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Black out lines

Discussion in 'Seal Coating Forum' started by viper881, Aug 28, 2012.

  1. viper881

    viper881 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 177

    What do u use to black out old lines cause they are changing the line layout?
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  2. salopez

    salopez LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 271

    black out paint or sealcoat.
  3. pgrzes

    pgrzes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 38

    Blackout paint, then sealcoat, then restripe. If you just seal and restripe the old lines will be back quickly!!!
  4. SealMeNow

    SealMeNow LawnSite Member
    Messages: 40

    I know this is an old thread, but Im thinking of getting into Line Painting.

    I have a lot to sealcoat and restripe exactly the same lines, will they be visible after i seal the asphalt so I can just restripe exactly over the old lines?

  5. Nick508

    Nick508 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 46

    I'm no expert striper but I would say no... I just did a commercial job today believe it or not, finished it yesterday(sealcoating) and striped today . I was hoping I could use the old stripes as a guideline but I couldn't see them.
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  6. dodgegmc1213

    dodgegmc1213 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 199

    Yes unless the lines are really faded and then they'll be hard to see..what I do is take gorilla tape and tape the end of the outer lines and a few in the middle, pull the tape up now you know where the ends are just run a chalk line or measuring line and mark the remainder lines...also if the lines run up to a curb or sidewalk I mark the left side of each line with chalk on the curb.
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  7. joeE

    joeE LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 284

    ditto, i sometimes use tape w/corner folded (4 quick p u) on both ends (if no crb). u will learn 2 c a texture
    change, line is smother most times, angle of view matters at times. u will know b 4 u seal by texture change, thickness & #of coat(s). use tape at first, way faster than new layout.
  8. dodgegmc1213

    dodgegmc1213 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 199

    Angle of view as well as day light (cloudy or sunny, the angle of the sun)
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