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gpjoe posted 11-12-2003 10:08 AM ET (US)   Profile for gpjoe  
I just finished the first step in sanding all the wood on my 90 Outrage with 80-100 grit sandpaper however I have one door that is giving me a hard time.Parts of the door but not all of the door has some type of residue from the prior owner.I keep on sanding and I cant get the smooth finish I'm looking for, the wood is softer because of this.What can I do to restore this stubborn door. Thanks
JayR posted 11-12-2003 11:00 AM ET (US)     Profile for JayR  Send Email to JayR     
A penetrating epoxy "wood" do the trick. :-)

Do a search on-line for "penetrating wood epoxy" and you'll find several sources.

gpjoe posted 11-12-2003 11:53 AM ET (US)     Profile for gpjoe    
Thanks JR, I will look it up and also take the door to my marine store for the expoxy. GPJOE
gpjoe posted 11-12-2003 12:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for gpjoe    
JAYR: After researching the use of expoxy I have determined that I need another solution. I might need some type of cleaner to remove the residue that has worked its way in to the wood.I have serched this web site and have been told that chemical cleaners soften the wood. I want to avoid softer wood.Any other suggestions would be appreciated. GPJOE
hauptjm posted 11-13-2003 11:01 AM ET (US)     Profile for hauptjm    
gpjoe,

I think the solution is based on what the "goo" is. If it's a petroleum-based oil, you need something that will dry it out, maybe denatured alcohol or acetone. Try the alcohol, soaking it good, and place it in a very dry place, even in the direct sunlight if possible. You might have to do it several times to get the desired effect. If it has really permeated the wood, then I don't know if you can effectively "dry" it out.

gpjoe posted 11-13-2003 02:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for gpjoe    
I want to read the directions on the acetone and then maybe try it. GPJOE
doobee posted 11-13-2003 11:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for doobee  Send Email to doobee     
Just a guess but if the door was ever refinished the goo could be clear polyurethane, or varnish with polyurethane in it. It is hard to remove and remains gummy.
gpjoe posted 11-14-2003 06:46 AM ET (US)     Profile for gpjoe    
It's weird because I'm only talking about 3 louvers on the door and the rest of the door is fine. There is not a lot of goo just enough to irate me while sanding. I could probaly ignor the problem however I'm picky. Thanks GPJOE

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