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    pandos is offline Registered User
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    Default Toplac or Brightside.

    I want to repaint stripe on side of HR352. What is the practical difference between Toplac and Brightsides??
    HR352 for sale, see YBW Boats for Sale.

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    Default Re: Toplac or Brightside.

    I just went through the same dilema. From what I gather Toplac is an enamel and Brightside is a polyurethane so Toplac will give a deeper gloss, Brightside will be more durable.

    I went for Brightside in the end, but more for the colour than the paint. Brightside is still very glossy, and I'm sure Toplac is very durable.

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    Default Re: Toplac or Brightside.

    About 3 quid a tin for 750ml.
    Toplac is a silicon enamel and has a better UV resistance than Brightside.
    Brightside is polyurethane enamel and is very easy to apply.
    If you go to the International website for yachtpaint here:

    http://www.yachtpaint.com/uk/default.asp

    and fill in your details as requested, it will give you the best options for every onboard coating application inside or out.
    Hope that helps....

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    Default Re: Toplac or Brightside.

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    Brightside is polyurethane enamel and is very easy to apply.

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    I tried both and actually found Toplac easier to apply, Brightside seemed a bit thicker and didn't give as smooth a finsish.

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    Default Re: Toplac or Brightside.

    Toplac definately. Athough swmbo said could we have a plastic boat after 9 days in the yard repainting both hulls!!!!
    Mike not on Ceumur no more

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    Default Re: Toplac or Brightside.

    Both are good. Although I would always use Toplac, good durability and excellent finish. I am told by my local supplier that Internatuional are going to drop Toplac, although as ever with International it will probably reappear under a new product name. I hope it does, Toplac is the first decent paint I have ever used from International!

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    Default Re: Toplac or Brightside.

    My topsides are painted with Toplac, which I find lasts 3-5 years depending on the abuse level. I can't speak for brightside, but colour retention is good: I retouched some 2-year old stuff this spring and you can't see the join.
    http://www.eoa.org.uk/

    I'd far rather be happy than right.

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