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Re: Remove Varnish from Teak Caulk
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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