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Re: Kiwi grip

Post by Fuzz » Sun Aug 06, 2017 12:47 pm

Like everything I am betting the prep has a lot to do with it. And of course what it is going over. I have some Kiwi Grip peeling up on my dory but I am sure it is something I did wrong. One other thing I had happen. I had a gas can turn over and leak onto the Kiwi Grip. It was probably there one hour. It had turned the Kiwi Grip into a soft gooey mess. Is this normal :doh:



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Re: Kiwi grip

Post by topwater » Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:42 pm

I don't know about gas but i know acetone will take it right off 8O
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Re: Kiwi grip

Post by Aripeka Angler » Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:12 pm

Jeff wrote:
Sun Aug 06, 2017 9:10 am
AA, really good info on the boast and the S3 paint!! Hope you have a great trip to Alaska!! Jeff
Thank you Jeff!
It was 96'F on the left coast of Florida today. I'm ready for some cool temps. :D
Supposed to be 45'F for low temps in Sterling, AK where we will spend most of our time.
Sterling is really close to where Fuzz lives.
Back to the topic of the OP...
The problem with the Kiwi on this boat is absolutely due to the S3 falling off.
I actually visited CL 3 times while he was building "No Excuse".
Firsthand knowledge of the building of this boat tells me that lack of prepping was not the problem.
This generation of S3 was terrible, I literally blew the paint off my XF with a garden hose after the boat spent a year a year in the sun.
As for gas on Kiwi, it will soften it.
We left a carry on can on the deck of my son's GF12 and it swelled in the sun. The can spewed gas on the Kiwi and if did soften it. I discovered the problem and hosed down the Kiwi with copious quantities of fresh water. I left it alone and it hardened back up.
I know about the S3 under the Kiwi because I had the same problem. :wink:
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Re: Kiwi grip

Post by Jeff » Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:36 pm

Thanks again AA!! The initial report fromTomW1 worried me as I do not want to sell a poor product!! Enjoy Alaska and really enjoy the cool temps up there!! Tell Fuzz hello from all of us!! Jeff

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