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#1 JDBrian OFFLINE  

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Posted September 13, 2011 - 06:59 PM

I recently painted the fender deck on my 314 and the foot wells were very rusty because water had gotten under the sandpaper like anti skid pads that are glued on. Because of all the rust the newly painted surface is not perfectly flat so I thought there would be even more of a tendency for water to get under the pads. I wanted to paint on a coating to do the same job. I recently used the Behr Non Skid Floor Finish Additive from Home Depot on my basement stairs and was impressed with how well it worked. I decided to try it in some gloss black tremclad. I masked off the area and sanded it then brushed on 2 coats of the tremclad with the additive. It worked really well and is very abrasive. I used about 25% more additive then the recipe on the package. Here's some pictures of the results. The last one is before the deck was painted.
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Posted September 13, 2011 - 07:03 PM

Very nice, just like downtown.

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Posted September 13, 2011 - 07:06 PM

Really neat. Both in concept and looks. Thanks for the idea, and the pics.

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Posted September 13, 2011 - 07:23 PM

Yep, that turned out real nice! I may try that recipe myself.

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Posted September 13, 2011 - 07:37 PM

Consider that little tidbit stored away for future use! Good thinking and very nice execution Brian!! :thumbs:

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Posted September 14, 2011 - 05:01 AM

We'll see how it wears but it is cheap and easy to repair. I used about 1/3 of a tiny 8oz can of paint on it, so I have the rest for touch ups. I don't know what the anti slip additive is but it is white, tends to float on the paint instead of sink to the bottom and is very effective.

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Posted September 14, 2011 - 05:28 AM

Very good idea ,Brian.I might just have to try that myself.,

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Posted September 14, 2011 - 10:26 AM

Thx JD
That is very good info.
I am sure I will give it a try.

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Posted September 14, 2011 - 10:41 AM

Another thing that should work for the foot rests is the paintable bed liner for pick-up
trucks. It is really tough, but U might have to buy a gallon & it is kind of pricey.
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Posted September 14, 2011 - 07:57 PM

I was at the auto parts store tonight and found spray-on bed liner coating in the usual rattle can size. It might be good in an application such as this. It would save buying much more than you need.
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Posted September 14, 2011 - 08:45 PM

Great idea Brian, and looks good too.
I've been getting 9" wide non-skid from the local skate board shop.
Cheap enough, but the issue of water getting under neath was still there.
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Posted September 15, 2011 - 08:20 AM

Another thing that should work for the foot rests is the paintable bed liner for pick-up
trucks. It is really tough, but U might have to buy a gallon & it is kind of pricey.


I tried the spray on bed liner as a test on the back side of an engine cover. It did not seem to adhere very well to the painted surface but I did not rough it up only lightly sanded it. It was not as abrasive as what I used. Although the surface was rough it was not as antislip, if that makes since. I was surprised by this result as the bed liner was my first plan on this. I have had this stuff on my basement stairs for a year now and it is really effective and durable. I may use it on the MF8 as well when I get arround to working on it. The antislid additive is cheap for anyone wanting to try this , only about 5$ for enough for 1 gallon. You can also make the antiskid area any colour you want.

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Posted September 15, 2011 - 08:42 AM

Brian, that is a nice looking coating. May have to give it a try.

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Posted September 15, 2011 - 10:08 AM

Brian, that is a nice looking coating. May have to give it a try.


I really works well for it's intended purpose as well. In the past I have used other antislip products that you mix with paint but this stuff is better and easy to work with. It's available at your local Home Depot.

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Posted October 07, 2011 - 11:09 PM

nice
also try bed liner
good idea




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