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post #1 of 5 Old 04-27-2010, 01:20 AM Thread Starter
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WHich do I do first??

A dumb question,,, I want to refinish and reglue an old asian style chair, am I correct to reglue it, then refinish it. WOn't any stripper or chemicals damage the glue??

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post #2 of 5 Old 04-27-2010, 07:03 AM
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Dipping will often loosen glue joints, brushing on stripper rarely hurts joints.

If the chair is falling apart from old glue, I would take it apart, strip it, then reassemble/glue it. If you are staining, be careful to wipe all excess glue from around joints.
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I would go with Just Bill. Disassembling the chair completely will make it much easier to strip and sand the parts and pieces. You can then glue it all back together, and once set up do any final sanding and refinish the chair to your tastes.

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I would re-glue and then re-finish. If the re-finish includes applying a surface stripper, hopefully it will remove visible glue.

A word from BTDT, when taking stuff apart, try to only disassemble what is necessary. Refitting a once glued joint can present a problem. In the removal process, or prepping the joint for gluing, the fitted surfaces of the joint can be damaged or changed that could affect the fit.

If the project is an entire chair, make a note on how it should be re-assembled. There may be a step by step sequence to get all the parts back together.






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Thanks to all, I'll keep ya posted

Thanks to each of you, I'm sure I'll be asking more questions,, Sincerely,,,


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I would re-glue and then re-finish. If the re-finish includes applying a surface stripper, hopefully it will remove visible glue.

A word from BTDT, when taking stuff apart, try to only disassemble what is necessary. Refitting a once glued joint can present a problem. In the removal process, or prepping the joint for gluing, the fitted surfaces of the joint can be damaged or changed that could affect the fit.

If the project is an entire chair, make a note on how it should be re-assembled. There may be a step by step sequence to get all the parts back together.






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