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If that surface is crazing, the foundation is dead. It's time to take the heat gun and scraper to it before ya start getting water stains. Get the "Brightwork Companion" for info on how to do it right. Typically, a well done varnish finish will last 10+ years before ya have to strip it, with just annual single maintenance coats and light sanding.
However, if you want to check how deep the checks go, you can sand a piece, wet it down and see if the cracks disappear. You have to wet sand with 240+ the last stage to get it smooth enough to see. Otherwise, all you'll see are sanding cuts.
Last edited by CharlieCobra; 12-17-2007 at 11:47 AM.