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Man I love those roads… 28 will always be my favorite. Can’t wait for this spring! Bummed I can’t make it this weekend
I think what you have going on at the moment is more pressing. See you this spring for sure
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This is definitely one of the best build threads on the forum. A great read. :thumbsup:
 

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Haven't done too too much with the car lately. New house, so nesting has taken priority. Part of that is a new place to work on the car and keep it out of elements.

I'll finally have a garage ?

This post is gonna be long

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House is nice. The garage is nice. Except for the floor!! So much hot tire pickup and oil staining made worse by a poor cleanup attempt by the previous owners. I've to always wanted a nice finished garage floor. I haven't moved in yet...

Why not??

I started on my research.

In my area, it's $10 a square foot for professional installation. 650 square foot garage... We're also renovating the master bath and taking down popcorn ceilings, so... NOPE

So I looked into DIY

First I checked the big box stores and Amazon. The choices were stain (ick, it just looks dirty), paint (doesn't last), sealant(meh), epoxy (rawr), tiles (rawr), and mats (pretty cool)

Tiles are effing expensive. Up to $10 a square foot. Plus, even the interlocking stuff is about as much a pain as ceramic. Out

Mats for my space were also cost prohibitive. I may look into smaller one down the line to protect my deck from my grill and smoker, as well as a single car one to use for working on cars on (I realize that's what this floor is supposed to be for but... it's so pretty :love:)


Then I looked at epoxy. All the big box and Amazon had were the Rust-Oleum kits. I was about to go for one. I decided to look up install videos and tutorials and that's when my eyes were truly opened ?

I watched a couple videos of people's experiences with Rust-Oleum (ewww...) followed by some from Concrete Floor Solutions and then Leggari. This was followed by in depth reading from allgaragefloors.com and a great video of a home DIY with mistakes to learn from.

If you feel like tackling a project like this, allgaragefloors.com is the spot to do your research. From purchasing, to planning, to prep, this blog has articles covering every step and every option available. Highly highly recommended

I waffled between an aluminum based coating like Rust Bullet or Hellfire and a full flake coverage. Aluminum based is more industrial, full flake is pretty. I ended up going full flake for wow factor and down the road home value.

I went with a Roll on Rock system from Versatile. They didn't have a set kit for the square footage I needed, but a quick email with customer service set me up with a piece by piece list with amounts and type of product I would need for my job. By going this route, I was even able to use flake not in the kits.

The system starts with an epoxy base coat, followed by epoxy flake, and topped with a polyaspartic clear coat. This should last and the clear can be re-coated without having to strip the whole floor. Just clean, scuff, and coat.

Supply list:
18" roller frame with 2 no lint rollers
6" weenie frame with 2 no lint rollers or 2 4" chip brushes for cutting in
18" roller tray
24" rubber trowel (Magic Trowel brand is very popular with installers)
Strap on spiked shoes (lots of varying price points and opinions)
Respirator with fume and dust cartridges (don't skimp on this!!)
Nitrile gloves (the tactile sense to strength is worth it over vinyl)
Shop vacuum
Brooms
Floor scraper of some sort ( some use drywall tape knives, I used a scoop shovel)
Blower
Power washer with floor cleaning attachment
Angle grinder with diamond grinding cups and a masonry cutting blade
Knee pads
Concrete patch and putty knife
Mixing paddles (drill bit and sticks)
Buckets! (I had 6)
Eyes and Ears
Tape and masking plastic

Rentals:
Diamond grinder or floor maintainer with Diamabrush
Dust shroud vacuum attachments and heavy duty vacuum( I didn't use this, but others do)


So first step before the install, prep.

I watched dozens of installs of various types. Even some hour long ones geared for professionals. Each supplier had different tips.

I wrote out my day by day plan and made a list for each day. Epoxy is time sensitive, so having a good plan helps avoid mistakes

Day one- Empty garage, mask off baseboards and walls for cleaning. Pressure wash and scrub with floor maintainer (I didn't rent this, my mom had one from the '80s left from their old business. I used to strip and coat their floors with it when I was in high school... ah memories... but I digress)

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I blew out, swept, and then applied Zep degreaser to floor focusing extra chemical on the oil stains. I then used the maintainer with a green pad to scrub followed by the washer. It's only a 2000psi electric. A gas 3000psi would probably have brought up more stains, but concrete is porous, and I didn't want to put down too much water. Moisture in the concrete causes epoxy to bubble and flake off o_O

After the clean, I squeegeed out the excess water and then hit it with two passes from the blower. It got the afternoon and overnight to dry.

