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Old March 29th, 2010, 10:51 AM   #21
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i install a product called v8 it is the toughest stuff around it is shatter resistant and you can put it right up your walls pm me if you still need help
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i used performance floors in mt Clemens. didn't know about the top coat since they never mentioned it but i do a ton of fab work and the floor has held up better than the previous attempts

my only beef is that there are discolorations where oil was left on the floor for long periods of time and it stained the epoxy but overall I'm happy with the results.

i did it all myself and the cost was around 300$ for material


as far as weld marks well they are there but its not a huge deal to me since it is a garage
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Old March 29th, 2010, 02:03 PM   #23
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i install a product called v8 it is the toughest stuff around it is shatter resistant and you can put it right up your walls pm me if you still need help

what do you mean shatter resistant?
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Old March 29th, 2010, 08:15 PM   #24
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DO any of those coatings stand up to welding sparks/slag?
Bare concrete is the only thing that holds up to that kind of abuse.
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Old March 18th, 2012, 10:54 PM   #25
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back up.....anymore people coat there floors? If so what products did you use?
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Old March 19th, 2012, 06:26 AM   #26
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I get a fair amount of moisture
What are my other options?
yeah, me too, as soon as I finish drywalling this is on my to do list.
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Old March 19th, 2012, 06:42 AM   #27
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what do you mean shatter resistant?
I think it means that it is less likely to shatter, but there is no guarantee that it will not shatter.
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I have used a product called Mega Seal primer which is a sealer clear coat followed by Mega Seal color added top coat. Add flakes and apply Amershield Clear top coat.This product is fast curing and you need to move quickly to apply. This is commercial flooring grade and very durable.
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Old March 19th, 2012, 08:36 AM   #29
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back up.....anymore people coat there floors? If so what products did you use?
SimpleManLance did my floor a year ago, and its as good as the day it was done (which is prettymuch perfect considering the awful floor he started with). After seeing my buddy spend $300 on his Rustoleum floor he did himself, there is no comparison the epoxy is better that Lance did. Not sure if he's still doing it though.
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Old March 19th, 2012, 01:50 PM   #30
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I used the Rustoleum epoxy on my garage floor 14 years ago, just now starting to show wear. Prep is everything. And trust me my garage gets abused, battery acid was even spilled and did nothing to it.
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I spoke with epoxymaster today....good guys and a michigan company. There product sounds top notch, now I just need to find out how much to rent a diamond grinder for the floor. They say that it will make the floor perfect if you do that.
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I went to HD today and they rent out diamond grinders to grind the floor, but they do rape you for $85 for 4 hours to rent. My only question now is what style diamond cutter do I get....they offer 2 different styles.
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I went to HD today and they rent out diamond grinders to grind the floor, but they do rape you for $85 for 4 hours to rent. My only question now is what style diamond cutter do I get....they offer 2 different styles.
get the one that looks like this http://www.1st-product.com/uploads/1...g-wheel-89.jpg

keep the grinder moving at all times, do circular motions as you grind and you will have less grinder marks. start moving before you start and after you stop grinding. is there a base coat or primer coat to fill in imperfections on the floor? do you have a link to the epoxy?

good luck.
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Old March 20th, 2012, 09:36 PM   #34
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This is the style grinder head option from Home depot.....looks like a nice grinder.....brand new.

http://www.masoncontractors.org/2011...r-accessories/
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This is the style grinder head option from Home depot.....looks like a nice grinder.....brand new.

http://www.masoncontractors.org/2011...r-accessories/
Is this an ok grinder head to use?
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I spoke with epoxymaster today....good guys and a michigan company. There product sounds top notch, now I just need to find out how much to rent a diamond grinder for the floor. They say that it will make the floor perfect if you do that.
Are these guys laying down the epoxy coating?
If so what brand coating do you know?
Is your floor real clean from oil? Make sure you remove the oil and dirt before you grind.
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Are these guys laying down the epoxy coating?
If so what brand coating do you know?
Is your floor real clean from oil? Make sure you remove the oil and dirt before you grind.
I think Im going to do the floor myself. Most places are wanting about $2000 to do a complete job. I can buy two full kits from epoxymaster.com for $250 per kit. Floor is decently clean, I have three small oil spots. I will have to clean those spots first, then grind.
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SimpleManLance did my floor a year ago, and its as good as the day it was done (which is prettymuch perfect considering the awful floor he started with). After seeing my buddy spend $300 on his Rustoleum floor he did himself, there is no comparison the epoxy is better that Lance did. Not sure if he's still doing it though.
He did mine too. The floor was in great shape to start with and still is. I try not to do things to mess it up if I can help it, but it's still seen some abuse and has held up great all things considered. The material is from Stonhard.
I bought some Rustoleum floor epoxy to coat my work bench with and there's a night and day difference between that and the Stonhard 2-part. The stuff I have on my floor is tough as hell, the Rustoleum I put on my bench is barely better than normal paint. It's like the difference between water and gear oil when applying it.....you get what you pay for.

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DO any of those coatings stand up to welding sparks/slag?
No. I don't know of any epoxy or similar coatings that'll handle that. You just need to be conscious of it and try and protect the floor as best you can. I bought a welding blanket to use underneath my work pieces....Friday night I was using my plasma cutter and the slag and molten metal burnt right through the blanket instantly and melted the epoxy in a few spots. From my experience so far tonneau cover vinyl holds up significantly better for protecting the floor than Harbor Freight welding blankets. Go figure.

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but your 2 hours away. I am a diy'er and if it can be skim coated or something like that i will probably do that and then coat it. but i was hopeing to just coat it and be done with it.
I used silicone based caulk/sealant to fill any cracks and stress relief cuts that were in the cement prior to epoxy. I imagine you could do similar for the pits in your floor.
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I think Im going to do the floor myself. Most places are wanting about $2000 to do a complete job. I can buy two full kits from epoxymaster.com for $250 per kit. Floor is decently clean, I have three small oil spots. I will have to clean those spots first, then grind.
Thats quite a savings.
Be sure to get the oil out, if not that will be the first spot to lift. Be sure to follow the directions to the letter, surface prep and mixing instructions.
If you have any questions let me know, I've done a few floors.
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