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    Turtill
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    My Mk1 has a cream/white hull which has been touched up with a slightly different shade. I am thinking about having the colour changed to a darker colour so the different shades do not show. Do I need a special wayfarer paint or gelcoat or whatever to do this?

    pete

    #11159

    If the boat is still original gelcoat, then you can just paint straight onto it (following cleaning/keying) with a suitable marine gloss, e.g. International Toplac. Two-pack paints are also available at greater cost but will be more hardwearing.
    The thing to watch is that you don’t put 2-pack paint onto normal paint- the solvents in it aren’t compatible.

    There are quite a few different marine paints available e.g. Hempel, International, Epihpanes, Teamac. But I don’t think there is a specific one for Wayfarers 🙂

    #11162
    Dave Barker
    Keymaster

    I think there are also some epoxy-based paints available, although I’m afraid I don’t know of any specific brands. (It’s possible that they be “trade only”, but where there’s a will…)

    #11163
    Turtill
    Member

    Thanks chaps. I think I will get advice from a boat builder as I am bound to make the wrong decision.

    pete

    #11164
    Geof
    Member

    You could also consider a whole boat wrap (above the waterline) with lots of different options on design/colour including metallic effects or graphics. Talk to a van wrap printer for pricing.
    I have seen some amazing effects on keel boats using this technique.

    #11165
    Turtill
    Member

    @Geof wrote:

    You could also consider a whole boat wrap (above the waterline) with lots of different options on design/colour including metallic effects or graphics. Talk to a van wrap printer for pricing.
    I have seen some amazing effects on keel boats using this technique.

    That sounds interesting. I will ask around about that.

    pete

    #11173
    admin
    Member

    This came up in a thread under the General tab:

    viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1286

    I got an estimate from a vinyl wrapping company who indicated about ÂŁ400 for a Wayfarer. I thijk you would still need to spend some time filling and fairing to make sure that air is not trapped under the vinyl but definitely worth considering if you fancy a complete change of appearance.

    #11180
    Turtill
    Member

    @Mike Summers wrote:

    This came up in a thread under the General tab:

    viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1286

    I got an estimate from a vinyl wrapping company who indicated about ÂŁ400 for a Wayfarer. I thijk you would still need to spend some time filling and fairing to make sure that air is not trapped under the vinyl but definitely worth considering if you fancy a complete change of appearance.

    I am having to understand my sail settings and I may have to spend something so I am holding back until I know the boat will sail faster and cruise too without having to change the jib halyard each time.

    pete

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