Day two

I get to the garage and inspect my handy work. It got a lot of the oil up, but didn't do great with the hot tire pickup. That's ok. That's why I rented the diamond grinder.

I had intended on renting a Diamabrush to use with my floor maintainer and do a wet grind. The weather and HDepot decided to not cooperate. First off, nowhere around carries the size Diamabrush for my maintainer. Second, a rainstorm was going to hit in three days.

Humidity + epoxy = bad.

I went to Sunbelt instead and got a purpose built concrete grinder. It was about $80 more, but with as fast as it worked and how well it worked, it was worth it

Before grinding, I patched and filled cracks and divots in the floor with a concrete divot patch offered by Versatile. I then used the angle grinder to cut a line in the garage door opening. The epoxy base and the clear go into this line instead of having an edge that could potentially catch and peel up.

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Then came the grinding...
That thing took everything off. It also kicks up a TON of dust. I didn't use the vacuum or rent one to mitigate the dust. I had planned on mitigating dust with water, but the slurry would have delayed me a day I didn't have to dry. Using my shop vac would have taken forever since its filter just isn't meant to handle the dust load. EYES EARS and RESPIRATOR are a MUST

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After a couple hours it was done. I used the angle grinder with a diamond cup to do along the walls and in the tight spots, then swept and blew out and swept and blew out the garage. I then set up for the epoxy base coat and the flake application.

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I had my roller tray setup as a rest not for epoxy or polyaspartic. My mixing buckets were setup with the resin and hardener at the ready along with my drill and stirrer. I set up to do three batches. 2 for the base and then some and 1 for a second coat. (Two coats is important since the flake soaks it up a tad as they bond together.)

I also had my flake boxes setup and buckets filled to start broadcasting as quickly as possible after laying down the epoxy. I then donned my spiked shoes, mixed up the first batch, and began to roll it out.

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If I wasn't applying flake, I would have backrolled this and been set to clear in the morning. It's not terrible for a rank amateur, but... I have high aspirations. TIME FOR FULL BROADCAST FLAKE!!!11!!!11!

Spreading the flake was kind of fun. Just channel Rip Taylor and let it fly
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Throw it up high and watch them pretty flakes flutter down until everything is completely covered and then some.

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If this looks a mess, it's because it is ? I policed my area and headed home for the night. Return and finish comes in the afternoon

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Day three
The next afternoon, I set up for the clear coat. This meant putting spikes back on and cleaning up the extra flake. The flake kits you usually see have maybe 5 pounds. For this coverage and to get it to adhere, it took 75 pounds. After blowing, scraping, sweeping up flake... then, blowing again, and vacuuming, I got back 35-45 pounds of flake :rofl:

I'm not entirely sure what I'll do with the extra at the moment...

Anyway, once that was cleaned up, I swept and got ready for the clearcoat. Mix stations, rubber trowel, spiked shoes, 18" roller to backroll, weenie roller to cut in. 30 minutes later I had this. To top it off I broadcast a 90 grit silicate to help with wet traction

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I can't believe I don't have a fully cleaned up and tools in place picture yet... Once the other renovations are done and we get moved in I'll add one


This is not for the faint hearted. Even DIY, this is expensive. This was three days of dirty dirty work and the cost for fixing any mistakes is worse worse than material cost.

So far, I love it. It doesn't look like the usual epoxy floors you see and it isn't the flavor of the month metallic. It cleans super easy and doesn't seem to be slick when wet

I have some cosmetic stuff for the car coming in at some point and I still need to get a good dyno run and my ball joints installed!!!

more to come...


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Dayum! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 Nice write up!

I can’t help but wonder how that pattern might hide small leaks (drips) and/or dropped bolts. 🤔
 


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Dayum! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 Nice write up!

I can’t help but wonder how that pattern might hide small leaks (drips) and/or dropped bolts. 🤔
Leaks show up easily. Dropped bolts can be challenging 😅
 
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My updates are once again really far behind. 😅

Continued from where I left off... CHD 8 was a hoot. I stayed at a nice cabin with some homies and saw some fun sights


Obligatory photo dump

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Ran into fellow Chucktown locals at the hub

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CR-X was the feature car

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The tree of shaaaame. Tree of shame


I'll have a more build oriented post coming....




