Can Awlgrip give you pantone #'s for their paints?
Do you want to see the different colors on an illustration of your boat or do you have an actual photo that you'd like to change the colors?
Good question about the pantone #'s.
I have many pictures of the boat, including a digital sailplan that depicts the hull. I would like to see what various color and combination (cove and boot stripes) options look like. Given the expense of paint and the fact that it's a very personal decision, it would be nice to gwr=t it right the first time! Unfortunately, as a custom boat, I can't just walk the docks to find say, 10 J/120's line up. IMO, this is a service more paint shops should offer.
Here's a link: www.usa.414.blogspot.com
. Hull is currently Claret Red, coach house, deck and toe rails are Whisper Gray, boot stripe is Mattahorn White, cove stripe and name are gold tape.
I'm leaning toward repainting the coach house and cockpit Mattahorn White (and possibly the toe rails) with a Whisper Gray non-skid on the coach top. Deck will remain Whisper Gray. But I'm looking for a hull color (likely in the dark blue range - Flag, Royal, Arristo, Navy) and boot stripe (perhaps with an accent of red) design that will really make the lines pop, minimize the early IOR freeboard and do the boat justice.
If anyone has suggestions or photo's of other boats, I'd love to hear.see them. Boat goes into the paint shop next week for 4-6 weeks.