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PostPosted: December 14th, 2006, 9:43 pm 
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After more than two years in the restorers shop, the time has finally come to decide on a paint colour.
The canoe is a mid 20’s w/c Thompson, classic lines and beautiful upswept ends.
I would like some distinctive colour for this distinctive canoe. No red or green for this baby!
Google found the following assortment that appealed to me, same basic shape and lines too.

Any opinions / thoughts / comments?

Paul

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big fan of no. 1 :o 8) :D

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Tom Thomson painted his canoe blue. He mixed the colours himself to get the shade he wanted. An artist wouldn't be satisfied with paint straight from a can. :wink:

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I hope the canoe looks good after it's restoration, Hooligan !!!!! :clap:

If you are wondering, this is what Hooligan's canoe looked like when found two years ago.....hanging in the garage of the Grandfather of a family friend of mine..... hadn't been used for 25 years or so. I bought it, but was really looking for a solo canoe..... so I passed it on. Enjoy, Hooligan :D

PS I kept the Chestnut canoe co paddle :wink:

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PostPosted: December 15th, 2006, 12:40 am 
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hooligan wrote:
Any opinions / thoughts / comments?


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No. 1 = unusual . . . Is that one the 'Night Rider' model? 8)
how about a Blackish-Blue = Indigo

Are you still calling it Antique?
Don't you kinda hafta respect the circa it was born in? :o
better check with Ralph . . . Lauren- he's got a paint line
saluting that era of canoes and Golden Pond n' stuff.
s'true.

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PostPosted: December 15th, 2006, 7:12 am 
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Here are about 55 different colors and designs to choose from:

http://www.wcha.org/catalogs/old-town/d ... mbnal.html

Here are a couple of canoes that I did:

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Have fun with it. That's one of the best things about these old boats. The color scheme is only limited by the imagination, not the royalex plant.

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Some very nice colours on that Old Town chart. Personally, I'm a red man....Check out the Swastika canoe on the OT site....seems so out of place to see that design on a canoe.


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I think red would be nice too - I also echo Siren1 on the colour schemes' of Ralph Lauren.

Ralph really does have the best selection of reds - and if this is possible (on a canoe) you can apply a glaze overtop and burnish it to create an antique look.

There are several faux glaze techniques with "how to" in Home Depot -

I used Ralph's colours in a couple rooms in my home and really love them.

Here's Ralph - Moraccan Red -

http://rlhome.polo.com/rlhome/products/ ... lp&start=0

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I have a creamy white Old Town canvas canoe. But I've found that I really like yellow canoes.... don't actually own one... but will definitely paint one yellow when it finally needs it. I like yellow canoes because they don't meld in with ubiquitous red and green canoes and it stands out so nice in photos. Especially, those with dark green spruce forests surrounding.

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How about very (very) non-traditional? You could pick almost any colour, not just graphite on black, but the idea is to "stand out" in a subtle, not garish, way.

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I did a restoration guided by Jerry Stelmok and Rollin Thurlow's book "The Wood and Canvas Canoe ... ". For color I chose the blue of the canoes on the cover of their book, seen here ...
http://www.wooden-canoes.com/booksandvids.htm

I ordered a few supplies from them including a quart of paint which they said was a custom mix of that same color blue. I'm very pleased with the result which you can barely see in my avatar. I'd post a larger version but don't know how to attach a photo.

They have pics of a lot of beautiful canoes on their website. If you see a color you like I suppose they would mix it for you on request.


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[quote="Audiohio"]I did a restoration guided by Jerry Stelmok and Rollin Thurlow's book "The Wood and Canvas Canoe ... ". For color I chose the blue of the canoes on the cover of their book, seen here ...
http://www.wooden-canoes.com/booksandvids.htm

I'd post a larger version but don't know how to attach a photo.

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Go to Imagecave - it is a free service.

Your process:
1. Upload your photo to image cave.
2. Copy the link directly from Imagecave into the CCR post - to do this you must include the IMG function.

So you first click "IMG" then paste your link from Imagecave then click "IMG" again

Voila!

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Ladydi ... thanks for the instructions. I'll get set up with an account so I can do it.

Hooligan ... I notice the third photo you posted, the canoe sitting on horses out on the lawn, is one of Northwoods Canoe's projects ...
http://www.wooden-canoes.com/canoes/morris15.htm


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This one looks sharp
http://forums.wcha.org/attachment.php?a ... 1137594820


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Thanks to Ladydi, here's the pic

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