Hello Peter, Very interested to hear your further experience with Ultimate Sole as I too am considering it. Foster Adams ValkyrieMessage 1 of 32 , Jun 1, 2009View SourceHello Peter,Very interested to hear your further experience with Ultimate Sole as I too am considering it.Foster AdamsValkyrie
From: vanbeckump <vanbeckump@...>
Sent: Sunday, May 31, 2009 10:08:14 PM
Subject: [SabreSailboat] Ultimate Sole
I sprung for this stuff but haven't used it yet. I smell a rat though. Fist was the quart of Ultimate Sole "waterless cleaner" I bought for a price so high I have pushed it put of memory. The DSM or whatever you call the health sheet included states that it is >99% Naptha. Pretty expensive Naptha. The next suspicion is that the instructions say to wet sand the final coat of finish with 220 grit. I suspect that sanding gloss polyurethane with 220 might make it not so slippery too.
Have I paid big bucks for a non-slip technique printed on a can of ordinary polyurethane?
Peter van Beckum
Wow, great information Pete, thanks! ... -- DanMessage 32 of 32 , Jul 1View SourceWow, great information Pete, thanks!
On Mon, Jul 1, 2013 at 1:50 PM, Peter Tollini <sabre30@...> wrote:
I've gotten to know Daly's varnish guru in Seattle from refinishing my interior with SeaFin last year. I just asked him about the US dilemma. He said, "That's easy - take any good polyurethane and add some boiled linseed oil to it. That will give you a softer finish. I'm sure that's how the Ultimate Sole folks did it. We've been doing that for years."He said 3-4 tablespoons per quart is a good place to start. I'm going to start with a quart of poly and a scrap piece of plywood and try it plain, then after adding 2 tbsp, then more until it's right.So much for magic formulas.Pete
On Mon, Jul 1, 2013 at 11:47 AM, Dave Lochner <davelochner@...> wrote:
Before Ultimate Sole went out of business, I talked one of the owners. As he explained it, US was a polyurethane finish that was a bit softer and therefore "stickier" than modern formulations that are harder and more durable. You could probably overcoat the US with any decent quality polyurethane.Dave
On Jul 1, 2013, at 9:49 AM, Dan Trainor wrote:
What if I have to put another top coat refreasher on several years from now? I would not have any Ulitimate Sole product left to use. And anyway I don't know what the product is or what it is compatible with. Maybe someone else knows.
On Thu, Jun 27, 2013 at 1:14 PM, jack horner <captbluwater@...> wrote:
I have used Ultimate Sole on my S 28 deck I just love the results , and the stuff is bullet proof.. Yes use it as a top coat !To bad its not made any more.. Lee Nicholas
From: walkabout193 <lbertaux@...>
Sent: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 12:19 PM
Subject: [SabreSailboat] Re: Ultimate Sole
I tried Bristol Finish for my cabin sole a few seasons back. Its a two part polyurethane. Seems to be a fairly durable and hard finish. We're not particularly protective of our sole and I'd say it has done a decent job. Use with proper ventilation and solvent masks if you decide to apply this product. Fumes are fairly noxious.
--- In Sabresailboat@yahoogroups.com, Dan Trainor <dptrainor@...> wrote:
> I have a question. I put on the Ultimate Sole "Sanding Sealer" coats a
> couple years ago but have not yet put on Ultimate Sole Poly top coat.
> Should I use my can of Ultimate Sole Poly for top coats or would it be
> better to use something else like those listed above?
> On Mon, Jun 24, 2013 at 10:58 PM, Phillip Shepard <
> phillipshepard97@...> wrote:
> > **
> > They went out of business several years ago. My understanding is that
> > any polyurethane is compatible. I remember reading somewhere that Ultimate
> > Sole was really an old polyurethane formula. I have heard recommendations
> > on Cabot Oil poly, Fabulon, Daly's Floor Finish, and Waterlox. Someone
> > recommended 1850 fast drying poly. I would prefer to follow the advise of
> > someone on this forum as most of us are looking for the best product.
> > Phil