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John Smith

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#1 posted 05-14-2018 03:06 AM

it is my belief that UV is the culprit for killing the color in Red Cedar and other woods.
if you can apply several coats of a high grade clear marine spar varnish immediately
after processing, you “might” extend the fading effects for a few years over the polyurethanes.
there are several good brands of marine spar varnish with high levels of UV inhibitors on the market.
6 to 8 coats will be required for the best protection.

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