A human-powered submarine built by students at the University of Warwick has received a professional makeover from 3M experts ahead of a global competition. The science-based technology company, which is sponsoring the WarwickSub team, had been tasked with making HPS-Godiva 4 the best-looking contender in the European International Submarine Races, which will run from 3rd to 13th July 2018.

Over five days of stripping, masking, priming, curing and painting, experts at the 3M Automotive Refinish Centre in Atherstone, Warwickshire, turned the single-person, pedal-powered vessel a fierce grey, 3M red and black using 3M products.

3M applications engineer James Cavalot said: ‘It’s not often we get to work on a human-powered submarine, so we enjoyed putting our skills and products to the test. We’re really pleased with the end result, which we hope will help the WarwickSub team to stand out in the competition.’

3M has sponsored the WarwickSub project for the past five years, providing services, products and expertise for each successive team.

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