Several people have admired the finish on the turbine in my recent post about Ivan Juretic’s turbine, so I asked for details. Here is what he told me:
Hi Hugh!The blades and wooden parts of the tail are painted with a transparent polyurethane bi-component glossy varnish “Wood gloss” of Veneziani company.I have been using this product for many years and I have a really great experience with it. It intensifies the beauty of wood and is extremely resistant to atmospheric agents over years, but is quite demanding for the application.It is recommended to be applied in many coats, we’ve applied 10 times with brush, and in between coats the surface need to be over and over abrade with fine sanding paper.All metal parts are galvanized and then yet protected with two layers of high quality coating based on modified epoxy “Hempel’s Selecta Metalni Efekt DTM”.This paint is easy to aplicate with air spray, and the painted surface looks great with some twinkling sheen. We applied this paint also on the plywood part of th tail.Some may say it’s all together too much, an exaggeration, but like what you said, and I believe, attention to the detail is always paying off.In the attachment I’m sending to you Data sheets of both paints what we used and some additional pictures of the painting job!All the best.