This 20+ year old Traffigard acrylic/fibreglass deck was due for a new topcoat, it had one split at a corner plywood joint and several nails pushing up out of the plywood.
The specification was to; scrub the deck surface with diluted XPlus biodegradable all purpose, heavy duty cleaner/ degreaser. Carefully waterblast roof surface and flush off degreaser.
Repair the cracked plywood joint at the intersection of the narrow walkway and the main deck, grind/sand out where plywood sheets butt together a recessed chase (approx 60mm x 2mm). Also create a V groove between each sheet approx 10mm at the top of the V.
Mix and apply Hitchins’ Formrok 802, which is a flexible two-component epoxy filler, into the recesses.
Bed-in Flexitape and flush over using more Formrok 802. Ensure the chase is completely filled and flushed out, sanding if necessary for a smooth finish when hardened.
Bandage the filled joint with 300gm/m2 fibreglass chopped strand mat at 200mm wide bedded in Traffigard Bodycoat Resin.
Lightly sand entire deck surface to roughen and to blend in the edges of the new bandage .
Apply a filler coat of Hitchins Traffigard Bodycoat FD Resin over all deck areas and allow to dry.
Apply first coat of Hitchins’ Traffigard Unisheild Topcoat of selected colour to all deck areas and allow to dry
Apply a further/ final coat of Hitchins Traffigard Unisheild Topcoat, with a small percentage of fine silica sand added for a non slip finish.
Unishield combines epoxy and acrylic polymers to produce coatings with excellent water resistance, good chemical, weather and wear resistance, flexibility and adhesion.
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