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Order for polishing chalked deck gelcoat and redoing non skid


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#1 Rohanoz

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 09:21 AM

Which should I do first in giving the deck redo...

Cut and polish the gelcoat areas, then mask and redo the nonskid areas in 2 pack.

Or, redo the non skid areas, then cut and polish the gelcoat?

Or, does it really not matter and I just need to take care either way?

#2 SloopJonB

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 12:07 AM

Do the polishing first otherwise you end up with polish stains on the non-skid. Don't wax before the non-skid and be sure to THOROUGHLY clean the non skid areas before applying finish - some polish residues do not react well with fresh paint.



#3 Rohanoz

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 12:23 AM

Excellent - what I had tentatively started!  Didn't want to have the edges of the buffing pad destroy itself on new non-skid either!

 

Thanks.



#4 dacarls

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 11:33 PM

Hey Rohan. There is this neat KiwiGrip nonskid paint- It goes on like thick white latex paint, then you run a rough roller over it. Keeps my feet on my A-cat hull nicely and is not rough on skin.  I am very happy with it, and did not use that much of the $45 quart.