Just got a job a little out of my normal area, Cedar chest that got flash
burned in a house fire. All or the finish has bubbled and scorched on the
chest. You can see the outline of items that were laying on the top of the
chest as a burned and not burned outline. I took 000 steel wool and lacquer
thinner and tried washing it, no results, 000 and denatured alcohol seemed
to clean a couple of the worst area off down to the wood. a little 80 grit
sand paper brought out the color on those spots, so no trouble there.
Scorching around some of the case edges that will probably have to be planed
down. Seems like a straight forward "refinishing' job, but to be sure does
any one know of any problem areas I should watch out for? Stiff brush takes
off about 60% of old finish and can find no damage to wood (cracks etc,)
Back of chest (fiberboard) is a total lose and will be replaced. Glue
joints appear unaffected.