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Finishing sequence for new wood

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Peter McBratney
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Finishing sequence for new wood

Post by Peter McBratney » Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:00 am

I am rebuilding my 19ft 1961 Capri with all new wood on bottom, topsides and deck. The new wood is faired and sanded to 180 grit. Deck stripes slots are all cut but not yet filled
I am looking for guidance on the best sequence and materials where appropriate for the new wood on sides and deck for bleaching, neutralizing, staining and varnishing.

Happy to correspond via email if that suits or call via Skype or phone

Peter McBratney, Adelaide, South Australia

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Re: Finishing sequence for new wood

Post by maritimeclassics » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:24 am

I think we could help with that. I have a sheet that we used for a couple of the workshops we put out. We are putting on another workshop on this very topic on the 17th of March. I will post it here and then you can give me a call if you would like when you can and we could talk it over. There is a few different ways that people do it but this works very well for us and a proven method.
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