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A couple of cabin sole questions
I'm going to attempt to save this cabin sole before replacing it. It's a purely decorative teak and holly veneer. The boat was on the hard under a tree before I got it and had a leak in the companion way. Some dirty water leaked in put some dark stains on the sole. The water then froze and lifted part of the sole in a few corners, the worst being about a foot long by 2-3 inches wide.
The plan is to use a steam iron and some heavy weight to get it to flatten back out and glue it. I'm not sure what I should use to glue it back down? Looks like a type of caulking was used. Maybe some sort of 3M goop? I'm concerned about not getting it back far enough and end up with a bubble. I thought epoxy might be better, but I'm a little worried about one adhesive allowing the wood to move more than another resulting in a split. Maybe use a wire coat hanger to shove some as far back as possible.
For the stains, I tried some wood cleaner for teak with a scrub brush but the stains are stubborn and didn't even lighten. I'm not sure what else I can use on it? There's no finish on the wood, it's only been oiled. And ideas on that one?
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