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Chemical Stripper for Wood

Discussion in 'Open Forum' started by ppine, Apr 14, 2020.

  1. ppine

    ppine Enthusiastic about Wooden Canoes

    I am using some Star 10 stripper I got from Noahs. Here in Nevada it dries out really fast even on a 60 degree day with no wind. It is supposed to "stay wet." I am removing old varnish on the inside of the hull. I can sand the ribs, but the planks between are going to take forever. Any ideas?

    Anyone use a heat gun to remove varnish?
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2020
  2. mccloud

    mccloud "Tiger Rag" back on the tidal Potomac

    Cover your stripper with Saran wrap, or the stretch-wrap plastic you get at a moving place like U-Haul. Let the stripper do its thing for maybe an hour, then scrape. It is probable that some spots will require a second application. TM..
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