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Restoring non skid decks


I have a 27 years old Dufour 31 sailboat that needs restoring non skid decks as gelcoat on it is pretty tired/oxidised and chalky. Smooth vertical surfaces in the cokpit are easily restored with cutting compound/polisher using variable speed orbital sander with cloth. After that applying wax brings back the shine and good looks.
I believe it could be used on decks as well but I am afraid that cutting compound (without subsequent waxing) will make the decks too slippery and dangeorour to wakl on.

Does anyone have an idea as to how to restore the non skid decks surfaces without making it too slippery in the process.

I would appreciate some ideas / suggestions.


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