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04-03-2012 10:41 AM
meteuz
Re: Non-skid worn down to fiberglass

It is hard to tell from the pictures if the fiberglass that you see is the layup for the deck or some sort of a backing for the nonskid. I am thinking maybe they used prefab sheets to redo the nonskid at some point, I would not be surprised if there is gelcoat under those fibers. If that is the case, the issue is purely cosmetic. Even if the exposed fibers are part of the deck pay up, you should be able to seal with with a new coat of nonskid paint as suggested.
04-03-2012 08:27 AM
CorvetteGuy
Re: Non-skid worn down to fiberglass

So there must not be much hardware considering your problem is on the non skid, clean the area, tape it off and put a coat of Kiwi grip on it, quick, easy and fairly inexpensive. Would recomend this product. Used it on all non skid topside of my 32' and am very pleased
04-03-2012 02:11 AM
doicus I know I will get some negative feedback on this but here go's I re-finished my non-skid on my 32 Fuji with a good quality porch and deck paint with non-skid that I added to the paint just before applying. All from lowe's total price 30 bucks. Two year's and it looks good !
04-03-2012 02:08 AM
poopdeckpappy
Re: Non-skid worn down to fiberglass

I would prime with a high build, fair it, prime with high build again, then a epoxy prime with silica sand broadcasted ( heavy ) over the epoxy primer; once that has gone off, remove excess silica, at that point you'll have a nice even non skid. Now you apply your finish ( at least 2 coats ) of whatever finish color you want
04-02-2012 11:37 PM
sfbaysailor2012
Re: Non-skid worn down to fiberglass

Thanks for the tips!
03-19-2012 12:07 AM
TQA
Re: Non-skid worn down to fiberglass

2 - 3 coats of epoxy plus two coats of nonskid deck paint will do a good job.

2 -2 coats of exterior grade enamel paint with sand mixed in will be almost as good.
03-18-2012 06:48 PM
garyguss
Re: Non-skid worn down to fiberglass

I think I'd roll on a coat of gelcoat to seal it then use Kiwigrip or Duraback to coat it
03-18-2012 06:47 PM
garyguss
Re: Non-skid worn down to fiberglass

Looks like somebody ground it down... or used a holystone on the deck
03-18-2012 05:05 PM
mitiempo
Re: Non-skid worn down to fiberglass

Strange that there is not any gelcoat under the non skid - which looks like paint. You can see the mat underneath, especially in the last pic.
03-18-2012 04:52 PM
jsaronson
Non-skid worn down to fiberglass

Practical Sailor reviewed the non skid paints last year. It is. dIY project.
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