Before and After Topside Color Scheme

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Before and After Topside Color Scheme

Postby carl » Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:57 am

I'm posting this picture of my boat as a before picture, it will be followed up with an after picture months from now once its repainted. I'm preparing to purchase my topside paints. I will be using Interlux Brightside Hard, High Gloss, One-Part Polyurethane Finish paint. The fly bridge is being removed this month and going offsite for its own restoration. I'm doing away with the blue Marinette striping theme. I'm considering a White and Blue color scheme or White and Gray color scheme or a tri-color White and Blue and Gray color scheme. I am truly struggling with this choice and have been for months, nothing has been harder than trying to decide what colors I want to paint it, I think I just don't have a good skill set when it comes to colors, it just is not something I do well. The hull will remain white and that's the only thing I am certain of. There is a band of the hull both Port and Starboard that runs from the transom all the way up to the bow pulpit, it is about 10" wide, its the area from the rub rail on top to a flared ridge approximately 10" down, I want to paint this band either blue or gray, additionally if I paint this band either blue or gray I have been considering painting my transom and swim platform the same color. I am also considering painting the long air intake cowls the same color either blue or gray, these are removed from my boat at this time so painting these will be much easier on a couple of saw horses. Then lastly I will paint the fly bridge the same color either blue or gray. If any of you out there are skilled in the world of colors and color schemes then lend me a hand please. This is probably asking too much because the colors are considered a personal choice and you may feel reluctant to offer up any advice I understand but I welcome any help with this, again because I have been struggling with this for a long time and I still do have a plan.
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1990 Marinette 32' Sedan Fly Bridge "IKOI"
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Bow to Stern Full On Restoration in Progress
Chickamauga Lake, Tennessee
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Re: Before and After Topside Color Scheme

Postby MetalHead » Sun Feb 05, 2017 7:33 am

On thing to be aware of is dark colors on horizontal surfaces will get hot in the sun.
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Re: Before and After Topside Color Scheme

Postby honestcharlie56 » Sun Feb 05, 2017 7:45 am

excited to see this. my boats paint has literally passed up its lifespan twice.
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Re: Before and After Topside Color Scheme

Postby bill » Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:08 am

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Marinette's always look good from a distance. :D If you look too closely you will find imperfections. :( A new paint job always looks good. 8-)
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Re: Before and After Topside Color Scheme

Postby carl » Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:16 am

Remarkably all of the paint on my boat is original from the factory, it has never been painted in 27 years. I have ideas about the color scheme as I've shared above but I'm without one. I did just find many photos of Marinette boats painted differently on the SITE STORE link which helps a little but I am totally blocked, I just can't color it in my head.
1990 Marinette 32' Sedan Fly Bridge "IKOI"
Twin Crusader 350's (Closed Loop Cooling)
Bow to Stern Full On Restoration in Progress
Chickamauga Lake, Tennessee
A boat is always safe at shore, but that's not what its built for...

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Re: Before and After Topside Color Scheme

Postby jralbert » Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:38 am

Good luck, Carl, with the painting project. A few suggestions: First, prep is everything and I'm sure by now you've read enough to know the basic rules of getting a protective skin on the aluminum very quickly after sanding or blasting - within hours. Manufacturers, such as the Awl-Grip people (who I consulted) have tech departments that will coach and supply written how-to's. Next, whatever paint you use on the foredeck should be dull or on the dull side. Your eyes will love you for it as you will be spending much of your boating time looking forward and the glare of shiny paint. will wear you down.

Get a large photo of your boat and try different decorating ideas on the photos until you get to one you like. Because paint schemes are very personal you gotta do what you gotta do and what we say is pretty irrelevant. Except this - some color combinations are not good. A good paint store can show you how this works with house paints. Same is true for boats. keep it simple. Go to the library and look at boat pictures in magazines for ideas.

It's your Marinette and there is no extra value in keeping the design as the factory dictated. It's not some 16th century piece of furniture ruined by even cleaning up a bad finish. The boat isn't being appraised on Antique Roadshow.

Having said it's no one's business but yours how it looks, please do share the final results with us.
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Re: Before and After Topside Color Scheme

Postby jralbert » Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:38 am

Good luck, Carl, with the painting project. A few suggestions: First, prep is everything and I'm sure by now you've read enough to know the basic rules of getting a protective skin on the aluminum very quickly after sanding or blasting - within hours. Manufacturers, such as the Awl-Grip people (who I consulted) have tech departments that will coach and supply written how-to's. Next, whatever paint you use on the foredeck should be dull or on the dull side. Your eyes will love you for it as you will be spending much of your boating time looking forward and the glare of shiny paint. will wear you down.

Get a large photo of your boat and try different decorating ideas on the photos until you get to one you like. Because paint schemes are very personal you gotta do what you gotta do and what we say is pretty irrelevant. Except this - some color combinations are not good. A good paint store can show you how this works with house paints. Same is true for boats. keep it simple. Go to the library and look at boat pictures in magazines for ideas.

It's your Marinette and there is no extra value in keeping the design as the factory dictated. It's not some 16th century piece of furniture ruined by even cleaning up a bad finish. The boat isn't being appraised on Antique Roadshow.

Having said it's no one's business but yours how it looks, please do share the final results with us.
-joel-
former owner 1988 '32 FB Sedan
Chesapeake Bay
twin 318 / 240 hp
Potomac MD

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Re: Before and After Topside Color Scheme

Postby carl » Sun Feb 05, 2017 3:24 pm

So that's what the Flattening Agent that Interlux sells is for, makes sense now. That would be some glare coming off of my lower cabin top. Thank you.
1990 Marinette 32' Sedan Fly Bridge "IKOI"
Twin Crusader 350's (Closed Loop Cooling)
Bow to Stern Full On Restoration in Progress
Chickamauga Lake, Tennessee
A boat is always safe at shore, but that's not what its built for...

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Re: Before and After Topside Color Scheme

Postby EWRice » Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:36 pm

Altering the paint job can have an incredible effect on a boat. The blue and white were reversed topside on my boat. Changed the whole look. As stated earlier, darker than white on your deck or cabin top, as cool as it looks, heats things up. I have never had a problem walking on my decks in the sun, but with all the windows closed I could probably cook a pizza on the counter top.
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Re: Before and After Topside Color Scheme

Postby carl » Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:01 am

EWRice, I think the color scheme on your boat looks great and it helps me a lot. I understand the point about the heat gain with the darker colors.
1990 Marinette 32' Sedan Fly Bridge "IKOI"
Twin Crusader 350's (Closed Loop Cooling)
Bow to Stern Full On Restoration in Progress
Chickamauga Lake, Tennessee
A boat is always safe at shore, but that's not what its built for...


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