuzu demo fleet has been Raptor coated to fully protect our own company assets.”
“Raptor coating is ideal for pick-ups, lorries, tractors, quads, diggers, trailers and caravans too” said Peter Eakin “Many trailers have aluminium load gates which can be extremely hazardous when wet. The rougher grades of Raptor provide protection and grip, with literally endless applications. For a modest layout you can protect your machinery from corrosion and animal waste, and minimise damage to staff, goods and livestock. Raptor hose cleans easily – choose from smooth texture through to rough – call in to see the full range of textures and colour options.”
Eakin Bros and John Barr Cars have invested substantially in equipment and training to meet Raptor standards. Raptor can be easily applied to any make of commercial, van, trailer or farm machinery. “It’s a modest investment to protect machinery from the elements, and the high demands of every day wear and tear” said an Isuzu spokesperson “Raptor protective coating ensures when it comes time to change, well-presented equipment always realises better values than comparable machinery in poor condition”.
Picture attached – Isuzu D-max with Raptor protection applied.