What color to paint your boat ?

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What color to paint your boat ?

Post by prowlersfish » Sun Dec 29, 2013 1:00 pm

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Re: What color to paint your boat ?

Post by Stripermann2 » Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:29 am

If I pick out the colors, will you pay to have my boat painted? :mrgreen:
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Re: What color to paint your boat ?

Post by prowlersfish » Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:46 am

Sure pick one , I will be glad to do it .
http://www.krylon.com/color-center/color-trends/relic/

BTW I got a quote on my hull . for Awlgrip or Alexseal . But I may do it my self depending on how yours comes out .
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Re: What color to paint your boat ?

Post by LandVF36 » Mon Dec 30, 2013 6:05 pm

Our topsides are Brightside Bluglow White, the hull is Flag Blue.
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Re: What color to paint your boat ?

Post by alexander38 » Wed Jan 01, 2014 12:52 pm

[quote="LandVF36"]Our topsides are Brightside Bluglow White, the hull is Flag Blue.[/quote]
That's my choice, with buff tan nonskid, how old is your paint and how's it holding up?
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Re: What color to paint your boat ?

Post by Paul » Wed Jan 01, 2014 1:33 pm

alexander38 wrote:
LandVF36 wrote:Our topsides are Brightside Bluglow White, the hull is Flag Blue.
That's my choice, with buff tan nonskid, how old is your paint and how's it holding up?
My hull from the rub rail to the waterline was painted with white Brightside in 2002. Applied 2 coats using roll & tip method right over the gelcoat with a light scuff between coats. Aside from a few scratches, it looks as good now as it did then. For maintenance I buff it with Meguiars 50 every spring. As for repairing scratches, if you sand the scratch out, paint it then finish with a wet sand and polish, it hides very well.

Keep in mind that this is a seasonally used boat in fresh water. I'm not sure if salt will affect it differently.
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Re: What color to paint your boat ?

Post by LandVF36 » Wed Jan 01, 2014 10:28 pm

alexander38 wrote:
LandVF36 wrote:Our topsides are Brightside Bluglow White, the hull is Flag Blue.
That's my choice, with buff tan nonskid, how old is your paint and how's it holding up?
Alexander38. Well, I've done two boats with Brightside. Its a good paint and its easy and forgiving to apply. As everyone will tell you its all in the prep work. The better you with the filling in the cracks and sanding out the filler/primer coats, the better the job will come out. In fact, plan on spending 90% of your time on the prep and the last 2-3 coats of Brightside top paint will be fast and easy. Do clean with the 202 wash after sanding. If you don't, you will have adhesion problems that wont show up for 1-2 seasons. It sort of scares the crap out of you when you put it down, because it reacts with the primer and bubbles! You basically put it down with a foam roller and its a little like spreading ink more than paint. Then, tip if off with a horse hair brush. If you have thinned it a little with the 333, you would swear it was sprayed on. For the decks, there is a non-skid additive that is essentially a bunch of microscopic rubber footballs that you can apply with a flour sifter while the paint is still wet.

The only disappointment I have with the Brightside paint is that it IS a single part polyurethane coating. So, more or less its no more than varnish with a solid pigment. Because of the "shapes" of the poly molecules, it locks down pretty hard as it drys. If you lay up 3-4 coats of top paint inside of a week it will take 3-4 weeks to fully cure hard and that is out in the sun with 70 degree plus days. Since its like varnish though, the sun will "burn" it off, just like it does the bright-work/teak. So, the flat surfaces of the top-sides will need a fresh coat every 2-3 years (my experience with two different boats that are wrapped up for 7 months a year).

From Interlux, the next step up in paint is a 2 part epoxy called Perfection. From what I have heard, its a pain in the but to apply and costs nearly 3X more. It will last a lot longer, but unless you have an indoor heated / humidity controlled shop, I've heard that its not a lot of fun to work with. Also, if anyone has ever painted over the original gel coat with a single part paint, and then you want to try a 2 part, I guess you can just forget it as it will never stick and getting 100% of the old paint sanded off is not going to happen, even with soda blasting.
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Re: What color to paint your boat ?

Post by LandVF36 » Thu Jan 02, 2014 10:47 pm

What I meant to say about the "bubbles" is that if you prep right, and the primer was sanded and wiped with 333, and you apply paint with the roller BEFORE the 333 drys like you are suppose to, you will get bubbles. Just as the bubbles begin to form, you wipe them off with the horse hair bristle brush and they are gone. About 5 seconds later, you can see the paint flash off and its as smooth as glass....
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Re: What color to paint your boat ?

Post by alexander38 » Sun Jan 05, 2014 8:16 am

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Re: What color to paint your boat ?

Post by Commissionpoint » Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:30 am

Painting your hull Paul?

I like Alexseal, but there are other comparable products.

Have you come to an opinion about color yet? I like that flag blue on landv's boat. Black might be ok, or a dark green.

Maybe you could get Jeff to help you paint it. From what I understand he is an expert painter. Don't forget to clear coat it! :roll:
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Re: What color to paint your boat ?

Post by prowlersfish » Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:16 pm

If and thats a very big if.( Gel coat still in good shape ) . Hunter green using Awlgrip . I already have a Quote on having it done . If I do it myself then bright side would be my choice . I used it before and it turned out real nice did blue-white but redid the top side to Hatteras white ? shortly later if I remember correctly . Looked good 4 years later when I sold the boat .
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