1971 Journey

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Re: 1971 Journey

Postby mysticpete » Wed May 20, 2015 1:29 pm

Lovely looking car, great colour too. :o -)

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Re: 1971 Journey

Postby CraigH » Fri Oct 30, 2015 6:59 pm

Started work on my garage floor today. Have been meaning to do this for ages.

Went around and ground down any non smooth joints, filled all divets etc as it has been extended and had an inner room built and pulled down over the years

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Did a test patch under the fridge to see how the paint process will go. Cleaned concrete, acid washed surface to give a good bite then 3 coats of paint.

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Now I just need to wait for a week with a number of warm days in a row so I can take on the rest of the project.

Will probably do it in 2 stages.

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Re: 1971 Journey

Postby DOC » Sun Nov 01, 2015 9:03 am

I'll be watching, looking good so far.

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Re: 1971 Journey

Postby billet » Sat Nov 07, 2015 8:51 am

Painted floors are so nice, and easy to clean

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Re: 1971 Journey

Postby Ollie68 » Sun Nov 08, 2015 8:45 pm

Looking like a whole lot more work yet :: ?
I wished I had painted mine before moving in as its three time the work once the sheds full of stuff.
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Re: 1971 Journey

Postby CraigH » Wed Nov 11, 2015 10:16 am

Garage work continued on the weekend.

Removed most movable gear out of the garage including the vette.

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Floor was first power washed to remove initial grime then sprayed with degreaser and floor wash and allowed to soak.

Then power washed again.

Then sprayed with acid to etch the surface, then power washed a final time and allowed to dry.

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First coat of floor paint went on diluted with mineral turpentine to get it to soak in better

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Second coat went on undiluted and third coat the same.

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Third coat finished, just needs to dry for a few days.

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Re: 1971 Journey

Postby Bazzas77 » Wed Nov 11, 2015 5:25 pm

well do ne , amazing how much LESS dust there will be in there now :o

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Re: 1971 Journey

Postby sirfixalot » Wed Nov 11, 2015 8:07 pm

Will be interested to see how it goes every painted floor I have seen the paint sticks to hot tyres & pulls off at contact point with tyres, sounds like the prep was pretty good. I have mine painted with clear concrete sealer, only thing it doesnt like is metho makes it go white

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Re: 1971 Journey

Postby CraigH » Wed Nov 11, 2015 8:56 pm

sirfixalot wrote:Will be interested to see how it goes every painted floor I have seen the paint sticks to hot tyres & pulls off at contact point with tyres, sounds like the prep was pretty good. I have mine painted with clear concrete sealer, only thing it doesnt like is metho makes it go white


So do I.

Read heaps of reviews and people's comments on what to use.

Did not want to pay for the expensive epoxies and some people even had issues with them.

Then found Bondall - Garage and Factory Floor Protector.

Was on a site talking about workshop equipment and it got great feedback.

Time will tell.

Even if it needs repaint very few years and keeps dust down if will be good.

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Re: 1971 Journey

Postby DOC » Wed Nov 11, 2015 9:59 pm

Looks great for now, in a couple years you will have to update us on it's durability.

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Re: 1971 Journey

Postby Wabco40 » Sat Nov 14, 2015 2:38 pm

Looking good Craig :o

It was one of the best thing I did to my shed in Newman, so much easier to keep clean.

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Re: 1971 Journey

Postby CraigH » Sun Nov 15, 2015 3:37 pm

We have had rain on and off since I finished the garage floor.

Instructions said 2 days before driving on to so i left it 5.

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Happy with the finished result now need to work out what to put back and where.

