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Old 08-23-2019, 12:34 AM
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Has anyone used a tinted bedliner to redo a non skid deck? I sprayed a truck bed with an arctic white tinted raptor liner that looked really nice when done but never saw the guy again so no idea on long term durability or colour retention. Seems like it would be a tough non skid option and a pretty quick spray in job. Boat is a 2300 Striper so not overly keen to invest thousands in to a full professional job. Only reason I'm asking is because we were just about to install Seadek but after seeing how staind it gets I'm over that idea.
Old 08-23-2019, 07:05 AM
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I plan to use Monstaliner on my project. I've never used it, but have seen it applied and it looked good. Guy claimed it had been down a couple years and it looked like new.
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Old 08-25-2019, 06:39 AM
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I have been thinking about this for the last week. I have an old boat Im putting a floor in for a customer and we need some kind of nonskid. While researching the raptorliner I found out they make a nonskid additive you add before spraying. Was thinking the tin table stuff with whatever contrast Color you want added would look great. We usually use grip additive in gelcoat or awlgrip and roll it on.
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So I used U-pol raptorliner in the cabin on my walkaround. I went with white and it is some tough stuff. I rolled it on over a year ago and it is still holding up well.
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I used liner-xtreeme on e-bay u can get the spray guns with the kit
worked great u can use with or without non-skid they offer a lot of colors.

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I used SEM brand tinted light gray on my seacraft 10 years ago and it still looks pretty good. Easy to tape off around hatches and gutters to get professional look. Get a cheap Shultz gun at harbor freight and you wont even have to clean up.
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I know this thread has been idle for a while but Im curious if anyone has any updates on their projects? Im considering using a bed liner on the deck of a project boat. I have a few questions about it. Did you grind all the old nonskid down to a smooth surface prior to putting bed liner on it? Was it worth all that effort, if you did have to grind it down? Thanks in advance!

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Upol Raptor has been good for me on several boats Ive restored.
key is prep and using the right product for adhesion.
I grind the nonskid down being very careful to keep flat as possible when grinding!
it will open up and reveal porosity in the glass if any when you go through the gel coat in places.
so after grinding and clean up and youre ready for primer...
which I use a good quality epoxy primer that calls for an induction time.
prime it 2 coats and look for pinholes to fill before you spray your bed liner.
fill these with totalfair fairing compound or similar and sand everything down with 180 grit.
wipe with a wax and grease remover and shoot it.
I like the raptor varinozzle gun turned 3 turns out on the tip.
2 coats and let it sit for a week before you use it!
on mixing...
3 ounces of base coat toner to a quart of tintable activated liner.
good luck!

a lot of work but worth it!

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