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    Posted: 14 Nov 18 at 2:52pm
Marineware.
A half litre sized tin is about £50. Itís ridiculous.
For info I did the entire i14 non skid area (dancefloor, foredeck, gunwales) with about a quarter of said Tin. So you donít need loads.
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Thanks

I might take you up on the buying some griptex from you, I can't find where to buy it in the UK! 
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Mozzy,
Sand back just enough to get it flat and ďkeyed upĒ use a da sander if poss. 120g.
Clean / acetone.
Yes mix the griptex with the catalysed gel. Griptex are plastic granules like fine sand.
Iíd use medium (I have some!) if it was a sitting area Iíd use fine Esp on gel which is thick.
Use a generous amount of gelcoat on roller donít be shy, I think it probably doesnít need thickening thatís all.
Very much Worth practicing on some scrap to get the effect youíre after. How heavily loaded roller is, thickning of gel, proportion of griptex.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mozzy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Nov 18 at 10:38am
Cheers

So you sand back existing grip, do you go through to the material below or leave the gel coat (so the deck is still white)? 

Then apply a thin layer of gel coat on top with the AWlgrip Griptex mixed in. 

Is the grip text a dry or wet? Is it basically like a sandy substance you mix through the gel?

Do you use the extra coarse, coarse or fine stuff?  



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Mozzy,
Gel will go off whatever as long as itís not being rained on. You can up the catalyst beyond 2% but I wouldnít advise that as you have less working time on a big job. Since this is not a commercial repair just leave it a day!
That said a fan heater and crude tent will get it off fast.
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Thanks, I think if we do the whole deck in anti-slip we'll need larger rectangles of the material. 4inch wide might be to narrow?

Dan, one of the worries of DIY is we'Ll be using the marine shed at HISC. How temperature sensitive is the gel coat?
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This is similar to stuff I bought
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Anti-Slip-Tape-High-Grip-Non-Slip-Safety-Strip-Adhesive-Backed-Floor-Steps/253516294259?var=552701801813&hash=item3b06bfa873:g:b5kAAOSwoupatfg8
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Wax looks filthy after a few races. Horrendous to remove afterwRds.

Eva peels off, looks shoddy even before it peels off And I think it soaks up a bit of water.

There are a few Options re gelcoat.
All would require you to mask off and sand back the worn non skid. Clean, prep etc.
You can thicken up oem gelcoat with silica and roller it on with mohair roller leaving anything up to 1970s ceiling artex texture to really rip your gear - itís how d zeros are done (they are not too aggressive) ie not moulded in non skid. You can sand back to taste if itís too aggresive.

I prefer thin gelcoat with Awlgrip griptex mixed in. Rollered on with foam roller. More like sandpaper finish. Less 1970s ceiling.

If super weight conscious you could prep the area down to perfect 400grit, then roll on clear durepox, shake griptex over from a big sugar / salt shaker, then wait for an hour do another coat of durepox.

Griptex is pricey but I have some if you need it.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mozzy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Nov 18 at 1:45pm
When applying the tape did you sand back existing gel-coat textured finish? 

With both of us trapping no-one will should ever be sitting down on it, so happy for it to be pretty harsh on skin and suits. 


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