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  • Sorry guys, I morphed "Fishlessman" and "Bob" into one entity . . .my bad!
  • Glad you checked! Anyway, if your're gonna use the spar Varnish, I'd wipe it down just before you put the first coat on with some Acetone. Don't "really soak it down" but get the surface "damp" with the acetone. It helps break down the oil in the fi…
  • The legs look straight down for some reason in the pics, they're actually mounted at a 5 degree outward angle. It's made of Furniture-grade Cypress, with the heat shield being made of .250 (1/4 inch) T-6061 Aluminum Plate. Dimensions are 24" acro…
  • I also forgot to mention, I know folks who use Thompsons alone on their picnic tables anyway, and it seems to work just fine. Gotta reapply every year or two, but hey, it's an EASY finish to apply. In any case a quick wipe down with acetone will hel…
  • Yea, I agree, that just doesn't "sound right". I'd use "one or the other" In any case I would DEFINITELY call the consumer questions phone number of one or both companies and ask them what they think about that idea. One rule of thumb when shoppi…
  • I know lots of People have reported problems with polyurethane Spar peeling or delaminating on their outdoor projects. This is largely due to less than ideal application. Different woods are more prone to this than others. On all woods: Control t…
  • If spar varnish is cracking and peeling within a year,or even five years it was applied incorrectly. One problem many people have is that they're 'too casual' with dust. Once I feel a project is dust free, I go over the entire thing again with a ta…
  • If you haven't started over yet, you might want to use gloss for all of the undercoats, then the last coat (or two thin coats, even better) use the satin. Too many coats of satin finish can 'wash out' the grain and give it a slightly 'muddy' appeara…
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