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Mast Paint Colour

Does anyone here know of a specific brand & colour of paint suitable for spars that provides a decent simulation of the colour of varnished spruce?

I'm not talking about one of those faux wood grained finishes that some people are putting on carbon spars, simply a colour that provides a reasonable facsimile of a varnished spar from a distance.

The colour charts I've seen are either too sandy "buff" or too anodized gold looking.

I'm hoping someone knows of a good stock colour to save me having to custom mix something.

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years ago (almost thirty now ) when my parents had their grampian, we tried everything to paint the mast. Nothing survived a single season

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years ago (almost thirty now ) when my parents had their grampian, we tried everything to paint the mast. Nothing survived a single season
You probably didn't use zinc chromate first. Modern paint will last pretty well as long as anodizing if it is done properly.

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Brown.
Admirably succinct, but I was hoping for a LITTLE more subtlety.

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You probably didn't use zinc chromate first. Modern paint will last pretty well as long as anodizing if it is done properly.
I don't doubt it. My Father was pretty cheap, so he probably just sanded and painted

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Re: Mast Paint Colour

Take a picture of your mast, take it to the paint shop and ask the paint salesman to mix it up to match.

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Take a picture of your mast, take it to the paint shop and ask the paint salesman to mix it up to match.
If I did that I'd get a can of aluminium paint. The boat I'm buying has bare alloy spars and eventually I'd like to get some simulation of wood spars - it's a pretty funky boat.

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