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Hey guys i dont post a lot... but i have been a member and a avid follower for a few years...

i have a project that i am planning i would like to share with you guys. I am 23 years old and am building my first garage (you can guess what i am planning on eventually having in there when the time is right :thumbsup: ) Take a look at this picture.

http://www.cowtownvettes.org/images/CTVLogo/CorvetteRacingL-C6_W.jpg

The floor will be polyurea throughout... (i have experience in concrete coatings because of my trade)

I plan on doing a logo similar to that picture... i dont have specific dimensions worked out yet and when my garage is closer to being ready (within a couple weeks) I will get to that... what i do know the black backround will have graphite and black fleck and the logo will most likely be solid colors. Then the entire floor will have several coats of polyurea clear coating to make it high gloss as well as very resilient (twice as strong as concrete) and extremely easy to keep clean and take care of... lasts for over 10-15 years under normal use!

Then the borders will have a coved border going up the wall to make hoseing and sweeping out easy as nothing can get stuck in corners...

Pending on how this project goes(i will keep you guys updated with pictures and whatnot) All i will say is that it ussually comes in cheaper than racedeck and in my opinion is supperior and more asthetic. I am very excited about doing projects like this now and in the future as it will be much more fun than the average concrete floor I generally do!

Any suggestions on logo or design would be appreciated i really want to make this special!!!

-Matt Lynch


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Still working on the garage almost done with the physical building part...

here are some design pics of the floor i am planing. I am sure a lot will change between now and when i do it though. These were some prelim pics i did in paint so they are not the best...

Still a few dif ideas on the background colors... i think i like black and graphite which is slightly darker than the charcoal gray below.

Some other options i am considering including with the black and charcoal are: chrome foil type fleck, white/blue glow fleck that is light reactive, or maybe the dark blue in the second pic below. Not sure until i make a few sample boards! :huh:







links for bigger pics
http://www.putfile.com/pic.php?img=5202861 graphite/charcoal
http://www.putfile.com/pic.php?img=5202863 graphite/charcoal/darkblue
 

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Use a company called PremierGarage, they do the best floor coatings and they are great quality

They are actually my competition I do coatings professionally... honestly i am not big on bashing people but down here in sw florida that franchise is overpriced and a bunch of jerks from what i have been hearing from some of my customers. I only had one experience with premeirgarage I was short on product to finish a job and the owner of the local franchise refused to sell me any to finish... i even tried to pay them to do it but he didnt want anything to do with me because i was a contractor... oh well.

Also they dont do custom work like what i want to accomplish just different base colors and chips...

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That is pretty impressive doing tiles with a two part epoxy like that... You did a great job on that floor i have to admit. I bet it was time consuming!!! Your an animal!
 

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Can you put a drain in the floor? That would be nice for washing the car inside. What are your plans for the walls?
 

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Custom garage floor design

I have installed a similar design into the floor of my garage. It is an exact duplicate of the nose emblem on my C5.

I took a macro photograph of the nose emblem, then turned it into an 8X10 transparency. Next, we mounted an overhead projector in the ceiling and projected the image onto the floor. It was traced out at night, with the lights off to give a better image to work with. Next, I used a 90 degree grinder and a 4" diamond blade to cut the traced image into the concrete. A Dremmel tool with carbide bits was used to complete the smaller areas on the bow tie and floure de lis.

The floor was then coated with two part epoxy paints and clear.

So far, the work has held up well. Attached is an image of the design:
 

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I'm Inpressed With All The Floors But I Want To See Pics Of Them. How About It??? This Is Kind Of Ironic = A Concrete Coating Contracter Was Just At My House Last Night To Measure And Work Up An Estamate To Do My Floor. I Didn't Understand The 3 Different Products He Was Talking About But That Should Be On The Estament When It Comes So I'll Pick Everyone's Brain About Which One Would Be Best. In The Mean Time Pics, Remember!!!!
 

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I have installed a similar design into the floor of my garage. It is an exact duplicate of the nose emblem on my C5.

I took a macro photograph of the nose emblem, then turned it into an 8X10 transparency. Next, we mounted an overhead projector in the ceiling and projected the image onto the floor. It was traced out at night, with the lights off to give a better image to work with. Next, I used a 90 degree grinder and a 4" diamond blade to cut the traced image into the concrete. A Dremmel tool with carbide bits was used to complete the smaller areas on the bow tie and floure de lis.

The floor was then coated with two part epoxy paints and clear.

So far, the work has held up well. Attached is an image of the design:


DB that is way too close to what i was planning... i am going to have to think of a way to step it up with people like you out there :) nicely done Especially the dremel work! Oh i used to live in your neck of the woods too!



IPJ let me see your quote when you get it or give me the gist of it and i will be glad to let you know if it is a fair price... if you are handy i could walk you through doing a better floor than the contractor for much less. (they always turn out better when someone who cares works on it and who cares more than the floor owner) Be carefull there are lots of ways to get burned... i have seen guys charge 5-6 dollars a square foot and just use home depot kits that are low quality and dont last throughout the year!
 

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Can you put a drain in the floor? That would be nice for washing the car inside. What are your plans for the walls?
The drain would be tough in my case i am working with a 50 year old slab of concrete and i am building the garage myself in my freetime... I promise the before and after pictures will be good ones! :partyon: If we were pooring a new slab then the drain would be a def possibility but thats not the case... its a great idea though. The walls i was going to give a 4 or 5 inch "baseboard" of the flooring material with a "cove" in the corner.

-Matt
 

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That's cool!

I'm going to do the DigitalCorvettes.com logo on my garage floor when I repaint it this spring. :D

Dude, I hope so, I'm still freaked out by the way it looks now:lookinup:

 

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Dang, and I thought my plain grey-painted concrete looked good..... I guess it looks better than Patricks :rolling: but some guys on here have some pretty bad-ass floors.
 

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I need to do something about my garage floor. Mine is still just concrete and every week or so it starts to turn into a sandbox from the material eroding. I pressure washed it and put down some sealant, and that held for a little bit. But I need to do alot more. The logos is a great idea, but man that looks like a ton of work.

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It's great to see some interest... I am more excited about this project than any other floor i have created! (obviously cause its mine and it is vette related)

-Matt
 

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be sure to post some pics please
I def will... i am still framing in the garage and after that i have to prep the slab... It is in really really bad condition! I will get you guys some before pics soon. After the garage is finished and the slab is preped and i have the materials the after pics will be close behind!!!
 

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Still working on the garage almost done with the physical building part...

here are some design pics of the floor i am planing. I am sure a lot will change between now and when i do it though. These were some prelim pics i did in paint so they are not the best...

Still a few dif ideas on the background colors... i think i like black and graphite which is slightly darker than the charcoal gray below.

Some other options i am considering including with the black and charcoal are: chrome foil type fleck, white/blue glow fleck that is light reactive, or maybe the dark blue in the second pic below. Not sure until i make a few sample boards! :huh:







links for bigger pics
http://www.putfile.com/pic.php?img=5202861 graphite/charcoal
http://www.putfile.com/pic.php?img=5202863 graphite/charcoal/darkblue
 
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