The boat is all but done, but try as I might, there are a few places that I would sure like to improve the finish on. There are many coats on the hull as 17 were applied, but with the sanding between coats, I don't know how many are actually on the varnish. No matter how fast I worked, there would be places that the brush would drag and leave marks that would now flow in. If I thinned the varnish anymore, the varnish would either run or sag. So now I have a few places I would like to improve. Can you take Epifanes and lightly scuff it with 1500 or 2000 and then rub it out with rubbing compound? Also, now the the varnished pieces are assy. I need to fill the screw holes with filler, but then these need varnish on the filler spots and I am afraid that the building of varnish in these spots will look like warts unlike I can carefully sand these spots and run them out. What do you do? Or what should I have done?
Now to figure out how to bend the new mahogany 1/2" thick by 4" wide by 38" long deck trim to meet the contours of the deck. I am looking at roughly a 3" bend. Should I do it cold? Or use boiling water. I bought a small steamer and it must be too small as it appears to be worthless.