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sailbot 08-12-2009 09:25 PM

Painting non skid gelcoat on topsides
 
Hi there, I have the non skid gelcoat on the deck of my Crown 23, its looking kind of shaby and has some discolored spots where some hardware was mounted. I tried cleaning the discolored areas to no avail. What kind ofaint do u guys recomend and what about the prep.

Thanks much
Terry

CaptainForce 08-12-2009 10:32 PM

I use an Interlux topsides paint brushed on with a added mix of coarse quartz sand. This works well for me, but I wasn't sure by your post if you had a patterned gell coat non-skid which would present a different problem.

poopdeckpappy 08-13-2009 12:25 AM

I think I'm going to try Kiwi grip this time, last boat I used Interlux with a NS additive, came out nice, but I want to try something different this time

sailbot 08-13-2009 02:26 AM

Unfortunatly it is the pattern crosshatch stuff, I guess I could paint right over it and use the sand trick !
I kinda like the look of the crosshatch pattern though, I always wondered how they did that , is it a layed down cloth or maybe its stamped it brfore the gel cote drys
I was thinking of a spray paint to preserve that xhatch look.

poopdeckpappy 08-13-2009 03:12 AM

original NS pattern is in the mold

mikehoyt 08-13-2009 06:32 AM

Try Interluck Interdeck. Is same as above descriptions but has the silica added already. If not too thick you will still see cross hatch pattern. You will need two coats though for colour consistency

Mike

KindOfBlue 08-13-2009 08:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sailbot (Post 513404)
I kinda like the look of the crosshatch pattern though, I always wondered how they did that , is it a layed down cloth or maybe its stamped it brfore the gel cote drys

MAS Epoxy has a video that will show you how they do this. It's done with a Gibco Flex Mold.

Link to How To Video

poopdeckpappy 08-13-2009 03:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KindOfBlue (Post 513428)
MAS Epoxy has a video that will show you how they do this. It's done with a Gibco Flex Mold.

Link to How To Video


Damnit, why did ya show me that

sailbot 08-15-2009 12:37 PM

WOW they make it look sooo easy. question is where too get the old xhatch patterrn, I was thinking I could make my own from a good portion of deck

Could I just wax the section smear some epoxy and use this (after it dries) for my mold.


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