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>> Home > Tags > varnish

Gloss Varnish? by Richard7 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 3 days ago
Thank you, all the best Richard

Gloss Varnish? by boatbuild4042 Seaman   Posted: 3 days ago
Whenever I want a clear varnish that is a crisp finish I always use wilkinson's own quick dry clear varnish, either put on by brush or thinned down and spray on brush on dries in about an hour spray on takes a bit longer leave overnight to recoat😊 No

Gloss Varnish? by Richard7 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 5 days ago
Thanks chaps, much appreciated!

Gloss Varnish? by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
Dont know if you want to brush or spray ,Rust-Oleun spray gloss is very good as long as you don't try to put it on to thick (milky sheen)but if you follow the instructions thin coats and drying time between coats it is a good finish. Cheers Marky

Gloss Varnish? by kmbcsecretary Captain   Posted: 5 days ago
There is this one style='background-color:yellow;'>varnish/

Gloss Varnish? by Richard7 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 5 days ago
Hello everyone, Does anyone out there know of a gloss varnish that is “clear”, l have used in the past “yacht gloss varnish” but it leaves a very slight brown tint when applied to a white surface. Is there anything out there that leaves a nice clear crisp gloss varnish? Thanks guys Richard

Graupner ranzow refitting by kmbcsecretary Captain   Posted: 5 days ago
Have finally got round to sanding the deck edge to blend into the hull using permagrit files and 200grit sand paper ready for its couple of coats of a water based varnish before applying the paint Ron

Help Needed new Builder Billings St Canute by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 12 days ago
Agreed Ron, that keel joint definitely needs some reinforcement👍 Personally I would do the same between all the bulkheads to give the last plank something to sit on and strengthen the whole shebang. Actually it should be the first plank; start at the keel and work up on alternate sides. 👍 BTW Richard, if you buy a 68cm battery you'll have to build a half full size boat 😉😁 Also, when cutting the planks try to make sure that you don't have short pieces at the stern. They will be harder to keep in place than longer chunks and won't take the hull shape properly and smoothly. Try to keep the joints somewhere in the mid section where the hull is flatter and the joints are under less stress BUT not one above the other, stagger them at least one bulkhead from plank to plank. If you don't get on with the bender (and the hull will be painted and not varnished) you could cheat a little (we all do it when it suits😊) and glue balsa blocks around the stern and carve and sand to fit. @ Frodo, this was originally your thread 😲 - hope you are following and all this helps you as well!? Best of luck to you both, cheers Doug 😎

Bristol pilot cutter mascotte by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 14 days ago
Looking good👍 Can't wait to see that wood tidied up and varnished 😊

Bits n pieces arrived / Aft Deck Mk 2 built ;-) by kmbcsecretary Captain   Posted: 16 days ago
Nice work there Doug it's coming along nicely now , lovely finish on the varnishing

Bits n pieces arrived / Aft Deck Mk 2 built ;-) by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 16 days ago
6mm lime wood planks from Krick and 4mm tap from Conrad arrived on Wednesday so Full Speed Ahead. This time formers were made from the 6mm lime so no bending or slitting required, new piece of mahogany cut so that this time no inserts left an right were needed. 😊 Formers attached using Rocket cyano and a bag of clamps and left overnight. The 'Riva' tank filler caps were tapped 4mm and appropriate holes bored in the deck piece. Neodymium magnets attached to forward edge. Deck fitted and trimmed in situ for flush fit all round. Transom got scratched during this process so will need a respray🤔 Underside sealed with two coats of EzeKote and sealing / varnishing / lacquering process started on the topside. Last two pics show current status; So Far So Good.😉 Next step; fit windows made of 3mm green tinted acrylic 'glass', which also arrived Wednesday. Will now have to start thinking about what to do in the cockpit 😲 All I have so far is a 25mm ship's wheel. Furniture building is not exactly my Forte! First time for everything I suppose! Suggestions gratefully received!! Ciao for now, Doug 😎 Almost forgot! While waiting for varnish to dry I tackled an old problem with the rudder. Namely; asymmetric rudder throw caused by the rather bulky connecting rod binding on the rudder arm! Suddenly remembered I still had some E-Z Connectors from old aircraft days. Been hanging around for 35 years or so waiting for something to do! So replaced the old plastic linkage with 1mm spring steel rod and two E-Z connectors. Works a treat 😊

Graupner ranzow refitting by kmbcsecretary Captain   Posted: 17 days ago
The deck has been fitted today after dry test fit before glueing. The timber framing and underside of the ply decking was coated in a water based varnish before applying the titebond 2 wood glue. Used a number of clamps and bungee cords to hold the deck down.

slow progress by paull Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 18 days ago
bit more done. still applying varnish to the deck

After Deck / Hatch - If at first you don't succeed ... by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 19 days ago
Evenin' MT, Go to the Top of the Class! 👍 I came to the same conclusion so I built Mk2 like the Proverbial Brick S..t House 😲 Pics 1 & 2. In the meantime my 6mm lime boards had arrived from Krick so this time I cut formers and didn't bend or slit anything so it's good an' rigid 😊 Pic 3 clamping, Pic 4 trial fit prior to final trimming, Pic 5current status; 3 coats pore filler, 2 coats Lord Nelson gloss varnish flattened with 3000 grit. Still a little way to go, CU tomorrow, Cheers Doug 😎 BTW: had never thought of filling the slits, 🤓 damn good tip, must remember that 👍👍 Could come in handy on my HMS Manxman build - last pic is from the the Deans Marine instructions for the hull preparation! Reckon I can do it a bit neater 😉

Sanding down. by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 25 days ago
Thanks to you too Peter 👍 Will be watching your progress also with interest. As you have an airbrush you can buy concentrated paint of the exact specific colour you want, don't have to rely on 'well it looks similar' from spray cans, and you will have much more control over spray area and shape, overspray and above all an even spray pressure. Compressor with air tank highly recommended for the latter 😉 I'm collecting the bits and paints for my ELCO PT Boat but I'm determined to finish the restoration / upgrade of Dad's old Sea Scout first. I hope he's looking down and is happy with what I've done with his boat up to now. Spent yesterday making a mahogany aft deck / hatch and sub-frame for it. Now more sanding and varnishing!! Happy painting, Doug 😎PS: before you start with the colour coats on your boat I can highly recommend that you apply a coat or two of primer / filler, not just the thin normal primers. White primer would be better under the light Pacific Green and grey under the antifouling red. 😉