FIELD TESTING OF TWO FAST-DRYING TRAFFIC PAINTS

Problems in achieving specified 60-sec drying times using newly adopted heated paint led to evaluation of a faster 20-sec drying time paint. In field tests it was compared with the regular New York 60-sec paint. Drying time was determined by driving an automobile over the fresh paint until no tracking occurred. Performance was evaluated using ASTM Method D 713 ("Conducting Road Service Tests on Traffic Paint"). It was determined that 1) the 20-sec paint essentially met the drying time requirements, 2) the 60-sec paint did not meet the drying time requirement under high temperature and humidity, 3) the 60-sec paint had slightly better serviceability than the 20-sec paint, and 4) bead retention may be a problem for both paints when conditions promote very fast drying. Retention may be improved by locating the bead dispenser closer to the paint spray nozzle. /FHWA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with the Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    New York State Department of Transportation

    Engineering Research and Development Bureau, 1220 Washington Avenue
    Albany, NY  United States  12232

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • McNaught, E D
    • Hahn, K C
  • Publication Date: 1975-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 29 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00130566
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NYSDOT-ERD-75-SR 36 Final Rpt., FCP 41I1-044
  • Contract Numbers: 22-1
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 29 1976 12:00AM