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rats

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Varnish
« on: April 11, 2007, 03:48:22 PM »

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Could anyone recommend a varnish suitable for car aerosol painted hulls to give a matt or satin finish - I have a bad habit of going to B&Q or similar, picking up a tin of varnish not being able to read the tin because I've forgotten my glasses and then getting it home and finding its unsuitable for painted surfaces !

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Re: Varnish
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2007, 06:10:10 PM »

I was in Halfords the other day and bought a can of Plasti-kote Clear Acrylic.
It come in gloss and satin flavours.....

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Re: Varnish
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2007, 07:30:17 PM »

A warning about plasti kote satin, it dries with a bit of a shine on it!

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Re: Varnish
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2007, 10:38:35 PM »

A warning about plasti kote satin, it dries with a bit of a shine on it!

Ian

Satin is supposed to have a bit of a shine
Gloss has a lot of shine.
Matt has no shine.

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Re: Varnish
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2007, 08:54:22 AM »

 Thanks for the replies, will have a look at the plasticote acrylic and take my glasses with me !
           
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Re: Varnish
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2007, 01:01:12 PM »



This might sound like a silly question but, when the varnish time comes around, Do you just stand back with the gun and spray everything at once, or, is masking involved ?

Anyone got any pictures of the event ?

Cheers...Ken
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Re: Varnish
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2007, 09:18:46 PM »

On my boats Ken I masked windows and portholes and varnished the entire exterior.

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Re: Varnish
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2007, 10:12:44 PM »

I only varnish the hull

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Re: Varnish
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2007, 10:35:03 PM »

Got to be a case of   you only varnish whats needed I would of thought .
Anything outside of this criteria is obviously masked .

sorry if I  have this wrong  ::)

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Re: Varnish
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2007, 12:42:47 PM »


Thanks to everyone. I'll not varnish the windows then !!

Isn't it exiting when you get to this stage.  Knowing most of the work is done and you have something to show for it  ;D

Cheers...Ken
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