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    Default Varnish

    Just finished 8 coats varnish on my oars. How long to leave them so varnish hardens. They are inside at a temp of approx 15 degrees c

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    A couple of variables I reckon. How long between the previous coats? How thinned were the previous coats? What temperature were they in when they were being coated?
    I'm sure that others will be along with other thoughts.
    Are you wanting to know how long before you can use them? You can't use them, ever. You'll need a Honda 2.3hp!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamie N View Post
    A couple of variables I reckon. How long between the previous coats? no more than 24 hours How thinned were the previous coats? Progressevly less down to nil What temperature were they in when they were being coated? at least 18 degrees c
    I'm sure that others will be along with other thoughts.
    Are you wanting to know how long before you can use them? You can't use them, ever. You'll need a Honda 2.3hp!
    NONE OF YOUR INFERNAL INVENTIONS PLEASE, what is a Honda?

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    A Honda is a non-varnished, mechanical oar.
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    Default Re: Varnish

    Sorry to hijack, can I have some advice on varnishing?

    I removed some teak pieces from my cockpit took them home and sanded them up they now look great. I've cleaned with meths and given 1 coat of exterior varnish. Where to go next?

    Sand and another coat?
    Sand clean with meths and another coat
    Or straight to another coat?

    Thanks In advance

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    https://arthurbeale.co.uk/ab/sites/d..._reduced_1.pdf

    Try this. Why varnish teak. Leave it to go that lovely silver colour.

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    Varnished teak can look beautiful though.

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    Default Re: Varnish

    Quote Originally Posted by jamie N View Post
    A Honda is a non-varnished, mechanical oar.
    like this?
    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full...4.2018.1439346

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    Quote Originally Posted by tidclacy View Post
    Nearly, yes. I think? But noisier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tidclacy View Post
    https://arthurbeale.co.uk/ab/sites/d..._reduced_1.pdf

    Try this. Why varnish teak. Leave it to go that lovely silver colour.
    Sitting outside Foxes' chandlery on a cradle is a varnished Vertue which I am told belongs to the owner of Arthur Beale Ltd. She certainly is a testament to perfect varnishing; it would be a close run thing between her and my vintage Fourteen...

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