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by Shanty Man
Mon May 18, 2009 5:07 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Cheapest method of measuring 2 pack
Replies: 8
Views: 2316

Re: Cheapest method of measuring 2 pack

The old 35mm film containers work fine on small ammounts because they are vertically sided and you can scratch a scale on the outside to get your proportions right. Stick a nail head in the left overs so you can pull it out when set so that you can reuse your precious container. The Glass Fibre Shop...
by Shanty Man
Mon May 18, 2009 5:00 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: oxalic acid
Replies: 12
Views: 3398

Re: oxalic acid

Used to be on the poisons register and you had to go through a right old rigmarole to obtain it. Now just go to E-bay and they offer loads in powder form. Fine if you want to inherit early. Lemon juice I used the Jif version on gelcoat and gloss paint to good effect. White vinegar is said to work to...
by Shanty Man
Mon May 04, 2009 5:14 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Stain for under Two Pot Varnish.
Replies: 1
Views: 1145

Stain for under Two Pot Varnish.

The rudder stock for my Solo is a rather pale "mahogany" ply. Do not know if this as it always was or is sun faded. :?: I would like to make it a darker "red" before covering with two pot. International say it cannot be done but they have stopped supplying stains although they used to do a Blue Pete...
by Shanty Man
Tue Mar 24, 2009 5:59 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Stain under varnish
Replies: 9
Views: 3231

Re: Stain under varnish

Oxalic acid is good for rust too. But because of its on the poisons register I have used lemon juice including Jif and white vinegar. So it depends if you prefer pancakes to chips. But thanks for your help.
by Shanty Man
Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:44 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Stain under varnish
Replies: 9
Views: 3231

Stain under varnish

On a recently bought boat I have dark stains under the varnish that I would like to get rid of before varnishing ( one or two pot I have not decided yet). The wood is sound and it is not the white "bloom" you get when damp has been drawn up to the varnish surface usually by the warmth of the sun. Al...