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  • Sanding between coats of Interlux wood sealer
    by jbyers » Sun Jul 17, 2016 11:35 am
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    Mon Jul 18, 2016 9:02 am
  • Temp fix for varnish?
    by Ray Jorgensen » Thu Jul 14, 2016 12:25 pm
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    Last post by tkhersom
    Fri Jul 15, 2016 5:22 am
  • Painting a 1958 Plywood Cavalier
    by jbyers » Mon Apr 25, 2016 2:16 pm
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    Sun Jul 03, 2016 9:16 pm
  • Drying Issues
    by Captain Nemo » Sun May 29, 2016 6:41 am
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    Sat Jul 02, 2016 6:00 am
  • Build Coats
    by evansjw44 » Thu Jun 30, 2016 1:50 pm
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    Last post by Jim Bell
    Fri Jul 01, 2016 6:52 pm
  • Wax over Paint?
    by rpccc43 » Wed Jun 29, 2016 3:28 pm
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    Last post by Jim Bell
    Thu Jun 30, 2016 6:37 am
  • Post war font
    by island time » Wed May 25, 2016 7:09 pm
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    Last post by Jim Godlewski
    Sun Jun 26, 2016 1:28 pm
  • 1932 Chris Craft Bilge and bottom paint
    by cjel » Tue Jun 14, 2016 11:03 am
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    Last post by tkhersom
    Sun Jun 19, 2016 5:56 am
  • Bottom Paint
    by jbyers » Tue Jun 14, 2016 12:38 pm
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    Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:17 am
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    Tue Jun 07, 2016 12:48 pm
  • how to refinish, but keep antique looking
    by rockhounder » Thu Mar 17, 2016 1:10 pm
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    Last post by Moondocker
    Fri Jun 03, 2016 7:51 am
  • Mahogany Colored Paint?
    by jbyers » Mon May 02, 2016 9:39 am
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    Last post by jfrprops
    Tue May 31, 2016 8:36 pm
  • Vinyl Covered foredeck on 1963 30 ft Connie
    by CRUSADER68 » Fri Jan 15, 2016 3:57 pm
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    Sat May 28, 2016 3:29 pm
  • 1948 cabintop color
    by ccraftguy » Mon May 23, 2016 7:47 pm
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  • Chris-Craft decals under the varnish
    by mlafrate » Sun May 15, 2016 8:09 am
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    Last post by Bilge Rat
    Mon May 16, 2016 4:23 pm
  • Wood Sliver Glue
    by Tom Gruenauer » Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:03 am
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    Last post by Doug P
    Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:13 pm
  • Registration numbers under varnish need changing
    by pvperezcfp » Fri Apr 15, 2016 9:42 am
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    Last post by kiitos
    Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:25 am
  • Connie hull paint question
    by StValentine » Mon Apr 06, 2015 10:49 pm
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    Last post by tkhersom
    Mon Apr 18, 2016 5:12 am
  • Riviera Boot Stripe Widths
    by Riviera Wish » Tue Apr 12, 2016 11:49 am
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    Last post by dreed
    Fri Apr 15, 2016 1:26 pm
  • Varnish Over Transom Decal
    by Riviera Wish » Fri Apr 08, 2016 1:16 pm
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    Last post by dag55
    Mon Apr 11, 2016 3:55 pm
  • Petitt filler\stain
    by Jim Bell » Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:30 pm
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    Last post by Jim Bell
    Mon Apr 11, 2016 6:31 am
  • When to Bleach?
    by tkhersom » Tue May 26, 2015 6:05 am
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    Last post by jim g
    Sun Apr 10, 2016 1:30 pm
  • My 1958 Cavalier Refinish Project
    by jbyers » Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:42 am
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    Last post by Greg Wallace
    Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:34 am
  • Now I know why they painted it
    by jbyers » Tue Jan 12, 2016 7:50 pm
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    Last post by jbyers
    Wed Mar 23, 2016 8:37 pm
  • Varnish Over White Deck Stripes / Caulk
    by Riviera Wish » Thu Mar 17, 2016 9:37 pm
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    Last post by tkhersom
    Tue Mar 22, 2016 1:41 pm
  • Painting an original bottom
    by Kerry Price » Sat Mar 12, 2016 5:51 pm
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    Last post by Kerry Price
    Tue Mar 15, 2016 10:58 am
  • Do I Need to Remove the Old Stain?
    by jbyers » Mon Mar 07, 2016 6:52 pm
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    Last post by jbyers
    Tue Mar 08, 2016 4:28 pm
  • varnish polishing
    by stefan » Wed Mar 02, 2016 10:59 am
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    Last post by boat_art
    Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:08 pm
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    Last post by Don Vogt
    Mon Feb 29, 2016 9:30 am
  • Gell stain promotes peeling?
    by George Emmanuel » Fri Feb 19, 2016 7:12 pm
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    Last post by George Emmanuel
    Sun Feb 21, 2016 8:16 pm
  • Fix for Sanding Through the Stain
    by Riviera Wish » Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:01 pm
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    Last post by Riviera Wish
    Sat Feb 13, 2016 10:31 pm
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    Last post by Brian Robinson
    Thu Feb 04, 2016 7:25 pm
  • Correct Interior Stain Color
    by maritimeclassics » Wed Jan 20, 2016 5:03 pm
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    Last post by Al Benton
    Fri Jan 29, 2016 10:20 pm
  • Wet sanding
    by macames » Thu Jan 28, 2016 4:00 pm
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    Last post by Tightline5
    Fri Jan 29, 2016 7:42 pm
  • Water Line Stripe
    by jbyers » Fri Jan 15, 2016 11:50 am
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    Last post by Doug P
    Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:42 pm
  • Varnish Application Temperature
    by Riviera Wish » Sat Jan 02, 2016 7:31 pm
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    Last post by tkhersom
    Tue Jan 12, 2016 5:45 pm
  • Finding the original color
    by cyeager21 » Wed Dec 23, 2015 7:57 pm
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    Last post by mbigpops
    Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:25 am
  • How to get the thinner topside veneer off
    by jbyers » Tue Dec 22, 2015 1:50 pm
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    Last post by jbyers
    Wed Dec 23, 2015 1:46 pm
  • Riviera Refinish Material Quatities
    by Riviera Wish » Mon Dec 07, 2015 3:53 pm
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    Last post by Riviera Wish
    Tue Dec 22, 2015 12:49 pm
  • Riviera Interior Paint / Stain ????
    by Riviera Wish » Sat Dec 05, 2015 10:01 pm
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    Last post by dreed
    Sun Dec 06, 2015 9:51 am
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