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Old 03-10-2004, 08:09 AM
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Jon, my glass buddy uses a trick little method that works well. Spray the gel on. Wait until it just starts to thicken ( kick ) then roll the desired area with a "GOOP LOOP" paint roller. The kind used to apply texture paint or plaster made of little loops of rubber instead of bristles on the roller. Its a less aggressive non skid than the sand type finnish but very effective.
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Jon, I don't know if this is the kind you are looking for, but we install epoxy flooring, and I called the makers of the material to find out what I could to to make it non skid. They told me to get aluminum oxide like is used to make sandpaper and broadcast it onto the sealer before it dries. I couldn't find any aluminum oxide, so I bought some bead blasting media in a five gallon bucket from Grainger. It was like $30/bucket. I bought the fine stuff so it wouldn't sand peoples feet off. I imagine you could do the same with gel. Broadcast more than you think you need, because about half of it won't stick.
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Jon, my glass buddy uses a trick little method that works well. Spray the gel on. Wait until it just starts to thicken ( kick ) then roll the desired area with a "GOOP LOOP" paint roller. The kind used to apply texture paint or plaster made of little loops of rubber instead of bristles on the roller. Its a less aggressive non skid than the sand type finnish but very effective.
This is a good method, just practice on a sheet of plywood before so you get a feel for how much pressure to apply and what patterns you want.
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Slap some Perelli Rubber flooring in there
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Jon, we added a non-skid substance (looks like very fine sand) to clear coat and used a paint roller to put it on the center front strip on my Cafe. It turned out very well.
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The material I'm talking about is called Gibco Flex-mold. Go to www.spectrumcolor.com. I also have info I can fax you if you get me a fax number. This is the way the boat manufacturers repair non skid. You can get it for any brand of boat, formula uses part number 315.

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The material I'm talking about is called Gibco Flex-mold. Go to www.sprectrumcolor.com. I also have info I can fax you if you get me a fax number. This is the way the boat manufacturers repair non skid. You can get it for any brand of boat, formula uses part number 315.
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That Flexmold looks like something that I should use when we do my fathers boat. Thanks for that link. I got some other ideas from Minicraft that should work.

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Sorry, I fixed the link.
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