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10-10-2013 01:22 AM
Classic30
Re: Interlux Schooner vs. Sikkens Cetol

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Originally Posted by Minnewaska View Post
Epiphanes varnish on a cockpit table leaf. 10 coats. Nothing like it.
I'd agree with that.. although, having used both International's "Schooner Tropical" (presumably the same as the Interlux stuff), Epiphanes and Uroxsys (in increasing order of cost!) I'd have to say that the more expensive the product the better it is. Epiphanes is really very good, but the Uroxsys stuff (if you can get it) is easier to use, longer lasting and at least as nice to look at.

..but, now, being tired of the poor shelf-life of varnishes in general and no longer being willing to watch $$$ worth of varnish go off in the tin, I now just use the cheap stuff and go sailing.
10-09-2013 11:27 PM
jimgo
Re: Interlux Schooner vs. Sikkens Cetol

Minne, next time you take a picture of a nearly mirror-smooth surface, could you get a cuter model to pose in the pic?
10-09-2013 10:54 PM
Minnewaska
Re: Interlux Schooner vs. Sikkens Cetol

Epiphanes varnish on a cockpit table leaf. 10 coats. Nothing like it.

Attachment 15904
10-09-2013 10:41 PM
Flybyknight
Re: Interlux Schooner vs. Sikkens Cetol

This my friends is Interlux Schooner 92, a Phenolic varnish, the varnish traditionally used for the finest bright work. Click on it for a better view.
Dick

10-09-2013 01:40 PM
Minnewaska
Re: Interlux Schooner vs. Sikkens Cetol

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Originally Posted by jimgo View Post
Minne, I was kidding. I was going along with BLJones' comment about the most interesting thread.......
Right over my head. Sorry.

Hey, it was before 5am and you didn't quote the post you were replying to.
10-09-2013 10:16 AM
jimgo
Re: Interlux Schooner vs. Sikkens Cetol

Minne, I was kidding. I was going along with BLJones' comment about the most interesting thread. I'm a fan of butyl (ordered from Main Sail), though I've also use Life Seal for some projects, too. I know to essentially stay away from 5200 (a bit of an exaggeration) for most of my projects.
10-09-2013 05:52 AM
Minnewaska
Re: Interlux Schooner vs. Sikkens Cetol

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Originally Posted by jimgo View Post
Um, you forgot to add the discussion about rebedding - Since I'm going to be redoing the finish on everything, I'm also going to rebed the brightwork. I'm planing on use silicone caulk because everybody says not to buy "marine" versions of stuff since it's just overpriced BS. Although, I've heard good things about something called 5200, and might use that instead.......
Jim, what exactly are you rebedding? I would not think of 5200 as caulk, but as permanent, very permanent, glue. You will likely have to break the item to get it off again.

I've caulked so much stuff over the years, that I'm probably personally responsible for at least one 3M executive bonus payout. However, it doesn't last as long as more modern solutions. Particularly, for hardware that is stressed, like handholds. I'm a convert to butyl tape.

Re-Bedding Deck Hardware Photo Gallery by Compass Marine at pbase.com
10-08-2013 10:35 PM
jimgo
Re: Interlux Schooner vs. Sikkens Cetol

Um, you forgot to add the discussion about rebedding - Since I'm going to be redoing the finish on everything, I'm also going to rebed the brightwork. I'm planing on use silicone caulk because everybody says not to buy "marine" versions of stuff since it's just overpriced BS. Although, I've heard good things about something called 5200, and might use that instead.


Back to the original point of the thread...I've used Cetol, and I've done 8-coat varnish finishes. I did Cetol on the hatch boards on my old boat, and varnish on this one. I'm not thrilled with the way the varnish is holding up. Maybe its the brand, and maybe I'm just being rougher with them this year, but the varnish is showing much more wear than the Cetol versions did. I'm also dreading refinishing the varnish. That being said, I think Cetol is easier to apply, especially for someone who is new and might be intimidated by woodwork. I do prefer the look of the varnish, but it's not such a huge difference that I'd steer someone away from Cetol.
10-08-2013 05:35 PM
hriehl1
Re: Interlux Schooner vs. Sikkens Cetol

Agreed... that would be the ultimate entertaining thread... but wait... it must be posted by one who's been lurking on the site and has never sailed before.
10-08-2013 03:15 AM
Classic30
Re: Interlux Schooner vs. Sikkens Cetol

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Originally Posted by Seaduction View Post
My Cetol can says 24 hours between coats; never tried 2 coats in 1 morning.
Don't. Not many products out there allow "multi-coating" and Cetol isn't one of them.

Uroxsys is one system that does and produces an amazing finish also, but it's horrendously expensive.
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