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PostPost by: h20hamelan » Mon Jan 10, 2022 5:34 pm

Clear coat sealer for concrete, or acrylic sealer for concrete. Needs to be applied when its warm. I did a coat, let dry, then final coat with the shark grip.
I think the epoxy is too brittle, though if you dont spill oil or brake fluid etc…
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PostPost by: TJS » Thu Jan 13, 2022 4:24 pm

I have gone through the same process with mixed results.

The initial coating was a clear concrete sealer on a power float smooth floor followed by three coats of grey "Heavy Duty Garage Paint" made by Leyland paints from Screwfix. Unfortunately, after 6 months the paint lifted under the tyres of parked cars and would chip very easily if a tool was dropped. Unable to face emptying the garage, and stripping off the paint I opted for a combination of cheap carpet mats under the tyres of the parked cars which stopped the rubber compounds leaking into the paint and 3 heavy duty polyvinyl floor protectors. The "mats" are made by G Floor in the US and available from Costco in the UK; they are 7.5' x 17.5' and cost £180 each delivered. See link

https://www.costco.co.uk/Tyres-Automoti ... r/p/112281


They are petrol and solvent resistant, wipe clean and are tough enough for trolly jacks and car lifts.

See below for combination of the three, paint, carpet tiles and floor protectors (ignore the automotive clutter)


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PostPost by: USA64 » Thu Jan 13, 2022 5:51 pm

[quote][They are petrol and solvent resistant, wipe clean and are tough enough for trolly jacks and car lifts.
If they keep a nut from bouncing into the void they would be worth-it for that! :D
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PostPost by: Paul Chapman » Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:01 pm

Latest from me here in the UK

I have just sent for a sample commercial ceramic tile, looks to be a low cost alternative to paint, see link for details.

https://www.directtilewarehouse.com/p/g ... oor-tiles/

I will keep you posted of the result.

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