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Old 07-27-2017, 03:32 PM   #1
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Floor adhesive removal

After I pulled the rubber floor up I would like to prep for painting but I need to remove the remaining glue. Any advice. I have tried scraping and it comes of but takes forever. I used an angle grinder with different discs too; the wire brush almost take it all off but I can still see an impression of where it was, the flap disc and scotch brute both work great but they also remove the galvanization.

So I guess the real question is, would rolling rustoleum oil based primer/paint onto bare steel get a better adhesion or would I get a better adhesion of rustoleum by leaving the galvanized steel intact?

I think I want the galv to keep its sacrificial properties, but if the paint won't stick as good maybe I should just rely more on the rustoleum to protect from rust.
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Grab a gallon of Ospho. Great for galvanized floors with or without rust. To paint galvanized steel you need to etch it first, so the oshpo takes care of that.
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what are you going to cover the floor with? I have both left the rubber on the floor before carpeting, and removed also in a flx bus.. works either way
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The Glue.





Flap disc/Scotch Brite




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I covered mine with carpeting and linoleum. No probs.
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Grab a gallon of Ospho. Great for galvanized floors with or without rust. To paint galvanized steel you need to etch it first, so the oshpo takes care of that.
So are you suggesting it is better to leave the galvanized coating on and just remove the glue residue from the surface?
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what are you going to cover the floor with? I have both left the rubber on the floor before carpeting, and removed also in a flx bus.. works either way
I was planning OSPHO, rustoleum primer, seal all holes, rustoleum paint, 2" pink foam board (floating), 5/8" plywood, then eventually some finished flooring (tile bathroom and wood stove area, and bamboo or hardwood or maybe vinyl the rest)
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I was planning OSPHO, rustoleum primer, seal all holes, rustoleum paint, 2" pink foam board (floating), 5/8" plywood, then eventually some finished flooring (tile bathroom and wood stove area, and bamboo or hardwood or maybe vinyl the rest)
Sounds good to me. Don't get hung-up on perfection.

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So are you suggesting it is better to leave the galvanized coating on and just remove the glue residue from the surface?
yeah. Then ospho it.
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I was planning OSPHO, rustoleum primer, seal all holes, rustoleum paint, 2" pink foam board (floating), 5/8" plywood, then eventually some finished flooring (tile bathroom and wood stove area, and bamboo or hardwood or maybe vinyl the rest)
Sounds solid to me.
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