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    When you resurface a tennis court is it common to see squeegee marks?

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    Yes. All courts will have them. They are more visible depending onto angle of the sun. We have found much easier to resurface when the temp is cooler, not too hot. Also we have used tar paper to pull the material onto rather then twisting the the squeegee around in a tight space on a two color court.

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    • #3
      I have had them looking similar to this, and I have tried to make go away by another coat but still end up seeing them.

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      • #4
        There is also the sand load factor to consider and the speed of play you are trying to attain.

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        • #5
          We get squeegee marks on most courts. It’s going to happen. You just have to make sure the sand load is correct and inform the client that it can happen

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          • #6
            These are pickle ball courts. Turned out awesome.

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            • #7
              Here’s some courts with nasty squeegee marks. This is from Bally’s hotel in Las Vegas. We did not do this, but I had to get a pic to show marks happen to everyone. It comes down to customer education.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Asphaltman View Post
                Here’s some courts with nasty squeegee marks. This is from Bally’s hotel in Las Vegas. We did not do this, but I had to get a pic to show marks happen to everyone. It comes down to customer education.
                Thats at Bally's Casino? wow, that dont look good.. I bet it was done in house.. Are the courts in use?

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                • #9
                  Just more input on squeegee marks. You will get some from normal application, but the bad ones (like in the Bally's picture above) is from too much water in the mix. It shows the lighter, washed-out look, and you can see where the puddle actually starts to run a little bit. Color coatings are a bit more sensitive to over dilution, so just something to watch. If it is very hot and you are having trouble applying the coatings, make sure to put a final coat down in the morning. That is the most important finish coat. Also, make sure that you are using a soft rubber squeegee, made for sport surfaces. Too stiff of squeegee rubber will make pronounced application marks. See attached pictures showing a streaky look, from over dilution.

                  The type of sand used in the color coatings is very important, as well. Clean, rounded silica sand (80-100 mesh) is ideal. it rolls in the puddle under the squeegee instead of dragging, like when a stone gets in the mix. Larger, angular shaped sand will cause more streaks.

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