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    I'm redoing the teak handrails on my sailboat and they look Beautiful with this varnish!

    It is Rustoleum brand (purchased from HD). It is weather-resistant and contains UV inhibitors to combat fading. It is intended for salt water use. It makes a nice shiny coat.

    Any reason this would not work for a gun stock?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hcpookie
    I'm redoing the teak handrails on my sailboat and they look Beautiful with this varnish!

    It is Rustoleum brand (purchased from HD). It is weather-resistant and contains UV inhibitors to combat fading. It is intended for salt water use. It makes a nice shiny coat.

    Any reason this would not work for a gun stock?
    No reason whatsoever.

    I've read somewhere about spar varnish being used as a gunstock finish. I think maybe Salbo or one of the other refinish gurus had some info about it.


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    So Pookie, what caliber is that sailboat???
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    Grin - it works great I have two Maadi's that I refinished about 4-5 years ago with Spar Varnish.... and they still look new
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    Thanks for the replies! , that's a good point. I think that maybe this is how I'm going to finish the wood on my .308 conversion. I think I'm going to build my own stock set to mimick that on the Galil sniper rifle "Galatz". Therefore, I shouldn't (I hope) have to worry about rapid firing that one! Unless I just get crazy.

    Its down to either this or the Amber shellac I have in the basement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Preacher
    So Pookie, what caliber is that sailboat???
    I'm looking for some harpoon launcher to put on the bow... not sure what caliber those come in! If you look very closely here you can see the wood rails on the deck, and how they are that nice weathered ash-grey color from years of neglect:

    http://pookieweb.dyndns.org:61130/Ad...y/DSCN1098.JPG

    I've got to get a good pic of the newly-painted rails. They look SWEET!
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    Wow Pookie nice boat. It takes some balls to get out in the ocean in a sailboat. And even bigger balls to let a woman sail it! heh heh heh
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    I've used Spar Varnish on a Mosin or two and it looks really good/authentic. It has a very mild amber color to it once you build it up, very nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steelcore1964
    Wow Pookie nice boat. It takes some balls to get out in the ocean in a sailboat. And even bigger balls to let a woman sail it! heh heh heh
    That's actually the lower Chesapeake.

    ... And I'm not touching the rest of that... she may read it!
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    Not to hijack the thread but we powerboat on the lower James, I wnat to ride down to see the Moth-Ball fleet this summer. My new powerboat has a 66 gallon fuel tank.
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