I've purchased a couple gallons of Kiwigrip for my rebuilt upper decks, currently I think that's the route I'm going to go although I still can't quite decide. The previous owner used Durabak after they tore the teak off and presumably rolled a coat of epoxy over it (yep, it leaks.) I didn't mind the Durabak too much until it came time to remove it, that was a nightmare of slow grinding to re-glass the front cabin.
Anyone had to remove Kiwigrip? It seems like it'd be tough to get off, versus most paints could be sanded and deck repairs done. Maybe I'm just being paranoid after my flybridge roof rebuild. I'd just hate to put something down I don't like then have to grind it all off an inch at a time like I did the Durabak.. With that said, my new DIY bare fiberglass roof/decks I've redone aren't a perfect flat finish, so I'm probably best staying with a more rubbery Kiwigrip/Durabak type finish than a glossier poyurethane or something.
Anyone with major regrets on the Kiwigrip? Maybe try to minimize texture for cleaning? Anyone tried to remove Kiwigrip?