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Old 07-13-2015, 11:49 PM   #1
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2 Pack Paint Over Single

I`m about to refinish the name boards either side of the FB.
The boat name is painted in bright yellow gloss oil paint, in recessed letters carved into the boards. I have used Cetol gloss over the whole board, letters included. Looks good freshly done.
Can I replace the Cetol with 2 pack clear varnish, including putting it over the single pack yellow letters, or will that end badly?
I`ve friends who use actual gold leaf for the letters instead of paint on their GB52, I`m not going that way.

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Old 07-14-2015, 07:16 AM   #2
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Most two part varnishes are not happy going over one part finishes. Although it can be done with Awlgrip if you use the right products from the get go.
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