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Sure Spike Specifications

:: Basic Use ::

Sure Spike is a spike hole plug compound. It is a revolutionary new product that will dramatically reduce tie plugging cost. Sure Spike is a free flowing powder designed to be heat activated when spike is being driven into the wood tie.

Sure Spike is recommended for rail ganges, rattle spike gangs, and routine maintenance.

  • Prolongs tie life
  • Reduces labor intensity; less manpower & hours
  • Environmentally safe
  • Resealable containers
  • 900 tie holes per 40 lb. container
  • Under $0.04 per hole

:: Composition and Material ::

Sure Spike is a mixture of special silicates and proprietary admixtures. Yield is approximately 900 tie holes per 40 lb. resealable plastic container. Yield will vary slightly depending on field conditions.

Applicable Standards
Sure Spike is tested in accordance with all applicable ASTM testing procedures.

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Sure Spike is recommended for use between -20 degrees F and 120 degrees F.

Shelf Life
Shelf life in a properly stored container is approximately two years.


Always reseal opened containers. Material should be stored in a cool, dry place when not in use. Protect from direct sunlight for long intervals and temperature extremes.

Sure Spike should be applied as follows:

1. For maximum product performance, Sure Spike should be applied directly to the wood tie.

2. Dispense Sure Spike through R-Solutions powder applicator into wood tie until hole is filled.

3. Do not pour unused chemical back into open containers. Clean equipment with standard mineral spirits.


R-SOLUTIONS warrants that this product will be free from defects and will perform as represented in writing pro-vided application of product is in accordance with manufactures recommendations and application recommendations. R-SOLUTIONS will refund the purchase price of any product proven defective, but shall in no way be liable for indirect, consequential, special or resultant damages, whether due to breach of warranty or negligence. R-SOLUTIONS makes no guarantee or warranty, express or implied. Including, without limitation, warranties of fitness or merchantability, with respect to this product.

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