Getting my garage ready for my incoming 488 GTB

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  1. 100badboy100

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    #1 100badboy100, Aug 15, 2017
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    Just getting my garage ready for my incoming 488 GTB

    About 80% done now

    All repainted including the floor

    New Neon Ferrari sign in Yellow Neon from my friend Andy

    488 GTB vinyl decals on the cupboard doors- From signs express from a vector file I had made

    Scuderia ferrari LED backlit shield for the back wall from eBay

    Vintage PAM style Ferrari advertising clock lit with LEDs from eBay

    Blue and white rubber parking strip to be bolted to the floor when the car comes and the spacing sorted out.

    Large capacity water filter now up and running for pure water for rinsing the car to avoid leaving water marks.

    Things on the list still to do....

    Vintage PAM style thermometer for the wall with similar decal to the clock

    Ferrari 70th Anniversary decals in silver vinyl to go on the roller shutter cover

    2 RED White Green fused neon tubes , one to go above each door either side of the Ferrari neon

    Trickle charger to be mounted on the side wall when car arrives

    Regards

    Michael
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  3. A348W

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    Very nice. The decals are a cool touch.

    Just missing a couple of small details..
    - couch / reclining chair to while away the hours admiring the 488;
    - beer/wine fridge to support the above;
    - decent sound system...you guessed it to support the above. :)

    As an aside, what was the floor made from and what did you paint it with? I have a nice dry (i.e. dusty) concrete floor. Looks similar texture to yours and needs to be painted as I'm bored of the dust on the car! So any advice appreciated.

    Love to see pics of the 488 tucked up in there when you take delivery.
     
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    Very nice.
     
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    completely over the top but I respect that ;]
     
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    Tastefully done.
     
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    Looks like the "nursery" is all set up for your new "baby!" When is the due date?
     
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    Hi

    Floor was dusty concrete with a tamped finish.

    I gave it a coat of watered down pva to start with and then 2 topcoats if 2 pack floor paint from these people

    https://www.paints4trade.com/index.asp

    Trick is to let the paint go off for a couple of weeks to cure properly before driving on it.

    They do do a primer for bare concrete but the pva worked fine. I would use a proper primer if going over old paint.

    I have used there paint a few times and it has always been fine.

    Need plenty of brushes and rollers and a drill and whisk and best to have 2 people do it as the pai t goes off quick after it has been mixed.

    Yep I do actually need to get a radio and a chair to go in there to!! Just trying to find the right radio and chair....any ideas let me know...

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    Michael

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    looks super nice
     
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    Fingers crossed end September......going to maranello to pick it up and drive it back over the alps!

    Regards

    Michael

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    Garage looks brilliant Michael.

    Have a great trip - you will love the car!
     
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    Looks great.
     
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    Michael,

    thanks for the guidance and advise on painting the floor; appreciated. Something to keep my quiet over the winter!!

    As to sofa...I'd look eames / mies, or maybe a beat up old leather Scandinavian style chair..

    Stereo, a beosound 35 would look the part in that garage! or a basic ruark would do the job. I have a cheap psyc monic, that is actually decent sound but my garage is a bit dustier so I'm not too worried about damaging it.!

    A million more ways to spend your money :)

    Cheers
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    I'd avoid having the rustic log pile or you'll end up with a combination of woodlice, spiders and sawdust. The only type of spider I'd want in my garage is the 4-wheeled variety.
     
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    I have 2 ruarks indoors so.think it will be another one or maybe a revo...

    I'm thinking I may source an old Ferrari seat and upcycle it into a garage chair.....will keep.you posted!

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    Yep my log store is a bit out of place and does have a nice collection of creatures calling it home....!!! Need to have a think on that one....!

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    #19 100badboy100, Aug 17, 2017
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    I like the look of this chair made from some hardwood rod and railing fittings and an old car seat....

    Just need to keep an eye on eBay now for a suitable chair..project will keep me busy till the car arrives!

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    Wow, love it Michael....... looks fantastic, I might have to get you to redesign mine, very creative and absolutely spot on. The anxiety to get the car must be killing you mate

    If anyone you know is passing up my way, and you want something short term, I have some leather chairs (hotel style small armchairs) which being small would fit nicely in a corner without taking up space, just until you could locate some nicer ones. You could even get them re-finished if you wanted..... used to use them in my office but bought new, so you can have them, just gathering dust at the moment
     
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    Hi Sid

    Yep the closer it gets to getting the car the more I have been thinking about it!!! I just want to have it now! I think I've driven Mark mad at the garage!!!

    That is a really kind offer on the chairs, I think I'm going to have a go and make something...I do like a bit of upcycling...

    Take a look at my Instagram for some of the bits that I have done in the past if you are interested...

    https://www.instagram.com/xxthingsilikexx/

    Regards

    Michael
     
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    Must be nearly here now surely ? ..... need some pictures of that new arrival in its crib !
     
  25. 100badboy100

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    Hi apparently it is status 30 in paint last week, so should only be a couple more weeks now....!!!!

    Regards

    Michael
     
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    Image Unavailable, Please Login Got a couple more stickers made to brighten up the cover of the roller shutter

    If anyone wants the digital files I have to create there own vinyl graphics let me know....I have
    488 GTB graphic
    70th anniversary graphic
    Enzo signature graphic
    Ferrari graphic

    Regards

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