I applied kiwigrip over old gelcoat
nonskid yesterday, after replacing a bunch of balsa core
. I sanded the old diamond non-skid just enough to flatten the ridges. I read that this stuff really doesn't go that far when put over old diamond gelcoat
, but i was hoping to do my 35' boat with 1 gallon. I ended up skimping too much in the beginning, but found my groove as i went on, still staying on the conservative side.
The results were mixed for a few reasons, not using enough kiwi grip and the weather
up to around 29c or 30c by the time i was finishing up.
I found the paint
started to clump on the roller as it heated up leaving large clumps in random areas. Not a huge deal but not ideal.
Not counting the areas where there's not enough non-skid applied, I find the surface fairly slippery in barefeet when wet. I almost bailed off the boat this morning stepping off the ladder on onto wet dew.
The port side deck
turned out great mainly because it was shaded by trees. Even still its more slippery that my old gelcoat.
Has anyone had issues in bare feet?