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Re: 1971 Journey

Postby DOC » Sun Nov 15, 2015 10:02 pm

Great looking garage! :o

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Re: 1971 Journey

Postby Trudgeo » Mon Nov 16, 2015 7:48 am

Looks AWESOME Craig.......I painted my workshop floor (at my old place) where I had my hoist, using just a simple concrete paint from Bunnings, my prep was a good sweep out and then hoes out, leave dry, paint floor with Bond crete, then floor paint......let it dry for a couple of days and it lasted me about 8yrs of oil,grease and other chemicals before you'd consider redoing it, but I moved instead :-o :-o :-o :-o :o

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Re: 1971 Journey

Postby CraigH » Mon Nov 16, 2015 2:12 pm

Trudgeo wrote:Looks AWESOME Craig.......I painted my workshop floor (at my old place) where I had my hoist, using just a simple concrete paint from Bunnings, my prep was a good sweep out and then hoes out, leave dry, paint floor with Bond crete, then floor paint......let it dry for a couple of days and it lasted me about 8yrs of oil,grease and other chemicals before you'd consider redoing it, but I moved instead :-o :-o :-o :-o :o


Thanks....
If mine lasts 8 years i will be excstatic , even if it just stays more tidy for a few years I will be better off...:-)

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Re: 1971 Journey

Postby CraigH » Sun Dec 20, 2015 12:55 pm

Got my Christmas gift a little early. QuickJack BL5000

Low garage roof so best option, portable as well.

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Re: 1971 Journey

Postby Green69 » Sun Dec 20, 2015 7:53 pm

Be careful with your rubber pads. I found out that if a car stay for a week on them they will stick to and peel the coating off. I now use some carpet pieces upside down, hair on the floor. No problems anymore!

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Re: 1971 Journey

Postby CraigH » Sun Dec 20, 2015 8:55 pm

Green69 wrote:Be careful with your rubber pads. I found out that if a car stay for a week on them they will stick to and peel the coating off. I now use some carpet pieces upside down, hair on the floor. No problems anymore!


Thanks for the info, so it peeled the paint of your vette frame.

Have only played around with them so far.

Very happy with the access it provides and raising and lowering is fairly quick.

they are only 3" tall so most of our cars can just drive over them but the Vette's headers are just a little too low ... :-(

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Re: 1971 Journey

Postby Green69 » Sun Jan 03, 2016 5:32 pm

Sorry Craig. I just realized the meaning or your comment!!
What I meant to say was , the rubber pads that you use under the tyres of your cars for not leaving any marks on the floor ,can peel the paint off the concrete. This happened to me and the carpet appears to have solved it.

On another topic, could you tell me the name of the blue on your Vette.
Thanks in advance.

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Re: 1971 Journey

Postby CraigH » Sun Jan 03, 2016 7:53 pm

Green69 wrote:Sorry Craig. I just realized the meaning or your comment!!
What I meant to say was , the rubber pads that you use under the tyres of your cars for not leaving any marks on the floor ,can peel the paint off the concrete. This happened to me and the carpet appears to have solved it.

On another topic, could you tell me the name of the blue on your Vette.
Thanks in advance.

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Ok thats no good, so you use carpet squares under the wheels

I have not noticed the pads sticking to the floor as yet but worth the heads up - thanks.

My car is Bridgehampton Blue - a 71 colour

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Re: 1971 Journey

Postby CraigH » Sun Jan 03, 2016 7:58 pm

Also I have not added my most recent items here yet.

Have been updating the US version of this thread as I have discussions linked in the technical forums.

Full US thread

http://www.corvetteforum.com/forums/c3- ... urney.html

Picking up from here

http://www.corvetteforum.com/forums/c3- ... ey-41.html

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Re: 1971 Journey

Postby YLLA 88 » Mon Jan 04, 2016 7:00 am

Looks gerat Craig, you'll notice a big difference in the concrete dust suppression , I know I did :o

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Re: 1971 Journey

Postby CraigH » Mon Jan 04, 2016 6:23 pm

YLLA 88 wrote:Looks gerat Craig, you'll notice a big difference in the concrete dust suppression , I know I did :o


Thanks Jethro, and yes the dust change is amazing.

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Re: 1971 Journey

Postby YLLA 88 » Wed Jan 06, 2016 8:43 pm

sirfixalot wrote:Will be interested to see how it goes every painted floor I have seen the paint sticks to hot tyres & pulls off at contact point with tyres, sounds like the prep was pretty good. I have mine painted with clear concrete sealer, only thing it doesnt like is metho makes it go white


Clear concrete sealer i reckon works a treat too....

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Re: 1971 Journey

Postby CraigH » Thu Jan 07, 2016 1:03 pm

Yes I considered clear as well, but my floor was possibly a bit older and a bit dirtier than yours :-)


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