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oil vs varnish for gunwales, yolk, thwarts... etc...
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Author:  Erik [ February 22nd, 2005, 11:04 am ]
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Boneli wrote:
I think Erik should post progress pictures for use to look at.

Is this desperate or what :lol: whoooo is the cabin fever

Boneli


I should be out there again tomorow, but i dont know where my little digital camera is :cry:

i have lots a pics, but its gonna take me some time to get them posted somewhere. Currently i have 6 strips left to put in.

Author:  Erik [ March 8th, 2005, 9:22 am ]
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What type and brand of oils are you guys/gals using? i will primairily be rubbing the gunnels and decks.

Thanks

Author:  pknoerr [ March 8th, 2005, 11:11 am ]
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Erik,

I've only used Watco exterior grade oils. I've used both their walnut rubbing stain to darken my ash rails and the Exterior finish oil to provide the protection. It builds up nicely and gives a quality finish. I've found the stuff at the local home center for a couple bucks less than at the canoe/outdoor retailers that I'd have to drive a couple hours to. You also can commonly find it at your local marine supply store. Some folks like the danish made Deks Olje which is available at marine stores, or Mad River Canoes Gunnel Guard. Both seem to give favorable results too.

PK

Author:  Erik [ March 8th, 2005, 2:20 pm ]
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thanks PK.

Author:  Dave Harman [ March 8th, 2005, 4:21 pm ]
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I used Scandinavian Tung Oil made by Behr,avalible at Home depot and Rona.
Used it on my gunwales,decks,seat and thwarts.
Easy to apply.Looks great.

Author:  Erik [ March 9th, 2005, 8:09 am ]
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Dave, does this have UV inhibitors? does it produce a nice water repellant surface?

Thanks

Author:  pangea [ March 9th, 2005, 5:41 pm ]
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Pressure treating works well however,instead of pumping up to 40 psi, try to create a vacuum to suck the moisture out of the wood cells and then flood the chamber with the oil of choice. Warm the oil first.

Author:  Dave Harman [ March 9th, 2005, 6:07 pm ]
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Erik wrote:
Dave, does this have UV inhibitors? does it produce a nice water repellant surface?

Thanks

Yes it does!

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