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    I'm thinking about spraying my top kits either grey or white but worried this my weaken them. What are peoples thoughts?

    Also if I decide to go ahead what paint is best?

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    I have a couple of white top kits for my shallow fishing. I do not not rub them down, just clean them and spray matt white. Still ok after 2+ seasons.
    Top anglers Dennis White and Jon Arthur use similar tops, which is good enough for me to give them a try.
    This topic has had some strong responses on here before, so have a search for some old threads.

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    It's the acetone in spays that can (in theory) eat into resins and weaken the structure.

    However, most of it evaporates before the spray reaches the target surface - so, as long as you apply in thin coats, it's unlikely to cause any damage to the top kits.

    Acrylics or car spray-paints will be fine, but avoid the slow drying specialist paints like Hammerite and lacquers.

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    Nothing Special needed, way back in the 70s Keith Evans ( R.I.P.)
    "Cofton Hacket" Painted his Stick Float Rods Sky Blue ,he was convinced that he would be able to Catch Closer
    than anyone else because his rods wouldn't be as visible as the dark coloured rods they were using.
    Keith just used sky Blue Enamel paint Humbrol model paint.
    Don't think type of paint matters .
    As Charlie said he just used a Spray can
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    Quote Originally Posted by BIG COL View Post
    Nothing Special needed, way back in the 70s Keith Evans ( R.I.P.)
    "Cofton Hacket" Painted his Stick Float Rods Sky Blue ,he was convinced that he would be able to Catch Closer
    than anyone else because his rods wouldn't be as visible as the dark coloured rods they were using.
    Keith just used sky Blue Enamel paint Humbrol model paint.
    Don't think type of paint matters .
    As Charlie said he just used a Spray can
    Was that the Keith Evans who ran Fishermen of England in Walsall at one time??
    Take nothing but photographs,leave nothing but footprints.

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    Peter
    Keith was from Longbridge .
    I don't think so mate ,but I'm not Certain if he worked there between Austin Clissett's Closing
    & buying Barry Brookes' Shop from Rick Haynes.
    He would not have unemployed ,so it's certainly a possibility .
    He was the Manager of Austin Clissett's Shop in Alum Rock .
    He was there from the 70s until it Closed i
    He Then Brought Barry Brookes' Shop on Bristol Rd, .
    He was there until he Passed away.
    Keith was a Member of Cofton Hacket A.C
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    Brilliant thanks for the responses lads

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIG COL View Post
    Peter
    Keith was from Longbridge .
    He was the Manager of Austin Clissett's Shop in Alum Rock .
    He was there from the 70s until it Closed i
    He Then Brought Barry Brookes' Shop on Bristol Rd, .
    He was there until he Passed away.
    Keith was a Member of Cofton Hacket A.C
    Yes,same person I first ,met him when he worked for Bowyers,the cooked meats and pie company, met a few times on the bank at the parks festivals and a few other venues,nice bloke.
    Take nothing but photographs,leave nothing but footprints.

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    Definitely was a Character ,Fished with him for years ,he was a Great Angler & a Dear Friend
    Colin

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    Not sure it makes a difference TBH.

    IMO it's the shadow they spook from and a grey kit still casts a shadow.
    On the gathering storm comes a tall handsome man, in a dusty black coat and red right hand.

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