Class 390 Pendolino Vestibule Repaint methodology

Purpose of the Refurbishment
To repaint each vestibule to as new condition to match the remainder of the Pendolino refurbishment project. SCC was called in to assist Alstom at very short notice and turned around 23 vestibules in a very short period of time.
Scope of work
Working with our paint supplier Axalta, SCC prepared and had signed off colour and gloss level swatches to match the existing vestibule shade. A plan was developed and submitted for approval, taking into consideration the other works that was being undertaken at the same time. Working a late shift and leaving at least 1 vestibule per coach for access SCC prepared and painted all 23 vestibules.
Each vestibule was repaired using filler or fibre glass (GRP) if required and then all areas/parts not requiring painting were masked off to prevent overspray. Using the Centari 600 3 coat system including a chip protector SCC produced a superb finish with minimal reworks.
Result
The high-quality finish and continuous hard-wearing performance of the coating improves customer satisfaction and enhances the overlook of the refurbished coach.
Follow on
As a preferred supplier to Alstom, SCC will continue to work closely with them to provide a Quality service to enhance Alstom’s offer to its customer.