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Old 07-06-2009, 07:59 PM   #1
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Question Paint on the track....

Im definately not a track lizard... and as Im watching the Laguna Seca race on tv I notice a bunch of them ride on the pavement lines especially in the turns. Is this a "special" kind of paint or atleast different than what they use on our highways and streets? I know on the street the paint is slippery as , and I could only imagine doing a buck thirty with my knee dragging... I would loose it.
Thanks for the answers guys. I dont mean to ask a stupid question.
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Old 07-06-2009, 08:01 PM   #2
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For the most part they are usually not at max lean angle when the are goin over the paint. And yes it's a little slick
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Old 07-06-2009, 08:29 PM   #3
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That's a good question. As it turns out there is "MotoGP spec paint" that is used on MotoGP tracks. One can assume that it has a higher coefficient of friction than most paint.
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That's a good question. As it turns out there is "MotoGP spec paint" that is used on MotoGP tracks. One can assume that it has a higher coefficient of friction than most paint.
That was also my understanding for the GP tracks across the pond.

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it is FIM approved paint
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Old 07-06-2009, 10:37 PM   #6
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crazy expensive.
I forget how much, but I think it was like $500/quart or somthing like that.
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Old 07-06-2009, 10:39 PM   #7
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Not a dumb question. Ive wondered the same thing. Thanks for asking!
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Old 07-06-2009, 10:47 PM   #8
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It is non slip paint. Only a few tracks in the US use it. Miller and Laguna come to mind.
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crazy expensive.
I forget how much, but I think it was like $500/quart or somthing like that.
I'll make you some real cheap
a gallon of household gloss (oil based) with about two pound of coarse sand in it
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Old 07-07-2009, 09:22 AM   #10
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I'll make you some real cheap
a gallon of household gloss (oil based) with about two pound of coarse sand in it
Adhesive backed sandpaper...
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crazy expensive.
I forget how much, but I think it was like $500/quart or somthing like that.
No fuggin way!
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just don't try to ride on it when it's wet.
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just don't try to ride on it when it's wet.
unless you have skillzz
did you see Spies pass Xaus for the lead in race 1 Misano???
crazy
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The high end guys get this paint on their tracks however if you are running at local tracks I would be wary of riding on the paint. Also local curbing is not like international tracks curbing. Local tracks is rougher and typically raised pretty good mostly for cars. International tracks "curbing" seems to be more track with some FIM speced paint on it to tell them where the edge is (I could be wrong).

On a side note anyone know if the paint for the blend line in T1 at TWS (Texas World Speedway) is slippery, I always avoid it as much as I can at a good lean angle but haven't had any issues going over it if I have to.
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Thanks guys for all your feedback!
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On a side note anyone know if the paint for the blend line in T1 at TWS (Texas World Speedway) is slippery, I always avoid it as much as I can at a good lean angle but haven't had any issues going over it if I have to.
extremely slippery when wet.....in the dry i don't have any problems.
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