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Old 12-27-2012, 07:12 AM   #16
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diesel fuel unless you're a tree-hugger saran-wrap, too

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mop n glo? diesel fuel?

serious?

what about mineral spirit or WD40?
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:56 AM   #18
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If appearance will be a concern I recommend testing any type of petroleum product release agent before doing the final project. The oils and even paraffin, that I thought would be the ultimate trick I ever thought of, left pocks when the form was removed.
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:21 AM   #19
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mop n glo? diesel fuel?

serious?

what about mineral spirit or WD40?

Mineral spirits doesn't have enough oil left after the refineing process,WD 40 would probably work a little better but i think you would have to lay it on pretty heavy,because it will soak in pretty good.


And Morts answer i'm sure is serious,as is the diesel fuel,because of the wax and oil in the products mentioned.
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Old 12-27-2012, 09:27 PM   #20
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mop n glo? diesel fuel?

serious?

what about mineral spirit or WD40?
Serious. A guy at work uses Mop N Glo on his mixer, and the concrete splatter doesn't stick at all.
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We've been known to use a highly classified mixture of off-road diesel and heavy hydraulic oil in the past...........
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:01 AM   #22
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back in the day we didn't have the epa OR form/release oils in present day formulations,,, we all knew oil & water didn't mix hence jomama's proprietary elixir or, for us common folk, diesel fuel,,, cheap, reliable, easily sourced, & worked well
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I do like the quickcrete product for overlay. They have dozens of mixes and come with additives, adhesives already in the mix. Dont add too much water... just the right amt is best.
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agree w/quikrete opinion however most users will not prep correctly, ' work ' the product correctly ( wtr added / troweling / finishing ), or choose the wrong mtl for the work needed,,, for our o'lay work, we only use bagg'd conc mix mtls from specialty supplier,,, we'd also never buy any epoxies from apron/vest stores

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