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Old 01-11-2015, 17:14   #1
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Is this white stuff which looks like old wax imbedded in the teak removable by sanding?


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Re: White on teak

That looks like old finish that deteriorated, but was not taken off, probably, because it was below the sanding surface. Hard to tell, but from what I can see, it looks like the grain is deeper in areas. Also if it not old finish, it could be the soft part of the tree, or sap wood. The only thing you can do is try sanding and see what happens, or try scraping a little to see what is does.
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Re: White on teak

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That looks like some varnish which has lost its grip on the teak. Yes, sand it down, or scrape it, then sand. Re-varnish. How many coats you use will depend partly on your patience. If you want a smooth appearance, it will take many coats to fill the valleys where the soft part of the grain is.

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