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In Topic: Silk or Nylon for fly rod

18 June 2014 - 08:20 AM

No, spar is thinned with mineral spirits also sold as paint thinner.  I prefer naphtha, which dries a bit faster, and as a bit more specialized product tends, in my opinion, to be less likely to have contaminates.   

In Topic: Helmsman Spar over Krylon fusion???

06 June 2014 - 02:54 PM

You should have no difficulty putting a spar varnish over Krylon as long as the Krylon is well cured and scuffed as mentioned.  BUT, I'd choose a better spar varnish than the Minwax.  Any of the true marine spar varnishes--Epifanes Gloss,  Interlux Schooner, or Pettit Captains will be much more durable over the long term.