Captain Al Posted June 2, 2014 Share #1 Posted June 2, 2014 I am on the verge of sealing and finishing the main deck of my Bounty build. I have two issues to deal with. First, the color or tone. The deck is basswood and when sanded it's pretty white. I've sample tested several other wood tones and all were too dark. I did the lower decks simply by using polyurethane over the rawmin. Turned them slightly yellowish. So for the main I would like to get something with a bit more weathered appearance, but I'm OK with just the poly if it comes to that. Second, I just realized that polyurethane does not glue to very well, if at all. There were just a few things that I had to glue down to the lower decks and they stuck pretty well (very well actually). That may be cause I applied only 2 coats of the poly and rawmin is pretty porous. I don't want to encounter glue down issues on the main deck but I'd also like to do whatever finishing before I start adding fixtures etc. Would a real marine type varnish inhibit the glue from being absorbed? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Here's a picture of the deck just to show how white its gotten since being sanded. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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