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Spray Systems

How do you prime the 130 or 230 Gallon Spray Systems?

The pumps are self-priming pumps so as long as your sealer is diluted properly and you have ample sealer in your tank your sprayer will self-prime. Always make sure that air isn’t sucking into the pump or you will lose prime and your pump will get quite hot potentially compromising the main seal which leads to a leaking pump.

If the sealer is too thick the pump will struggle with a prime as it’s like sucking a thick milkshake through a small straw.

Make sure your sealer is diluted at 20% to 30% at all times.

Check out this related article: priming your spray system.

How do I clean out my spray system between uses?

If you’re using the sealer within the week it can remain in the tank. Just periodically agitate the material in the tank to prevent it from settling and starting to cure.

If you want to remove the sealer from your main tank and store the sealer, we recommend taking off your spray tip and starting your unit up and then pumping the sealer into a drum or separate storage tank. Once this is done, flush your main tank out with water.

You can flush out your spray system by connecting the transfer kit or suction hose to a bucket or drum of water.

Simply turn your unit to Spray mode and spray the sealer back out into the drum or bucket that you got it from originally.

For more details, see this blog post: https://blog.asphaltkingdom.com/priming-spray-system

Can I spray sand with the 130 or 230 Gallon Spray Systems?

Our spray systems work only with Asphalt Emulsion Sealer.

If you use:

  • a sealer with sand, 
  • or oil based sealer,

the spray system will not work: the pump will need repair and you may even blow the engine.

If you use the wrong sealer your warranty is voided in the same way as if you were using diesel fuel in a gasoline engine for your truck. 

Does the Portable Spray System come with the suction and discharge hoses?

Yes it does.

How long is the hose?

This system includes a 50 foot 3/4" diameter hose, rated to 275psi.

Will the portable spray system work with a tote?

Yes, but not out of the box - you need to purchase the optional Tote Connection Kit.

Can I flush the unit without touching the sealer?

Yes, simply close the main valve on the bottom of the tote. Disconnect the suction hose from the bottom of the tote and then put that end of the hose in a 5 gallon pail and turn the valve above the pump to spray mode and then start the engine. The pump will suck the water up out of the 5 gallon pail into the pump and down the spray hose out the gun and then spray the water out of the gun back into the 5 gallon pail you just sucked up and you can recirculate it in the pail like this while having the engine on low idle.

Can this system spray sealer with sand in it?

We cannot warranty a system if sand has been used in it as it will wear and ruin the seals. We do however, suggest applying the sand by hand with a grass seeding machine after applying a thin wet coat of sealer and then applying a second coat of sealer over top of the sand layer as a final coat.

Does the system re-circulate as well as agitation systems?

300 gallon metal tanks with sweep agitation blades mostly move the product contents near the outside walls of the storage tank. The heavy paddles usually rotate very slowly and are driven by cumbersome gears, chains, and pulleys. The product near the center of the tank may never even get mixed at all!

To observe this, try this revealing experiment:

First take a can of paint, secondly take a paint stir stick. Now stir the contents using the stir stick only along the inside edge of the paint can slowly. Try to emulate the speed of a paddle moving around the inside of a storage tank. What happens to the contents in the center of the paint can? Hardly moves or mixes at all doesn't it?

The re-circulation system that comes with the AK Tote, Drum, Portable, 130 and 230 Sprayers is absolutely amazing. Your sealer mixes up in 3 to 4 minutes and ready to apply.

What sort of sealer can I spray?

These systems can be used with specific brands of Asphalt Emulsion sealer. The systems cannot spray sealer with sand.

Approved Sealers:

  • Asphalt Emulsion (AE): GemSeal, Sealmaster and Neyra sealers only without the addition of any latex additives

We can't guarantee the performance of the systems with other people's sealer because they may add additives that we don't know about that could affect the performance of the pump, hoses, circulation, etc. We use the industry's best-quality sealer and we can assure you that you will not have any issues with it; if you wish to use another brand of sealer please contact the manufacturer to guarantee performance with your spray system.

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Crack Repair Machines

How do I clean the nozzle on my crack repair machine?

