The State of California, Office of Transportation laboratory has developed and improved formulations for protective coatings used in highway construction and maintenance. During the period from 1970 to 1975, under this federally funded project, a major portion of the paint research has been on traffic line paints. This report describes work done on rapid dry hot applied and fast dry cold applied traffic paint formulations, their improvement, and efforts to reduce raw materials costs. This report also describes the development or modification of specifications for concrete curing compounds, zinc rich primers for structural steel, flame spray traffic lines, vinyl wash primer and rapid dry equipment enamel. Preliminary work on water base paints is also described. A report on a series of laboratory tests for comparing effectiveness of five coating materials for protecting bridge deck concrete against damage by deicing salts is also included.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Federal Highway Administration, Washington, D.C.
  • Corporate Authors:

    California Department of Transportation

    Transportation Laboratory
    5900 Folsom Boulevard
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95819

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Chatto, D R
    • Ford, R W
    • Warness, R
    • Chapman, B J
  • Publication Date: 1976-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 48 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00151706
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CADOTTL-5135-3-76-46Final Rpt., 635135-Dec 76
  • Created Date: Apr 27 1977 12:00AM