Client Name and Location: Pierce Manufacturing (Fire Apparatus), Appleton, WI
Date of Application: Ongoing
Mascoat Representative: Paul McMillion
Applicator: Internal Paint Crews
Coating Used: Mascoat Transportation-DTA
Primers: No primer needed as it is applied to a lightly scuffed aluminum
- Entire Underbody
- Doghouse (engine bay) of the cab
- All fenders and wheel wells
- Forward aspects of the chassis
Dimensions: 150-200 ft2 (14-18.6 m2) per vehicle
Reason for Application: To protect the crew and equipment from radiant heat gain and heat transfer into the cabin from the motor and exhaust.
Mils Applied: 20-40 mils (0.5-1.0 mm)
Time to Complete: approx. 2 hours per cab
Post Application Results: They experience a noticeable difference both on the heat transfer into the cab and the noise reduction from the motor and wheels.
Application Notes: Pierce employees have stated that application of the coating is much easier than conventional insulation, and allows them to penetrate all of the nooks, crannies, and corners that are impossible to reach with other types of insulation. They also like the added value of protection the coating offers to the substrate. The coating has FMVSS 302 Fire Safety Approval, which gives the manufacturer confidence the coating can hold up to the extreme environments its vehicles are subjected to. .