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 Post subject: Re: Hairline Cracks in NonSkid
PostPosted: 20 Aug 2019 19:32 
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Able Bodied Seaman

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Have you considered Kiwi Grip? You can isolate one panel of non skid and apply the covering to monitor just that area for wear and stopping the intrusion of water. It would be worth a try. I realize that the afore mentioned casting a mold would not be suitable for an extensive repair as you show. Kiwi grip is very forgiving and easy to clean up. Very easy to re-apply as well.


 
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 Post subject: Re: Hairline Cracks in NonSkid
PostPosted: 21 Aug 2019 20:09 
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Gibco flexmold has all the patterns and tools to help fix this problem. good amount of instructional videos and tech support. They do have the Tartan 37 deck pattern.

https://gibcoflexmold.com/


 
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 Post subject: Re: Hairline Cracks in NonSkid
PostPosted: 22 Aug 2019 11:25 
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Thanks for your feedback, comments.
You guys have giving me a few good options.
At lest a have DIY options.
Has any body used a product called Magic EZY ?


 
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 Post subject: Re: Hairline Cracks in NonSkid
PostPosted: 16 Sep 2019 08:32 
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Photos before and after. Repaired with MagicEZY.
Not sure how well this will work, but it's worth a try...


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 Post subject: Re: Hairline Cracks in NonSkid
PostPosted: 16 Sep 2019 18:53 
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I would not rush into anything. I have owned my boat for 27 years and it has some hairline cracks that have never developed into anything. If the deck gets worse or spongy or you see something from the underside that looks like a leak, do something. I think it is very possible to overreact. You might try some Captain Tolley’s Creeping Crack Sealer (Yes that is a real product). I am not sure it does anything, but I have heard folks say it works.
FWIW.
Ray Durkee


 
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 Post subject: Re: Hairline Cracks in NonSkid
PostPosted: 17 Sep 2019 07:05 
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That product worked great. The cracks are gone and a clear match on color. Of course, unless it is more flexible than the original material, it is likely to crack again, but it did the job for hiding the cracks.

I'll have to look into this product as well as the others mention above.

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 Post subject: Re: Hairline Cracks in NonSkid
PostPosted: 18 Sep 2019 09:41 
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I used the MagicEZY cream color to match my nonskid.
It's a bit shiny at certain angles in direct sun, otherwise I can't tell the difference.
I used an old sewing needle to clean out the cracks which surprisingly where not that deep. It comes in a very small tube and is around $27.00/ tube. Truly a band aid solution. There's a YOU TUBE VIDEO on this stuff.

My deck is sound, I'm hoping to keep water/ freeze thaw at bay this winter on the hard next to the frigid shores of Lake Superior.

Fair winds everybody.
Nick.


 
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 Post subject: Re: Hairline Cracks in NonSkid
PostPosted: 18 Sep 2019 17:58 
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Shiny huh? I guess it is intended for patching small areas with simple effort, so they don't offer a flattener like a two-part paint.

I painted the deck of my last boat and used the max amount of flattener.
It looked great, but even the non-skid area was very slippery when wet.
I went over the non-skid with 00, or 000 bronze wool. It didn't change the appearance (since it was already flat), but it removed all the slick n' slide effect.

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