We are pleased to introduce GRAY Pli·Stix® Permanent Concrete Joint & Crack Filler. This product, like it’s black version Pli-Stix® that has been available since 1999, is the same, hot applied, patented, permanent joint and crack filler...but now it’s GRAY! After many requests for gray to fill concrete or faded blacktop…here it is and you don’t need a 200 gallon melter to apply it! Just clean out joint or crack, pack and melt with any household torch or heat gun. Lifetime Guarantee.
Clean it... Take a screwdriver & scratch out all debris from inside the crack, then sweep it clean with a whisk broom. Crack must be dry.
Pack it... uncoil & cut the appropriate size stix & shape/pack into crack with fingertip pressure. Using the screwdriver, press the stixinto the crack approximately 1/16" to 1/8" below actual pavement surface level. To achieve a neat overall appearance, do not overfill crack. The material seals In It...Not On It. (*Note: If the crack is not as wide as the 1/2" Pli-Stix™, we recommend stretching the Pli-Stix™ out...you can leave it in the sun for a while to make it easier to stretch. You can also splice it with a razor blade. You can also use a rubber mallet to help form the strip for the pavement cracks & also help in the "wedging in" effort). If you have a VERY narrow crack you may have to heat a knife with your torch so that it splices the Stix like a butter knife!
Melt it...NOTICE! For concrete pavement repairs, follow these instructions: Portland cement (‘concrete’) can contain trapped moisture, which can cause "popping or spalling" when heated. To minimize this condition, dry concrete prior to applying Pli-Stix™. Pre-warm the concrete surface by moving the torch flame back and forth approximately 12" from the surface, until concrete is completely dry (about 30-40 seconds). Do NOT overheat concrete or asphalt pavement adjacent to crack or joint to be repaired. Excessive heat can cause discoloring and may break down pavement composition. It is best to heat for a short period of time per instructions to prevent excessive heating to adjacent surfaces. Note: Save time and purchase either our CSX-900 Cane Torch extender our really speed up application with our NEW walk behind CSX-1000 PRO MELT TORCH!
Melt-it: Once the Pli-Stix™ are packed into the crack or joint, light the propane torch, adjust the flame until the total flame is 3-4” long and the blue tip is approximately 1” long. Follow manufacturer’s instructions when using torch. Hold the flame at a 45 degree angle 3” from the Pli-Stix™ and begin heating by moving the flame back and forth, in a slow, even motion (DO NOT HOLD FLAME IN ONE PLACE OVER Pli-Stix™ –KEEP MOVING BACK AND FORTH). Heat approximately 1’ (one foot) at a time. The “melt-away” plastic wrapper will burn off Pli-Stix™ will start to immediately liquefy. Continue heating for approximately 1-2 minutes (the type and size torch, along with wind and temperature conditions, will effect melting time). If not completely melted, Pli-Stix™ can be reheated to complete seal at anytime. Move on to other cracks or joints until job is completed.
CAUTION: Always wear goggles, gloves, long sleeved shirt, pants and close toed shoes when applying. Do NOT apply indoors or to vertical wall structures.