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Polyurethane glued teak trim removal
PSC and Sailnet Gurus . . .
I'd like to remove the teak trim pieces in the cockpit on each side of the companionway so I can completely revarnish them and so I can remove the teak seahood and revarnish that as well. It looks like the trim pieces (i.e., that hold the washboards in place) are not only screwed in, but polyurethane glued as well (from the factory). Do you have any recommendations on how to cleanly deal with the glue without damaging either the teak or the fiberglass its glued to?
I have Boatlife Release Adheasive and Sealant Remover, and I'm aware of Debond Marine Formula as well, but it seams like it'd be quite a chore to get these to penetrate the tight space between the fiberglass and the trim. I also have a heat gun and various sharp knives I could attempt to use for the job.
Can anyone recommend the "best" approach?