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Old 02-10-2014, 06:43 AM   #41
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If you want the look with out the up keep work, several coats of West system clear epoxy (earlier ones thinned) and topped with automotive clear coat (UV neutralizer). Good for 10 years just like on a car.

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Old 02-10-2014, 08:02 PM   #42
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I sprayed my aft deck rail with clear imron 7 years ago, it still looks like the day I did it.

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Old 02-10-2014, 10:30 PM   #43
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There is no doubt that Epifanes gives a beautiful finish. Because of being in the southern sun I use Bristol which is a similar product to Honey Teak. Very durable.
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Old 02-18-2014, 02:06 PM   #44
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If you want the look with out the up keep work, several coats of West system clear epoxy (earlier ones thinned) and topped with automotive clear coat (UV neutralizer). Good for 10 years just like on a car.

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Clear Sterling two part poly is a better choice, just like good automotive clear coat, very expensive. If moisture can get under any of these finishes they will fail. The automotive clear coat is designed to spray, Sterling can be brushed. Cost is $300 or so a quart.
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Old 02-19-2014, 12:35 AM   #45
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I had considered using one of the various 2 part systems, and I see it's advantages, until I spoke to a couple of people that told me it works great, but like everything, it has a lifespan, and the removal of 2 part systems is much much harder than varnish. I can see the reasoning behind this, so I decided to go with the Epifanes.
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