Finishing

One part science, five parts experimentation. Every wood boat veteran has their secret recipe for a showy finish. Share your trials and triumphs.

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  • How to keep Varnish looking shiny when on the water
    by Markhondru » Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:40 pm
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    Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:18 am
  • Refinishing 18' 1960 Continental.
    by JesusVilla90 » Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:31 pm
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    Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:50 am
  • Hull decal installation
    by George Emmanuel » Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:07 pm
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    Last post by Bilge Rat View the latest post
    Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:15 am
  • What the heck happened here?
    by Carrpelll » Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:48 pm
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    Last post by George Emmanuel View the latest post
    Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:53 am
  • Decals - 1953 Sportsman
    by DMacDonald » Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:10 pm
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    Last post by dreed View the latest post
    Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:54 pm
  • Stain color
    by Katanna » Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:35 pm
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    Last post by Brian Robinson View the latest post
    Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:40 pm
  • cobra bottom color
    by bmac » Wed Oct 07, 2009 8:17 am
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    Last post by J. Corbin View the latest post
    Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:24 am
  • Spar Varnish versus gasoline
    by Dick Baner » Mon Feb 13, 2006 12:53 pm
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    Last post by jim g View the latest post
    Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:23 pm
  • white stripe width for 1956 21"capri
    by jwoldeboat » Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:52 pm
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    Last post by Don Vogt View the latest post
    Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:34 am
  • Problem varnishing over deck seams
    by JesusVilla90 » Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:06 pm
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    Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:57 pm
  • Painting the bilge
    by island time » Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:57 am
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    Last post by Ollon View the latest post
    Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:31 am
  • Caulking Deck Seams
    by dougz » Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:38 pm
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    Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:46 pm
  • Finishing a new, bare wood stern pole.
    by DShone » Mon May 15, 2017 11:43 pm
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    Last post by jfrprops View the latest post
    Sat May 20, 2017 10:44 am
  • Lettering
    by tparsons56 » Sun Mar 05, 2017 8:37 am
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    Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:16 pm
  • Dave Jerome's gel stain
    by boat_art » Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:08 pm
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    Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:02 am
  • How to repaint the deck stripes
    by jbyers » Sun Jan 22, 2017 8:23 pm
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    Last post by tkhersom View the latest post
    Sun Jan 29, 2017 2:56 pm
  • Removing varnish runs???
    by jbyers » Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:56 pm
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    Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:19 am
  • Can I wax my topside paint?
    by jbyers » Thu Nov 03, 2016 3:12 pm
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    Last post by jbyers View the latest post
    Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:51 am
  • Hull Prep and Paint questions
    by NOT Firewood » Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:52 pm
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    Last post by Farjr View the latest post
    Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:15 pm
  • Ceiling Board Stain Color for 1941 Barrel Back
    by dougz » Sun Dec 04, 2016 7:43 pm
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    Last post by dougz View the latest post
    Tue Dec 27, 2016 5:26 am
  • Penetrol and Epiphanes
    by George Emmanuel » Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:14 pm
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    Last post by Doug P View the latest post
    Mon Dec 19, 2016 7:25 pm
  • How to finish a dash........
    by jbyers » Sat Oct 22, 2016 2:00 pm
    6 Replies
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    Last post by Doug P View the latest post
    Mon Oct 31, 2016 11:37 pm
  • Final exterior colors
    by jbyers » Sun Oct 23, 2016 3:07 pm
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    Last post by jbyers View the latest post
    Sun Oct 23, 2016 5:20 pm
  • Paint Question
    by jbyers » Sun Sep 25, 2016 12:27 pm
    26 Replies
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    Last post by jbyers View the latest post
    Wed Oct 19, 2016 5:47 pm
  • Buffing a Varnished Finish
    by Moosemeat » Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:29 am
    5 Replies
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    Sat Sep 17, 2016 1:25 pm
  • 1958 Cavalier Bottom Paint Color
    by jbyers » Sun Sep 04, 2016 7:33 pm
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    Last post by jbyers View the latest post
    Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:10 pm
  • Dock Rash
    by Jim Godlewski » Sun Jun 26, 2016 12:24 pm
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    Last post by boat_art View the latest post
    Wed Aug 31, 2016 5:06 am
  • Wet sand Interlux Interprime Primer???
    by jbyers » Sun Aug 14, 2016 11:35 am
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    Last post by jbyers View the latest post
    Tue Aug 16, 2016 11:35 am
  • Interlux PreKote Primer.......... Am I doing this right?
    by jbyers » Sun Jul 31, 2016 2:24 pm
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    Last post by jbyers View the latest post
    Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:27 am
  • staining and sealing
    by John Cederstrom » Tue Aug 02, 2016 6:19 am
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    Last post by Doug P View the latest post
    Thu Aug 04, 2016 10:20 pm
  • Flip a boat in farm coumtry
    by Ray Jorgensen » Sun Jul 31, 2016 6:58 pm
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    Last post by tkhersom View the latest post
    Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:59 am
  • Turquoise Colored Topside Paint
    by jbyers » Wed Jul 27, 2016 9:47 am
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    Last post by jbyers View the latest post
    Wed Jul 27, 2016 2:45 pm
  • Sanding between coats of Interlux wood sealer
    by jbyers » Sun Jul 17, 2016 11:35 am
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    Last post by jbyers View the latest post
    Mon Jul 18, 2016 9:02 am
  • Temp fix for varnish?
    by Ray Jorgensen » Thu Jul 14, 2016 12:25 pm
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    Last post by tkhersom View the latest post
    Fri Jul 15, 2016 5:22 am
  • Painting a 1958 Plywood Cavalier
    by jbyers » Mon Apr 25, 2016 2:16 pm
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    Last post by jbyers View the latest post
    Sun Jul 03, 2016 9:16 pm
  • Drying Issues
    by Captain Nemo » Sun May 29, 2016 6:41 am
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    Last post by Captain Nemo View the latest post
    Sat Jul 02, 2016 6:00 am
  • Build Coats
    by evansjw44 » Thu Jun 30, 2016 1:50 pm
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    Last post by Jim Bell View the latest post
    Fri Jul 01, 2016 6:52 pm
  • Wax over Paint?
    by rpccc43 » Wed Jun 29, 2016 3:28 pm
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    Last post by Jim Bell View the latest post
    Thu Jun 30, 2016 6:37 am
  • Post war font
    by island time » Wed May 25, 2016 7:09 pm
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    Last post by Jim Godlewski View the latest post
    Sun Jun 26, 2016 1:28 pm
  • 1932 Chris Craft Bilge and bottom paint
    by cjel » Tue Jun 14, 2016 11:03 am
    10 Replies
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    Last post by tkhersom View the latest post
    Sun Jun 19, 2016 5:56 am
 

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