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Blond deck stain

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Blond deck stain

Post by trebot » Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:34 pm

Have '56 Continental that I'm planning to refinish deck. Has the "blond" portion on deck and gunnels. What is procedure for re-finishing that portion of deck? Is there a blond stain? Thanks

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Re: Blond deck stain

Post by Greg Wallace » Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:21 am

We always just bleached, applied natural filler stain, then seal and varnish. To the best of my knowledge,
Chris Craft did not offer "blonde" stain. We would tint if repairing and new finish needed to match older finish.
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Re: Blond deck stain

Post by Badger85 » Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:33 am

If you are a Danenberg devotee he recommends a "recipe" of 8 parts natural filler stain with 1 part Minwax Golden Oak. ... 1157040283

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Re: Blond deck stain

Post by maritimeclassics » Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:49 am

Mike Mayer at Lake Oswego Boat Co. has the correct stain you need.
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