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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 11:23 am 
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Well, Covin progress has been slow for the last couple of months and before you start shooting, let me defend myself and tell you that´s because I have another project in progress. Finishing my garage. My garage is a two car space, it´s 6x7m and it´s right under my house, not exactly basement, something like semi-basement. This was left at concrete finish as finishing the house was our first priority so I felt that it was time to turn my attention (and funds) to tidy the place I spend 80% of my spare time in.

I am not very familiar with the english building terms so I will let the pics do most of the talking. I´ll post most of the pics now and I will update accordingly. Here it goes:

This is how it used to be, looks like a cave compared to how it evolved.
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Before work could start I had to relocate these sewage pipes.
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The left garage is not mine, here you can see my pipes out of the way compared to theirs.
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I also had to move most of my stuff out including a closet I had, full of paints etc.
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Workers getting ready to start.
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First coat of plaster applied. This is very rough and allows the second coat to stay in place (something like primer and paint)
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In between first and second coat.
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And third coat. The difference is already huge. At this stage I couldn´t help asking my self why I didn´t do this earlier.
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Next to spearate mine from the others,
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and change the layout a bit.
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Here the workshop manager inspecting the new fitted plasterboards.
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At this stage the workers are done and it´s up to me for the paint. I spent many hours watching pics on the internet in order to decide on a paint scheme for the walls. All white was out of the question as I wanted it to look like a proper garage. I chose the following.
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Painting the stripe is the hardest part, I did this on Saturday and I´m chuffed with my choice. I have to paint the ceiling first before running the stripe around the garage though.
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Plan includes fitting a couple of front doors (electric I hope) and the side entrance doors. Floor will be left as it is for now as it requires a healthy dose of £££. Stay tuned :smt003

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i like it ,i like it alot.You cant beat a clean garage doros.Paint scheme spot on :smt012 .

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'Before we start shooting'........................... Doros nobody and i mean nobody could ever criticise you, the work you've done, and especially not your work rate on your Covin. :smt018

Your work is first class on your Covin and on any other project you've shared with us. :smt012

i follow your work and it puts me to shame that i keep shying away from tackling jobs on my car i've wanted to do for years !.

well done that man

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any excuse andy :smt016 get them done lol. is that your golf too doros?

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Thanks Andy for the nice comments :smt053
Thank you too Danny, yes the Golf is my pride and joy (till I finish the Covin that is :smt003) Audi TT 225bhp engine, 993 front brakes and much more. :smt016 :smt007)

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Man, I would die for a garage/work area like yours Doros, :smt028
I have still got a garage full of my wife's friends hairdressing shit..... :smt013 :smt013 :smt013

And a Covin that is still sitting out in the good old English weather.....:smt089

What a load of old dog shit!!!!!

I think it's time me and my Covin emigrated...... :lmao :lmao :lmao


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Great job on the garage Doros, love the colours as well :smt004

Isn't it funny, I've never thought about any colour other than White for my garage.... Until now that is :smt007 :smt012

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:smt038 :smt038 :smt038 :smt038 fantastic doros. as you said darren the colour is brilliant and a great idea too, as need to do mine too, all you need now is a giant porsche badge on the back wall and your home free, or a covin one :lmao :lmao :lmao just like to agree with andy and indeed every one,s post you are in deed the man. :smt012 :smt012 just blows me away with what you have done in such a short space of time, :smt012 :smt012 :smt012

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Thanks guys. Yesterday I made two more stripes, first came out fine

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whereas the second one (and longest of all) was a right mess. When I removed the paper tape the paint came off with it :smt005 :smt009. This section is plasterboard whereas the other two I made were on plaster. At first I blamed the plasterboard but I have realised that it would be better if I used painters blue tape instead of the paper one :smt017

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I´ll try to patch it but I believe in the end I´ll have to do it all over again :smt005 I´ll see if I can find a good tape in the afternoon.

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Did you seal the plasterboard with PVA before painting Doros ? That might explain the paint not sticking very well if you didn't use PVA first :smt012

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Hi Doros :smt006

Well what can I say mate, the others have said it all, as usual you have done a sterling job :smt012 well done mate :smt019 :smt020

Sarah says that if you invite her over for a month she will paint you a giant Porsche Badge :smt012 :smt004 :lmao the weather is crap here :smt005 :smt005

We send all the very best to you & your family :smt012

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Yep, cleaned the surface, applied two coats of PVA and then three coats of each colour :smt017
Went to a specialist this afternoon, he didn't have blue tape but he gave me a special painters tape which is used especially for this kind of excercise. Needless to say, it failed miserably too. Tomorrow I'll try the masking tape used for making stripes on cars.

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