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

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  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.

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  3. floydvoid

    floydvoid Curious 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.

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  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.

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  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

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  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
     
  12. MGC

    MGC Scrapmaker

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

    shelldrake LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Kirby Green Tint.

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  14. shelldrake

    shelldrake LOVES Wooden Canoes

    Kirby Light Green. IMG_8138.jpeg.jpg
     
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    Howie

    Howie Wooden Canoe Maniac

    Wow... Thanks everyone!
     

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