Moderated Discussion Areas
  ContinuousWave: Whaler Repairs/Mods
  Varnish Stains on fiberglass

Post New Topic  Post Reply
search | FAQ | profile | register | author help

Author Topic:   Varnish Stains on fiberglass
Garyelrod posted 07-10-2001 01:35 PM ET (US)   Profile for Garyelrod   Send Email to Garyelrod  
Has anyone had to remove varnish from fiberglass. The previous owner of the '73 Whaler I bought had varnished ( I guess it's varnish)the mahogany while still on the boat. Needless to say, there are brown stains inside on the fiberglass. I have just refinished the mahogany and I would like to remove these stains. I have tried acetone, it does not work. Also, as far as refinishing mahogany, I found from a previous posting and reply, use 30% penetrol as a thinner for the early coats. It goes on smooth and you have less brush drag. Foam brushes are definitely the way to go.
Thanks in advance for replies.
Gary Elrod
Bigshot posted 07-10-2001 02:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
Try E-Z off ovencleaner, lemon scent is nice. Takes off about anything but won't hurt the gel.
Outrage18 posted 07-10-2001 03:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for Outrage18  Send Email to Outrage18     
What about removing old sloppy epoxy drips?
What can I use for that?
Bigshot posted 07-10-2001 04:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
razor blade as close as you can then try EZ off or wet sand it. I doubt acetone but try it.
lhg posted 07-10-2001 05:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
Wet sanding will work to get rid of varnish stains also, as long as it's not in the non-skid. Begin with #2000. If that doesn't cut it, go down to #1500, then #1000, then #600 etc. Then you will have to sand your way back up the numbers.
Bigshot posted 07-11-2001 11:27 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bigshot  Send Email to Bigshot     
I like 1000 grit, then rubbing compund, then polishing compound, then 2 coats of wax. Problem is that spot will look BRAND new and you wil want to do your entire boat.

Post New Topic  Post Reply
Hop to:

Contact Us | RETURN to ContinuousWave Top Page

Powered by: Ultimate Bulletin Board, Freeware Version 2000
Purchase our Licensed Version- which adds many more features!
© Infopop Corporation (formerly Madrona Park, Inc.), 1998 - 2000.