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Re: kiwigrip For 37 foot sailboat
No need to prime the Kiwigrip areas - just rough sand it and it will do just fine. I used a 1/8-inch square notched trowel to apply the Kiwigrip, then immediately hit it with the loopy-goopy roller. The job requires some assistance from another person though. That person has to remove the masking tape as soon as you texturize the Kiwigrip. It dries very quickly, and if that masking tape is not removed, it will pull up the edges of the Kiwigrip.
Mine has been down for 4 years now and it has not worn at all. I clean it with Comet cleanser and a stiff bristle scrub brush, which removes all the crud from the rough texture. One thing for certain, it is the best non-skid surface I've come across in 57 years of boat ownership. You WILL NOT slip on this surface!