Airfield Marking Paints for Asphaltic Pavements
NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA
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Specially formulated marking paints for striping airfields were field tested. The polyvinyl acetate paint at CBC, Port Hueneme was still in excellent condition 4 years after application. In all cases single-thickness ratings were as good as or better than corresponding double-thickness ratings, especially for the double-thickness alkyd ratings. The polyvinyl acetate paint performed best on the runway at Guam, but the three oleoresinous phenolic varnish paints and one of the two alkyd paints performed slightly better on the roadway. On a runway at NAS, Point Mugu the polyvinyl acetate paint performed the best of the six paints tested. Miscellaneous problems with airfield marking paints at other activities are discussed and solutions presented. Laboratory tested included analyzing water-emulsion paints for possible use as marking paints and developing simple test procedures for identifying alkyd and chlorinated resins in fresh and weathered marking paints.
- Terminal Flight Facilities
- Coatings, Colorants and Finishes