VARNISHING YOUR WATERCRAFT
Most popular GRP models from the last century have some decorative exterior wood like rubbing strips, hand rails, hatch covers etc. and if well kept these can add a genuine charm to your boat. However, when overlooked they soon become half-cracked and discoloured and it is amazing how much this takes away from a boat cosmetically. The main causes of flaking varnish and discolouration to wood made trims is UV damage weakening the varnish as well as enabling water to pass through right into the wood. The very best way to stop this is to touch up any kind of scratches or cracks in the varnish as soon as possible after they appear stopping water from immersing into the wood. To keep varnished timber looking its best it truly requires re-doing every 1-2 years.
CHOOSING A VARNISH
Possibly one of the most overwhelming thing people discover when varnishing is the sheer volume of various marine
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