One of the RynoWorx Crack Repair Machines' greatest advantages is how much bigger the nozzle is than the competition's.  That means it's less prone to plugging up when you're on the job.

Another innovation is that it is fully removable for cleaning. Start by heating it up with your accessory torch.  Using a pair of heat-proof gloves or vice grips, slide the valve right out and let the excess material flow out. This will leave a clear passage for the next crack repair job you are doing.  

Can I melt thermoplastic?

You can not melt the thermoplastic with the melter machine.

The torch will not ignite or the torch will not stay lit

Possible Causes

  • 1) The fuel level could be too low
  • 2) The propane cylinder valve could be partially or fully closed, which can restrict fuel flow
  • 3)The pressure regulator valve may be in the off position or may not be providing sufficient fuel flow
  • Known Solutions

    • 1) Check and refill your fuel tank
    • 2) Ensure your fuel valve is fully open. You can do this by turning the knob fully counter-clockwise
    • 3) You may increase the pressure from the regulator by turning the knob clockwise

How do I know the crack fill won't clog up where it bottlenecks in the spout?

It's good to clean it out completely after 5 uses; otherwise, there is a possibility of charring rubber in areas where there may be multiple layers of rubber built up. To clean it, heat it up and scrape it out with a scraper on a broom handle. Then start fresh with a brand new box of crack fill.

Could we use a 50ft hose instead of a 25ft with the asphalt crack cleaning heat lance?

The 25ft hose that comes with the heat lance is ergonomically designed for easy maneuvering and easy access to cracks. Due to the size of the compressor, a 25ft hose is the max as we lose too much psi at 50ft and would not provide enough volume of air to work. The machine cannot be modified as designed.

Can I purchase parts for the Asphalt Crack Cleaning Heat Lance, like hoses and heat lance?

Yes, replacement parts such as quick connect, hose fitting, hose, regulator and tire assembly are also available.

How do you assemble the RY10 Pro or RY10 Elite?

This video shows you step by step how to assemble the RY10 Pro or RY10 Elite Crackfill Melter Applicator.

The asphalt comes out too quickly even by barely touching the release valve, is there something I can do to get the flow slower, or the release less touchy?

To make it a little easier to control the flow of the crackfill:

  • Lower the temperature of the kettle and it will cause the rubber to flow more slowly.
  • Lengthen the control arm for the valve by adjusting the turnbuckle. That way, you will be able to have the handle closer to the handlebars, and your hand will be more closed, which should provide more control for the valve operation.
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Line Stripers

How do I clean my PowrLiner 550 or PowrLiner 850?

Every time you use the system, flush the sprayer, hose, and gun out with water when you finish painting. Since these systems only use water-based paints, keeping them clean couldn't be simpler! Put the tips in a jar of Titan's 4 oz Bottle Piston Lube to keep them ready for your next job.

Why should I add the Caster Wheel?

Why upgrade to the Caster Wheel? Time. Although the 850 has a turnable front wheel, it's a manual pull-pin, which requires you to stop painting, go to the front of the machine, and adjust the pin, then go back to the machine and start painting the lines again. With the cable caster, it works like brakes on a mountain bike - squeeze from the handlebar and turn on the fly.

Is the V 5900 self-propelling?

No, this unit is not a self propel line striper.

The PowrLiner 3500 was delivered with oil in the tank, is that engine oil? Will I need to empty it and replace it with engine oil?

All line-stripers are shipped with engine oil, check the fill level and if it is satisfactory, proceed.

What type of gas do we use for PL850?

Use regular unleaded fuel for all Titan line striping machines, such as automotive gasoline that has a pump octane number of 86 or higher, or that has a research octane number of 91 or higher. Unleaded fuel produces fewer engine and spark plug deposit,s and extends the life of the exhaust system components.

Never use stale or contaminated gasoline or an oil/gasoline mixture. Avoid getting dirt, dust, or water in the fuel tank.
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Sealer Questions

How do you get water into a full 55 gallon drum to mix?

