Interlux Varnish

Hi All,

Since the varnish on my hatches is cracked and the sulfide is
a bit depressed in some areas, I’m going to strip the varnish off
and fill up the sulfide, and refinish from bare wood.

I was over at boat/US (ok, West Marine) last night and noticed that
Interlux has some new varnishes, in addition to my old reliable
Schooner Varnish. Does anyone have an experience with the Clipper
Varnish, or the 2-part polyurethane Perfection Varnish, or the
1-part polyurethane Goldspar Varnish?

Thanks,

Mark Gearhart
s/v Godspeed

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Hi All,

Since the varnish on my hatches is cracked and the sulfide is
a bit depressed in some areas, I’m going to strip the varnish off
and fill up the sulfide, and refinish from bare wood.

I was over at boat/US (ok, West Marine) last night and noticed that
Interlux has some new varnishes, in addition to my old reliable
Schooner Varnish. Does anyone have an experience with the Clipper
Varnish, or the 2-part polyurethane Perfection Varnish, or the
1-part polyurethane Goldspar Varnish?

Thanks,

Mark Gearhart
s/v Godspeed

Mark-
They may have changed it, but I think the black stuff on my hatches
is resorcinol or something. It is hard rather than rubbery like
polysulfide.
As to varnish, I have not used any of those you are interested in,
but my own (unscientific) opinion is that application techniques and
maintenance are of much greater consequence than brand, assuming one
uses a high quality varnish. I have steered away from the 2 part
types due to difficulties with touch up.
John Churchill

 What I have gathered  in conversation is polyurethane is superior for sheltered/indoor use due to durability but UV treated spar varnish  is the
 stuff for outdoor use for the following reasons; varnish moves with the wood better than polyurethanes  through the daily sun cycle. Varnish will
 go bad in spots allowing touch ups, but the polyurethane will go all at once. My vote is to leave the horizontal surface bare and varnish the sides
 leaving more time for fun stuff.
 
 Don
 
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Hi All,

Since the varnish on my hatches is cracked and the sulfide is
a bit depressed in some areas, I'm going to strip the varnish off
and fill up the sulfide, and refinish from bare wood.

I was over at boat/US (ok, West Marine) last night and noticed that
Interlux has some new varnishes, in addition to my old reliable
Schooner Varnish. Does anyone have an experience with the Clipper
Varnish, or the 2-part polyurethane Perfection Varnish, or the
1-part polyurethane Goldspar Varnish?

Thanks,

Mark Gearhart
s/v Godspeed