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Old 03-21-2009, 10:24 PM   #1
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Need ideas for floor finish and hoist in garage

I can't find an earlier thread I had tripped over which had morphed into some great pics of garage floors. So any ideas would be appeciated. Mine is currently 12 year old solid color epoxy with its share of chips from dropped wrenches etc. Additionally, I'm considering a storage lift so that I can keep the car in the air when not in use and still have access to all my cabinets etc. on that side of the garage.
I'm sure that some members have some great suggestions for hoists and some good pics of floors already done. I'd appreciate it if you would share the information and point me in the right direction for pros and cons of the various in garage lifts on the market.
My door opening is 7 ft high and 18 ft wide with an insulated sectional door. The garage ceiling is 10 ft from the floor and the garage is only 20 ft deep. Thank goodness the Camaro is not a very tall vehicle.
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Old 03-22-2009, 12:16 AM   #2
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i was looking for some good epoxy floor covering and i came across this company. looked nice.

http://www.epoxy-coat.com/
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Old 03-22-2009, 12:20 AM   #3
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for lifts, most require 12' but i know there are some low height ones avail. check out these. i know a guy who used them. love the single side setup, alows for alot more working room around the lift

http://www.alltiresupply.com/p-PL-6SPX.html
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Old 03-22-2009, 12:35 AM   #4
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I may pick something up for the floor at home depot...........but the lift is out of my league.
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Old 03-22-2009, 12:45 AM   #5
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Here's one of the threads that contains some thoughts on the flooring topic:

http://camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4737

I put the epoxy paint on my floor last year. I got a package at Costco for I think $80 or $90 that covered my 2-car garage. It was money well spent. Nothing sticks to it and it looks great.
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http://www.rhinoofrockwall.com/gallery.html


scroll down to the bottom to see the homepro photos
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You can abrade the epoxy you have now and top coat it if you like. You can buy filler if you have any substantial gouges. Just make sure it is not peeling or bubbling.

Here is the only one I have a picture of, I painted a Mercedes logo on top of the epoxy and then put some acrylic floor wax over the paint to protect it. It lasted for 3-4 years and then I painted over it after ditching my AMG.




These guys are friends of mine, try them for a lift, you can get them for all garage heights.

http://www.doehrman.com/
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Behr makes a pretty good product
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Old 03-22-2009, 03:51 AM   #9
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Forget the single side. If you are gonna get a lift don't skimp on one.

An old school lift with 4 point 2 or 4 post that can be locked in is best.

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Forget the single side. If you are gonna get a lift don't skimp on one.

An old school lift with 4 point 2 or 4 post that can be locked in is best.

Darn....the link to the post is not the same one as I had found two days ago. Thanks anyhow.
Yes...the single post looks awesome for a lift, but that leverage factor on it is scarey with only 4" thick concrete under it.
One of the products in the previous link I had found was "racetrack" something or other. I'm sure I can find that on the net. But they had some other products on it. Even one made by Rhino lining.
Thanks for the link on the epoxy. Thats about the best price I've seen on it. I may end up doing that myself then. At least my current epoxy is not peeling or anything like that. Its just beat up and worn.
Thanks again. If anybody finds anymore please throw it onto this thread as its getting buried with all the other things going on
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You want floor info???

http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/f...splay.php?f=20
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Oh YES! I think you have found the holy grail of beautiful garage floor information. Thank you very much.
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Old 03-22-2009, 02:49 PM   #13
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yeah ive been to that garagejournal site before. some guys have amazing setups.
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