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Old 12-26-2007, 08:08 PM   #16
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Looks good...this surface is not terrible so hopefully the sealer would do the trick. I guess the asphalt part has weathered away leaving semi-exposed aggregate. I think we might get an asphalt sealer/repair company to look at it and see what they think...and take that input with a grain of salt.

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if its 'overly' rough sealer will NOT do what you need to do
we seal our track every other year
although quite costly and the costs of such almost doubled last year
it is worth the investment
we use a mixture of 2-3% of FINE silica sand [NOT play sand!!]
it gives quite a bit of traction & tire wear is at a minimum

IF sealing will NOT give you the surface [a test area is needed to try] overlay is your only other alternative Sorry!!

we have some pics off our front page for you to check out

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Thankx, Bill
What is the brand name of the sealer you used? Also, the silica is a solid and the sealer is a liquid so how do you determine how much silica to add to each gallon? I think this will be best expressed in ounces of silica per gallon of sealer.

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Some years ago the Dallas club (RCRCNT) actually sanded the surface prior to sealing. What that does is to flatten the tops of the pebbley surface and takes a lot less sealer to bring it to a smooth surface. Course this takes a lot of elbow grease but makes for a good racing surface. Also i think a latex based sealer is best. Bob Ingersol might be the one to ask.

I would assume the less sealer you use the better the surface!
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Try to drag heavy tires around the track. Get with the Fort Myers guys, they did it and it worked.

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Try to drag heavy tires around the track. Get with the Fort Myers guys, they did it and it worked.

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I will check with them....I have also heard this could work...thanks
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Try to drag heavy tires around the track. Get with the Fort Myers guys, they did it and it worked.

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This does work. 301 in MD did this with the original surface and it helped a lot. Get 3 or 4 car tires and chain them together, put a sheet of plywood on top with lots of weight (concrete blocks, whatever you have that is heavy). Then drag it with a tractor for many hours around the track. You will notice a big differance in the tire ware..
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This does work. 301 in MD did this with the original surface and it helped a lot. Get 3 or 4 car tires and chain them together, put a sheet of plywood on top with lots of weight (concrete blocks, whatever you have that is heavy). Then drag it with a tractor for many hours around the track. You will notice a big differance in the tire ware..
I like this idea............

The only concern I might have would be if it did not work well enough, if it could still be sealed. This might be a good question to ask the sealing company that is working up a quote for us.
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Do you have any pictures of the “track” surface area?

What’s been said about rubber tires fixing the groove is what you should do first. I think the rubber smoothens out the asphalt and coats it with rubber too.

A high visibility racing location is a big draw to the sport, if you use the tire-dragging method and it gets the track smooth enough to race rubber tire “Rally” cars like the Kyosho IGT, your gold .

You can attract tons of new people to help pay for the new asphalt later on.

Where is the track going to be, USA?
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Do you have any pictures of the “track” surface area?

What’s been said about rubber tires fixing the groove is what you should do first. I think the rubber smoothens out the asphalt and coats it with rubber too.

A high visibility racing location is a big draw to the sport, if you use the tire-dragging method and it gets the track smooth enough to race rubber tire “Rally” cars like the Kyosho IGT, your gold .

You can attract tons of new people to help pay for the new asphalt later on.

Where is the track going to be, USA?
Not finalized it yet, but it is at an indoor karting facility in a high traffic area. We are in the southeast USA.

We are looking at the IGT and Ultra GTP classes....

I will take pictures and post on here in a few days...good idea.

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