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Old 06-11-2011, 17:51   #46
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Re: KiwiGrip aka 'Don't Slip'

I was very unimpressed with Kiwi coat. Tried doing a hatchcover with it and didnt use any more. Rubbery, poor coverage and reminded me of plain latex house paint. Some that bled onto unprepped area was easy to pull off... conssitancy of a latex glove. This summer I tried Dura Bak on a project that couldnt be well prepped and this stuff sticks like glue. Hard finish, super durable and hard to remove from even unprepped areas.
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Old 06-11-2011, 17:55   #47
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Re: KiwiGrip aka 'Don't Slip'

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hard to remove from even unprepped areas.
Same with the emerclad I linked to earlier
Had a night of heavy dew and I had used the product to late in the day.
During that night it ran down over the gloss and stuck like the proverbial.
Hell of a cleanup the next day with Toluene.
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I guess it is now being marketed here in North America by "Pachena, LLC." (Anti-skid Boat Decks from Pachena LLC - KiwiGrip anti-slip deck coating).

Any of you from New Zealand (or anywhere else) have any experience with this stuff?

How does it's performance and durability compare or contrast with that of Durabak, UltraTuff, Treadmaster, Interdeck, etc.....?

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It is actually a product called Don't Slip and is made by Protective Paints Ltd in Auckland NZ. Kiwigrip was a relabel. I would suggest that Don't Slip would be a cheaper option
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Alan, FWIW, this KiwiGrip stuff is apparently distributed in New Zealand by BM Pacific (Benjamin Moore?), if that helps ring any bells.

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BM Pacific was taken over by Protective Paints ltd Auckland NZ and they are the manufacturers
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Don't Slip is the ORIGINAL product which was relabeled. Try Protective PaintsLtd Auckland New Zealand

I just found it yesterday online. I just put "sailboat paint" into google. I don't remember which website, but it was on the first page.
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Re: KiwiGrip aka 'Don't Slip'

Okay, what is a carpet texture roller. Jimske posted that endless list of roller covers but didn't find one that described itself as a 'Carpet' cover. A search of that site for capet cover turned up a ton of covers but once again, no 'Carpet' cover. What does the 'Carpet' roller cover look like. Covers seem to be described by the length of the nap and all different kinds of texture.

Want the Kiwi Grip to be comfortable to kneel on but still have non skid qualities. The Kiwi Grip roller cover is looks nasty and way too aggressive. How far do you have to dial it back to get a good compromise between comfort and grip. What do you ask for at Home Depot. Of course that is if you can a live person at Home Depot to ask.
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Just Kiwi'ed my decks! Love it! You can
"adjust" texture by 1) amount of Kiwi ( more = rougher) or 2) roll quickly for lighter or wait and roll for rougher. Takes alittle practice, but well worth it.

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Re: KiwiGrip aka 'Don't Slip'

used kiwi grip and it was ok but expensive and we are now using emer clad which is a high build acrylic and may do the same thing for alot less.
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