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02-13-2005 11:00 AM
Gas Man Bee, what's this miracle stuff???



02-13-2005 06:32 AM
ShanMan14 I agree, preparing the concrete is critical. I used two different kinds of cleaner, one a citrus based acid wash. I also used my power washer, then let it sit overnight. The preparation took almost as long as the paint application. But, with out it, you're wasting your time.
02-13-2005 06:17 AM
bumblebee The 2 part epoxy products will hold up to virtually all household and auto spills. The most important thing with the epoxies, and they don't stress this enough, is preparing the base. My company has installed/laid these type of floors since 1997 in commercial and industrial applications. We have seen no problems or performed any recoats. If you want the application to hold, prepare the base following the instructions to the point of overkill, especially along edges, corners and areas that will be exposed to weather and sun. we had a media-blasting machine that would prep the concrete for us before we laid the sealer. If you have even the faintest spot of oil or moisture or grime, the product won't stay down. That is why they tell you to wait on new pours, they have to cure. The epoxies you buy at auto zone or pep boys are fair, but I can turn you on to some truly awesome products that will last.
02-13-2005 06:17 AM
ShanMan14
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Originally Posted by GSXR750DJ
Shan, looks like you did a great job on this this past summer. You say the paint is pretty resistant to all sorts of fluids such as not flaking or taking it off. Does it still stain or does it wipe off just as easy and not stain?

Everything just wipes up, it's great.

One thing, when it's wet it's VERY slippery.
02-13-2005 12:02 AM
GSXR1000DJ Shan, looks like you did a great job on this this past summer. You say the paint is pretty resistant to all sorts of fluids such as not flaking or taking it off. Does it still stain or does it wipe off just as easy and not stain?
02-12-2005 11:54 PM
bulldog
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Originally Posted by ScottSellersUNR
have any of u acid stained it? Same hting they do for stamped concrete.. It holds up to anything.. and is easy to clean up, u cna even mix it with a slight amount of sand to make it grip very well.
we did something like that for our pool in the back though not in the garodge
02-12-2005 11:52 PM
ScottSellersUNR
Acid Stain

have any of u acid stained it? Same hting they do for stamped concrete.. It holds up to anything.. and is easy to clean up, u cna even mix it with a slight amount of sand to make it grip very well.
02-12-2005 09:13 PM
bulldog we have bought the house new about 3 years ago and we havent even painted the walls yet!!!!!
02-12-2005 09:11 PM
thirdgenlxi I reaaaallly need to do this to my garage. Right now (since we moved in) it's had this funky berber carpet. After a year of living here, with 2 cars and 2 motorcycles, and all oil changes being done here, this carpet is getting seriously nasty! Any little oil spillage (which there's always a little, cuz I never get the pan in just the right spot, LOL) just soaks in and stays there. It's getting to where it's oil soaked pretty much anywhere you step... no good. I want to rip it out and paint it soon for sure.. be a good time to clean it out too, it's such a mess right now!
02-12-2005 08:11 PM
cerveja Good Luck, it looks great now, hopefully it stays. I've never met anyone in Michigan whos painted garage floor hasn't peeled. They look awesome for about six months and then start falling apart. The only systems I've seen that have any staying power are professionally applied systems like those used in industrial bildings and warehouses, but even those tend to need retreating after five to ten years of heavy hi-lo traffic.
02-12-2005 05:01 PM
Gas Man Yeah, I used a oil based garage floor paint and it didn't work so well. So I repreped it and used the Rustoleom Epoxy paint. And I already have 3 spots that have pealed out where the garage closes.... mostly the part of the conrete that is outside all the time....

How much are those tiles???



02-12-2005 04:08 PM
bulldog looks more like a kitchen to me buut its nice
02-12-2005 04:05 PM
GsxrJack I used that epoxy paint on my garage last year and its not holding up too good in a few spots...i think this summer im gonna lay down those tiles and be done with it....garage is a single and its not heated all the time....but it does look great when its first done with the epoxy paint....good luck with yours..
02-12-2005 03:55 PM
Gas Man Hey Shan, how has this held up???

I know that every year, regardless of which type or brand, the cold and the salt just beat it up and it startes to peal a bit, where the garage floor is outside the garage door.

It sucks...how's yours?



07-26-2004 09:02 AM
BusaBabe Looks good shan.
07-23-2004 01:22 PM
KP01F4i
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Originally Posted by Todd
if it's new concrete you may have to wait a year to coat.
:shock: I sure hope not. Thanks for the info though.
07-23-2004 10:56 AM
ShanMan14
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Originally Posted by Todd
if it's new concrete you may have to wait a year to coat.

The instructions said to wait at least 30 days for new concrete to cure, I'd wait longer.

Pigface1 - I was trying to save time by doing it all at once.
07-23-2004 10:34 AM
Pigface1 Damn... My garage looks like crap, I need to do that.

I hate to tell you this now, but you could have left a spot unpainted for the bike. When the rest cures, move the bike over and then paint that spot.
07-22-2004 04:06 PM
Todd if it's new concrete you may have to wait a year to coat.
07-22-2004 03:42 PM
KP01F4i When we get into our new house, I plan on doing that. I think I'm going to start on it the day we close. That way, it'll be cured by the time we move in.

It's a 3-car garage. The bike has it's on bay!
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