Dek-Pad - the ultimate step in Dek-King

Dek-Pad Installation

Dek-Pads have been created to provide a non-slip step pad for boats which is quick and easy to install

The self-adhesive backing allows Dek-Pads to be fitted without the need for specialist tools or equipment.

Features

  • Non-slip
  • UV resistant
  • Easy installation
  • Teak effect finish
  • Supplied pre-packaged (ideal for resale through chandleries

Sizing

Dek-Pads are currently available in 3 standard sizes:

Dek-Pad sizing guide
Dek-Pad fitted to cabin roof

Fitting Guide

Purpose

Dek-Pads are designed to provide a non-slip surface that looks like teak but without the maintenance issues of wood.
Dek-Pads are supplied with a self-adhesive backing to allow for quick and easy installation without the need for specialist tools or equipment.

Cutting & Shaping

Dek-Pads can be cut to suit the area of intended use.
Fabricating a template of the area will provide an accurate guide for cutting your Dek-Pad.
Mark the area to be cut and then remove excess material using a sharp craft knife, heavy duty scissors or hand shears. A jigsaw can be used to cut the material to shape if preferred.

Tip: Your Dek-Pad will be easier to cut if allowed to warm to room temperature.

Preparation of Boat Surface

The surface must be clean and dry. To ensure this, lightly sand the surface then rub clean with a solvent wipe. DO NOT apply solvent directly to the Dek-Pad.
Any paint should be removed from the area prior to fitting as the Dek-Pad will bond to the painted surface rather than the substrate. If a two-part paint system is being used consult with the paint manufacturer to ascertain suitability.

Fitting

1) Test fit your prepared Dek-Pad to the area prior to removing backing.
2) Peel off the backing and place one of the flat edges in line with its final resting position.
3) Push down firmly and roll pad into position to prevent air from becoming trapped underneath.

Tip: Run a small roller over the Dek-Pad to ensure a consistent adhesive grip with no air pockets.


IMPORTANT: Dek-Pads use a contact adhesive tape therefore it is important for the pad to be correctly positioned at the start of installation. Lifting the pad once the tape has made contact with the deck can reduce adhesion quality and/or damage the adhesive tape.

 

Further Hints & Tips

  • Add datum marks to the Dek-Pad and substrate for accurate positioning.
  • Right angled corners should be rounded to reduce the chance of catching and peeling.
  • Sand all edges around the pad with P40 sandpaper to achieve a grained effect. This blends the sides with the surface colour and hides any cut marks.