Paint code match

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Dave M, Jan 2, 2018.

  1. Dave M

    Dave M New Member

    5
    Oct 3, 2007
    Sunbury Pa
    1985 Weekender 300
    1988 Sorrento 24
    350 merc
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    I have a 1985 Weekender , sand color. I bought a radar arch off of a junked Weekender that is white. I need to get a paint code for 1985 sand so I can have the arch painted to match
    Thanks
     
  2. fwebster

    fwebster Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 6, 2006
    Middle Tennessee ; Panama City Beach, FL
    1996 450DA
    3116 Caterpillars
    Both hull and arch are gel coated, not painted. If you wish to paint the arch you found, then you will need to get a professional paint store to optically scan the gelcoat on the boat and mix a paint to match it. Even then it will be hit or miss due to the gelcoat oxidation and aging on a 30 year old boat. Avoid the big box stores for reading the color and matching the paint. I have had good luck using a Sherwin Williams Industrial (not a retail store) paint store and a PPG store for matches in the past.
     
  3. ttmott

    ttmott Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 3, 2012
    Space Coast Florida
    2006 52 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins QSM11
    Or, go to a quality autobody shop and have them match. They can paint some cards which can be taped to the hull for matching in the sun and other ambient conditions.... Like Mr. Webster says the hull will be faded or off the original color due to natural aging so get your hull polished to a best condition then match.
     

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