1. XB12R

    XB12R Long timer

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    My garage in The Dalles Oregon. It's a 2 part epoxy, I can give you a link to the install if you want.

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  2. ramjet

    ramjet Long timer

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    I've done this a few times. You can do it yourself BUT, as others said DO NOT use Home Depot stuff. Ucoatit.com holds up well. If you can afford to have a pro do it that is best.
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  3. XB12R

    XB12R Long timer

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  4. El Zorrillo

    El Zorrillo charity case

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  5. Jeff aka BOLT

    Jeff aka BOLT Prefer Saturdays

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    Pro versus do-it-yourself is partly about the products used... but also about the Pro vs YOU ! I know people that have jumped into the business that I wouldn't allow order my dinner ! NO REFLECTION on Kali at all. I am actually referring to a personal friend doing this for a living... and he is an idiot although fun to hang out with.

    I don't care if it's an auto mechanic, lawyer or webmaster. A business card means little to me. If you are gonna pay a pro get lots of references... besides his friends. And find out what he is using and do the Google work on the products too.

    Guarantees are ok... A JOB WELL DONE THE 1ST TIME IS PRICELESS !
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  6. johngil

    johngil Reseda, CA

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    I have provided temp. power for a few shot blast machines where epoxy was going in.
    I assumed that was always the first step.
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  7. Kali Trailrider

    Kali Trailrider PLATED X2

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    Spoke to shawn today seems we will move forward working together.

    I advised him to go to my supplier and choose his base coat and flake color.
    With no pressure from me... Read the labels talk to the reps and ask questions.
    He still has an option to do it himself.

    But I will be happy to do it if asked.

    Here are the steps for anyone that wants to do it.
    Anyone should be able to do it in two days allowing for drying time.

    Let dry for two days once finished and you can park your cars on it!!

    Here are the steps...
    Sanding and grinding rough concrete as needed (this is probably the hardest part)
    Acid bath to etch concrete - this will allow the epoxy to bond and remove grease and oils
    Mask off area to be painted
    Primer coat and top coat ( two coats)
    Add flakes on wet top coat
    Scape off loose flakes and sweep clean
    Roll on final clear coat


    Buy the good materials... Dont be cheap.
    Once you put the cheap stuff on your screwed and it will peel.

    After you are done it looks like a million bucks and the money you spent you will be glad you did!!

    Thats all folks!! :freaky
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  8. ramjet

    ramjet Long timer

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    All things being said, on a final note, I would never have a garage floor again that did not have this treatment. You'll see! :thumb
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  9. dzrtracin

    dzrtracin ride'n 2 live

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    Just an update, not that anyone cares, but here ya go. Ends up one of my non ADV riding buddies best friend does nothing but epoxy floors for a living, funny how things work out:clap Lots of work left to do on the man cave but im happy so far:freaky

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    RIDE ON!
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  10. MotoMike

    MotoMike Washed Up Desert Racer

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    Can I spill the first beer on it?
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  11. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    :huh

    I just had a garagegasim
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  12. XB12R

    XB12R Long timer

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    Nice. I found after I did my garage I'd freak out if anything got on the floor. But after time you'll get a few wear spots and marks and you'll ignore it as its just a floor.
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  13. dzrtracin

    dzrtracin ride'n 2 live

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    Feb 16th, they'll probably be a few:lol3
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  14. 150ron

    150ron Long timer

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    That came out BOSS! :clap

    liking that tv you got in there too.
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  15. Hookalatch

    Hookalatch Born Under Bad Sign

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    My garage concrete has a white powder come up thru the concrete during wet weather even though the floor stays dry. The driveways, patios, shop and barn are all about the same level as the garage and have never produced the powder. Can this garage floor be epoxied and what about the powder in subsequent years?

    Chuck
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  16. fast4d

    fast4d Long timer

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    I did my garage with rustoleum (or whatever homedepot was selling). it was a new construction (foundation poured 6 months prior) in 2005.

    use the flakes unless you want to fall on your ass when it's wet.

    the coating is holding up OK. wet tires will leave marks. I do absolutely no maintenance on the floor other than sweeping so there are lots of stains. not sure if they are permanent.
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  17. kiwi_outdoors

    kiwi_outdoors Been here awhile

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    get an expert on this issue

    my guess is that IF the epoxy is a 100% moisture proof seal your effluoresence is a non-issue.
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  18. goodtimes

    goodtimes local bum

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    Move everything to one side & paint the other. When it cures, move your junk to the other side . . . takes twice as long, but at least your stuff isn't outside.

    I used rustoleum (home depot) after reading about all the dire warnings of "hot tire pick up" (living in AZ we hear a lot of it). After almost 10 years of parking a 7,000 pound truck on it in Tucson- I'm convinced that it isn't an issue if you follow the destructions on the box. Sure, it won't last as long or look as nice as some of the better quality products out there - but having it peel off due to a hot tire just doesn't seem to be an issue. Mine lost the luster a few years ago, and a few spots are getting kind of thin (mainly where I drag shit across it), but for the price - it was a solid deal. It's not like my garage is a showroom or anything . . .
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  19. Fubars

    Fubars What would Scoobydo?

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    I'd like to do my garage this summer. Are these kits using Muratic Acid? Do you throw that down and then hose it off? If that's the case, I'm concerned about getting it out on the street and pissing off the neighbors.
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  20. dzrtracin

    dzrtracin ride'n 2 live

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    The boys diamond grinded my floor, according to them if you do acid wash it will need an additional day to dry out properly, of course that really depends on the weather as well.

    RIDE ON!
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