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Re: Topsides going from 'White' to flag blue
Fiberglass resin continue to cure/shrink for years. It does so unevenly on the topsides, as the structure behind it is different where ribs, stingers, etc, are laid. You can hardly tell on white or very light topsides, as the reflected waviness causes it to be light upon light. When you paint the topsides dark, the subtle waviness causes reflection to be light upon dark and becomes very noticeable at certain angle but not others. I don't even believe you can feel it with your hand. Straight lines and right angles do not appear often in nature, so your eye is drawn to them. It's referred to as 'printing'.
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