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Hi I'm building a custom "woodie" golf cart. Its and older cart and they dont make a wood kit for it so I will have to make my own. Does any one know what they use to finish the wood that they use on the hot rod woodies? Also what would be best to use? It has to be pretty thin to not look bulky on the cart. There isnt much to have to cover and I want to do it as cheap a possable. Could 1/4" plywood be used and sealed good enough to not separate? It wont be sitting out in the weather all of the time but I want it to be durable.

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Hydrocoat makes a finish that is rated Marine Grade (I've used it but not for an outdoor item)

On my outdoor furniture that I sell, I use McCloskey's Outdoor Deck preservative (its wax, mineral spirits, anti UV, anti fungal). Works great, $16.gl must be renewed twice or so per yr.

As far as wood goes, if you use a ply, I'd suggest an outdoor rated with as many ply as possible (not AC Fir or construction types with 3 layers)
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