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Bosmass posted 07-23-2003 09:22 AM ET (US)   Profile for Bosmass   Send Email to Bosmass  
I read PMUCCIOLO post (6/27/03) and the responses; will it work on a deck or flooring.
Here is my problem. In re-varnishing the mahogany on my Whaler I dripped varnish on the floor and now it has turned dark. The Whaler flooring is a textured surface and the varnish is on and in the textur. I’ve tried cleaners, paint remover, alcohol (denatured) and a scrub brush, but the stain is still there. What can I use to remove the stains?
TomsFoolery posted 07-23-2003 09:48 AM ET (US)     Profile for TomsFoolery  Send Email to TomsFoolery     
If all else fails,you can probably do what I recently did with several spots in the non-skid floor. I took a dental pick and spent several hours picking out what appeared to be dried epoxy or possibly varnish. Whatever it was had gotten brittle and I could chip small bits away. It turned out great with no damage but be prepared to spend some time as I had to go around each little knob from all directions. I bought the dental pick at a flea market. (Shipshewana,IN)Good Luck.
Jarhead posted 07-23-2003 11:44 AM ET (US)     Profile for Jarhead  Send Email to Jarhead     
Have you tried acetone?
Adam13Whaler posted 07-24-2003 08:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for Adam13Whaler  Send Email to Adam13Whaler     
Try MEK, it think it stands for Methonal Ethonal Ketone. You can get it at Home Depot. That stuff works wonders. Just use it in a well venilated area and NO SMOKING.
Bosmass posted 07-24-2003 08:46 AM ET (US)     Profile for Bosmass  Send Email to Bosmass     
Acetone seems to be the solvent, although it only works with elbow grease accompanied by Joe Constiglione’s play by play of the Red Sox game on the radio. There are still some faint areas of stain but I think after tonight’s scrubbing they’ll come out.
Thanks for the advice.

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