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JC posted 11-11-2000 08:13 AM ET (US)   Profile for JC   Send Email to JC  
Has anyone had any experience with Epifanes gloss woodfinish
DIVE 1 posted 11-11-2000 11:21 AM ET (US)     Profile for DIVE 1    
JC,
We have a 1957 Lyman and the only paint and varnish used on the boat is Epifanes. The varnish has an excellent finish and is easy to apply. The paint self levels and looks like smooth fiberglass when applied to wood but is tricky to apply.
JC posted 11-13-2000 08:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for JC  Send Email to JC     
YOU WERE RIGHT ON ABOUT THE VARNISH. I CHECKED WITH TWO OTHER PEOPLE THAT HAD USED IT AND BASED ON YOUR RECOMENDATIONS I HAVE USED IT ON THE BOW LOCKER AND SEAT. VERY SIMPLE AND EASY WITH FOAM BRUSH. RESULTS WERE BETTER THAN I THOUGHT AND NO SANDING REQUIRED IN BETWEEN COATS IF APPLIED WITHIN 3 DAYS. THANKS JC
Paint Legend posted 11-17-2000 01:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for Paint Legend  Send Email to Paint Legend     
Both of the previous reply's are right on, especially JC's about no sanding between coats which is great on a clinker built boats interior. I would like to make one additional comment. I have found that you must use the TPVB (Thinner for brushing)this makes a world of difference for ease of application.

Good luck
Paint Legend

KCarlsen posted 11-18-2000 11:02 PM ET (US)     Profile for KCarlsen  Send Email to KCarlsen     
I just read the posts here and wanted to thank Paint Legend for the thinning advise. I thinned the first three coats as recommended by the manufacturer, 50%, 25% & 15% and am now on my 6th coat on the console. The Epifanes straight from the can is thick and does smooth out but not enough to my likings. I went back to the 15% thinning and the results are like night and day. I do sand between coats very lightly with 600 grit just to remove dust specs. Thanks, Kurt

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