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Created by mob dog Two weeks ago, 8 Feb 2020
mob dog
NSW, 15 posts
8 Feb 2020 9:02AM
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Hi all,
Im going to repaint one of my favourite old boards with epoxy paint and then want to put the non slip coat over the top in clear, does anyone know the best product for this application?

FNQBilly
QLD, 77 posts
8 Feb 2020 9:40AM
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I've been more than happy with the old trick of using a very fine coating of epoxy - just enough to wet the surface and sprinkle on sugar. Caster Sugar, not the regular. The regular stuff tears your knees apart ??.
When dry, you just wash off the excess and bazinga, job done. Lasts a long time and cost effective ??.

mob dog
NSW, 15 posts
8 Feb 2020 12:56PM
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FNQBilly said..
I've been more than happy with the old trick of using a very fine coating of epoxy - just enough to wet the surface and sprinkle on sugar. Caster Sugar, not the regular. The regular stuff tears your knees apart ??.
When dry, you just wash off the excess and bazinga, job done. Lasts a long time and cost effective ??.


Ah yes Ive done it before with regular sugar and that's exactly how it turned out, it worked to good it was like 40 grit sandpaper, finer caster sugar ! , brilliant I think I'll do it that way

Pacey
WA, 150 posts
8 Feb 2020 11:06AM
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Use caster sugar and sprinkle on with a kitchen strainer or sieve to get it distributed evenly. Whatever you do don't apply paint or resin over the top of the sugar, that will turn it into coarse grit abrasive

olskool
QLD, 1652 posts
8 Feb 2020 1:30PM
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Ive regripped a few boards now. I use Rustoleum Satin clear spray paint with intergrip acrylic particles. 1 can will easily do a shortboard. Spray an even coat on a section of the board sprinkle on particles to desired grip. Then as you spray the next part of board you lightly spray over already gripped section. Let it cure for a day, then go play. Lasts pretty good too. After 2 years sailing i had to only re apply where front foot goes when trying to get board planing.$15 should see you back on the water.

mob dog
NSW, 15 posts
8 Feb 2020 4:35PM
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Pacey said..
Use caster sugar and sprinkle on with a kitchen strainer or sieve to get it distributed evenly. Whatever you do don't apply paint or resin over the top of the sugar, that will turn it into coarse grit abrasive



Ok got it, thin coat of clear epoxy, evenly sprinkle caster sugar and do not touch until fully set, then wash away sugar, sounds like a lot better way to do it than messing around with spray guns etc. Thanks heaps guys.

Imax1
QLD, 2410 posts
8 Feb 2020 5:27PM
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I find best results using one third normal and two thirds caster .
Tape off area .
Apply thin , ( thin , but not too thin ), layer of clear resin with a small fluffy throw away roller . 2 roller pack at Bunnings for $2.50
Totally cover with sugar and blow off excess. Best done on lawn instead of garage.
Peel off tape straight away .
Wash off sugar when cured.
Gently , very gently , rub over grip , wet , with 600 wet n dry sand paper .
What you end up with is knee friendly super grip that lasts forever .

choco
SA, 3505 posts
8 Feb 2020 6:20PM
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I use my feet when sailing, haven't tried using my knees

My old AB slalom board got a bit of a make over, I usually use 2 pac clear but for some reason it didn't work this time(high humidity may have caused this) so went with thin layer of resin and turned out sweet used mix of white sugar and castor sugar, going to nickname the board the Rabbi if my knees ever make contact with that deck.




LeeD
1008 posts
9 Feb 2020 3:41AM
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Been using clear paint spray and salt.

legless
WA, 818 posts
9 Feb 2020 7:10AM
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Monster Grip if you can find a seller.


BSN101
WA, 1794 posts
9 Feb 2020 8:26AM
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choco said..
I use my feet when sailing, haven't tried using my knees

My old AB slalom board got a bit of a make over, I usually use 2 pac clear but for some reason it didn't work this time(high humidity may have caused this) so went with thin layer of resin and turned out sweet used mix of white sugar and castor sugar, going to nickname the board the Rabbi if my knees ever make contact with that deck.





What size is the AB+? I have 59&54. Little bro is in the shop (grrr) love love love the 59. Control fast enough for me and my feet fit on deck

alvadave
QLD, 53 posts
9 Feb 2020 11:23AM
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This from 40 years ago.


