Where to buy cheap Gilsonite Oil Based Sealer?

Discussion in 'Seal Coating Forum' started by larry_chip, Apr 30, 2006.

  1. larry_chip

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

    is there a cheaper place to buy it at? this stuffs expensive!
     
  2. onahill

    onahill LawnSite Member
    from mn
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  3. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation LawnSite Silver Member
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    Gilsonite isnt sealer , its paint
     
  4. onahill

    onahill LawnSite Member
    from mn
    Posts: 65

    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. :waving: .
     
  5. onahill

    onahill LawnSite Member
    from mn
    Posts: 65

    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
     
  6. larry_chip

    larry_chip LawnSite Member
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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?
     
  7. onahill

    onahill LawnSite Member
    from mn
    Posts: 65

    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..
     
  8. jasoneven

    jasoneven LawnSite Member
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    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!
     
  9. Turf Troll

    Turf Troll LawnSite Member
    Posts: 227

    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.
     
  10. ChicagoSeal

    ChicagoSeal LawnSite Member
    Posts: 23

    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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