[V8] OT -- but not really Garage Floor epoxy recommendations

quattro + 5 or 8 = fun thequattroking at yahoo.com
Wed Oct 5 13:04:11 EDT 2005

I am not a contractor, but my job requires me to know construction products
and how to use them.  CTI is one product I am familiar with.  We use it in
our commercial buildings.  You can color it any color you want and, I think
you can texture it too.  http://www.cti-corp.com

There is also another company who's products we use.  http://www.marbri.net

We have never used an epoxy of theirs, but the concrete sealer, Super
Diamond Clear is great stuff.  I have used it at my home too.

Anyway, I would love to coat my garage floor, but I can never seem to keep
my cars running long enough to get them out of the garage!  From that
aspect, it sucks to drive old Audis.



Bay Area, CA
Eastern WA State

PARTING:  1972 Mercedes Benz 280 SE 4.5
PARTING:  1986 Audi 4000 CS quattro

> I used the Rustoleum product, a two part epoxy, you can find at local
> big box home centers.  I spent approximately 12 hours cleaning and
> etching the floor with acid, and rinsing and rinsing and rinsing and
> scrubbing and rinsing and rinsing, you get the idea?   I do have a three
> car garage so I had a lot of floor, however the concrete was only 3
> years old and not very dirty. I did this all when we moved in, before we
> filled the garage with stuff.  With this product you could not park a
> car on it for 7 days.
>  I still had hot tire pick up in a few spots, meaning when you park a
> vehicle with hot tires on the floor, when you move the car next time, it
> peels up the paint.  I complained to Rustoleum, after much complaining
> they finally sent me a repair kit.  For the cost, the product is OK,
> however next time I will try a different product.  The others I have
> researched will cost 3 or 4 times more than the rustoleum product.
> Rustoleum runs about $50 gallon, a gallon will cover a single car area.
> I used three gallons to do my floor.
> I have spilled copious amounts of oil, hydraulic oil(I do own a V8 you
> know!), and other substances and can report they all clean up nicely.
> Neighbors think I'm nuts, out in the garage with my mop and ringer
> bucket cleaning the floor, my garage is definitely the nicest in the
> subdivision. Of course the multiple 8 ft floresant light fixtures that
> provide a middle of the day Sun effect, the perfect condition 1960's
> coke machine filled with a variety of  beer, (only $.25 a bottle, oh and
> all the quarters you need are in the coin return, stop by anytime, I'll
> buy you a beer), the nice stereo and dish satellite system with Sirrus
> radio, and nice work bench and cabinets and roll around tool boxes,  may
> also influence their opinions.  :-)
>  I have had 4 other people do their garages with this product after
> seeing my floor.  Not sure on their results.

> http://www.griotsgarage.com/catalog.jsp?&SKU=90011 is what I am about to
> use
> in my garage. The big thing is to make sure you clean the floor
> properly,
> and get all of the oil stains removed with an acid wash before you paint
> the
> floor, or the stains will show through.
> ~Eric
> On 10/4/05, Ingo Rautenberg <i.rautenberg at waratap.com> wrote:
>> OK, with all the work I've been performing on the 200/V8 and Urq
> lately,
>> it's really getting to be time that I get rid of what's left of that
> 15
>> year-old garage paint, filling up all the cracks and holes, treat the
> oil
>> stains and finally Epoxy the floor. It's roughly ~450 sq ft. Any
> pointers or
>> BTDT / Don't do this advice? Preferred brands? Don't want it too slick
> when
>> it gets wet.
>> Who better to ask than those who have to work on their cars ;-)

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