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51 5 Window Bed wood stain
#1283366 Fri Oct 12 2018 01:55 PM
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On my 49 3 window I used Boiled linseed oil on the Bed wood from Classic Parts. It stained when left out in the Rain. I just got Mar-K bedwood and plan to use Watco Exterior Wood Finish. Is this a mistake? Both trucks are garaged. Thanks Bill

Re: 51 5 Window Bed wood stain
49 3100 #1283368 Fri Oct 12 2018 02:05 PM
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If I remember correctly Mar-K has a comparison of different finishes somewhere on their website. Might be worth looking at.šŸ› 

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Re: 51 5 Window Bed wood stain
49 3100 #1283371 Fri Oct 12 2018 02:28 PM
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Yes, do as Martin suggestd.

Their best results were from a two/three coats of POR, followed by quality exterior semi-gloss house paint.
Follow carefully the recoat instructions from POR.

I had excellent results on 18' flatbed wood.

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Re: 51 5 Window Bed wood stain
49 3100 #1309044 Tue Apr 30 2019 03:16 PM
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I make wood decoys and I seal them with soar varnish before paint. Does anyone every use that on wood bed?

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Re: 51 5 Window Bed wood stain
JD1 #1309077 Tue Apr 30 2019 08:25 PM
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Never heard of "Soar Varnish"? Are you talking about "Spar" Varnish?

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