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Old 02-24-2021, 03:36 PM   #1
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Default Tuff Coat on Swim platform

I have a custom made 102" x 40" aluminum swim platform on my 94 2700scr which was powder coated white. The problem is it is extremely slippery and dangerous. I would like to roll on Tuff Coat (rubberized paint) over the deck.

Any thoughts, advice, 1st hand usage of the product?

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Old 02-24-2021, 04:18 PM   #2
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Paint it with Awlgrip paint. It's made for fiberglass. You can buy a non-skid additive to mix into the paint. How aggressive you want the non-skid will be based on how much of the non-skid additive you add to the paint before application.

I absolutely would not use Tuff coat. You will ruin brand new swim platform IMHO.
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Does the Awlgrip have a soft rubber like felt or is it more non-skid like an Aircraft Carrier deck?
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Can you share a picture of your swimplatform?
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Those are the only ones I can find right now. And I had to re-blue my tapatalk skills, damn I'm old ��
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haha..nice job getting the pics and even nicer job on the swimplatform. I'm planning on ordering one next week, but was curious to see what an aluminum version looked like. It looks nice. You'll love having it. I added an extra two feet on my last boat and I'm missing having that on my current boat.
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Thanks, the platform makes a huge difference. My wife would never put up with the small molded step! Like I stated though it is "slippery when wet". This year Ill have multiple grandkids onboard so I have to slip proof it before season.

Shrew, could you explain your thoughts on not using Tuff Coat?
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With Awl grip it would be a painted surface with non-skid built in. It doesn't need to be as agressive as an aircraft carrier. A buddy just did it to his entire deck and it came out nice and feel good under foot.

If you're looking for a padded non-skid feel then look at Sea-Deck or other closed cell foam solutions.
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I ordered some padded faux teak/EVA foam from aliexpress. I chose a US shipper and it arrived yesterday after about 5 days. It looks like good quality, but I was disappointed to see that it didn't have 3M adhesive as the picture showed. I paid $119 for 3 94"x35" sheets. I'm debating on adding some type of additional adhesive, but I may just use it as is and buy again if I need to at this price.
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I bought a two rolls of that stuff plus the edge banding last year off of Amazon. I sent it all back for two reasons 1. I did not like the color the red was orange and 2. I did not trust the 3M adhesive to hold on my swim platform or over molded non-skid.

I believe the only faux teak decking that really looks nice and holds well has to be the expensive stuff and glued down in a bed of adhesive.

So that is why I'm leaning toward a paint on product.
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My wife likes the color. I wanted to go for something maybe one shade lighter, but we will see how this goes.

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yep that's the stuff. I have been temped to try the gray and black version. Please keep us informed on your install.
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