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Old 31-12-2007, 14:30   #16
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I ended up appying three layers of west system epoxy with a final layer of Rubbed Effect Varnish with sanding in between. The result is fantastic. For the solid teak trim I applied four layers of epoxy then 400 grit, 600, 1000, 2000 and finished with rubbing compound and wax polish. It looks awesome.
Excellent...that is exactly what I use for my interior varnish...the West System with the UV filter in the part B. I used the throw away foam brushes and still, it looks like it could have been sprayed on. Nice! You will also find it is durable as hell compared to one part varnish.
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Has anyone had long-term experience with the West part B with uv protection? I ask because some years back I refinished some teak cockpit coamings with epoxy and then covered them with a couple of coats of marine varnish with uv protection. Even with that, the epoxy turned to a white/yellow haze within a season at any point where the varinish was chipped/worn/chafed (and it was often difficult to tell because of the hard, glossy epoxy undercoat).

If it works to completely shield the epoxy resin, then great. If not, then I would steer clear - epoxy is an absolute nightmare to remove for refinishing.

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Because I'm an old codger I just have to say that a kitchen on a boat is called a galley.

I'm glad your project turned out good.

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Heres a link to some wood finishes.
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WEST SYSTEM #207 Special Coating & #209 Special Tropical Hardeners

These hardeners were especially developed for use with WEST SYSTEM Brand 105 Resin in coating applications where an exceptionally clear, moisture-resistant, natural wood finish is desired. An ultraviolet inhibiting additive improves the resistance of a WEST SYSTEM 105/207 mixture to sunlight, but the cured epoxy surface will still require the additional protection of a quality UV-filtering varnish.
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Thanks Gord - that scares me off from using epoxy for anything except repairs and as an adhesive on wood surfaces that will be exposed to ultraviolet rays.

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I have also seen clear/topcoat Awgrip used to the same effect. It makes a very nice finish.
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avazquez, I'm trying to get an idea of how much work refinishing a wood interior will be - how long did stripping your galley take?
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I ended up appying three layers of west system epoxy with a final layer of Rubbed Effect Varnish with sanding in between......It looks awesome.
Do you have photographs? I have been doing my interior as well -- and while I know it is hard to get shots that capture the sheen of your worked wood, I would still love to see some of your images.

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