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anyone familiar with refinishing wood trim? the lacquer coating has deteriorated. I will refinish it later but first i have to learn how to do it.

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I second what rumb said. I put out a lengthy one myself a few years ago, as have some other folks.

That coating is just about like clear plastic - it's tough. When I redid all my wood, I used paint remover, and even then it took a while to come up. Recommend NOT using anything more stout than a plastic scraper though, or you risk scraping the wood. I used marine grade stain and sealant, after reading how less stout stuff (indoor use only?) would deteriorate much much more swiftly in the more extreme conditions of a car interior.
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I second what rumb said. I put out a lengthy one myself a few years ago, as have some other folks.

That coating is just about like clear plastic - it's tough. When I redid all my wood, I used paint remover, and even then it took a while to come up. Recommend NOT using anything more stout than a plastic scraper though, or you risk scraping the wood. I used marine grade stain and sealant, after reading how less stout stuff (indoor use only?) would deteriorate much much more swiftly in the more extreme conditions of a car interior.
Thanks, i searched google. and read about the process. but found only what was used.. read about polyurethane lacquer, and clear enamel.
i will definitely look for marine grade.most of the clear topcoat has flaked off.. i will just go over with a light sand paper and stain then clear coat.
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Don't sand it. The exterior is a paper-thin veneer and you'll go through it in no time. 0000-grade steel wool is a better bet.

Here's a good write up (though a slightly different model):

W108 Wood Refinishing | JaimeKop.com
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