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11-19-2008 08:52 PM
catamount
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PS. Is there an easy way to insert a pic?
You need to have accumulated more than 5 or 10 posts before you're allowed to post pictures. Then when you're composing your post you can insert pics with the "Insert Image" button that shows up with all the other formatting buttons at the top so the composition box.
11-19-2008 08:40 PM
Jimske [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.

J

PS. Is there an easy way to insert a pic?
11-19-2008 08:27 PM
catamount 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 03:54 PM
Jimske
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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?
Hahahah. Yeah, it can look horrible. If you see the job at the Kiwi site that looks pretty good. Again, I don't like the spikey stipple look. The colors may just be the photos. I found the color to be uniform. With a little practice I think you can get a uniform appearance but. . .you must maintain the same technique throughout.

Did you look at the sample I posted on my profile?

Jim
11-19-2008 03:44 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 03:07 PM
Jimske
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It looks good, is it sharp on the feet. what prep did you use, cost and size of boat. Well done.
I have sampled KiwiGrip and like it very much. When the texture is "high" it tends to be pointy and, yes, can be hard on feet and skin. So I have been experimenting with different rollers to get a lighter effect. It seems that even a light texture will provide a great non-skid. I don't know how to transfer a photo so I put one under my profile photos if you want to check the finish out. This was done with a "Twist Carpet" texture roller by BESST-LIEBCO stock #8390.

As long as you don't need to hide defects this should work real well.

J
07-13-2007 11:11 AM
Valiente My boat has this stuff on its steel decks:

DECOLAY

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 10:09 AM
capn_dave
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

Fair Winds

Cap'n Dave
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Thanks for the pics. I will now be trying the Kiwi Grip on the Harpy.
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PART 2 pic's of the various nonskid coatings

Here is the interdeck. It dosen't cover blemishes in the deck well. It has a good feel, seems to good underfoot. I haven't tried it while wet.


I hope this helps. So far I am impressed with the Kiwi Grip product.

The ease of applying was most impressive, followed by the look and feel of the product. Durability is still the question.

Fair Winds

Cap'n dave


07-13-2007 09:02 AM
Sailormann
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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.
I understand now why you need the training wheels - a little unsteady there are ya
07-13-2007 05:38 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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