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Old 27 October 2007, 13:24   #21
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Any bright colour will fade unless you keep the UV off it. One of my friends runs the local DynoRod franchise - they have had terrible trouble with their vans fading - the Dayglo only lasts about 6 months - they have now changed the roof colour to grey and reduced the amount of Dayglo on the sides.
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Old 28 October 2007, 07:22   #22
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Black is the easiest colour to keep clean IMHO. All it needs is a quick hose down to get any salt off and it looks great.
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Old 31 October 2007, 13:34   #23
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With respect to colour choices, have had 2 whites and dirts notorious at sight very easily, had to constant clean to look sober and neat, light or dark grey will be more suitable against dirt or at least clean less. Right now using a medium colour between light and dark grey and cleaning a lot less too.

Dark colours material tend to atract/keep more heat as cars does specially in plain summer, causing a little more overinflation on tubes and tend with long time to discolour a little faster than lighter colours boats..

Of tastes and colours never have written the authors...

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Old 31 October 2007, 15:26   #24
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Used to have a Dark blue Ribcraft that showed up the seagull poo and salt rime nicely - big fan of turquoise at the moment, it's not faded any because it's well protected.

Makes a nice change from Orange or Dark Blue I suppose.....
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