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Re: Restoring bootstripe by wet sanding?
The bootstripe is dark blue. I've never heard of a white bootstripe on a white hull.
There is no stain, because the bootstripe is well above the waterline. When I say it's chalky, I mean that the blue has a milky appearance.
The bootstripe is embedded in the original gelcoat as supplied from the manufacurer - I'm not sure if it's just colored vinylester resin or a post-applied decorative paint. I think antifouling paint tends to be a little too soft, rough, and stainable for bootstripe use.
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1998 Catalina 250WK Take Five (at Anchorage Marina, Essington, on the Delaware River)
1994 Mason 44 Firefly on loan from my BFF (West River, Galesville, MD)
1991 15' Trophy (Lake Wallenpaupack)
1985 14' Phantom (Lake Wallenpaupack)
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