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It is has a roughish finnish kiwi grip is applied with a textured roller , so it’s the style finnish you create with the roller , this paint has cranuals of rubber in the paint of eaves size , so just roll it on , three coats , if you need remove it just scrape away it’s very easy , some maxi race boats have it on , it leaves a good looking even finnish , and if you have that old style cork /resin finnish , just go over the top and it’s new again, the old finnish I had was only fading in color after 17 years and crc made that one but closed due to health and safety , why I don’t know , it’s just water base paint , worked for me I have a brochure and all contacts if needed

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Not overly impressed with KiwiGrip.

Looked great on application, but after use it seems textured roller entraps air and then these bubbles

burst with wear, leaving a not so attractive finish. Grip is ok.

Bet its a PIA to get off.

Hard to clean too.

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I did mine with Kiwigrip, and agree it gets bubbles etc pretty quick but on the upside it just needs sugar soap and wash to prep, doesn’t need a perfect surface (hides everything) and is one coat and done.

 

Expensive though. I went super coarse finish and a year in if lots of use it is still fine. My boat is raced so gets a hard time from crew, don’t really clean it or anything just use it.

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I used Don't Slip again on Pulse, but this time added the non slip spheres you'd use in two pot paint. The curved main beam surface is now really grippy, and I'm pleased with that. On the flat cockpit floor I've had problems with it bubbling off because it tends to stay wet. This time I used an acrylic under coat before the Don't Slip, and that too has worked well. I'll try and dig out the name of the undercoat I used...

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Thanks Tim. No hurry, no one can paint in this! Can't even sand!!!..rain, sun, rain, sun... Found it, smart marine have it $119 for 4lts. Its basically the same as kiwigrip? Uses a roller to bubble the surface as its super thick so 4lts doesn't go far. I think if we paint the deck with an acrylic then mask off a walkway but was looking to do the hole deck with the one paint. My dad used a paint called 'rhinocoat', no longer made unfortunately as he got years out of it and would have slapped that on.

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