I get the devs have to make money somehow, but making people buy the SAME coating over again for every new ship type is just straight up ridiculous. The price to simply paint your ship is quite high to start with and when you purchase hero ships their coatings can be applied to any ship type, so why should it be any different when you purchase other coatings?
Sorry if I sound harsh. I'd like to think you devs would take some initiative here and remove this completely unnecessary feature but unfortunately you all have an unreliable record of listening to your player's suggestions/input. If you think I'm wrong in saying that, don't just tell me - prove it by making this change. I'm not at all asking for much here... being allowed to apply a purchased color coating to ALL ships you own is a perfectly reasonable thing that should be implemented, and not being able to do so should never have been in the game to begin with.
If any of you all agree with me please speak up or else the devs won't listen