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 Post subject: snowshoe protection ?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2006 1:08 pm 
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I have a pair of snowshoes that were hanging on the wall about a year and am wondering if I can use either varnish or varathane or even polyuerathane? I heard that its one of the three I mentioned and am interested in learning of the proper procedure that I would use to do this. Thank you


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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 1:16 pm 
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Whuts , I'm a little late answering your post but I'm new to the forums . Anyway ,I had a pair of snowshoes that a lot of the protective coating was comming off ,so I decided to put the varathaine to them I put a coat on every morning for 4 or 5 days and that worked good . Varathaine is liquid plastic . It worked fine for me .

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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2009 1:29 pm 
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Varnish works well also. I use spar varnish. Put a coat on and let dry a couple of days and then apply a second coat.

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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 6:30 am 
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tomcat wrote:
Varnish works well also. I use spar varnish. Put a coat on and let dry a couple of days and then apply a second coat.

This is what works best for me too

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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 10:15 pm 
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Dang I posted yesterday but the board gods forgot to enter it. :twisted:

Anyway in my younger years I cruised a lot of timber in the winter on snowshoes. What we used to use was orange shellac. Varnish back then seemed to dry too hard and crack under use.

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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2009 8:30 am 
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tomcat wrote:
Varnish works well also. I use spar varnish. Put a coat on and let dry a couple of days and then apply a second coat.



Same here, I have always used spar varnish and it works fine. Dont really know why, its just what dad always used.

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