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Archive for October, 2013

SMITH Manufacturing is taking off… airfield markings!

Thursday, October 31st, 2013



plus highway and parking markings with quality striping contractors!

SMITH Manufacturing is taking off

Erasing . . . Makes the Bad GOOD

Airfield operations like DFW have found a faster, more cost-effective way to remove thickly painted markings (a hazardous FOD source) from concrete and asphalt surfaces.

They have qualified striping contractors – like Ben Ives of Hi-Lite Markings, remove multiple layers of reflective paint with a SMITH X3 Rotary Eraser.

“It quickly removes years of paint stripe build-up without unsightly grooves or ghost lines.  The SMITH X3 Eraser also removes without water, so unsealed surfaces are never undermined by high-pressure blasting. Plus, work can be performed in all climates, year-round.”

Taking off markings by erasing never looked so good.


Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013
MCO, Orlando International Airport – Juliet Runway 17L-35R
Learn how Ben and others Erased-it FAST on concrete and asphalt without grooves or FOD, click here


The SMITH X3 Eraser will be taking off again! This time it’s the paint on the MCO Taxiway, leaving a bevel-edge, water-blast-like profile. SMITH X3 Rotary Eraser

Not SMITHing? It’s Not Lasting!

SMITHing assures removal success – achieving the correct profile by using the proper equipment, cutter tools and removal process when taking off or replacing markings. When you SMITH first (clean, dry, texturize), surfaces become safer and last longer.

Since 1990, SMITH Manufacturing is the world’s leading brand of fast and easy removal equipment and cutter tools that hard-working contractors use to prepare their hard surfaces – on time and under budget.

To learn how you can make your bad GOOD on airfields, highways and parking areas, contact SMITH today, or visit SMITH Manufacturing at


Frequently Asked Questions – Top 6 SMITH FAQs

Monday, October 21st, 2013

These are the top 6 frequently asked questions (FAQs) by prospective surface preparation and traffic line removal contractors, government agencies and rental houses.

Q: What Does SMITH Manufacturing Do Best?

A:  We know the repair and maintenance of concrete and asphalt surfaces is hard work.  We can help.

SMITH Manufacturing builds fast and easy surface preparation equipment and ultra-premium life cutter tools for hard working contractors. A leading USA brand since 1990, SMITH equipment and the SMITHing process helps contractors make roads, bridges, airfields, factories and walkways safer and last longer.

Q: What is SMITH Equipment used for?

A: Everyday a SMITH is used to successfully:

  • Remove Failed Coatings, Contaminants, Coverings or Overlays,
  • Prepare Surfaces with the right profiles (SP1 – 10) to promote mechanical bond strength,
  • Erase Striping without Grooves or Undulations on the final surface,
  • Groove-inlay surfaces to recess markings below the surface for longer life,
  • Level and Smooth down Sidewalk or Walkway Tripping Hazards fast,
  • Shave down surfaces to prevent microcracking for new coatings, overlays or polishing concrete,
  • Reduce high spots that trap water,
  • SMITH any existing hard surface correctly for the next step required.

Q: Does SMITH make every equipment size and style?

A: SMITH makes a gas, electric, pneumatic  or hydraulic powered machine to fit every size job and budget.
From the hand-held FS050 Scarifiers and FS150 Rotary Erasers . . . .  to the walk-behind, self-propel, ride-on and skid attachments FS and SPS Surfacers . . . . .  to the no-groove X Series Rotary Power Erasers.  All machines with select cutter tools will help you achieve all 10 surface profiles on concrete or asphalt.    All SMITH machines are equipped with dust-free vacuum ports to attach to SMITH or other vacuums.

Q: How can SMITH help me, if I already own a Grinder, Planer, Scarifier, Crack Router, Diamond Shaver or Traffic Line Remover?

A: SMITH ultra-premium-life cutters, drums and wear components fit all popular machines.  Using SMITH components will help you remove faster and cost-effectively with less downtime. We can also provide you with details on how to achieve better surface profile finishes with the SMITHing process.

Q: What is the SMITHing process?

A: SMITHing is the highest quality concrete or asphalt surface-prep process.  Proper surface preparation by SMITHing will decontaminate the top surface layer then create the right surface profile (SP1-SP10) without micro-cracks.  SMITHing to the correct SP 1 – SP10 profile pattern assures whatever is applied on top of the prepared surface mechanically bonds deep into the profile structure to permanently accept the new binder, coating, overlay or repair material.

Q: What if I don’t own a machine and want to do the work myself or hire a professional licensed contractor?

A: SMITH can assist you with specifications to best help meet your job expectations.  If you want to do the work yourself, SMITH can locate a rental company.   If you are looking to hire a quality contractor experienced in surface preparation, SMITH can help you find a contractor within budget.

For more answers to commonly asked questions, please search Remove Faster News or contact your SMITH Representative here

Got More Work Than Days? Buy Now from SMITH, Pay Later

Friday, October 11th, 2013

SMITH has teamed up to help any qualifying USA company to purchase SMITH RemoveFaster Equipment right away, and make no payments until January 2014!

This budget-friendly program from SMITH Manufacturing gives you the extra equipment you need to complete the work you have (and will have) before your season ends.

Here are the steps:

  1. Select the SMITH machine you need by clicking here
  2. Once you select your machine, then click the Removal Tool Options tab on that page to view available cutter drum assemblies
  3. Add cutter drum assemblies for your existing machines by clicking here
  4. Get your special low prices from your SMITH Representative by clicking here
  5. Your qualified orders of $5,000+ gets approved by our Leasing Partner, Marlin
  6. We ship your order. That’s it!

This special offer is for a limited time, so don’t wait. Get the equipment you need today.

buy now from SMITH Manufacturing now - pay later

Remember to SMITH it first… to make it last!

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