Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Painting deck stripes - how much paint is needed??
Were the original stripes done with gelcoat or resin?
needs this too but it keeps getting pushed back down the project list because “having
fun” trumps it every time. It has been on the list since we purchase here in
- Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
cruising - Santa Marta, Colombia
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Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] [Amel Yacht Owners] Painting deck stripes
- how much paint is needed??
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Hi Bill and all:
I am preparing to re-paint my deck stripes "AGAIN". This will
be my third time (have owned the boat since new in 2001). I previously
used Interlux Brightside paint and it just does not hold up to Caribbean sun. About
4-5 years before it oxidizes and starts to look shabby. I am considering
using Awlgrip this go round but it will be much more work and I am
investigating the "pot life" (i.e. useful working time) to see if it
is practical to use in the pin-striping tool.
I would appreciate any feedback on the durability of the various types of paint
and also others thoughts about the cosmetics of switching to the cream color
for the stripes. Changing things on Liahona is a heavy lift for me, yet
that said, having just changed the boot-stripe to Desert Sand has been a great
change that improved the appearance of the boat both to myself and many others
who have commented on the appearance. Wise advice to me a long time ago
was, "never be the first to adopt a change and never be the last".
Opinions and experiences of all types are invited.
Gary S Silver
Amel SM 2000 #335
lying Puerto Del Rey marina, Puerto Rico
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