Woodwork discolouration

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Woodwork discolouration

Postby Peetee » Sat Jul 10, 2010 6:38 pm

I am sanding down the wood on the traveller and the varnish is coming away well but there dark blotchy staining in places which I believe is fungal in cause. The car had been dry stored for 30 years and arrived in my garage dry and there is no sign of softness in the wood so I don't think there is any danger that it's recent contamination. Can anyone reccommend a treatment to remove this discolouration?
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Re: Woodwork discolouration

Postby aupickup » Sat Jul 10, 2010 6:41 pm

real lemon juice will take out dark spots

better than chemicals

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Re: Woodwork discolouration

Postby bmcecosse » Sat Jul 10, 2010 7:41 pm

Officially - the recommendation is Oxalic Acid I believe - but the lemon juice (Citric Acid) sounds good! Then Cuprinol 5 Star wood treatment - I gave mine loads of this ! Make sure the drain holes under the side windows stay clear.
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Re: Woodwork discolouration

Postby aupickup » Sat Jul 10, 2010 8:47 pm

lemon juice has been used in the trade for many years

it is a lot kinder to the fibres of the timber

and the best protection you can give the wood is woodguard, it is the best preservative for timber, then you can apply what ever finish you want

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Re: Woodwork discolouration

Postby Chipper » Sun Jul 11, 2010 12:46 pm

Yacht chandlers sell a product based on oxalic acid which is very effective. Alternatively, E-bay lists quite a few products:
http://shop.ebay.co.uk/?_from=R40&_trks ... Categories
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Re: Woodwork discolouration

Postby aupickup » Sun Jul 11, 2010 1:17 pm

lemon is cheaper and it does work
try it first then if you find it does not work then spends pounds on chemicals and destroying the cell structure of the timber
why is everyone so obsessed with these chemicals

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Re: Woodwork discolouration

Postby PSL184 » Sun Jul 11, 2010 3:22 pm

Listen to Dennis (aupickup) - He is a cabinet maker by trade so should know what he is talking about :wink:
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Re: Woodwork discolouration

Postby billlobban » Sun Jul 11, 2010 4:06 pm

aupickup wrote:real lemon juice will take out dark spots

better than chemicals
Dennis is supermarket lemon juice what you are meaning? Brushed on? washed off? how long to dry. Just in the middle on mine and had decider to give up trying cos its so bad

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Re: Woodwork discolouration

Postby aupickup » Sun Jul 11, 2010 4:46 pm

needs to be real lemon juice from real lemons
and yes squeeze the juice onto the dark patch, and leave, then rinse off, may need several apps

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Re: Woodwork discolouration

Postby billlobban » Sun Jul 11, 2010 5:46 pm

Thanks Dennis - I'll give it a try in the morning
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Re: Woodwork discolouration

Postby bmcecosse » Sun Jul 11, 2010 8:15 pm

You can use the remains in your G &T Bill.........

Who makes/sells 'woodguard' Dennis ???
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Re: Woodwork discolouration

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Re: Woodwork discolouration

Postby bmcecosse » Sun Jul 11, 2010 10:11 pm

Agggghhh - C'est Francais!
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Re: Woodwork discolouration

Postby aupickup » Sun Jul 11, 2010 10:28 pm

la produit c`est tres bonne

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Re: Woodwork discolouration

Postby bmcecosse » Sun Jul 11, 2010 10:39 pm

Mais peut-être très cher !
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Re: Woodwork discolouration

Postby aupickup » Sun Jul 11, 2010 10:52 pm

mais ouis


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