Wet Reflective Tape offers great durability and reflectivity, using larger and brighter beads.
Description: Our Pavement Striping Tapes are conformable and highly reflective films, which are designed to provide excellent nighttime delineation during either dry or light-to-moderate rainfall. They are precoated with a pressure sensitive adhesive for convenient application. The markings readily conform to surface when tamped and are immediately ready for pedestrian traffic following application. Pavement striping tapes are intended for applications in areas, which are well channelized and free rolling.
Hi-Index Glass Beads: To provide maximum retroreflectivity, Wet Reflective Pavement Tape uses exclusive 1.9 hi-index glass beads.. Anything less decreases retro-reflectivity and sacrifices safety.No other pavement tape matches the brilliance of Wet Reflective Pavement Tape.
Aluminum Base: Wet Reflective Pavement Tape is built upon a rugged and conformable aluminum base that molds to any road surface.
Superior Adhesive: Wet Reflective Pavement Tape exceptional adhesive provides simple unwinding paired with superior holding power.
Cost: For a fraction more than temporary paint, and significantly less than removable tape, Wet Reflective Pavement Tape provides greater retroreflectivity and eliminates replacement costs.
Superior Reflectivity: Wet Reflective Pavement Tape safely leads drivers with more than three times the retroreflectivity of temporary paint and a greater target value than raised pavement marking systems.
Preview Time: Visibility of more than twice that of temporary paint increases driver reaction and response time in unpredictable construction zones.
Conforms to Surface: Wet Reflective Pavement Tape readily conform to an infinite variety of pavement surfaces. Whether your surface is concrete, asphalt, or chip seal, Wet Reflective Pavement Tape molds to your needs.
Stays Put: Superior adhesive eliminates stray tape, minimizing replacement costs and limiting liability.
Affordable: A fraction more than temporary paint and substantially less than other reflective tapes, Wet Reflective Pavement Tape combines retroreflectivity, durability, and economy to provide the lowest cost to benefit ratio available.
Note: Sold in units of two rolls of tape.
Note: When installing in temperatures less than 50 degrees Farenheit (10 degrees C), the pavement surface should be primed with our Economical Grade Primer which is designed for temporary (removable) pavement marking tapes.
Performance Life: Our tapes are weather resistant and provide excellent color retention. Experience has shown that these highly reflective tapes are generally more durable than conventional high quality paint and will show no appreciable fading, lifting, shrinking or chipping when applied according to manufacturer's instructions. Actual performance life will be dependent upon surface and atmospheric conditions at the time of application, application method, traffic and exposure conditions. The user should test for conformance to his requirements before making large-scale applications. Abrasion or heavy wear may significantly reduce the expected performance life of the product.
Storage: Pavement marking tapes should be stored in a cool, dry area indoors and used within one year after the date of purchase.
General Conditions for Manual or Mechanical Application:
Air and pavement temperature: Minimum 50 degrees F (10 degrees C)
Surface Conditions: The pavement should be clean, dry and relatively smooth. All contaminants, such as dirt and loose asphalt particles, should be removed prior to application of markings. These tapes will not adhere well to dirt or oil residues, or over painted markings that are loose or poorly adhered.
Priming: For best results on existing asphalt or concrete portland cement surfaces, the pavement surface should be primed with Economical Grade Primer before application of the markings. One quart (0.91 liters) of primer is sufficient for a 4 in. x 50 yds. (10.1 cm x 45.7 m) roll of tape. The primer may be applied with a phenolic cored paint roller, brush or sprayer.
Application Instructions for Pavement Marking Tapes: Designed to be applied to existing asphalted concrete or portland cement concrete surfaces and are ready for traffic immediately after application.
Instructions for Application: May be applied manually or mechanically
Mark the desired position of the material on the pavement with chalk or a crayon.
After priming, allow primer to dry until it will not transfer to the finger when touched. The tape may now be applied. Caution: When unrolling the tape, gloves should be worn to prevent the film edges and core from injuring the hands.
Use butt slices. Do not overlap this material. If long lines are being put down, score the material every 15 to 20 feet.
Tamp the applied markings with a minimum of 200 lbs to insure initial adhesive contact.
To assure maximum adhesion, also tamp by driving on the newly applied markings several times.
CAUTION: This tape contains a metallic layer, which will conduct electricity. Is should not be used where electrical equipment or electrical power cords may make contact.
Q: What is the difference between "Wet Reflective" and "Construction Grade" pavement tapes?
A: The main difference is the level of reflectivity. Wet Reflective tapes have both "high index" and "low index" beads, which makes them more easily visible at night our during inclement weather conditions. Wet Reflective tapes meet all federal specifications. (State specs vary per state.) Construction Grade tapes only have "low index" beads, and are the more economical option. Because the "Wet Reflective" has more beads, it is thicker, and more heavy-duty/non-skid.
Q: Can these foil backed pavement tapes be used for permanent applications?
A: Although they were not designed to be used for permanent applications, they can have quite a long life depending on the conditions.
Q: Do I need to use a primer to install these foil backed pavement tapes?
A: A primer can be used, but is usually not necessary when installing foil backed pavement tapes. If you do use a primer, wait for it to dry completely before laying down the tape. If the air temperature is less then 50 degrees during installation, it is recommended to use a primer.
Q: How to I remove the tape from the pavement?
A: This tape can be removed by hand by peeling it off in sections. To make it easier, apply heat with a torch or heat gun.