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Re: Topsides going from 'White' to flag blue
Prep is the answer. You may see rib lines that you absolutely can't see when white. You really need to fair it out with a long board before you even prime. Good luck. Sounds like a really hard job.
Is there any technique to determine if the sides do have undulations due to ribs? I agree, it would be difficult to see imperfections in a light color.
I think at this point, I am leaning a little more toward using Perfection rather than Brightsides. I assume neither one is really very repairable. I had trouble last summer with painting Perfection on the decks, in that, it dried really dull when in direct sunlight. I have to travel to the boat, so, can't pick perfect days. However, the topsides will not have as direct sunlight.