short term non skid?

dfw_sailor

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So, on my irwin 30, there are about 6 soft deck core replacement to be done, and with my work schedule, its going to be be one area at a time.  And we are going to keep sailing regularly at the same time, on Lake Ray Hubbard.

The long term plan is to repaint the entire deck / cabin roof at the completion of the core replacement project. Either going to go with kiwigrip or alexseal/ soft sand.

For the affected areas, I will be cutting out the non-skid top skin, leaving room to scarf new glass on top of new core. Using poly / laminating resin so I can cope with unexpected interruptions.

Any recommendations on a temporary non skid solution that can be knocked down a bit when all complete and ready to do the final deck paint / nonskid?

Not interested in suggestions to bite the bullet and do it all at once. Life is too short to not sail at every possible chance!. Plus I would rather glass up a section under anchor than at the slip.

 

Overbored

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use peel ply on top of the last layup. peel off after cure , leaves a good non skid surface and eliminates a lot of sanding 

 
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dfw_sailor

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use peel ply on top of the last layup. peel off after cure , leaves a good non skid surface and eliminates a lot of sanding 
Awesome -- thanks.... I had wondered about peel ply, didnt know if it would be too smooth.

Thanks again!

 

dfw_sailor

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All good suggestions other than I want to have the end result being a reasonably classic non skid.

I'm not all that keen to apply something in the short term that I have to unstuck (tapes) or knock down (gel)

 

Rain Man

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All good suggestions other than I want to have the end result being a reasonably classic non skid.

I'm not all that keen to apply something in the short term that I have to unstuck (tapes) or knock down (gel)
Removing the gel will take seconds.  The stuff is like butter to 40 grit.

 

Marcjsmith

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apply some  mold release to the section before you cut it out and make a mold of the section of the deck then use it use it as a mold for the top coat. such that your texture is pretty close to the surrounding non skid.  Yeah its an extra step.

 




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