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Old 12-26-2003, 10:22 AM
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Anyone tried this stuff? I saw it this AM and wondered if ti was any good. I know there are a lot of guys out there that are building shops now and throught this would be a good thing to cover. Every paint I have used to day lifts up or scratches to easy.

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I saw this stuff as well

http://www.ucoatit.com/
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Hey Audio, this stuff looks pretty good and alot easier than paint.

http://www.racedeck.com/
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Been considering that stuff (or similar). Any experience with it? Does it stay snapped together well? Spaces? Is it real exepensive? (websight had no prices)

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The only paints that will hold up reasonably well are the two part epoxy's, forget all of the others. Even the epoxy paints will show wear (dulling), but they are much more resistant to peeling and scratching.

I've used the tiles before in my race car trailer. They are very easy to work with, look incredible (no spaces either), and are very durable. BUT, they are VERY expensive. I can't imagine spending that kind of money to do an entire shop floor.

The epoxy systems are probably the way to go.

Tip: If you use the epoxy, buy the "sprinkles" or colored glitter to throw over the top. It really made my plain grey floor come to life when I added the hunter green flakes to it. Not only does it look much better, but it REALLY hides the dirt.


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I've used Rustoleum 2 part epoxy on two floors, with great results.
They are making it in other colors than grey(which I used the first time), I used a tan the last time and it looks great (still).
Be sure to CLEAN the floor and use the primer first.
It is sooooo nice to clean up oil and fluids with greased lightning and a paper towel.
BTW I get it from Graingers.
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Those two are two part epoxy's. One is water based and the other is not. The water based one does claim a lifetime warantee.

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If you have had any type of an oil leak or spill on your concrete floor the epoxy will not get a good adheshion it could last for years depending on what type of traffic you will have.

You can contact Hilti Inc 1-800-879-8000 and check on a product called CC 99 single coat 5-6 mils double coat 12-14 mils coverage single coat 250-300 ft' double coat 150-130 ft' per Gal
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I remember when I worked for a GM dealership. They had the floor painted. The guys forgot to add grip or sand I guess.The first day it rained we had a car, almost 2 slam into the walls. OUCH!
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Been considering that stuff (or similar). Any experience with it? Does it stay snapped together well? Spaces? Is it real exepensive? (websight had no prices)

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No dave I don't have any experience with it, I got this info off of another thread. Here is the link.

http://www.offshoreonly.com/forums/s...arage+flooring
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