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Cool Kiwi-grip Non-Skid deck finish...

Does anyone here have any first-hand experience using Kiwi Grip non-skid deck finish? I have only read a few reviews about the product, they've all been positive, and I have a major job ahead of me when spring arrives. All of the non-skid surfaces of my boat have completely worn away. I've hear the company has been around in New Zealand for 15 years, therefore someone must have some experience in the product's longevity and wear factors.

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I have it on my boat. Works great. My application of the KiwiGrip is described here: http://sailing.thorpeallen.net/Greyh...-10/index.html and you might see pictures of it in use if you peruse subsequent posts on that site...
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They had an article in the latest 'Good Old Boat'. The texture looks attractive to me. I would wonder how well it wears.
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Kiwi Grip works exactly as advertised

I used Kiwi Grip on my cockpit sole last year (hard raced 1973 Grampian G-26). The floor had been worn smooth after all those years of racing and cruising, so we bought some Kiwi Grip and applied it exactly the way they recommend it be done.
Looks great, good anti skid properties yet it is still gentle if skin contact is made.
Some of my neighbours in the harbour have also used the product over the past few years, and all are very happy with the results. Wears extremely well.
Follow the instructions, and you will be pleased. You actually can dial up your anti skid finish as you progress.
Here's a link - Anti-skid Boat Decks from Pachena LLC - KiwiGrip anti-slip deck coating
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From what I've heard, its the cat's meow. Expensive, but it's what I'll be using come spring.
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This was the information I was hoping to read. Thank you VERY VERY MUCH! As for being expensive, the price I found was about $130/gallon, which I thought was inexpensive for this type of product.

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Here Is a Post I made about Kiwi Grip awhile Back

I have 3 Gallons That I still have to get down LOL Anywho here is a report I did awhile ago.
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After reading the Good Old Article and some threads, I'll definitely be using it come Spring. $130 is not bad at all. Hope they have the color I need.
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So, it looks good even when applied over existing built-in non-slip? I've got a low-texture basket weave sort of non-slip.
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Much of this will depend upon your roller pattern. I don't believe the underlying pattern will show up at all.

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