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Old 03-20-2011, 01:34 AM
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OK, so what is it? Im getting ready to get mine redone? I boat in mostly brackish water.

also going to try and put a bottle opener on it. should I paint it to match or leave it original finish?.
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Old 03-20-2011, 11:37 AM
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OK, so what is it? Im getting ready to get mine redone? I boat in mostly brackish water.

also going to try and put a bottle opener on it. should I paint it to match or leave it original finish?.
Back in the 90s we built a Skater race boat called wits end. It was whited out, so the rub rail was painted white. All the hard ware (hinges, handles, etc) were powder coated white. After 2-3 races all the powdercoat was chipping off and looking like crap, the rub rail looked great.
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Old 03-20-2011, 09:47 PM
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Powder is much like paint in that prep is 90% of the game. I think a lot of people think its magic... It's not, but when applied properly can weather better then paint. Flaking and peeling powder is NOT right
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