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Join Date: May 2006
Location: Bellingham, WA.
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The key to varnish is depth of initial application. Most failures occur when folks apply 4-6 coats and call it done. Good Akylid varnish erodes from the surface if done right. Done right means a minimum of 8-10 coats. This protects the base of the varnish from UV and keeps it from lifting and peeling. Once ya have a proper base, two fresh coats per year after a slight scuffing, will keep it nice for years. A well done varnish job will last up to 10 years if maintained properly, even in Florida....
Baggett and Sons Marine Restoration
The Landing at Colony Wharf
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