Paint Color???

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  1. mstang64bb

    mstang64bb Member

    186
    Jan 3, 2013
    North East Connecticut
    1988 Sea Ray 268 Sundancer
    454 w/ bravo II drive
    Hello~
    I recently purchased a used radar arch for my 268. It's a little rough and will need some repair. I would like to paint it with urethane paint. How can I find the correct color? I already contacted Sea Ray. They said their records don't go back that far. If I take the transom door or anchor hatch off the boat, where could I go to get a color match in urethane paint?
    Thanks, Bob
     
  2. SKybolt

    SKybolt Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    847
    Nov 11, 2014
    Kent Narrows, MD
    1988 460 EC
    Detroit 6v92TA
    (Low profile's)
    Alison Gears
    Westerbeke
    12.5kw Genset
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  3. Lazy Daze

    Lazy Daze Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 21, 2009
    PA
    Various
    Various
    Ask around at some car dealships - see who they subcontract out to for paint repairs, if they don't do it themselves. Either way, they should be able to point you in the direction of a good auto body paint supply shop (probably not Maaco!). Best bet is to match the color to something on your boat as it's unlikely the boat is still the same color as it was originally.
     
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  4. Pirate Lady

    Pirate Lady Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2020
    Chesapeake, Middle River
    91 250 Sundancer, gorgeous, no you can’t buy it.
    454 Bravo 1.
     
  5. Pirate Lady

    Pirate Lady Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2020
    Chesapeake, Middle River
    91 250 Sundancer, gorgeous, no you can’t buy it.
    454 Bravo 1.
    What is the condition of the colored gel coat? If original, prolly not good. I did Awlgrip on my 268 with arch, took 3 days from taping to finish.
     
  6. Pirate Lady

    Pirate Lady Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2020
    Chesapeake, Middle River
    91 250 Sundancer, gorgeous, no you can’t buy it.
    454 Bravo 1.
    Use awlgrip, it’s made for boats unlike some generic urethane.
     
  7. Pirate Lady

    Pirate Lady Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2020
    Chesapeake, Middle River
    91 250 Sundancer, gorgeous, no you can’t buy it.
    454 Bravo 1.
    Another idea, vinyl wrap, very popular these days.
     
  8. 76SeaRay

    76SeaRay New Member

    13
    Aug 24, 2017
    SW Washington
    76 Sea Ray SRV220 OV
    GM 5.7L Vortec, Mercruiser Alpha One Gen One
    Take your sample parts to an auto body supply shop (as opposed to a painter) if you want to do it yourself. For example, Auto Body Supplies and Paint Inc in Hartford, CT. Most supply shops can actually mix paint for you to match as they supply the painters with custom colors. Key is to get a good representative sample for them to match. They can provide various grades (therefore price) in both urethane and epoxy paints and primers.
     
  9. SKybolt

    SKybolt Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    847
    Nov 11, 2014
    Kent Narrows, MD
    1988 460 EC
    Detroit 6v92TA
    (Low profile's)
    Alison Gears
    Westerbeke
    12.5kw Genset
    You need to use Awlgrip - car paint won't last as long especially in the cold weather and will crack and even flake off. Paint shops are not going to have Awlgrip, might be able to get it for you but chances are they won't stock it.
     
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  10. 390x

    390x Member

    809
    Mar 12, 2009
    Moline, IL
    1989 390 EC
    454 Merc BWI
    Any decent auto paint supply store can scan it and come up with a color formula. Don't listen to anyone says they can only be painted with Awlgrip. It's simply just not true. several of the different paints in the DuPont ( Axalta) line are fantastic, and Imron is even better than Awlgrip.
     

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