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Table finish for new Egg

galengalen Posts: 57
edited November 2011 in EGG Table Forum

Just taking a break from the assembly of my Egg.  What, if any finish is recommended for the table.?

I live on the ocean and it may be a factor in considering the finish.

Mahalo and Aloha


  • Is it a BGE brand table?  Then I would check with BGE.  If not then I would put an exterior finish on such as marine grade polyurethane.  I use WaterLox marine finish and original oil (two step finish).  It works well but the UV light will break down most finishes regardless of what you use.  Best thing to do is cover it when it is not in use.  Congrats on the egg, you will love it!
  • galengalen Posts: 57

    Yes, it is a BGE table and marine coating tomorrow.  Thanks for the info.  it is much appreciaed.

    Have not yet used the Egg as it was damaged and was discovered in the unpacking.  We were surprised as it seemed to be packed so well.  Dealer jumped right in and supplied the broken part.  It's " the mail."


  • Here is what I used with geat results!! 

    Epifanes Gloss Clear Varnish   from Jamestown dist.image

  • rconercone Posts: 143
    Any decent marine grade spar varnish would work great.

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  • galengalen Posts: 57

    Helman's  Spar varnish.  A clear u.v. resistant looked great after one coat and fantastic after two.

    Still going to get a cover for the Egg and Table.  The heat controler that fits over the chmney rusted after being out for less than 24 hours.  Will apply "Must for Rust" which under normal circumstances should handle the rust for 6 months.  Not sure how the heat will effect  the performance.  We will see.

  • LitLit Posts: 6,847
    When you finish cooking just put the cast iron top that covers the chimney inside the egg and use the ceramic top to put the egg out. That will stop it from rusting.
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