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Old 10-19-2007, 02:16 PM   #1
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Hello, I am in need of help. I purchased a home approximately two years ago that has approx 1000 sf of patio. It is a four inch slab with 1/4'' pebbles, I assume, expoxied. I need to clean and reseal it. Can anyone help? Please email me at accounting@fireplacesplusinc.com. Thanks
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Old 10-24-2007, 01:26 AM   #2
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First You Will Need To See If It A Water Base Sealer Or Solvent. The Rest Is Easer Done Than Said But You Sound Like You Already Know The Rest Of The Steps Contact Me For Details If You Need Help Stripping The Sealer Or Just And Easy Reseal.

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My tuppence worth is this. Pressure wash the area, may need to be done more than once. Let it dry, then solvent wash the area (Use paint thinners, not turps or white spirit) by puring it on the floor and with a rag over a soft broom coat the pebbles. This will open up the surface ready for a new coat. Then use and epoxy, or if it is a light coloured pebble you may need to use a UVR polyurethane or acrylic resin. Leave to cure dependant on which resin is chosen. You may need to get a contractor specialising in this material.
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Hello, I am in need of help. I purchased a home approximately two years ago that has approx 1000 sf of patio. It is a four inch slab with 1/4'' pebbles, I assume, expoxied. I need to clean and reseal it. Can anyone help? Please email me at accounting@fireplacesplusinc.com. Thanks
There was another post in here, somewhere, that talked about a simalar issue. One poster said he was an expert and said to basicly clean it and cover it witha clear epoxy again.

Look around he is in here somewhere, he seemed to know what he was talking about
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You can contact this gentleman: www.mckinnonmaterials.com He sells a system similar to what you're describing Very nice folks there!

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Old 10-27-2007, 12:00 PM   #6
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FIREPLACE PLUS,
Contact me I may be able to help you.
E-mail: cabook35@hotmail.com

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Did Not See The Word Epoxied In There.
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Old 10-30-2007, 12:10 PM   #8
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Fireplace, epoxied is a past tense verb, not a material. It's not a term we would use in the industry but I know what you mean. For your info epoxy is one of a number of resins available (there are a number of different epoxies and epoxy systems on the market). Some others are polyurethane - more an industrial resin, acrylic - MMA a hard and sometimes brittle plastic and the aliphatic one that cabook mentions. The last two cure very quickly but there are pros and cons of all the resin systems in use. That's why there are many different types. By the way cabook, some epoxies and PUs are UVR too.
Ask a contractor close to you for information, as long as he doesn't just do the industrial applications he would be more than happy to help you decide which is best for you. Would be happy to show his experience. You normally won't get a cowboy as anyone that says they can do resins will easily be found out if they can't.

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