FIELD TESTING OF HOT-APPLIED TRAFFIC PAINTS

Three heated traffic paints and the State's standard unheated paint were compared on both asphalt and portland cement concrete pavements to determine relative drying times, performance, and durability. In addition, two gradations of glass beads were applied with each paint type. All paints performed better on asphalt concrete pavement than on portland cement concrete. On asphalt concrete pavement, snow and ice contributed to accelerated wear, probably masking potential differences in durability. In these tests, the standard unheated paint performed best, while the 120F heated paint performed poorest, although the difference was not large. In areas where snow and ice do not affect durability, larger differences in durability might be encountered, which could control the choice of paint to be used.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored in part by Federal Highway Administration, Washington, D.C.
  • 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
  • Publication Date: 1977-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 16 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00154779
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SR-48 Spec. Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 17 1977 12:00AM