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Boot stripe and hull side white gloss or semi?

Post by Tmalko » Sat Mar 06, 2021 9:00 am

I have a 57 CC 27’ Sedan, what finish of white paint on the hull sides was the original, gloss, semi or flat? Also where can you get a blue color boot stripe paint for the same boat, year? Thanks
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Re: Boot stripe and hull side white gloss or semi?

Post by Greg Wallace » Sun Mar 07, 2021 9:52 am

As I recall painted hulls were finished "satin" , may have been semi gloss, definitely not gloss. Someone on here knows for sure but an accessory manual from period would list hull side paints as well as boot stripe colors. May have one in club archives. Mine are not readily available at the moment or I would check.
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Re: Boot stripe and hull side white gloss or semi?

Post by Tmalko » Mon Mar 08, 2021 7:06 am

Thanks that is helpful, appreciate the response. If you come across documentation let me know.
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Re: Boot stripe and hull side white gloss or semi?

Post by maritimeclassics » Mon Mar 08, 2021 8:37 am

Not sure of the sheen of the paints way back but most of the hull paints today are gloss. It gives better protection if it is gloss and hard like a Pettit Easyepoxy white. That's what we always use and is what on my boat and its been on there for a few years now and looks great.
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Re: Boot stripe and hull side white gloss or semi?

Post by Greg Wallace » Mon Mar 08, 2021 9:00 am

The 1957 Chris Craft equipment and accessory catalog lists hull side paints as "semi-gloss". Many of these actually appeared satin to nearly flat depending on color and application. This is consistent with my memory of those on our showroom and shop. Boot Stripe is gloss. Today you see gloss being used. Looks great on a very very fair hull but is not original. Its your boat, do what you like,its only paint. There is a copy of the 57 accessory catalog in the club archives.
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Re: Boot stripe and hull side white gloss or semi?

Post by Tmalko » Sun Apr 04, 2021 5:27 pm

Thanks for the responses. Who makes a good semi gloss white hull paint, Interlux?

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