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Old 20-01-2014, 08:59   #1
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Eco Tuff

Anyone have any experience using this stuff? I am thinking of Guinea Pigging myself and my boat out to the community.... Unless someone else has experience using it.

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Old 20-01-2014, 09:08   #2
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Re: Eco Tuff

Before you commit yourself (and your boat) why don't you purchase one of the sample kits and use it on a dock step or hatch cover? I recall using an epoxy-based nonskid many years ago on my whole deck. Removing it later proved to be a real challenge that made me more cautious in being a guinea pig.
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Old 20-01-2014, 09:22   #3
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Yup I plan on it.
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Re: Eco Tuff

Please press on and keep us informed! My gel-coat is chipped and nasty on my fly bridge floor. I've been considering this stuff myself.

I put a similar product on my garage floor but without the nonskid so it is slippery when wet but man it is tough! When I get out to the barn I'll get the brand and type of product I used. My house is remotely situated in the mountains and my driveway is a mile of decomposed granite gravel that gets tracked into the garage. 5+ years and the only place cement is showing is a small area right around the floor drains where I may not have prepped perfectly.
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Please press on and keep us informed! My gel-coat is chipped and nasty on my fly bridge floor. I've been considering this stuff myself.

I put a similar product on my garage floor but without the nonskid so it is slippery when wet but man it is tough! When I get out to the barn I'll get the brand and type of product I used. My house is remotely situated in the mountains and my driveway is a mile of decomposed granite gravel that gets tracked into the garage. 5+ years and the only place cement is showing is a small area right around the floor drains where I may not have prepped perfectly.

You know come to think of it years back I worked on a vessel that was leed certified. It was a 90 foot steel powerboat and I think they may have used this very product. It was rock solid just like the paint they use on State Ferry Boats. I think I am going to go ahead and just do the non skid areas with their non skid product and if I like it I will do the coach roof and cockpit with their industrial floor coating.

I know some may view using this stuff as a half measure but I really want to try to green up my live aboard existence. Boats are pretty nasty living spaces. Lots of mold, and lots of chemicals from the sealants we use, to varnish, to polyester, and epoxy to voc's from paint. I guess what I'm trying to say is that I'm not an extremist. On the contrary the products we generally use on our boats are extreme and I am looking to moderate my impact on myself, wife and environment.
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Re: Eco Tuff

Saw this Synthetic Marine Teak Decking Solutions | Nuteak Flooring at the boat show, looked impressive at the booth. Never used it, but was interested in trying it. Seemed pricey at, I think $30 sqft. Probably cheaper in the States.
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Saw this Synthetic Marine Teak Decking Solutions | Nuteak Flooring at the boat show, looked impressive at the booth. Never used it, but was interested in trying it. Seemed pricey at, I think $30 sqft. Probably cheaper in the States.

I've seen that on boats and it looks nice. Priced out of my league though.
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Re: Eco Tuff

Well here it is. I've laid down five coats of the Ivory ecotuff HT coating on the cabin top etc with an HVLP sprayer, then I rolled on 2 coats of "wheat" non skid followed by 2 coats of wheat ecotuff HT coating.

So far it looks really nice. I am a little worried about the integrity of the non skid since the standard aggregate seems to be quite large and I have my doubts about the paint being able to hold it down against heavy abuse. There is a finer aggregate that looks a little more realistic and we rolled that into the cockpit. Right now the paint is kicking off and I am going away on tour for ten days so we will see how everything really turns out when I get back and everything hardens up.
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Re: Eco Tuff

Any follow ups you'd like to share?
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Yes, do not use this product. More details to follow.


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Damn . Sorry to hear that. I have been pretty happy with Kiwigrip it has been 3 years and still looks good. Good luck.
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Re: Eco Tuff

Yeah man this stuff is a disaster I would rather not fully visit right now on cf. I'm pretty embarrassed by the whole thing. suffice to say it is a paint that does not hold aggregate. I'm only three months in and my brand new paint job is positively falling apart. I'm in the midst of asking for my money back.


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