The crane stores lightere deck was previously painted with a two pack epoxy paint which had pulled away from the undercoat and cracked when heavy loads were placed on the deck. As a result the steel deck was exposed to salt water and resulted in sever rusting in places. The deck was painted with three (3) coats of tredgrip as detailed in the CSL Deck Restoration Brochure above.
The crew have reported that the Tredgrip is superior to the previous coating as:
- The deck handles heavy loads better as the tredgrip has good flexibility and very good adhesion.
- It is easy to repair if damaged.
- Superior slip resistance even when wet.
- Cooler then the previous coating as synthetic rubber is the non slip medium not silicates which tend to draw in heat.