Mort67
TAS, 322 posts
9 Feb 2020 12:48PM
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I went with Olskool's spray pack ($13 at Bunnings) and the sugar. I hadn't realised how much grip had worn off until the foot slipped a couple of times recently. Curing now
Mort

LeeD
1008 posts
9 Feb 2020 10:23AM
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Salt and a can of clearcoat costs 5 dollars.

choco
SA, 3505 posts
9 Feb 2020 2:36PM
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BSN101 said..

choco said..
I use my feet when sailing, haven't tried using my knees

My old AB slalom board got a bit of a make over, I usually use 2 pac clear but for some reason it didn't work this time(high humidity may have caused this) so went with thin layer of resin and turned out sweet used mix of white sugar and castor sugar, going to nickname the board the Rabbi if my knees ever make contact with that deck.





What size is the AB+? I have 59&54. Little bro is in the shop (grrr) love love love the 59. Control fast enough for me and my feet fit on deck


It's the 54, they come out with the best board covers as well

choco
SA, 3505 posts
9 Feb 2020 2:50PM
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LeeD said..
Salt and a bottle of tequila

olskool
QLD, 1652 posts
9 Feb 2020 3:00PM
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Mort67, let me know how the sugar goes with the spray can. I normally use intergrip acrylic dust. The particle is what gives the grip. The clear coat just holds it there.When sugar or salt is used, its the void in the epoxy resin created from washing away the salt or sugar that gives the grip.

Mort67
TAS, 322 posts
9 Feb 2020 9:11PM
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LeeD said..
Salt and a can of clearcoat costs 5 dollars.


Maaate.. we're in Australia (Straya).
The land of paying too much for everything and being told how lucky we are to do so.

mark62
332 posts
9 Feb 2020 6:25PM
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I recent refurbished a couple of old speed boards. For the non slip, Before applying the non slip, I tried several different options on a piece of plywood. Tried salt, sugar and a couple of different purpose made non slip additives (bought on eBay). I've added a link below to the one which came out the best. I used two pack polyurethane clear coat applied with a roller, it looks great and feels like it will last for ages.

www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-x-1lt-Dose-Anti-Slip-Additive-Granules-Ideal-For-Any-Floor-Or-Deck/332897286279?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

Orange Whip
QLD, 693 posts
9 Feb 2020 8:28PM
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alvadave said..
This from 40 years ago.




I would have bought it, the advert is very persuasive for some reason

2alluring
QLD, 101 posts
13 Feb 2020 3:29PM
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What do they use on new production boards??

mark62
332 posts
13 Feb 2020 9:30PM
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2alluring
QLD, 101 posts
16 Feb 2020 12:18PM
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For those who might be interested, did a re-grip on my 107 today. This was my process.....

Started out with 180 on the orbital which made me quickly realize how thin the original grip was when i started sanding through the decals in no time at all. So gave it a very quick once over to knock it down as flat as possible without sanding through too much.



Taped up and finished sanding with a medium sponge block. Thinking the Medium would be course enough for a good key in for the new coat.





Dusted down with air and cleaned thoroughly with degreaser.








Sprayed it with a coat of Wattyl colourthane clear top coat ( i have this product on hand as i am a cabinetmaker and do my own finishing in house)Its a bit of an experiment to see how it will hold up in this situation, it is an extremely hard and durable finish on furniture so will see....

I used the International intergrip and applied it through a normal suction spray gun with 2mm tip, it flowed through surprisingly very well!!

As i was applying the grip aggregate i soon realized i had been a bit light on with the clear coat and was having trouble with the grip not hanging on. So rushing around with clear coat gun in one hand and grip gun in the other managed to even it up fairly well i think!!!
Next time i would defiantly just put a heavier coat of clear on to start with, was spraying through 1.4mm tip so a reasonably heavy coat would still dry quite thin i expect.
Gave it a bit of a light cover coat as per video above, and i think it looks the goods.
Will see how it feels when it drys, and the real test will be on the water no doubt.

mkseven
QLD, 2250 posts
16 Feb 2020 1:09PM
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^ Will be a million times better than the grip starboard had on. If you go too heavy with the clear say around pads you can fix it easy anyway, just overload that section with intergrip & most will rub off after dry.

& everyone else, just do it with a clear of your choice & International Intergrip, a tub of it lasts forever & does heaps of boards. Doesn't rip ** out of your sails/wetties/skin & the clear doesn't yellow like epoxy, doesn't cost a fortune & it looks like a board should at re-sale.



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