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Old 01-09-2013, 07:48 AM   #12
FixxiT
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Originally Posted by Irish John View Post
Seems KDOT had just painted the fog lines, in doing so they put down glass powder while the paint is wet to make the lines reflective. Unfortunately these fine State employee's did not clean up after themselves
Dood..I DO linestriping, its not "glass powder" that gets applied over the paint, its Reflective Glass Spheres, 80% rounds.
Spheres so each is, in effect, a "mini reflector" that reflects the light back.



The stuff is worse than slime on ice.
If you ever spill it on smooth concrete you cant even walk on it..seriously! Billions of mini-marbles they are

Ironically they're referred to as "Highway Safety Spheres"



My group is routinely cautioned about over application & spillage of glass spheres & liability for accidents and slip & falls. (I dont work for the State )
The application equipment, if working properly, is designed to either drop it or blow it into paint or thermo as its applied.
Your supposed to remove any overapplication from the roadway surface

If PD documented that line striping activity was a factor in your getoff, you should have no problem enlisting an attorney to take civil action against the state, should you so desire.
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