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A-frame white line
« on: July 11, 2016, 06:20:39 PM »
What do you recommend to paint the white line on the Shipp rubber? A-frame built and rubber is here, gotta slap it on and add the white line! Or do you paint all the rubber? I think i've seen photos that just has the white line on it.
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Re: A-frame white line
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2016, 06:56:32 PM »
I would like to know as well!

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Re: A-frame white line
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2016, 07:00:52 PM »
This is what I use and I just paint a two inch wide line.

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« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2016, 07:12:42 PM »
This is what I use and I just paint a two inch wide line.

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« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2016, 07:13:46 PM »
At the local ace hardware store.

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« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2016, 10:35:52 PM »
I've bought it at an automotive store as well.

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« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2016, 10:53:06 PM »
I just use 3m tape that way I can pull it off and replace whenever it looks tatty
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« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2016, 07:28:45 AM »
I suppose my bright UT Orange duct tape won't do then (giggles)..

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« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2016, 09:14:44 AM »
I've just used basic white spray paint.

White duct tape is not the best option for a trial because some dogs still slide down the ramp and will catch their feet on it pulling it out of place. I have the painted on lines for my trial equipment and the duct tape at home for practice, so I've used both. I will definitely be painting the line on my practice equipment one of these days!

One thing you can do is paint the line on the rubber, then put a small piece of white duct tape on the side of the contact (on the frame) so it's easy to see from all angles.

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« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2016, 09:31:12 AM »
I have sprayed painted the entire contact area yellow.  I do this because we run in a barn that has dark black shaved rubber footing, easier to judge this way.  Just have to re-spray every once in a while.

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Re: A-frame white line
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2016, 04:58:57 AM »
If your a-frame lives outdoors, duct tape doesn't last all that long.  Some duct tapes are perhaps more designed for indoor decorative use than others.  My white duct tape will sort of disintegrate after 3 or 4 months.  I have other colors, yellow is one, that last better.

Has anyone tried the bright yellow or orange paint used to dip tool handles in?
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Re: A-frame white line
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2016, 05:16:51 AM »
Another Aframe question:
I used contact cement for the Shipp rubber as they recommended but the edges seemed to have not sealed down. I don't want flappy edges. How do you all suggest finishing the edges of the frame so the rubber doesn't peal up? I am thinking of getting some sort of glue rather than contact cement, or maybe finishing nails that would tack it down and be flat and between the grooves of the rubber so it wouldn't affect anything even if a dog did step on the edge?
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Re: A-frame white line
« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2016, 08:25:25 AM »
I've always used Chemrex 948 to glue my rubber onto the contacts. It works beautifully and I've never had to rivet/screw/etc the edges!
It comes in a caulk tube (sm or lg). Just squeeze it on, then trowel it. Squirt it with water, let sit for 15-20 min, then apply. Weight it overnight making sure to get weight all along the edges.

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« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2016, 11:03:55 AM »
I glued my Shipp rubber down with LePages solvent based contact cement and on the edges I used a bead of exterior construction glue Lepages PL400 . I applied it to 2 sets of contacts; 1 with painted plywood and the other with aluminum composite.  In 5 years its still as solid as the day I put it on.  I painted one with a line using Plasti-Dip.  The other has the entire contact painted using Tremclad paint.  The Plasti-Dip hardened the surface a bit but since its just a line I'm not concerned.

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Re: A-frame white line
« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2016, 08:58:06 PM »
The key with contact cement is you want to apply several coats before you adhere the two together.... aluminum angle (the thin "trim" type usually used on enclosed trailers) clamped over the edges and then screwed in from the sides would give a nice clean look as well vs. just putting screws around the edge....

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