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Old 11-09-2018, 12:41 PM
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So i did quite a bit of research befor going with kiwigrip for my deck coat. The reason I picked kiwigrip is because of the of the amount of coats needed and I liked the way it looks. I did see some bad reviews of it staying clean. I did a lot of prep to avoid some of the issues people run into with life expectancy. So now I’m all taped and ready to rock with the textured roller. Going through my cabinets looking for a tray for the brush and roller, i came across my raptor liner spray gun and started to think; this might be a slam dunk. Kiwigrip is almost the same viscosity as the raptor liner and my truck bed came out looking professional.
What are your thoughts on this? Has anyone out there sprayed this stuff? Maybe i will hit a piece of plywood while i wait for some replies.

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Old 11-09-2018, 01:17 PM
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way more masking involved and part of what makes it "grip" (nonskid) is the textured roller
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Old 11-09-2018, 01:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Raybo Marine NY View Post
way more masking involved and part of what makes it "grip" (nonskid) is the textured roller
Yes, I am aware of the extra spray prep. As for the texture it would get the texture from the spray instead of the roller. The way the raptor liner achieved its texture was dependent on what psi I dialed the regulator to. I guess im just going to have to try it on a text piece. Thanks for your input though.
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if you are going to mask and spray why not use a better easier to use product that is also a chemical cure?
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Old 11-09-2018, 01:53 PM
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No, I think it would make it more difficult to clean. You can control the product just fine with a small plastic notched trowel and a nappy roller. If you are worried about keeping it clean use as little as needed to get the desired result. Putting it on thick leaves little pockets for dirt.

If you spray use a better product .
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Old 11-09-2018, 03:10 PM
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It's not meant to be sprayed. you will not achieve the results you are seeking. The entire premise of the kiwi grip is the "loopy roller" to make the "nonskid" w/ troughs, valleys and peaks. If you are going to insist on spraying a nonskid, do Imron or Awlgrip, not kiwi grip. In fact, I would encourage you to use a product OTHER than Kiwigrip: I've done 4 boats or so w/ the product: initially it looks great. But, it is NOT durable: it will wear thin in higher traffic areas. It does not clean perfectly.

To summarize, no, you can not shoot kiwi grip and expect to get nonskid results.
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Old 11-09-2018, 04:10 PM
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Check with the folks at Spray Linings and Coatings. They have a high quality/high solids coating for marine applications, made to be sprayed. Can control the texture with granule size mixed in.
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Awlgrip with gripted mixed in
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Old 11-10-2018, 06:58 AM
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Alright, thanks everyone for the help. Your coments steered me in the direction to follow the manufacturers recomendation. I apreciate the sound advice, it probably saved me time and headache in the long run.
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Old 11-10-2018, 07:07 AM
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I would do one of two things:

- roll or spray awlgrip mixed with griptex or something simar
- roll on gelcoat with a nappy roller to create texture.

im not a big fan of the one part products like kiwi-grip we had it on my last boat and it did not last more than 3-4 years.

We did awlgrip on the current boat and it is fantastic
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Originally Posted by raptor660 View Post
Check with the folks at Spray Linings and Coatings. They have a high quality/high solids coating for marine applications, made to be sprayed. Can control the texture with granule size mixed in.
That stuff looks awesome, maybe next time.
Thanks for the sugestion.
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Originally Posted by sammythetuna View Post
I would do one of two things:

- roll or spray awlgrip mixed with griptex or something simar
- roll on gelcoat with a nappy roller to create texture.

im not a big fan of the one part products like kiwi-grip we had it on my last boat and it did not last more than 3-4 years.

We did awlgrip on the current boat and it is fantastic
To late, did it yesterday. We will see how it holds up. I Should have asked this comunity first. Im sure that there will be a new and improved product out in 4-5 years.
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To late, did it yesterday. We will see how it holds up. I Should have asked this comunity first. Im sure that there will be a new and improved product out in 4-5 years.
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looks good, need a close up of the texture. am about to use kiwi grip. this is what i would really want to do, but i cant get all the materials here.

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So i pianted it at night and then headed into work the next day for a 72hr shift. I was less excited with the results after the kiwigrip dried. I will get that close up texture pic after some touch ups.
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