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Antlers10Point posted 03-24-2002 05:54 PM ET (US)   Profile for Antlers10Point   Send Email to Antlers10Point  
I understand everyone recommends sanding and more sanding to reach new looking grain.

What type of varnish or polyurethene(can't spell) should I use? Clear or satin finish? How many coats?

I could really use some helpful advice as I've never undertaken a restoration project before. Thanks...Ed.

JFM posted 03-24-2002 06:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for JFM  Send Email to JFM     
It's easier to strip it before you sand it. Don't stain it if it matches. Use marine grade Spar varnish. Cut the first coat in half with thinner. Fine sand between coats. Use a sponge brush for easier application and right before final coat use steel wool instead of fine sandpaper. Have fun! Regards, Jay
OutrageMan posted 03-24-2002 09:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for OutrageMan  Send Email to OutrageMan     
I wrote an essay on this. It can be found at:

http://www.brianblazer.com/whaler/bwwoodcare.htm

If you have any questions, you can email me.

Brian

Antlers10Point posted 03-24-2002 10:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for Antlers10Point  Send Email to Antlers10Point     
Brian,
Thanks for your info. I printed it out and will use it as a reference starting point.

Jay, your reply was right on the mark, also
and much appreciated.

Started with front locker cover. Removed wooden handles and black rubber spacer at ends and sanded to bare wood. At least some progress. Thanks agian...Ed.

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