Let's see your Man Castle

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by AZcacti, Mar 13, 2007.

  1. sierraoffroad

    sierraoffroad Long timer

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    here's mine in progress.

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  2. DirtKnob

    DirtKnob Dirt Knob

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    :D This is the same house I was brought into this world and introduced to Motorcycling. "i.e. my avitar" Check out "Then and Now" in Pics,Pics,Pics.
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  3. julien

    julien n00b

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    This is my little 1400 ZZR (for sale :cry) :
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    My wife's GSE :
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    My track/pleasure bike (since I was a little boy, accompanying my father to the manifestation of angry bikers, I dreamed of having one. It's done. :) ) :
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    The last bought, my Adventure's bike :
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    And finally, the workspace : :)
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    (don't make any caution about quebecian car plates, I'm trully french [​IMG] (so, sorry for my "mauvais" anglysh :rofl) )
  4. VitaBrevis

    VitaBrevis Adventurer

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    Question: I'm looking into floor covering in the garage, either a RaceDeck type tile or one of the standard Urethane type coatings that so many manufacturers have out now. In addition to these, I was wondering if anyone has thought of or used a Linex/Rhino/Herculiner material on their garage floor. The product I am looking at specifically is U-Pol Raptor. It is Urethane based, so I think prep would be the same as for any of the mainstream floor coatings.

    You guys are the experts, what do you think? I am definitely leaning towards the U-Pol. I have Linex in my Jeep tub and am a huge fan. The U-Pol has the best reviews of any of the DIY stuff; chemical resistant, basically chip proof, and as a DIY product it's easy to repair should you happen to gouge it. Is there any reason this wouldn't work?
  5. kfsinc

    kfsinc Chaingolian Observer

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    Sounds like an interesting idea -- should work. Try it on a small piece of concrete -- paver stone or something -- and see what happens.

    The only real downside is that once you do it, your stuck with it -- I'm pretty sure you'll never get it off the floor.

    I'm a fan of race deck type product, but haven't pulled the trigger. I've been considering buying an old volleyball court (same stuff), plenty of it available at a good price.
  6. VitaBrevis

    VitaBrevis Adventurer

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    Thanks for the input. I'm still very much in the planning phase, but I'll be sure to post up when I start the work.

    At half the price of the Racedeck, I'll probably give the U-Pol a try first. Worse comes to worse, I can just put the tiles down over it. :hmmmmm
  7. Kaanan

    Kaanan Knee deep in snow.

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    This thread is motivating me to clean my garage.
  8. ScootTour

    ScootTour Long timer

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    clean garages very honestly kind of freak me out.
  9. JAFO

    JAFO displaced Jeep guy.....

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    Mine is a bloody disaster right now, as I am wrapping up a 4x4 build

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  10. JBrotor

    JBrotor Adventurer

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    Here's mine, it's not huge but it accommodates me well so far. I have another single bay that I can grow into if I need too!:evil Oh, it's inevitable, it will happen!

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  11. jwalters

    jwalters Farkle Proliferator

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    I installed some old street lights from Red Wing, MN in my workshop today. Of course, I swapped out the old ballast for a traditional incandecent light, then screwed in some compact florescence. I used them as task lighting above my future workbench. I'm very happy with the extra light over the worktop. Can't have too many lumens in the shop!

    And yes, I know, I should be spending more time on drywall and less time on tearing apart an XRR.... But I can only take so much drywall in a day.
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  12. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    That's a nice space!
  13. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    My sister in law's new garages:

    The house:
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    Left Garage, under the house:
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    Right garage:
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    Lots of space, clean, porcelain floors and concrete walls painted.

    Nice place, and very functional! Here is a party for their son's wedding they held in one side:
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    Jim :brow
  14. daleCarlsbad

    daleCarlsbad Adventurer

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  15. STANIMAL

    STANIMAL SUPPORT THE SECOND

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    Serious looking go karts.
  16. STANIMAL

    STANIMAL SUPPORT THE SECOND

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    Poland or Romania ?
  17. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Portugal!

    Funny you say that, many mistake Northern Portugal for Romania. Even the accent on the language seems similar.

    Jim :brow
  18. STANIMAL

    STANIMAL SUPPORT THE SECOND

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    That was my next guess . Very nice .
  19. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Amazing work, and damn cheap too!

    Thanks,

    Jim :brow
  20. brendonb11

    brendonb11 Been here awhile

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    +1 to that. :beer
    It is quite obvious that some garages are "Man Castles" and others are simply clean auto storage