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Subject: [TowerTalk] Bamboo Quad Spreaders
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Date: Wed, 26 Dec 2007 18:58:11 -0500
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Hi Folks,

Santa brought me a dozen 40ft bamboo stalks freshly cut and ready for drying 
and UV sealing treatment.  

I'm looking for suggestions regarding the sealing paint/varnish material used.  

In the past 920 years ago) I used marine spar varnish which was mixed for 100% 
outdoors use...much has changed in the paint/varnish industry since then.  I 
have no idea what works today.  

I tried polyurethane on one element and it flaked away in a few years of 
exposure to the sun.

I'm also open to speader color ideas. I know from experience that people who 
paint their front doors black experience severe wood spliting, apparently from 
the excessive heat build-up when the doors are exposed to sunshine, so I think 
black is not a good color but what about silver, white, sky blue?

Thoughts are welcome,

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