Whenever I remember I have a build page

Brake stuff, strut bar stuff, Wake the Dragon...

More to come...

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Sooooo I promised some brake build stuff

I actually made a thread detailing my RL caliper swap

https://www.civicx.com/forum/threads/rl-caliper-swap.89527/

I'll sum up

I made the retrofit. The sexy two piece rotors I got were thick Bois. I had to grind a mil or so from the hot spots. They fit and work great

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I also got shiny new ARP extended wheel studs. The factory length ones were pulling thread and causing lug nuts to freeze. They just didn't have enough thread to hold up to spirited driving with a 3mm spacer

I also switched to running Castrol SRF dot4 fluid and installed Wunderladen rear brake bushings

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SRF has not boiled and gives a good pedal feel

Wunderladen bushings are easy to install and do as advertised. My rear brake pads are wearing evenly, unlike beforehand


I also installed a new drop-in subwoofer. Kicker comp C with the adapter from
https://mobilemaxcaraudio.com/produ...r-adapter-spacer-bracket-w-speaker-connector/

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I did a test fit first

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Mounted the speaker using their hardware

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Aaaaaaaand...

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Installed

It gives a little more oomph, especially when paired with Viper4android adjusting the EQ settings

Soooooo

Two rapid fire updates, lol

In the next updates, I'll be taking about Wake the Dragon 2024, 27won strut bar, and a new wheel setup


More to come...

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Still running on the original headgasket and studs right, and no issues with injectors?

Did you buy the CJM duct from them directly or did you download the file and have a 3rd party do the printing? I was looking into doing that next since I have the PRL Cobra installed now, but haven't done much research as for getting a quote.
 

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Sooooo I promised some brake build stuff

I actually made a thread detailing my RL caliper swap

https://www.civicx.com/forum/threads/rl-caliper-swap.89527/

I'll sum up

I made the retrofit. The sexy two piece rotors I got were thick Bois. I had to grind a mil or so from the hot spots. They fit and work great

PXL_20240329_185455386.jpg


I also got shiny new ARP extended wheel studs. The factory length ones were pulling thread and causing lug nuts to freeze. They just didn't have enough thread to hold up to spirited driving with a 3mm spacer

I also switched to running Castrol SRF dot4 fluid and installed Wunderladen rear brake bushings

PXL_20231006_130728343.jpg
PXL_20230804_185550175.jpg


SRF has not boiled and gives a good pedal feel

Wunderladen bushings are easy to install and do as advertised. My rear brake pads are wearing evenly, unlike beforehand


I also installed a new drop-in subwoofer. Kicker comp C with the adapter from
https://mobilemaxcaraudio.com/produ...r-adapter-spacer-bracket-w-speaker-connector/

PXL_20230602_183111347.jpg


I did a test fit first

PXL_20230617_160341991.jpg


Mounted the speaker using their hardware

PXL_20230617_162317202.jpg


Aaaaaaaand...

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Installed

It gives a little more oomph, especially when paired with Viper4android adjusting the EQ settings

Soooooo

Two rapid fire updates, lol

In the next updates, I'll be taking about Wake the Dragon 2024, 27won strut bar, and a new wheel setup


More to come...

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Amp that sub, and it’ll be so much better for not very much dough. Just a thought. 😄 Good work!
 


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Still running on the original headgasket and studs right, and no issues with injectors?

Did you buy the CJM duct from them directly or did you download the file and have a 3rd party do the printing? I was looking into doing that next since I have the PRL Cobra installed now, but haven't done much research as for getting a quote.
Still on original head studs and injectors 🤞

I have gotten into the habit of using a couple ounces of Redline s1 every tank of gas. Hopefully it'll help mitigate injector clogging

I originally bought a CJM duct directly from them, but it started to break. I bought a copy of the file and had one made via Craftcloud for $62. So less than CJM was selling them for

https://craftcloud3d.com/cloud
 
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Amp that sub, and it’ll be so much better for not very much dough. Just a thought. 😄 Good work!
Thanks

I actually have an 8 in it's own enclosure already amped up.


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I haven't had a chance to calculate ohm loads and run the wire to run them together
 
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Oh the usual...

Really out of date build thread updates
lol thats kinda how mine is on the civic. well it might be up to date since ive done nothing with it! its just sitting in a pile of parts lol.

i did get a new bike thou so thats fun
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