non slip additive

Discussion in 'Materials' started by garrybull, Oct 5, 2014.

  1. WindRaf
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    treadmaster

    Treadmaster, light weight Diamond pattern material provides excellent protection and non slip capabilities for the top of tubes. Applied using standard two part Hypalon/Neoprene adhesive
     
  2. garrybull
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    rock salt sounds good and its cheap.

    big bag locally to me is £2.99.

    i may give that a go.

    this is the sort of finish im after

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    on that boat i used kiln dried sand which is ok but you need to sieve the sand out to get a nice finish.

    i didn't do that on that boat as i didn't have a sieve at the time.

    sieve now on order for the new boat to sort out the sand , rock salt or what ever i use.
     
  3. Tungsten
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    I had got some samples awhile back its called soft sand,basically colored bits of rubber in various sizes.
    look at softsandrubber.com
     
  4. PAR
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    The polyurethane granules I previously mentioned have similar attributes of the rubber, though I'll bet the rubber can be had in softer compounds. The rubber would have to be fairly stiff, as to not deform under weight and tear out of the paint, so maybe not so much different from polyurethane.
     
  5. James Brand
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    iv used recycled glass shot to great effect
     
  6. garrybull
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    i have thought about using shot blasting grit(glass) but not sure what the finish would be like.

    would it be ok to walk on with bare feet?
     
  7. James Brand
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    sieved, its really fine especially if mixed into your flow coat, coarser if sprinkled on top (use a lam resin with mw to seal it) its glittery like this

    I am aware that you can get different grades of clean shot bead, I used 'recycled' off the workshop floor and sieved to remove crap grade.
     
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  8. garrybull
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    i mix whatever i use for non slip in to the flowcoat and normally apply with a 3" brush.

    i find using a fluffy roller that bits come of the roller unless its a well used fluffy thats been kept clean in acetone.
     
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