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Chiltered varnish

June 27 2008 at 1:13 PM
James Brunette  (no login)

Response to Ha ha

Well here is an opinion I found on the net, after seeing the reference to chiltered varnish. I looked up the product, and it appears to have been taken off the market many years ago. I recall the preference around here is the Schooner 96 varnish by Interlux.



I have been using Epifanes for well over 15 years and never a problem.
The trouble with 'mineral spirits', is there is no standard as to what they are .
As in all mineral spirits are not created equal. Mineral spirits are for cleaning only .

I use Epifanes thinner when needed and I use plain old steam distilled turps, with no adverse effects. I use Petitt #120 thinner also with no adverse effects.

I avoid all WEST products for the same reasons I don't eat at McDonalds , drink Bud or use AOL. I feel they are all overpriced hype and no value for your good old US dollar .

Epifanes is not cheap , but it works better than all the rest .
If I could still get it , I would use Callahan's Chiltered varnish.

To me, WEST is for people who have Goodyear tires on their Crown Victoria because that is what they came with and the people at Ford must know something they don't know . It's like those little lunchs for kids with the crackers, cheeze and meat all in one little packet .

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