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Old 25-12-2010, 16:06   #1
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South African Varnish that Lasts Forever ?

Varnish that lasts
Varnish can drive you mad with sanding, scraping, brushing on coat after coat of expensive goop with special brushes, then sanding between coats all to have a nice effect that last a few months at best. That is unless you are using Rystix - Wood Sealer.
For years now we have been using a wood protection product manufactured by a small company in South Africa. The stuff is amazing. Here in the tropics where most varnishes die in a few months we have wood that was protected with Rystix in 2002 that still looks fine. Once a year we just scrub it with soap and fresh water, then bung on another coat. That is it maties, job done, and off to the bar in less time than it takes most yachties to get out all the stuff they need for the yearly scrapping and sanding drudge Ė not to mention the days and days it takes to apply and wet sand all those coats.
I have no idea what is in the stuff but UV just bounces off with no visible result, it moves with the wood so does no start peeling off, and protects the wood like a mad Doberman with a new bone. No sanding between coats and no special skills to get a great finish, just goop it on 3 x more or less evenly and thatís it. Even I canít get it wrong with this stuff. In any case, here is their website HYPERLINK "http://www.rystix.co.za" Rystix - For people who love wood well worth a visit unless you really are looking for an excuse not to go sailing. In that case stick with the classic varnishes and you can dodge weeks and weeks of skippers meetings, in the local bar, every year.
I should mention Rystix is not one of our sponsors. They just make one hell of a good product that deserves mentioning to our friends.

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Has anybody tried this Super Varnish.....??
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Old 25-12-2010, 16:31   #2
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Do you have a link to an independent review?
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Old 25-12-2010, 16:41   #3
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Nope, found this today and was hoping members of this board could share their experience, if any, with this stuff.
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Nope, found this today and was hoping members of this board could share their experience, if any, with this stuff.
LOL... following your rave review..."Even I can't go wrong with this stuff.... UV Rays just bounce off it..." I thought maybe you'd scored the 'Dealership'.... now you tell us you've only just found it.... ROTFL.....
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Old 25-12-2010, 17:09   #5
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LOL... following your rave review..."Even I can't go wrong with this stuff.... UV Rays just bounce off it..." I thought maybe you'd scored the 'Dealership'.... now you tell us you've only just found it.... ROTFL.....
Guess you have had too much eggnog today Mr. boatman:

I never wrote the review, instead I mentioned on the orignal posting where I found it as well as a link:

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My Humblest apologies CSY..... did'nt read the last two lines...
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Re: South African Varnish that Lasts Forever ?

So nobody using this site has actually USED this stuff?
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Re: South African Varnish that Lasts Forever ?

Well, i start using this days Rapidcoat from epifanes, very similar to cetol, last year i put 4 coats in the boom gallows and today looks ok, no peeling, no flaking, i mean i hate varnish, to much work and dont last to much , where i can find the south african stuff?? just for a try??
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Re: South African Varnish that Lasts Forever ?

coelan i hear can last 10 years or indefinite with a little TLC
It is pricey, It would cost $400 to coat my large transom.

http://www.premapro.com/tp_coelan.htm
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Re: South African Varnish that Lasts Forever ?

The really neat thing about this forever varnish is that if you put the lid to the tin under your pillow at night the tooth fairy will come and apply the varnish for you. How cool is that???

You know... if it sounds too good to be true, well, it probably is!

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