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Old Town Orange For A 1920 Canoe

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by jam010148, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. jam010148

    jam010148 Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Does the Kirby orange(#4) match the orange of Old Town? I don't know that I particularly like painting "orange" but the build sheet identified that as the color with a black strip. So, I guess I'll give orange a try.
    thanks
    joe
     
  2. OP
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    jam010148

    jam010148 Curious about Wooden Canoes

    oops, make that a 1941 Yankee....thanks
     
  3. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

  4. OP
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    jam010148

    jam010148 Curious about Wooden Canoes

    My wife seems to like the Kirby orange, so I guess I will try it. If no one likes (buys when I post the canoe), I may know the reason why:) It should open eyes.
    thanks Benson
    joe
     
  5. David Satter

    David Satter LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Kirby orange IMG_2899.JPG
     
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    jam010148

    jam010148 Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Hi David - very nice. I may be sold on orange. Hopefully, my restore comes out as nice.
    thanks
    joe
     
  7. Dan Miller

    Dan Miller cranky canoeist Staff Member

    FWIW my wife insisted I buy some Kirby's orange when they were at Assembly a few years ago.

    I haven't used it yet. :rolleyes:
     
  8. Dan Lindberg

    Dan Lindberg Rotten Wood Hoarder

    If your intent is to sell the canoe, why would you ever paint it orange?
    Dan

    "If no one likes (buys when I post the canoe)"
     
  9. MGC

    MGC Paddlephile

    If you are selling, green or blue will sell. Orange....yeah, that's a hard one to paint over.
     
  10. Andre Cloutier

    Andre Cloutier Firestarter. Wicked Firestarter.

    Well, that and it doesnt rhyme with anything. I'd go for it, there are too many red and green canoes.
     
  11. MGC

    MGC Paddlephile

    My mother (German) used to complain about my fathers "French Canadian taste"...the brighter and more garish anything was the more he liked it.... like a crow and shiny objects. The gene may have skipped past me...I've never been attracted to the purple roofs along the St. Lawrence between Gananoque and Quebec City..go figure.
    I do plan to eventually paint my Chestnut a bright yellow but I have no plans to sell....;)
     

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