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Re: Topsides going from 'White' to flag blue

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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.

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