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Old 04-30-2006, 03:09 AM
larry_chip larry_chip is offline
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Where to buy cheap Gilsonite Oil Based Sealer?

Ace Hardware has them but there 27.99 for a 5gal bucket

is there a cheaper place to buy it at? this stuffs expensive!
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Old 05-01-2006, 10:28 PM
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http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.p...34#post1375234.http://www.texasrefinery.com/

Or look in the yellow pages under paving, and make some calls.
You will never make any money fooling around with 5gal buckets, think 55gal drums.....and yes, gilsonite is $$$
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Old 05-02-2006, 09:17 AM
Mdirrigation Mdirrigation is offline
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Gilsonite isnt sealer , its paint
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Old 05-02-2006, 10:44 AM
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What is Gilsonite?

Gilsonite, or North American Asphaltum is a natural, resinous hydrocarbon found in the Uintah Basin in northeastern Utah. This natural asphalt is similar to a hard petroleum asphalt and is often called a natural asphalt, asphaltite, uintaite, or asphaltum. Gilsonite is soluble in aromatic and aliphatic solvents, as well as petroleum asphalt. Due to its unique compatibility, gilsonite is frequently used to harden softer petroleum products. Gilsonite in mass is a shiny, black substance similar in appearance to the mineral obsidian. It is brittle and can be easily crushed into a dark brown powder.

Gilsonite is found below the earth's surface in vertical veins or seams that are generally between two and six feet in width, but can be as wide as 28 feet. The veins are nearly parallel to each other and are oriented in a northwest to southeast direction. They extend many miles in length and as deep as 1500 feet. The vein will show up on the surface as a thin outcropping and gradually widen as it goes deeper. Due to the narrow mining face, Gilsonite is mined today, much like it was 50 or 100 years ago. The primary difference is that modern miners use pneumatic chipping hammers and mechanical hoists. .
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Old 05-02-2006, 10:50 AM
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here are a few places you can call for prices and for locations near you.
North American Distributors and Warehouses
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Atlanta, Georgia:
Kinsmen Corporation
214 Permalume Place NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30318
Phone: 1-404-355-9550
Fax: 1-404-355-2509

Chicago, Illinois:
The Chidley & Peto Company
3800 North Wilke Road, Suite 300
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Phone: 1-847-577-3800
Fax: 1-847-259-5412
e-mail: customerservice@chidleyandpeto.com

Cleveland, Ohio & Detroit, Michigan:
The M. F. Cachat Company
1391 West 110 Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44102
Phone: 1-216-341-6332
Fax: 1-216-228-9916
Toll Free (800) 729-8900
e-mail: info@mfcachat.com

Houston & Dallas, Texas:
Mineral and Pigment Solutions Southwest, Inc.
15710 JFK Boulevard, Suite 180
Houston, Texas 77032
Phone: 1-281-219-1611
Fax: 1-281-590-6868

Lawrenceville, Illinois, Indianapolis, Indiana, & St. Louis, Missouri:
Pioneer Asphalt Corporation
802 Ash Street
Lawrenceville, IL 62439
Phone: 1-618-943-3341
Fax: 1-618-943-1018
e-mail: info@pioneerasphalt.com

Los Angeles, California:

Monrovia Supply Company
c/o MSP International
111 Pacifica
Irvine, California 92618
Phone: 1-949-753-2701 ext. 367
Fax: 1-949-770-4765
e-mail: Mspmonrovia1@juno.com

Louisville, Kentucky:
Pioneer Asphalt Corporation
802 Ash Street
Lawrenceville, IL 62439
Phone: 1-618-943-3341
Fax: 1-618-943-1018
e-mail: info@pioneerasphalt.com

New York City, & Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
Ziegler Chemical & Mineral Corp.
600 Prospect Avenue
Piscataway, New Jersey 08854
Phone: 1-516-681-9600 or 1-732-752-4111
Fax: 1-516-681-9604
e-mail: info@zieglerchemical.com
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Old 05-02-2006, 11:57 AM
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i heard there is a place in Queensbury New York that could fill up my tank, anyone know the name of it?
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Old 05-02-2006, 12:36 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by larry_chip
i heard there is a place in Queensbury New York that could fill up my tank, anyone know the name of it?
You may have to do some of the searching (work) your self. I can not get you a deal or fill your tank for you.
you will have to call around. you could start by E-mailing

New York City, & Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
Ziegler Chemical & Mineral Corp.
600 Prospect Avenue
Piscataway, New Jersey 08854
Phone: 1-516-681-9600 or 1-732-752-4111
Fax: 1-516-681-9604
e-mail: info@zieglerchemical.com

They can tell you where the distributors are located and there in
New York not Vermont..
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Old 05-28-2006, 09:14 AM
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Gilsonite

Hope this gets to you prior to the end of the month. I repesent a company who has had excellent success with said product. We are currently lower priced than what you can find at your local hardware store. Packaging sizes are one,five and 55 gallon containers. If we can get together prior to May 31 we have a buy two get one special. Hope that you enjoy the extended weekend!
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Old 05-28-2006, 11:29 AM
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ONAHILL,

I probably won't use Gilsonite (never say never ) but Thank you for the time it took for the extensive reply, any information that people share is very helpfull as I am adding seal coating to my exsisting maintenance business.
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Old 07-04-2006, 12:03 AM
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Personally I'd use a Coal Tar Sealer if I were you...

But

This is based on my experience in dealing with Gilsonite in Chicago, it just may be that the companies using it are not good companies.

I don't want to call the product inferior, but if you read National Paving Association forums or any other objective sealcoating forum, they will tell you coal tar > gilsonite. That is as far as quality, not amount of money you can make using each one. Do you want to do a quality job and make good money, sleep well at night and get nice repeat customers or do you want to do an inferior job, "stretch" the truth to your customers and get hardly any repeat business in the years to come?

The choice is yours.
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