SailNet Community - Reply to Topic

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance > No skid.
 Not a Member? 


Thread: No skid. Reply to Thread
Title:
  

By choosing to post the reply below you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Topic Review (Newest First)
06-04-2011 01:25 PM
Antibes The wire wheel brush on a drill works real well. Painted whole deck and topside two years ago. Just make sure it is bronze, not steel or you will get rust down the road from tiny fragments left on the surface.
06-04-2011 01:25 PM
mitiempo The only problem with the wire wheel is you will leave small bits of steel everywhere which rust quickly and are hard to remove as well as unsightly. Steel wire wheels should not be used on the boat's exrerior for this reason. Brass wheels work but are harder to find.

You could try a scotchbrite pad on either a sander or grinder/ They are available in different grades and leave no residue that will rust.
06-04-2011 11:32 AM
CorvetteGuy I recently used a wire wheel brush on a drill to prep for a coat of kiwigrip. A simple application and covered up many chips in the gel. Being a well used 1972 C&C Corvette the decks were in rough shape, the kiwi grip covered up awsome
05-06-2011 07:52 PM
junaido I think I have seen a book (Don Casey probably) which recommends abrading the non-skid with bronze wool prior to painting it.
05-04-2011 02:50 PM
T34C I would actually recommend using a much courser sand paper as you want some thing with enough grit to get down into the non-skid pattern. Light pressure, sanding by hand with a 60-80 sand paper worked much better when I did the same thing to my boat several years ago.
05-04-2011 12:40 PM
arf145 Hopefully, you'll hear from some Kiwigrip users. I've not heard of oxidation being a problem for it. And let's face it, non-skid is pretty much always oxidized on an older boat.
05-04-2011 12:34 PM
Tweegs Thanks for that. There doesn't seem to be any paint, just gelcoat.

One other suggestion I received was to use rubbing compound with a stiff scrub brush. May try that first, followed by the soap and water plus sand paper and hope for the best.
05-03-2011 09:14 PM
paulk My can of Interdeck non-skid paint says to wash down fiberglass decks with soap & water using a stiff brush. Rinse & let dry, then sand with 180-220 sandpaper, After that, paint.

If the deck was previously painted they call for finer sandpaper, followed by a wipedown with their brushing liquid, to pick up paint residues. Keeping THAT off the topsides might be an issue, as you suggest. If your deck isn't painted, this shouldn't be a problem.
05-03-2011 11:13 AM
Tweegs
No skid.

So weíre in the water now and concentrating on getting the deck back in shape. The deck has been neglected for at least the past 10 years, lots of oxidation. Weíve resorted to wet sanding out the gelcoat because rubbing compound wasnít cutting it. I mention this to give some idea of how much oxidation is on that no skid.

Our efforts on the rest of the deck are paying off, taking the gelcoat from a pasty, chalky, bleached white, to the original creamy, off white color, and itís really starting to look good, which brings me to that no skid.

The boat is 30 years old, the diamond pattern on that no skid is worn, and we figured it could do with a fresh coat of no skid paint.

Surface prep for that paint is my main concern. How in the world am I going to get that oxidation removed enough to give the new paint a good bite?

Iím hesitant to use a chemical or acid thatís going to wash over the side and eat the wax off the hull, but if thatís the only optionÖ.

Was hoping someone had a better idea, something more than my feeble mind can conjure.

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:55 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.