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Re: HELP! - restoring 1940s mahogany cabinet

Posted By: Michael L. Norton <Restora7@aol.com> (cache-rh03.proxy.aol.com)
Date: 6/29/4 20:41

In Response To: Re: HELP! - restoring 1940s mahogany cabinet (James Schooley)

I agree with James, you have taken on a daunting project for your first time. I would like to recommend a couple of alternative products and tips that could be of help. Klean Strip KS-3 Premium stripper is a thick brushable paste and widely available. As an alternative to lacquer thinner as a solvent for cleaning off the stripper and finish, try denatured alcohol, it has the same drying effect and is far less intoxicating. Like James said, let the stripper do the work. One more thing I would like to add if you have not done so already, is to disassemble everything possible, remove the doors, hinges, handles etc. and strip individual pieces or sections. Finish it first than put the hardware back on and assemble it. And don't worry about the glass, to much, it can be thoroughly cleaned when your finished. I am wondering what kind of stain and finish you intend on using. Good luck.

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