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 Post subject: Snowshoe Question
PostPosted: 15 Mar 2007, 10:01 
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What do you folks use to seal your snowshoes? I put a couple coats of varnish on mine each summer, but they get a lot of use and the varnish doesn't seem to hold up as long as it should. I'm wondering if something like polyurethane would give them a stronger finish??? The newer aluminum shoes are probably the way to go, but I'm partial to the old style wood frames and don't want to switch. Any ideas?


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PostPosted: 17 Mar 2007, 12:00 
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I don't know if it would hold up any better, but I have used shellac on mine, it might be a little more flexible and not crack off. I have not used varnish so have not compared them.

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PostPosted: 17 Mar 2007, 14:06 
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You might just have something there. I'll try it. My Girlfriend told me if I spent less time on my snowshoes, the finish would last longer. I like your idea better. :wink:

Thanks Catskinner.


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PostPosted: 11 Apr 2007, 06:36 
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I use polyurethane, its waterproof. Of course I haven't used my snowshoes in quite a while now. I wish we would get some snow one of these years.

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PostPosted: 11 Apr 2007, 13:06 
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I like my Tubbs aluminum frames, but my father always used polyurethane on wooden frames.


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PostPosted: 11 Apr 2007, 19:36 
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Thanks for the info guys.


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