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andygere posted 02-20-2003 07:05 PM ET (US)   Profile for andygere   Send Email to andygere  
I called Spectrum Color today to order a patch paste kit for the exterior (transom, etc.) of my 1989 Outrage 22 Cuddy and they couldn't tell me the correct color. Their website lists many colors for that year. Does anyone know the correct color and/or Spectrum part number? It appears to be very different (lighter) than the desert tan I have for the interior, which is a good match there.
Tom W Clark posted 02-20-2003 07:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     

According to Chuck Bennett of Boston Whaler it is all Desert Tan on an Outrage of your vintage. I had the same experience with the inside and outside of My Outrage being quite different, but I now believe that is just from fading. Spectrum refers to this Desert Tan as "1972-1993, Desert Tan"

Unlike the 17' and smaller models like the Montauk which, up until 1984, used Outrage Gray (Spectrum calls this color "1972-1984, Lt. Grey") for the exterior, the V-hulled Outrage models like yours and mine always used Desert Tan both inside and outside. I had been under the impression that my Outrage also used the lighter color for the exterior but I was apparently wrong.

The other colors that Spectrum lists for the 1989 vintage are:

“1976-1993, Olive Drab Green” presumably for Military/CPD boats
“1984-1998, Haze Grey” again a CPD color
“1985-1997, Navy Grey” speaks for itself
“1987-1989, Sport Boat Grey” used on the Temptations
“1988-1989, Mischief Red” used on the 15’ Mischief model
“1989-1993, Pantone Grey” I’m unsure of this one (some Reebok model?).
“1989-1993, White” the first of the White hulled Reebok Whalers from the 1990’s

I do not believe any form this list apply to your boat.

andygere posted 02-20-2003 08:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for andygere  Send Email to andygere     
Thanks for the info Tom. I have desert tan patch paste, so I guess I'll just experiment with tinting it. I have some white gelcoat that might work as a coloring agent, I'll try that first.

kingfish posted 02-20-2003 09:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for kingfish  Send Email to kingfish     

I have ordered and used Spectrum 1972-93 Desert Tan patch-paste (4 or 5 2-oz. jars) and gelcoat by the quart for my 1992 OR22, and they have all been a perfect match, inside and out.


kingfish posted 02-20-2003 09:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for kingfish  Send Email to kingfish     
The rest of the story - I forgot to make my point - I'd bet a pretty good sized fish dinner that our boats are the same color.


alkar posted 02-20-2003 09:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for alkar  Send Email to alkar     
Kingfish, my boat is also an 89 Outrage and the interior looks substantially lighter than the outer hull. The guys at Multicraft assured me that the inside and outside were the same color. They said the inside was just faded and "oxidized". How do we return the inside to the original color so the patch paste matches?
kingfish posted 02-20-2003 09:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for kingfish  Send Email to kingfish     
Color restorer, wax and elbow grease. Occasionally there may be areas that are degraded enough that something beyond color restorer might be necessary like a light rubbing compound (color restorer is actually a *very* light rubbing compound).

If you haven't tried this process yet, it will seem like magic when the rich Desert Tan color comes back to the surface!

Gep posted 02-21-2003 10:53 AM ET (US)     Profile for Gep  Send Email to Gep     
I ordered the patch paste and some gelcoat from Spectrum for my '81 Outrage. When I did a test of the colors on my transom I noticed the gelcoat was a little darker than the patch paste. The patch paste was really close.
I also ordered some white tint and tinted some patch paste and tried some on some screw holes. It came out very close.
lhg posted 02-21-2003 06:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
Use the Mequiares #44 fiberglass color restorer first. But I have found that no matter how much you polish, 100% of the faded color cannot be brought back to original. The UV permanently damages some of the color pigment in the gelcoat. You will be able to see this difference under letters, fittings, etc. I can also say the inside and outside colors are the same, at least in '86 and '89.
brestbay posted 02-22-2003 01:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for brestbay  Send Email to brestbay     
Call Boston Whaler customer service at 386-428-0057. Give them the HIN number from your boat and they will tell you what color you need

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