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Old April 29th, 2013, 08:11 AM   #1
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Default Garage floor expoxy. Who used the clear coat after?

Doing the standard gray with flakes. Just curious if anybody applied the clear coat after which is recommended. I'm worried about it being very very shiny.

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Old April 29th, 2013, 08:16 AM   #2
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I have used it on almost every epoxy job I've done. It's a protective coating and it is shiney. Be sure to add the non skid to the final coat, I think its called Shark Grip. It can be real slippery if you don't.
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I have used it on almost every epoxy job I've done. It's a protective coating and it is shiney. Be sure to add the non skid to the final coat, I think its called Shark Grip. It can be real slippery if you don't.
Does the clear coat scratch? Let's say I drag a jack stand across it, etc. I'm not worried about what it will look like new, I'm worried it will look bad quickly.
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Does the clear coat scratch? Let's say I drag a jack stand across it, etc. I'm not worried about what it will look like new, I'm worried it will look bad quickly.
It will hold up pretty good, depending on which product you get.
PPG in Clarkston has a good product. That is where I get mine. John is my paint rep. Ask for him and let him know what you are doing and he will hook you up. Let me know and I can call him for you, help you out with the price.
They also have a few different types of epoxy.
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I was going to use this: http://www.amazon.com/Rust-Oleum-203.../dp/B0008JIQUO

Amazing reviews & Solvent based... I'm guessing PPG makes a great product though. How is it priced?
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I was going to use this: http://www.amazon.com/Rust-Oleum-203.../dp/B0008JIQUO

Amazing reviews & Solvent based... I'm guessing PPG makes a great product though. How is it priced?
thats what i had in my waiting room and it didnt hold up for shit and looks like crap with just normal foot traffic.

Im also looking to redo my waiting room soon so im curious what you find and use.
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thats what i had in my waiting room and it didnt hold up for shit and looks like crap with just normal foot traffic.

Im also looking to redo my waiting room soon so im curious what you find and use.
Are you sure you used that and not this water based kit? http://www.amazon.com/Rust-Oleum-251.../dp/B003B3CD3K


there is a big difference on reviews. I didn't find one instance of people saying the solvent based epoxy wore out, where 1/2 the people who used the water based epoxy complained about it.

Sometimes I'm skeptical of amazon reviews, so if you used the solvent based, I'm scared.
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Are you sure you used that and not this water based kit? http://www.amazon.com/Rust-Oleum-251.../dp/B003B3CD3K


there is a big difference on reviews. I didn't find one instance of people saying the solvent based epoxy wore out, where 1/2 the people who used the water based epoxy complained about it.

Sometimes I'm skeptical of amazon reviews, so if you used the solvent based, I'm scared.
Why would you be skeptical of amazon reviews? Everything you submit is top notch quality info.
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I got mine from epoxy coat in mt Clemens. They didn't mention the clear coat. It stained easily and after building my jeep it was not very pretty but it held up. Once my new garage is up this year I'm going to re do it since I won't be wrenching in there anymore.
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I was going to use this: http://www.amazon.com/Rust-Oleum-203.../dp/B0008JIQUO

Amazing reviews & Solvent based... I'm guessing PPG makes a great product though. How is it priced?
Price is dependent on the product. They have three or four different kinds of epoxy.
Aqua-pone is probably the base line product, then there is Ameri-shield and Mega seal, the a new product called polyaSpartic. I have not used this product, but heard it s great and a bit pricey but looks awesome.

If your garage is for wrenching and working in and spilling oil and grease and dirt and tough product is what you would need. The Aquapon or Amerishield/Mega seal is probably your best bet. How many sq.ft do you intend on covering? What condition is the floor in right now? Is there another coating on it that needs to be removed? Any oil stains? I'll check on pricing for those two products.

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Are you sure you used that and not this water based kit? http://www.amazon.com/Rust-Oleum-251.../dp/B003B3CD3K


there is a big difference on reviews. I didn't find one instance of people saying the solvent based epoxy wore out, where 1/2 the people who used the water based epoxy complained about it.

Sometimes I'm skeptical of amazon reviews, so if you used the solvent based, I'm scared.
i used the first one you posted cause the guy at the store said it was way better and the price difference wasnt enough to care about
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you may want to check the long thread I have done about garage floor epoxy...lots of good info.
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i used the first one you posted cause the guy at the store said it was way better and the price difference wasnt enough to care about
Home depot and lowes (at least mine) only stock the water based, and according to home depot's website, the solvent based is only available for ship to store in michigan.

Barry, I'll try to find it
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However I did not find any reference to anybody using a clear coat or how it held up after applying.
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However I did not find any reference to anybody using a clear coat or how it held up after applying.
The clear coat protects your color coat.
If you want to talk with my paint rep I can send you his number.
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The clear coat protects your color coat.
If you want to talk with my paint rep I can send you his number.
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Check out Sanitary Supply. My dad got his from there a long time ago. Just be sure to prep the concrete properly. My dad didn't.
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