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#1 Horsepower

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Posted 30 April 2021 - 04:11 AM

I need a little help! I am rebuilding my old  3 lane routed MDF track that I built in 2002 and I'm wondering what paint to use for the roadway. THE OLD PAINT WAS A GRAY GARAGE AND BASEMENT FLOOR PAINT. What is the best stuff to use for today's modern tracks? It is a flat track and new scenery is planned for it.


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Posted 30 April 2021 - 08:01 AM

I like Rustoleum water based epoxy I believe it is the 5200 series. I prefer high gloss but it is available in other finishes. It is 2 parts so get the hardener and the colour components shaken up (without combining them) before you leave the store. Makes them easier to mix together.



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Posted 30 April 2021 - 08:36 AM

Plain old semi gloss or flat latex works pretty good on a HOME track with no glues or chemicals spread on the track.   Semi gloss will show track flaws, flat will kind of cover them up.


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Posted 30 April 2021 - 10:48 AM

Rustoleum #5300 is the epoxy based formula and is what Don Bryans used when he refurbed my track.  #5200 is an Acrylic based product.


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Posted 30 April 2021 - 11:48 AM

https://www.rustoleu...ology-uma-white

 

You can have it tinted any color you want and it works great for all kinds of tires. Just ask Dennis Samson as his home track is painted with it as well as my test/ setup track.

 

We use no glue on it.


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Posted 30 April 2021 - 03:28 PM

Wow,thanks for the answers! I am concerned because of a local raceway that popped up many years ago here in Chicago.They painted their tracks with some of the worst paint imaginable, and although it looked great you  could make your car spin out just by hitting it full throttle. The cars would spin out right from the spot they were launched from. Now, my garage floor paint seemed to work great but I wanted the latest and best paint possible. Thanks again for the responses.  :D


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Posted 30 April 2021 - 04:43 PM

These guys have bragged on the paint Dennis  used before.    I would sure check it out, it sounds like a good choice.   It's great if you can run most any tire and get good grip.    MOST paints/tracks  are  sensitive to   one particular type of tire.    If I ever repaint, I will try the Rustoleum.      


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Posted 10 May 2021 - 11:55 PM

So far, I have been unable to locate the RUSTOLEUM UMA paint in black. PAPPY says he had good luck with regular Latex Semi-Gloss so I may try that. I remember that the magazines always recommended black board enamel. Anybody ever use that?


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Posted 11 May 2021 - 09:53 AM

I used to buy the Rustoleum epoxy from Grainger. I thought you could get it at US Home depot stores but I do not see a listing.


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Posted 11 May 2021 - 10:10 AM

So far, I have been unable to locate the RUSTOLEUM UMA paint in black. PAPPY says he had good luck with regular Latex Semi-Gloss so I may try that. I remember that the magazines always recommended black board enamel. Anybody ever use that?

Hey Gary,

It comes in white and they tint it for you.


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Posted 11 May 2021 - 10:32 AM

Gary,
I used a Rustoleum 2 part epoxy kit, from Home Depot, for my King.

Traction is terrific but the light grey shows tire rubber too much.

For my flat track, I used a Sherwin Williams 2 part marine epoxy.

It's application was identical to the Rustoleum, except I specified Graphite as the color.

It's as close to being black, without being black, as possible.

Traction is terrific for both sponge and silicone
tires, and the tire rubber blends in, so it always looks good.

Not all Sherwin Williams stores carry it.

I got mine at the store at 55th and Willow Springs Road, in Countryside, near the Countryside, Lagrange, Western Springs border.

Coincidentally, that building was a slot car raceway in the 60's.
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Posted 11 May 2021 - 04:03 PM

Hey Gary,

It comes in white and they tint it for you.

Thanks Barney! Thanks for letting me know. I saw that all the stores carried only white and I was thinking "Hmm, limited color choice". DUH!


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Posted 11 May 2021 - 04:06 PM

Gary,
I used a Rustoleum 2 part epoxy kit, from Home Depot, for my King.

Traction is terrific but the light grey shows tire rubber too much.

For my flat track, I used a Sherwin Williams 2 part marine epoxy.

It's application was identical to the Rustoleum, except I specified Graphite as the color.

It's as close to being black, without being black, as possible.

Traction is terrific for both sponge and silicone
tires, and the tire rubber blends in, so it always looks good.

Not all Sherwin Williams stores carry it.

I got mine at the store at 55th and Willow Springs Road, in Countryside, near the Countryside, Lagrange, Western Springs border.

Coincidentally, that building was a slot car raceway in the 60's.

Thanks Mike! I am pretty close to the Sherwin Williams and also the Home Depot (brother, they're EVERYWHERE), so now I have some options. Thank you everybody.  :D


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Posted 12 May 2021 - 06:15 AM

Lowes is showing the Rustoleum #5300 as in stock at my local stores.

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Posted 10 June 2021 - 01:42 PM

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