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CC Fly Bridge Stain color

Posted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 11:51 pm
by comfortablynumb
Need help here!! I am currently refinishing the interior fly bridge of my 1965 46' Chris Craft Constellation and have not been able to decipher the stain that was used in this area... there is an area on the strbd canopy top (looking up) that has a fairly good representation of the finish that I would like to match (if possible)..... does anyone know what this might be.... ??

Re: CC Fly Bridge Stain color

Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2015 5:45 am
by Greg Wallace
Pretty sure was what Chris Craft called "Golden Walnut".

Re: CC Fly Bridge Stain color

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 3:42 pm
by comfortablynumb
Thanks for responding Greg...... I have done a sample using Sandusky's Chris Craft Golden Walnut .... it doesn't appear to be close.... however... again... due to aging... it should lighten up to this kinda reddish brown color huh? Have you seen anything done in Cordova? And if this was original.... I don't think Chris Craft would have "mixed" Stains... so it either the Golden Walnut or Cordova.... maybe if I did a 1:5 washcoat first it would lighten it up enough? :?:

Re: CC Fly Bridge Stain color

Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 3:59 pm
by RRGadow
I would use the Sandusky golden walnut...Also keep in mind most varnishes will also add a bit of an amber tint.

Re: CC Fly Bridge Stain color

Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:33 pm
by comfortablynumb
Thanks guys for the help...... I have made the choice ...... Golden walnut it is!!.... all is prepared...... since I am outside (covered slip).... I am going to have to wait till next year as the humidity is a bit to high.... dew point is upon us :( so will apply next May or June..... wish you all well..... I will be spending my winter rebuilding my Gen-set :) lol

Bob.....