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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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