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Non-Skid

Post by 2stinger » Fri Aug 03, 2007 1:03 pm

The nonskid that you guys sell for the S3 paint, is it the S3 nonskid or is it just silica sand?

The paint literature talks of S3 nonskid consisting of a clear polycarbonate plastic aggregate.


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Post by tech_support » Fri Aug 03, 2007 1:36 pm

The non-skid we stock is from another supplier, its not just sand - but it does contain silica. Its lighter and will suspend in the paint, straight sand will settle to the bottom of the paint.

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Post by Gary McCusker » Fri Aug 03, 2007 11:08 pm

Nice stuff. Does what you want it to do.You can sand over it lightly and reapply more coats.

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Post by 2stinger » Thu Aug 23, 2007 1:04 pm

I have looked at e few threads on non-skid application.

I was watching John Gravith-kith and he used a roller and a piece of cardboard to even out the non-skid. He would dip the roller in the paint and then roll it out on the cardboard to even the non-skid. Then he rolled it out on the deck.

Has anyone tried it this way? I have done some non-skid in the past and the hardest part is getting it somewhat even.
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Post by tech_support » Thu Aug 23, 2007 1:25 pm

2stinger wrote:I have looked at e few threads on non-skid application.

I was watching John Gravith-kith and he used a roller and a piece of cardboard to even out the non-skid. He would dip the roller in the paint and then roll it out on the cardboard to even the non-skid. Then he rolled it out on the deck.

Has anyone tried it this way? I have done some non-skid in the past and the hardest part is getting it somewhat even.
Yes, you can do that, and it helps if the non-skid is heavy (like sand). The last couple times I use the non-skid we sell. I just used a small paint roller tray, no issues with it being uneven

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Post by tech_support » Thu Aug 23, 2007 3:15 pm

Its timely :) that I just received some new non-skid samples from a prospective supplier.

I have to test them to see which we may sell/use so i may as well take some video of painting on non-skid. :!:

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Post by Evan_Gatehouse » Thu Aug 23, 2007 5:22 pm

My best success was a mixture of 2 techniques:

- mix some into paint
- sprinkle some into wet paint with a big salt shaker to get more in areas that needed more to get a more even coverage.
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Post by 2stinger » Mon Aug 27, 2007 12:47 pm

I am ready to non-skid and the instructions say to add the non-skid to desired amount. Doe's anyone have an idea of how much is good or how much to start with?

Also with the S3 should you reduce the paint to a brushing thickness or not at all. I think this would have an effect on the suspension of the non-skid.
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Post by tech_support » Mon Aug 27, 2007 1:08 pm

I like no more than 20% by volume, if you need more then roll on another coat later with no more than another 20%. If you try to put too much in a one coat, it will get clumpy.

We did the test of the new non-skid additive last week. Today I'm working on the video.

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Post by tech_support » Fri Sep 14, 2007 9:57 am

OK, I just posted a shop clip at youtube on applying non-skid.

There are many valid ways of doing non-skid, this is way we do it....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCZjriaxUP0

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