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color additives

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by fernalddude, Nov 29, 2004.

  1. fernalddude

    fernalddude PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,105

    OK might be stupid question but does anybody add color to the salt or cal they applied to check the pattern. The reason why i ask is I'm thinking of color for my liquid spray so i can see the pattern but worried about staining lots or cars in traffic area.Would hate to pay for paint jobs for any damage.. Thanks.............
     
  2. salopez

    salopez Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    Baltimore city, Maryland is going to with colored salt. White, blue, and green. that way residents can really see when trucks come through. Not all applications will be colored i.e. the white.
     
  3. fernalddude

    fernalddude PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,105

    Any idea what they use for the color?
     
  4. LINY Rob

    LINY Rob Senior Member
    Messages: 478

    around here its all sand/salt, makes everything look dirty when it goes down
     
  5. salopez

    salopez Senior Member
    Messages: 873

  6. Ted Leslie

    Ted Leslie Junior Member
    from NW Ohio
    Messages: 8

    In general the color seen on bulk rock salt is an anti-caking agent.

    We use a food grade dye that biodegrades with U-V light to color our Caliber liquid for clients that wish to have color for visual control or to add color to treated rock salt.

    Ted Leslie
    SynTech
     
  7. fernalddude

    fernalddude PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,105

    ok food grade dye was going to use it for a test but i guess not red dye #2 :) thanks for the info....