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Going for gold

Going for gold

Your blogger would like to add his congratulations to all the praise being heaped on the nation’s sportsmen and women for their outstanding achievements during the London Olympics, as well as to Lord Coe and Locog for the level of organisation that went into making the 2012 games such a success.

Third place in the medal table behind the world’s two modern day super-powers – the USA and China – is a testament to the dedication of both the athletes and their coaches; as well as the raw talent the country possesses.

At a far less glamorous level, we at Plastic Surgeon understand that what you get out of life is normally a reflection of the effort you put in – which is why our Finishers receive comprehensive and continuing training during their careers with us. And it is also why our research department is constantly working on developing new repair products and techniques.

As well as our “Smart Repairs” and methodologies such as the one appropriate to giving old enamel baths a new lease of life, we also have what is termed our “Gold Standard” repairs.

This approach is used in ultra-high wear and other demanding situations, and involves the Finisher concerned applying a series of resin based bonding coats that create a distinctive degree of translucency. The detail and colour is introduced as they near the original surface profile.

The repair is completed by covering the surface with a couple of gel coats which, when dried, can be polished to produce the desired level of sheen or reflectance. This technique might be used to repair natural stone worksurfaces or marble steps that have become badly chipped. They are also currently being used by the Finishers we have based on board some of the luxurious cruise ships belonging to one of the world’s most famous shipping lines, providing a Five-star repair and facilities management service.

Meanwhile, up in Glasgow where the 2014 Commonwealth games are due to take place, Plastic Surgeon has already won gold: or at least it won the contract to repair a series of gold painted steel fire doors at a major new facility for Strathclyde Police.

The work was carried out on behalf of Sir Robert McAlpine, a regular customer of Plastic Surgeon, and the main contractor for the New Scottish Crime Campus in the city’s Gartcosh district. Our Finishers were called in when a sub-contractor fitted the handles in the wrong position on the very visible fire doors; leaving half a dozen holes on either side.

Happily, one of our most experienced Finishers filled the holes completely smooth ready for the doors to be re-sprayed in the original gold colour.

Plastic Surgeon can restore almost any damaged interior or exterior surface in commercial or residential buildings. Thanks to specialist training the company’s finishers are expert in repairing and fine finishing practically any material including;


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