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    What's the best way to clean up the ol garage floor...I just tried some 16 grit on a sander/buffer and it didn't help much. I don't really want to tile or epoxy this....besides muratic acid what's next? If I ever get the garage floor clean ,what's a good sealer? The salt is eating my driveway too....
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    The acid etching is the best followed by epoxy coating. Make sure you do both right with the right processes in between so it will last. When it's done right, it's bulletproof!


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    Quote Originally Posted by The Doctor View Post
    The acid etching is the best followed by epoxy coating. Make sure you do both right with the right processes in between so it will last. When it's done right, it's bulletproof!


    Very nice garage.
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    you will need to use a floor machine with diamond pads p/m me if you need me to walk you through it

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Doctor View Post
    The acid etching is the best followed by epoxy coating. Make sure you do both right with the right processes in between so it will last. When it's done right, it's bulletproof!


    Very nice, whats the story on the boat?

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    Who was on the board that was doing his own floor with metallic chips? Never saw any pics.

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    Is it worth doing if the floor is 30 +/- years old with no vapor barrier underneath? Reason I ask is that during moderate/heavy rain, parts of my garage appear damp...not flowing or weeping, just damp...

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    Those finishes look great for an area of the garage that is for storage purposes (cars, boat, crap), but if I can't weld, drill, cut, hammer, etc. on my garage floor I couldn't handle it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by H20MOFO View Post
    What's the best way to clean up the ol garage floor...I just tried some 16 grit on a sander/buffer and it didn't help much. I don't really want to tile or epoxy this....besides muratic acid what's next? If I ever get the garage floor clean ,what's a good sealer? The salt is eating my driveway too....

    As far as the driveway I use vinegar to clean it up after a rain and a push broom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LHC30 View Post
    Is it worth doing if the floor is 30 +/- years old with no vapor barrier underneath? Reason I ask is that during moderate/heavy rain, parts of my garage appear damp...not flowing or weeping, just damp...
    Plastic doesn't last underground. It's good for awhile but not permanent
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    Quote Originally Posted by 82daytona View Post
    you will need to use a floor machine with diamond pads p/m me if you need me to walk you through it
    Thanks Eric....I'll be pm-ing ya. I have a floor machine but diamond pad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phebus View Post
    Those finishes look great for an area of the garage that is for storage purposes (cars, boat, crap), but if I can't weld, drill, cut, hammer, etc. on my garage floor I couldn't handle it.
    This is kinda how I feel about my floor. I think I'm buying a old dually tonite...I can forsee some paint overspray comming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by H20MOFO View Post
    This is kinda how I feel about my floor. I think I'm buying a old dually tonite...I can forsee some paint overspray comming.
    Use West Systems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by poncho View Post
    Very nice, whats the story on the boat?
    Just another Biesemeyer Flat.



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