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Old 04-11-2011, 07:44 PM   #31
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I just put a dehumidifier out there to try to speed the removal of the humidity up some it seems to be working some for the whole 2 hours its been running, the areas around it are clear now... so you can tell where the dehumidifier was at hopefully the whole garage will follow soon... it said the garage was 95% humidity.... yesterday when I put the clear coat down it was only 30% humidity... amazing how fast humidity can rise

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Old 04-12-2011, 08:28 AM   #32
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well been dehumidifying for about 18 hours now, RH is staying around 40-45%, and the floor is clearing up, minus two big circular white spots in the middle of the floor, but hopefully those will go here soon also... everything else besides those is crystal clear now
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Glad you liked our web site. We try to provide lots of practical information to the homeowner so they can achieve their goals for their epoxy garage floor within their budget.

Check out the links near the bottom of the page. These are links to our other pages which discuss epoxy floor maintenance, repairs, proper materials to use etc.

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Old 04-13-2011, 04:17 PM   #34
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starting to think the humidity needs to drop outside ugh.... every since I got this clear coat done, its been raining! for the 3rd day in a row now the humidity is 100% which means the dew point is at the ambient temp... which means the floor is staying white in some spots... despite the dehumidifier... I have about 90% of the floor crystal clear..... except for 2 spots which are about 2ft in diameter circles that are still white as heck ugh... at least tomorrow the Humidity is supose to go down to 50%.... maybe that will finally help
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well almost a week down now and there is still two big white spots... not sure if they are shrinking or not in size... sent an e-mail to quikrete (valspar) yesterday about it to see what they say.... besides those spots the floor is clear
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Good job, and keep us posted. I for one am looking at using this product and I sure don't want permanent white spots.
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someone at valspar (quikrete) told me to heat the area with a hair dryer to speed up the drying process of the water that is embedded in the clear coat (the water is what makes it white when you put it down, as it evaporates it turns clear).. going to try that this weekend once I can find a hair dryer.... amazingly I dont have one

the instructions say make sure the dew point is at least 5 degrees below ambient temp, I'd say make sure its at leat 15 just to prevent this from happening... if the dew point is to close to the outside temp, the water wont evaporate quickly, and thats a problem with this time of the year in my region
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someone at valspar (quikrete) told me to heat the area with a hair dryer to speed up the drying process of the water that is embedded in the clear coat (the water is what makes it white when you put it down, as it evaporates it turns clear).. going to try that this weekend once I can find a hair dryer.... amazingly I dont have one

I have a wife, two daughters and a granddaughter. There is enough hair dryers in this house to to raise the temperature of Kentucky by 10 degrees!
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I have a wife, two daughters and a granddaughter. There is enough hair dryers in this house to to raise the temperature of Kentucky by 10 degrees!
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alright got results on the hair dryer experiment...

to test it i took the paint stir from the clear coat which was very tickly coated and stayed white... put the hair dryer on it, and after 1 minute turned crystal clear! so tried it on the floor... since the concrete is cold right now it took about 2 minutes of heating up and it turned clear so this method does work great... just not so great if you have a large spot. but the blow dryer i bought had one of those "condensor" atachments to make it a rectangular flow and it conviently would stand up on that when you put it on the floor so the flow blew right down the floor and out in a rectangle flow... just set it on the floor let it flow and 2 minutes a spot about 5 x 12 inches turned clear... move it to the next area and repeat.. works great if you have a humidity problem when you do this
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have a solution that actually works for anyone that gets white spots in their clear coat..... valspar said to coat the floor with Xylene using a 3/8 nap paint roller and it sucks the moister left in the clear coat right out... as you roll you can see some come out and the rest evaporates, it might take additional coats if its a very bright white spot, lighter spots happen almost instantly..

make sure you have good ventalation though when using Xylene, it has a lot of fumes and is strong... and have a good fan running to circulate air in the room
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valspar also said "do not use a dehumidifier"... just put some box fans and run to blow air over the floor to help circulate air and move the moisture out of the floor

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