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jhelgesen - love the Martini stripes - might have to 'borrow' the idea...
I've had so many requests, I made an instruction sheet.





Let me know, I can send the full size image if I can find it.
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Old 01-24-2011, 09:16 AM
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If you get the chance - that would be great - thanks for the 'break down'!
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Its too crowded to work. I keep moving stuff around like engine stands, engine hoist, welder, rolling carts, parts, tires. I dont know where to put everything. I need to learn to organize like some of you. Or cut down on the number of junkers I have. I now have osb board on the walls and ceilings since this picture and have made a few shelves.

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I used bigfoot tile from greg smith equipment. It was less than 1/2 the price of racedeck and has held up well -







even added some Porsche flavor to the back of the garage door


yes, - sees plenty of work too
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I've had so many requests, I made an instruction sheet.





Let me know, I can send the full size image if I can find it.
Yours was taped and painted correct? That's a LOT of work, great results though. I need to get a sign company to make some vinyl (like a fathead or something) to just put up. I wanted to do a vertical stripe in mine, but didn't feel like taping/painting.
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Yours was taped and painted correct? That's a LOT of work, great results though. I need to get a sign company to make some vinyl (like a fathead or something) to just put up. I wanted to do a vertical stripe in mine, but didn't feel like taping/painting.
Yes, that was paint and tape. Took 5 rolls of tape and 5 evenings of work, but was worth it in the end for sure. I had nothing in the garage at the time, so it was easy to move around.
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John, thanks for the idea. I had been waffling on the German flag color scheme, but I think you nailed it with Martini colors. Comes across a little more abstract/esoteric to the Non enlightened visitors. You'll be able to find out the enthusiasts by just the ones that figure it out on their own.

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A few posters and such for the wall as I find them.





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I found a Lady that makes and sells this 3D Porsche sign and the red lettering. She even personalizes the back of it for each person. She makes them herself. It still had the Acrylic smell on it when it arrived and she told me she had just finished it. Also one more pic that shows some the floor a little better. It is an epoxy floor with tan/gray/black/white flecks with a polyurethane topcoat with a light grip. Easy to clean and the very durable.



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Very nice set up! Can you post the website for the Porsche sign maker?
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Diddo can you pm cost and contact info. Probably best not to post as Porsche will hunt her down and destroy her if she not licensed to make these. They do monitor this site.
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Diddo can you pm cost and contact info. Probably best not to post as Porsche will hunt her down and destroy her if she not licensed to make these. They do monitor this site.
Would love to have one of those in my lackluster (so far), garage. But, with spring coming there will be time to move forward. Cheers to all....
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Work space is limited but I can just leave the project car on the lift to get it out of the way when I'm done working on it for the day.
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Wow jsmithcds & MJHanna, you guys have nice set ups! Thanks for all the photos and replies to the thread. It is really cool seeing how people customize their garage. We are moving in to a larger home with a three car garage and was needing inspiration.

What does everyone think on lighting? I was thinking a bunch of recessed 6" can lights or does everyone like the long tubular box lights?
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Regarding lighting, and if using a lift to store a car, perhaps some wall lighting would be good. Having that car up there all the time blocks a lot of ceiling light, I would think.
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Regarding lighting, and if using a lift to store a car, perhaps some wall lighting would be good. Having that car up there all the time blocks a lot of ceiling light, I would think.
Your correct I've added lighting that runs between the cars to get more light (4 bulb fixture) I also have a ground Fluorescent light fixture that helps when working on the car if the the lift is up.
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I chose T-8 Fixtures because of the amount of light they can give off with the right bulb choice. They are also reasonably priced at around $50 each. A word of warning for you, if your cars paint is not perfect these lights will magnify it x20. They are great for bodywork. Can lights can cause spotty lighting. You would need lots of them to light up a shop well.
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jsmithcds,

You should post another thread and tell us about that car.. nice piece!

The garage is hot too.. I'd be interested in the sign lady's info too. Also, what brand poly system did you use on the floor?

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You should post another thread and tell us about that car.. nice piece!

The garage is hot too.. I'd be interested in the sign lady's info too. Also, what brand poly system did you use on the floor?

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Thanks for the compliments. I have sent an email to the sign lady to see if she wants the attention. I was blown away when i received it by how nice it was. The picture really can’t capture the cool factor. I will send out PM’s if she wants me to.

The floor is actually a 1/4 inch built up epoxy floor with a polyurethane topcoat. Steps: Shot blast the floor. Apply layer of epoxy and apply the seed(colored flake) to cover. Come back the next day and sweep it off. Apply another coat of epoxy over the top of that and apply another layer of flakes.
Come back the next day and sweep off all the flakes that did not stick. Apply the polurethane topcoat and let dry. The flakes along with the amount of texture in your roller cause the amount of grip your floor provides. This was done by a professional. Figure $5to $6/sf as a starting point. Dyi for maybe $3/SF?
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