IMPORTANT: SpeedCove should not be installed over FRP, it should only be adhered underneath to the solid wall sub straight. The FRP must be terminated on top of the SpeedCove in the manufacture’s channel strip, and the joint must be sealed water tight with an appropriate adhesive and coated with the finish epoxy; or, a high-grade silicone over the dried epoxy finish.

Tools Needed:

Pencil
Speed square
5-in-1 painter’s tool
notch trowel
3 to 4” wide joint patching knife
Sheet rock knife
½” – 1” sharp chisel ( for cutting FRP in the corners )
Quart size caulking guns
4” grinder w/ diamond wheel works great for cutting FRP and grinding spots on the floor. (A Roto-Zip tool w/ a depth guide also works good for cutting FRP.)
A hand held belt sander w/ about 50 grit belts ( for slight alterations that need to look good. )
A flexible 1” putty knife
Knee pads
Safety glasses
Tin snips ( for cutting FRP plastic channel strips .)
Rubber spatula for smoothing out joints and transitions (take off the handle)
Blank caulking tubes or squirt bottles work well for patching with material that flows well
Shop vac w/ brush attachments.
A chop saw with a sharp fine tooth finish cut blade.
Shop vac w/ brush attachments.
A basic chop saw with a sharp fine tooth finish cut blade.
A 4” grinder w/ diamond wheel also works great to cut & alter pieces (used w/ speed square).
An 18 gauge pin nailer to tack pieces if needed until adhesives sets.

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