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Should I resurface my concrete before laying epoxy on a garage floor?

With the epoxies I have used minor imperfections like small divots from a heavy object chipping the floor are usually filled in. The epoxy can make a very slick surface. For instance, I coated one bay ...
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How to remove a Screw or bolt fastened with metal epoxy

What is the metal you're screwing into part of? Depending on that and the screw material, there's a high probability heating it up sufficiently with a torch (As little as 200F/93C may soften it) will ...
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Repair cracked plastic

Sheet aluminum and pop rivets. Extra points for using old beer cans as the aluminum source, label side out, but flashing is a bit thicker than today's beer cans. Hairy (loaded with fiber ...
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Epoxied garage floor not draining

If your contract with the company that did the epoxy did not specifically address remediation of low spots or drainage issues, then you need to buy a squeegee. Epoxy is not a leveling compound, and I ...
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Is it possible to just pour epoxy on wood to make a shower tray?

You can absolutely not do this. Foremost, epoxy is somewhat brittle and you will end up with cracks in it very quickly. As others noted, a shower floor must be sloped to drain. It will be slippery. ...
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Safety of epoxy resins in direct and constant contact with drinkable water

Go back to your administrator and ask exactly what product was used. If they have it, you can read the label and instructions to see if it says it's suitable for use in a potable water system. Or ...
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Should I resurface my concrete before laying epoxy on a garage floor?

I made an account because I saw this question, First I hope I don't forget and never come back here again, and second, depends on many conditions. I have experience working for 5 different company ...
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Should I resurface my concrete before laying epoxy on a garage floor?

Always, and I mean always, make sure that the surface you are putting epoxy on is Clean (e.g. free of any dust residue or particles) The floor needs to be passed at least once with a floor grinder ...
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Can I paint my floor in two stages with epoxy?

Do an experiment on a slab of anything of similar roughness -- a chunk of garage floor would do. Make a virtue out of a necessity: Make the edge at a logical division of the space, and change ...
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Repair cracked plastic

Buy a replacement hood ASAP if you have this thing sitting outside. An old hood will cost you $50. Everything under it will wear/rust much faster with no hood.
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Epoxy to bond smooth aluminium to chipboard?

Glue doesn't work by "being absorbed into the wood" as you say. It forms a bond to the wood surface. The problem here is your choice of material, chipboard. This s simply a compressed mass ...
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What material can I put on my wood kitchen island to make the surface smooth and waterproof?

Alaska Man's epoxy suggestion is what came to mind for me as well, but it might be difficult to get a nice edge without a lip of some sort. I admit that I've never worked with the stuff. I think I'd ...
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Need to develop a tapered spacer for under a car lift on an angled concrete slab

Isherwood has good points about the capacity of the floor slab, you need to confirm what you have. A standard 4" slab may not hold up to the rigors of the lift. If the install guide says ...
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Will my expoxy eventually cure below 40 degrees?

It would seem that I was worried about nothing. At Tetsujin's suggestion I emailed Quikrete, and they replied: "The anchoring epoxy will continue to cure at the colder temperatures, but it will ...
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Making a custom drill bit out of steel epoxy putty?

You want 8 point sockets. You can adapt the standard square drive (3/8" or 1/2" or whatever) to get hex for your drill. You can buy individual sockets from Amazon or McMaster Carr if you ...
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Making a custom drill bit out of steel epoxy putty?

Just as an alternative - I'd at least see if a regular 1/2" square socket extension would fit. The other end will just clamp in your drill. It is unlikely to really matter if it's a tad loose, ...
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Applying paint in hard to reach regions due to roofing sheets

I think the answer to your first question is already evident to you. If you cannot get to it, you cannot paint it. They do manufacture some specialty application tools for tight areas, such as mini-...
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Something like epoxy for painting a playhouse?

I agree an epoxy coating makes sense. West System epoxy would pretty much do what you want. GitRot would have better penetration, but it'd be pricey and not designed for that purpose. West System ...
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Do I have to remove asbestos tiles in my house before applying epoxy floor coating?

I had the same issue. You do not have to hire an asbestos removal company for this. I purchased my epoxy from epoxyplus.com. They told they always recommend that their customers put a product called ...
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What are some ways to remove hardened epoxy from drain pipes?

I think you need new pipes, man.
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Is there a proven technique for removing grout joints without chipping porcelain tiles?

You will run the least amount of risk of chipping the tile if you do the job with hand tools. Use a 1/16” carbide grout saw, and you don’t need to remove all of the grout to the bottom of the tile, ...
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Is there a proven technique for removing grout joints without chipping porcelain tiles?

There is a Dremel Grout removal attachment, which consists of a fixture to hold the tool at a 45 degree angle, and you can get a 1/16 inch carbide cutter bit. I've used this setup several times to ...
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Can epoxy artistically fill gaps in old wood floors?

In a previous life around 1976 we moved an 80 year old chapel with hardwood floors to a new site. Between the age, inexpensive initial hardwood, and the move there were many wide cracks in the floor. ...
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Concrete floor surface finishing

As Kris already indicated with a link in a comment, the solution for "big" equipment is usually not Home Depot. Some Home Depot rental departments are better than others, so you may have better luck ...
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Can I paint my floor in two stages with epoxy?

I would consider making the smallest pile of everything and putting the transition where it will be least noticed - if that is a quarter section then fine. But have the transition hidden as much as ...
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epoxy grout in contact with regular sanded cement grout

It's OK to do that. The epoxy grout is great for bathrooms because it doesn't stain, is virtually waterproof and it's not affected by the cleaning supplies you'd usually find in a bathroom. The ...
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Adhesive that binds strong but can be cleanly removed

If you need a glue glue, then cyanoacrylate may fill the bill. It's extremely strong (though has narrow tolerances for the mating surfaces, e.g. it can't bridge across gaps), and it removes with ...
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Thicker epoxy rather than grinding concrete substrate to achieve smoothness

The 3 mil (0.003 inch) thickness in the product documentation is about the same as the thickness specified for an automotive epoxy primer I worked with this summer. For comparison, I sprayed that ...
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Thicker epoxy rather than grinding concrete substrate to achieve smoothness

To me it sounds like you over etched the slab. I have done many garages and basement floors and never had “rice” sized grain except where I was using really strong acid to pull out oil. Usually I use ...
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Epoxy over cementboard

Cement board isn't intended as a finished floor. It's not as dense as concrete. You'd find high heels and chair legs punching into it in short order, leaving you with a crumbly mess. Obviously you'd ...
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