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  1. Brightraven

    Question about Touch-up Painting on a Wood/Dacron Loon Works

    Hi there, I am a complete newbie to wooden canoes but couldn’t resist picking up a gorgeous Loon Works wood and Dacron “Nakoma” last week that crossed my path. It is in great shape but there are a couple small areas on the hull where the paint has thinned all the way to the Dacron. I would like...
  2. A

    Cracks in finish. Paint or Filler?

    I just purchase an American Trader's Atkinson Traveler wood canvas canoe from Craigslist. The boat seems to have been in storage for many years and was maybe only paddled two to three times. Overall it is in amazing shape. However, there are quite a few linear cracks in the enamel paint on...
  3. johnmetts

    Re-surfacing the filler

    I restored my WC canoe and I'm not happy with the finish. It feels/looks like fine grained sandpaper. I applied the filler as directed, smoothed it by hand as directed, sanded as directed but couldn't get it as smooth as others I have done. I thought maybe the paint would smooth it a bit...
  4. RAN

    Kirby’s paint blind green

    Can anyone share a picture of a canoe painted “Blind Green?” My spouse thinks it looks too dark by the sample sent. Thanks.
  5. MGC

    Color Charts

    A recent post made me think that it might be helpful to post these. I'll add the Kirby chart as soon as I figure out where I put it. These are Petit and Epifanes. The Old Town charts are discussed and shown in this older...
  6. Howie

    Nerdy paint question...

    I try to wait at least 48 hours before adding paint to an already painted surface. But when is the best time to sand the previous coat? Assuming the paint is dry enough to sand in 24 hours, might there be a benefit to sanding after 24 hours? The paint is softer than it would be at 48 hours...
  7. Howie

    Paint drying time...

    A friend just picked up a canoe I restored for him. He strapped it onto the top of his SUV using what are called 'cam' straps - not the ratcheting type - so the pressure wasn't too high. After his 2 hour trip home he noticed that the straps had left a slight but noticeable 'pattern' on the...
  8. Blair Charbonneau

    Tremblay 1970 (new To Canoes)

    Hello New to canoes and I have a few questions. I love the look of the old wood canoes. I have found one for sale and at a good price. Or so I am thinking. Anyway it's covered in Verolite and Im just wondering if there is a way to sort of restore it or paint over it to bring back some...
  9. NickD

    Canvas Dilemma

    So… Just completed my second restoration: a 1919 16’ OT OTCA (made an appearance at this year’s Assembly) and had an issue with the canvas that comes and goes. Here’s what happened including facts that are either pertinent or potentially interesting: · Canvas was stretched on the hull...
  10. Colorado Bob

    Paint sources wood and canvas canoe

    Can anyone recommend a paint that I can purchase at a retail store or supplier for an wood and canvas canoe? I am restoring a 1940 Old Town 'Yankee Model' and have replaced the canvas and I'm ready to apply the canvas filler. I purchased 1.25 gallons of filler from Island Falls Canoe and it...
  11. P

    Micro-balloon Paint?

    I'm in the process of re-canvasing my 15' custom built. In the past I've played with a variety of sizing techniques. 1. Clay-based filler + marine paint 2. Searing canvas with torch + polyurethane + porch paint 3. Polyurethane + Porch Paint All of these techniques have held up well...
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