Yacht Varnish - Not for marine use???

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02 Jul 2005 16:18 #18473 by Jedi Sailor
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Was in B & Q earlier and saw a little tin of yacht varnish by world renowned marine paint specialist International. I thought just the right size to do my foils. Looked on the back of the tin and it said "not for marine use"

"Yacht Varnish" maybe, but you can't use it on your yacht.....

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02 Jul 2005 18:28 #9321 by HannahJ
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Ha ha it probably meant only for inside a yacht, not for the hull. I have heard of dinghy paint that isn't waterproof...<img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=icon_smile_tongue.gif border=0 align=middle>

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03 Jul 2005 08:24 #9323 by Peter rhodes
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it's B&Q! the international paint that is for marine use has a propeler on the tin, let's sue them for misleding advertising, I've found that even proper varnish is semi-permeable!

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03 Jul 2005 19:03 #9330 by HannahJ
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It all comes off in the end...

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04 Jul 2005 07:23 #9335 by Peter rhodes
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it's still on there it's just letting the water through it

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06 Jul 2005 22:36 #9377 by bambi
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Why dont you use G4 Bonda marine-wood seal which is formulated from high performance moisture cured resins & provides a clear non porous seal with excellent non-yellowing properties & has good gloss retention &forms a good tough flexible coating that can even be applied in poor conditions and at low temps .
you can get this at alot of fibre glassing suppliers, half a gallon should just about be enough for the whole of the inside of your mirror giving it 3-4 good coatings with ease, just dont go going trying to do the whole lot in one go as this stuff goes off in no time & the next lot/layer has to go on when the first layer becomes finger tacky . What i did was fill a small jam jar up & do one side at a time if you do it on a good hot afternoon you will have done the whole lot in no time . if you cant get this G4 from your local suppier you can get it mail order from CFS in Cornwall tel 01209 821028 www.cfsnet.co.uk all the best bambi

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05 Aug 2005 10:56 #9628 by D Hughes
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I have used this varnish many times over the years on old Mirrors. I think it is just not for boats constantly left in the water. (under the waterline). No problem on spars and foils that only get dipped every now and then. It's not much cheaper that the correct "Goldspar", it's just easier to pick up a tin at B&Q.

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05 Aug 2005 15:39 #9629 by Peter rhodes
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what is goldspar how is it different to original?

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08 Aug 2005 22:13 #9649 by D Hughes
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International paints "Goldspar" is the trade name for their single pack varnish. As sold at any boat shop. They also do another but I forget the name, possibly interdeck or somthing similar. It just has a bit more polyurethane in for deck use (makes it a bit tougher).
If varnishing new wood always use Perfection 2 pack. Twice the price but lasts 3 times longer. I have fixed up about 20 Mirrors and Built 5 in the last 8 years (including the one in my shed I'm trying to finnish for Mirror week). So have used a lot of varnish over the years.

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