The restoration of a 25 tonne Volvo dumper has demonstrated the power of Johnstone’s Trade’s Smooth Metal Paint for protecting all manner of metal surfaces. 

Following the launch of a five litre can of Johnstone’s Smooth Metal Paint, a project at Lee Farm in Suffolk provided Johnstone’s with an ideal opportunity to showcase its effectiveness by bringing a magnificent piece of machinery back to its former glory. 

Thanks to the meticulous attention to detail of local decorator Andrew Meen and the high performance qualities of Johnstone’s Smooth Metal Paint, the 6x6 articulated Volvo A25C dumper truck, which had been well-used for more than 17 years, now looks factory fresh. 

The comprehensive restoration involved all the dumper’s stickers and exterior components being removed before the original paintwork was sanded back to the bare metal and 30 litres of Johnstone’s Quick Dry Zinc Phosphate Primer applied. Once primed, 30 litres of Smooth Metal Paint in yellow, and an additional five litres in grey for the dumper’s detail, were applied. The project was completed with brand new stickers and detailing, including new LED lights to replace the originals. 

The team made use of the new five litre can size, which was recently launched four years after Johnstone’s Smooth Metal Paint first hit the shelves. The new, larger tin ensures large scale projects can be completed with greater economy than ever before, without sacrificing the quality of the finish. 

Johnstone’s Smooth Metal Paint provides a practical and high performance solution for metal protection, offering excellent anti-corrosive properties, whilst maintaining the highest levels of adhesion. Formulated to be quick and easy to apply, the product delivers outstanding anti-corrosive protection and a superior finish. 

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