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Old 23-05-2010, 12:08   #1
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Need to Paint the Nonslip Parts of My Deck

I have a 40yo fiberglass boat. The nonslip treads are cracked and in need of a new finish. I painted all of the top white with a good oil based paint slightly thinned. I did not paint the nonslip treads for fear of making them slick. They are not the "sandy" grit type, but rather some form of woven(?) matt that appears to be apart of the original gelcoat.
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Does anyone know how I should paint them?
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Old 16-08-2010, 19:50   #2
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Kiwi-Grip

Mickey --

Get some Kiwi-Grip (available lots of places - shop for the best price). It is easy to work with and you can either try to save that woven look or just slather it on, roll it out, and have the texture it provides. It is VERY forgiving and easy to apply. Bonus feature - being essentially liquid rubber, it waterproofs the deck surface!

I'll post some pics when I take them....

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Old 17-08-2010, 09:36   #3
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Thanks

Thanks for the tip. Wasn't sure what I was gonna do!
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COOL hull art.
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Old 17-08-2010, 11:08   #5
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Thanks. I hated the blue it came in!
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Old 17-08-2010, 12:29   #6
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Kiwi-Grip is pricey = $120+ per gallon, and you'll use a quart on a 22. If you preserve it by putting a little water on top, you can use it on your next boat and the one after that! It can be tinted to match or accent hull/deck colors, too.

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I'm definitely painting my non-slip surfaces next year. The Baby Blue just bites.
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I ownn seatrek and miine is all cracked p after five years I wouldn't recamendd it srry
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