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Re: Soft Sole Replacement

Anyone have any thoughts or experiance with "Kiwi Grip" nonskid...?

I saw some video on it and it looks promising for this application..

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Re: Soft Sole Replacement

Several of our dock neighbours have used it and seem happy with the results. It appears to go on uniform with a good texture.. I'd avoid the grey, it gets hot underfoot in summer. Lighter colour the better in my book - with white the 'coolest'.. you oughta be wearing sunglasses anyway and we've not had a problem with glare.

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Re: Soft Sole Replacement

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WOW. This is great!...All that sanding-all that sanding that doesnt need to be sanded.
Is one side finished and the other rough for bonding? Thanks for the site!
Bonding shoudn't be an issue.
Just scuff sand the underside with 80 grit and bed in thickened epoxy.

Done carefully you will have a smooth solid surface. The only fairing will be at joints and edges. Way easier than dealing with a large flat surface.

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Re: Soft Sole Replacement

Sanded the sole with 60 grit, took off the lumps and bumps, cut off the loose fibers and generally smoothed things out...

Then a fairing coat of epoxy over all... I added a little white colorant to the epoxy to be able to see the new coat and if the non skid gets scratched it'll still show white undeneath...went on pretty smooth for a floor, almost self leveling...



Went down fairly smooth, will sand one more time and maybe some touch up fairing...ater that tape it off and roll out the KiwiGrip non skid...

(Still need to paint the bilge blinding white...)
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Re: Soft Sole Replacement

HI Squid, coming along nicely. I like putting a bit of pigment in also...my sole is primed at this point. Waiting till I catch up on various other projects before getting too civilized below decks....

The kiwi grip sounds like a quick durable solution, it will be great to see how you like it and how it wears over the season.
Hope youll post something every now and then to let us know

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Re: Soft Sole Replacement

Got 'er painted, after this drys I tape it off and Kiwi Grip it...

Rustoluem Marine Primer and Marine deck Paint left over from redoing the deck last year....


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Rock on with yo bad self...that looks brandy new
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Done Did It...!

Taped off an area for the Non Skid...Enough to cover my recore work and leave a good inch or so of original sole showing...



Kiwi Grip went on easy, and rolled in just enough texture to cover the epoxy work (which was pretty smooth in itself) Looks like I need to do a second coat of deck paint on the remaining sole to brighten things up...



Pulled the tape while the Kiwi Grip was still wet (according to directions) and and caught a good edge...Now my old bilge covers look a little....well...old...so maybe that's where I'll invest in the Teak and Holly plywood for replacements...



A little over the "Lowbuck $100 threshold" but not by much....and I have a solid sole that looks as good as original...

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Re: Soft Sole Replacement

Really wasn't that bad of a project...took three months, but most of that was "waiting" time to dry out warm up and harden up between coats...

I counted 12-14 actual "hours" of work....Haveing it in the back yard where I could work for an hour here and there helped... I would hate to travel two hours to work for an hour and then two more hours home...

Work keeps me busy till after Memorial Day...then I can start taking weekends off...So hopefully splash first of June...

I have most all my spring list done, just need to clean out the inside and reload my gear, wash and wax the outside and check the trailer over for the ride...I'm 2 hrs away from bayfield, so I didn't see the fire damage yet, but it wasn't near the bay anyway...

Buddy came over and painted my trailer for me...minimal prep (but that's OK) we had to mix 3 different colors together to have enough product (but that's OK) Looks better than the rusty mobile home frame it started as...and that's OK...

I can't see the trailer when I'm out on the lake anyway...


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Re: Soft Sole Replacement

That's a great looking trailer - far more heavy duty than the vast majority of them out there.

I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
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