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Re: epifanes yacht enamel
Posted by Steve Miller on Sep 5, 2005
Two part paint will most always be tougher than one part. The Epifanes Yacht Enamel description reads like traditional alkyd paint with no poly:
"Traditional marine varnish, based on tung oil, phenolic-modified alkyd One-component yacht coating based on oil modified alkyd resins."
One of the poly modified products like Petit Easy Poxy or Interlux Brightsides will likely hold up better. Or you can go to industrial poly modified alkyd paint like the Benjamin Moore M22. Any color they can mix so no limited color chart issues. I used it on my latest project. Almost as glossy at Brightsides. Nice stuff, covers well and is $30 gallon.
If you think about it, most of the yaks built here on the CLC site are varnished all over. Just about any paint is as tough as varnish so you can use whatever you want!
In Response to: Re: epifanes yacht enamel by Tom Irvine on Sep 4, 2005