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Varnish Stains on fiberglass
|Author||Topic: Varnish Stains on fiberglass|
posted 07-10-2001 01:35 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 07-10-2001 02:01 PM ET (US)
Try E-Z off ovencleaner, lemon scent is nice. Takes off about anything but won't hurt the gel.
posted 07-10-2001 03:47 PM ET (US)
What about removing old sloppy epoxy drips?
What can I use for that?
posted 07-10-2001 04:06 PM ET (US)
razor blade as close as you can then try EZ off or wet sand it. I doubt acetone but try it.
posted 07-10-2001 05:44 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 07-11-2001 11:27 AM ET (US)
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.
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