A note for anybody who tries this: Wear some thick gloves. The stripper burned through latex pretty quickly, and nitrile after about 10 minutes. This stuff needs to be taken seriously. Once you get it on some skin, it just keeps burning.
I'm debating whether I should stain the wood, or just put the urethane finish over it. It will look a lot more real without the stain, but the color might be kind of ugly. Guess I'll have to play around with this stuff until I find something I like.
Now my wife is really going to think i'm crazy. She has a Maxima that doesn't have all the luxury amenities that we have and so she is going to feel slighted.[:(!]
Oh well. I guess i'm a little[}:)]
Tell her it's Father's Day and you deserve it.
While you have the wood off, vacuum away years of accumulated debris. It'll be twice as rewarding when you put it back together, knowing that what's concealed under the surface is just as new and rejuvenated.
Minwax also sells touchup pens which are very useful if the stain came out uneven or if you are only looking for a spot repair.
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