BoatLife Caulk Color 1173 Cameo

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rnln
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BoatLife Caulk Color 1173 Cameo

Postby rnln » Tue Nov 23, 2021 4:23 am

How close color match is there between BoatLife Caulk in color 1173 Cameo and the tan color on a 1987 REVENGE?

I will use the caulk on through-hull drains, the fuel tank cover, the live well cover, and their screws.

[A recommendation I heard said the color of the boat was] desert storm.

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Re: BoatLife Caulk Color 1173 Cameo

Postby jimh » Tue Nov 23, 2021 9:10 am

The gel coat color used on many classic-era Boston Whaler boats is called Desert Tan.

Desert Storm as a gel coat color is unknown to me.

The present day hue of the molded deck components on a 1987 boat will vary depending on the exposure to weather and sunlight and with the care given to preserving the original surface.

rnln
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Re: BoatLife Caulk Color 1173 Cameo

Postby rnln » Tue Nov 23, 2021 1:34 pm

Desert Tan, yes. Sorry, my mind doesn't work well late at night. Thanks.
Is anyone familiar with BoatLife Caulk 1173 Cameo?
Thanks again.

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Re: BoatLife Caulk Color 1173 Cameo

Postby Jefecinco » Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:51 am

It is very difficult to discuss specific color matches on a forum. The deck of your boat may be more faded than is another deck. Consider buying a small tube, not a caulking gun tube, of the caulk and check it beside your deck. If it's an acceptable match go for the caulking gun size. I don't recommend buying spare caulk for later use. I've found old unopened tubes of caulk harden.
Butch

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Re: BoatLife Caulk Color 1173 Cameo

Postby rnln » Wed Nov 24, 2021 2:46 pm

Thanks Jefecinco