failedpaintThe most overlooked condition requiring surface preparation is the condition before repainting markings.  Airfield markings are exposed to all of the worst elements: rain, heat, extreme cold, chemicals, heavy loads and/or infrequent use, ultra violet light, algae and other stresses.  Each element can individually stress the markings on the pavement; but in combination, they can result in the marking materials becoming aged, faded, brittle, cracked and worn.  Removing the existing layers affected by such elements gives the new coating a better surface on which to bond.

Contaminants which can affect coating adhesion include, but not limit to:

    •    Cure compound (new concrete)
    •    Loose, flaky or poorly bonded materials
    •    Rubber deposits
    •    Oils, fuels, & jet blast
    •    Mold or algae

      Hi-Lite realizes that proper surface preparation is the most important thing you can do to assure the quality of your paint job. Up to 80% of all coatings failures can be directly attributed to inadequate surface preparation, which affects coating adhesion. That’s why Hi-Lite has invested heavily in a fleet of the hydroblasters, vacuum recovery sweepers and rotary brooms.

      Hi-Lite’s proven methods, modern equipment, and professional technicians, offer high production rates, as well as cost-effective and environmentally friendly results, while setting new standards of excellence in surface preparation.