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Old April 1st, 2013, 10:46 AM   #1
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Im looking to remove the garage floor paint from my garage and either polish the concrete, or epoxy it. I have powerwashed the floor 5+ times and it will not remove the paint. Any suggestions?
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Old April 1st, 2013, 10:50 AM   #2
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Have it shot blasted.
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Old April 1st, 2013, 11:56 AM   #3
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Have it shot blasted.
thought about that, and not against it, but wondering if there is another (maybe better) option then that.
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Old April 1st, 2013, 11:58 AM   #4
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Rent a floor buffer, they make pads for them that have diamond dust in it. My buddy had to do his dad's shop floor and that thing would take off anything. Then you can get a polishing pad and go over it again.

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Muriatic Acid?

Plus, it will be perfectly etched for epoxy.
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Kill it with fire!
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Walk into the garage and loudly proclaim that you really like the paint and hope it lasts forever.


It will all be peeled up by morning.
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Paint over it. A polished garage floor sounds like a bad idea.

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torch it off mabey? or a needle scaler?
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Muriatic Acid?

Plus, it will be perfectly etched for epoxy.
This would be my guess but I'm no expert.
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Old April 1st, 2013, 12:48 PM   #11
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Shot blast or use the grinder you mentioned in your other post.
Shot Blasting Services of Michigan 5869491989 (shotblastingservices.com)
I've used these guys in the past, great work.
Shot blasting can remove old epoxy that is failing.
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Torch is a bad idea, I have tried that. The concrete seems to have water trapped under the surface as best I can figure. Whatever the cause, it usually ends up with a small divot exploding.

Maybe any kind of paint stripper? or that aircraft stuff?
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Torch is a bad idea, I have tried that. The concrete seems to have water trapped under the surface as best I can figure. Whatever the cause, it usually ends up with a small divot exploding.

Maybe any kind of paint stripper? or that aircraft stuff?
I gets its strength from water. Paint over it
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Walk into the garage and loudly proclaim that you really like the paint and hope it lasts forever.


It will all be peeled up by morning.
This is by far the best way. Lots of good info here
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This is by far the best way. Lots of good info here
It has worked for me several times!
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They have floor grinders at the rental places for this.
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Shot blast or use the grinder you mentioned in your other post.
Shot Blasting Services of Michigan 5869491989 (shotblastingservices.com)
I've used these guys in the past, great work.
Shot blasting can remove old epoxy that is failing.
Shot blasting is how we do it in the plant.
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I would use a diamond grinder or shot blast it and then epoxy it. That's how we prep for all the commercial floors we epoxy.
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