I am the new owner of a 2001 SO 43. The previous owner was a vandal who stuck postacrds, fridge magnets, etc onto the teak bulkheads, lockers and doors below with all sorts of adhesive known to man ..... including epoxy!! Can you believe it - apparently he has done the same to his brand new SO49!!
We are removing them as best we can but need to repair the varnish in many places. I have tried International Satin varnish but the finish is too matt and dull in comparison with the original which looks like a semi-gloss finish. Does anyone know what make and type of varnish best matches the Jeanneau interior finish? ... or how they have best matched it if they have another technique? Thanks for any help with this.
Post by sparklingspirit on Dec 17, 2005 9:46:21 GMT
I also have an SO43. Fantastic boat - very fast. I need to touch up the varnish arounf the sink, cooker and stairs, so would be interested in knowing which varnish is the best match. I also inted re-varnishing the cabin sole this winter and will probably use Ronseal Diamond floor seal. Very good results on my previous yacht
An engineer working on my nearly new DS43 managed to put a deep and long scratch in the top rail of my galley. The only answer was to strip back to wood remove the hint of the scratch from the wood and re-varnish. Then the hunt started for the varnish !
After asking many questions of Jeanneau I was told that the Varnish in the cabin area is manufactured by Konig, and it is their Semi Bright product. The next problem was finding a supplier/agent. Idid find one in the U.K. but he was just going out of business so unfortunately another dead-end. U.S.A. has many suppliers but with delivery of a varnish by air freight in the smallest quantity of 5ltr minimum !!!! I decided this was not the way forward for me.
The solution to the problem I used which was very successful having tested several varnishes in varying finishes Was International Satin finish U V protective and fast drying.( Yes effectively a matt finnish) I applied five coats which when dry and hard, I waited 3 days. Then, I carefully and gently polished the satin finish using International Polwax (a fiberglas polish) until the finish on the repaired surface matched the rest of the area in the cabin "Perfect" totally looking like new.
The actual time using the Polwax was less than a minute which meant I could sweep a large area quite quickly checking and going back to it and the added bonus was that the finish looks as if it has been sprayed on thanks to the polishing.
Areas around the galley, I consider of high ware and used five coats, Bulkheads I would possibly suggest following the manufactures instructions adding an extra coat for polishing.