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Have any of you replaced carpet with non skid finish?

Posted By: Mo

Have any of you replaced carpet with non skid finish? - 08/09/20 05:02 PM

What product did you use? How has it worked out. ?
I only have carpet on a couple of hatches and the front deck. ,,but is starting to turn loose. Only Lasted 20 years. 😃

Thanks
Mo
Posted By: Fishin' Nut

Re: Have any of you replaced carpet with non skid finish? - 08/10/20 01:21 PM

Following. My 2004 Lund carpet is getting pretty worn out. I'm considering replacing it with marine grade vinyl flooring. But I would like to see other options as well.
Posted By: SkeeterHawk

Re: Have any of you replaced carpet with non skid finish? - 08/10/20 05:09 PM

check this thread out

https://texasfishingforum.com/forum...34280/re-carpet-alternative#Post13634280
Posted By: Burbarry

Re: Have any of you replaced carpet with non skid finish? - 08/10/20 05:18 PM

Seadek like that link is what I'm looking into using. But true anti skid like what's used on skateboards gets very hot in Texas sun. I have a contact for a company in Lewisville from a guy that someone on here recommended to me. I haven't called yet as I'm not ready to pull the trigger yet. Send m a pm if you would like his information.
Posted By: Mo

Re: Have any of you replaced carpet with non skid finish? - 08/10/20 07:34 PM

I would do safe floor in a minute , if there were someone in East Texas to install it.


MO
Posted By: SkeeterHawk

Re: Have any of you replaced carpet with non skid finish? - 08/11/20 01:21 PM

Originally Posted by Mo
I would do safe floor in a minute , if there were someone in East Texas to install it.


MO



Couple of guys in Wylie did mine. Excellent workmanship.
Posted By: Mo

Re: Have any of you replaced carpet with non skid finish? - 08/11/20 05:07 PM

I spoke with the SafeFloor guy down in Dickinson, He told me they are going to send some one to this area soon , they have a list,
need a couple more boats to commit . I will be on the list.

will see how this works out.

MO
Posted By: bronco71

Re: Have any of you replaced carpet with non skid finish? - 08/11/20 06:18 PM

cheers
Posted By: Mo

Re: Have any of you replaced carpet with non skid finish? - 08/24/20 04:36 PM

Turns out Safefloor is more $$$ than I want to spend at this time.

The only thing carpeted on my boat are the hatch covers and front deck ( 2000 BlueWave CC,) the front deck is not very big.
Over the week end , I pulled all the hatches (4), removed carpet and sanded down. Not really that hard.
this weekend , I will pull carpet from front deck and prep it. Depending on the weather. I am going with Tuff Coat. I've watched all the you tube videos. I am
pretty sure I can do this.
Waiting on Amazon,

good luck to everybody.


MO
Posted By: DarrellSimpson

Re: Have any of you replaced carpet with non skid finish? - 08/24/20 05:16 PM

I gave up on the carpet in my 1993 16 ft Lowe . Every panel and hatch had to be removed to get the carpet off since the carpet went over the edges and onto the back of the panels a few inches . Removal of the carpet adhesive was a little bit more of a challenge than I expected . I used Raptor Liner truck bed liner in light grey and applied with a cheap Harbor freight drywall hopper gun with the small nozzle at 80 psi and about 3 ft spray distance . I had to give it 3 coats of the liner because if you get it to thick it tries to run and sag before it gets a chance to firm up . Repairing a sag was easy , just went over it with a DA sander with 80 grit to smooth it out and remove the bulge it made and the next coat hides it like it was never there . Its not the smooth splatter look but more of a 40 grit sand paper look .
I know its not for everyone but for a minimal investment I made a inexpensive boat look a little better than it did with rotting carpet .
I did end up pulling the side console back out and removed the texture . I didn't like the look of every surface being textured .
Light grey gets to hot in the sun for me so I then painted over the texture with Seattle grey polyurathane and couldn't be happier . [Linked Image]
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Posted By: Spreng

Re: Have any of you replaced carpet with non skid finish? - 09/23/20 01:24 AM

^ that looks phenomenal!

I’m in the process of applying KiwiGrip to my ‘78 Ray Craft. Have already done all the hatch covers and will eventually do the floor and front deck. Very easy to apply - spread it out like mayo then roll using the included open-cell roller fro achieve the non-slip finish. I got light grey but it almost looks white.

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Posted By: DarrellSimpson

Re: Have any of you replaced carpet with non skid finish? - 09/23/20 02:19 AM

Originally Posted by Spreng
^ that looks phenomenal!

I’m in the process of applying KiwiGrip to my ‘78 Ray Craft. Have already done all the hatch covers and will eventually do the floor and front deck. Very easy to apply - spread it out like mayo then roll using the included open-cell roller fro achieve the non-slip finish. I got light grey but it almost looks white.

Thank you . I might have tried the KiwiGrip if I could have seen examples as nice as yours . The few I saw looked like you could see the roller tracks and I was trying for something that didn't look to much like diy . The results your getting look outstanding .
Posted By: Spreng

Re: Have any of you replaced carpet with non skid finish? - 09/23/20 02:44 AM

Originally Posted by DarrellSimpson
Thank you . I might have tried the KiwiGrip if I could have seen examples as nice as yours . The few I saw looked like you could see the roller tracks and I was trying for something that didn't look to much like diy . The results your getting look outstanding .


Thanks. There were definitely obvious roller tracks when first rolled but I just kept rolling in a crosshatch pattern until they disappeared. Really didn’t take much time at all (I did kind of rush the process and wound up getting some small air bubbles that eventually popped and left tiny voids in spots - may try a 2nd coat).
Posted By: Cvillemudcat

Re: Have any of you replaced carpet with non skid finish? - 09/25/20 03:12 PM

I used KiwiGrip in my Blue-Wave and it turned out pretty dang good. Also used the light grey which is pretty close to white after it's applied. I've heard you can take it to a HW store to change the color but I was ready to just get it done. Only hiccup I had was my cat jumped in my boat when it was still wet, so I have a couple of paw prints on the floor!
Posted By: Cvillemudcat

Re: Have any of you replaced carpet with non skid finish? - 09/25/20 03:36 PM

My upholstery was trashed during this time but here’s a few pics of the floor [Linked Image]
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Posted By: DarrellSimpson

Re: Have any of you replaced carpet with non skid finish? - 09/25/20 03:48 PM

^^ I would have gone with kiwi grip if I had seen examples like that ^^ Spraying was a challenge . Air compressors don't seem to put out the amount of air the manufacturer advertises . I had to buy a larger air compressor in the middle of my project .
Posted By: Cvillemudcat

Re: Have any of you replaced carpet with non skid finish? - 09/25/20 03:53 PM

The main reason I chose KiwiGrip is the minimal prep work and easy roll on application and I was doing out in the yard.
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