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|11-19-2008 09:52 PM|
Originally Posted by Jimske View Post
|11-19-2008 09:40 PM|
[QUOTEHere's one relatively close up picture of the finished job on my boat (this is shortly after launch and the boat hadn't been washed yet, so ignore the dirt):
Looks real good. I am still going to persue an application with a slightly less texture.
PS. Is there an easy way to insert a pic?
|11-19-2008 09:27 PM|
For what it is worth, I applied KiwiGrip to my decks last fall. I've documented the process here (prep and prime) and here (final application).
The KiwiGrip material is uniform in color, so I'm not sure which of the non-skids pictured earlier in this thread CapnBlu is referring to. On the other hand, one does need to take care with the KiwiGrip to ensure uniform texture and coverage (and the close up pictures shown above do look pretty bad in those regards).
Here's one relatively close up picture of the finished job on my boat (this is shortly after launch and the boat hadn't been washed yet, so ignore the dirt):
|11-19-2008 04:54 PM|
Originally Posted by Capnblu View Post
Did you look at the sample I posted on my profile?
|11-19-2008 04:44 PM|
|Capnblu||That stuff looks HORRIBLE. The mismatched colors, the uneven coating and texture. I wouldn't use this junk if it were free. Ok, who's gonna be first to tell me I am being too hard on these paint on ugly deck DIY's?|
|11-19-2008 04:07 PM|
Originally Posted by SimonV View Post
As long as you don't need to hide defects this should work real well.
|07-13-2007 12:11 PM|
My boat has this stuff on its steel decks:
It's very nice and "grippy", which is important because painted steel can be slippery as hell, but I think I'll need to redo it before we start voyaging.
|07-13-2007 11:09 AM|
Here is the Comparison of nonskids
Well I didn't forget the pic's and now I am going to try to post them here. I have been cruising and this is my first attempt on this site. I might need someone's help.
This is the Duraback coating. This was applied 3 months ago and is white (there is nothing wrong with my camera) Like I said it attracts dirt. The boat has been in the yard for a refit.
This is another shot of the Durabak. The edges are coming up. I don't know if it was applied correctly or not. I do know the owner used the special primer. This product is great at hiding imperfections.
This is Awl grip with sand. The owner said it was allot of work, as the surface has to be prepped to hide imperfections and requires 2 coats. I also have heard the paint will wear and then you have the sand showing.
This is a shot of the Kiwi stuff. Owner was very happy with ease of application and the results. It is also good at hiding imperfections.
Here is another shot of the Kiwi grip
It kinda looks like rolled gel coat and has a nice feel. How long it will hold up is another question. I contacted them and I was told about 3 years in heavy traffic areas.
The last pic will be of the Interdeck. seems it wont come through on this post. look for part 2
|07-13-2007 10:02 AM|
|07-13-2007 06:38 AM|
|sailingdog||Yeah, but how is it on the skin...say should you fall and slide on it... the sand was bad...road rash like you'd get from a spill bicycling... the original fiberglass gelcoat antiskid not too damaging, and the interdeck was pretty gentle.|
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