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Old 06-24-2012, 07:49 PM   #1
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New guy here. Let me start off by saying what a great forum this is! Im in the process of giving my little space a much needed makeover. Comments and suggestions are welcome. Thanks for looking.

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Old 06-24-2012, 08:17 PM   #2
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Looks like a nice space to get away.
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Old 06-24-2012, 08:30 PM   #3
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Looks like a nice space to get away.
Thanks Max. I dont get alot of free time with a two year old running around, so work is slow. I did get some new lights put up and have started priming the paneling for paint.










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Old 06-24-2012, 08:37 PM   #4
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it looks like you have a great start on it. You will love how much brighter it will be without the dark paneling.


My garage had dark green paneling (from the 70s). I too am doing the priming\painting thing. I "cut in" all the cracks with a brush then rolled the rest. 2 coats of kilz and two coats of good paint cured a lot of the darkness.

I have quite a ways to go (also making repairs to the walls as I go).
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Old 06-24-2012, 08:57 PM   #5
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it looks like you have a great start on it. You will love how much brighter it will be without the dark paneling.


My garage had dark green paneling (from the 70s). I too am doing the priming\painting thing. I "cut in" all the cracks with a brush then rolled the rest. 2 coats of kilz and two coats of good paint cured a lot of the darkness.

I have quite a ways to go (also making repairs to the walls as I go).
That paneling sure is a pain in the arse to paint. Haha. Good looking Ford you have there.
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Old 06-25-2012, 06:29 PM   #6
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At first i was just gonna deal with the wavy and warped paneling, but now ive changed my mind. Im tearing it all out and hanging drywall instead. The more i thought about it, the more i didnt want to half ass it. So much for the time and money ive spent priming that stupid stuff...



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Old 06-26-2012, 02:22 PM   #7
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At first i was just gonna deal with the wavy and warped paneling, but now ive changed my mind. Im tearing it all out and hanging drywall instead. The more i thought about it, the more i didnt want to half ass it.
Do it once, and do it right!

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This is going to be a great space... Nice bike!
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Old 07-01-2012, 01:15 PM   #9
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i finally got some more insulation to insulate the rest of the walls. Eventually i will do the garage door and ceiling. Also picked up some drywall. Hopefully ill get started after my son goes to sleep tonight



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Old 07-02-2012, 12:03 AM   #10
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Made some progress tonight!







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Old 07-02-2012, 03:59 AM   #11
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great work!, personally im glad you decided to replace the walls with drywall it's going to feel new now
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Old 07-05-2012, 02:35 AM   #12
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great work!, personally im glad you decided to replace the walls with drywall it's going to feel new now
Thanks andy. So am I, it already feels like a new room. Im really looking forward to the finished product. Ive got the strip around the bottome to hang rock on, then ill be ready for mud and tape.




I found some neat looking insulation im going to cover the garage door with. Its like shiny bubble wrap. Im trying to hold myself back from popping them. Haha

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Old 07-11-2012, 07:12 AM   #13
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Its coming along nicely....

What year is that Z50 ?
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Old 07-11-2012, 11:14 PM   #14
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Its coming along nicely....

What year is that Z50 ?
That there is a 1972 Honda Mini Trail. First year for the rear suspension. I used to ride this thing as a kid, then it set in a barn for 20 years. Here it is when I brought it home earlier this year.



Here it is after a little work.



As far as the garage goes, its coming along very slowly...




Insulating the cheap, thin, fiberglass garage door.
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Old 07-12-2012, 03:34 AM   #15
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what a difference, keep at it and you'll get there! have you thought about wall colours? not just a white box I hope?
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Old 07-12-2012, 12:42 PM   #16
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what a difference, keep at it and you'll get there! have you thought about wall colours? not just a white box I hope?
Ive been thinking about white with the bottom 3 or 4 feet gray with a red 6 inch stripe on top of that. Ive seen that on here and really like it.
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Quite the difference you've made in there already. Reminds me that I really need to paint my current attached space white one of these days -- your pictures really show how much brighter it must be in there for you.
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Looks great so far. Out of curiosity, is that a pull up bar fastened to the ceiling? Thinking of doing something similar in my space.
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Old 07-12-2012, 11:18 PM   #19
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Quite the difference you've made in there already. Reminds me that I really need to paint my current attached space white one of these days -- your pictures really show how much brighter it must be in there for you.
Its amazing how much brighter it is in there. I cant wait until im finished with mud and taping so I can get started priming and painting. But, like I said progress is very slow with a 3 year old running around. haha

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Yes it is. I built it after I got my P90X DVD set. However, I've only done about 4 pull ups on it so far! I lost my motivation...



Finished insulating the garage door for 60 bucks!

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...But, like I said progress is very slow with a 3 year old running around. haha...
Its amazing you can do it AT ALL! Kudos.

I know what that foil covered bubble wrap is and I'm wondering if it really has much insulation value on a door with a gap all around it? Regardless, it looks waay better. Did you use spray adhesive to install it? I'm wondering if the SoCal sun would dry it out on mine(?)

Just a suggestion: I'd defintely paint those 2x4's around the door and I'd even consider painting the tracks and suspension hardware if you can get a nice, shiny white spray paint to stick (not INSIDE the track, of course). Maybe if you wiped it all down with lacquer thinner and gave it a light sanding/priming?

In a small space I think it distracts and making it sorta "disappear" to the eye will make the space appear a bit bigger.
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