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Old 03-09-2004, 11:12 PM
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The sand stuff is no good. The real way is in the mold but I hear you can get the same diamond out of the mold. I would say make a mold and glass the "patch" down. it can't be easy, spill the beans dude. Too Old, those look new, are they. Man this is a keeper for sure.
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audio i thank the patternis in the mold but i v'e seen a rubber mat with the pattern on it
Yes you are correct but there has to be a way for me to add a nice non skid after the fact????

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Man this is a keeper for sure.
Ya that is what we said about the Cig, Sonic, Skater, and on and on and on
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Best glass shop in town uses this method for small areas. I guess it can sorta be tweaked to work on larger areas.

Find a section of flat glass that has the desired nonskid pattern. Clean it and then shoot mold release on it. Make a little dam with modeling clay to contain the area you want. Pour liquid urethane on the surface and fill to about 1/8" thick. Let it set up and peel it off.

Shoot gelcoat on your new surface pretty thick. Spray the urethane with mold release and start at one end and "roll" it onto the wet gel. Let it set. Peel it off.

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Best glass shop in town uses this method for small areas. I guess it can sorta be tweaked to work on larger areas.

Find a section of flat glass that has the desired nonskid pattern. Clean it and then shoot mold release on it. Make a little dam with modeling clay to contain the area you want. Pour liquid urethane on the surface and fill to about 1/8" thick. Let it set up and peel it off.

Shoot gelcoat on your new surface pretty thick. Spray the urethane with mold release and start at one end and "roll" it onto the wet gel. Let it set. Peel it off.

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I understand that method however the problem is that I do not have any non skid on there that is good enough for me to get a mold off. Also on this boat there is not really a pattern it is just a rough surface. I can put back anything that I want so the sky is the limit...

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go to any auto body shop that does spray on bed liners... your done
problem it usually black.. maybe you could paint it..

just joking.....
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No, I got colored bedliner from a place for my Whaler. They made it a light blue for $25 extra. Bought it in a kit. I sprayed it in. That crap gets everywhere...

as far as the nonskid, I kind of had in mind that you might get a pattern off a center console boat or something.
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Jon,
Could you possibly have the Line-X guys spray it on your floor? They do a nice job and it would be definately durable. They spray their product on alot of other things besides truck beds.
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Jon,

Spray or roll with Awl-Grip, "US Paint". They have coarse plastic bubbles that can be added to the paint. If you spray, be sure to have a large enough tip for your gun. Rolling may be easier and you'll have a bit more control over the areas you're covering.

Forget any diamond shapes and such designs. Adds too much weight to the boat. Besides, this isn't for a fishing boat now is it?
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Audiofn,
There is a fiberglass dealer here on the Island that had what you need. I do believe it was rolled on and forgot the name of the product. If you haven't found what your looking for e-mail and I'll get you his ph#. I've tried the additive from West marine that I had mixed into Imron but wish I would have known about this other stuff. Stan

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