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Re: fiberglass textured deck repair questions
We're redoing our deck now (in stages, the aft half done first) with kiwigrip and love it. I've found that if the current non-skid areas are well-worn (ie scuffed), then it does stick, but needs to be clean first. If all you have is crazing in the gelcoat, and no real penetration where water can get into a cored area, then you can probably just clean/scuff the gelcoat and coat over it directly with kiwigrip. I've had to replace a small 1ft x 2ft section of deck core, and numerous other places where water did get in around hardware bolts, which I'm fixing and rebedding first, then I'm going to finish the rest of the deck. One thing about kiwigrip- it is much easier in cooler weather (<80 deg), or you have to work either fast or in small sections. Once it starts drying, you really need to be finished with the roll-texturing.