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Re: 2013/2014 Maintenance Season
I applied 3 coats of Cetol Natural, followed by one, liberal coat of Cetol Gloss.
The Gloss topcoat is to provide UV stability to prevent the Cetol Natural from changing color, and gives the wood a nice bit of shine.
I am NOT going for a 10 inch deep gloss coat. The boat is not a Hinckley.
I'll settle for going from "crap" to "much improved".
Cetol has a gotten a bad rap over the years, for its funky, orange color. Newer Cetol products like Cetol Natural, and Cetol Light look fantastic, and are nearly as durable as Interlux Perfection for a fraction of the cost.
The initial application is a bit of a pain, but the annual maintenance is much easier than traditional varnish. That, and the cost is why I chose Cetol.
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