DEVELOPMENT OF SPECIFICATIONS OF HOT AND COLD APPLIED TRAFFIC PAINTS

Traffic line striping has usually necessitated lane closures and traffic control to keep vehicles from tracking the fresh paint. To alleviate the safety hazards and time consuming coning and retrieving operation, California designed and built a fleet of hot stripers. These stripers heat traffic paint to around 200F, and apply traffic paint stripes that dry to a no-track condition in 30 seconds or less. No cones or other traffic control devices are necessary. To accomplish the 30-second no-track dry time, existing traffic paints had to be reformulated. This report describes the formulation of paints for use in these hot stripers as well as formulations for cold applied paints. It also describes the problems with bead retention in the rapid dry paint.

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  • Pagination: 70 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00133427
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CA-DOT-Tl-513527528, 635135, Final Report
  • Contract Numbers: D-5-35
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 13 2003 12:00AM