Cedar boat refinishing

by Dave W.
(Poland, OH)

I have a 13 ft cedar run-about that was built in the late 50's - early 60's.

Some of the old finish (not sure what it is) on the bow, will not come off w/ light sanding, scraping.

Because cedar is a soft wood, I don't want to sand it too aggressively.

Is there a stripper I can use to remove this finish, w/o harming the wood?

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Aug 03, 2013
by: cal

Home hardware or call a paint supplier.

I have had great luck with going green, they're the ones with flowers on them.

You may have to do more than one app but the cedar is resilient and you just keep washing it down, its cheep do a test and go, have a cup of tea.

If there are dents sand them clean if you have control of making a berm or mold around the area or flat surface there are sum durable hobby epoxy kits over night and sand and the dents disappear its like magic if bubbles appear a lite flame with propane torch they disappear.
Have fun

Apr 27, 2013
paint remover
by: Philippe d'Aniere

Any paint remover (Home Depot) will do the job .

I am restoring a 1959 ski boat > plywood builded
tceap construction but beautiful.

Work great!

Philippe d'Aniere

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