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Forum topic by Luke posted 09-17-2011 01:37 AM 2979 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-17-2011 01:37 AM

I am in the process of building some fishing equipment, and I really would like to have a finish that does not feel like spar varnish, has that texture of the wood but is water resistent.

Does that make sense? Recently I played on a Martin Guitar and the finish had no sheen, it felt as if it was just wood but I know it wasn’t bare wood.

I apparently can’t get Pre-Cat Lacquer in my area due to Air Quality Control permits, but I have some experience in Water Based Poly, and also Spar Varnish.


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#1 posted 09-20-2011 09:14 PM

Luke I would suggest checking into General Finishes. What type of fishing equipment is this your building?

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#2 posted 09-26-2011 07:28 PM

What kind of equipment are you finishing. I’d use a spar then wool off the gloss. A flattening agent will tend to “muddy” the wood.
I have seen this guitar finish, but don’t care for it much.


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#3 posted 09-28-2011 11:25 PM

A fishing net, the ones I have are all varnished but in a high gloss. Taste is all personal I guess…

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#4 posted 10-06-2011 08:33 PM

General Finishes – look into it!

-- Sam Hamory - The project is never finished until its "Finished"!

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