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Can Sure Step be used on hi-pressure inflatable floor?


Wayne Gilham asked:

Can SureStep be used on a PVC high-pressure inflatable floor? (I fear Polyguard may be too slippery…) You recommend pre-cleaning Fiberglass before applying SureStep with BoatCleanPlus and BoatScrub, but for a PVC inflatable, is it sufficient to use SpeedClean? (this is a NEW boat). Would SureStep be used on top of a coating of PolyGuard (especially for future patching), or instead of PolyGuard?If only SureStep, does SureStep offer as good UV protection as PolyGuard in this usage?


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I don’t know why you fear that Poly Guard may be too slippery. Perhaps you are confusing it with other older technology oil based protectants such as Armor All or 303. Poly Guard is a 3rd generation protector that does not contain oils or silicones and is not slippery or greasy.

I don’t think that Sure Step is necessary or would provide any benefit. If you’re not sure, I suggest that you clean the tube with Speed Clean and apply Poly Guard. Then you can test it for slipperiness, both dry and wet. Once you are satisfied, then you can protect the inflatable floor with Poly Guard. I’m sure that you will find the traction more than adequate.

Thanks for your question,

Captain Aurora
Richard Kittar

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