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Old 28 April 2013, 08:13   #1
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Treadmaster M-Tec as wear patches?

Has anyone used Treadmaster M-Tec (Treadmaster Marine Original - The world leader in anti-slip boat and yacht decking.) for wear patches on Hypalon tubes? I know a number of people have used traditional Treadmaster, but I haven't seen this stuff before. M-Tec is presumably a lot thinner, but given the light usage the boat gets, on the surface seems like a fairly good idea...

Given I would like to fit quite a number of wear patches of varying sizes, buying a roll of M-Tec would appear to be the cheapest option!

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Old 28 April 2013, 09:28   #2
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Hi Paul,

I have just used EPDM as patches, was lucky and picked up some off cuts from a rubber engineering company. I have some more to do, only problem is the cost of the adhesive ...

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Old 28 April 2013, 11:03   #3
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M tech non slip

We use this material a lot in either the diamond pattern or ultra grip and are more than pleased with it's performance and effectiveness. Available on line at

Non-Slip Material for RIBS - Henshaw Inflatables Ltd
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Old 28 April 2013, 11:17   #4
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Christopher, would the normal ultragrip be any use as a substitute for treadmaster itself?

I think I prefer the look of it to Treadmaster's other patterns.
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Should be fine. The thickness is less than normal tread master and it does have fairly rough surface. It is applied with normal two part Hypalon glue.
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Thanks. it's another one for the 'possibles' list then
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Thanks all for the responses - looks like some dark grey M-Tec UltraGrip might have to be added to the shopping list soon then! Or possibly light grey...

Wee Dafty - several of the trade members on here (Henshaws, Tidel, Rib Shop, etc.) will sell 2 part hypalon glue in larger quantities (1l, 5l) than the little 250ml tubes of 1 part glue you get in chandleries. Works out much cheaper than buying a number of small packs.
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would the normal ultragrip be any use as a substitute for treadmaster itself? I think I prefer the look of it to Treadmaster's other patterns.
Hi Nos, just found this in a search.... I've been talking with Treadmaster re deck coverings today.... Was going to use the normal diamond pattern we've used before, but having spoken with Dave Chant at length we're going for the M-Tec....he says it's being used on decks a lot now / he recommended.

Reasons are:

I prefer the look, as you (we've also got some on top of one set of sponsons and it's grippy as!)
It comes in much larger sheets... 4000 x 1200 (diamond pattern about half that iirc)
The thickness is 1.8 mm overall, although 3mm overall, the depression section of diamond pattern is same thickness at 1.8mm....

We've also managed to chip / wear the edges of some of the diamonds on the original pattern stuff.... The M-tec looks less vulnerable to this.

Will post pics /feedback when done...
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Is this Ultra Grip Non Slip Dark Grey HEN002166 - Henshaw Inflatables Ltd 1,8mm mat ?

Is it M-Tec Ultra Grip Military Grey Mat ?

Is it possible to buy quantity 0.4 ?? I do need 6 x (20cm x 40cm) x 1,8mm

Will it fit for my PVC tubes (HIGHFIELD OM540DL) ?
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