I offered to take a look a large oak door (6 panel with ornate molding
framing the panels) that someone (the owner) had damaged by trying to
remove the adhesive from left over tape. . .Eek! What we have here is
about 4-5 2-3" areas with absolutely no finish on them.
On urethane varnish, I would simply say unequivocably strip the varnish
and do it over again. But doing a little reading, McCloskey's Spar is a
phenolic varnish, so I have a little question: is it possible to spot
repair such phenolic varnish with any success?
It is a clear finish so I suggest you not strip but feather back an inch or
so and lay in new coats. With 220 to 400 sanding between you should be able to
get perfect match. One more thing, you might want to coat whole door for last
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