Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Smithfield, RI
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Evil Red Paint - Can it be tamed?
The topsides of my boat are really dingy, and the Admiral has directed that the boat be painted at any cost. Ha, bet ya don't hear that too often!
So then, the problem is what color to paint it? A boat called Helios, I would think, should be red, orange or yellow. I had a discussion with Awl Grip tech support today and he explained that those colors don't last too well under the sun. He said that I could expect three or four seasons before the red started to look pink, and orange and yellow would fare little better. He said if I put three coats of clear coat over it, I could get 5 to 6 seasons.
So I decided a nice white would be better. But then I was wondering, how much longer would white last? Is there a huge difference? How long before the boat would need to be painted anyhow?
I plan another call to Awl Grip, but i thought I would solicit some real world experiences and opinions.
Scampi 30 MK-IV
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