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Thread: Which coating?

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    Default Which coating?

    I'm likely to have some oak to coat and also some teak. There's an external domestic door and a frame.... and various other pieces around the boat.

    Suggestions include 'Le Tonkinois' and 'Osmo'.

    What's to choose between them.....?

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    Default Re: Which coating?

    Le Tonkinois is a very trad Tung oil varnish.

    Epifanes regular is similar but with a slightly more modern formula. This is what twelve coats of it looks like:



    If you want fit and forget try Deks Olje 1+ 2

    For real long lasting results use Coelan.
    Last edited by Kukri; 19-09-19 at 06:10.

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    Default Re: Which coating?

    I'm betting you're glad you won't need to do that on a Nicholson 55.....

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    Default Re: Which coating?

    Burn off the varnish and crack on with Cetol Filter 7. My gleaming Filter 7'd bowsprit has lasted 2 Norwegian winters with no deterioration, whereas the complexion of the trad varnish looks like a scrofula victim's rotting cadaver.
    "Now shall the gentleman haul and draw with the mariner"
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