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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-17-2012, 06:34 AM Thread Starter
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Garage Project Finished

As with most of my projects I have to admit that I got a bit carried away, but finally, after 2 months (my travel schedule does not allow me to make the process I want to), my garage is finished !
Background : I went through a company relo most recently in March, moving from GA to NJ. While the 'main' house (the only one I will keep long term) is in Bend OR, I broke down and decided to make upgrades to the garage of my 'employment driven' home.

The previous owner of my NJ home (a bond trader) used to work on diesel engines for a hobby (bizarre) and the garage was a real mess. I basically stripped it down and repainted walls & ceilings + put down a solvent based expoxy coat on the floor. Since I wanted both the Porsche and Ducati logo embedded in my floor, I had to apply a base epoxy (gray), then apply the 2 logos (decals), followed by a clear epoxy 18 hours later.

The result is nothing short of phenomenal !
One big learning has been that I underestimated the work on the floor. The quality of the end result is driven by the prep, and in case of a heavily contaminated floor that means diamond grinding and multiple washes with muriatic acid (dangerous and stinky).

Results are attached. I hope my company will not move me again next year. I also hope the next owner who picks up this house likes European marques
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Some 'before' pictures

Some 'before' pictures.
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And this is what I see now when I walk into my garage in the morning
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Very nice. Who's paint did you use on the floor?
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"Epoxy - Coat" solvent based expoxy. It's not a paint, there's 2 liquids that need to be mixed. After 3 days becomes as hard as nailpolish.
Color : silver with black & blue flakes.

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Very nice mate you done great job love the floor decals I'm going to be doing similar when I buy our new house want to turn into a bike only man cave lol god job mate

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So when can I move into your garage? Looks great.
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post #9 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-17-2012, 08:12 AM
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Yves, that's a beautiful job you've done there! If you did the diamond cutting with that handheld grinder, then kudos to you!! I have thought of doing an epoxy floor in my garage, but with the extent of floor prep that would be required there's no way I would even attempt it with a handheld grinder. I would definitely need to use a rented industrial unit on my floor! Yours came out great- congrats on a job well done.

BTW, since you're new to the Northern NJ area, if you are into using your Porsche for AXing and track then you should join the Northern NJ Porsche Club (NNJR) as they are very active and a great group. You will also find many motorcycle enthusiasts there as well.

Enjoy your rides, and your man cave!
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No MV sticker for the floor?
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