Mix the drum of sealer thoroughly as-is. Then take a 5 gallon pail and scoop out two buckets worth of sealer and store it in 5 gallon pails or another empty drum or tank. Then add in two pails of water into the drum. Make sure you do this in a gravel parking lot or area where you don’t have to worry about spillage. Also be sure to have a 5 gallon pail of water and some sponges or rags handy for any cleanup.

How many square feet does the sealer cover?

We carry commercial-grade DOT spec sealer with a coverage rate of 100 square feet per gallon.

  • 5,500 square feet per 55 gallon drum. 
  • 22,000 square ft per pallet of sealer and 
  • 27,500 square feet of coverage per 275 gallon tote

Can I spray sand with the 130 or 230 Gallon Spray Systems?

Our spray systems work only with Asphalt Emulsion Sealer.

If you use:

  • a sealer with sand, 
  • or oil based sealer,

the spray system will not work: the pump will need repair and you may even blow the engine.

If you use the wrong sealer your warranty is voided in the same way as if you were using diesel fuel in a gasoline engine for your truck. 

When is it too warm or too cold to apply sealer?

Temperatures must be 55 degrees or warmer for 3 hours after application for it to dry properly. Cure times will be longer in cooler conditions. The hotter it is, the faster the water evaporates from the sealer and the dry time can be as fast as 30 minutes. Try not to apply if hotter than 105°F.

How long does sealer need to dry before it rains?

Ideally sealer should dry for a couple of hours before it rains. It may need more time if it's very cloudy and humid.

How long does it need to dry before I do a second coat?

There is no need for two coats, but if you're doing two coats, do them a week apart so the sealer has time to cure completely.

Is DSF a quick dry additive?

No. DSF is the “Quick Drive” all in one additive. DSF accelerates cure time chemically. All other additives still require the suns passive curing process to dry and eventually cure sealcoating.

Does DSF contain any hardeners?

No. DSF does not contain any acrylic or brittle polyvinyl resins like some products. DSF rubberizes the seal coat as it cures where hardening additives cause the seal coat to become brittle which causes premature cracking or flaking.

We do not recommend using any other additives when using DSF. DSF is an all in one additive offering all the features and more of other additives combined. Your money would be wasted to use two products for the same result.

Should I dilute my sealer?

Your sealer comes Ready to Use so you do not really need to dilute unless needed to. If needed - like during the hot days of summer, you can dilute up to 5-10%.

How much FSA should I use with my Asphalt Sealer?

Here is the recommended ratio:

Sealer Concentrate: 100 Gallons
FSA : 2- 5 Gallons
Water: 10 to 30 Gallons

If your spray system is designed to work with sand (AK's Drum, Tote, Portable, 130 and 230 gallon systems do NOT work with sand) then you can also add:

Sand: 300-500lbs

In cold weather increase the amount of FSA to 7-10 gallons.

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Crackfiller Questions

How many linear feet does the crack fill cover?

  • 6.7 linear ft of coverage per pound of crackfiller. This means you get 200 linear ft per 30 LBS box of crackfiller.
  • 7,200 linear feet per half pallet of thirty six 30 LBS boxes
  • 15,000 linear feet with a pallet including seventy five 30 LBS boxes.

What should the pavement temperature be to crack fill?

You can fill cracks as long as the pavement is 40°F or warmer. If it is colder but you need to fill cracks, use a heat lance to heat the pavement up before you apply it.

What temperature does the crackfiller need to be to flow?

The best temperature for heating your material to is 380 - 400°F (193 - 204°C) ; any higher than 400°F may severely damage product. Prolonged heating can also damage the product - heat it only when you are ready to apply it.

How long can I keep unopened crack sealant?

Our crack filler has a shelf life of 10 years unopened. It's why so many of our customers choose to take advantage our half-pallet and pallet offerings: the savings are so high it is worth storing them until you need them. It can be stored outside; just cover it with weather-resistant pallet wrap and keep it out of the sun.

How long does it take Gator Patch to dry when it's 60°F?

At that temperature, expect it to dry in 3-4 hours. It will continue to cure for another 24-48 hours, after which time you can sealcoat over it to help with durability.

Can I use Gator Patch to cover my whole driveway?

