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Old 02-13-2016, 12:31 PM   #1
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Having just installed the 3-season patio doors on our 2014 3600 voltage we are now using patio ramp, but am wondering how it will hold up in rain. Has anyone put any protectant, none slippery, on it or sealed it. Any issues I need to watch out for? The dealer actually put Armoural on it and on the garage floor, way tooo slippery now. We were thinking of putting a rug on it as it gets really hot in this Florida sun.
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Old 02-13-2016, 01:54 PM   #2
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We had a rug made for ours. Most carpet places can have this done for you. They will cut it to size then bind the edges. As far as a protectant we had the xzilon coating put on our entire exterior including the ramp surface, but like anything you walk on, it will wear off in time and will need to be reapplied.
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I posted a similar post when I started wintering in Florida this year with our 3990. No one then thought it was an issue then. Have left it open as a deck the entire winter (wettest on record for the "dry" season I think. No problems so far. All I did was take some caulk and caulked all the seams where aluminum flanges met the floor, and all exposed deck bolts. Worst case scenario would be to take it apart and replace the wood down the road if it goes bad.
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The dealer actually put Armoural on it and on the garage floor, way tooo slippery now. We were thinking of putting a rug on it as it gets really hot in this Florida sun.
Somebody at that dealership needs a slap along the side of the head with a 2X4, needs some sense knocked into his head.

Last place there should be any sort of a protectant would be the ramp.

I'd say Rusty has the right solution for the ramp.
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Somebody at that dealership needs a slap along the side of the head with a 2X4, needs some sense knocked into his head.

Last place there should be any sort of a protectant would be the ramp.

I'd say Rusty has the right solution for the ramp.
It's puckery enough just trying to get a two wheeled vehicle up the ramp, let alone trying it on an oil slick.

After the 2x4 he should then be on his hands and knees cleaning it off.
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It's puckery enough just trying to get a two wheeled vehicle up the ramp, let alone trying it on an oil slick.

After the 2x4 he should then be on his hands and knees cleaning it off.


I been there, totally puckered when I hit an oil-slick pulling onto a gas station lot. I still do not understand how I didn't drop my bike, or why I didn't leave a skid mark.

That happened to me on a ramp, I would be so .
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