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PostPosted: Jan 16, 2003 5:07 am    Post subject: Slider Sealing Reply with quote

I'm just finishing my first slider and before I stick it in the water I wanted to know if any of you guys bothered using some sort of sealant on the timber to stop it warping or whatever may happen when it gets wet?

Its a floating slider made out of seasoned pine roofing timber if that helps, I looked for stuff at hardware store like marine decking varnish or exterior decking oil but its expensive. What about linseed oil? Or does it even need anything? Confused

Any help would be great
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PostPosted: Jan 16, 2003 6:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think most people are just painting it to help protect them.
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PostPosted: Jan 16, 2003 6:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats what I thought but a painter at work said i'd be better off oiling it cause paint would end up coming off when submerged? I thought an oil based paint would be fine.
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PostPosted: Jan 16, 2003 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think it will make that much of a difference now. More water is absorbed at the ends of 2x4's. So unless you can seal all that, it probably wouldn't be worth it, but then again if you have all winter to do this project - the extra oil wouldn't hurt and may offer some protection.

Post some pics of your slider! Show us how you built it.

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PostPosted: Jan 16, 2003 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd post them just confirm for me how, Do I have to post them on wakepics, then add then url of those into my post here for them to come up? I still can't upload straight from my computer can I?
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PostPosted: Jan 17, 2003 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah put them on wakepics and then use that url to post here
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PostPosted: Jan 17, 2003 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

we used treated lumber and it worked great in the water
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PostPosted: Jan 17, 2003 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Auctually, he doesn't have all winter to do seal it because his winter is the warm time of the year down in Austrailia.
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