If you already have the old varnish off and the mast is outside don't fool around for too long or the joints will start to separate more. Clean out all the old dried up adhesive
with a saw blade. I applied all the CPES that mine would take. After that cured I injected T-88 structural adhesive
into the sparated joints and clamped them shut. Am now applying Z*SPAR 2015 Flagship Varnish. Be sure all the old varnish is removed before painting on the CPES. It will lift
any old varnish left on the spar. Also, allow the CPES to cure completely before varnishing the mast.