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Old 06 April 2014, 07:26   #1
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Flowcoat colour changing bleed through

My inside deck/hull is currently orange and I'm thinking of trying to reduce the tango effect and bring some blue into the mix to break it up and make it look less like a rescue boat

If I went for something like a blue flowcoat anti slip will the orange show through the blue once applied or is it best to apply flowcoat of the same colour blue first then apply the antislip.
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Old 06 April 2014, 10:59   #2
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Orange under blue is probably one of the most likely colours to bleed through I wouldnt like to comment on the best way to approach it
Does it have to be blue,could it be in the same colour group? Say a red maybe its much less likely to be a problem then
Any chips / scratches in the blue will stick out like a sore thumb too
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Red would be too close a colour for me to the orange.

Don't get me wrong I like orange but everything on my boat is orange the hull,deck,tubes,jockey seats,console the only thing that's not is the engine and rubbing band.
So I was thinking maybe a first coat of blue flowcoat then a coat of blue anti slip flowcoat would give a decent enough thickness to protect against light abuse.

And can always keep a tin of blue antislip for scratch repair but is it just going to show through no matter what I do.
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Don't get me wrong I like orange but everything on my boat is orange the hull,deck,tubes,jockey seats,console
If it's all orange, trying to change the colour of only part of it is going to make it look like a bad bodge job however well you do it.
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If it's all orange, trying to change the colour of only part of it is going to make it look like a bad bodge job however well you do it.
Really don't want a bodge job but the bit I want to make blue is just the flat deck and not the valances on the sides so I would of thought I could do some decent job with blue seeing as a lot of peoples boats have a different colour for the actual grippy deck.

Or is blue just to risqué
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I'd go for black or dark grey personally. It's going to look like a rescue boat however hard you try-it's a Northcraft with orange tubes. There's nothing wrong with that, but you're not going to get away from it unless you retube it.
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I would do the blue deck and retube in blue when it needs a retube or put blue wear patches on the tubes now to help brighten it up
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I would do the blue deck and retube in blue when it needs a retube or put blue wear patches on the tubes now to help brighten it up
Was not thinking of tube replacement yet as the tubes are in pretty good condition considering they are 14 years old.

But was looking to keep with the blue and orange colour scheme and get some blue added to the tubes like the photo below but with blue instead of the black on the tubes maybe I get that stuck on over the current orange but have no idea on rough price for a job like that.


I just like the design on the tubes. Not just because it's a northcraft as well that means bugger all.
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Stick blue Treadmaster down, possibly easier to apply than flowcoat and anti-slip.
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You can't use two coats of flow coat as they won't chemically bond together due to the wax content in flow coat. Use gelcoat for the first layer which dries tacky then add wax to make it into flow coat and non slip granuals. I'd go far grey or black and put black or grey wear patches on the tubes as paul suggests. How to get it looking smart rather than a bodge all depends how you shape it round the edges and round the seats and console etc. The other option is tread mast which looks smart but is probably a bugger to get it all symmetrical etc without wasting loads as you cut it wrong! Let's chat next time I'm round Sent from my iPhone using Rib.net
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