An Inspiring Partnership with Carbon Black


kadenna cox in wheelchair with wheels custom painted by Wicked CoatingsApproximately 4,350 athletes from 160 countries competed at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio.

Of these, one British star shone brightly in the form of the Kadeena Cox – a magnificent parasport athlete who brought glory to herself and her country with a gold, silver and bronze in various disciplines. Pretty inspiring stuff.

On the Tuesday before the closing ceremony of the games, we were approached by Carbon Black Рa manufacturer of bespoke mobility equipment. Carbon Black is a company that has pushed the boundaries of what can be achieved with bespoke wheelchair design. custom painting by wicked coatings
With a mantra of “Forget the conventional, ignore the standard and together we will change perceptions,” these guys are at the top of their game. What they needed from us was a first class custom finish for a pair of wheels.

The catch? We would have less than one week to produce it.

The required design was an eye catching reinvention of the union jack in blue, white and gold. Most importantly, these wheels were for a chair that was to be presented to Kadeena Cox on her triumphant return from the Paralympics.

The challenge was not only to closely re-create the union jack design that Carbon Black had given us but to produce a flawless finish in less than one week! With expectations high and an incredibly short turnaround to hit Рthe incredible team at Wicked HQ pulled out all the stops to make it happen. The result was outstanding and as you can see Рan almost identical recreation of the colour scheme that Carbon Black had mocked up for us in the previous few days.

This is why the ISO:9001 accredited team at Wicked Coatings has an increasingly strong reputation for delivering fast results when it matters. Our turnaround times are the best in the industry and when coupled with an unyielding commitment to quality – your commercial coatings project is in safe hands. Call us today on 01202 622258 to register your project and discuss your requirements.