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Postby James » 12 Feb 2018, 16:27

Hi

Trying to Varnish my internal doors with yacht varnish.
1st coat was mixed 50% with thinners. Next too coats I put them on neat.

Trying to prevent runs is hard and I'm finding some parts come out matt, while some of it is glossy.

I'm guessing some of you have used this on your boats. Do you have any good tips to make it shine and smooth to touch?

They are pine doors.

Also - Some of the doors bent, not dead flat. Do you have anyway ideas how I can straighten them? They are new, as the builder fitted them. Maybe I need to chuck them away and get some new ones.

Builder did say they would straighten up over time, but they have not :lol: and they are long gone now, never to return.

Thanks

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Re: yacht varnish

Postby Captain cod » 12 Feb 2018, 19:55

Hi James I'm a joiner and I've never know of a bent door to straighten itself over time they might shrink a little if they have moisture in them and dry out a little once in the house. So I think he is talking c@#p mate. Are you sure it's the door that is bent and not the frame that is twisted. When you say the door is bent is it all flush on the hinge side of the door and only touching at the the top or bottom corner on the latch side. Or is it flush on both sides and not latching properly.

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Re: yacht varnish

Postby James » 15 Feb 2018, 14:33

Thanks for the reply.
I took the door off and it's bent like a bannana from top to bottom. Not much, but bad enough.
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Re: yacht varnish

Postby Andy B » 15 Feb 2018, 14:48

You can steam them back into shape, but the trouble is you're fighting the grain and chances are it'll warp again!
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Re: yacht varnish

Postby Captain cod » 15 Feb 2018, 19:16

If you have time you can lie it down and prop it up at both ends and put some weight on it say a bag or two of cement it will straighten in time just keep checking that it dosnt go to far and bend the other way

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