My wife re-did the finish on our cabinets a couple of years ago. Basically they were old pine kitchen cabinets with a polyurethane finish on them. No big deal as they were nothing out of the ordinary. Anyway, she sanded the finish off the fronts, doors and drawers, then painted everything with a standard latex household paint. When she was done, she didn't like that the paint didn't have a shiny gloss. She experimented by applying two coats of polyurethane over the finish, sanding with fine steel wool between each coat, and boy what a difference it made. Cabinets turned out beautiful!
Well, this got me to thinking. I know this question goes against all garden tractor paint finish rules, but what would it hurt to apply polyurethane over our color finish instead of using a clear coat? Polyurethane is durable, gives a nice gloss finish, can be waxed if needed, and comes in easy to use spray cans. Has anybody ever tried it? I'm just curious to see how well it held up if someone did.
I'm thinking I might try it, at least on my fiberglass hoods. Don't know that I'm willing to give it wherl on the steel finishes, but since polyurethane is durable, it might be good for helping to strengthening the hoods.
Give me some of your thoughts. Hopefully this idea won't ruin my reputation!
Edited by johndeereelfman, January 15, 2013 - 08:20 PM.