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Re: ironing out dents in wood?

Posted By: James Schooley <jschooleyfamily@earthlink.net> (pmspen1-158.rconnect.com)
Date: 7/29/2 02:15

In Response To: Re: ironing out dents in wood? (Jim Cole)

We remove dents from wood that has a finish with the tip of a soldering gun, if the location is small and delicate. This allows the repair to be made somtimes without removing any finish and no large blush results. A few small cuts through the finish with an xacto or similar knife will allow the steam to pass by the finish also. If the finish is a poly type you are in even better luck as it won't blush. The steam is the thing you want, and the cloth should be cotton, thin and smooth, not fuzzy, try to use the tip of your iron or what ever you have to concentrate the steam at the source of the problem. If the finish is old, pre 1955, it is most likely shellac, and that can be deblushed with a spray shellac or even hair spray, since that is what hair spray is. Let it dry for a day before repairing the finish, some paste wax would cover some of these quite easily, good luck, James

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