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Old 07-09-2012, 07:23 PM   #4771
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Hey, they're a 20 minute drive away! Is that one full kit, one and a half, or two? I might do the orange in honor of my KTM
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:30 PM   #4772
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Hey, they're a 20 minute drive away! Is that one full kit, one and a half, or two? I might do the orange in honor of my KTM
The kits are 500 sq feet per kit so I got 3 full kits. It wasn't cheap because I went with the premium kits with the clear second coat.

They tell you not to leave the mix in the bucket and to pour the full batch out as it's mixed. Well, I did all the color coat and fleck coat with zero problems then waited 8 hours and put the clear on. Poured out about 125 sq feet and left ~75 sq feet in the bucket. I had a ~ 4 minute interruption and went back to work. Poured out the last bit and it came out as jello. Once it hit the floor it was too late, and I dumped out a rather wide swath. After that I started mixing 1/2 batches and didn't leave anything in the bucket. The morning's color coat was all double batches and pouring a 9x18 section at a time which would leave a 9x9 section in the bucket until I finished spreading. Like I said, no problems. The 20 degree difference in air temps from morning to afternoon probably had a lot to do with it

But, I'd do it again (following directions closely).

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Old 07-10-2012, 08:37 PM   #4773
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The kits are 500 sq feet per kit so I got 3 full kits. It wasn't cheap because I went with the premium kits with the clear second coat.

They tell you not to leave the mix in the bucket and to pour the full batch out as it's mixed. Well, I did all the color coat and fleck coat with zero problems then waited 8 hours and put the clear on. Poured out about 125 sq feet and left ~75 sq feet in the bucket. I had a ~ 4 minute interruption and went back to work. Poured out the last bit and it came out as jello. Once it hit the floor it was too late, and I dumped out a rather wide swath. After that I started mixing 1/2 batches and didn't leave anything in the bucket. The morning's color coat was all double batches and pouring a 9x18 section at a time which would leave a 9x9 section in the bucket until I finished spreading. Like I said, no problems. The 20 degree difference in air temps from morning to afternoon probably had a lot to do with it

But, I'd do it again (following directions closely).

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2 component products are exothermic- they create their own heat. Larger volumes create more heat than smaller volumes. Add in high initial temps and the usable pot life can be dramatically reduced, as you found out. Once it's started to gel it's toast. I've felt the sides of 5 gallon buckets of catalysed epoxy on a hot day that you couldn't keep your hand on- it was that hot. Small batches works. I've seen exotic high end epoxies stored in air conditioned trailers during hot conditions to keep the pot life to a useable time.
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:34 PM   #4774
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What I have is nothing compared to whats been posted here, nor anywhere close to what I want. The housing situation in the local area and my budget have conspired to force me into an apartment. So, I have converted my and my room mates spare bedroom into my "workshop". Ive equipped it with a workbench, 72inx30in with a vice and a mount for my reloading press, and a hanging fluorescent tube light. I also have the whole floor covered in plywood so I can get a little messy. Its not much but its what Ive got. Luckily I have the base auto hobby shop for vehicle stuff and welding/heavy grinding. At least I can clean my guns and store my tools.


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Old 07-12-2012, 12:33 PM   #4775
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What I have is nothing compared to whats been posted here, nor anywhere close to what I want. The housing situation in the local area and my budget have conspired to force me into an apartment. So, I have converted my and my room mates spare bedroom into my "workshop". Ive equipped it with a workbench, 72inx30in with a vice and a mount for my reloading press, and a hanging fluorescent tube light. I also have the whole floor covered in plywood so I can get a little messy. Its not much but its what Ive got. Luckily I have the base auto hobby shop for vehicle stuff and welding/heavy grinding. At least I can clean my guns and store my tools.


While I'm impressed, I bet the building manager won't need to see this.
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Old 07-12-2012, 01:41 PM   #4776
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While I'm impressed, I bet the building manager won't need to see this.
Come on I use the angle grinder outside, besides the floor is protected and I'll repaint it when Im gone if it needs it. Much better than the guy I once lived with who used about 200 3in wood screws to screw cardboard to all the walls and celing of his room for "acoustics".
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Old 07-12-2012, 04:30 PM   #4777
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Come on I use the angle grinder outside, besides the floor is protected and I'll repaint it when Im gone if it needs it. Much better than the guy I once lived with who used about 200 3in wood screws to screw cardboard to all the walls and celing of his room for "acoustics".

Did you put plastic sheet below the plywood?
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Old 07-12-2012, 04:37 PM   #4778
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Did you put plastic sheet below the plywood?
I didnt. Do you think that will be a problem? I did tape the seams for any spills though.
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Old 07-12-2012, 04:51 PM   #4779
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I didnt. Do you think that will be a problem? I did tape the seams for any spills though.

That could do.

My buddy stored his motorcycle in his spare room in college on plywood sheet.

But over the time he was there junk seeped through the cracks and accummulated, some spilled oil, dirt, fluids.

When he moved out he pulled the stuff up and the carpet was smooshed, stained, and dusty.

He ended up getting hit for the carpet cleaning anyhow.
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Old 07-12-2012, 06:02 PM   #4780
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I suppose I should just be careful then.
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Old 07-14-2012, 12:26 AM   #4781
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Suffering some garage envy with some of the garages on here, some look bigger than my house. I have to make do with a 9'x18' precast concrete garage. But you can still pack a a few bikes and a fair bit of crap in to it

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^^^^Curious what a precast concrete garage looks like on the outside.^^^^

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Old 07-16-2012, 07:53 AM   #4783
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^^^^Curious what a precast concrete garage looks like on the outside.^^^^



http://shoppingdirect4sheds.ie/Stand...te_Garage.html

Based in Ireland, lots of pics.

Must be a market there, can't say that I've heard of this here in the US.
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Old 07-16-2012, 01:21 PM   #4784
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Suffering some garage envy with some of the garages on here, some look bigger than my house. I have to make do with a 9'x18' precast concrete garage. But you can still pack a a few bikes and a fair bit of crap in to it

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Old 07-16-2012, 02:48 PM   #4785
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I bet there's not many MZ 4-strokes made it across the pond.

Thats my brothers MZ Mastiff, I don't even know if they made it over the pond? My TDM900 definatly did not make it over the pond, but my wife YX600 Radian comes from over the pond it is a US import.

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^^^^Curious what a precast concrete garage looks like on the outside.^^^^

As Kfsinc posted constructed in precast sections usually 1' and 2' widths reinforced with steel re-bar, they are assembled and bolted together to the required size on to a concrete base. They are relativity common form of garage over here in the UK and cheaper than having a brick or block garage built.
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