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Polyurethane or Thompsons Wood protector?
titan7
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Joined: Jun 27, 2006
Posts: 2
Posted: 2006-06-27 10:49 pm   Permalink

First post,
I have a palm Tiki that I would like to keep in good condition. Will Mini wax Spray Poly do the trick vs brushing on Thompsons?

thanks!


 
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rodeotiki
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Joined: Jan 21, 2004
Posts: 1513
From: calgary
Posted: 2006-06-28 6:32 pm   Permalink

I have not used minwax or thompsons water before, but I have used spar varnish or also known as marine varnish. I bought mine at home depot and its made by berr (sp?).
Good luck and post pics....


 
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Basement Kahuna
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Joined: Oct 14, 2002
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2006-06-28 7:58 pm   Permalink

Whatever you put on it, especially if it is a cabbage palm, you need to slather on until it's soaked into the outer layers. Especially the spongy part in the middle of the cut ends...

 
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titan7
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Joined: Jun 27, 2006
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Posted: 2006-06-28 11:00 pm   Permalink

Thanks!!

It's made of Coco Palm, I will try some Poly on it this weekend. I live in So. CA and only keep the tiki poles in the backyard from May to Oct. Once we get rain they come in the house. I don't need super protection.

I only have a small collection of (9) tiki masks, poles, half poles.

They range from the masks I picked up at Home Depot a couple years ago to the nice monkey pod wood pieces I got in Maui last fall, and my latest 4.5 foot tiki.

Lot's of nice info here.


 
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Loki
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Joined: Nov 04, 2005
Posts: 541
From: Boca Raton, FL
Posted: 2006-06-29 05:12 am   Permalink

I have found the spray is just not thick enough on a large raw piece. Like BK said, the palms will soak it up so be generous with it. I often use the spray as a quick in between coat. In hot sunny Florida, you have to coat often.

 
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