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Bentley Mulsanne - The art of color

Exacting standards of craftsmanship and technology are employed by Bentleys body assembly team to create the new Mulsannes distinctive, hand-crafted hewn form solid appearance. But this is just a precursor to the painstaking attention to detail afforded to Bentleys new 4-door flagship in the paint facility at the companys headquarters in Crewe, England. The new Mulsanne will be offered in no fewer than 115 standard colours and that is just the start of the story because, like every grand Bentley the only real limit on the colour of the car is the customers imagination. Once the bare metal, pre-production Mulsanne bodyshell arrives at the paint shop via the automated overhead gantry, it passes through a series of full-immersion tanks, designed first to de-grease, then in turn to clean, condition, rinse, phosphate and passivate the steel and aluminium structure. At each tank the shell is immersed before being tipped fore and aft to ensure that every single crevice is reached. Once drained, the bodyshell is lowered into an electro-coating tank, where power is increased to 320 volts, attracting particles-in-solution to deposit on the charged, metal bodywork to form, in conjunction with the phosphate, a hard protective shell of corrosion-proof zinc primer. From this point, the judgement and skill of Bentleys craftsmen come to the fore. A two-coat primer is applied by hand, ready for colour-of-choice to be applied. Each primed body is minutely inspected, sanded or flatted using ...

Bentley, Mulsanne, color, paint, painting



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