1977 CS27 ~ Ravat
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Ontario, NY (PYC)
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While I have my pedestal off the boat, I was toying with the idea of scuffing it up with some 180 grit and hitting it with a can of spray paint in a white that's eyeballed close to the current color.
I know the original Edson pedestal is powder coated with unobtaniam. Mine doesn't look bad at a distance, but the finish is getting to be in rough shape. After Awl-Grip on the topsides it looks a little conspicious. Never should have made the rest of the boat look so darn good!
I don't recall banging too much on it, and I would think that a white-on-white scratch wouldn't show much anyway. I have seen the Edson document which recommends an expensive and labor intensive Interlux process. I'm sure that would look gorgeous, but not sure I want to put that much into it. Maybe?
Any reason why a can of premium Krylon or Rust-o-leum after a nice scuff and cleaning wouldn't make it look great and last for a long time? I hit my toe rails with flat black, and while I have scratched them in a few places they look unbelieveable.
For the record, this is a fresh-water only boat.
Thoughts appreciated as always.
CS27 #1254 ~ Ravat
PYC, Lake Ontario
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