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We are about to re-paint our 5 lane MDF track with top quality polyurethane floor paint and have been advised that we may have a problem ---
The track is currently painted with polyurethane gloss, with some scratches where the chassis have bottomed out on corner sections, and we have been told that problems can occur due to the additive that has been absorbed into the paint, apparently, this may cause the new paint to act strangely.
Also we have been told that the masking tape that we were going to use to protect the braid may well lift the braid when it is removed !

Does anyone out there have any experience on repainting a well goop'ed braided track -- if so could you give us some information as to any problems you may have come across !
 

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you can get a low tack masking tape there are different types of masking tape and some have a advisable removal time ie: 12hrs, 24 hrs and such or just put the tape onto a towel or cloth then peel off and then use as this will take off some of the stickiness, try Tool Station or Screw Fix they sell them under decorating atb daz
 

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Slot tracks are no different to most sorts of painting - surface preparation is vital.
I've only seen paint adhesion problems on tracks when the surface hasn't been properly prepared first.

The old paint finish will need to be cleaned thoroughly before repainting. If the old surface may have be slightly abraded to get off all the surface deposits (tyre rubber, goop, oil etc.), that'll provide a better key for the new paint.

There is no need to clean tracks perfectly just to run on and deposit another layer of tyre rubber. Clubs get used to that being good enough, so can take a short cut and omit the much better cleaning that is needed for good paint adhesion.

The adhesive under braid can deteriorate with use. Sometimes after a few year's use, the bond is very weak.
If it was weak enough for the braid to be pulled up by masking tape then it wasn't going to last much longer anyway.
Re gluing braid where necessary is part of refurbishing a track.
 
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