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Re: Bright or painted hul
Posted by Laszlo on Nov 10, 2007
I've personally found a good-looking bright finish easier to do than a good-looking coat of paint. This is mainly because of the woodgrain distracting eyes from slight imperfections in the varnish.
If you're looking for extra bottom protection, I'd recommend a graphite/epoxy mixture rather than paint or varnish. It makes the boat slipperier so that it slides over rocks & stuff instead of catching on them. It also makes a visually striking contrast with wood grain on the side panels. That's what I'm planning for mine.
In Response to: Bright or painted hull? by Erik Reikes on Nov 10, 2007