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User currently offlineLASOctoberB6 From Japan, joined Nov 2006, 2380 posts, RR: 1
Posted (6 years 11 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2275 times:

How often do airports repave their runways? also, at an airport like LAS, will they ever repave the taxiways that have been sun burnt? how likely is it?


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User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (6 years 11 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2272 times:

What is it "Repaint" or "repave" ?  Wink

Quoting LASOctoberB6 (Thread starter):
Repaint 



Quoting LASOctoberB6 (Thread starter):
repave



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User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6372 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (6 years 11 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2240 times:

Quoting LASOctoberB6 (Thread starter):
will they ever repave the taxiways that have been sun burnt?

As someone who has worked at a desert airport, in the summer nonetheless, I would love to know how a taxiway could possibly get "sun burnt?" White lineboys who work on it and don't wear sun protection are known to get a bit red, however  cool   sun 

Also, a bit of advice, don't spill Jet-A on fresh asphalt (like, repaved within the past month) when it's 115 deg. F out. The doolies in the Jet-A truck are known to sink into the pavement under such circumstances  shhh 



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User currently offlineFlightShadow From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 965 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (6 years 11 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2088 times:

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 2):
I would love to know how a taxiway could possibly get "sun burnt?"

I believe he is using some rather unique word choice to refer to the painted lines on airport surfaces getting worn out by the sun/planes constantly rolling over them.



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User currently offlineLASOctoberB6 From Japan, joined Nov 2006, 2380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (6 years 11 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2047 times:

Quoting FlightShadow (Reply 3):
orn out by the sun/planes constantly rolling over them.

what i meant was the cracks in the pavement (how often are they "filled" in) and how often an airport would repaint their white (and every other color) lines and the such..



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User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6372 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (6 years 11 months 23 hours ago) and read 2043 times:

Quoting LASOctoberB6 (Reply 4):
what i meant was the cracks in the pavement (how often are they "filled" in) and how often an airport would repaint their white (and every other color) lines and the such..

Depends on the airport, however from what I've seen, taxiway cracks are filled similarly to how they're done on the highway, just use tar...it was the county road crew that did the job at the GA field I worked at  Smile As for painting, well that was usually done by hand (as opposed to how the highway dept. handles the job...).



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User currently offlineJBo From Sweden, joined Jan 2005, 2321 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 11 months 19 hours ago) and read 2043 times:

How often runway/taxiway markings get repainted depend largely on the environment in which the airport is located and the financial resources the airport has at-hand.

Up here in the snow belt, many airports paint their markings every year or two years due to the wear and tear over the winter of plow blades scraping the paint when removing snow.



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User currently offlineDoug_Or From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3402 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (6 years 11 months 9 hours ago) and read 2043 times:

Quoting FlightShadow (Reply 3):
the sun/planes constantly rolling over them.

This is actauly a mjor problem in the desert. Whenever the sun rolls over them they are completely incinerated



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User currently offlineJBo From Sweden, joined Jan 2005, 2321 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2043 times:

Quoting Doug_Or (Reply 7):
This is actauly a mjor problem in the desert. Whenever the sun rolls over them they are completely incinerated

:D

Blasted sun!



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