[concours] Woodwork

I’ve just bought a 420G with fairly run down woodwork. It’s mostly in
good condition, just needs the remains of the old varnish removed and
then refurbishment.

How do I remove the old varnish without damaging the veneer?
Should I add colouring to the timber before resealing?
What varnishes are recommended?

Regards Peter Smith

Hi, Pete -

Nice car (I had a 4.2 Mark 10, myself).

Renuzit liquid stripper works well, followed by Valspar spar varnish id
you’re a purist, or Minwax Varithane polyurethane if you want it to last
forever! I wouldn’t add coloring, unless it’e been bleached by the sun.

For the good of the leather, try to dis-assemble and remove the wood prior
to refinishing it!

Others’ opinions may differ.

Good luck!

Larry Schear
Twin Cam, Inc.

At 08:48 PM 9/13/99 +1000, you wrote:>I’ve just bought a 420G with fairly run down woodwork. It’s mostly in

good condition, just needs the remains of the old varnish removed and
then refurbishment.

How do I remove the old varnish without damaging the veneer?
Should I add colouring to the timber before resealing?
What varnishes are recommended?

Regards Peter Smith

Peter,

I’m sure you will get lots of input. Having done it several times
myself, first let me say, DON’T Sand IT!!!

The layer of veneer is paper thin, literally. You can go right through
it.

What I did was lots of paint/varnish remover and lots of 0000 steel wool
and lots of time. Don’t get in a hurry.

Once you have it all off, you need a dust free environment. Who do you
know with a paint booth. It is worth $100 to have it sprayed and have it
come out beautiful and dust free.

Steve

Denver

Steve Kennedy wrote:

Peter,

I’m sure you will get lots of input. Having done it several times
myself, first let me say, DON’T Sand IT!!!

many thanks, I’ll start from the left rear corner so by the time I get
to where I can see it my technique should be better.

Regards Peter Smith

Larry Schear wrote:

Hi, Pete -

Nice car (I had a 4.2 Mark 10, myself).

Renuzit liquid stripper works well, followed by Valspar spar varnish id
you’re a purist, or Minwax Varithane polyurethane if you want it to last
forever! I wouldn’t add coloring, unless it’e been bleached by the sun.

For the good of the leather, try to dis-assemble and remove the wood prior
to refinishing it!

Others’ opinions may differ.

Good luck!

Larry Schear
Twin Cam, Inc.

many thanks, I’ll start at the left rear so by the time I get to where I
see the result I should have my technique worked out.

Regards Peter Smith