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Old 07-27-2004, 10:34 AM   #1
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We have a nice track in Puerto Rico, but it has some bumps at specially bad locations (middle of curves). We would like to try to reduce or eliminate these bumps.

Anybody has done anything on this regard other than a new asphalt overlay? Grinding? Some type of patching with a cold asphalt with sand?

Any input on this problem will be greatly apprecited.

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Old 07-27-2004, 11:01 AM   #2
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Hi:

We have a nice track in Puerto Rico, but it has some bumps at specially bad locations (middle of curves). We would like to try to reduce or eliminate these bumps.

Anybody has done anything on this regard other than a new asphalt overlay? Grinding? Some type of patching with a cold asphalt with sand?

Any input on this problem will be greatly apprecited.

Thanks
Jose
We just resealed our track here in Lima, Peru with Gardner Asphalt Raceway Driveway Filler, and they also make different products for repairing asphalt driveways. This is the product i saw used at the Winternationals in Florida. Great stuff.
Surf their web site, I'm sure you'll find what you need.
http://www.gardnerasphalt.com/index.htm

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Old 07-27-2004, 12:01 PM   #3
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Gracias, AFM

What was your experience:

Did you reduce or eliminate bumps with it?

Did you get it locally or ordered it from the US?

What coverage does it provide (gals/sq mt)?

Do you have a general idea of the cost?

We just had the Copa Latinoamericana with over a hundred cars. Maxy Velazco, from Maxy's Fuel, visited us. We are planning another big race for december. I have read several of your posts and it would be wonderful to have you here.

This invitation also goes to all our fellow racers up north which, by that time of the year, are having nitro withdrawal. Make plans to spend some time in our warm island.

Visit: http://www.mytsn.com/publ/publ.asp?pid=10438 for more information on our track.

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Gracias, AFM

What was your experience:

Did you reduce or eliminate bumps with it?

Did you get it locally or ordered it from the US?

What coverage does it provide (gals/sq mt)?

Do you have a general idea of the cost? ......................................
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Thanks

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We eliminated holes (depressions) with the repair asphalt product, we grinded the up-level bumps, and repair them leveling with the track with same product, and them we sealed it all with the Drive-way sealer.

We ordered directly from Gardner in Florida

COVERAGE: A five gallon pail will cover 300-400 sq. ft. depending upon the surface. Slightly more coverage may be expected on previously sealed driveways.

I think it cost us $15.00 per pail of 5 gallon, but got discount over the volume.
We invested a total of $2,500.00 for the whole project, considering freight,custom duties and application.

You should contact Gardner and explain your project, and they will give you advice. Ace Home Center and Home Depot sells their products. Does Puerto Rico have any of those chains???

You can talk to Maxy also. He knows about this products, as a matter of fact I saw it with him 2 years ago at Fort Myers during Winternationals, and tell him Alfonso from Peru told you.

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Thanks, AFM

Great information. That is what we were looking for.

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You might want to contact the guys at www.rcrcnt.com they just finished their new track and had some high and low spots in the new asphalt.

They ground the high spots and filled the low spots with some sort of driveway sealer/filler also. The track is now very smooth and tire wear is outstanding after you seal the track.
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Thanks. Good information. We will get in touch with them.

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