Gator Patch is just a patch, not a resurfacer. It is designed to patch areas with cracks up to 1" deep. You would save money if you use Gator Patch on alligator cracks then sealcoat everywhere else.

Can I put down sealer before gator patch? Do I need to seal the area treated with Gator Patch?

You can put them down in either order; however if you put the Gator Patch down first and then sealcoat over top of it for a more uniform finish.

How much Gator Patch should I apply?

It's like peanut butter on toast: you want a layer that covers pavement and seeps into the cracks, but not so thick that it's all Gator Patch and no pavement. The longer your strokes, the more visually appealing it will be when it dries. Use a hard trowel or a stiff squeegee to smooth it on evenly.

Can I use Gator Patch to fill linear cracks at the same time?

Rubberized Hot Pour Filler is a better solution for this problem because it has better expansion properties due to its higher rubber content. Rubber crack filler will expand and contract with heat and cold; Gator Patch does not have the same flexibility, so using it to fill cracks could allow moisture to seep into your asphalt's foundation.

Do I have to wait for the crack filler to dry before applying sealant? or can I just spray right over the repaired cracks right away?

As soon as the crackfill comes back to ambient temperature (same temperature as the air around it), you can go ahead and sealcoat.
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Can I visit your warehouse to see your equipment and products?

No, our locations are all fabrication plants and shipping facilities. We do not have staff and showrooms to accommodate you if you want to come and visit. You can however see all of our products and equipment on our website and we will be glad to speak with you in person regarding our products and equipment and provide detailed quotes.

What type of trailer do you provide?

It depends on the order and carrier company that we asked to ship that order. For freight delivery, it usually use an 18-wheeler truck. Small orders only use a van or small truck.

I waited 24 hours for sealer to cure before striping, but all of my white lines and blue handicap symbols turned brown. I waited another day, and the results turned out the same. I had to come back 2 weeks after to restripe the parking lot to cover the brown bleed through.

So sorry that you had to go through such trouble. Humidity can have a huge effect on how long sealer cures. If, after 24 hours and the sealer still feels tacky to the touch, it has not cured sufficiently. If it hasn't had ample time to cure, then it will bleed.

We recommend at least 24 hours of dry hot weather to allow the sealer to cure properly. If the weather is humid, overcast and moist, it will be harder for sealer to cuter, which can lead to bleeding through the paint.

The lines and handicap symbols I painted 24 hours after applying sealer to a parking lot turned brown. I waited one more day, but it turned out the same way. I had to redo the stripes and symbols after two weeks to cover up.

Sealer needs to cure for at least 24-48 hours in ideal temperature and weather conditions before applying traffic paint to ensure that no bleeding happens. Moist, humid and cold weather can delay proper curing time, so it is highly recommended to check the weather forecasts before sealcoating to ensure that the material sets and dries properly. To check if the sealer has dried, run your finger over the sealed surface and see whether the material still feels tacky to the touch. If it is, it might be best to give it more time to dry.

Can a shipment be expedited?

Yes, we can, charges may vary. However, if it has been shipped, we won't be able to reschedule it.

How long will shipping take for the Titan 759-150 Side Striper and is there a split payment plan? If so, can I please have more information on how to apply for this payment option?

Please allow 5-10 Business Days for this item to be delivered. You may also apply for a monthly payment option via Clicklease. Simply click the "Apply Now" icon on the product page and you will be redirected to their website for approval.

Where are you located?

Asphalt Kingdom ships from their locations in the U.S.A, and in Canada. Having locations in Canada and the U.S.A. allows us to avoid customs fees and duty delays, and timely headaches.

  •  Auburn Hills, MI, USA 
  • Plymouth, MI, USA 
  • Atlanta, GA, USA 
  • Dallas, TX, USA 
  • Detroit, MI, USA 
  • Baltimore, MD, USA 
  • Greensboro, NC, USA 
  • Boston, MA, USA 
  • Memphis, TN, USA 
  • Chicago, IL, USA 
  • Tampa, FL, USA 
  • New Dundee, ON, Canada 
  • Drummondville, QC, Canada
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