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I was planning on using the product KIWIGRIP because of its claims of "paint over lightly prepped gelcoat"

More specifically has anyone used it over their diamond non-skid gelcoat deck? My diamond is old and this seems like a great product with just enough prep work for the DIY dude?

http://www.pyiinc.com/KiwiGrip/index.html
 

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I used it on my skiff. Its good stuff, very easy to work with. Make sure to mask off good because it will fly everywhere.

Edit: I responded before reading the whole post. Mine was applied over primed 6 wt fg cloth not faired at all. You can faintly see the pattern through it in places if you really look.
I would also be wary of applying too thick because it can get air bubbles in it that will pop after it cures.
 

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So my concern is covering over the non skid and getting good adhesion with the kiwigrip. Has anyone painted straight over gelcoat non skid???

BTW thanks for the pictures that looks great!!!
 

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I did on the HPS rebuild. You can see the non-skid in some areas where the KG is thin. Next time I'd put on a thicker coat to hide all of the non-skid texture.
 

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I did on the HPS rebuild. You can see the non-skid in some areas where the KG is thin. Next time I'd put on a thicker coat to hide all of the non-skid texture.

pic???
 

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Boat is out of town right now. I'll have back in about two weeks, will get you a picture then.
 

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Here's a link to gramps' rebuild. It shows the nonskid well.

http://www.microskiff.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1378230042/135
 
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