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Old 10-02-2013, 07:17   #1
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Repair of woodwork (veneer) on Sailing vessel

I have some damage (chipped/dinged) to companionway woodwork (veneer) from hatch that bounced down companionway (I've attached 1 photo - actually a few more dings/chip then depicted in photo). Any thoughts / recommendations on how to optimize repair or recommendations on experts (ideally in Annapolis Md area) who might be able to help.

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Old 10-02-2013, 07:26   #2
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Re: Repair of woodwork (veneer) on Sailing vessel

It will need to be filled and then painted using an artists brush trying to match the grain. It will never be perfect but you can get it to the point where someone else will never notice the repair unless you point it out. I would try to find a filler that matches the color of the dark grain and then buy artists paint that comes close to the light grain. You or someone else is going to have to be an experienced paint artist to do this right.

Just using filler will leave a solid color patch which will be very obvious.

The scratch I see can be taken care of by rubbing some diluted varnish into it with a rag. The scratch will never go away completely but it will look better.
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Old 10-02-2013, 07:32   #3
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Re: Repair of woodwork (veneer) on Sailing vessel

I agree that a patch and camouflage strategy would be best especially if you plan long term cruising. Save the expensive cosmetic repairs for right before you sell the boat.
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Re: Repair of woodwork (veneer) on Sailing vessel

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, EF.
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