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My boat is coming out Friday and apart from clean, polish, anti foul etc I need to get the timber work stained/oiled/varnished on top of the gunwales again

Did it last year with International Schooner (IIRC) and it hasn't lasted well

I seem to remember @JonC using something different and getting better results

I know you're knocking on a bit now Jon, but can you remember what you used ?

I've quickly looked through most of the old posts, but can't find the thread

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I used a saturation oil, it’s made by hempel, the same type of thing as deksolge D1. 
My timber has silvered now which I quite like but if you prefer the deep red colour then treat them with D2, that’s the finishing coat. 

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16 hours ago, JonC said:

I used a saturation oil, it’s made by hempel, the same type of thing as deksolge D1. 
My timber has silvered now which I quite like but if you prefer the deep red colour then treat them with D2, that’s the finishing coat. 

Got any pics?

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48 minutes ago, jonnyswamp said:

Is that when it was first done, what's it like now after a year or so ?

Now it’s silvered, nothing like that, though I do prefer the silver look to the Cuprinol effect 

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25 minutes ago, JonC said:

Now it’s silvered, nothing like that, though I do prefer the silver look to the Cuprinol effect 

I probably try the Coelan if I get time, I may have to leave it this year

Don't mind paying a bit more if it lasts a few years 

 

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12 hours ago, Faugh said:

I use tung oil on my boat

 

I've heard of tung oil but don't know the difference between that and, say, Danish oil. Do you have any pics of how tung oil looks on your boat?

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On 9/17/2021 at 9:17 AM, Andy135 said:

I've heard of tung oil but don't know the difference between that and, say, Danish oil. Do you have any pics of how tung oil looks on your boat?

No pic's but just like the above pic , It must be good tung oil and not re-constuded boiled down linseed oil , Good tung oil will will be noted on the can as Pure . first two coats 50/50 with white sprit

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59 minutes ago, jonnyswamp said:

How long does this last, just the one season ?

Two heavy coats after the 50/50 coats  on bare wood will last 2 years depending on abuse it get's , just wipe it with white sprit and and brush more on or use a rag it spreads well , No sanding unless heavy damage

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