First, all the tan gel coat is sanded of by
several workers over a period of a week. After some prep
work, the boat is masked, and decks sprayed with a white
primer. More finish prep work is done to the primed decks,
and then decks are sprayed with 3 coats of Awlgrip egg
shell white color. All the grooves are now masked with a
fine line tape. Decks are now sprayed with 3 coats of
Awlgrip castle tan color mixed with fine Awlgrip grit. The
mixed in grit gives you a better non skid than the
original decks. You now pull the fine line tape, and
voila...beautiful new decks.
This is a very labor intensive process, and
requires a yard in some part of the world with lower labor
cost to make it cost effective. You also need a fairly
talented painting contractor to do the work, and an owner
willing to be there to keep everyone honest. It our case,
all of that happened in Trinidad in 2016.
Let me know if you need any other info or
pictures of the end result.
Aloha SM 72
On the subject of the deck strips,
in order to retain the timber grain effect of the
stripes, how was the preparation achieved.
Obviously, by sanding the deck would sand away the
timber grain effect to a smoother finish.
Barry & Robyn
Tradewinds III SM 171
On 7/2/19 9:41 am, Bill
No, it is a match to waterline
color of the Amel 55.
I guess the non-directed
question was not meant for me.
the Awlgrip (Desert Sand) a
match to the deck color?
Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K -
cruising - Santa
you didn't specify who you
were asking, I will
answer: Awlgrip desert
sand is what I used on
BeBe 387. It is the color
of the 55.
was the color of
Awlgrip that you
used on the hull