Re: Behr Spar Varnish - Update
Yeh, ok, you got me. It was actually a little over a thousand cases. 1032, to be exact.
Originally Posted by outofthenorm
Hey, I have a suggestion for you guys searching for this mystical varnish. Reach around and GRAB YOUR HAIR AND PULL YOUR HEAD OUT OF YOUR BUTT!!!!
Go to Fisheries Supply and grab some Epifanes, Capains, Schooner, Man O'War or other 1 part traditional varnish. THEY ALL WORK AND PEOPLE HAVE BEEN USING THEM FOR YEARS!!!!
We all have favorite methods and products we use, but to say that this varnish is the one which is a quantum leap in quality over the rest just beggars credulity. It DOES NOT HAVE as some wag suggested, unicorn horn powder...What does it matter that it was "boiled in copper cauldrons?" Was it unique in that regard? It more than a little pompous to suggest to others that they should use a product because one happened to have used it in Southern California.
Oh, contrary to what the person touting Behr stated, Man O'War DOES have UV protection. It's not a very hip varnish these days...but I did a boat with it in the early 70s. It was still on the boat in the mid 80s.
When I first started, a "dock captain" would come strolling by my job and tell the owner some outlandish advice...and then my client would tell me to follow it. People will tell you the darnedest things. If you don't know something, ask several people for their opinion.
I have seen a lot of goofy stuff here, but this takes the cake! So much wasted time on this wild goose chase!
"Don't listen to those eastern blockheads." famous Seattle small boat designer and builder.