Garage Time Thread

Discussion in 'General' started by cpettit, Mar 31, 2020.

  1. Chris

    Chris Keepin' it old school

  2. redtailracing

    redtailracing gone tuna fishin'

    Those are super cool man!
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  3. code3ryder

    code3ryder Well-Known Member

    Polyaspartic flooring completed this morning!


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  4. ChemGuy

    ChemGuy Harden The F%@# Up!

    Looks good!
    How did you like the install?
  5. Jaketheone46

    Jaketheone46 Well-Known Member

    Nice I had a 94 looked like yours with the one side intake, then sold it for a 96. When the R1 came out in 98 I jumped to Yamaha. Was already a yz fan so was excited to see Yamaha step up the game with the R1 and the YZ400f the same year.
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  6. code3ryder

    code3ryder Well-Known Member

    Thanks. I'm stoked on it. Really fretted over the color.

    No DIY on this one. I didn't have the confidence in doing the prep as well as I know it needs to be done. I hired a company that does this which also comes with a lifetime warranty. 2 dudes came in and had it done in a day and a bit.
  7. ChemGuy

    ChemGuy Harden The F%@# Up!

    Sweet. I like how you carried it up the floor coating up on the stub wall. That always looks good.

    What did that run you about $3.50 a sq ft? What brand/company if you dont mind my asking?

    Dont drag metal things across it (scratches) and rusty parts or rusting steel can stain it. Also keep battery acid away from it. Enjoy.
  8. code3ryder

    code3ryder Well-Known Member

    I'm at about 4.50/ft for the floors. The stem wall and steps were extra. I used Mile High Coatings based out of Fort Collins.

    Thanks for the tips. Durability is one of the reasons I went with the poly vs epoxy. I'm sure I'll baby the snot out of it for a while.
  9. Venom51

    Venom51 John Deere Equipment Expert - Not really

    Don't. They are durable as shit. The only thing I have been able to damage mine with has been bumping a jackstand with the weight of the truck on it while changing out a power steering hose.
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  10. ChemGuy

    ChemGuy Harden The F%@# Up!

    OK. That price seems about normal.

    Under normal use its very tough. You can scratch it by dragging sharp metal stuff and some chemicals will do more damage than others.
  11. code3ryder

    code3ryder Well-Known Member

    I think the harshest stuff might be brake fluid. Thoughts? Otherwise it's just oil and degreasers and stuff.
  12. ChemGuy

    ChemGuy Harden The F%@# Up!

    Brake fluid usually doesnt hurt. Especially if you wipe it up. Same with gas, oil or degreasers...dont leave them sitting in a puddle and it should cause an issue. Worst thing should be maybe some dulling of gloss. It shouldnt dissolve or peel or anything.
  13. code3ryder

    code3ryder Well-Known Member

    Really appreciate the help!
  14. code3ryder

    code3ryder Well-Known Member

    Well, boo.

    Guess the floor wasn't quite done. 72 hours but it's been pretty cold. Just put the bike in on the kickstand.

    Last edited: Jan 10, 2021
  15. Venom51

    Venom51 John Deere Equipment Expert - Not really

    That doesn't look like the flake ever metlted into the coating. Was it cold when it was installed? I know the stuff I put down had very specific temperature and humidity windows for when it could be installed.
  16. code3ryder

    code3ryder Well-Known Member

    Wasn't too cold during install.
  17. ChemGuy

    ChemGuy Harden The F%@# Up!

    How cold was it over that night?

    An aspartic floor should be cured overnight, unless its very near freezing.

    I would be slightly worried that the ratio or mix was off. I would call them and ask about temp cure issues vs mix ratio off.
  18. RRP

    RRP Kinda Superbikey

    Raina and I repurposed a bench I inherited from a buddy’s garage. The rally stripes were Raina’s idea.

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  19. Linker48X

    Linker48X Well-Known Member

    I've got a dozen or so classic bikes that get ridden fairly hard all summer, and worked on all winter. Riding these things is like stacking sand, or smoking a pipe, or sailing a boat, they take constant attention and maintenance. Mostly British, Norton, Triumph, BSA, and Italian, a couple of bevel Ducatis-- 900SSD and 250 Mk 3, and Spanish, Bultaco Metralla, and the Japanese stuff, one RD with one of my old race engines, and the rest mostly up to date, an R-1 race bike, and several 2 stroke motocrossers, which rarely need anything. This has been a great time waster for years, and especially appreciated in Covid times, now that I am close to retired.
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  20. tiggen

    tiggen Things are lookin' up.

    Just laid out the new air compressor line. Anybody have tips for putting a pipe through a wall?

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