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Old 10-10-2018, 01:36 PM   #176
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Re: Shop improvements and upgrades. Better Space!

Let me clarify... my “broom” finish looks more like a wire brush finish...with no certain direction. Looks like Daniel’san from Karate Kid did it... wax on, wax off. It’s horrible to sweep, can’t be dust mopped as it snags everywhere, so I have to vacuum for best results.

But I do have A/C
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Old 10-10-2018, 03:19 PM   #177
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Let me clarify... my ďbroomĒ finish looks more like a wire brush finish...with no certain direction. Looks like Danielísan from Karate Kid did it... wax on, wax off. Itís horrible to sweep, canít be dust mopped as it snags everywhere, so I have to vacuum for best results.

But I do have A/C
That surface would be pretty frustrating. The concrete guys ended up powertrowling mine until 1 AM as it was cool and damp out. They gave up a little too soon for the finish I wanted.


The AC would have been very nice this summer, especially down your way. While I have that on my wish list, it actually isnít bad in my shop. Keeping it closed up helps as the concrete doesnít heat up. And I think the second layer of roofing helps as well since the back half doesnít heat up like it did before the new roof was added.

Oh, my buddy got his 52 Buick on the road. 6.0 with 2 turboís, Fatman front clip and 9Ē on truck arms all riding on air. We found it in a barn around here 6 years ago this week. Rock solid.
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Old 10-10-2018, 05:01 PM   #178
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^^^ That Buick is mean looking!
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Old 10-11-2018, 04:43 PM   #179
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Let me clarify... my ďbroomĒ finish looks more like a wire brush finish...with no certain direction. Looks like Danielísan from Karate Kid did it... wax on, wax off. Itís horrible to sweep, canít be dust mopped as it snags everywhere, so I have to vacuum for best results.

But I do have A/C
ohhh... That sounds like my 20x40 back room that I added on. I told the guy I wanted it finished just like the main 40x60 what i got was kinda what you described. I have actually thought about renting a concrete grinder to knock it down some but that is somewhere on my 2025 to do list lol. The push broom I use to sweep has medium stiff bristles but also has wire bristles embedded in it that make sweeping pretty quick without leaving trails. The place I bought it from closed up years ago and I have not been able to find another so I keep it hung up on the wall out of the way in hopes it will last me "long time"

I have heat and ac in both rooms but for some reason the heat only comes on in the summer and the ac only in the winter
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Old 10-11-2018, 09:54 PM   #180
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Doug that Buick looks nasty...bet it sounds nasty with 2 pumps on it...what you ought to do is tie those brooms to that mini gator and turn the g-kids loose....

Nlpd...im not sure how rough your floor is but it sounds bad...at work theyve brought in people that can smooth the concrete...they use a big sanding disc on a machine like a floor buffer..works great...you might try a rental place...they may have something similar...
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Old 10-12-2018, 07:43 PM   #181
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Re: Shop improvements and upgrades. Better Space!

Doug,

Sorry for polluting your thread! But to clarify... my floor finish sucks, but it’s FULL of cars, trucks and StUFf. So the grinding isn’t an option. I’m thinking I need to develop a ShOp Roomba.
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Old 10-12-2018, 10:08 PM   #182
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Sorry for polluting your thread! But to clarify... my floor finish sucks, but itís FULL of cars, trucks and StUFf. So the grinding isnít an option. Iím thinking I need to develop a ShOp Roomba.
No worries...itís all good shop talk, as if we were hanging out together in a shop. We are too far apart, so we talk it up here.

I think that Roomba company with the robot vacuums started with a shop model.
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Old 10-13-2018, 09:48 PM   #183
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Emma stopped by for a visit today.
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I do have to admit that I’d want a hood... but I’m old!
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Yep, On the ďto doĒ list I think. Emma has a hood, going back on once any bugs are worked out.

Day we picked her up....
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Hard to not love the "style" put into those cars back in the day..
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Old 10-15-2018, 07:57 PM   #187
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I have a friend who is bonkers over Buicks! He probably has 6 or 8 of them, most in the 50’s too.

I bet he would give birth to something nasty if this Buick rolled up near him, he fancies himself as a purist when it comes to Buicks.


I personally love it!!
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That Buick is such a bada$$ ride!
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Hard to not love the "style" put into those cars back in the day..
For sure! Style was nice to look at, made a statement and helped sell vehicles.
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Old 10-15-2018, 10:29 PM   #190
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I have a friend who is bonkers over Buicks! He probably has 6 or 8 of them, most in the 50ís too.

I bet he would give birth to something nasty if this Buick rolled up near him, he fancies himself as a purist when it comes to Buicks.


I personally love it!!
I really like Buickís too...and purists probably would have a cow over this one. Some get really mad about modifications, even over my 56 Chevy once.
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That Buick is such a bada$$ ride!
Agreed. My buddy did a really nice job with this one. And at highway speed, there is very little wind or road noise. The original weather strips and seals are tight.
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Yep, awesome Buick!
Saw it on FB.
What wrong with a little modification Haha.

You made some steps on the shop too, looks very big!
Glad you managed your bats!
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Old 10-16-2018, 04:08 PM   #193
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I drove a '51 Buick for a few years (daily driver). That was a sweet highway machine. The straight 8 was very smooth.

I drove it from Houston to Detroit and back. Went to Mexico in it. Drove it to Colorado and went skiing.

It was a great car. Gave me no troubles.
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Where's the hood?
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Thanks Kees! No more bat droppings and I am sure they moved to one of the barns around here.

Bigdav, that sounds like a great Buick! I’ve wanted a 48 - 52 for years.

GSP7, the hood is in my buddy’s shop.

Still enjoying the additional space!
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