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FAQ’s

What is the durability?   Silvagrip® has been tested for Sustained Slip Resistance and has a 6-12 year expected life cycle with normal wear.  Silvagrip is engineered as an anti slip tape for walking surfaces and light equipment areas of use.

How is this product made? This is proprietary and patent pending.  It’s a molten metal & ceramic solidified together with a molten application and laminated to an adhesive for use as a non skid peel and stick tape; impervious to the weather, UV proof, corrosion proof, water proof and chemical resistant.

Warranty, Limited Remedy, and Disclaimer:

SILVA NON SKID SOLUTIONS WARRANTS THAT ITS SILVAGRIP® PEEL AND STICK NONSKID SAFETY TAPE PRODUCT WILL BE FREE FROM DEFECTS IN MATERIAL AND MANUFACTURE AT THE TIME OF PURCHASE FROM  AUTHORIZED DISTRIBUTORS.  SILVA NON SKID SOLUTIONS MAKES NO OTHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR SUITABILITY FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IF A SILVA NON SKID SOLUTIONS PRODUCT DOESN’T CONFORM TO THIS WARRANTY, THE SINGLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS, AT SILVA NON SKID SOLUTIONS OPTION, REPLACEMENT OF THE PRODUCT OR REFUND OF THE PURCHASE PRICE.

Special precautions

Although the information and recommendations set forth herein (hereinafter “information”) are presented in good faith and believed to be correct as of the date hereof.  Silva Non Skid Solutions  makes no representations as to the completeness or accuracy thereof.  Information is supplied upon the condition that the persons receiving our product will make their own determination as to its suitability for their purposes prior to use.  In no event will Silva Non Skid Solutions be responsible for any loss or damage whatsoever resulting from the use of it’s products, or reliance upon information weather direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, regardless of the legal theory asserted.

For those who purchase our product

Many independent variables beyond Silva Non Skid Solutions control and particularly within the user’s perception and power to determine can affect the functioning and life cycle of Silvagrip, including the substrate type, surface preparation and the conditions where it will be used.  The user is the only one responsible for evaluating the product and determining if it’s acceptable for the user’s particular use.

Additional Repair Warranty:  This product can be torn by sharp objects, heavy equipment and other oops abuse! We will provide, within the first year at no cost, 3]  1′ x 1′ pieces or 1] 3′ x 3′ piece, per vessel per 300 square feet of purchased peel and stick anti skid for required repairs, due to any oops! The same goes for industrial applications.

How do I insure good application?  

Just follow the installation instructions.  Be sure you have a clean, dry and smooth surface free of any contaminates.

Installation instructions:

All surfaces must be clean, dry and free of any residues.  The smoother the surface the better the adhesion.  Rough or porous surfaces should be painted. A rubber hand roller should be used to assure good adhesion when applying Silvagrip. Ideally a pressure of 40 lbs when rolling down Silvagrip gives best results. We suggest an edge sealing compound be used to protect the edges from moisture getting under the non skid and to help protect the edges from peel up due to snags.  Silvagrip® can be applied on most painted surfaces that are in good condition. The smoother the surface the better.  Silvagrip® will adhere to the painted substrate only as well as the base paint will adhere to the substrate.  Treated or untreated wood must be painted prior to application.  Silvagrip® should not be applied to surfaces that are to be submerged in water or surfaces with continual water flowing over it.  Or, where moister can seep through the substrate and contact the adhesive.

How do I repair any damaged area? Assess the damaged area size.  Simply cut out the damaged area with a utility knife; Be Careful Not to Cut through into the Epoxy Paint Below! Take out the damaged piece and clean the deck below. Then cut the new piece to size 1/2″ to 1″ smaller all the way around. Peel off the backing and stick the new piece into the cut out area. Seal the edges of the cut out and the new piece installed.  Allow the edge sealer to harden before going back to work as normal.

Can the edges peel up? Yes, if they are not sealed. There is a lot of power in the foot moving in a forward motion. It’s required to use an edge sealer along all edges at installation time, to protect the edges from accidental  snags, exposure to the environment and against moisture and liquids when cleaning.  Please follow the install instructions to achieve maximum adhesion.

Will the adhesion give up? No, not if the applicator followed the cleaning of the surface and the install instructions correctly. Our adhesives are REACH and RoHS compliant.

Will this work well for recreational  boats!  Yes, absolutely! The Aluminum/Ceramic non skid for boats is an excellent choice and will be comfortable to bare feet.

Will the aluminum/ceramic hold up well in the heat? Yes, the Navy has applied the aluminum ceramic directly to the flight deck of the USS Wasp,where vertical take off and landing jets F35B operate.  If it can hold up to the heat of the jet blast of a few minutes it will hold up to most any heat of the day or engine room.

Will oils and chemicals affect this!   It’s resistant, but advised not to allow chemicals and oils to remain for extended periods.  Clean with soapy water, scrub and wash the contamination out of the surface.  It’s not designed to  be submerged in water.

Can I apply this product over rust and paint scale? No, the deck or walkways must be clean of oils, rust and paint scale.  You don’t want rust to continue to attack the metal underneath, weakening substrate materials/surfaces. Our adhesive and closed cell foam will seal the deck and help protect it. Your deck will have less abuse and our anti~skid surfaces will last longer because of that initial surface care.

How do I know my deck is not rusting underneath? Again, this goes back to initial surface preparedness to make sure the applicator is not going to cover up a rust area in its beginning stages. However, the anti~skid surface will show signs of looseness in areas where rust has lifted the epoxy paints. Simply perform the the repairs discussed above.

 

 

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