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 Post subject: epifanes - local source?
PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 9:50 pm 
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does anyone know where i can buy Epifanes locally?

thanks.


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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 11:52 pm 
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I've bought it before at west marine near 16 mile and Rochester Rd.
I usually buy using Amazon Prime... slightly better pricing and only 2 days shipped.

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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 3:17 pm 
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DZ, How much do you need. I have an unopened qt. that you can have today.

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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 3:19 pm 
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a qt would get me started, happy to buy it from you.... thanks dan.


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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 6:10 pm 
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you got it. Give me a call and we can make arrangements.


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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 7:10 pm 
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Dave
I also have some that you are welcome to have. It's two partially used qts. Together prob is easily 3/4 qt if not more.
I used it about 9 months ago on some chairs. I just checked the cans and they look good.
I also have a qt of the woodfinish matte from epifanes. Never opened it. Was meant for this same project but decided to stick with the gloss. I also couldn't bring myself to doing any more coats!!!!!
Welcome to that also.

Alan


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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 7:13 pm 
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Though it depends on what your definition of local is but it looks like the west marine in Taylor has a few and the Troy location has 7.

Alan


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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 8:09 pm 
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alan - thanks. if those are viable, and open, heck yes, i can burn them on my screen doors. come up with a fair price, and tell me how to get them, i'll use them.

thanks!

---dz


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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 8:26 pm 
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You can just have them. I don't know what I would have used them on anyways.
Do you want the matte one also?


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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 8:28 pm 
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i'll pay you for it... and yeah, i can use it. thanks.


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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 8:54 pm 
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I'll email you a little later tonight and we can figure out the details.


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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 4:23 pm 
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I've never used any Epifanes products and am wondering what makes them worth the price? I've used General Finishes Arm-R-Seal and like it but thought it was a little pricey for routine use.

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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 6:39 pm 
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This is from Epifanes web site.

Epifanes Clear Varnish, known around the world, is considered the ultimate in high gloss finish. This traditional marine varnish is based on tung oil, phenolic-modified alkyd resins and maximum U.V. absorbers. It has outstanding protection for all marine and household woods and can be applied to Interior and exterior woods above the waterline. It offers superior flow and durability. In addition, it has excellent flexibility and water resistance in all climate conditions.

Ask anyone who has ever used Epifanes High Gloss Clear Varnish and you will learn why it is considered to be the world's best spar varnish.


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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 7:21 pm 
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arm-r-seal is a wonderful product, but not for outside use. epifanes is known as the "king" of "spar varnishes" - superior UV protection. but, expensive, stinky, thick and hard to spread, glossy... somewhat soft... you know, all of the things that makes spar varnish spar varnish.

i'm using it to topcoat cedar doors. right now they have teak oil, that's long-since cured... the doors will get scuffed up a bit, and 4+ coats of epifanes for outside protection.

---dz


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