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timbaho posted 07-07-2003 09:29 AM ET (US)   Profile for timbaho   Send Email to timbaho  
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
timbaho posted 07-07-2003 09:52 AM ET (US)     Profile for timbaho  Send Email to timbaho     
I guess I should mention the boat is a Guardian.
alkar posted 07-07-2003 01:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for alkar  Send Email to alkar     
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.

Alex

timbaho posted 07-07-2003 09:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for timbaho  Send Email to timbaho     
Thanks Alex. Your success with your restoration is what finally convinced me to go forward with Awlgrip. Kevin
Chesapeake posted 07-15-2003 02:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chesapeake  Send Email to Chesapeake     
Kevin:

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.

awlgrip2 posted 07-15-2003 06:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for awlgrip2  Send Email to awlgrip2     
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
jaccoserv posted 07-15-2003 09:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for jaccoserv  Send Email to jaccoserv     
Chesepeake,
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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