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BIG A Asphalt Mix Renew™ 5 Gallon Asphalt Rejuvenator For HMA and RAP

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Overview showing a 5 gallon bucket of the BIG A Asphalt Mix Renew asphalt rejuvenator
5 Gallon BIG A Asphalt Mix Renew Rejuvenator | Singles
List price: $169
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Quick Overview: 
  • Soften and rejuvenate asphalt
  • Use with reclaiming HMA and RAP millings
  • Perfect for asphalt hot boxes and infrared heat patching
  • Sold as single quantities


The BIG A Asphalt Mix Renew™ is an asphalt rejuvenator designed for professionals and road maintenance crews who perform asphalt patching jobs using HMA or RAP asphalt.

Whether you're adding a bit more life back to re-using hot mix asphalt or reclaiming asphalt pavement, the best way to re-introduce oils back into the asphalt is by using a softener that will breathe life back into the asphalt binder.  Our BIG A Mix Renew™ is designed specifically for the road maintenance professionals using asphalt hot boxes or infrared heaters and does a fantastic job of replenishing the asphalt.

The BIG A Asphalt Mix Renew is a non-asphalt-based softener that will rejuvenate the asphalt binder and bring it back to a workable state.  Anyone who has ever been in the asphalt repair industry knows that quality asphalt rejuvenators are the key to reviving the recycled or reclaimed millings so it can be re-used like new.

With this purchase, you will receive single 5-gallon pail quantities. For bulk savings, see the half pallet and full pallet offers.

We also have the BIG A Asphalt Mix Renew available in 275 gallon totes for large volume needs.

BIG A MixRenew™ Coverage

General coverage of the BIG A MixRenew™ asphalt rejuvenator, is between 1% to 3% per ton of asphalt.

When to figure percentages

We recommend between 1% to 3% per ton of asphalt, but when should you use 1% or 2% or 3%?  It all comes down to the quality of the asphalt.

If you're reclaiming new HMA that was left over from a previous job, you won't need very much apshalt rejuvenator.  So you'd use a 1% rate.

However, if you're dealing with 100% RAP and trying to reclaim it, you would probably want a higher coverage of 3%.

If you're mixing HMA and RAP together, you would probably want closer to the middle, so 2%.

Check out the "Coverage" table in the specifications below for a few of the common coverage rates and asphalt rejuvenator you would need for each.

Breaking it down

Sometimes, it's a little confusing when companies spit out weird coverage amounts, so we'll try our best to help you understand how to figure the right amount of MixRenew you need.

If you have 1 ton of asphalt, you will need 2.8 gallons of MixRenew at a 1% coverage rate.

How do we figure that out?

First, we take 1 ton which is 2000 lbs., then multiply it by 1% or .01 which gives you 20

2000 x .01 = 20

Next, we take the number we calculated, 20 and divide it by the weight of the MixRenew per gallon which is 7 lbs / gallon and that gives us 2.8 gallons of MixRenew

20 ÷ 7 = 2.8 gallons

So, for 2000 lbs of asphalt with a 1% mixture, you would need approximately 2.8 gallons of the BIG A MixRenew.

Let's say you want a 2.5% coverage rate with 2 tons:

4000 x .025 = 100

100 ÷ 7 = 14.28 Gallons

That would come out to just shy of 3 buckets of BIG A MixRenew per 2 tons of asphalt, assuming a 2.5% coverage rate.

How to Use BIG A MixRenew Rejuvenators

If you're new to the hot box and infrared asphalt patching industry, we've got a few tricks for applying the rejuvenator.

Choose The Tools

Flower Pot: Some guys will get a 1 gallon flower pot with the big shower nozzle and fill it up with the MixRenew softener, that way they can "sprinkle" it over the asphalt millings.

Garden Sprayer: Other guys use hand pump garden sprayers with a decent sized nozzle that allows good flow, that way they can evenly spray the rejuvenator all over the asphalt HMA or RAP millings.

We personally recommend going the garden sprayer route because you get a far more even flow over the entire hot box or asphalt patch.

Hot Box Application - Thirds Rule

Asphalt Hot Boxes are a great way to store hot mix asphalt from the plant, or reclaim existing asphalt pavement.  The following steps are the typical application for reclaiming RAP or re-heating HMA that has been stored outside of the hot box.

Step 1) Spray a thin coat around the bottom and first 1/3 of the hot box.  It doesn't need much, just a light coat.

Step 2) Fill the hot box 1/3 of the way full.

Step 3) Spray a thin coat of the rejuvenator (approx 1/3 of the MixRenew) over the millings and 2/3 of the way up on the hot box sides.

Step 4) Fill the hot box 2/3 of the way full.

Step 5) Spray a thin coat (aprox 1/3 of the MixRenew) over the millings and final third sides of the hot box.

Step 6) Fill the hot box the rest of the way.

Step 7) Spray a thin coat over the final 1/3 of the millings.

Step 8) Turn on the hot box thermostat to approximately 325º and allow it to sit over night.

Infrared Application - Evenly Cover

The infrared application is pretty straight forward, but figuring out how much rejuvenator you need for the area, can become a little tricky since you won't have an easy way to measure the weight of the asphalt you're patching.  The best rule of thumb is to "Evenly Cover" with a thin light coat of the BIG A MixRenew.

Step 1) Heat the asphalt you plan to patch

Step 2) Using a gauge rake or finger rake, scarify the surface layers of the asphalt

Step 3) Add in some additional fresh HMA or reclaimed RAP to the patch area so it will properly level

Step 4) Sprinkle or spray a thin coat of the BIG A MixRenew over the scarifed area

Step 5) Mix up the asphalt millings in the patch area

Step 6) Level the patch area as best as possible with a gauge rake or similar tool.

Step 7) Compact the patched area with a plate compactor or roller compactor

Shelf Life

The BIG A Mix Renew does not have a defined shelf life provided it is sirred thoroughly before use if left sitting.  We recommend that you use it within 1-2 years of purchase for best results.

Since this product is freeze/thaw stable, it can be stored inside/outside for extended periods, however, we recommend that if it has been in freezing temperatures, make sure it is warmed above freezing temperatures and stirred thoroughly before use.



This product does not have an explicit application warranty period. For a full explanation, view our BIG A Consumable Warranty Policy.

We WILL warranty issues caused from shipping or packaging problems.

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Shipped Volume

5 Gallons

Weight Per Gallon

7 lbs

General Coverage

1% to 3% per ton of asphalt

1/2 Ton Coverage (1000 lbs)

1/2 Ton @ 1% MixRenew

1.4 Gallons

1/2 Ton @ 2% MixRenew

2.8 Gallons

1/2 Ton @ 3% MixRenew

4.2 Gallons

1 Ton Coverage (2000 lbs)

1 Ton @ 1% MixRenew

2.8 Gallons

1 Ton @ 2% MixRenew

5.7 Gallons

1 Ton @ 3% MixRenew

8.5 Gallons

2 Ton Coverage (4000 lbs)

2 Ton @ 1% MixRenew

5.7 Gallons

2 Ton @ 2% MixRenew

11.4 Gallons

2 Ton @ 3% MixRenew

17.1 Gallons


Material and Safey Data Sheets (MSDS/SDS):
Shipping Weight
Weight: 36 lb
Shipping Dimensions
Dimensions: 12 in × 12 in × 16 in