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gm.hefley
Marine Spar Varnish
Sat Dec 22, 2018 8:51am
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I use only a couple brands. McCloskey Man O War Spar Marine Varnish and AP-66 Marine Spar Varnish. Both have UV protection. Gloss finish for both. The Man O War runs $25 per qt. and the AP-66 is $20 per qt. I have to order the Man O War online. I can get the AP-66 at the local Sherwin-Williams paint shop. The Man O War is a darker color than the AP-66. Dry time for Man O War is twice as long as AP-66. AP-66 is thinner as well and takes more coats to get glossy finish. Polyurethane is useless in my opinion for anything.

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