VERSATILE COATING SYSTEMS CAN MEET MANY HIGHWAY PAINTING REQUIREMENTS

Coating systems which can effectively be used for road markings and corrosion control for steel structures are discussed. Chlorinated rubber-based paints with a life of up to 18 months are being increasingly used for edge markings. This type of paint also has the advantage of being easy to apply and dries quickly. When applied by a hot spray, marking speeds of up to 15 km/h and drying times of less than 2 minutes can be achieved. High duty paints can be applied cold with drying times up to 15 minutes. At the moment as much as possible new structural steel is painted in the factory before erection and application of a final coat. Chlorinated rubber paints are also being used because of their fast drying, good adhesive and mechanical properties. Also high build formulations enable the recommended thickness of coating to be obtained in two or three coats compared with conventional paints. This form of treatment has been applied to the mile long structure over the river tees. /TRRL/

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    Embankment Press Limited

    Building 59, GEC Estate, East Lane
    Wembley, Middlesex HA9 7TQ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Ferguson, W D
  • Publication Date: 1978-10

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 11-13
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00195560
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 28 1979 12:00AM