In November when I first floated my Auk 17, I hadn't yet put the varnish on, or done the end pours..(I really wanted to paddle it).. The end pours were done last month and I am preparing to start the varnish process, so it is ready for a full season come spring.
I have two questions about the pre-varnish surface.
1) I have read in previous posts of various things to wipe the surface with, i.e. mineral spirits, water, denatured alcohol, ect. In one reply while doing epoxy, I was advised not to use tack cloth. What is the best liquid to wipe the surface with prior to the varnish ? ... and should I use a tack cloth or not ? ...
2) The surface has been sanded to 220 grit, there are some spots, which are very small, and dot like, that still shine some, ( the sanding didn't quite get to the gloss) I can't feel them, I just see them. ... I can live with the idea that there may be a slight difference in the feel, but will the varnish stick to the shiney spots the same as it will to the sanded spots ?I don't mind the work....I just don't want to over sand. I plan on 4 coats of varnish.