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by Graham T
Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:23 am
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Early Phantom on e-bay
Replies: 13
Views: 2175

Re: Early Phantom on e-bay

Rats - out-bid at the end. I was just trying to work out how to break the news of another varnish job in the household.....
by Graham T
Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:58 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Stain under varnish
Replies: 9
Views: 3250

Re: Stain under varnish

I keep trying Oxalic as I hear from many places that it is the stuff to use but have never had much in the way of results with it. However if you need some there was a chap on e-bay that was selling it for a very good price - I was amazed to have it delivered the next morning when I had only ordered...
by Graham T
Sun Mar 22, 2009 8:43 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Getting a decent paint finish?
Replies: 39
Views: 11011

Re: Getting a decent paint finish?

I tend to fill, sand , prime then fill all the bits I missed first time and prime again.... If I haven't missed any then it only needs one coat but how often does that happen? The nice flat primer does tend to show up any imperfections. You only really need to re-prime the filled spots but I usually...
by Graham T
Sat Mar 14, 2009 2:15 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Getting a decent paint finish?
Replies: 39
Views: 11011

Re: Getting a decent paint finish?

I kind of agree with Ed - that was the point of putting the picture of the Osprey varnished on the drive with a cheapy paintbrush and single pack varnish. You can get reasonable results without any sort of black art. I normally use the roller and tip method but on that boat there is so much fiddly s...
by Graham T
Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:37 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Getting a decent paint finish?
Replies: 39
Views: 11011

Re: Getting a decent paint finish?

Done with a cheap and nasty B&Q brush by the side of the road.......



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by Graham T
Tue Mar 10, 2009 6:59 pm
Forum: Boats and bits for sale
Topic: Jenny Brushes on eBay
Replies: 5
Views: 1215

Re: Jenny Brushes on eBay

He also has foam rollers that don't dissolve in 2 pack - 4" x 24 for a tenner including postage. Very good product and much cheaper than chandleries. He responds very promptly to questions and is very easy to deal with....
by Graham T
Mon Mar 09, 2009 11:19 pm
Forum: Boat Identification and Dinghy History
Topic: MOGO
Replies: 58
Views: 13707

Re: MOGO

A standard Mirror board is just made from a piece of ply so no problem in running a saw down it.
by Graham T
Sun Feb 15, 2009 12:33 pm
Forum: Boat maintenance, repair and restoration
Topic: Drying out
Replies: 21
Views: 6436

Drying out

I have a workshop on short term loan - I also have a wooden Osprey which has suffered from being outside over the winter and has water under the varnish. I would like to dry it out fairly rapidly and am thinking of a plastic sheeting tent with a dehumidifer in it. Would this help speed things up or ...
by Graham T
Fri Jan 23, 2009 1:57 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Whitefriars Winter Classic and Lost Class Meeting. 8th Feb
Replies: 100
Views: 24631

Re: Whitefriars Winter Classic and Lost Class Meeting. 8th Feb

As a long time lurker who would rarely have anything erudite to add to this forum can I just say that the wandering off topic replies are its greatest joy and bring much in the way of information and entertainment. So in terms of taking this even further away from the original topic my father used t...