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Old 10-17-2014, 09:35 AM   #1
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We are about to start our on-road season and I was wanting to paint some grid spots and the loop.

What is everyone using to do this?

I was guessing just regular spray paint? I was concerned about it leaving a slick spot on the track or flaking and leaving a mess. I realize we don't want to lay it on thick, just a light coat should do.

Thoughts or suggestions?
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White duct tape works and can be removed if necessary.
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Old 10-17-2014, 09:42 AM   #3
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We just use the same spray can paint we use for painting bodies. No issues with traction or anything.
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One reason we were thinking of using paint was that we already have stencils from P1brand.com that we use for our off-road track. Just looking for something that looks better than duct tape stuck to the floor.
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Instead of painting the carpet...could you just paint or even tape numbers to a wall near the grid if its just a spacing grid issuse?

That way there is no chance to ruin carpet/traction but you would still have a nice uniformed/spaced out start.

Just a thought because when I read paint and carpet I cringed..lol
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Instead of painting the carpet...could you just paint or even tape numbers to a wall near the grid if its just a spacing grid issuse?

That way there is no chance to ruin carpet/traction but you would still have a nice uniformed/spaced out start.

Just a thought because when I read paint and carpet I cringed..lol
+1 - I'd think this would be a better option, especially if the time comes when you want to relocate the scoring loop. Paint on the carpet leaves very little flexibility if you decide to make minor changes in the future.
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Do a test on a scratch piece of carpet with the paint you want to use.
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use the vinyl seat paint that an auto parts store has. you can use it on car carpet and it dyes the fibers and doesnt matt up or make it stiff.
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