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Non-skid; conflicting procedure?
I have posted a few non-skid comments, trying to decide to install Kiwigrip or Interlux polyurethane non-skid.
I am planning to do this work within the month of Aug (no wind on the Cheseapeake Bay in Aug). But don't have excessive amount of time to get the work done.
My preferred method: The manufacturer for polyuerthane non-skid paint requires sanding down the old non-skid, priming and then applying the non-skid polyurerthane.
** I have researched and seen many owners skipping the sanding down the existing non-skid to a smooth finish. I do think they provide some sanding to create a surface so that the paint can adhere to. I do have some crazing which I am planning to apply West Marine penetrating epoxy or CPES to fill in the tiny cracks prior to any primer. (Never used a slow curring epoxy so not sure what to expect)
Looking at pictures online of non-skid paint applied over existing non-skid seems fine.
My question is, would it be an acceptable procedure to do this or will it actually look horrible as you will have a sandy non-skid paint over an existing worn non-skid?
Or perhaps using Kiwigrip over an existing worn non-skid as it will cover better and will show the existing pattern of the non-skid?
I know Kiwigrip can go over non-skid, so I would assume that the procedure would be the same, still applying the penetrating epoxy to fill in any cracks prior to applying Kiwigrip.
*** the boat yard mechanic stated that acrylic paints will not hold up but I have not read one bad thing about Kiwigrip.
Any help or advise, would be greatly appreciated!
S2 11.0A 36'