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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. Aways 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 Refined Coal Tar (Commercial Grade) Water-Based Sealer and we have specifically tested our systems with the coal tar sealer we sell on our site.

If you use:

  • Asphalt Emulsion sealer, 
  • 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 are field-tested with our own brand of Coal Tar asphalt sealer. The systems cannot spray sealer with sand, and they cannot spray Asphalt Emulsion sealer.

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.  

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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 Tip Clean 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.
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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 Refined Coal Tar (Commercial Grade) Water-Based Sealer and we have specifically tested our systems with the coal tar sealer we sell on our site.

If you use:

  • Asphalt Emulsion sealer, 
  • 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.

Why should I dilute my sealer?
Asphalt is like a sponge which can only absorb so much sealer. Thicker isn't better if it doesn't get absorbed. We recommend between 25-30% dilution to get good even coverage at maximum efficiency.
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?
You get 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 and 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?
Yes you could. It will be a lot more costly than what is necessary though - you would save money if you used Gator Patch on alligator cracks and 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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General
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.
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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