I would agree that just adding epoxy really isn't going to help much, other than cosmetically. Adding several layers of fiberglass cloth and epoxy will do a lot to strengthen the deck and help prevent future stress cracks. It will be expensive, but given your plans for epoxying the deck and repainting...shouldn't really be that much added work.
I'm not all that familiar with the West low-temp catalysts..but if he's suggested that you not use it..he probably has good reason for saying so.
As for the non-skid... depends on what you use for it. If you're using sand as the additive to the paint/epoxy, it will probably still work, even with two-coats of LPU paint on top.
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