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Rod
#1 Posted : 22 April 2015 14:48:34

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Hi guys
I am getting close to the hull sanding time Blink and thinking about What type of varnish I should use. I look for something To keep the wood as natural as an old ship could have ...
The manual tell us To use satin nytrocellulose, but I want some advice for this from the experts out there!
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Hi Rod, On mine I used normal satin varnish but on my Surprise I used a thinned mixture of white spirit and Danish oil, let it dry, then another coat,after that coat get fine wire wool and buff it all over. Then give a none thinned coat, leave to dry. Buff over with wire wool again then one final coat. Once dry buff again with wire wool then rub over with soft cloth. Leave to dry for a good few days to harden. The results are amazing and it brings out the colour of the mahogany more. Once fully cure glue will stick to it, so your OK that way.
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Hi Rod, with me I simply used a clear satin varnish rubbing down with very fine grade paper between coats. Very pleased with the results I achieved on my walnut hull.... Hope this helps..

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You can use a satin varnish or a matt if you want a more natural wood look.

Humbral are as good as any.

use a fine emery between coats or micro mesh finishing cloth works well. for the top coat there is a product called micro-gloss liquid abrasive which is a cream abrasive applied with a soft cloth.

i would suggest trying your chosen varnish on some scrap until you find a method that gives you the finish you are looking for.

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