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Paint for Gold Striping?

Discussion in 'Wood and Canvas' started by ThomasRodCo, Dec 31, 2020.

  1. ThomasRodCo

    ThomasRodCo Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Planning to paint my newly acquired 1935 OT 16' HW.
    I want to return it to its original "Design #33" colors: Bright Red with a 1/2" Gold stripe.
    My question is, what are people using for the striping? I don't see a lot of Marine grade Gold out there.
    Will any oil-based enamel do for the stripe?
    thanks in advance!
    Steve
     
  2. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

    Well, it really depends on how much you want to spend. The canoe shown at http://forums.wcha.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=5305&d=1215358989 came from the factory with a copper based gold paint stripe that slowly turned green after a few years of use in the ocean. It has been replaced with gold leaf which doesn't have that issue but is more expensive. Good luck,

    Benson
     
  3. OP
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    ThomasRodCo

    ThomasRodCo Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Thanks Benson, I did find a "TotalBoat" brand gold on Amazon for $30/pint. If I can't find another solution, I'll probably go with that.
    Steve
     
  4. monkitoucher

    monkitoucher Canoe Curious

  5. OP
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    ThomasRodCo

    ThomasRodCo Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Wow, that's a couple of beauty's!! Thanks, I'll check Eastwood.
    Steve
     
  6. monkitoucher

    monkitoucher Canoe Curious

    You might also try lettering brushes too. The width that you're laying down may work better with a good letter brush. I ended up pulling the masking tape off when the paint was still tacky. It allowed me to clean up any bleed through from the masking tape with mineral spirits.
     
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