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Deck Anti-Slip

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Created by Mikeval Two weeks ago, 7 May 2019
Mikeval
5 posts
7 May 2019 2:20AM
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I noticed the deck on my Bic 160L is super slippery when not on the padded area. What's the best way to add some texture as I prefer to sail barefoot as opposed to wearing some sort of rubbery water shoe type thing.

Thanks
Mike

sausage
QLD, 4781 posts
7 May 2019 8:20AM
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Just use epoxy resin (West system 5:1 or Bote Cote non-yellowing 2:1 ratio). 50 to 60 grams/mils will easily cover a board with a tiny amount of spare resin left over. Grab a small foam roller from Supercheap auto / Bunnings. Make sure the roller is wet with resin but not dripping (so work the resin out in the roller tray) and roll the entire board making sure not to miss any areas. Resin coating should be very thin so make sure there's no excessive build up. No need to hurry (but don't dawdle) as epoxy will give you enough time to sprinkle the granules (Intergrip granules) over. Easiest way to broadcast the granules is drill the lid of the Intergip container with a 2mm bit heaps of times to approx half the lid (semi-circle) - make sure you've done this before mixing up resin though.

Hold the container about 30-40cm above board surface and tap the container as you go to get a nice even spread. Be quite generous with the broadcasting as the grains that don't stick will just fall off once it's all set (in fact you can blow away any excess that hasn't stuck to the resin).

Usually it'll take 4-5hours for resin to be touch dry but 24hours to ensure it's fully cured. Wash or brush down or just leave until your next sail.

Tips - make sure board is clean and don't touch it with your bare hands after cleaning down
-remove masking tape almost as soon as you've finished broadcasting granules
- if unsure do a test run on an old board or similar surface just to get a feel. It'll only set you back a roller and a small amount of resin.

*Intergrip granules by International Paints......www.whitworths.com.au/pnt-intergrip-125g


Imax1
VIC, 1867 posts
7 May 2019 9:19AM
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^^^^
Unless its a plastic coated board , ( which it may be being a BIC ). The resin wont stick .
If it is a plastic coated board , sticky back EVA deck grip sheet works good .

sausage
QLD, 4781 posts
7 May 2019 9:29AM
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Imax1 said..
^^^^
Unless its a plastic coated board , ( which it may be being a BIC ). The resin wont stick .
If it is a plastic coated board , sticky back EVA deck grip sheet works good .




Ah yes Imax, that is the caveat! www.asap-direct.com/upload/2017%20BicSport%20Technology.pdf



Manuel7
260 posts
7 May 2019 9:10AM
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I sprayed clear coat and non slip granules. Use a spoon and blow the dust over the heavy wet coat.

Stuthepirate
SA, 3475 posts
7 May 2019 10:49AM
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I use wax.
It is a board after all.

olskool
QLD, 1283 posts
7 May 2019 11:48AM
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Rustoluem Clear Satin spray with intergrip particles. Sticks to any type of board regardless of build type.

Stretchy
WA, 443 posts
7 May 2019 7:42PM
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Epoxy and sugar worked for me

Subsonic
WA, 1584 posts
7 May 2019 9:49PM
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Stretchy said..
Epoxy and sugar worked for me


+1

same process sausage said, but a $2 pack of caster sugar as the medium is much cheaper. Wash or sail after 2days. Grippy as, but not feet tearing. Make sure you give the board a good wash beforehand.

Manuel7
260 posts
8 May 2019 11:16AM
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Sugar may attract ants, salt may sweat, acrylic dust is best. That non slip spray is probably the easiest!



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