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Topside Paint lifespan
Mike, your paint job will last - or not last - depending on:
1. how much U/V attacks it
2. how much freezing temps it sees
3. for the non-skid areas, now much use it sees and whether you used the ''microspheres'' product that is recommended for Interthane
4. how you wash it, and
5. what your own tolerance is for ''that new look''.
When I''m looking at boats in the Northwest, it''s amazing to me how ''fresh'' they appear vs. the washed out boats, mine included, that have lived down here in Florida. And FWIW, our new Interthane deck job looked a bit washed out & worn after only 1.5 years of cruising in the Caribbean...and the non-skid was noticeably less agressive. But then, nothing wears out a boat like use.