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Re: Aussie Gentry

Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:30 pm
by John R
G/Day well got the Silver Ash stem strip on then i had a gold stripe on between the blue and the clear this was a disaster good quality paint but stuffed so off it came, so i will rethink what i will put there, ok good weather here so first coat of varnish went on today many more to go.....John
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Re: Aussie Gentry

Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:32 pm
by John R
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Re: Aussie Gentry

Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:37 pm
by John R
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Re: Aussie Gentry

Posted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:48 am
by Roberta
Beautiful!!!!

Roberta :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

Re: Aussie Gentry

Posted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:10 am
by JimmY
WOW! Are you spraying varnish?

Re: Aussie Gentry

Posted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:04 pm
by John R
G/Day Jim that one was rolled on, the first few will be rolled on using a 5" foam roller works well and not messy, depends on the finish i keep getting is whether i spray the last coat,only about 6 more coats Roberta......John

Re: Aussie Gentry

Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:05 am
by neel thompson
Great work John. I would guess this is not your first varnish attempt. If you can get a finish like that with the roller, I would keep the sprayer on the shelf. Is there any way you could make a short video of your rolling process for us?

Re: Aussie Gentry

Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:17 am
by FFguy08
Greetings! I apologize if this is obvious, but the purpose of the Ash stem strip?... Is that cosmetic or is it intended to be a ware and tear piece that can be easily removed and replaced in the future? That's the first I've seen this, generally I see the cutwaters, so I'm curious! Thank you, Shane!

Re: Aussie Gentry

Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:57 pm
by John R
G/day Neel yes my first ever attempt at varnish i did view a lot of YouTube videos to get some hints and i thought i would give it a crack as i could always cut it back
G/day Shane yes the ask is pure cosmetic and it is a pretty tough timber and i will put a small D or C mold down as well .........John

Re: Aussie Gentry

Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:32 pm
by joshuab
What brand of varnish? That looks stellar!!! :shock:

Re: Aussie Gentry

Posted: Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:27 pm
by John R
G/day the varnish is Feast Watson Marine varnish good price and is UV and flexible .......John

Re: Aussie Gentry

Posted: Tue May 02, 2017 12:12 am
by John R
G/Day these are the products i am using to apply the varnish .........John
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Re: Aussie Gentry

Posted: Tue May 02, 2017 7:46 am
by FFguy08
Thanks!
Well, I really like it! That Ash stem strip really sets off the front of the boat! I like this approach better than a cutwater, so I may be "borrowing" this little customization! :D

Re: Aussie Gentry

Posted: Tue May 02, 2017 6:37 pm
by John R
G/Day Shane yes i had made cutwater but i think the bow shape is to modern for it so i choose the Silver Ash, just make sure you have it wet i put it between the 2 trailer guards with a small rope in the middle on it pulling it down when it was raining here and it kept the bent shape so went down the stem well or steam it .........John

Re: Aussie Gentry

Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 4:57 pm
by John R
G/Day well weather here is getting colder and my days now for applying varnish, but made a progress the boat is now officially named, 3 more coats of varnish then it is flip time i sent a block in and other engine parts to get chemically cleaned so as to use for the mount set up ....John
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