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  • #2993
    wudboatVT
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    How many quarts of Schooner varnish should I plan to purchase to finish the camper?

    #2997
    glcmranger
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    I would buy 5 quarts….. that’s based on 6 coats applied on the entire Teardrop.  Extra could be used as touchup.

    #2999
    wudboatVT
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    Okay, thanks. So it’s essentially a quart per coat on the camper – maybe a touch less. Appreciate it.

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    #3001
    canadianhoser
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    I’ve put 4 coats on the exterior so far and have probably used a quart in the process.  I bought 4 quarts and had about 1/2 from a previous project total to use up for the interior and exterior.  I just opened up my 3rd quart and have the ICC and tongue-box to complete.

    #3011
    LSaupe
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    Quick question, why would varnish be preferred over say clear-coat paint (DuPont or similar) system?

     

    #3099
    Anonymous
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    LSaupe,

    My understanding is the final coats are what provide the visual finish.  I.e. you could use flat polyurethane for 3 coats but if your final coat is high gloss, you will have a high gloss finish.  Similarly, your final coat provides your UV protection.  Traditionally Spar Varnish (polyurethane) has a high quantity of UV blockers.

    Did that make sense?

    Andrew

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