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04-26-2010 05:30 PM

Originally Posted by jaschrumpf View Post
Why not a chemical stripper? Was it just a matter of preference?
Yes, I could use a chemical striper , was easy to disposal the old varnish .
04-26-2010 05:13 PM
Freesail99 There may be some agents added to this to make it slippery but the finish would be as hard as nails. Bowling alley finish.
04-26-2010 05:05 PM
Originally Posted by imsaint007 View Post
drgambnle , to remove the old varnish I did first with the heat gun and than and finishup with sanding with caution , if you never done it takes a li
tlle practice , I like to use a flexible metal 2 inches spatula and move foward with the gun heating the spatula that way the tip gets very hot and cuts the varnish and no gumup .
Why not a chemical stripper? Was it just a matter of preference?
04-26-2010 04:29 PM
c.j.s I bought a quart last year in hopes of a refinishing job I'm just getting around to now. Good to know that I'll be able to put something else over it in the future - or perhaps it will return to the market.

I've decided to strip the sole first. Ultimate sole recommends using their ultimate sealer on a stripped sole (which I was in the process of looking for when I discovered their demise). Any suggestions on a replacement sealer to use first? Do I really need to re-seal after stripping?
04-11-2010 01:27 PM
dennisvetter I spoke with one of Ultimate Sole's distributors in Canada yesterday and asked him if they carried it. He kind of chuckled and sighed and said that they were restructuring the company and that it WOULD be available again sometime (no specific idea when) in the future. Why they're not getting the word out is beyond me ... I sent them an email and it did NOT bounce so it's sitting in someone's inbox.

I also asked him what was compatible OVER Ultimate Sole (I probably have enough to do mine) if it isn't available in the future and he said "any varnish".
04-10-2010 09:42 PM
poopdeckpappy I've heard of 2 alternates for ultimate sole

GymsealŪ Floor Finish

waterlox, tung oil, tung oil finish, waterlox tung oil, floor finishing, floor refinishing, tongue oil varnish, polyurethane, floor finish, wood floor finishing, wood floor refinishing, wood floor varnish, wood sealer, wood floor, hardwood floor, VOC

Both are said to do well under wet feet
04-10-2010 01:57 PM
tempest I'm searching this out too.

I was thinking about doing a test strip on the shower board in the head which I did with ultimate sole as well. Maybe a polyurethene..?
04-10-2010 11:48 AM
dennisvetter Does anyone know what is compatible with Ultimate Sole? More specifically, if you've already applied and need to refinish down the road what product(s) can you use over it?

I have *maybe* enough product to do my small sailboat with ... but I'm afraid I might get about 3/4 done and need some more. I'd like to use it but ...

04-09-2010 08:27 AM
josrulz Yeah, I have no idea if the "account of events" given is accurate. But the fact that Ultimate Sole is still not available is nonetheless disappointing.
04-09-2010 07:51 AM
Originally Posted by josrulz View Post
I just did a new Google Search, and found this:

Integrated Marine Systems - Ultimate Sole

I'm disappointed myself, as I had hoped to refinish our cabin sole next year with Ultimate Sole. I suppose we'll have to come up with an alternative now.

Yeah, It totally sux that the one product I can think of that EVERY Sailnetter that used agreed was the best is no longer available.

I can understand someone deciding to get out of the business but why not sell it to someone that could keep the product in the marketplace?

The sole of our current boat is a ways from needing a refinsh, but I looked for Ultimate Sole at the boat show last year so I'd have some on hand when the time came. I'm hoping now that the product gets reintroduced or someone else steps up to the plate before my sole is truly worn out.
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