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First varnish project (new flag pole) how to for a newbie?

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First varnish project (new flag pole) how to for a newbie?

Post by L76 » Mon Aug 08, 2022 8:00 pm

Well… the Lakeness Monster ate my flag pole. Got a new one. Raw mahogany. Gonna use this as an opportunity to learn how to do finish work on the boat. This will be my first “varnish project”… before I refinish boat (on my own) during the winter :roll:

Anyone got a good video/detailed process they can share for staining/varnishing raw wood? In my case… I’m going to try to match the flag pole stain/color/finish to the deck (boat was finished with Epifanes High Gloss Clear Varnish, and stained portion Interlux Y573 Red Mahogany).

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Re: First varnish project (new flag pole) how to for a newbie?

Post by maritimeclassics » Mon Aug 15, 2022 7:45 am

Here is a video I made of the Cobra we stained. I do have another video out about staining on youtube so you may want to check that out. We are doing a video on varnishing so you may want to subscribe and check that out. Hope this helps.
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