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Non-skid necessary with Awlgrip?
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posted 07-07-2003 09:29 AM ET (US)
Has anyone tried applying Awlgrip over existing non-skid areas on a Whaler? How did it turn out? Was it slippery on the non-skid areas once applied and do you recommend applying some kind of non-skid additive or product to these areas? Thanks, Kevin
posted 07-07-2003 09:52 AM ET (US)
I guess I should mention the boat is a Guardian.
posted 07-07-2003 01:57 PM ET (US)
I have Awlgrip on the interior of my boat. I like the stuff so far. It is, however, very slick to walk on. You should DEFINITELY use the non-skid additive or do something else with the non-skid areas on your boat.
I have no personal experience with the Awlgrip non-skid additives as I had my non-skid areas shot with Line-X.
posted 07-07-2003 09:11 PM ET (US)
Thanks Alex. Your success with your restoration is what finally convinced me to go forward with Awlgrip. Kevin
posted 07-15-2003 02:12 PM ET (US)
My brother had a '71 Outrage re-habed by a Offshore Sportfishing Boat Builder in Stuart, Florida. They Awl-gripped the entire hull, including the non-skid.
For the non-skid, they sanded the existing non-skid down, Awl-gripped it and then threw the non-skid, sand additive down on the deck in between coats. It looks great. I must admit though, that the idea of taking material off of the deck makes me nervous. If the paint would hold over the existing non-skid, I'd feel much better.
The boat builder is L&H Marine in Stuart. Call down there and perhaps you can get better instruction from the pros. If you do, please post what you find so that others can learn from the experience.
posted 07-15-2003 06:13 PM ET (US)
Mix Griptex non-skid additive in your Awlgrip if you have the ability to spray your decks. You'll achieve the best consistency with this procedure. If you choose to spray let me know and I'll give you the skid to paint ratio. Good Luck
posted 07-15-2003 09:45 PM ET (US)
Your brother doesn't mess mess around eh? L & H is one serious boat company, last I heard, there was a 2 year wait on their 33 walkaround....It is one bad boat.
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