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Re: Bottom Painting and color question

Once you go black, you never go back. I took the liberty of messing up your photo in "paint". This is how I made the decision to go from red to black on my first boat. An added bonus is that once you start to see red showing through, it's definitely time to repaint. You can also record where the red shows through first and put extra coats on those spots.



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Re: Bottom Painting and color question

hmmmm, I've gone from red to black to blue. Frankly, like the blue best of the three.......

Here is out of the water before changing the red boot strips to blue, and bottom still black.....

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Once you go black, you never go back. I took the liberty of messing up your photo in "paint". This is how I made the decision to go from red to black on my first boat. An added bonus is that once you start to see red showing through, it's definitely time to repaint. You can also record where the red shows through first and put extra coats on those spots.



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Thanks for all the effort on this Medsailor. However I am now thinking to go blue at least for this first effort. I plan to repaint topside in a year but will retain same color blue. Unfaded that blue will be several shades darker and I think a good match for blue bottom paint.
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Re: Bottom Painting and color question

Well the wild ride of bottom painting is over. I chose a blue. It came out a bit darker than expected but in the right light I like it. What do we all think? I am on schedule to splash this week probably Friday. Cant wait to get to a slip and begin cleaning/updating the rest of the boat. Thanks for all the input along the way...
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Re: Bottom Painting and color question

I think that looks great. Good color choice.
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Re: Bottom Painting and color question

Its dark like black, but not quite as dark. I do like it with the top. Should be a nice combo when heeling over!
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Re: Bottom Painting and color question

This year I'm gonna try white for that "naked bottom" look. We'll see how it goes.
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Re: Bottom Painting and color question

Nope. Sorry, doesn't work for me. Repaint and try again.

Looks good! Nice choice for something that works for what you have now AND for what you've got planned.

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Nope. Sorry, doesn't work for me. Repaint and try again.

Looks good! Nice choice for something that works for what you have now AND for what you've got planned.

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I'm thinking some pink lettering say "If you can read this, turn me right side up!" or some such thing.......what do you think?
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