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03-31-2002 10:32 PM
ndsailor
Cabin sole finish

P.S. you can be an awful painter and still come out with great results with this stuff.. its thick but as you glop it on and spread it out and heat it alittle with a heat gun, it just thins and levels out beautifully. Just keep everything clean before applying....Rick
03-31-2002 10:28 PM
ndsailor
Cabin sole finish

an undeniable...YES....even when it eventually gets scuffed up,(which takes alot) scrub it clean - paint on a fresh coat - and it levels out and looks like new again.....Rick
03-31-2002 08:23 PM
Pangaea
Cabin sole finish

Hi Rick,
Thanks alot! Yeah, thats the stuff. I''ll get back to you and let you know how it turned out but it won''t be completly done for a while because I am a long distance truck driver now. (and thanks for the important tip).

Now.... I''m not a painter so let me ask since you''ve used it. Do you think this product is suitable for this use?
thanx

Dennis L.
03-31-2002 07:33 PM
ndsailor
Cabin sole finish

P.S. its very important to use a hair dryer or heat gun across the surface of the kleer kote after it has been brushed out across the surface to burst small bubbles...remember that....I believe the web site has instructions on application to that effect too......Rick
03-31-2002 07:26 PM
ndsailor
Cabin sole finish

Hi Dennis, the stuff you want is called kleer kote. Its mostly used on bar room tables and such. I just used it to refinish my tabletop after putting a chart and ship wreck coins on its surface. Its a 2 part epoxy, works and looks great. (shopmaninc.com/kk121.html)...........Rick
03-31-2002 11:35 AM
Pangaea
Cabin sole finish

I am building a solid teak and holly sole in my boat and want a thick finnish. I have seen this type of finnish on tables that is poured on and dries very thick and clear. Does anybody know anything about this?

Dennis L.
03-26-2002 07:48 AM
navsail2000
Cabin sole finish

Has anyone had any success in reviving the pattern in a cabin floor prior to varnishing
03-24-2002 11:00 AM
Snap
Cabin sole finish

Generally speaking the scrapers most useful on a boat are just the regular paint and varnish scrapers available at Lowe''s, Home Depot or ship''s stores. I use numerous sizes and shapes to get into hard to reach areas and the blades on the ones I have can be replaced when filed beyond usefulness. Do use a file often to keep the blades sharp. There are also literally thousands of shapes of cabinet scrapers available but these are generally not necessary for boat work. Cabinet scrapers are used by cabinet makers and other highly skilled woodworkers to shape moldings and prepare a surface for finishing. A talented woodworker would usually not use sandpaper because it tends to round and soften edges which is desirable in boat woodwork but not in cabinet making. With a proper set of hand planes, spokeshaves and cabinet scrapers used correctly there is no need for sanding. Further, a cabinet maker''s blade (scraper) requires diligent stoning, filing, blade consolidation and burnishing each done with a different tool. Probably an overkill for boatwork where varing grades of sandpaper will obtain a perfectly good surface for finishing. The paint and varnish scrapers are usually faster at removing old buildup especially when used in conjunction with heat or chemical strippers. There may be some electrically powered scrapers available but you probably would not want to use them on veneer; it is just too thin and you don''t want to run the risk of breaking through.

Snap
03-24-2002 08:04 AM
svPrimeTime
Cabin sole finish

What is a floor scraper? Is it an electric machine you can rent from tool rental places?
03-23-2002 09:59 AM
abbyleaII
Cabin sole finish

Saw a message about COLENAN Boat Coating for use on cabin sole -- as a finish and it has non skid properties. I have not been able to locate this product. Does anyone know where I can find it.

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