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HMG Paints to Supply Paints & Coatings for Prodrive Motorsport's Race & Rally Cars

Published on 2013-04-09. Author : SpecialChem

HMG Paints, the UK's largest independent paints manufacturer, has become a technical partner of Prodrive Motorsport and will supply all the paints and coatings for the company's Aston Martin Racing and MINI World Rally cars.

HMG Paints not only specializes in coatings for automotive use, but also supplies paint and a variety of protective coatings to a wide variety of industries. Coatings supplied by the Manchester based company have been painted on fleets of commercial buses, protected the British Starchaser rocket in sub-orbital space, and have been used by film studios on a number of movies.

Prodrive uses hundreds of liters of paint every year on its race and rally cars on a variety of surfaces including carbon fiber composite, aluminum, steel, and plastics.

Prodrive will be working alongside HMG Paints, as a technical partner, on a number of projects to ensure the effective coating of these surfaces and to help improve performance.

"It was important to us to have a partner who could match the exact colors demanded by our sponsors," said Richard Taylor, Prodrive business development director. "We will also be working with HMG to see how we can minimize our paint and coatings usage, as ultimately every gram we can shave off the weight of the car gives us a performance advantage."

While HMG has provided paint for Formula One cars, this is the first time they have formed a partnership with a motorsport team.

HMG Managing Director, John Falder said: "We have often driven past Prodrive on the M40 and have followed their success on the track and stage. It is a great privilege to know that the next time we watch the Aston Martins at Le Mans and the MINI on the stages of the World Rally Championship, that they will be gleaming in paint developed and produced by us here in Manchester."

About HMG Paints

HMG Paints are the UK's Largest Independent Paint Manufacturer. Offering innovative and compliant paints and powder coatings to a variety of markets all backed up with outstanding technical support.

Source: HMG Paints

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