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Old April 10th, 2011, 08:10 PM
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Just did the non skid on the boat with this. Gotta say I am totally smitten.
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Old April 10th, 2011, 08:29 PM
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looks like cool stuff, I wonder if it would hide the terrible fiberglass repair I did on my sailboats bow?
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Old April 11th, 2011, 08:20 AM
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Yes it will hide a multitude of sins. Here's a "during" pic of the foredeck just before I pulled all the tape. Taped edges are crisp. I tried it with bare feet and it is not uncomfortable.
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Old April 11th, 2011, 08:46 AM
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Thanks,
I'm gonna give it a shot, I was going to go with the fake teak, but this seems a lot easier.
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Old April 11th, 2011, 11:49 AM
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Taping was the most time consuming and painful part of the process. Getting the corner radii cut out was excruciating. If I had decent knee pads or a kneeling pad I would have been more comfortable. A can of PVC glue was the perfect corner radius. A top from a can of 205 was my inner corner cut guide.
When cutting the tape around deck fittings I used a large washer (1/2x1 1/2")laid flat on the deck. You place the tip of your knife inside the washer hole and then you roll the washer around the fitting as you cut. Obviously the diameter of the inner hole vs the outer diameter of the washer will determine the offset of the cut. Don't push hard and don't let the washer flip up. I got around the water fill and the anchor roller that way. I thought about doing the same thing around the windlass but if I ever get a different one it would leave a scar. Wish I had gotten a pic of the deck after the tape was off but I figured I could do that any time.
The nice thing is that it goes on very easy and in two hours you're done ready or not. I'd put it up against Treadmaster or Sea Dek any day. When it gets funky you just give it a fresh coat.
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Old April 11th, 2011, 02:26 PM
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Is it herculiner-esqe? Thoughts on applications beyond a boat?
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Old April 11th, 2011, 03:07 PM
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In the photo gallery some SFB painted his entire Disco in the stuff. There are thousands of uses for Durabak, and I'm going to tell you all about them r i g h t n o w....
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This is inspiring.

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Yeah... don't care about thousands of uses, just those that may be relevant to the forum theme. Most DIY liners seem to end up like monkey butt, yet you claim to be smitten.


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Old April 11th, 2011, 04:59 PM
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free your mind Paul. I don't know if I'd coat a vehicle in this stuff, but for lining the floors and tub I'd say yah. That's kinda why I put it here and not on the misc chit.
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