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  • 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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  • Sportsman Bottom Paint Questions
    by parksman » Mon May 02, 2016 8:25 am
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  • Wood Sliver Glue
    by Tom Gruenauer » Sun Apr 24, 2016 9:03 am
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  • Registration numbers under varnish need changing
    by pvperezcfp » Fri Apr 15, 2016 9:42 am
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  • Connie hull paint question
    by StValentine » Mon Apr 06, 2015 10:49 pm
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  • Riviera Boot Stripe Widths
    by Riviera Wish » Tue Apr 12, 2016 11:49 am
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  • Varnish Over Transom Decal
    by Riviera Wish » Fri Apr 08, 2016 1:16 pm
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  • Petitt filler\stain
    by Jim Bell » Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:30 pm
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  • When to Bleach?
    by tkhersom » Tue May 26, 2015 6:05 am
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  • My 1958 Cavalier Refinish Project
    by jbyers » Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:42 am
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  • Now I know why they painted it
    by jbyers » Tue Jan 12, 2016 7:50 pm
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  • Varnish Over White Deck Stripes / Caulk
    by Riviera Wish » Thu Mar 17, 2016 9:37 pm
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  • Boot Stripe Colors
    by Ed Andrews » Sat Mar 12, 2016 5:15 pm
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    Sat Mar 19, 2016 10:43 am
  • Painting an original bottom
    by Kerry Price » Sat Mar 12, 2016 5:51 pm
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  • Do I Need to Remove the Old Stain?
    by jbyers » Mon Mar 07, 2016 6:52 pm
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  • varnish polishing
    by stefan » Wed Mar 02, 2016 10:59 am
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    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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    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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    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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  • Finding the original color
    by cyeager21 » Wed Dec 23, 2015 7:57 pm
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    Last post by mbigpops
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  • How to get the thinner topside veneer off
    by jbyers » Tue Dec 22, 2015 1:50 pm
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  • Riviera Refinish Material Quatities
    by Riviera Wish » Mon Dec 07, 2015 3:53 pm
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  • 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
  • '52 Riviera King Plank Finish
    by Riviera Wish » Tue Apr 07, 2015 3:57 pm
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    Last post by Howard Lehman
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  • Bleach Supplier
    by Riviera Wish » Wed Oct 14, 2015 2:19 pm
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    Last post by maritimeclassics
    Fri Dec 04, 2015 9:17 am
  • Does Filler Stain Hide Color Variations in Wood?
    by Riviera Wish » Sun Nov 29, 2015 5:29 pm
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    Last post by boat_art
    Sun Nov 29, 2015 6:08 pm
  • Final Sand Grit Prior to Stain???
    by Riviera Wish » Mon Nov 23, 2015 5:18 pm
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    Last post by Al Benton
    Sun Nov 29, 2015 8:28 am
  • Deck Seam Caulk for 3/16" Seams
    by Riviera Wish » Sun Nov 08, 2015 2:18 pm
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  • Famowood
    by motoryachtsoco » Sun Oct 25, 2015 7:34 pm
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  • Any suggestions for a forgiving varnish?
    by jbyers » Sat Sep 19, 2015 8:45 pm
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    Last post by Jim Bell
    Mon Oct 05, 2015 4:36 pm
  • Spiral Nails for window trim?q
    by bobbystone » Wed Jul 01, 2015 5:30 pm
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    Last post by Doug P
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  • Original colors
    by 55sportsman » Fri Sep 11, 2015 10:41 am
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    Last post by cc-woodboats
    Tue Sep 15, 2015 5:58 am
  • 1932 Chris craft stain
    by cjel » Fri Sep 04, 2015 12:12 pm
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    Last post by Don Vogt
    Sat Sep 05, 2015 2:49 pm
  • Bottom Paint for 1965
    by Schatzie » Wed Feb 11, 2015 8:29 am
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    Last post by rpccc43
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