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Floor Covering (what to use?)

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by UseYourBlinker, Dec 13, 2006.

  1. UseYourBlinker

    UseYourBlinker 1 ton status

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    My floor in the K5 is almost ready for paint. I was wondering if any of you have used the ruber undercoating stuff in the 1 gallon cans from Lowes,also seen it @ Home Depot. It runs around $36 a gallon,so I would have to apply it with a roller. Has anyone used this or anything similar?

    I would love to use the rust bullet stuff that can man used,but I really don't want to shell out $120 for a gal. just to use on the inside. I'm not installing carpet,so I need some sort of grip for my feet also.

    What have some of you done. :confused:

    I searched,but really didn't find the answers I was looking for. :wink1:
     
  2. Chevy305

    Chevy305 6 Lug 14bsf Status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    herculiner ;)

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  3. ryoken

    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    yup, I'd go herc at the prices it's going for... Thats what I have for mine sitting downstairs...

    Not sure what kind of undercoating your where looking at, but be careful, most undercoatings remain soft... We used to do interior floors on resto'd cars in the good 3M undercoating with the green lettering on the cans.. It's all we would use, cause it dried hard...

    I had a bud once who put this rubbery tar-like undercoating on the floor of his Camaro.... It was like the Lebrea Tar Pit.. He then carpeted it and you'd never be able to get that carpet back up. Bonded to the sheetmetal..
     
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    metal shavings left on the floor from fabbing + lots o rattle can = custom non slip floor.

    :D
     
  5. drop the hammer

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    Really? I was going to go for some kinda rhino lining knock off do it your self job to replace the oil/mud stain crap carpet in my K-5. I've heard 3rd hand the Herculiner sucks. Maybe they had no idea how to do it right. Did you Spray, roll, or Brush?
     
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    gmc4cw 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    what do you need grip for? you are not walking on it. clean up any rust and rattle can it.

    while you are in there do this. cut a hole in the floor and patch it with plexiglass. you can see the tire rolling over stuff without hanging out the door. I didn't remove anything structural, just the sheet metal.

    I don't know about your state but its legal here.

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    For rhinoling knock offs i would only use Herculiner... its the best stuff there is...
     
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    Roll on. I did 2 thick coats and I am pleased with the results. The stuff is showing wear though since I put it in over the summer. But otherwise, I recomend rolling it on thick, really thick. Several coats thick, more than 2. If you do it right with the necessary prep work it will last super long. Plus it will also help prevent rust!
     
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    79k20350 3/4 ton status

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    And how well can you see after the first 5 seconds?
     
  10. 87'k5boggin

    87'k5boggin Registered Member

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    i have used the herculiner before and it is realy tough stuff if you prep good and put on thick coats.
     
  11. goldwing2000

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    Rhino or Line-x goes on 10 times thicker than any over-the-counter stuff like Herc or Bondo.
    I'd spend the extra cabbage and get it done professionally.
     
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    This is why I stay in the Lounge.:haha:



    1.Why the **** would I cut a section of the floor out?? :rolleyes: Dude ever heard of sticking your noggin out the window?

    2.If I had the ****ing $$$ I wouldn't make a post about other/and cheaper way's to finish my floor.




    Damn do I need a drink :surepal:
     
  13. goldwing2000

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    If you don't want opinions, then don't ask for them. :dunno:
     
  14. UseYourBlinker

    UseYourBlinker 1 ton status

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    I wanted other options.. of what the norm has used. :haha:



    If you read my first post again.. I saw a product in Lowes,and asked if anyone here has used it. If not don't respond,that's it.
     
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    gmc4cw 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I see fine as long as its not wet out or I hit a mud hole. for rocks it works great. no matter how far you lean out you door you will never see what you can see through that.
     
  16. goldwing2000

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    And you also said, "What have some of you done. :confused:"

    But whatever... :rolleyes:

    Get a couple gallons of floor paint and a bucket of sand. Mix, spread, repeat.
     
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    Watch for the muzzleflash!
    And in your first quote you never said you yourself had actually used it. Relax dood, maybe get a couple gallons of masingill and wash the sand outta yer crack...:D
     
  18. goldwing2000

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    Put down the ganja and pay attention, man. You'll notice I said "But whatever..." which means it's not worth arguing about

    AND THEN

    offered a low-cost solution to his problem.

    Capisce?
     
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    There is an answer..very good.
     
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    Ding,Ding.. winner!

    Look's like the do it yourself kit is on sale for only $65.99 @ the local ACE.

    Now delete this horrible thread,and let's get on to better thing (ie.beer,chicks,and more beer) :D
     

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