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Sunbrella + Awlgrip color match

Anyone have a good idea of which Sunbrella color matches Awlgrip flag blue best?

I figured Navy or Captain Navy, but they both look really dark, and totally indistinguishable, on the web. I don't have access to fabric samples in person.
Going to re-do the canvas on my boat (everything is long-ago-faded red...yechh) and currently ordering a genoa w/ Sunbrella cover, and I'd like to match the fresh flag blue trim and boot stripes on my topsides.
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Re: Sunbrella + Awlgrip color match

Consider getting fabric samples from one of the online suppliers or local fabric shop to compare to the paint. also the fabric will vary in weight depending the color you pick some of the colors may be to light and not make a long lasting cover. navy blue and black are both heavy fabric and make good covers. also the tweeds are heavy fabric

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Re: Sunbrella + Awlgrip color match

https://www.sailrite.com/Fabric-Bran...age=2&show=100

https://www.google.com/search?q=awlg...rzdTxWy9xskWM:


I like the sunbrella toast to contrast the deep awlgrip flag blue


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Re: Sunbrella + Awlgrip color match

Matching colors of different materials... paint and cloth is always going to be iffy. You might try to find a contrasting color as Dave suggests. Dark fades over time and it's more obvious as well. I've tried to match the "navy blues" and have had limited success. But I have boot stripes etc. not an entire hull. Whatever you do you should have actual fabric samples to use for the decision.

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Re: Sunbrella + Awlgrip color match

As UV works on each, they won’t stay the same color, even if you find the match. For that matter, painted hull features look to be different shades, depending on sunlight and the angle by which sun is reflected.

Better to find something either complimentary or contrasting.
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Re: Sunbrella + Awlgrip color match

I believe that the Captain Blue is closer to Flag Blue but since it is only the boot strip and trim that you're matching the darker standard Navy Blue might be a better overall look for a longer period of time. The Captain Navy starts out brighter but over time will lose that luster. Sorta like the way that I have lost my luster over time. I just don't have that factory freshness anymore!
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Re: Sunbrella + Awlgrip color match

Yes, as astute readers noticed, the boat is not flag blue, just the boot & gunwhale, and soon, name & port. The topsides are an off-white, just-barely-beige-y gelcoat, and decks are white-white, so adding a 4th color is not desirable. Stackpack is white-white, so I'm hoping to balance all that white mix with a dodger, fender covers, genny cover, and small stuff that match the boot & gunwhale.
I'll try to get swatches from a local canvas shop. Leaning toward standard Navy in light of contrarian's insight. A P.O. used "jockey red" new in 2009-ish that has faded massively and unevenly. I expect any color will fade, but I don't recall ever seeing old navy canvas looking too bad.

I mean, how can anyone distinguish some of these blues based on a 1"x1" sample? And who knew there was a "travel lift blue"!?
https://www.westmarine.com/buy/awlgr...aft-se--373540

flag=majestic=dark=timeless green=teal=carinthia as far as I can tell.

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A P.O. used "jockey red" new in 2009-ish that has faded massively and unevenly. I expect any color will fade, but I don't recall ever seeing old navy canvas looking too bad.
Huh. I use Sunbrella Jockey Red on my boat.

I made a jib bag in 2014 and a stack pack in 2016, and I had a bimini and cover made in 2017.

The 2014 jib bag is out in the sun for five months every year. The 2017 bimini is almost never in the sun because it’s covered when not in use. The colors are almost a perfect match. I’m very impressed.

Admittedly the canvas you’re talking about is five years older. And I’m talking 5 months a year of Minnesota sun, maybe your canvas is getting 12 months a year of Florida sun.

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Yes, as astute readers noticed, the boat is not flag blue, just the boot & gunwhale, and soon, name & port. The topsides are an off-white, just-barely-beige-y gelcoat, and decks are white-white, so adding a 4th color is not desirable. Stackpack is white-white, so I'm hoping to balance all that white mix with a dodger, fender covers, genny cover, and small stuff that match the boot & gunwhale.
I'll try to get swatches from a local canvas shop. Leaning toward standard Navy in light of contrarian's insight. A P.O. used "jockey red" new in 2009-ish that has faded massively and unevenly. I expect any color will fade, but I don't recall ever seeing old navy canvas looking too bad.

I mean, how can anyone distinguish some of these blues based on a 1"x1" sample? And who knew there was a "travel lift blue"!?
https://www.westmarine.com/buy/awlgr...aft-se--373540

flag=majestic=dark=timeless green=teal=carinthia as far as I can tell.
Did I miss the pics.


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Did I miss the pics.
No pics, just words to the effect. I actually don't have recent pics since cosmetic rehab, but it's the same hull, trim, and deck colors as "S/V Gallivanting" here:
https://gallivanting.ca/sailing/. Now that I'm looking at that pic, it's definitely more than barely-beige-ish, it's some full-on Hinterhoeller version of gray/white/Hatteras off-white or whatever. Local Awlgrip whiz that did my boat's trim paint and compound/wax is itching to paint the beige white, which I might have him do in a couple years.
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