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Old April 29, 2019, 15:54   #1
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Cleaning wood, saving rack #s?

I read some of the wood cleaning threads, but not sure I saw where some inch wood has been cleaned up without wiping out any painted rack numbers.
Any tips on best cleaning or refin method for this?
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Old April 29, 2019, 16:00   #2
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I've used straight BLO with good results. It carries lots of gunk away and livens up the wood, but leaves paint alone. YMMV
Might try a little bit on a Q-tip first.
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Good old fashioned cheap Vaseline "cleans" wood good enough without any damned chemical leaching of any original finish left under the verdigris.
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Old April 29, 2019, 20:42   #5
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Guess you'll have to mask the rack #. Not sure why it matters. Either just clean it up or finish it.
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