Several approaches to the problem of removing old pavement markings without leaving reflective outlines which could confuse motorists are described in this article. The most common method is to grind the marking off. However, this process is slow, expensive, and leaves a definite outline of the old stripe, as does using a high pressure jet of water to remove the marking. Burning off the stripe with excess oxygen at a high temperature has the drawback of damaging the concrete surface. The most successful method found so far is to use sandblasting and then darken the treated area with either a concrete airing compound made of kerosine and linseed oil, road oil or used lubricating oil.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Orloski, F P
  • Publication Date: 1979-1

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 23-27
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00197133
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 7 1979 12:00AM