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Old 13 March 2006, 16:44   #1
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Grey Ribs

Looking through all the ribs available today i can't believe why so many are grey. Of all the colours in the rainbow i didnt' think it would be one of the most poular. Why is this? I see scorpion like to use grey, we had a grey valiant last, i may add because it was the only colour available but after a bit of rain it was streaky and looked rubbish. Could anybody explain?

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Old 13 March 2006, 16:51   #2
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Grey is more resistant to fading in the sunlight than darker colours and cheaper than white! (Also shows the dirt less).
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I think that light grey looks less "in your face" than some brighter colours & will probably age the boat less in future years.

Interestingly, Ibiza blue (yuk!) seems to be popular with Scorpion customers for 2006.

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erhh and your problem blue is what exactly ?

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Old 14 March 2006, 04:15   #7
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but after a bit of rain it was streaky and looked rubbish. Could anybody explain?

Thanks Freddie

The streaking will be down to the polish / cleaning products you have used.

My Scorpion is Yellow and terrible to keep clean.

My Searider was grey and was just as difficult to keep clean. BUT once it got past a certain "dirtyness" it just looked a darker shade of grey and no longer needed cleaning.
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We used to have a Orange Humber, i used to get streaks when i cleaned it, our Scorpion is grey, never seems to need cleaning and as someone else said, you cannot see it fading
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Maybe because the ministry use battle ship grey, and if it works for them...
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erhh and your problem blue is what exactly ?

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No problem with blue Andy - I think that dark blue tubes on a rib look very smart. It's the Ibiza shade I don't like but hey, that's just my opinion
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