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UV protection for open pore sycamore

819 Views 3 Replies 3 Participants Last post by  firehawkmph

The car has an open pore sycamore dash. As you can see from the picture from another forum member, it starts to degrade. This is entirely by intent by the manufacturer.

However I'd prefer to protect mine from UV and heat and whatnot. I'm aware it won't last forever but I'd like to slow the ravages of time and the sun as much as possible.

What product can I use that won't alter the wood color or the Matt sheen too much?

So far teak oil and Anytime Clean And Polish with UV protection have been suggested. I'm looking for advise from the pros in here.



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Thanks for the reply! I guess I'm unsure about how to treat the wood - without varnishing it. I don't want to change the appearance at all. I could handle a shade darker but I don't want it to be dark and shiny like a Victorian sideboard. Wouldnt the shellac create a high gloss finish?
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