Railways crossings have always been a hard ask when it comes to a long-lasting, quick-drying durable line marking. This article shows you how to apply Meon’s RoadLine Q285 which has been specially formulated for use on Railway Level Crossings.
1. Prepare The Area
The application surface should be sound and clean, free from grease, oil, rust, scale, dirt, or any other soiling that might affect adhesion or performance. Sweep the area and ensure it is clear from debris or flaking paint.
2. Tape Out The Area
Tape out the lines using the gaffa tape supplied in the kits, to the desired line width. Do not apply when the air or surface temperature is below 0°C, less than 3°C above dew point, or if this is likely to occur during the curing period. Do not apply when the surface is wet or humidity levels are higher than 90%.
3. Mixing Part A
Ensure that Part A is throughly mixed, using the provided mixing paddle.
4. Add In Part B And Mix For 2 Minutes
Add in all of Part B and continue mixing for 2 minutes, pour mixture into the tray provided
5. Applying the Paint
Apply the paint between the two lines, with a medium pile roller evenly at a minimum of 180 micron thickness. Which can be measured with a film thickness gauge. Use the provided roller to apply the product. Allow the product to fully cure before trafficking the site.
Wet Film Gauges are available from Meon to ensure a consistent coverage.
6. Over Scatter With Beads
It is key to apply the beads immediately after applying the Q285 mixture as it cures very quickly. Split larger areas into smaller sections to avoid the paint curing before beads can be applied.
7. Remove Tape As Soon As You Finish Applying the Beads
As soon as the beads have been applied remove the gaffa tape in a slow, consistent movement to ensure a crisp edge. We would recommend these reflective beads which have been tested to work with the Q285 paint.
Preparation is key: the application surface should be sound and clean, free from grease, oil, rust, scale, dirt, or any other soiling that might affect adhesion or performance. This is especially important when overcoating existing line markings, it is further recommended that you create test areas to ensure good adhesion and/or compatibility with the substrate prior to coating the whole area.