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Durabak deck non-slip coating?

Has anyone experience with this rubberized coating? It seems quite tough http://www.durabak.com/data.htm

This coating is apparently used commercially on ships'' decks and coast guard decks, yet it''s talked about very seldom in cruising circles.

Some first hand accounts would be helpful.

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Durabak deck non-slip coating?

Several guys reported using the stuff on the iboats web site. One of them coated the entire interior of a Boston Whaler. It sounds like a good product and reported to be very tough. I emailed the factory and they sent a sample which looks and feels to be durable. It is coarse but probably not too bad on bare feet.
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Durabak deck non-slip coating?

Hi people I ran into this product called Sani Tred it sounds the same but it is non toxic and cures with water restauraunt grade stuff used on ships hospitals ect. I think it is www.sani-tred.com
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Durabak deck non-slip coating?

I went to the site http://www.durabak.com
and I went to http://www.sanitred.com
they seem to be the same product just one claims to be the first but I am not sure maybe people have not used it because they dont want to scuff the boat up with rough paper which is how you make it stick I will give it a try just because I am not into pulling all the screws and rebedding them on the tow rail. Let me know if anyone learns any more about it.
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Durabak Used on Leaking Wood Covered Fiberglass Deck

Greetings:

I worried about spending money on Durabak to coat the wood covered fiberglass deck only to have it not stick or look good. I sanded the previously epoxied wood (to try and seal it; didn't work) wiped it with xylene and applied two coats of "brown", looks more red, and touched up a couple of cracks and it looks great! Flexible and firm; looks to have stuck to the old surface very well. I am not sure if I shorted my life breathing xylene, like a dummy without resperator, but so far I am very happy with the results. I plan to use it on the upper deck too and the window frames.

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Wow! Five years, eight months and eleven days. That could be a record

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I wonder how it compares to KiwiGrip?

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Jim, not a record, I've seen longer.

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I put Durabak on my deck and cockpit 4 years ago. It adheres well and has great non-skid properties.



The one thing that I am not satisfied with is that it is impossible to keep clean. I made the mistake of using white on the cockpit sole. It quickly became a dirty grey and looks worse than any mildewed gel coat I have ever seen. I've used stiff brushes, chemicals, and every cleaning product available and it still looks like crap. I gave up and covered it with a grate. Don't use white!!

The tan deck is not so bad; there are some pretty bad stains that won't come out. The stains are just dirt, not chemical. I actually recoated the deck last year to cover over the stains.

I might try Kiwigrip in a year or two if it doesn't require a complete stripping of the Durabak.

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