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>> Home > Forum > Any Other Questions! > Dumas Chris Craft finishing
Dumas Chris Craft finishing
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Rochdaleblue
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Forum Posts: 9
16th Jun 2017 17:36  
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Hi I am trying to find what materials I need in order to finish my dumas Chris Craft boats, I am wanting to replicate the highly polished look on the Dumas boats can anybody please direct me to a retailer that will be able to supply the items I need and if anybody has a list of the items I need that would be great.

captaindoug1
(Apprentice)





Forum Posts: 2
17th Jun 2017 20:14  
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Any good Spar varnish will work just give it about 7 coats with sanding in between coats with fine paper

don6398
(Chief Petty Officer)





Forum Posts: 6
19th Jun 2017 01:15  
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I completed the Dumas 36" CHRISCraft several years ago. I made sure all of wood planking was completely smooth and minus all dents. I covered the model in 5 oz. fiberglass cloth and cover it with resin/Hardener. The planking immediately shine out. I then did a light sanding and gave it one more coat of resin/hardener. When dried I put some auto wax on it. You can purchase this material in marine stores or a good hardware store.
My father and i did this a long time ago a real 22 foot ChrisCraft barrel .
We did a small corner of the boat first, you can do the same on the model. We did fiberglass the whole boat so that we didn't have to soak the boat at beginning of the summer


don6398
Alan999
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Forum Posts: 32
28th Jun 2017 09:55  
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I am making a Riva boat from scratch. Just a set of plans. Where can I get the accessories to go on this boat . It's 32inches long by 9inches wide.I found the advice from one of your members just now of several coats of varnish very useful.


Am a member of Torrevieja model boat club here in Spain.