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So, I just yanked my once-varnished handrails off the boat, leaving some pre-historic BoatLife-esque stuff on the topsides, behind. Plan to do a refinish at home.
Q: (a few)
1. What do I do to clean it up (boat side)? Putty knife, ,followed by #220? I don't want to mess up outside the footprint of each leg, if that makes sense.
2. I'm guessing you guys will want me to drill big and epoxy. Okay, I'm down for that. How big should one drill? I put tape on the underside, fill with syringe...but how do you get it nice and flush, rather than flowing all over the topside?
3. Do I fill the holes on the handrails, too, so the screws tap in better?
4. Once the holes are filled, at least on the boat, how do I re-drill so that the boatside holes line with the railside holes?
5. Finally, somebody suggested SecaFlex (black?) rather than BoatLife for re-bedding. Do I really need this stuff, in black? And really finally, if it is black, how do you put the exact right amount of gunk on the boat so that you have a waterproof seal, without ugly stuff oozing out?
Thanks, guys, as always.