Originally Posted by Norado
I'm not familiar with door soon, googled it, kinda like thin plywood?
I have trashed one of the velcro pads for my orbital sander, I guess I could epoxy
a piece of plywood onto it, or even sheet metal?
Door skins = cheap
3mm plywood. It's used to make cheap
, light weight, hollow core
doors in homes. Usually it's Luan in the US, a type of (faux) Phillipine Mahogany. And it's not usually rated for use in wet/damp environments.
I'd pass on the sheet metal. Too stiff. And if you ever dig an edge in, things would get REAL ugly, real fast!
BTW, there's a Whole Bunch of other threads on nonskid that include glue on products. Treadmaster alone probably makes a couple of dozen types. So there's no shortage of options.
You might want to make up some cheap test panels
using a few of your top candidate nonskids. Better to test them now, & find one that you really like, than to have to redo your decks all over again. Including taking off, & then rebedding ALL of your hardware. Along with refairing everything.
Don't just make flat sheet test panels
either. Cut out a large, round section of plywood & glue a half sphere to it's underside. And then put nonskid on it. Or setup your panels on an angle & simulate walking/working on them, etc.
I say as much having faired the decks of several boats, & it sucks
. So anything I can do so that I don't have to do it twice, I'm all for it.