Refinishing Paddles

Discussion in 'Wooden Boat Building and Restoration' started by ancient kayaker, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. ancient kayaker
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    ancient kayaker aka Terry Haines

    I have several varnished paddles that need refinishing but I do not know whether they were previously finished using polyurethane or regular spar varnish. Is there a reliable way to determine the previous finish, or alternatively can I safely use polyurethane varnish over any type of varnish?
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