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Hopefully ya'll remember my build from the old site.

I've been kicking around the idea of painting the thing. Hull ONLY though. No paint on the inside-it will stay diamondplate :eek::

OR...should I just leave it all bare aluminum??

Paint would look nicer, but bare aluminum is pretty much maintenance free.






 

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Our new kicker build will be bare aluminum. Virgil and I will reveal it when it is ready. We feel that the bare aluminum is a better look. But...... painting it would also look good with the right colors, just go with what you want!!
 

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You spent way too much effort on this hull to paint it, man! Leave her nekkid!
 

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How much does it cost to wrap it? And how durable is that?

Man Dale, I'm so on the fence here-if it didn't have that swirly, 'antique' look to it, it would be a no-brainer. Just dunno about it as it is now.
 

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leave it just the way it is for now...cover it in fish blood ;)
 

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I like naked but with the swirls from grinding or sanding I would paint that one good luck with whatever you do.
 

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NICE RIG leave it bare. But Line -X the deck just primer gray it will stay cool in summer. I Line-X'ed mine and I can walk on my deck in the middle of summer bare footed. Check my boat out at garquest bowfishing on facebook
 

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i like bare but i think with the right color it would really set that boat off! a dark gunmetal gray would be the bomb

im voting paint! in my opinion you have put to much work not to but it needs to be dark
 

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I dont think you want to go to dark it will be hot it will cook your azz.
 

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i agree way to many bare boats and the olive drab im sorry but looks cheap....i know thats currently what my boat is but thats on the table for next off season the outside gets stripped and painted a little color thats different really makes a nice set up pop and get notice
 

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How much does it cost to wrap it? And how durable is that?

Man Dale, I'm so on the fence here-if it didn't have that swirly, 'antique' look to it, it would be a no-brainer. Just dunno about it as it is now.
I wrapped my 20' alumaweld 2 years ago and it held up great-well at least until i ran it thru the flooded timber in Illinois this year chasing fish around and got her wedged between 2 trees.Lost a panel off the back corner on that one and gonna replace it this year.Bought my wrap from powersportswraps.com out of PA,100's of patterns to choose from and depending on what you choose the price goes up or down.I paid $70 a sheet for my monster blue scale pattern and it took 12 sheets to do my boat.
 
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