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  1. #31
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    Re: Fancy garage floor finishes

    Hate the flakes!!!
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  2. #32
    Hooligan
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    Re: Fancy garage floor finishes

    Before you do anything to the garage floor, do the recommended moisture test. Most manufacturers spell it out on their websites.

    Helped a buddy do his garage floor a few years ago. I didn't know about the test and he figured the house was old enough and the concrete was dry. He forgot concrete is porous, coating peeled up within 2 weeks.

    THEN we did the moisture test, yup, floor sweats.
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  3. #33
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Fancy garage floor finishes

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeNashville View Post
    I'm trying to find a polisher to rent and the Rustoleum is one of the brands I'm looking at.
    What's the most corrosive liquid you're spilt on it?




    Car tires are also damaging fromt he heat. Most people don't realize that. I wonder if the clear epoxy would stand up to the heat from warm tires. I won't have that problem in my case.

    Can you feel the sand to the touch? How much slicker would it be without the sand? I was thinking of adding it, but not sure if I need it.

    I could use a concrete polisher. If I can find one to rent I could get a quality job. I just have to decide on the color and whether to flake or not to flake...
    I used the sand upstairs for the melt water that comes off the cars in the winter. I didn't want a slippery surface. That being said, I did NOT sand the downstairs garage, and haven't noticed it being very slick.
    I used the flake that came with the kit in both spaces. I have spilled carb cleaner on it with no ill effects. It cleans up nicely. Haven't noticed any problems with hot tires.
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  4. #34
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Fancy garage floor finishes

    Quote Originally Posted by AV80R View Post
    Hate the flakes!!!
    You're in California dude you should love the flakes!


    Quote Originally Posted by Doggonenutz View Post
    Before you do anything to the garage floor, do the recommended moisture test. Most manufacturers spell it out on their websites.

    Helped a buddy do his garage floor a few years ago. I didn't know about the test and he figured the house was old enough and the concrete was dry. He forgot concrete is porous, coating peeled up within 2 weeks.

    THEN we did the moisture test, yup, floor sweats.
    I hadn't thought about actually testing the moisture, I may do that. I tested a couple places with a one part epoxy base coat under which I only did a quick clean and etch. Those spots are very stout, which is what got me excited to move forward.
    I plan on polishing the floor, or at least a once over with a concrete pad, degreasing and etching before the base coat, and put the two part top coat on top of that. And maybe flakes. I guess it depends what color I go with. I like the look of the flakes with the gray-ish color.


    Quote Originally Posted by ClayX View Post
    Pics of the garage floor are very helpful in estimating workload. Can you post a couple up?

    Don't do flakes they are terrible in a garage unless it is empty and only used for car park.

    Right now the shop is a mess as I try to get storage off the floor for what I won't roll out, but I'll take some this weekend. It would be nice to document the changes which I rarely do.

    Man there sure are a lot of flake haters round here!!
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  5. #35
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    Re: Fancy garage floor finishes



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  6. #36
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Fancy garage floor finishes

    Quote Originally Posted by ClayX View Post
    Pics of the garage floor are very helpful in estimating workload. Can you post a couple up?

    Don't do flakes they are terrible in a garage unless it is empty and only used for car park.

    Pics of what you can see of the shop. I'm in the process of getting everything off the floor that can't be rolled out when I do the floor.

    main work area, plenty of stains & years of dirt to get up
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    test patches with one part epoxy, still super solid after several months
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    the back half
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  7. #37
    BadAss Hooligan
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    New Braunfels, Texas

    Re: Fancy garage floor finishes

    Here’s mine. Bought everything at Home Depot.

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  8. #38
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Fancy garage floor finishes

    Too big to embed. Just click.

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    '00 RC51
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  9. #39
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Fancy garage floor finishes

    Quote Originally Posted by hr31hr View Post
    I might be a little OCD

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    Almost looks like a Porsche 356 of some sort.....

  10. #40
    President of the ZRXOA
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    Fancy garage floor finishes

    Karmann Ghia

    VW's version of the 356 basically!
    Arash (pronounced "our-ash")

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  11. #41
    BadAss Hooligan
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    PA

    Re: Fancy garage floor finishes

    Quote Originally Posted by AV80R View Post
    Karmann Ghia

    VW's version of the 356 basically!
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