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Old 02-25-2014
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Re: Remove Varnish from Teak Caulk

Originally Posted by GMFL View Post
The heat makes the caulk soft (of course) and the caulking, when scraped, tends to roll. The varnish doesn't come off too well.

Anyone have a trick or suggestion to remove that varnish?
Other than removing a 1/4" or so of caulking with a seam rake and re-doing it later.. no.

If they'd used something like pitch (a.k.a deck glue) to caulk the seams, it would have just melted and reformed, requiring perhaps only a little trimming later - but since it looks like they've used something more modern, methinks you're stuck.
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