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jimh posted 02-28-2001 03:50 AM ET (US)   Profile for jimh   Send Email to jimh  
We were down in sunny SE Florida last week and had a chance to see quite a few Whalers on the water and at the dealer.

I noticed a couple of things. The classic "Desert Tan" gelcoat will tend to fade from UV oxidation into a lighter shade. We looked closely at a couple of Whalers that had spent too much time in the Florida sun and their gelcoat was turned almost white. There was a marked contrast to the original shade.

Since we were riding around in a very well preserved 25-foot sample of Desert Tan gelcoat (lhg's WHALE LURE), it was quite easy to make the color comparison.

The new 2001 hulls, while not as cream-colored as Desert Tan, are definitely not a bright titanium white. They are a shade off from pure, bright white.


tightloops posted 03-11-2001 10:52 AM ET (US)     Profile for tightloops  Send Email to tightloops     
Hey Jim,

I bought the 1977 Montauk I emailed you about a couple weeks ago! First project is getting the hull back to its desert tan you know the color code for this and what source I should use? Or which section I can find a post on this subject already..Ive been going through all of the posts pretty thouroughly...Thanks Jim!--Dan

Mark Gallagher posted 03-11-2001 08:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for Mark Gallagher  Send Email to Mark Gallagher     
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Bullbay posted 03-21-2001 09:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bullbay  Send Email to Bullbay     
I just had a pro fix 42 holes in my stern where two batteries and a bilge pump were on a 89 Montauk. This boat had been kept outside in Florida and in Charleston and was heavily oxidized. I have put a lot of 3M restorer and elbow greese into and it is between white and deser tan. The pro matched the colors perfectly but the repaired area is much more shiny than the other areas (he did the whole transom basically). He and I both feel that it wil be an exact match after a summer in the sun.
shearwater posted 03-22-2001 10:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for shearwater  Send Email to shearwater     
I am the present owner of a '60's Montauk. The interior gelcoat has surface crazing and will not polish back up. I have been informed by someone in the business locally that I could use a LP to restore the surface after priming. However, I just checked on the spectrumcolor site someone posted and the price, if that was a gallon price, would be much more preferable. Anyone have any ideas as to which way I should go? Thanks!

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