Driveway sealer not curing? Help!


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Old 09-06-17, 01:03 PM
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Driveway sealer not curing? Help!

Hi, We sealed our driveway 16 days ago using Black Jack Ultra Maxx 1000. It went down great and looked beautiful. We drove on it after 4 days and left track marks so we have been staying off of it. We drove on it again today and still pulled off the sealer where we turned the tires.

We pressure washed prior to application and followed all the directions on the product. The weather has been in the 80's during the day and above 60 at night with low humidity (unusually warm for Seattle).

Any advice on how we can get this product to cure (hose it down, etc.)? Is this just normal with these gel type sealers? Any ideas would be appreciated. I have not been able to get any advice from the manufacturer other than to file a warranty claim which we have done, but that doesn't fix my driveway.
 
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Old 09-06-17, 01:08 PM
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How heavy did you apply it? Unless there was some type of contamination on the pavement or an application error - it sounds like a defective product. Not sure there is a fix for that other than removal.
 
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Vitanova: A quick google search says that it should dry in a few hours. Did you stir it well? That's all that comes to mind. I wouldn't wet it, maybe some fans might help.
 
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Old 09-06-17, 01:32 PM
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If the weather has been halfway decent nothing is going to help it dry after 16 days. There might be a chemical that can be sprayed onto but I wouldn't know which one. I sprayed some oil primer on siding about 45 yrs ago that didn't dry. PPG had messed up at the factory. They sent some chemists down to evaluate it and then sent us a coating to spray over it that made it cure. I don't know how that paint job fared long term.
 
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Old 09-07-17, 05:11 AM
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Thank you for the replies. We pressure washed the driveway and filled the cracks with a Black Jack product. It was in very good condition, no oil stains or anything. We turned the pails upside down as recommended and stirred each bucket with one of those stir paddles you attach to your drill for about 5 minutes. It was well mixed.
 
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Old 09-07-17, 05:19 AM
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Have you contacted the manufacturer? They may have some idea as to what would cause it to not stick or cure. At the minimum it will get you on the path for a warranty claim.
 
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Old 09-07-17, 09:37 AM
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Unfortunately the manufacturer does not have any suggestions yet. We filed the warranty claim a few days ago along with pictures so I hope they will give us some ideas once they have evaluated our case. I was just hoping someone here has had a similar experience and found something that worked.
 
 

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