[MHml] Non-Skid Commentary
multihulls at steamradio.com
Tue Jan 15 00:08:30 EST 2002
Having read the discussion, I thought some may be interested in my
experineces with non slip appliactions
1) Proprietry pre-mixed non slip deck paint (international and the like)
- my expreinec of this that the surface is very patchy, difficult to
apply and produces a poor surface in terms of non-slippablity. Needs
2) sand - onto wet paint (I used play sand - from a toy store) fairly
good non slip -easy to apply but needed annual reapplication.
3) propriety 'sand' - international - this for years was my preferred
method - but I added about 3 times what the manufactuerer proposed -
lasted well 3+ seasons before needing reapplication
4) Deckmaster - treadmaster etc - really non - material must be appliaed
with the right glue routine - but heavy and sore to sit on for any
length of time
5) epoxy and colloidal silica - SP HiBuild and colloidal silica mixed
in, applied with an artex roller. Hard wearing - iniatlly very abraisive
(would take the skin off) till some wear took place and very grippy -
long lasting as well. Used a lot on dinghies.
6) Awlgrip 'non slip' additive - you mix this into the paint and either
spray or roller - really good in terms of non slip and wear - relativly
easy to apply. Is used on the V60 boats etc
This is now my choice of non slip. It is even grippy after you have
spilled fuel over the surface!
You can use it with any paint type (tho' awlgrip won't tell you this).
The glass beads sounds interesting and ceratinly I may well try an area
on Mollymawk to see how it goes
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