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Kirby paint color picutres...

Discussion in 'Wood and Canvas' started by Howie, Nov 15, 2020.

  1. Howie

    Howie Wooden Canoe Maniac

    Hi. I'm wondering if people who have used Kirby paint on their canoes could send me a picture or two of these canoes. I find it better to imagine how my canoe would look in a color if I can see the color in someone else's pictures. I'm leaning toward a red shade, but all pics are welcome!

    Hey - what with the virus floating around and us all locked up inside, this is a great excuse to look over your old canoe pics!
  2. Dan Lindberg

    Dan Lindberg Ex Wood Hoarder

    A Penn Yan I did some years ago - Kirby paint, #40 light green.

    Last edited: Nov 17, 2020
  3. floydvoid

    floydvoid Enthusiastic about Wooden Canoes

    I had them mix me up a custom color a while ago, I have to send them a new color to match again. Do you have their sample pamphlet? They have chips of the actual paint they will mail you.

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  4. Dan Miller

    Dan Miller cranky canoeist Staff Member

    One of my early Northern Fox builds, painted in Kirby's See Red - one of my favorite colors. For reference, gunwales are black cherry, decks are birds' eye maple.

  5. Dan Miller

    Dan Miller cranky canoeist Staff Member

    A much younger me in my Blanchard-built Adirondack guideboat. Exterior is Kirby's bronze green, interior a matte Irish green.

    Photo by Ritchie Orris.

    Dan in Blanchard 2 by R Orris crop.jpg
  6. I've used Kirby's twice. First on a Chestnut Pal, color is Blind Green. IMG_0355.JPG IMG_0355.JPG Second is Kirby's Rich Red, on a restored Rehbein,(Woodland Canoe Works. Duluth,Mn) IMG_0464.JPG IMG_0560.JPG

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  7. monkitoucher

    monkitoucher Canoe Curious

  8. David Satter

    David Satter LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Kirby #4 orange the first time I used orange. It was pretty cool looking. something different. IMG_2899.JPG TTACH]
  9. David Satter

    David Satter LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Also #35 seaweed still in the paint room almost done. IMG_4631.JPG
    It's a custom color by Kirby, but really close to their seaweed.
  10. ppride

    ppride Canoe Builder

    #21 red yankee(144).JPG
  11. MGC

    MGC Scrapmaker

    Custom green to match original color found under the keel and Kirby Green Grey #1 IMG_2708.JPG IMG_3334.JPG
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  12. MGC

    MGC Scrapmaker

    Number 11 yellow and yes, it's that bright!
  13. shelldrake

    shelldrake LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Kirby Green Tint.

  14. shelldrake

    shelldrake LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Kirby Light Green. IMG_8138.jpeg.jpg
  15. OP

    Howie Wooden Canoe Maniac

    Wow... Thanks everyone!

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