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Re: To flatten or not to flatten
If you've got KiwiGrip on the majority of the deck area and cabin top I'd not worry about glare from the remaining gloss... even if you're using a bright white for the non-non-skid areas. You already like the glossy look, it will be easier to keep clean as well.
On a previous boat we did the entire deck in white, including nonskid areas, and never really had an issue with glare.. generally if it's that bright out you're already wearing sunglasses anyhow.... and the white was much cooler underfoot than the original grey.
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