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Post Options Post Options   Quote simski81 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Mar 08 at 10:43am

Evostick Contact adhesive works pretty well.

Apply a really thick layer to the progrip - touch it on the deck to coat that as well then remove and allow to go tacky. Stick down in the same place.

By applying the deck coat with the progrip you ensure the glue goes right to the edges.

Rub down and then use a damp cloth to remove excess. A hairdryer on a medium setting will help develop a really strong bond and mean you can go sailing immediately.

Wouldn't recomment the sugar/grit in paint solution above as it trashes kit, knees, elbow and ropes and is a real bugger to get off.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Matt Jackson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Mar 08 at 12:44pm
Yep, if you're a newcomer to single-handed trapezing then you want your cockpit to be as kind as possible to wetsuits, hands, knees, elbows, heads (not kidding) etc. At some point in your first season or 2 every bit of your anatomy will be dragged agross or slammed into whatever you choose as your grip.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote bigwavedave Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 Mar 08 at 6:44pm

Nothing so dramatic needed to clean of surf wax. 

Leave the boat out in the sun for a bit, doesn't need to be a really hot day, then scrape it off with an old credit card.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote redback Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Mar 08 at 10:01pm

Warm to hot water gets rid of it fine.  It needn't be so hot you begin to worry about the boat and the nice thing is any residue will be transparent and still resists slip.  Don't use any sort of solvent - that will leave your boat slippery.

Since the wax is so easy to remove you should use it for any non-slip applications.  1. it works, 2. its cheap, 3. its light and 4. easy to remove.  I cannnot understand why anybody would ever want to use expensive, and heavy progrip on a deck.  In my view the only place that can justify pro-grip is around a tube on a rack.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Matt Jackson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Mar 08 at 10:22pm
It gets dirty making your beautiful boat look like an unloved training tub and picks up sand/mud which scratches you gel-coat as you tread it around.
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