How to spruce up molded in non-skid deck??? - Page 3 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 
  #21  
Old 10-15-2008
retclt's Avatar
Roadkillibus Texanis
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Great State Of Texas
Posts: 1,602
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
retclt will become famous soon enough retclt will become famous soon enough
I bought a portable sand blaster for a previous boat that worked really well. It was great for cleaning out the old paint in the non skid. I use it for all kinds of stuff now.

They don't make mine any more but it was similar to this one . . .

Northern Industrial Abrasive Blaster with FREE U.S. Patented Deadman Handle — 5-Gallons | Portable Abrasive Blasters | Northern Tool + Equipment


.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



Bob T

"I cannot not sail" - E. B. White
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #22  
Old 10-16-2008
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 19
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
olepedersen@yahoo.com is on a distinguished road
On my thirty year old boat, I use a household product available in most grocery stores tilex mildew remover, in a spray bottle I do 3 steps . 1 pressure wash the decks well, and let completely dry.2spray one area with tilex , scrub nonskid with a stiff deck brush leave till almost dry then pressure wash off. works for me Ole
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #23  
Old 10-16-2008
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: SW Florida
Posts: 127
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 8
SiXeVeN is on a distinguished road
Sandblasting... hmmm. That might actually work. Messy but would get into all those little pits and get them scrubbed out. I could then powerwash out the grit and prime/paint. I'll have to look into that.

BTW, I called a local boat painter and he said he would have to sand flat the molded in non-skid and then paint it with Interdex. Also said it would be major $$$ (of course )

I liked this molded in nonskid when the boat was new but now it is a huge PITA!!!
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #24  
Old 10-16-2008
maccauley123's Avatar
SailAway
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Biddeford, ME
Posts: 164
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 11
maccauley123 is on a distinguished road
I am taking a similar approach to heinzir. He is using Durabak which I looked at but decided to go with Kiwi Grip. I have heard great reviews and hoping for good results. Good cleaning, lots of taping and then just put it down.
__________________
You will regret the things you did not do, more than the things you did.

Get out there!

Saco Bay, Maine
2001 Beneteau Oceanis 361
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #25  
Old 10-16-2008
Faster's Avatar
Just another Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Posts: 14,699
Thanks: 68
Thanked 197 Times in 189 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Faster has a spectacular aura about Faster has a spectacular aura about Faster has a spectacular aura about
Quote:
Originally Posted by SiXeVeN View Post
Sandblasting... hmmm. That might actually work.
True sandblasting is a bit harsh... and potentially damaging. Most use soda blasting as a more controlled way of removal, and even that can remove gelcoat. Retclt's sandblaster setup could probably do it, just use a gentler medium. At work we use a glass beader to clean parts - another "gentle" sandblaster application.

If you use a "sandblaster" I'd practice at a distance and see how effective it is and whether or not you actually remove material, rather than just dirt and grime.
__________________
Ron

1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"

".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #26  
Old 10-17-2008
sailingdog's Avatar
Telstar 28
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,291
Thanks: 0
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
Rep Power: 13
sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice sailingdog is just really nice
I think pressure washing is far safer than any type of material blasting.
__________________
Sailingdog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #27  
Old 10-17-2008
jbondy's Avatar
Senior Mumble
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 320
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 14
jbondy is on a distinguished road
One of our neighbors in the boatyard had to recore his entire deck. When done, he put treadmaster down as non-skid. It's a little pricey, but glued down easy and looked great. He used a color similar to the pain Banshi used.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #28  
Old 10-18-2008
"OLD SALT"
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Clear Lake TX
Posts: 64
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 7
easygoing is on a distinguished road
I've the same problem. I was told to use cool seal compound like used on a roof of a house trailer. I will let you know if it works and what it looks like.LOL
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

"Bill"
S/V "Silly Bette"
1968 38' Hughes
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #29  
Old 10-19-2008
retclt's Avatar
Roadkillibus Texanis
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Great State Of Texas
Posts: 1,602
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
retclt will become famous soon enough retclt will become famous soon enough
Quote:
Originally Posted by Faster View Post
True sandblasting is a bit harsh... and potentially damaging. Most use soda blasting as a more controlled way of removal, and even that can remove gelcoat. Retclt's sandblaster setup could probably do it, just use a gentler medium. At work we use a glass beader to clean parts - another "gentle" sandblaster application.

If you use a "sandblaster" I'd practice at a distance and see how effective it is and whether or not you actually remove material, rather than just dirt and grime.

You're right Faster. Sand blasting can be harsh if you aren't smart about it. I’m speaking from my own experience only. You can use as low or high a pressure as you want. I had deep molded in nonskid and when using 40psi and fine playground sand (3 bucks a 40lb bag) I had an incredibly clean paint removal with no harm to the original 40 year old finish underneath. It was also so fast and easy a cave man could do it.

Soda blasting is very popular lately. If I ever do it again I'll probably go that route. The key is to use the finest media you can find. I sifted my playground sand for the occasional larger pebble. I bought a can of glass bead (so fine it feels cool when you stick your fingers into it) for cleaning old metal parts, spark plugs etc. The blaster is a fun little toy . . . and a back saver.


Forgot to add . . . . . . . the sandblasted nonskid was the perfect prep for paint.
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



Bob T

"I cannot not sail" - E. B. White

Last edited by retclt; 10-19-2008 at 11:35 AM.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #30  
Old 10-19-2008
pegasus1457's Avatar
Arf!
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Long Island NY
Posts: 609
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 13
pegasus1457 is on a distinguished road
more on KiwiGrip

I recently posted to Buying A Boat forum with details on the Kiwi Grip product:

http://www.sailnet.com/forums/buying...on-31-2-a.html

The post includes a link to a photo site with a deck completely done with this product. Take a look.
__________________
Fluctuat nec mergitur
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Deck Washdown Systems Sue & Larry Cruising Articles 0 02-23-2004 07:00 PM
Techniques for Removing Teak Decks Sue & Larry Buying a Boat Articles 0 11-24-2003 07:00 PM
Mounting Deck Hardware Tom Wood Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 06-25-2002 08:00 PM
How to Paint Your Own Deck Don Casey Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 02-04-2002 07:00 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:22 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.