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Old 06-19-2005, 12:56 PM   #1
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How do you polish veneer?

Hello everyone.

We have a '75 Excella 500 that has a type of veneer on all of the cabinets, refrigerator, etc. I've tried using pledge on it, but it has no affect .

Does anyone have a suggestion about how to brighten up this 'woodwork?'

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Old 06-19-2005, 01:39 PM   #2
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Pledge, or a similar product, would also work.
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Hello everyone.
We have a '75 Excella 500 that has a type of veneer on all of the cabinets, refrigerator, etc. I've tried using pledge on it, but it has no affect .
Does anyone have a suggestion about how to brighten up this 'woodwork?'
Mitch

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In the old days it would be done with a coat or three of Carnuba Paste Wax.
A lot of work but you get a nice deep satin glow from the wood.
You will have to clean the wood using something like Murphy's oil soap.
Paste wax enough coats to get the deep look of the wood. Then you can maintain it over the year using Lemon Oil, rubbed dry.
Wood workers in general put the Poo Poo on Pledge because it will leave a coat of gook that collects dirt.
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question- is this wood veneer or the Airstream vinyl wood or aluminum type stuff? I use a vinyl restorer stuff on my veneer, as it is not wood. On my real wood areas I have used a treatment of oil which seemed to restore the finish well. Tung oil.
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Clarification

Now that I've been taught the difference between 'real wood veneer' and 'vinyl wood' I believe I have the vinyl wook variety. Does this alter the already great advice offered by you all?

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