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Finally had some nice weather and decided to take care of a few projects out in the shop.

Did not have time to install the ceramic pads on the V but did take a few pictures while I had a few of the cars out of the shop. The wife was putting away something in the attic (outside staircase about 1.5 stories tall) and suggested I take a few pictures form the landing above. Was not really lining them up for a photo at the time but I think I will be try a few more overhead shots later on.

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Steve, it`s hard to tell which one to choose ...
Well, the wife won't let me drive her SL65 so that is one less descision I have to make everyday:D
 

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I wish my V would go out and make a few new friends and bring em home:yesnod

Did you have a Hot Wheels collection as a child?:skep
 

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Did you have a Hot Wheels collection as a child?
Sure did, still have a few fullsize ones :D . This is a picture from a couple of years back, still have all these and have added a few more.

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During my elementry school years I worked for a local hobby shop and took my pay in merchandise. I still have a large collection of A/FX HO scale slot cars and track.
 
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I had mine epoxied about 3 years ago and all I do is blow it with leaf blower and then mop it with **** and span. If there is any grease, which only happened once with a leaky motor mount, I wipe that up first.

It stilll looks brand new except for hot A/C water that drips when I shut it off. It looses it gloss in that area but can be easly sprayed with new epoxy from The Good Guys.

Hey Steve T,
How do you make the decision which one goes out the next day. Do you have a dart board with their pics on it?
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Steve:

Perhaps you can help in a small way. standby and I have been exchanging thoughts on what the BEST Garage Floor coating is that will stand up to gasolene and other oils and hot tires. Any ideas??

Yea I like your toys too!!!!!


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XLR I FL - I looked at most of the flooring options when I had my shop built. In the end I went with rubber horse stall mats. These are 4 ft by 6 ft about 3/4 inch thick black rubber. Each mat weighs about 100lbs.

I got the idea from the local high school weight room. We placed them in a brick type pattern and I have been very happy with the results. I purchased them from the local "Tractor Supply Store". The mats are dense enough to use a floor jack and jack stands on. I have had 6 four post lifts install on top them for about 3 years without any problems.

I have spilled oil on the mats and if you wipe it up within a few minutes it seems to come right up. I have had to replace one of the mats when one of my old trucks had a power steering pump dump all the fluid. I did not notice the leak for quite a while and the mat absorbed the fluid and swelled up.

The mats are easier to stand/kneel/crawl on than the bare concrete. An added bonus was the sound that they absorb, the stereo in the shop sounds much better!

The only picture I have handy is this old one, flooring was down and I was waiting on the lifts to be delivered.

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I LIKE IT !!!!!

My issue--not as big as yours is that occasionally I spill some gas on my floor.

That's why the epoxy doesn't do too well for me. It just comes up and as standby said it causes you to have to repair it and I'm tired of repainting.

I'm going to check with some of the "horsey places" down here and see what I can turn up. What was the approximite cost and size per mat. Also do you happen to remember the manufacturer??

THANKS FOR THE INFO!!!



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This is the product I used:

http://www.mytscstore.com/detail.asp?pcID=6&paID=1045&sonID=182&page=1&productID=1312


The listed price has not changed much since I bought mine. I made a deal with local store manager for the 190 mats I needed for the shop, think it was 31.75 per mat. The biggest hassle was moving all 19,000 lbs of rubber mats!


I forgot to mention that in my wife's garage we used the Race Deck plastic tiles with diamond plate texture. We used grey and silver tiles in a checkerboard pattern. I like them also but they run about 3 times the cost per square foot.

How large an area are looking to cover?
 

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A 2 1/2 car garage with 2 Harleys and 2 cadillacs in it. I also do work on my vechicles which includes "fluids". That as I said is the real issue. I saw the Race Deck stuff and as you said it is expensive!!!

I also considered tiling the area with no grout seams. I would use either ceramic or linolium in sheets or squares --an idea.

I am still shopping around with no urgency. So when I find what I think will work I'lll scoop it up.

THANKS FOR YOUR INPUT!!



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