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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-27-2006, 02:11 AM Thread Starter
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Garage Redeux - Floor First

After pulling two engines in a one car garage and dealing with the cleanup, I decided that it was time to start over and make it look like a nice place to work.

If you are interested in following the progress, pics are posted here.

Any comments or suggestions are appreciated.

Thanks!

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NICE! I'm thinking about undertaking something like this over the summer. I'm going to save this thread (and your other one) for reference.

It's always nice to see somebody put in the work required to make things look nice.
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Thank you.

When the time comes, I would be happy to answer any questions you might have.
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I don't know if you checked out my post about Expoying the floor. But i do suggest that you use a Acid os some kind..
Being that your garage floor looks a bit older I also suggest a garage floor primer.
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I don't know if you checked out my post about Expoying the floor. But i do suggest that you use a Acid os some kind..
Being that your garage floor looks a bit older I also suggest a garage floor primer.
Thank you for the suggestions. I took a look at your garage pics and you did a great job with the Home Depot kit. Did you go with the Behr brand?

I decided to go with the Epoxy-Coat Kit since I found a lot of positive reviews.

Muratic Acid in a 1 to 4 solution couldn't cut through the contaminants, so I tried 1 to 1 and then went to a diamond cut grinder.

It looks a lot better and appears to be etched enough to hold the epoxy.

Take a look at the newest pics in the thread and let me know what you think.

Thanks!

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Shit dude u'r not playing.. Looking good.. Get it nice so u can put the epoxy down.. remember to wait at least 24hrs after wetting the floor from cleaning up the dust before u lay down the paint.
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Thanks. I'll be cleaning it up after work so I can start with the first coat of expoy on Friday night.
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...nice job man........as for the flakes : for like $5 you can get a grass seed broadcaster, it looks like a funnel on top of a fishing reel.......and after that , you can do drive-by seedings...
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Thank you for the tip.

I'll be heading over to Home Deopt or Lowes in a little bit and should have the end result posted by Monday.
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End Result

Here's how it came out.

Before:




After:

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The garage floor looks great.. did you get the clear coat?
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Thanks. It's all 100% solids epoxy. No clear coat.
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The only thing i Regreat is not clear coating it.
AS it is true that you can wipe the oil right off the floor don't leave it sitting there or will turn the Epoxy Yellow/
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The only thing i Regreat is not clear coating it.
AS it is true that you can wipe the oil right off the floor don't leave it sitting there or will turn the Epoxy Yellow/
I've had a few questions about this and SE R Madness is correct, if you leave the fluids there for an extended period of time the epoxy will turn yellow.
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back from the dead huh.. lol,Are you going to clear coat it? Even with a clear coat i wouldnt leave oil on the floor but for so long.
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I was thinking about clear coating it, but I don't have the time in the near future.
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In the future you would wish you made the time. Cause I know I did.
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i love the flooe i need to take on aproject like that , the next step is so good lighting.

I say lighting because i just learnt the importance of good light. Its a must in any garage.

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That is the one thing im kicking myself for, not coating before I started to move in all my crap. Looks good, how big of a pain was it for the stains?
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In the future you would wish you made the time. Cause I know I did.
Too late

When I did my sr20det swap, I created some nice stains from power steering fluid and engine oil that I didn't wipe up right away.

It gave the area a light yellow tint, but the floor still looks 100x's better than before the epoxy


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