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Rhodes777

Refinish Cabin Sole

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I have an 1988 grand banks and the cabin sole is in dire need of attention.  The previous owner stripped the original finish and applied water base polyeurethane.  I want to refinish the cabin sole so it looks like the original gloss amber finish so it matches the forward and aft cabins.  So threads I have read recommend a two coat epoxy base followed by three coats of varnish.  Can you please advise how I can return the cabin sole to its original look yet provide good durability?  Thanks 

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As indicated in the above video, remove the existing old varnish being careful not to sand through the veneer if it is a veneer.  Clean well and start with a gloss varnish like Epifanes clear gloss, or Pettit Captains or Totalboat Gleam.  Thin first coat 50%, second coat 25% then the rest just enough to get it to flow well.  Apply 6 to eight coats sanding between coats once it is dry.  You can switch to a satin on the final 2 coats if you want a satin finish.  Follow the tips on the above video.

 

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