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Old 12-09-2013, 16:53   #1
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Dark colored netting too hot?

I'm getting ready to paint the forward net on Cat2Fold. It is a large, vinyl coated mesh with only 1/4" square holes. Probably 30-40% open. Cat2Fold is getting some new colors added and I was wondering about painting the net red. However, we've been mostly using the boat down in Mexico where it can get hot. Would the net get too hot to walk on barefoot or hangout on with lots of skin exposed?
The net is currently white, but is all stained from rust and what nots. I could paint it white again, but it will get dirty again quicker. Not to mention that I hear white paints don't have nearly the UV protection as dark paints.
I just finished making a rear net out of 2" webbing (white) and painted it red. It looks GREAT! But, it is for carrying paddleboards and surf boards, not for stepping on (6"holes).
I'm mostly wondering what the collective thinks about the heat build-up of the red compared to white.
I'm also planning on painting the dodger (center cockpit tent living area) top red, and I wonder about the heat from that also.
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Old 12-09-2013, 17:12   #2
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Re: Dark colored netting too hot?

Our net has about the same hole diameter, is dark green and doesn't get hot - no noticeable difference in temperature at all. Not even when the wind is dead.

My only concern about red would be that red typically fades very quickly in UV and turns surprisingly ugly colors when it does. You may end up with an orangish-pink net.

Not that there's anything wrong with that...

Our dark green is now a turquoise blue, for example.

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Old 12-09-2013, 17:52   #3
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Re: Dark colored netting too hot?

for what it's worth went from a 2" white web to a black mesh last year and I love it.
was worried about heat initially but no hotter than my white decks.
also the mesh is large enough to shed water nicely when offshore.
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