Another SK14

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Re: Another SK14

Post by Dougster » Thu May 04, 2017 1:53 pm

Thanks Terrulian, Jacques and son did come up with a neat design. Since my last post, however, she looks a little less cool. I noticed some kiwigrip coming up around the battery box where it had rubbed. I grabbed a corner and look here 8O 8O

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Massive Kiwigrip failure. So massive that getting it off was a simple 30 minute job with a putty knife:

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Fifteen minutes of cleanup later and she's back to basics, slick as a whistle:

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Too slick I'd guess. I did hand sand it with 220, but it seems like there wasn't enough of a "key" to adhere :doh: If you're gonna screw up a paint job, then screw it up good like this. The adhesion was so poor I got it all off in a half hour! It was several years old kiwigrip too, so maybe that was a problem? I'll some new kiwi and check out the prep better. Might post upstairs in the epoxy/paint section. I'm not out much $$ or time, so it's not a big deal, but, wow!

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Re: Another SK14

Post by Jeff » Thu May 04, 2017 2:46 pm

Wow Dougster, This is the first time I have seen Kiwi react this way. Keep me up to date on this issue!! Jeff

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Re: Another SK14

Post by Jeff » Thu May 04, 2017 7:34 pm

Dougster, did you keep the KiwiGrip in an area where it could have been exposed to freezing temps? Jeff

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Re: Another SK14

Post by Newt » Thu May 04, 2017 11:46 pm

For a bad thing, you came out pretty good. :D

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Re: Another SK14

Post by topwater » Fri May 05, 2017 8:33 am

When i put down my Kiwi i sanded the primer with 80 grit paper , no problems yet.
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Re: Another SK14

Post by bateau-webmaster » Fri May 05, 2017 9:34 am

Looks like you put it on over topcoat, and being shiny there's not enough surface area to grab onto. I'd take it down to primer in spots you want to kiwi-grip with 80 grit or coarser.
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Re: Another SK14

Post by Dougster » Fri May 05, 2017 11:03 am

I'm pretty sure it's the shiny top coat. The instructions say it's ok to apply over a topcoat, but knock off the shine. My little 220 grit hand sanding just didn't get it. I did notice it adhered better right at the tape line, where I concentrated more on the sanding. So no big deal, it was six or more year old kiwi grip anyway. I'll sand much better with 180 then put some fresh Kiwi on and I bet it's fine. I sure am glad I did a completely bad job of sanding. Half better would have made things a pita. As it is, it was nothing to remove.

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Re: Another SK14

Post by bateau-webmaster » Fri May 05, 2017 1:23 pm

Yeah, I'm sure the age of the product didn't help. A good sanding and a fresh coat of new product should have you good as new.
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Re: Another SK14

Post by JohnC » Tue May 09, 2017 3:56 pm

Hey Dougster,
Congratulations on the splash (both of them)! 8) You'll get the Kiwi thing figured out.
Ramp 11 off of Tanglewood should be pretty quiet (that may be where you were).
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