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Mar 27, 2004, 01:31 AM
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What paint should I use to finish field box?

The manual that came with the field box kit recommends polyester resin or epoxy paint however, I'd prefer a less toxic finish.

Would a water borne acrylic polyurethane (E.g. Minwax or Varathane) work? Would it be at least partially fuel proof?
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Mar 27, 2004, 03:50 AM
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I would use acrilic paint. Something with a glossy finish.
Mar 27, 2004, 05:29 AM
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Polyurathane (floor varnish) is one of the most fuel proof and durable finishes there is.
Mar 27, 2004, 07:05 AM
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Minwax Helmsman Spar Urethane
Fuel and UV resistant...bootiful too
Mar 27, 2004, 04:24 PM
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I dunked a sample that had been treated with a water-base polyurethane into some raw glow-fuel. After a couple hours the acrylic finish was soft and easily peeled off. Don't recall the brand.

Best to use the smelly polyurethane.

Jim R