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Removing glue/silicone from mahogany


Probably a simple question for many of you here ...

I removed the old styrofoam that was glued to the bottom of the icebox lid on my Cal 28 ...

I want to sand and revarnish the lid ... but there are thick gobs of what looks like clear silicone and some type of glue that was holding it on ...

Any idea of the best way to remove this ... without harming the wood?

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If it is silicone you won't remove it all without sanding, changing paper often.

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the lid should be insulated and weather stripped. Assuming you get the old glue off.

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If the wood is smooth, one of those scrapers that a razor blade slots into might work. If the wood isn't smooth, it will keep catching.

You could also try heating the stuff with a hair dryer and scraping.

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