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FOLLOW ALONG WITH MY VARIOUS GARAGE PROJECTS AND SHENANIGANS
As you can see from the pics, the calcium chloride clings to the tiles and the floor and looks pretty gross.
During the winter months, a lot of my time is spent trying to keep my car and my garage space clean. Given the weather conditions up here, it can be a monumental chore. The City has introduced a new road salt product that is disgusting in every regard. It is a calcium chloride mixture and this stuff is nasty. It clings to everything and is a real pain to remove from floors and car surfaces. I'm thankful that my RaceDeck Free Flow floor allows the water to pool beneath the floor tiles, but the run-off contains so much of the substance, that my floor inevitably becomes coated with the crud. The City claims it is "environmentally friendly", however the findings of a 2000 Environment Canada study examining the impact of de-icing agents would suggest otherwise. It concluded that calcium chloride is toxic to the environment, and I can say that I've noticed huge dead patches of grass in the Spring in the areas that my garage run-off drains to.
I've been doing some quick cleans, but I really need the weather to warm up so I can do a more thorough job. I keep my garage door an inch off the pad to allow the water to drain out. I am very jealous of my garage buddies who live in more hospitable climates.
RAD GARAGE is my personal detailing theatre. I am a teacher who finds immense pleasure in completing deeply therapeutic, thorough and highly satisfying detailing projects in my residential garage. I have converted my suburban double car garage into a world class detailing environment and I enjoy caring for my own car and select cars belonging to others. The garage and the work I complete in it have allowed me to connect with other detailing enthusiasts from around the world.
Carzilla is a local detailing store that caters to the national detailing community. I have been a longtime customer and I am fortunate to call the owner a friend. Besides stocking a vast quantity of top quality detailing products, the owner has supported various garage and detailing projects of mine over the years.
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