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Old 04-21-2018, 02:09 AM   #11
Lepke
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City: Between Oregon and Alaska
Country: US
Vessel Name: Charlie Harper
Vessel Model: Wheeler Shipyard 83'
Join Date: Jun 2016
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For a deep varnished look, I use West System epoxy and 207 special clear hardener. Usually 2 coats of epoxy. Then 2-3 coats of varnish with a high UV block rating. No water based varnish. Lightly sanded between coats. It gives the 10-12 coat varnish look. Needs light sanding and revarnish each season. If revarnished each year, rarely has to be stripped and completely redone. Epoxy must always be protected with a UV coat or it will deteriorate.
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