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myback posted 05-13-2003 03:17 PM ET (US)   Profile for myback   Send Email to myback  
what is the best way to repaint a nonskid floor that has already been painted?
wayne baker posted 05-13-2003 04:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for wayne baker  Send Email to wayne baker     
I am going through this same thing now on my 15. The prior repaints had been done so poorly that the nonskid was filled in a lot of the floor. I am sanding the floor smooth and putting down the sprinkle on that goes with the Awl Grip paint system. I would have liked to had non skid in the floor rather than painted on top but this seemed to be the only reasonable solution. I looked at one done like this before makeing my desicion and if you tape off the non skid areas and put this on the pads the old non skid was on it really looks good, although not original. I was planing on a repaint anyway so all I hav to do is put this down in between the last two caots of finish paint.
Wayneman posted 05-13-2003 04:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for Wayneman  Send Email to Wayneman     
Hey Wayne, this is Wayne. Let me know how you make out. I have to do the same thing to my old Nauset and is seems that the general opinion is to go with Awlgrip and non-skid.
myback posted 05-14-2003 08:25 AM ET (US)     Profile for myback  Send Email to myback     
Thanks for the there anything I can do to spare the original nonskid?
Wayneman posted 05-14-2003 11:59 AM ET (US)     Profile for Wayneman  Send Email to Wayneman     
Hello Myback:

I wonder if you couldn't use the West System resin and just brush it on once the surface has been thoroughly sanded and cleaned? That is what I was thinking of.

wayne baker posted 05-14-2003 04:04 PM ET (US)     Profile for wayne baker  Send Email to wayne baker     
Saveing your non skid is going to depend on how bad off it is and how good you want it to look. I wanted to save my non skid too but it was filled in way to many places to try and clean it up. If you make up your mind to sand and paint try a wire brush to try and clean the non skid (gently). A poor prep job could let the paint pop up for you. I really would be supprised if it worked but you could try it before sanding.

Hey Wayne, I don't know about west stuff. I painted a 14 Mckee with Easypoxy and now I am useing Awl Grip on this 15. I am sure the west products would work great as long as you follow the instuctions and use the recomended primers.

Chesapeake posted 05-14-2003 04:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chesapeake  Send Email to Chesapeake     
Wayne and Wayne:

My brother did the same thing to a 71 outrage. He sent it down to Stuart, FL to the guys who were building his offshore sportfishing boat. These guys knew their stuff.

They did exactly what you are proposing. Sanded the floor smooth, Awl-gripped it and used the sprinkles. My brother has had the boat back for 4 years now and it still looks and performs phenomenally. He has it docked on a lift behind his house on the Metediconk (spelling?) River in Brick, NJ. If you are out that way, her name is TICA.

Cpt Quint posted 05-15-2003 10:12 AM ET (US)     Profile for Cpt Quint  Send Email to Cpt Quint     
Im doing mine with ultratuff poly bedliner product. they will custom any color for about $60 gallon. will never crack and is flexible and will keep the deck cooler. great adheision quality and comes in different levels of aggregate. can roll it on yourself and is water soluable
JeffA posted 05-15-2003 12:37 PM ET (US)     Profile for JeffA  Send Email to JeffA     
I am going to try the ultratuff non-slip coating also. I sent them a sample of the desert tan gel coat used in the interior of my Newport.
wayne baker posted 05-15-2003 03:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for wayne baker  Send Email to wayne baker     
Have you guys seen a boat with bed liner used as non Skid? I saw a 13 the guy had the whole interior sprayed and not even blue I think it was gray. It really looked bad. I am sure just the floor with the proper color would make a much nicer looking job.
GUNFISH posted 05-15-2003 11:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for GUNFISH  Send Email to GUNFISH     
The floor of my boat was done with RHINOCOAT bedliner material before I bought it. It makes cleaning up at the end of the day very easy; just hose it off, fish scales and blood don't stick to it. It seemed a little slippery at first but as I used the boat more it seems to have developed more grip. GUNFISH

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