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Old 29th December 2012, 03:37 PM   #11
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Renron is providing some good suggestions under the caveat "Do No Harm". You have some exceptional veneer which is worth every effort to maintain.

I would add: Inspect the surface to determine the location of any bubbles or pops in the veneer surface. These areas should be carefully attended to by pressing and gluing to level rather than address with an oscillating sander as was suggested. Use a soft backing (such as foam or a sponge) in any area where the veneer remains elevated. You don't want to sand the veneer away when attempting to fix it.

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Old 29th December 2012, 04:44 PM   #12
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Ed, Very well said .
Regarding the orbital sander, I should have been more specific. Sorry. I was thinking of using it to remove some of the existing finish only. Try to leave the stain on the wood that is there now. Don't try to take it back to entirely new wood.
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Old 29th December 2012, 10:57 PM   #13
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I found a local restoration firm and fired them an e-mail. It might be a while with it being the New Year soon but we'll see what they say. I'm generally happy to try my hand at new jobs, but these are valuable subs and I don't want to mess up and wipe hundreds of pounds off their value...

I definitely appreciate all the advice though! THanks
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