Originally Posted by JulieM
For those of you who have used Kiwigrip, have you had any issues with staining? Is it difficult to keep clean? Thanks for your feedback!
Prep is really important. Especially around the edges.
When I managed a charter
fleet we put it on a few of our smaller boats where the factory texture was wearing smooth. The biggest problem we had was to get it looking good.
One of the touted "features" of the product is that you can vary the texture by varying your application technique. Well, guess what? One of the BUGS of the product is that the texture and appearance varies with minor changes in application technique! Not a problem if it is used in a small area, but across a wide flat deck
the changes in the size and density of the ridges made it really hard to get a professional looking job, and there really isn't any way to rework it. Some people might not notice, and some not care, but I'd never use it on my boat
for that reason.
Looks aside, as non-skid it is fine, although it can be more than a little rough on bare skin. In nearly daily use in a charter
fleet it lasted about 3 years before it started to wear off.