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Old 04-28-2006, 09:30 AM   #1
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WOW! Great potential! HEE HEE

Starting the first big project today..My 70 Land Yacht is filled with great wood...but needs a lot of TLC...Anybody wanna share their process?...I need a good wood cleaner first to get the gook off...Then I thought I would stain and seal?

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Old 04-28-2006, 09:52 AM   #2
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Hi, there are others on here that can probably give you better ideas but here's my 2 cents first of all is it real wood or laminate we have a 75 and it's laminated. I'm in the antique business and strip a lot of wood my best experience's come with kutzit (wal-mart) and steel wool and of course rubber gloves many pair. Also have a lot of venalation.

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Old 04-28-2006, 09:58 AM   #3
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1970 cabinetry

I believe 1970 was the last year for real wood cabinets. not nearly the same as the plastic laminate wood look alike that was popular for the rest of the 70's

I have a 70 safari and most wood is in good condition. I've been getting good results from a quick pass of a orbital sander w/ 220 grit. what finish is left on the wood seems to be happy to release after 35 years of service.

I did try some finish and stain remover at first. it was nasty stuff and I don't hope to use it again.

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Old 04-28-2006, 10:22 AM   #4
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Hi Guys
Yes the wood is teak and yes I believe it was the last year for real wood, thats what i was told...some of the kitchen cabinets have kitchen gook and grease...what would you use to get rid of that?
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Old 04-28-2006, 04:03 PM   #5
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If they're just yucky with grime, try a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. They are absolutely amazing. You use only water and somehow....magic pulls off all the gunk. They have them at Home Depot. You will probably need several boxes because when they get filled with crud they start to deteriorate. I discovered them last summer. While on a "before Airstream" trip I saw them on motel maid carts. People who have to clean for a living use the most state of the art stuff. Also, there's a cleaner (also available at Home Depot) called Cabinet Magic (what's with all the magic?) It cleans and shines up the wood without drying it out.
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