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Old 6th Apr 2018, 8:44 pm   #1
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Default Removing water stains from wood cabinets

I am in the process of restoring a Marconi T26A which I bought at BVWTM Museum event on the 25th of March and despite it looking a bit sad it is now looking a lot better than expected.
Among other problems it had a round water mark on the top of the cabinet.
After a few unsuccessful cleaning attemps, I searched the internet for a solution and came across this video:

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-r...ood-furniture/

It took longer than suggested and had to increase the temperature of the iron a bit, but it worked!

I thought it may be useful to someone with a similar problem. I did a search, but could not find anything in the forum.
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Old 8th Apr 2018, 9:39 pm   #2
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Default Re: Removing water stains from wood cabinets

wipe with Methylated Spirit,then light with a match.I have done this and seen it work, the Granada cabinet guy who used to come around used this method.
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Old 15th Apr 2018, 6:26 pm   #3
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wipe with Methylated Spirit,then light with a match.I have done this and seen it work, the Granada cabinet guy who used to come around used this method.
If that guy wasn't "Ted de Pol" it was certainly someone who learnt his craft from him!

Ted was the Manchester regional polisher for GTVR in the 70s and perhaps the early 80s

Swore like a trooper, and liked to impress us with that meths party trick.

I never knew his surname, it was always "Ted de Pol".

<edit> Looks like I was reminiscing about Ted a couple of years ago
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!to...-y/GElpRf24k2k
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Old 16th Apr 2018, 5:48 pm   #4
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Default Re: Removing water stains from wood cabinets

sorry to sound thick but do you just let the meths burn off, or do you blow it out after a period?
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Old 16th Apr 2018, 6:23 pm   #5
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Yes that rings a distant bell,Manchester.Sorry,just wipe lightly the water stain and light,it should quickly go out.

If you use too much,then no worry you wont have woodworm either!
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