Here is a '57 Hobie I bought back in the 90's. when I purchased it, it had cream yellow panels and was fairly nice. A buddy borrowed it and had a accident, the board cam back with many dings. Ten years later I thought I would fix it and put new panels on. Well after sitting for a few years, and looking at it naked with all of its history showing I ditched the panels and gave it a new gloss, showing all of its proud history.