This Gloss waterborne varnish coating dries and cures to very hard, clear film at room temperature without the use of secondary catalysts. Used on the tables on Catalinas built from 1995 until approximately 2007.
• Multiple coats can be applied within a 24-hour period for faster job completion.
• Is thinned with distilled water.
• Can be cleaned up with basic tap water.
• Formulated for spray, brush or pad application for ease of use.
1) Finishing a table with a gloss varnish is a time intensive process requiring a dust free environment. Any dust present can lead to "fish eyes" in the table finish, which in turn requires that the table be sanded down and the process restarted. Tables often receive 8 to 10 coats of varnish before completion, which allows for many instances of contamination.
2) Catalina Yachts used Target Coatings gloss finishes on boats built in both California and Florida beginning in 1995 until it changed in 2007 to a product by Alternative Finishes.
3) Naturally, when attempting a touch-up repair, the color of the original varnish will have changed. The repair may be visible unless the entire panel is refinished. It is wise to test your touch-up in an out of the way area to discover if you like the appearance before tackling the entire job. If you are not the original owner of the boat, the test area may also alert you of any incompatibilities between products used by previous owners and the new product, which may require removal of the previous finish before proceeding.
4) This product can be used on earlier boats that were finished with different waterborne varnishes which were used starting in the late 80's and are no longer available. The entire panel or section of the boat will need to be refinished, especially if switching from an older Satin finish to the newer gloss finish.