I have a green hornet black ops boat and when I went to buy it I was shying away from black specifically because of the idea that it would be hotter. I got it anyway. After a 2 day trip in Arkansas recently and being on the river for hours at temps around 90 and sunny I can say I really didn't notice a difference in my black or yellow boat. It does show normal scratches on the glossy areas more. I use 303 on it between trips and it is stored inside. My buddy has a red LL boat and side by side the plastic is the same. I do however think that LL plastic seems a little softer than some others. Just my observation.