Originally Posted by Snowhere
You would have to recoat wood too, so I do not really see much of a difference there.
I don't see why you could not just use some fiberglass resin to recoat the oars.
Wood doesn't give you an itch just by touching it. But if you rub up against these fiberglass oars of ours....
I'm afraid if I coat them in resin, the plastic sleeves won't fit anymore. They are really tight as it is.
Cataract oars are built tough and designed to last. With proper care, you should never have a problem.
I'm finding out that proper care means refinishing them once a year.
Thanks for all the helpful suggestions everyone.
I went to the local auto paint store and got some two part epoxy clear in a rattle can. You put the hardner in the bottom of the can and have 8 hours to spray it. A friend sanded them and sprayed them and refinished them for me. (He paints for a living) I'll find out next week how they hold up. Deso/Gray.....here I come!!