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    Posted: 17 Mar 2015 at 10:49am
I have an aggressive pyramid non skid on the cabin top of my Passport 40 that want to keep. There is no need for any additional non skid particles since it works well, it just that the original gel coat has become faded.

What is the procedure for painting this type of non skid? Obviously it can't be sanded, since the valleys are too deep.

So far my plan is to scrub with Surface Prep YMA601V using a stiff brush, wipe with reducer Y2333N and brush on Perfection. Will I need a primer over gel coat?

The cabin top between the non skid will be Arctic White, and the non skid Platinum with flattening agent. What is the ratio of Perfection to flattening agent recommended for non skid, and how much will this lighten the Platinum if any.

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You've got it - clean with the YMA601 and a red ScotchBrite pad (way better than a stiff brush), rinse off and allow to dry. Wipe down with 2333N, and apply 2 coats of Perfection. No need for primer; it just fills in the diamond pattern and makes it less "non-skid".
A 1:1 mix with the flattening agent makes a nice satin finish that is a good compromise between cutting down the glare, but still keeping enough gloss in the paint that it's easy to keep clean. The flattening agent will make the paint every-so-slightly grayer in appearance, probably not even noticeable in the Platinum.
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Thanks Jeremy, I'll use the Scotch Brite pad. Hopefully I can get to the bottom of the valleys, they are quite deep, that's what we like about the pattern.

When I add the flattening agent, does it increase the coverage of Perfection (1:1 doubles the coverage), or is it a solvent that will flash off as it cures?
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It extends the coverage, but doesn't double it, as there is quite a bit of solvent in it. I would say you'd get roughly 150% coverage with it.
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