20ft Texas Barrel

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I was up on some scaffolding pulling wire for a 240 volt compressor in the barn and took this picture. All the deck hardware is off the Malahini to freshen up the varnish at the same time I’m varnishing the Barrelback. The view gave me an appreciation for the shape a cold molded hull can achieve compared to a sheet plywood boat.
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How do y’all handle one of these wrinkled up varnish spots and what causes them?
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Your boat looks great. I am probably not much help in regard to the wrinkled varnish spot. Maybe try to buff it out with some rubbing compound.

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I sprayed all of my varnish. Looks like orange peel to me. I had some on my boat. I would sand until smooth, then sand up to 220 grit and give it another coat.
How was the varnish applied?
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Man, that is a nice place for the boats. I'm jealous! :D :D :D


I concur on the sand and re-apply. I suspect it will take many coats to get the look you're after and even after the last one is applied, there may be some buffing needed. However I am not an expert on this so get some feedback from others as well.
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Jimbob wrote:
Sat Aug 22, 2020 12:56 pm
I sprayed all of my varnish. Looks like orange peel to me. I had some on my boat. I would sand until smooth, then sand up to 220 grit and give it another coat.
How was the varnish applied?
Jim
Roll and tip. I think I’ll start spraying the varnish. Any tips for spraying it on ?
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Matt: That looks like a small area that had some contamination on it. The varnish didn't adhere and crinkled. Sand it out, clean it well and re-apply. I've seen this in other projects I did when spray painting enamel paint.
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My tip on spraying is to thin with naphtha. It makes it dry faster. 30 to 50% thinner. Play around with the ratios. Start with what the can of varnish says

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One of the big challenges here in Texas is the heat makes it difficult to get a smooth finish as the solvents tend to evaporate quicker. Pretty much has to be an early morning job during the summer.
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mrintense wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:33 pm
One of the big challenges here in Texas is the heat makes it difficult to get a smooth finish as the solvents tend to evaporate quicker. Pretty much has to be an early morning job during the summer.
True, I’ve pretty much put off varnishing until October.
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Boat building went on hold while building a 12x15 air conditioned office and bathroom. I had to have a place to escape the Texas heat. 8,000 btu window unit is more than adequate. Meat locker complete, now back to the Barrellback.
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Matt

I like the office. I built an area of my basement for that purpose myself. Now my mother-in-law may end up living down there. :? :cry:

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Very nice Matt. Every time I go out in the Texas heat, I swear I am going to put in a window air conditioner in my garage. Haven't done it yet because I 'd have to add electrical and a window as well. :(
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I put a mini-split in my garage. All you need is about a 1” hole in the wall.
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It will keep it below 80° even without insulation on the garage doors.

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FL-John wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:04 am
I put a mini-split in my garage. All you need is about a 1” hole in the wall.
Great option, warm in the winter too! Tom
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