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That boat is simply gorgeous!
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My take on this is that both sides are correct. Avoid using abrasives until the paint looks crappy. Then buff and polish to buy yourself a few more seasons before re-painting.
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I do listen to the advise given on these fourms, here and else where.
Over time, You get to know the individuals that have the most experience.
I am not sure why anybody would want to disagree with somebody that has the type of experince you can find here. Yes, you will get unsound advise every know and than, but you have to question the source. If somebody new comes along with two years of time on the water and tells you to apply bottom paint to your topsides because it won't rust, are you going to run out and buy VC and apply it to your top sides? Hell no.

My motto; "Stick with the winners."
They are easy to spot a mile away.

Yes, I listen to what is said around here.
Awlwash and Awlcare only products that have ever seen the topsides of our boat.

I do have some spots that are a bit faded; the bumper rash that Main speaks of, but all in all, we like the results.
What bottom paint is that? It appears that it has some kind of "chameleon" effect...or is the pic just deceiving and it is really fading?
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What bottom paint is that? It appears that it has some kind of "chameleon" effect...or is the pic just deceiving and it is really fading?
I will wager VC17.........
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It is VC-17Extra.
In the pic it has been very recently applied with a roller, I do get some blotchy patches I think because I don't take enough time when mixing the copper powder.
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