Bristol 45.5 - AiniA
Join Date: May 2006
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Re: Cetol Natural teak vs one part vs two part varnish
I am a fan of Honey Teak. We use the Honey (tinted) and then a couple of coats of clear coat. Then we give it a very gentle sand with 1000 and then 2000 paper before using rubbing compound and glaze (latter products from an auto body supplier). Sounds like a lot of work but isn't since you only spend a few seconds with the sandpaper and finishing products.
You buy the stuff directly from the company and deal with Tom who seems to be the company founder, president, chief chemist, customer service rep, and mailroom guy. He is available seven days a week to offer advice and answer questions.
After the refit we have decided to sell Ainia. We want something smaller that would be could for the light summer winds of Lake Ontario, although we plan to spend at least a couple of winters in the Caribbean before heading north.